What’s In My Cart

It’s no surprise that I’m a huge thrift store shopper. I have no shame at all, claiming I love secondhand chic items. Some people call it trash, other call it treasures. And that’s what I love about it. The thrift store hunt, is not only the bargain prices you get, but also the amazing items you find during the hunt. In this post, I’ll share with you my favorite items I gravitate towards, and items I’ve been currently obsessing about……

Goodwill is my go to thrift store at the moment. Back in the Bay Area, I had more options, like St. Vincent de Paul, The Hope Station, EcoThrift, and also ThriftTown. Not only that, but just along within Berkeley & Oakland alone, had a few neighborhood antique/thrift shops I loved visiting.

When shopping at the Goodwill, I always get myself a cart. Knowing, I love love love love love me some glassware. Pulling around those dinky pull basket carts doesn’t do it for a thrift store shopper like myself. I gather, gather, gather, then shave off at the end.

HOUSEWARES is my main target at the thrift store. Item’s I’m ALWAYS aiming to buy include:

  • Glassware (Champagne Glass, Cups, Ornate Bowls, Mugs)
  • Serving Trays
  • Picture Frames
  • Bedding (I’ve found plenty of great printed pillowcases -Target/Ikea Brands, to name a few..)
  • Window Coverings

In the picture above, I was able to find a brand new window sheer covering (2 shades included), for $3 (Retail usually costs $14-$25 @JCPenny/Target)

Other awesome items I’ve been picking up lately are great glassware kitchen pieces. I scored a octagon shaped glass bowl, made from France, a Cost Plus World Market printed mug, and also an Anthropologie mint shade glass cup all between the costs of $0.95 to $1.19.

FYI: Anthropologie’s glassware can run $10-$12 a pop, for a single cup alone!!

Everything you see in the car above only costs me $23!!

A few items I’ve been super obsessing about  are Blue Willow China, and candlesticks. I’ve been following a few creative minds on instagram and the usage of candle sticks, lit a flame within me!! The simple look of antique gold with a simple wax tall candle stick, brought a new perspective to me to decorate my home.

Within the months of November to December, I’ve literally purchased about 12 candle sticks, and have scattered them around my home. The prices of these lovely candle sticks could range me from $1.99-$3.19 each. All pretty affordable, for the great detail and impact in brings as I style with them.

As for Blue Willow China, I was inspired by Mary Elizabeth on YouTube. A professional interior decorator & stylist, with the coolest taste!!

I’ve been following Mary Elizabeth for a few years now, and I can honestly say, she is one of the few channel’s that got me going to pursue my YouTube channel. I mean, I know I haven’t contributed to my YT in awhile, but I’ll get there. Give a girl break, I’ve been focusing so hard on this blog, as well as my family here in Sacramento, that it does become a little difficult to handle another social platform. ANYWHO! Enough with the excuses. Back to Blue Willow China!! –After getting inspired, I was obsessing over it on Craigslist, Ebay, even Etsy. All platforms offered great amounts of blue willow china. And then I said, “well, what about the thrift store………”

…It was a game changer.

Stay tuned for my Blue Willow (Thrifted Finds.)

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If you’re interested in fun and cool interiors and pretty vintage decorative things, follow Mary!!! Trust me, any vintage/eclectic head, would love to be May Elizabeth’s bff!!! Go check her out!!

 

Pioneer Woman Christmas Haul

Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas?! I sure did! Hehe. I feel absolutely blessed to have a wonderful family that just totally gets me. For the past few years, my family both on both sides use Elfster. An online secret Santa Generator, that’s easy to use. This gift-giving tool helps organize office parties, family or friends events all online, there’s a mobile app too!

The main feature that I personally love about Elfster is the website’s feature to include a universal wishlist. Copy and paste the link of that special item you’ve been eying all year round! I like to start after Thanksgiving, just to start notifying the early bird holiday shoppers. This year, I was obsessing about the Pioneer Woman line at WalMart! A few months ago I wrote a post on a few items I purchased from the Pioneer Woman line at WalMart. If you’re interest on that, be sure to click the link below on my related posts!

Using Elfster has made it easier for friends and family to go gift shopping for you. This also gives them a chance to see your personality through the lists.  Obviously, they can’t if you just put gift cards. But that’s boring!! I truly posts items I’d love to purchase on my own, but just can’t get around to getting because I can’t just justify it enough. I also posts items I’m currently loving, and will see using for the long haul….Like kitchenware.

Which brings me full circle to the Pioneer Woman line at WalMart. Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman) has an amazing rustic cowgirl kitchenware line any inner rustic chic gal would love! I call myself a cowgirl at heart, as I honestly believe I was meant to be living on a farm in Texas, with a beautiful ranch style home decorated by Joanna Gains…..Ah. I’ve been watching way too much Fixer Upper.

Needless to say, I just love me some rustic style kitchenware in my home!! So….I put a few on my Elfster, and that’s what I was showered with!! Check out what my family got me! I love each and every piece oh so very very much!

The Pioneer Woman Adeline 10oz Sunday Cup (Set Of 4)

The Pioneer Woman Flea Market Stoneware Salt & Pepper Shaker

The Pioneer Woman Flea Market Oil/Vinegar with Tray Set

The Pioneer Woman Cowgirl Lace 16-Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set (Green)

…I also have the Linen (Pearl White) set

I’m so grateful to have friends and family that totally get me!! If it wasn’t for Elfster over the years, I’d probably be getting Forever21 or HomeGoods Giftcards every year. But to be honest, I really love the fact that my loved ones listen to my Elster list! These are just a few items that cost no more than $20! Many of them range from $5-$15, so these are absolutely affordable! And never ever ever ever, in my right mind, take advantage and post something ridiculous like a West Elm furniture piece. So WalMart….You have my heart. And so do you Ree Drummond.

