I turned 36 today. How do I feel? Lighter than ever and excited about today, this moment and the year in front of me. Some of my earliest memories were actually in a thrift store. I couldn't have been more than two years old when I remember being carried into our local thrift store by my mom which was run by the local Mormon Church. Funny enough I just remember it being extremely cluttered. It wasn't there very long and our thrifting locally ended when the store left town. We later thrifted in a college town called Chico where we frequented the Goodwill and Salvation Army. Again I recall it being cluttered and very dirty. But it fascinated me and I loved going there and digging for treasures.
The cake is gluten free with 7 minute icing, made by our local Bakery. The candle is silly but I came across it in a box of pre-marriage junk just last week. I checked to see if it was valuable but you can basically pick up one of these for .99 cents plus shipping on eBay. What to do with it I pondered. Then I realized I didn't care that it had a number four, it was going to decorate my cake. So I used a candle that must be nearly 25 years old. It worked perfectly and I loved it.
Strawberry Shortcake represents to me, the beauty and innocence of my childhood. A lovely thing to cherish years on.
My mother in law is visiting from England and she and I went to Macy's to buying some items from the Martha Stewart line. Being as thrifty as I am (even armed with lots of gift cards from family) I couldn't find anything to spend my money on except this colander. It matches my kitchen perfectly with its (nearly painted) blue walls and red accents. My dear MIL graciously hit the Cath Kidston outlet near Oxford before coming over here and delighted me with two mugs and 4 cloth napkins. And my darling Dave bought me Juno and gave me a nice Macy's allowance of which I am saving for their sale later this month. Once a thrifty always thrifty. Not pictured is a sweet brown skirt and a Macy's gift certificate from my parents. Wow, I sound like an advertisement for Macy's. I just have fallen in love with the American Rag clothing line that they sell and the Martha Stewart Line. A lovely combination.
Keiran and I finished the day off by heading to a certain rectangle receptacle where we saved a handful of books, pottery dishes and some glasses from heading toward the landfill. It was a perfect day.
Me with my new haircut.