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Friday, June 26, 2015

Thrifty Finds Friday: Dresses are My Favorite

Here are my thrift store finds of the week:
 Monoreno Beaded 20's style dress $7
Authentic  MILLY strapless dress $7
Milly dresses are org. over $200 and this is like the 5th one I've found in my years of thrifting! I've sold all but one of them and I plan on selling this one- size 6
 Forever 21 goth cross print dress $7
selling- size M
 Express sequined dress $7
selling- size M
 Brand New With Tags Calvin Klein belted dress $9
selling-size 12
True Blue 70s style denim dress $7
selling- size 5/6

Any Favorites?

If you are in the Columbus, Ohio area this Sunday my thrifty finds will be on sale at the North Market from 10am-5pm!
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thrifty Finds Friday

Here are my thrift store finds of the week:
BRAND NEW WITH TAGS! gorgeous Jessica Howard evening lace dress $7
selling- size 10
Target kimono $6
selling- size L
vintage Esprit denim dress $7
so on trend this summer! 
selling- size M 7/8
Kimchi & Blue dress $7
vintage unicorn pictures $2 each
how could you pass these up; seriously?

Any Favorites?

I do have some things for sale on eBay right now just click on SHOP MY CLOSET at the top of this page!
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Cute Outfit of the Day: Grown Up Sailor Suit

Ark & Co. jumpsuit: thrift $7
belt: thrift $2
shoes: thrift $4
necklace: American Eagle $10
sunglasses: Kmart $10
Total Cost: $33

I found this jumpsuit recently while thrift shopping. I realized I haven't even had a chance to put it up on Thrifty Finds Friday. I love it!  I feel like it's the grown up version of a sailor suit!

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Cute Outfit of the Day: Vintage but Modern LBD

vintage dress: thrift $7
shoes: thrift $4
clutch: thrift $3
bracelet: Forever 21 $5
Total Cost: $19

Hey Everyone! Thanks for letting me have some time off. As most of you know, we had to bury my Grandma this past Saturday and I've also been suffering with the worst headache of my life for over a week now. It is still hurting so I'm not sure how much blogging I'm going to be able to do this week. Taking it day by day. If you think of me please ay a prayer that I start to feel better soon. Thanks!

This outfit was from a few weeks ago before my Grandma heart attack and fall. It is kind of ironic that it is a little black dress although this is a bit fancier than what I wore to the funeral. When I first saw this dress at the thrift store,  I thought it would be from Asos or maybe a dept store brand because it looks so modern. I was shocked when I saw the tag and realized it's vintage- probably 80's or 90's. Proof that all great styles some back around!

A special thank you to everyone who commented with words of encouragement after my Grandmas passing wither here on the blog or on Facebook! I've felt so supported and loved by you guys! You're the best!




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Monday, June 1, 2015

Goodbye Grandma Beans

Hey Everyone! 

You may be wondering where I've been for the past week...

On Monday, my Grandma, Mary Rose Beans, had a heart attack while gardening and fell and cracked her skull open. They rushed her to the hospital but there was not much they could do. Because of the heart attack they couldn't treat the bleeding in her head and because of her head injury they couldn't operate on her heart. A classic and devastating catch 22. 


My mom and I arrived at the hospital in Canton, Ohio  (2 hours away) on Wednesday morning and by that afternoon they transferred her to a hospice in New Philadelphia where her and her husband Charlie live. We sat by her side for 3 days. We held her hand, talked to her, and wet her mouth with a sponge. 

On Wednesday night and Thursday she had several moments of great clarity that almost gave us hope that she might pull through. She made jokes and was her normal sassy self. Also in true form, she ate about 4 containers of chocolate ice cream they told us that it pays to be under the weather!

By Saturday she was completely unresponsive and by Sunday they had to put her on a breathing machine. Late Sunday night she went to be with Jesus. 

 The whole thing was so sudden. She was 83 and had always been in great health. I'm just glad that she didn't have to suffer for a long time because she made it very clear to all of us that she never wanted to be in a nursing home.








She was an amazing lady! I know everyone says that about their beloved grandma but she was truly one of a kind! Growing up I can remember trying to describe her to my friends. I would say things like she's just not your typical grandma. She doesn't knit or bake or sit around. She's sassy, she's funny, she eats her dessert before her dinner because life is short, you know. She rode a motorcycle until she was into her 70's! She was on her 3rd husband and always said she was working on him too! She ran a thrift Store called Second Hand Rose for many years in New Philadelphia, Ohio which is where my love of thrift shopping began! She also dedicated many years of her retired life to volunteering at a local cat shelter. Cats were her life!
 

She had a rough life at times but always knew she had much to be grateful for. For some, being adopted might evoke feelings of abandonment but for her it was something that set her apart and made her special. For some, getting pregnant at 16 and having a baby would feel like the end but she did her best to be a good mama and provide for her growing family. For some, having a not so great first husband and then meeting the love of your life only to loose him to death would make you give up on love but she opened up her heart once again to a handsome neighbor named Charles Austin Beans. And for some burying your son at the age of 60 would be too much to handle but she lived on to keep his memory alive.



I am just so grateful for all the wonderful times we had together! I have always been acutely aware 
that she wouldn't be with us forever so I tried to spend as much time together as the distance between us would allow. My mom and I took 7 annual trips down to Florida to visit her and made some really great memories that I will cherish forever! Some of my favorite memories of my grandma are of us shopping together at Bealls and The Exchange, the amazing grilled cheese sandwiches she made me when I was sick, drinking margaritas and tequila rose, happy hour at Camp N' Aire, the time we took her to Disney's Animal Kingdom and she thought the Lion King show was pretty awesome,  her helping me check people out in her thrift store, but my favorite times were the nights we would crawl in bed together and watch Days of our Lives or Family Feud and I would ask her questions about her past and secretly record it all in my cell phone so I wouldn't forget a single precious memory...

and I won't


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Friday, May 22, 2015

Thrifty Finds Friday: Peplum Crazy

I went to the Volunteers of America Thrift Store on Indianola (in Columbus, Ohio) on Monday night when I was displaced from my home due to my husbands band practice. This trip really reignited my love for VOA! They have the best prices and I found some really great stuff! I' will forewarn you; I went a little crazy with the peplum tops! 
  
 classic Mossimo for Target black sundress $3
as I said yesterday, I live in these comfy sundresses all summer long!
 Forever 21 top/dress $3
not sure if it's a top or a dress but it looks really cute on!
 stunning vintage dress $3
Doesn't this just look like something straight off of Mad Men! 
another adorable vintage dress by Depeche Mode $3
selling- size 12 (but fits like an 8)
 southwestern scarf $2
I can't resist a southwestern print- it's kind of a problem but not really! 
 drop waist Tezenis dress $2
super thick, soft cotton dress- so comfy!
 Brand New With Tags Forever 21 top/dress $5
another one I'm not sure if it's a top or a dress but I thought it was so cute for fall and couldn't believe it was brand new!
 Authentic American Heritage SO peplum top $4
 Forever 21 peplum top $4
I had to show off the back of this one- it's so pretty!
Madewell leather trim peplum top $5
selling- size M

Any Favorites?

I haven't listed anything for sale on eBay in a few weeks because I'm getting ready to sell at the North Market Flea starting in June. I'll be there about one Sunday per month. I'll let you all know when I have the exact dates but i the meantime if there is something you have to have just email me at lindz.turner@gmail.com
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