So it's been about an eon since I've been to my blog, let alone posted. I get emails every other day or so reporting that someone in Russia (I can only assume from their interesting word choice) is making spammy comments here, but alas, not even that has seemed to be enough to bring me back.
Life with two kids is one thing for sure: BUSY. I think the best possible birth control would be to let horny teenagers take care of a grown up household for two full days. That'll make you keep your pants on.
So I just thought I'd pop in and say hello, and let ya'll know (I've had a beer, there's my year in Texas coming out) that my favorite place to shop, Thrift Town, is having a 50% off sale on Memorial Day. I was just there last weekend and scored a pair of linen Banana (thanks Gwen Stefani for helping me never misspell that word) Republic linen shorts for $2.99, and a similarly priced pair of Ralph Lauren white Bermuda shorts. Why am I glad that I shop at Thrift Town? Because the first time I wore those white shorts, I stupidly handed my 1 year old a cheeseburger. That he then wiped on me. Right across the leg of my brand new shorts. Boy am I glad I didn't pay $60 for those suckers! (It came out...husband got me a Tide pen as part of my mother's day gift. Dude knows me all too well....)
Friday, March 2, 2012
So I saw an outfit like this on Pinterest and clicked on over, only to learn that the little white shorts were like $700 or some craziness. So I redid it, cheaper (and dare I say cuter? I dare.)
Because seriously? I have cute little white shorts in a box under my bed, just waiting for summer. And they did NOT cost $700. All I need is a cute chambray shirt like that one up there. Off to Old Navy I shall go.
And FYI, I have those shoes in teal, and they are awesome. Tons of compliments. Super cheap. My favorite combination.
Sunglasses, Shirt, Shorts: Old Navy
Shoes & Clutch: Target
Bracelet: Forever 21
Posted by TracyontheCheap at 2:16 PM
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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Monday, February 13, 2012
Sweater: Banana Republic (via Goodwill)
Jacket: Yanuk (via Goodwill)
Boots: Nine West (via Goodwill)
Jeans: Ann Taylor (via Goodwill)
Right before Christmas my husband and I were able to get away for a night. If you have little kids, you understand how exciting this is. We went to our favorite Bed and Breakfast, the sister property to a Zagat rated restaurant. Guests are treated to a stay in a completely updated former Gold Rush era boarding house (now a pub with the B&B upstairs) PLUS a gourmet breakfast. How can we afford such finery, you may ask? Well, its a whopping $90 a night. It's a place worth keeping a secret!
It was freezing on our last trip, so I got to wear my nifty new sweater and jacket. During dinner I looked down and realized everything I had on came from Goodwill (except the scarf).
And I also realized that my dinner cost more than my outfit.
Posted by TracyontheCheap at 3:09 PM
Saturday, February 11, 2012
At Home Goods after Christmas, I came across this dress form. I've always wanted one, and clearly this was my lucky day. The clearance price drew me in, and before I knew it she was mine.
I have decided to call her Margot.
Margot was a friend I had, briefly, in college. Margot smoked Parliaments and made bad decisions. An evening with Margot could begin at a party in a beach front mansion and end at a dive bar with an illegal poker game in the back room. Margot was equal parts awesome and terrifying. If I had an alter ego, she'd be it.
And plus, she's French. See?
My hope is that Margot can sport some of my awesome thrift store finds and add a little excitement to this here blog.
Plus it's just fun to play dress up and give inanimate objects names.
Posted by TracyontheCheap at 12:32 PM
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Can I just tell you about the amazingness that is a sticker chart?
Two year old couldn't sleep without a milk bottle. We were up two to three times every night, getting more milk, changing a milk filled diaper, or replacing sheets when said diaper blew out. It was getting old.
And then there's the baby waking up, too. Fun times.
Enter the sticker chart. At the end of our milk filled ropes, we make a deal with Itty Bitty: go five nights without a milk bottle, and you can pick out a dolly at Big Lots.
And she rocked it. Five night in a row, no milk bottle. No waking up. Whoo hoo! And she got a dolly.
So then we start thinking...we can't buy a dolly every five days. Also, what can we do where we get something, too? (Are we the only parents who think this way? I doubt it).
Mommy: "How about if you are a good listener and get a sticker for 5 days in a row, we can all go to Chinese food?"
So the point is, we are now on the "take a nap every day for 5 days" sticker chart. This is day 5. Tonight, Chinese food. Today, mommy sanity. After 3 months of NO NAPS, we're rolling on 5.
It's the little things.
PS I just bought this shirt today. And I own those boots, and I'm kind of in love with that purse.
Posted by TracyontheCheap at 12:53 PM
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Here you go internets.
(I don't know how much this dress is, but it's pretty cheap I'm guessing. Thus no total, and no need for me to do math.)
And now the baby is awake. Thank you, dear children, for sleeping long enough for mommy to waste some much needed time. I highly underestimated the need for time wasting until there was no time to waste.
Posted by TracyontheCheap at 12:48 PM