25 February, 2011

cinco dias mas

FIVE MORE DAYS. Fist. Pump. 

P.S. I didn't really do the no shopping part of this challenge. Sorry to disappoint you all. I tried but really, it was my birthday month and that means an influx of money you wouldn't spend normally. If it makes you feel any better, almost every single thing I purchased was on sale or thrifted with a couple exceptions. Feel better?

Yesterday was thrift shop day for me. I have spent the last two weeks reading. 
Reading 24/7. 
Korea and Vietnam have consumed my life and yesterday was the first day that I have not needed to read every second available. So, with twenty dollars in my wallet I went on a much deserved break. I wanted to check out a couple of the thrift stores in town -- I have hardly done any exploring since we moved here -- and I scored with some sweet finds. One of which was a freaking awesome winter sweater. When Dan saw it he looked a little skeptical but then I said, "Babe, this is so Blakely," and he instantly agreed. Successful day.

However, on rainy days like today I wish I was like Inspector Gadget and cool, useful tools would spring out of my head. Like, "Go, Go Gadget Umbrella!" Bam, an umbrella would pop out and I would be successfully guarded from the unwelcome rain. As it is, I am forced to carry around an umbrella like a normal person. I'm just saying, it would be awesome.


  1. I hear ya about the no shopping part. Its my b-day month as well and with the cash and gift cards how can we not? U have had some adorable 30 for 30 outfits. Has been fun seeing them.

  2. Thank you! I also appreciate the solidarity on the birthday spending :)

  3. Thank you! I also appreciate the solidarity on the birthday spending :)