Friday, July 29, 2016

how I am using my July thrift finds

I featured most of my thrift finds this month in posts already so instead of doing a round-up I figured I would show if/how my find are being used around my house.

My Brandon creamery milk bottle has not really found a home, it is on a shelf stuffed behind last months head vase find. I do really love that little bottle and hope to find a good use for it soon.
On my dresser I am using my blue mason jar to hold larger make-up brushes. Half pint jars are the perfect height for this I have more scattered around my room.

I have a wood cabinet that I keep my baking items in and decided my little hazel atlas creamer would be good to hold my measuring spoons. I like that is has a handle so pulling them all out of my cupboard to use will be a breeze. I thrifted a yellow mixing bowl the same day that I have not used it is currently hidden away in a cupboard until I can sort out a good way to display my bowls.

I thrifted two jewellery pieces this month they just so happened to be brass and have a bird motif because well I love birds... I made sure to try and wear my new to me thrifted top. I do like it but have to figure out how to not get make-up on the collar I was quickly reminded why I tend to wear black a lot.

How as last month for others in the thrift dept?

Sunday, July 24, 2016

last week in pictures

My week started out with a delivery from Therma Winnipeg. They contacted me to see if I was interested in a "summer care package" I had no idea that that meant I just knew my sister had been and enjoyed herself so I said yes. It turned out to be a beach bag, magazine and one of Thermea's fruit infusion water bottles, all items that are recommended you bring to experience Thermea. Thermea is a place I would not mind checking out myself I just need to align schedules with a friend!

No thrift finds came home with me this week. The value village I went to was a bit pricey. They wanted $12 for the two beat up primary fridgies and $14.99 for the gold beaded purse. Neither was worth that imo.

My weekly sephora promotion email got me. It has been almost two months since I fell for gift with purchases. I am on the hunt for a new concealer and the new kat von d offering had me intrigued. I used them this weekend so here are my first impressions.

kat von d lock it concealer creme: I didn't have much choice of a shade so I received L3 warm. That being said it is fair enough for my skin and I don't think it being warm toned on my cool skin makes much of a difference. This is a very unique concealer it is not one that you will swipe the wand under your eyes, just one dot gives you enough products to spread under your eyes EASY. It is the most spreadable concealer I have ever used. It blended out so easy with a make-up sponge and did not crease or cake on me. I have not tried it on any blemishes just yet. Overall I am very impressed and will be happy to use up my sample and I can already see myself purchasing this in the full size.
For reference I have tried the nars creamy concealer, the urban decay naked skin and returned them both since they did not live up to the hype for me.

sephora collection bronzer powder in anguilla: After watching many you-tube videos and this post by cupcakes and cashmere I have been on the hunt for a matte bronzer to give me cheek bones. I bought a cheap drugstore version that was orange which I had to throw out since more than one person commented on my orange cheeks... the shade pictured in anguilla it is a nice golden brown without being orange. I exchanged it for Los Cabos the next shade up as it did turn ornage on me but it smells like cocoa and blends very easily.

bite beauty perfect pair in rhubarb and chablis (not online yet) I pretty much only own and use sample/travel size lip products. I like to have variety without spending much money. I was pleased to find this at the check out in two shades I have been wanting to try. The "nude" set includes chablis (a coral pink) and rhubarb (a neutral berry). Chablis is a really happy colour bright but not obnoxious, it is my favorite out of the two. Rhubarb is a really pretty colour and in a shade I am not used to seeing on myself. Both lasted for hours (as long as you don't eat) and did not feather whoop whoop!  

How was last week for others? 

Monday, July 18, 2016

last week in vintage

Last week I worked different shifts than I usually do and switched up my thrifting day, it worked out well! I managed to find quite a few older pieces for me, and a few for my shop. I never usually find much when Value Village offers their mid week 30% sale but this time I found a great 70's pointelle knit top and a tooled leather make-up pouch?? for myself. I decided to "pick" the 1940's corde purse for my shop along with the coloured rhinestone scatter pins.

