workin' hard at the tire yard

I was recently given the bracelet of my dreams, a pink sprinkle donut bangle from Kate Spade, and have been basing every outfit around it since.

p.s. don't pink plastic flamingos just make everything better? 

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Beaded Skirt (thrifted), Floral silk blouse (vintage), Orange & red leather heels (Stuart Weitzman)....ridiculously marked down at Nordstorm Rack, Donut bangle (Kate Spade), Orange scarf (thrifted).

finn the great

Kids like Finn are hard to come by these days.  Not only does he roar like a dinosaur on cue, but he is the master of disguise from a patriotic little scholar to the ultimate space cowboy to an explorer of the world, and has a fearless personality that we all could learn a thing or two from.  I mean, someone needs to get this 3-year-old a talk show.  With that being said, it was too hard to pick just a few pictures to represent our day of magic that all started with a thrifted old desk.  Enjoy!

That's a wrap folks.  Now, nap time...

Photographer extraordinaire:  Gertrude Gusewelle (Inspired Photography)

chalk & sequins

So I was minding my own business at one of my favorite spots to find goodies and stopped dead in my tracks by this little beaut, beckoning me in all its glory:


A Tiffany-blue old beat-up school desk!!  Is this real life?!  Although I didn't know what I was going to do with it, it was too amazing to pass up.  That, my friends, is the definition of an impulse buy.  But when it's at a thrift store, I don't deal with too much shopper's remorse.  So a little brainstorming and a trip to Lowe's and Hobby Lobby later, I turned this sucker into a makeshift chalkboard for a young scholar!  Lucky me, I knew just the curly-headed lad with a larger-than-life personality that would do this desk justice.  I managed to recruit a couple fabulous, imaginative friends to make a photoshoot happen, and we spent a day trekking around the park with old books, apples, dinosaurs, candy, and cowboy gear in tote.  Oh yeah, and the desk.  Sweaty? Yes. Worth it? Heck yes!  Can't wait to get the pics back and put them up!  Until then, here are some sneak peeks from the day...



P.s. I found this too...and couldn't resist to try it on.  I mean, it was all sequins.  What happens at the thrift store, stays at the thrift store...