Friday, August 12, 2011

Some Family Fun + A Thrifty Find

Like I mentioned before, every Thursday night is Family Night at my parents' house. The weather has been so gorgeous lately and last night was no exception. It was perfect!

The little cousins played hula hoops and rode scooters and tuckered themselves out!

Little Violet watched the action from the sidelines....for now.

My neice Nya looking awfully sweet. But don't let her fool you - she's got some spunk!

In case you care (sorry about all this mommy-talk), potty training Jack has been, well, I'm not even sure what to say. It's been challenging to say the least. I don't think I've ever cleaned up so many puddles in my life. He has yet to actually go in the toilet. I don't remember that Avery was so difficult to train, but maybe I just forget.

Oh, boy...all I can do is keep trying!

Moving my thrifty find for the week.

I know what you are going to say - why are you wearing a coat in the middle of summer?

Because I found it at Goodwill.

In their bargain bins.

For 85 cents.

It's a really good quality coat from French designers Marithe Francois Girbaud.

And it fits me perfectly.


If you don't shop at thrift stores, you really should try it sometime. It might just be the highlight of your week! :)

Happy Weekend Peeps!


  1. Wow....that coat is super awesome and what a steal! They were giving it away at that price, I love it!

  2. Wow, love the coat and what an awesome deal!!!!

    I remember potty training as being the single most frustrating thing I had ever attempted up to that point in my life. :) AND I had a girl. :) I hear boys are harder. Have you tried the fruit loops in the toilet for him to try to hit? :)

  3. ok. seriously! what goodwill do you go to? :) I love thrift store shopping and goodwill shopping but NEVER seem to get the nice things you do! ;) Guess I gotta dig alittle deeper in those bins. I often just scronge through them cause I don't have the time or patience to dig deep!
    Wilma King

  4. My take on potty training for what it is worth. I have a son and a daughter so have trained both. I found that it was just easier to wait until they were ready. I figured I could fight them for several months of accidents before they were ready, or just wait out the several months and do it then. My son was well over 2 and wouldn't use the toilet until he could stand to pee (thank goodness he was tall for his age). My daughter wasn't two yet, and she did it herself before I had even thought of doing it. I don't remember either of them having accidents.

  5. GREAT FIND! (and super-cute children!!:)


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