A Sunny Day at the Thrift Store

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The Pods go marching on and on Hoorah, Hoorah! Here are my paper pod series livening up my kitchen window sill waiting for frames and better light. Check them out on my flickr. I need to make an IKEA run and get some frames for these guys. Chances are these will be a tad more expensive because they have more love in them. I like them because they are more mixed media and have more ethnic flair to them (like Pier One–HA!).
Found some booty at the thrift store today. I mainly was killing some time before meeting Joel for lunch outside. Still a bit too windy though. Found too many purses. It’s sad that I long to be hip yet my hippy side jumps up and bites me in the tookus all the time.
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This little 3 some was fun. It’s orange, I like that.
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Pattern is gaudy and I kinda like that. It’s lined with plastic which makes me think I might make the straps waaay shorter and use this group as a vanity set. It’s got a lined coin purse and a kleenex holder, heck the bright green kleenex was still in there!
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The next purse I found was a cool little gap bag that was itching to get snatched up because of course it’s too small to be the bag I need it to be, but it goes so well with my new Walmart shoes!
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This is where the grandma/hippy came out of me. I liked the homemadeness of this bag. I like the wooden buttons, the red trim. This bag might have to become a diaper bag one day.
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But this is my favorite because it did not come from A-Z thrift store it came from Emma, my Swedish sister! She remembered me and sent me this cool double sided coin purse. From a country that uses a lot more coins than ours.
OK enough about fuddy-duddy quilted purses. Here is my latest in progress Metro III. I am wishing to have it done for Friday. That, and a website. I love the image, I just have to force myself to not rush the oils, they muddy so quickly.
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Bottles and Books

Remember I said Eden was barfing on Monday night? I called my ped’s office to ask some nurses advice (they’re supposed to be in the office at 8:30am and when I called at 10:45 they still weren’t in, hrrrumph) and I also called Lynn since she’s used bottles a little bit more than me. And we couldn’t figure out an obvious solution so I bought a not-so-astronomically priced soy formula and gave Joel some notes and headed off to class. At 6pm she woke from a nap. At 7pm I had gotten 3 phone calls (no one ever calls me….unless I’m in class) One was my brother in law Nathan to tell us that he and Laura are going to have a bebe. The other 2 were Joel. Luckily, our class took a hop-skip to a gallery on campus to see some Latin-American art. And raid the food table. All good art students should know how to do this well my prof added. I called Joel on the way over only to hear my girl screaming in the background. She won’t take a bottle I was informed. I didn’t think about this problem. Now I dunno if I would take my screaming infant to a store to get random bottles but I knew Joel sure wouldn’t. I went down the list off options: try feeding it to hear with the silicone nipple, try cleaning out the nipple really good with water, try giving it to her in a cup or with a spoon, try shooting it down her throat with a medicine syringe. And if all else fails, drive her around til she konks out. I called Joel at 9:15 and she had gone to sleep. When I arrived she was awake again, but in good spirits and definately ready to nurse.
It crossed my mind for a split second to drop out of school. Then I was like Heck No!! I’ll be shopping for bottles this weekend. I heard that Avent makes the bottles closest to breastfeeding. Is this true? You bottle users out there give me notes!!
And yeah! I’m going to be an aunt, twice this next year!!
Went thrifting again today, cuz our friend Chris Hultquist and his wife are expecting in November and they have few connections and even less fundage. I can always find some good baby stuff. So I found: A Baby Bjorn, a Carters crib sheet with bugs on it, 2 Carters sleepers and 1 gown, an Old Navy hoodie, a Gymboree sweater, another creeper- 18months. Some cute corduroy clogs and a German looking tablecloth (way cool!).
A super pretty stationary portfolio.
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And a whole mess of kids books that are classic. A couple Suess’ Hop on Pop and Foot Book. But also these nifty titles.
500 Palabras nuevas para ti (500 words to grow on) Harry McNaught
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That’s Good, That’s Bad Joan M. Lexau illustrated by Aliki (awesome!)
Zieh und Sieh! (see and say German book)
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What Do You Say Dear? Sesyle Joslin illustrated by Maurice Sendak: Ok the best part about this book is some poor parent has gone through and edited the not so gentle humor the author meant as a bit of satire. Click on the images to read the notes. It’s really funny and worth the 49 cents to see a manners book edited summore to be appropriate for kids! What a sensitive world we live in.
Pet Friends: Photos of kids in retro clothing holding animals, great board book.
Just like me by Jan Ormerod: Funny comparisons of an older sibling with their new baby brother. Bald as an Egg is my fave!
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