Friday, October 19, 2012

A trip to the bins!

I haven't been to the Goodwill pound store in a WHILE. Travis goes almost daily, but I just can't handle it all the time. Especially since they stopped putting out the vintage china. And since I got in trouble for taking pictures. Now I have to sneak with my phone. But I went the other night with Travis and my friend Crystal. There were TONS of Halloween costumes. Like this tooth!
Also notice the rock tumbler in the background. I wanted one so bad as a kid! Did anyone have one? Was it actually cool? Or boring? Maybe I should have bought that one!
Travis found me this AMAZING bag. If you can't tell, it is beaded!! The dark back is the fabric, and it is sheer. It is so weird and so cute! 
Crystal found a few cute spooky things. I'm jealous of her shirt.
This might be the best thing we bough. Totally worth a dollar. It looks really good with shorts under it I think. And Phyllis is the perfect sidekick.
Every year I get excited to eat one of these jack o'lantern donuts. And every year I get disappointed that it is just a plane donut. 
I've been really trying to make my case at the antique mall do better. I OWED them money last month, and I don't want that to happen again! My biggest problem is I don't want to give up "the good stuff." But I find if I put it in the booth a day or two after I buy it, it isn't as hard. So I've been in a frenzy of cleaning and pricing. We'll see if it helps. Look at this cute planter!
Halloween costume shopping.
I'm excited that it is finally cold enough for me to wear the fox sweater I got a Target awhile ago!
Scampi is suddenly obsessed with sleeping on my pillow during the day. She is lucky she is cute. I'm actually allergic to all animals, but it isn't so bad as long as I'm not laying in their hair.
We went to a wedding recently and when Travis was doing a funny dance with my friend Thomas he totally split his pants! So hilarious! The wedding was awesome! I was sore the next day from dancing.
Tonight I am going to drive all night to get Travis to his Tough Mudder race on time. You should watch the video on that website. Travis has been looking forward to it for months! It looks like my personal version of hell! Wish me luck! I hope I can stay awake!

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  1. Good luck to Travis! I have had friends who have done it, but I neither enjoy mud OR being tough, so it is not for me. I actually just got home from the sale on Albert--I recognized the house from your blog & Jamie's because of the little notes; some are still there. I got the two mushroom lawn ornaments, but it was all picked out otherwise. Have a good weekend!

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    1. i loved those mushrooms! i actually carried them around, but my pile was already out of my budget so i let them behind. they were so cool!

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  2. You got in trouble for taking pictures at good will?? Crazy. Tell Travis good luck on the tough mudder!

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    1. yeah, apparently it is to protect the privacy of people at goodwill. such crap.

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  3. My husband saw a picture of your man in that 90s wolverine costume and said "That guy is rad".
    Please tell me you bought the tooth costume. :) And that cat bag is the bomb.

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    1. the tooth was kind of gross, so we left it.

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  4. That fox sweater is great! As is that tooth costume...wow. It's really strange but for wisdom tooth reasons, I was wishing for a tooth costume yesterday. I wish I'd found that! And wow....Travis must be hardcore in shape. Just reading about that event and watching the video left me winded. Go, Travis Go! And yes, hon...don't fall asleep. Can't wait to hear about it!

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    1. oh my gosh i am tired from just walking around trying to WATCH him do the event. it was INSANE

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  5. Why did you get in trouble for taking pictures??? When my friend from Jersey came down to visit me last year I had to take her picture while she was shopping and wearing stupid hats she found so she could put it on facebook. They aren't lucky enough to have a junk store up there. ,D

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    1. they said to protect the privacy of people shopping at goodwill? so dumb. especially since i was taking a close up picture of a FURBY wearing a crown when i got in trouble.

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  6. We have multiple Goodwill Outlets here but they stress me out. I need to go more! The tooth costume is so awesome and so is the bag. I can't believe its not okay to take photos but its okay to load up like 20 carts for 6 hours and cover them with sheets and have your family guard them. Whew. Maybe I'm a bit sensitive about that practice. Does that happen there?

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    1. yes!! people do that! i especially hate it when they have COOL sheets covering them up.

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  7. You are so foxy!

    hehe

    I havent been to the bins but that one time.

    ITS TOO MUCH FOR ME!!!

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    1. haha, good one!

      i can only go about once a month. it is INTENSE. travis really goes almost every single day!

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    2. Travis is obviously heavily medicated!

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  8. My grandfather had a rock polisher that ran all the time in the garage...constant grumble noise which I loved. He polished rocks and agates and had jars of them. When we visited we used to dump them out in the living room and he would let us pick out a certain number to take home. His was a heavy duty one and he polished hardcore...great memory

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    1. how cool! i didn't even know that was a thing!

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  9. So I had that same one. It kind of was big let down. You would have to leave it on for weeks, and then when it was finally done, they were smooth, but generally dull looking. I was so disappointed in it the first time that I didn't use it again, decided natural rocks were better anyway...dang! And that bag he found you is awesome!

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    1. good, i won't be to bummed i never got one.

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  10. I love your blog, I've never been to the goodwill clearance center but there are two that I know of in Austin, and I cant wait to go your post makes me want to go even more lol.

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    1. thank you!
      and be prepared! take gloves! and don't be too bummed if you don't find anything on your first trip. sometimes it is AMAZING, sometimes it is a total bust.

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  11. Oh, I love the excitement of bins shopping! I'm at the Goodwill outlet here in Austin a couple times a week and it's always an adventure. Fun!

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  12. THE TOOTH. OMG. Also, Travis's costume for the world. Also, I love how completely neon that purse is, what an adorable pattern! SUCCESS!

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  13. My parents probably still have those skull and witch decorations. And also the skeleton and black cat that Crystal is holding.

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    1. uhhh if they have actual old ones get them for me!! those in the pics are from a set they sold at kroger a few years ago! crystal and i both bought it at the time, so recognized it. so cute.

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    2. yeah, i cant resist them, especially somehow if i already have them. the cat is a little different though. that's what i used to make one of my pouches. stop. typing. too. much.

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  14. they should really get a clue with those donuts. come on!! it doesnt have a hole in it! fill it with custard! isnt that a rule?

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  15. PS. i'll trade you the shirt for that CAT BAG! i love it so much! it's like rip-off Lisa Frank, so even better!

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  16. i've never been to a goodwill outlet. i am intruiged by it but i dunno how grossed out i'd get.

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