I hope you got what you wanted this year! Comment below! I’d love to hear what you received this Christmas!

Happy Holidays & a Happy New Year everyone!

Pioneer Woman Haul

If ever I become successful years and years from now, from blogging or my YouTube channel, I’d love to create my own home accessories line either sold at Target or WalMart!!! Ree Drummond, star of The Food Networks, The Pioneer Woman, has created a line now sold a WalMart!! While we love to save money, and live better, Ree’s ‘Pioneer Woman’ collection features home kitchenware and dinnerware products. From Flea market spice/tea boxes, to a Cowboy Rustic Cultery Set. Check out my latest obsession with Ree Drummond’s ‘The Pioneer Woman,’ collection from WalMart!

 

Check out The Pioneer Woman’s site with all her products, and more!!!

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I’ve been watching Ree on the Food Network for quite awhile. I love her rustic look, Southern food recipes, and the lifestyle as a city gal-turned-rancher’s wife, creating down-home dishes on her picturesque Oklahoma ranch.

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The Pioneer Woman | WalMart

All of Ree’s fall kitchen dinnerware, seriously brings out the cowgirl in me. Every visit I make to WalMart, I try to convince myself that I need to totally flip my kitchen into a rancher wife’s kitchen! But with the eclectic style I have, I love pulling in items from all sorts of styles. The line as great patterns, colors, textures, at all at affordable prices!! Take a look at those yellow tags!!

Less than $10 for a kitchen accessory!! I want it all!!!! My heart pounds so fast, whenever I visit my local WalMart to check out the Pioneer Woman line!!

Check out this fabulous Vintage Bloom (print) Glass Baker with Tote!!

Yes!! The tote!!! Freaking adorable!!! I want, I want, I want!!!!!!!

(I literally added this to my Elfster)

Gimme, gimme, gimme!!

The line, as a wide variety of kitchen accessories, from placemats, tablecloths, table runners, kitchen towels, to napkins. Honey, if you’re not falling in love with this line, sorry. We can never be friends.

The floral patterns are similar to prints I’ve seen at local boutiques, to World Market, and also a few in Anthropologie.

My first ‘Pioneer Woman’ visit to Walmart was back in late September, and I noticed Ree’s new Fall collection. I walked through the home kitchen aisles, as WalMart like’s the scatter the collection throughout the department. The was amazed with all the fall country patterns and colors. My first purchase was the Food Storage containers. I bought one Large rectangular container, one Large round, and a small round. I also purchased a set of ceramic measuring spoons!!

Ree’s designs are beyond comfort. The plastic container set is ideal for meals on-the-go, with secure lids, and built in vent tabs for reheating. Options with 3 different sizes, both rectangular and round pieces are way too adorable and functional!!

 

The Pioneer Woman Rectangular Food Storage with Vent, Multiple Colors

The Pioneer Woman Round Food Storage with Vent, Multiple Colors

Container Set (Set of 3), $10.41

Each container, prices from $2.98-$3.98 each.

Food Storage Details:

Sizes:

Small, Medium, and Large

(6.30 x 6.30 x 3.94 Inches)

Make: Plastic

Colors:

Country Garden & Bloom Dot

The colorful measuring spoon set is a great addition to my kitchen. As I love the rustic flare, of fall floral print, it also provides precise measurements for all ingredients. Each spoon as its own unique design, and I love how it’s dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe!!

The Pioneer Woman Fall Flowers Ceramic Measuring Spoons

Price: $5.46

Measuring Spoons Details:

4-Piece Measuring Spoon Set

Microwave Safe

Dishwasher Safe

Oven Safe

Make: Ceramic

Size:

6.85 x 3.58 x 4.06 Inches

 

And I bought more…..

As the month went on, my visits to WalMart became quite frequent. Times I would get off work, before I pick-up the children from school, to while I wait from my boys at Karate. My longing for more Pioneer Woman, was like the itch of having a Pumpkin Spice Latte everyday the first week it’s back at Starbucks. During the times, I even visited my parents, I’d ask my mom if she needed to go to WalMart; and of course she did.

My next Pioneer Woman/WalMart haul was a small one, but still added to my collection. I purchased 6 $2.00 plastic placemats, and The Pioneer Woman Napkin set. Staying focused within Kitchen Home accessories, I didn’t do too much shopping during the visit.

 

The Pioneer Woman Flea Market 4-Pack Napkin, Teal

Price: $4.97

Napkin Details:

4 pack napkin set

Machine Washable

Make:

52% Poly/ 48% Cotton

Size:

18 inches squared

The vintage inspired and vibrant color, spice up my breakfast nook, as I leave these napkins sitting on my new WalMart plastic placemats. The mix and match set of florals and geometrics, fill my kitchen with fun, and modern feels. The fabric napkins are new to us as family, as we come from paper disposal ones. Starting the season in Fall with fabric napkins, will hopefully start new habits, and savings without buying paper napkins! (Let’s be cute, and also save! I tell my kids!)

Stay tuned for more Pioneer Woman Hauls now until the Holidays! This obsession, seriously isn’t going to stop. I’m all in people!