Saturday, June 5, 2010

Goodwill Finds!

I think it's safe to say that I am obsessed with Goodwill. Ever since my discovery of blogland, I've been on the search for anything and everything that I can use to decorate my new home! Well, not necessarily NEW...we've been there for a year almost, but it still looks barren! Anyways! I don't shop Goodwill just because I have no money (which is the case haha) but also because I LOVE the thrill of getting a GREAT deal! And if it's something that I can re-do and make my own, that's even better! So, without further ado (is that the right spelling of that phrase? haha), here are my latest and greatest goodwill finds/transformations!

I found these great scrapbook paper holders! Normally $10 each right across the street at the craft store, but I scored them for $4 total! With a little paint and my all time favorite technique, decoupage, they look amazing for my office that will eventually be done! haha

I found this sturdy solid wood nightstand for only $16! It was 20% off furniture day so I couldn't resist! It helped Eric's side of the room go from this:

to this:

I plan to eventually re-stain it darker, and update the hardware on the drawers, but for now it is a HUGE improvement!

I have two more pieces that I will have to add to this blog later tonight, because I totally forgot to take pictures of them! So I will be updating later :)

Update! Here are two more of my Goodwill finds!

I found this side table for $13!!! It is Broyhill and in perfect shape! I will probably stain the top to match the rest of my wood furniture, but other than that it was perfect for my family room!

And finally, this desk I found for only $15! I was eyeing it for a while, but they were asking $40...too much for me. Then they went down to $35...still too much. When I saw it for $20 with 20% off, I had to get it! I love the detail on the front! It definitely needs some love, but I had to have it!

Those are my latest Goodwill finds! Since I'm addicted to the place, I will probably have some more to put up this week haha. Enjoy, and thanks for reading!


I am linking this up to Southern Hospitality for her Thrifty Treasures Party!
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My Bridal Shower...

was one of the most fun experiences of my life so far! It's one step in this whole wedding process that I have been looking forward to for a really long time, and I couldn't have imagined how amazing it ended up being! I have the most amazing group of family and friends. They always say to count your blessings, and last Saturday I counted 18+ of them! Here's the group...

My sister-in-law and my mom set up such a nice party! The decor was beautiful and of course, it all matched the wedding theme!

Can you see the little leaves on the roses on the cupcakes? Those were all me (with the help of my mom haha) It was fun! We played a couple of games, like "try and remember every single item that Rachel is wearing" and of course, toilet paper wedding dress! Oh my goodness, I just can't get over how much fun I had :) It will be a day of memories that will stay with me forever! Thank you everyone, again! I love you all!