Thursday, August 9, 2012

Just a regular Thursday

Sorry guys I didn't get to the Thrift Stores this week so no Thrifty Thursday today.  I have also been falling down on the Photo a Day Challenge.  I did get one for today that I will show you because it was easy!


Eeek! How embarrassing that I let my desk get like this.  Don't worry about 2 seconds after I took this picture I cleaned it up.  Now to figure out what to do with that stack of Lucky Mags that I cant bear to part with.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Old Navy

I know I don't normally post on the weekends and post deals even less but right now Old Navy has kids jeans on sale for $10 and hoodies too.  Guess where I am going today?

And if you sign up for their emails you get a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase.  Combine that with a free backpack offer today only and I am going to get school shopping out of the way! So glad I actually have money right now to take advantage of these offers.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thrifty Thursday #2

Let me start by saying I like this new weekly feature.  It's really fun for me.  I hope you like seeing my treasures too.  When I was in High School I was a thrift freak.  Seriously I loved thrifting and had the best closet because of it.  I am glad this blog got me back into it.  Now on to the treasures.

This week I didn't get myself one single thing! I made the mistake of taking the Little Man with me and he was the lucky finder of thrifty gold.  For some reason thrift stores make him uncomfortable I don't know why.  Maybe its because everything is used? He always tells me that he is freaked out when we are there for too long.  You know what cures that? Buying him something. 

This week he was the proud recipient of 4 new VHS tapes.  He has a tv in his room with a tape player so we are always looking for new movies for him.  He got some good ones too this time.  The first one I found was "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Day".  I didn't even know there was a movie to go along with the book.  This has been a favorite in our house for a long time, especially when the Little Man has what I call "Eeyore days".

Then he found two Star Wars movies, Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back. And one of the Indiana Jones movies.  The funniest thing about these movies is that Little Man seriously thinks that Indiana Jones and Hans Solo are two different people.  He just doesn't understand that Harrison Ford is the actor who plays them.  Here are his treasures:

While I didn't find anything I loved enough to bring back into the house I did find some fun stuff that made me think about it. 

Like these adorable pig salt and pepper shakers:

And this hoodie is from my high school.  I thought I probably shouldn't get it since we go to the rival high school almost everyday for Little Man's swim practice.

If I had even an inch of wall space left in the house I would have gotten this. Someone made this out of a Guinness can.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A New Month, A New Outlook

Ok so I know Monday's post was not the greatest ever.  Seriously who wants to hear me whine? Certainly not me.  Today is a new month and that means some good things.  Like....

  • I hired a girl yesterday to come stay with the little man while I work.  Now I can actually 100% focus on working and maybe do some more of this blogging thing.  If she works out and can really help me this week then we will have her back for the rest of the summer a couple of days to give my mom a break too. 
  • I am going to try my hardest to do the Photo a Day Challenge from Fatmumslim.  I have been following her blog for a few months now and always tell myself I am going to do it.  Well today is the day! I am going to attempt the challenge.  Does anyone want to join me? If you do here is the calendar.  It's going to be fun. I can feel it!

Monday, July 30, 2012

A Case of the Monday's

I am not usually a Monday hater, really I don't normally mind them. Tuesday is always my worst day of the week.  Seriously think about everything horrible that has ever happened in your life, it was on a Tuesday.  Today is Tuesday for me just a day early. 

If there is one thing I hate the most in the world it's getting up early.  Seriously I hate it.  I don't sleep very well at night and the very early morning hours are when I get my best sleep.  Trust me I have tried everything to sleep better but after 33 I have resigned myself to terrible sleep.

I had to be up early this morning to get some work done that couldn't wait until after I took the puppy to the vet.  Then we went to the vet dropped the little boy off to get fixed and then the little man got car sick.  Of course he did because that's the kind of day it was starting to be.

Then I messed up swim practice time and go there an hour early.  Which messed up the time I needed to get the dog.  So in the hour we had to kill we rushed to get the dog and then rushed back to drop little man off at swim practice then rushed home to drop the dog off because its about a million degrees outside.  Then right back across town before swim practice was over. 

Let's just say I did a lot of driving today.  I also managed to go to the bank, get lunch and get the little dog's nails clipped at the groomers.  In all the chaos I realized that I really need help!

Usually my mom is here to watch the little man while I work.  However she has gone off and decided to take a vacation for a week away from us.  Clearly right now everything is going to hell in a hand basket.  I'm not sure it would be possible for the house to be any dirtier. 

So I decided to do what any woman would do in this position.  I turned to Pinterest.  Because it is totally impossible to be upset when on Pinterest.  Here is proof:

I could die this is so cute!

Pinned Image

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thrifty Thursday

So I decided to start a new feature here at Lovin Livin In 'Luma, Thrifty Thursday.  I have been reading so many good blogs lately about thrifting and repurposing that I decided to jump on the band wagon.  When I was a teen everything I wore came from a thrift store.  I had the best clothes ever! Seriously ever! I was also much thinner then and could wear almost anything. 

But thrifting isn't just about clothes, I really want a new office chair.  The chair I have now is from Ikea and is hot pink.  It does not match the rest of my Shabby Chic office at all.  So I have been on the hunt for something I can refinish to match. 

I went to the local Goodwill on a mission for a new chair.  And of course they had next to nothing. Only a set of wood chairs that didnt work and a broken office chair on wheels. 

I did however strike gold in the tshirts with this baby....

I only paid $2.99 for this awesome Lagunitas shirt.  If you dont know Lagunitas is kinda a big deal around here being our hometown brew and all.  And I love this one where the Lagunitas dog is actually a puppy. 

Maybe next week I will find that chair I am looking for.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

New Look

The new look is here and I have to say that I love it! Seriously love it.  All I want to do is sit and look at it all day long.  I'm so happy with it, can you tell? Pretty new blog inspires me.  What does everyone think?