Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dress For Success With Swap Meet Finds

You may know what Victoria's Secret is, but if you want to know Leslie's Secret, it's that she gets a majority of her cutest outfits at the Swap Meet! 

Flower Blouse cost $0.50 and Red Clutch cost $1. I've paired it with a black braided belt, black shorts and sandals. 

Here are the Clothing Items I purchased on my most recent Swap Meet trip. Not any of these items cost more than $1. I know a lot of people do not like to buy used clothing. However, It doesn't bother me. When choosing used clothing, I am in search of items that appear to be lightly worn and are not damaged. Though, sometimes I can even find items brand new with tags. Once items are brought home, they go straight to the wash. 

Gold Glitter Top cost $0.50! I paired it with a black velvet skirt and gold/black accessories. 

Long Peacock Print Dress cost $1! I paired it with a black braided belt, a black clutch and colorful dangly earrings. 

Green Shimmery Blazer cost $0.50! This might be my favorite buy of the day. I paired it with a black pencil skirt and gold/black accessories. 

Stripe Neck Tie Blouse cost $0.50. I paired it with black slacks, a zipper clutch and silver peacock earrings. 

Orange Knit Blouse cost $0.50. I paired it with denim shorts, a brown braided belt, a colorful bead necklace, a orange/brown bracelet and a colorful wrap around purse. 

Satin Blue Print Dress cost $1. I paired it with a blue/silver necklace and a turquoise clutch purse. 

Stripe Tank Top cost $0.50. I paired it with denim shorts, a bead necklace and a turquoise clutch. 

Now you know my secret! You don't have to spend lots of money to dress fashionably. Keep an open mind and try buying a thing or two second hand. You really can get so much more for your money. 

Leopard Dress cost $1!  I paired it with a bead necklace and black sandals. My Hubby really likes this one. :0)

Now I want to find a mannequin to display future outfits on my posts. I bet I can find one at the Swap Meet! ;0) Till next time! 


A Country Girl's Swap Meet Haul

Many of you might not know this, but I am a Country Girl at Heart. My dream is to live on a Ranch with lots of Animals someday. And I am not only a dreamer, I make things happen. So, it is very likely that will take place. :0)

Horse Blouse cost $1 on an previous Swap Meet Haul.

Western Picture Frame cost $0.25. I have the perfect picture of my Husband and I riding horses to go in it. 

Hanging Rack cost $1. This will be perfect to hang towels or jackets. Maybe even scarves. Not exactly sure yet. 

Basket Tray cost $1. It's very sturdy and a bit heavy. 

Curtain Rods cost $0.50 each! Wow! Super good price! 

Picture Frames cost $0.50 each. These will be perfect for a wall collage I'm working on. 

Flag Candle Pail cost $0.50. It has a large candle inside. It will be perfect to use on 4th of July. 

Large Mickey Mouse Bag cost $0.25. Hey Mickey you're so fine! You're so fine you blow my mind! Hey Mickey! ;0)

Child Halloween Costume cost $0.25. I bought this for my Beautiful Niece. I figure since she is such an Angel all year, why not be a devil on Halloween. A very beautiful and sweet devil that is. :0)

Plastic Container cost $0.50. I'm going to use it to store our light bulbs. 

This See's Candies Bag is what we are currently using to store our light bulbs. Sorry to disappoint my fellow organizers. It shall be improved today. :0) Ugly organization shall be in the Fry household no longer! 

Over the Door Rack cost $1. Great for maximizing storage. 

That's going to be it on this post! Be sure to stop by again soon! And feel free to leave a comment! I would love to hear from you! :0)


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Saving Pennies at the Swap Meet


Pony Wood Piggy Bank cost $1. I thought the colorful design on it was too cute. 

Scrapbook Items cost $0.25! I always seem to be in need of printed paper. So this will come in handy. 

Butterfly Decals cost $1. Love. 

Vintage Kleenex Holder cost $0.50. My Hubby told me recently that we need to have Kleenex in the (wo)man cave. Your wish is my command Hubsters. ;0)

Easter Cards cost $0.75. I was so egg-cited by the price!       

High Heel Picture cost $1. This is for a friend of mine that has a High Heel theme in her bathroom and asked me too look for some items for her. 

Christmas Cards with Coordinating Stickers cost $0.25 each! What a deal. Hopefully, none of my friends or family are reading this post. They might just get these for Xmas. ;0)

Christmas Cards with Red Robbin and Snowman cost $1. How adorable. 

Tin Heart Picture Frame cost $0.50. I'm going to insert a picture of my Sweetheart of course. 

Auto-Ring Repair & Reinforce cost $0.25. I actually thought this was a mini sewing machine. Grrrr... Looks like I wasn't paying close attention today. Will we ever use this? Probably not. One quarter down the drain! ;0)

Elephant Print Suitcase cost $10. It is in pretty good shape. Hubby and I are going on a trip soon and this will be perfect for me. And no, we are not going to Africa or Asia, but where we are headed might have a circus in town. ;0)

Well, that's going to be it on this post. Not a whole lot of buys, but I am happy with what I got. Till next time! 


