Sunday, August 19, 2012


I stopped at a thrift store with my parents yesterday and spied this gal hiding on the bottom shelf of the housewares section!

I recognized it as the "Cosmopolitan" promotional, but was surprised when I flipped it over and it is stamped "Salton" on the bottom. After some research I think that's pretty normal - some seem to be stamped Pyrex and some Salton. Anyone else have any information? Either way, it's adorable and came home with me for $5!

I also found this guy for $3 this weekend:

I really dig the Golden Pine! I wish it had the lid, too, but oh well!

Stay thrifty!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Zoo, Pyrex, & Goodwill's Stupidity

Last weekend my darling and I went to the Omaha Zoo & Aquarium. If you haven't been - you should change that. We spent an entire day there and had an absolute blast!

Here we are in Omaha, happy to be done driving:

Our first night in Omaha we ate at a little joint we saw featured on 'Diners, Drive-In's, & Dives' - Brewburgers. It wasn't very awesome, but we did try the alligator bites!

We did check out a huge antique mall! I didn't buy anything - everything I liked was super usual. Bummer! Check out all this jadeite we saw, though!

We also checked out a great record store - Antiquarium Records. I got Tom Petty's 'Southern Accents' for $5!

 The next morning, bright & early, we headed to the zoo! Bear's favorite part was the jungle-dome. It was pretty sweet!

I thoroughly enjoyed the aquarium.

Here are some of my favorite shots from our trip!


Sweet owl friend!

Bear being silly.

Tough tiger!

Now I have to tell you a slightly funny story. I've bought a few things from, and I check their Pyrex for sale once a week or so. Last week I noticed a pair of Spring Blossom salt & pepper shakers going for $5 - I've always wanted a set. It stated shipping was 2lbs, so I figured it couldn't be more than $5-7 additional. I bid $5, and won! I went to pay and noticed the shipping was **WAIT FOR IT** $19.50! WHAT?! $19.50 to ship something that weighs less than 2lbs?! No way. So...I didn't pay. Goodwill can suck it! 

Anywayyyy...I had to stop for Starbucks on the drive back, and noticed a Goodwill across the street. Poor Bear saw the look in my eyes and said, "Just go." (He's so understanding, haha!) I scored these guys for $.99 each! HAHA GOODWILL. So now I am done with, but I'm in not against shopping in a real Goodwill. (Or...something like that.)

Happy Wednesday & stay thrifty!