I cannot leave old glass behind...I am already using the blue mason jar to hold extra make-up brushes while I have not found a good spot for my milk bottle. It has the cutest graphics I have ever seen on the back including a coffee cup and a bowl of cereal ahh I just love it.

Now I did think of listing this purse in my shop but more often than not when I start to photograph items I am never sure if they are worth listing...hence why my little shop has 10 items I do believe I am just too picky. The purse has a little vintage quirk where the person making it ran out of material and used a different but slightly obvious shade. This mixed it with the awkward packing shape has given me second thoughts. The scatter pins also photographed weird so nothing new has actually been listed this week.

My question to vintage loving gals would you pay $15 shipping on an item that isn't really near mint aka quirky? The shipping costs for certain items always make me second guess listing them...

I mailed off this lovely tooled purse to a lucky gal. Sorta funny how I bought myself some new leather and sold off a piece in the same day. I washed and wore my new to me shirt right away, it proved to be nice and light to wear on a summers day.

How was last week for others?

Monday, July 11, 2016

recent beauty hits, mehs and misses

Hits!
bite beauty matte creme lip crayon in glace (100 point perk from sephora, pictured below)
I will pretty much take any free to me item from bite beauty. I was happy to give this shade a go since it is unlike anything I already own. It is described as a dusty mauve and I had a bit of a love hate relationship when I first got it, it can have a grey cast to the lips. But after wearing it for a month I can say that I love it. The matte formula is not drying and does not make your lips look like crepe paper.

caudalie vinosource moisturizing mattifying fluid (sephora)
I saw this in a youtube video and pretty much drove right down to sephora to get a sample. I fell instantly in love and have not looked back. I have oily skin and usually avoid all moisture or lotion based products. This one is very light and dries down matte-like. It does not keep my oily skin from getting "dewy" during the day but it does not make my skin produce more oil which most products tend to do. It is a hit since it wears as a primer under make-up perfectly and I have no desire to look for anything else for my skin.

lancer the method polish (deluxe sample via sephora)
The full size of this product is a whopping $95 I just thought I would warn you before you click on the link but oh is it wonderful! I don't have sensitive skin and if I am going to use a physical scrub I want it to be "scrubby" This is a microdermabrasion type scrub with a very fine but very gritty sand like texture. It does not irritate the skin but buffs away dry skin amazingly. I have been using it sparingly and hope I can pick up another sample size in the future. 

too cool for school dinoplatz dear brachiosaurus blotting papers (sephora)
I picked these up since I knew the caulalie lotion didn't completely stop my skin from getting oily. I personally don't carry make-up in my purse so going back to my teens and using blotting papers seemed like the best bet. These come in a really handy plastic case that does have a mirror and the cutest little puff that is sticky. It is really quite ingenious and makes forehead touch up a breeze.

mehs
jurlique balancing rose water mist (deluxe sample via sephora)
I love rose water so getting to test this out was a treat. It is really nice my only gripe is it is not as natural as it could be. It does have some really nice ingredients like marshmallow and lactic acid but also has alcohol listed as the second unnecessary ingredient. I tend to forget about toners in my skin care regime and after a month I have been forgetting to use this so for me it is not something I would repurchase.

caudalie micellar water (deluxe sample via sephora)
I wanted to try this out and see if I should repurchase my cleansing oil or try out a micellar water. This was a generous 50ml sample and I was able to use it for a month to really make up my mind. In comparison to a cleansing oil there was none in terms of removing foundation. This was really gentle and did not break down my make up as much as I had hoped.

misses
essence silky touch blush in babydoll (superstore)
It is very rare that I want to throw away something the first time I use it but this blush made me want to do this! I thought by the name it would be easy to blend and yes it is a soft blush but it was way more pigmented than I was expecting with a lot more shimmery that I thought as well. I made poor choices all around and am just not a fan.