Monday, September 16, 2013

My Funky Craigslist Dresser

Ooh baby! You had me at hello! 

Isn't this just Groovy Baby?!?!

It was love at first sight when scrolling through Craigslist for a new dresser for myself. Well, new to me that is...  The ad stopped me dead in my tracks. 

After selling our dining room table that we didn't have much love for, I decided that we shouldn't keep things we don't like. 

I'm really good at getting rid of smaller items that aren't working well for us. Though, when it comes to larger items, I am more hesitant. Mainly because it is going to take a bit of hard work to maneuver a piece out of our home, as well as find a buyer for it (though, finding a buyer isn't usually too difficult).  Also, it's going to take some searching to find an item to replace it. As well as planning and time and energy to go pick a new item up. Let alone maneuver the new item back in our home.  Feeling tired yet? Sheesh. I am. 

Though, I am not going to let any of that deter me any longer! If it's not an item we absolutely love then bye bye baby! It's out with the old and in with the new!

This is my dresser/mirror that I sold this weekend. Hubby and I had a very large yard sale and got rid of lots of stuff. 

We actually sold the dresser/mirror to our next door neighbor.  We delivered it free of charge and put it in her bedroom. Only for her to come knocking the very next day saying it wasn't exactly what she wanted! Can you believe that?!?! This is a yard sale lady! There is no return policy! What you see is what you get! All sales are final! 

What I actually said was "Awww... That is too bad.  We can refund your money and remove it from your bedroom for you". My advice, don't sell to neighbors. 

However, being the Fantastic Sales Person I am, I reposted the dresser for sale and a buyer came and picked it up within hours of us getting it back! Now that's what I am talking about! Boy am I good! No wonder my Husband loves me so! I'm irreplaceable baby! ;0)

Let me tell you it was no easy task getting my new piece home either. It was at an apartment building on the 2nd floor! And it was just me and another lady trying to carry it. Though, thankfully a passerby helped us out. Believe it or not there are still gentlemen out there. All this time I thought my Hubby was the only one. ;0)

Also, my truck straps came loose while on the freeway! YIKES!!! I haven't been that nervous in a long time. Cars were flying by me when I was trying to fix it.  My life was flashing before my eyes! Though, I survived and am now the proud owner of this beauty. It was well worth the extra gray hair. ;0)

I plan on showing you pics of my new dresser in our room. It's currently sitting on the bed of my truck until Hubsters arrives. This posting is to be continued...


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Farmer's Daughter's Swap Meet Haul

Well, I'm not exactly a Farmer's Daughter. However, I did grow up with chickens, roosters and dogs. And you can always count my brother and sister as wild and crazy animals. ;0)

I think this Mustard Bubble Vase is Fantastic! Cost $1.50.

How cute are these Flower Plates? cost 4 for $1!

I just love this Green Glass Straw Holder cost $1. I already have a clear colored one, but I just had to have this green one. 

Large Basket cost $1. I'm all about pretty organization. 

It's works great holding our extra water bottles. :0)

Quilt cost $2! The vibrant colors are terrific and match our living room perfectly.   It will be great to use when snuggling on the sofa on those cold winter nights up ahead. 

Gold Picture Frame was free! This will be a great addition to a wall picture collage I am working on. 

Butterfly Candy Dish cost $1. I might give this to my Mother in Law. She has a love for butterflies. 

I already have a bird one that I purchased on a previous Swap Meet haul. :0)

Black / White Print Bowls cost 4 for $2.50. These are for a friend of mine that asked me to look for some bowls for her. They were more than I wanted to pay, though I did bargain down from $3. 

Metal Basket cost $1. I'm going to use it to store Popsicles in the freezer. Yes, I'm all about fridge organization. That's how I do it baby! 

Cereal Bowl cost $0.25! I got this for my Hubby.  I gotta send my man off to work feeling confident! In case he happens not to hear any words of encouragement from me in the morning, he can read them off the bowl I bought him. ;0)

I know, Worlds Best Wifey right here. ;0)

Flower Clutch Purse cost $1. Ooh sexy! 

Necklaces cost $0.25 each. The black one is going to be part of my Halloween costume this year. I'm thinking of being a Flapper. Hot stuff right?!?

Beaded Purse cost $1. I just adore it. 

Queen Picture Frame cost $0.50. You think if I insert a picture of me, Hubby will put it on his desk at work? What? I'm keeping it real. ;0)

Beige Braided Belt cost $2. Too cute. 

Basket cost $1. How I love being organized. 

Curtain Rings were free! Apparently I got it like that. What? Don't hate. ;0)

CD's cost 4 for $1! Love all these talented ladies! 

Knitted Pillow cost $0.25. How adorable!

Wood Carved Candle Holders cost $1each. I heart the detail. 

Basket cost $1. I love stylish storage!

Purple Flower Basket cost $0.50. I'm going to use it to store my hair products. 

Kitty Bed cost $2. In like new condition. 

Looks like our Tabitha Marie approves! 

That's going to be it on this haul my fellow Farmers! Stay Fabulously Frugal! :0)