I love my new gym shoes! I found these along with an identical pink pair (given to mom) at the Goodwill "Pound Store" for a song. (As colloquially refer to it in Jacksonville, I see it's called "Outlet Store" elsewhere. The wares are sold by-the-pound so you can get a lot for very little.) I was borrowing my roommate's shoes for trips to the gym with AJ and it's nice to have my own pair. They're ironically the same exact shoe except in neon yellow rather than powder blue. I threw them in the washer machine and they came out like-new. I was going to fork out money for new ones, glad I didn't!
Mom took me to a Plato's Closet near her house that was a having a $1.00 sale. These stores will buy and sell your used name-brand clothing and resell it, making it a bit of curated more "socially acceptable" thrift store marketed at image-conscious bargain seekers. The sales racks were picked-over but I came back with some comfortable pieces I really like for summer. The colorful geometric skirt reminds me of a favorite dress I paid way more for.
And I got some nice sunnies for a song from the same store. Yep, all the more reason to never shop retail for clothing. There's so much out there for so little!
I'm not into rings or jewelry in general but I couldn't resist this adorable fish ring. I'm a HUGE fish/aquatic creature fan, I seriously considered marine biology as a career for years. Unfortunately Mr. Fish fell off the kitchen table and broke immediately. Anyone have tips for reattaching metal pieces? The hot glue gun didn't work and I doubt super glue would do it, either. I'm going to try E6000 next.
And on the curated goodies for the week! This Garcia y Vega vintage cigar box was used to hold nintendo games when I was a kid! I can't hoard -all- the sentimental stuff, though, so it's On Etsy.
I love this orange vase, so perfect as a display and one of the my favorite colors. Check it on Etsy.
And I did the same with these gorgeous Galaxy books. Those color covers! The beauty! Also only $6.50 each, see them in the book section of my Etsy shop.
And the latest add to my overstock shop (wanted to do more, need more time in the day!) are of course, more tea canisters! I love Japanese things and tea, what can I say? See it here.
And a bit of randomness, Fenna sent me all these awesome goodies in the mail this week. All so perfectly "Me" - it's like the wood monster game out of my mind! Enjoying the How to Be an Explorer of the World book too, it will definitely inspire some future posts. So grateful to anyone who's sent me thrifted goodness in the mail, it's always exactly my "style" of kitschy goodness, it's makes me happy readers "understand" my craziness! My "brand" comes across strong!
I've also received Japanese robot coloring books, a huge Godzilla shogun warrior vintage toy, beautiful dinosaur books and magnets. Fun times! Thank you, everyone!
The monster fits right in with my current gallery wall situation. It's like he was meant to be here, Destiny!
Random Updates: Posts are slow. I'm really trying to crank out bigger things dealing with issues I'm passionate about and want to publish only the best I possibly can...with a mix of some more casual reading in there to keep me from going crazy trying to produce "perfection" (Ha! Doesn't exist!) all the time. I hate that the posts I really want to do are ones readers don't normally like, (ouch, rejection of the content of my soul!), but I have to switch directions and go where my heart demands. Sometimes I think the blog name needs to change, I don't want to be a thrift, budget, reselling or "goodwill" blogger. At all. I added the note that this is a "haul" posts to the title because the "Freshly Curated" name is rejected, too. I'll keep cracking at it and try to keep positive but it's been tricky lately with all the conflicting feelings on my life changes. (Yep, still burned out, in short.)
I Want to Write About YOU: I'm heading to Puerto Rico to visit family from July 25th to the 31st. There will be plenty of posts and photos on it and hopefully some video if I can manage it! I need to schedule as many posts as possible ahead of time not just for this trip but in general.
I want to show your homes, workspaces, business, your stories, I have so much to write and need your help. Get with me to collaborate on blog posts into the future. And I'd also love to know what you'd like to read into the future. I was thinking of doing a "dear diary" honest update once a week or once every other week with updates on my project progress. Would this be wanted? Let me know. I need your feedback! It really helps! E-mail me and let's discuss post possibilities, dammit!
Thrift Core Books: And yep, still working on the business e-Books behind the scenes. Trying to deice if they will be a series at $7 or so each broken into parts like marketing/photography/etc or bigger books at larger prices stuffed to the brim with info. Anyone have a preference? Would love your thoughts.
And Sale! Let me know if you're interested in any group deals. ALL THINGS MUST GO. My Etsy and Overstock shop are still on deep clearance. Go shop, it won't last forever!
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