What have others been loving lately?
There was no sun the day I felt like taking selfies...sorry for the graininess

Friday, July 8, 2016

thrift snapshots

I snagged the above butterprint off the rolling cart as items were being put away and I will admit I
was just going to walk right up to the cash register with out paying too much attention to the condition. It was shiny, turquoise and would be a great piece for my etsy shop. But then I noticed a chip on the spout, darn it so this little beauty got left behind. I practiced good thrift karma and left this for another thrifter who hopefully will be super happy to find it. I personally don't collect this pattern (shocking I know, it seems I hoard all the glassware but I don't)


I put my etsy shop on vacation while the Canada Post strike/lock out (make up your minds soon please) will happen. Yay! There will be a 30 day truce, my shop is back open! I received a new review this week and I am so glad this little bowl found a good home, reviews like this keep me chugging along with my tiny shop.

Yep, glassware came home with me this week at the thrift. I love to find harder to find makers like glasbake and hazel atlas. They tend to offer more unique shapes and colours than pyrex. I will admit I tend to block out condition issues with harder to find pieces I didn't notice my little green hazel atlas creamer was missing paint until after I paid for it and my blinders fell off. I bought it for my personal collection and I will love it as is.
The yellow bowl is by glasbake and was made for the sunbeam stand mixer. It is the most wonderful shade of yellow, I don't own a true batter bowl with a spout so it was a win, win situation.

How was this week for others at the thrift?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

june thrift finds

Crisp pictures are my kryptonite. 
June ended quite well in the thrift dept. I managed to knock off two holy grail items from my wishlist!

I have mentioned many times before I have been on the hunt for a black based needlepoint handbag for what seems like close to 12 years, no joke. I managed to find an oversized one that will be perfect for fall and winter this year! I added a cozy knit top from joe fresh to my sleeping/house attire wardrobe.

A found two brooches that I know I will be keeping for myself and not making their way into my etsy shop. The below deer or doe brooch is a great addition as I personally tend to stick to birds for my novelty brooches. I wore it out thrifting today and had some really good luck. I will make sure to wear it again to see what happens.

While out today I managed to find a head vase. I have been wanting one for literally ages but could never justify the retail price tag. It may have taken me 10 years but I found one for a beyond reasonable price.

The green mixer I will admit was an impulse but it is so darn cute and it was cheap. I do want a hand mixer as it would be practical for my baking. A stand one however I am not sure if I would get the hang of using it...urgh it didn't come with beaters and after looking online it may take me awhile to find a good fit for it.

What did others find this month? 

Friday, June 24, 2016

thrift snap shots

This week while thrifting I had lots of vintage to look at! My needlepoint loving self had three purses to ogle and I am not going to lie I had all three in my hands while wearing one myself.... This one was very similar in tone to one I already own, the clasp with finicky so no guilt leaving it behind.

There were about six dresses from the late 60's and early 70's in the store. I will admit the value villages I frequent have gotten a little crazy on their dress pricing every dress was $14.99 no matter the condition, the above one was the most wearable imo.

I do have a thing for 1970's sheer polyester dresses so I had to try this one on. It was my size but sadly the thread and elastic had gone rotten I could hear tearing and um holes showing as I was trying it on and getting it off. I left it behind since my sewing skills are not up to the challenge. But dang polka dots on top of flowers....

Below is what my change room looked like as I was trying to decide what to buy. The black needlepoint point purse was a NO BRAINER  I look for one every time I go to a thrift store I almost thought it was a mirage. I did leave the feather purse behind. I was going to pick it up for my etsy shop but the cost and shipping hassle made my leave it behind for another gal. It was so unique but the colour would not work me personally....that's what I have to tell myself. Lastly I did pick up another novelty brooch for myself because I can't get enough.

My monthly thrift round up will be next week with a better close up of my finds.
I can't seem to quit thrifing when I have fun affordable days like this one.


