Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Posted by TracyontheCheap at 11:10 AM
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