Thrift Score Thursday: Cruise Edition

I’ve hinted a couple of times that I’m taking a trip soon. Well, in a few weeks, guess where I’ll be?

*happy sigh*

*happy sigh*

I can’t wait! I’ll be going with about a dozen of my closest friends and we’re all quite stoked (We try to take a big trip together every two years). So, while everyone else is shivering in their parkas, I’ll be sipping frozen mojitos in the Bahamas.

There was just one problem. I needed some stylish new cruisewear for my trip! As I’ve already spent a pretty penny on this vacation, I didn’t want to spend a great deal more on a new wardrobe. Continue Reading

Sgt. Pepper’s Not-So-Lonely Hearts Club Jacket

This dress makes no sense to me.

Am I in marching band? Am I a soldier? What am I???

Am I in marching band? Am I a soldier? What am I???

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Of Sparkles & 60’s House Slippers

Today’s outfit is uber-cheap, and uber-fun. :)

Sparkle AND color!

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Melissa’s Skirt to Capelet Reader ReFash

I’ve been scouring the racks at my favorite thrift stores for a nice warm cape. Since I sometimes wear items with belled sleeves, they don’t always fit very well into my coat sleeves. A cape is a perfect solution!

Sadly, I have had absolutely no luck in finding one. But it looks like my luck has changed, thanks to Melissa over at Trevor Loves Mommy!

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Yes! Yes! Yes!

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A Sustainable Scrubby Solution

I swear this is NOT turing into a foodie blog, but you never know when inspiration is going to strike. In this case, it happened in my kitchen. :)

After my recentĀ culinary disaster, I decided to cook a super-delish Sunday dinner for me & the fella. I settled on Coq Au Vin. This classic from Mastering the Art of French Cooking is simply THE best way to prepare chicken that I have ever discovered.

One of the ingredients, other than chicken, cognac, mushrooms, carrots, and wine (hence the vin), are these little guys:

If this was a food blog, this would be the part where I tell you to blanche pearl onions before trying to peel them, because they practically peel themselves. But of course, this is NOT a food blog.

If this was a food blog, this would be the part where I tell you to blanch pearl onions before trying to peel them, because they practically peel themselves. But of course, this is NOT a food blog.

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