Monday, June 20, 2016

beauty items I have used up (aka hit pan)

This month I have emptied my shampoo, cleanser, foundation as well as some beauty items that have got me thinking about new to me products! I don't seem to "hit pan" on beauty items often so here are my thoughts on them and if I am going to repurchase or not.

tarte amazonian clay blush in celebrated: I bought this with a gift card in January and hoped being spendy work out for me. I made poor choices and sadly never really got on with this blush. It is very sheer as in almost invisible I have been pilling it on and am kinda happy it is on its last legs. The color if it would have been more pigmented would have been ideal I am now on the lookout for a cool toned pink blush. Suggestions welcome!

annabelle eye shadow in gleam: This is my go to all over lid color. I only own one eye shadow and this is it. I found a new one on sale for $3.99 so I started to use it already since mine was looking pretty grubby. If you want a subtle lid color I would 100% recommend this one.

milani baked blush in luminoso: I have owned this for more than a year it is very soft and easy to apply and blend. It is also very sheer and quite possibly better off being a blush topper adding depth to blush rather than a full on blush by itself. I have oily skin and I am just not sure how I feel about glimmery blushes... I will keep using this until it is gone but don't think I will repurchase...

bite beauty luminous cream (discontinued) lipstick in fig: I bought this in September and it has easily become my everyday lipstick. The only reason it is not 100% gone yet is because I bought a new one this the new year when bite beauty rolled out their new amuse bouche version of this shade. The new version of this lipstick is really wonderful and I can see myself using up that tube fast as well.

What beauty products have other used up recently?

Monday, June 13, 2016

last week in pictures

Last week I decided to "take back" a shirt of mine that I had put up for sale in my etsy shop. My attempts at ootd and selfies in general are pretty dreadful. At the thrifts old habits don't die hard and I ended up coming home with jewels. I prefer to buy my items cheap since you never really know how well they will work into your wardrobe. Case in point the above bird pin is a beauty but in real life it is way too heavy to be worn! It needs to be placed a wool coat or else it will flop over, not exactly an everyday pieces. I was happy to add a duette brooch to my collection, the pins can be used as shoe/collar clips or as a brooch!
On Sunday with the @ladyledcollective spring bazaar. The venue is definitely one of my favorites in the city. They usually host a spring and winter sale so be on the lookout this holiday season for their next sale. Rachael of @nettieandmin was able to capture the ambiance perfectly. I also ran into Sybil at the sale who was able to get another good shot on her insta account. 

Pictured below is Urban Eatin' Gardeners they offered some really tempting plants. I should have bought some kale and no that cute polka dot planter with the pansy was not $4 or else I would have bought it! Also pictured in Nettie and Min's rack.

After patiently stalking my peony bush to make sure it did not get hammered by a rain storm. I was able to bring in some blooms! I don't know why but free flowers are just better. I will pretty much have flowers in every little jar I can find for the week or so, whoop whoop.

How was last week for others?


Friday, June 3, 2016

current ins"peg"ration

I never grow tired of discovering new Winnipeg Instagram accounts or local shops. This past month I stumbled upon a few more ogle worthy accounts and one old favorite that posted the most most amazing photo.

@sustainlux / sustainlux.com
I can across this site thanks to a Winnipeg Free Press article about sustainable fashion. Sustainlux is not a physical store but an online one based out of Winnipeg that specializes in eco or humanely sourced goods.  The prices are quite reasonable for what they offer, I cannot wait for fall to see what kind of sweaters they carry, the above grey one is perfection.

@thecrinolinequeen
I don't dress in full on vintage (I always wear jeans) but that does not mean I don't appreciate girls who can pull off vintage skirts and dresses. I like her feed because she highlights local vintage finds and she has some really amazing pieces in her collection. I must wear yellow with aqua stat!
@lunevintage
I have followed lune vintage for ages I used to love her blog back in the day (when it was more about vintage, now it is about travel, it is still good but I am a home-girl) This photo is so creative and fun! She will be selling her goods in person this Saturday at the @wildwoodrosevintage market in Old Market Square. I sadly work and am going to miss seeing what she has!

If you are from Winnipeg what are your favorite insta accounts?

Thursday, May 26, 2016

may thrift finds

May turned out to be a bit more exciting at the thrifts than April. I did not manage to find any clothing (modern or vintage) for me so that wasn't the best. I did however find some really great deals for under $20 I managed to pick up everything shown which is pretty great considering most stores are upping their prices lately.

I found the above 1970's leather purse and hair scarf at the Sargent Ave MCC. Both items are now listed for sale in my shop, if they don't sell I have no problem keeping them for myself!

I came home with some wonderful 1940's fired on glass pieces. The jadeite green bowl I have no clue who makes it while the delphite blue refrigerator dishes are federal glass. I used to own one which I sold, so yes I came home with two more. These dishes have added to my list of lids I need to keep an eye out for.

At the Goodwill I found a wonderful Vera silk scarf which I placed in my shop as well as a few leather belts. I bought the tooled one for me but it needed a new buckle so I bought the above one to steal the buckle. None of that happened I kept the top one for myself and placed the other belt in my shop as well.

On the last thrifting day of the month I managed to find myself a pair of 1950's sunnies. I have always wanted a pair of these, needless to say I was super excited about this find. Only a slight adjustment to the tension and these are good to go!

Next month I do hope to get back at being excited to try and find clothes for myself. I like accessories just a bit too much.
How was May for others in terms of vintage finds?

Monday, May 23, 2016

recent beauty buys

Here is a look at some hits and missed from the beauty buys I have been trying recently! I didn't link the items but put the store where I bought them since you may have your favorite place to shop for items.

essence sun club lighter skin bronzer (real canadian super store) this was a mere $2.99, it is really big and made for pale skin so I gave it a go. It smells like coconut and blends very well! It does sadly turn a bit orange during the day. I am using this to get in the hang of doing a cheek bone contour. I do like it and once I get good I may upgrade to a more pricey option or learn to use a lighter hand with this one...but I like it!

joe fresh highlighter in champagne (real canadian super store) I bought this since it was $6 and much cheaper compared to the expensive ones at sephora. Sadly I do not love this one, it is a bit chalky and is more of a glitter highlighter than a glowy shimmer. I have been using it for day time wear since it is pretty subtle and good for pale skin. It just doesn't compare to the champagne highlighters put out by thebalm or becca.

maybelline better skin concealer in ivory (walmart) First of all this is the first drug store concealer I have ever bought that was too pale for my skin! I was using the maybelline age rewind concealer but it was just too dark. That being said this would be a good option for pale skin girls. It is lightweight and blends really nice it does remind me of the urban decay naked skin concealer but I just don't find that it covers under eye circles all that good. I bought it so I will use it. 

tata harper resurfacing mask (sample, sephora) I love enzyme masks, this is an all natural product so it was worth a try. I got three full masks out of this and well I didn't really love it. It is $80 for an ounce and I expected more. It does spread and wash off easily I just didn't have any tingling aka its working with it. My skin did feel tight and cleaned out after use but not enough to justify the price.

boscia charcoal pore pudding (sephora) I have tried a few charcoal masks in the past and found them to be too drying. I took a sample of this and completely fell in love. This mask doesn't "dry" down but stays like a "pudding" on the skin it is so easy to spread and wash off. ( I mean it still stain your face cloth but you don't have to scrub your face to remove it ) My skin feels soft and cleaned out and it is really good for those days when your skin just feels blah.

What have others been trying out recently? 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

a few tea infused treats that I have tried in the city....

I do love to bake with tea but I also love to pick up tea creations from local bakeries as well. When I began to think about it so far this year I have ate a lot of tea infused treats. As per a great suggestion from Sybil here is a look and mini review of some of those goodies!

pinky's bakery
I got the chance to visit pinky's this week for the first time and their menu did not disappoint there were many tea infused items for me to choose from. I was good and only picked up a few (I sadly did not try the thai tea milk....) The macarons from pinky's are very light and fluffy, they also have a good amount of "chew" to them. I tried the matcha which was not very sweet but good, and the raspberry earl grey which was such a nice combo! I also picked up an earl grey sandwich cookie. It 100% looks like something I would make myself. It wasn't very strong on tea flavour but super soft and wonderful. 

jenna rae cakes
There are no pictures by me of what I have tried at jenna rae's because I eat them pretty fast. The one day I went I pretty much come home with all the earl grey treats a girl could ask for. They offer earl grey cookie sandwiches which are quite unique but not my personal favorite (I have ate two just to make sure) I also didn't love the london fog cookie gems but I do think in general I just tend to not like london fog items as their macarons in the same flavour were not a hit with me. That being said their earl grey creme brule macarons which offers a caramel infused with earl grey filing are my favorite tea treat. I can't follow them on instagram because I get way to tempted when they post their tea infused treats.

high tea bakery
Besides offering an amazing assortment of loose tea for tasting and purchase high tea also offers a fantastic earl grey shortbread cookie. I do think the tea blend they use for this is what makes it special I have yet to be able to make a tea infused cookie that taste anything like this one. It is buttery, and not too bitter from the amount of tea in the cookie. Definitely a favorite of mine.

I have yet to try these but Sybil also recommends the matcha chocolate bar from @alicjaconfections and the matcha among others from @ohdoughnuts.

Do you have a favorite tea infused treat in the city?

Friday, May 13, 2016

my current thrift inspiration


I am not very good at pinning things on pintrest but apparently I like to screen shot a lot of things off Instagram. Here is what I hope to find and use as my inspiration when I go thrift shopping for spring/summer.

hazel atlas candy stripe bowls
I can't help but drool over any picture posted by gals who find these bowls at the thrift! I would take any color. I have yet to ever see one of these in person even in a retail setting.
@mrsashpaugh and @luminarevival

black based needlepoint, striped tops and general vintage goodness
I still have a thing for needlepoint. I have not been able to thrift a black based one to save my life, one of these days! I am always on the hunt for a perfect striped top so that whole image from @adoredvintage is perfection to me.

@nettieandmin
Rachael has been posting outfit shots lately and they are so so good! If that dress was a top I would have bought it I love the color, ruffles, buttons...the sunnies, hair scarf...you get the idea, all of it!

@greatfindsbygreta
I love to come across vintage items I have never seen before and these dot shakers took my breathe away. 100% hoping to come across these one day.

What is inspiring others right now to thrift or look for in vintage?

Monday, May 9, 2016

last week in pictures

at the thrift:
The month of April was pretty boring but the first week of May had some goodies for me to look at. I used to collect vintage rock and roll t-shirts/memorabilia so I had to take a snap of a vintage stones jean jacket for auction at the salvation army.
I decided to try a new to me thrift store (the sargent ave mcc) it was a really clean, well laid out little shop. It was one of those shops were you almost didn't even have to look at the price tag but just walk right up to the register! I found a great tooled leather shoulder bag, that I have no clue why I am selling it but it is in my shop for now.... as well as a fantastic pale turquoise hair scarf (also for sale in my shop)

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of going to a spring menu tasting for JOEY restaurant.
All of the food I got to enjoy has now officially launched! Pictured above is the butcher’s sandwich the presentation with the sandwich on a plank and the jus served in a tea cup, right up my alley! Below is a dangerously tasty blueberry mojito and their new market salad. Also new for dessert an
in house made ice cream available in 5 flavours and 2 tequila cocktails.



Thursday, May 5, 2016

my current made in manitoba favorites

Over the past year I have come across some really great locally made products. Here is a look at what I have been loving!

coal and canary candles : I own three of these (block out the fact that all my money is in candles) I adore the wood wick and how easy these are to light and trim. They burn clean and smell heavenly. Chunky knit sweater is my favorite out of the ones that I own. And dang now they have come out with a Winnipeg scented one...

sweet spirit apothecary root and petal balm : I bought this last year at the lucky girl pop-up sometimes with all natural products they have a short shelf life but this one is still going strong. I use this to add hydration and plump my lips before applying lipstick. I am not a lip gloss or balm girl so for me to keep reaching for the same product is saying something.

naked skin care cleansing oil : I double cleanse when washing my face at night and this cleansing oil removes my face make-up like no other. My cotton pad is always a horrifying shade of peach every night which is a good thing ( although I don't love this to remove my eye make-up). I am just shy of the half way mark and contemplating order a back -up! Naked skin care offers coupon codes on thier intsa account (hint hint there is one good until Sunday)

just the goods lavender deodorant : I have only used this less than a week but alreay know this is my new HG deodorant. If you are familiar with all natural deodorants you will know it is hard to find a good one that won't make you smell worse than if you just went commando. I actually had stopped wearing deodorant because of this fact but no more! 
This one dries down fast and powdery (but doesn't leave noticeable white marks) while retaining the essential oil scent. One word of advice is to pick your scent wisely. I can smell the lavender on me for a good half hour after applying it and also when I did sweat. Make sure you love the scent as it does not tend to dissipate like most essential oil products. 

Do others have locally made products they like to share?

Monday, May 2, 2016

my weekend in pictures

I made an effort to make actual plans with people other than myself for a change and it turned out to be a great weekend!
I meet up with Sybil from animated confessions to catch up in person and talk about local loves. I made her some of my cookies to enjoy while I ate the infamous high tea version.

I am forever putting food in jars for gifts. The jar I made for Sybil turned out pretty cute the floral wrapping paper and leopard print washi tape made for a great combo. If you are thinking about using vintage jars for food gifts. Wide mouth "masons" are the way to go. The standard size jars tend to fit 6 cookies while the larger (and harder to find) will fit a dozen. I try to pick these up when ever I see them for a good price at the thrift but will admit they are a bit hard to come by, my stock is almost bare now!

Sybil brought me a hand made chocolate bar from local etsy seller alicja confections. I love anything salted and toffee and this bar does not disappoint. I am more than half way through it already, no control...
I brought my sister to the WEST Etsy seller market. She bought a vintage dress that I could not get a good picture of from wildwoodrose vintage and I picked up an all natural deodorant from just the goods. I have already tested it out and so far I am pretty pleased with my choice.

How was the weekend for others?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

the week so far in pictures

On Friday I couldn't resist the temptation from Instagram and headed down to mad about style to pick up coal and canary's new candle super powers and fresh cut flowers. I am a huge floral fan and this candle is so light and fresh no doubts about my choice. When I visited margot and maude a few weeks back I was so so good and did not go into jenna rae cakes but Friday morning they posted a new flavour of white wine ganache that I knew a friend would love so I went it and didn't do too much damage for a change! 

Today (aka Wednesday) I was invited to attend a blogger event for JOEY restaurant. I loved this event last year and was happy to see what would be new this year. @shelzolkewich took the most amazing shot (along with many others) of JOEY's new in house made ice cream. It is made from liquid nitrogen and has the most creamy texture! I also ate pretty much all of the market salad on the table...more pictures to come in another post.  @pegcitylovely was also at the event snap chatting and posting it up if you want to hear/see about the blueberry mojito which was an all around favorite.


I made such poor thrift decisions this week! I had a 30% off coupon about to expire so I bought well things I didn't need. I have not thrifted anything so far this month so I wanted to come home with at least something. So a leather belt for my shop (although it is not the best quality) and a 501 lid came home with me. Apparently in the store I blocked out how badly damaged it is....so it will most likely not be used it is pretty terrible. I somehow decided to turn down a milk glass platter...somedays...

This weekend should be a good one though Winnipeg Etsy is hosting a pop-up event as well as third and bird! What do others have planned?