October 29, 2013

Edge of your seat.

sweater: target, pants, shirt, loafers, bag, & purse: thrifted

Whew. I am tired! It's my last semester and while I'm only taking 7 credits, it's kicking my trash! But I am working on a really cool project that I'm excited to share.... sometime! More like in December when it's done. I just live to leave you on the edge of your seats ;)

October 24, 2013

A few words of business.

dress: made by me, sweater: thrifted, tights: walmart, shoes: target, purse: ross

I have a few questions for you lovely readers about this here blog.

1. Big pictures (like above) or small pictures like I've been doing on the last few posts? I feel weird about my face being all up in your face. But are smaller pictures side by side too small? The predicament I'm in ;)

2. While I was on my blogging break I programmed my comments to go to my email, but only a handful will actually end up in my inbox. And most of the comments are just posting automaticallly without me publishing them. Is this because of the whole Google Reader going out? Or does blogger just hate me?

3. This one is kind of awkward.... But.... Um... Is there a way to block people from seeing your blog without making your blog private? I love, love, LOVE all of my followers! Seriously. You guys are just the best. There is just one person who comments occasionally on my blog and this person comments just rub me the wrong way... I end up deleting all of them because they make me feel weird. Please no one be offended by this! I seriously love feedback and feel so loved that people leave comments! It's great. Ah, I feel like a jerk. Please don't think I'm a jerk. I love you. Bye.

4. This yellow background is bad. Sorry bout that.

October 19, 2013

He's the Garth to my Wayne.

This is why I love him.
More to come.

October 17, 2013

Being a Mother.

sweater, vest, & bag: thrifted, dress: estate sale, tights: target, shoes: charlotte russe

I graduate in December and I keep hearing the same question over and over again, "What are you going to do after you graduate?" I reply with the same answer every time: "Have babies." Then I get a look like, "Seriously?" and I smile and explain that I have my internship in January and then who knows!

I attend an LDS school with students who share my faith. It shocks me a little bit that every time I say "have babies" that I get a look like I'm a crazy person. Which, actually might be true. But what's wrong with wanting to be a mother? That's what I believe my calling in life is. I got my education, which was extremely important to me. But now that that door is closing, another chapter of my life is about to begin and nothing would make me happier than to raise children. 

We live in a generation where the world tells us, "Go get jobs! Make lots of money! That will make you happy!" And while money is essential to life, it is not everything. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we believe that:

"The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. "

There is nothing wrong with wanting to be a stay at home mom. I think it is the greatest job any woman can hold. I'll be turning 22 this December and while some of you are probably thinking why on earth why would I want to have children at this age, I know in my heart being a mom is what I was sent to this earth to do. Children terrify me. I'm awkward around them and I don't know what to say. But I know that if I trust God and his plan for me that I will be able to overcome my fears and be the mother I dream of being.

I love being a woman. I love being able to one day hold the title of mother, mom, mommy, mum, that lady that carries me around. Being a woman is powerful. We have the ability to create a human life! (with a little help from the men ;) I'm not pregnant. Who knows when I will be. It's all God's timing. But I am his servant and a mother is what I know he wants me to be. 

October 15, 2013

Old people.

dress, sweater, & shoes: thrifted, tights: forever 21, scarf: made by my mom

After 18 months of marriage, Rob and I have become an old couple. In the past two weeks we have gone to bed before 8:30 pm. One night we retired to bed at 7:30. Might as well start drinking cranberry juice and yelling at kids to get off my lawn and asking everyone to call me Grandma Kitty. Sounds like a dream if you ask me. 

October 11, 2013

This is me.

jacket, blouse, shoes, & bag: thrifted, jeans: rue 21

Hi. Remember a few months ago when I made a really dramatic exit and swore off blogging? Well. Here I am. Blogging. 

My last post was almost six months ago. I had felt like my blogging career was over and that I needed to focus on life outside of the internet world. And that I did. In the past six months, I have made a wedding dress, started my last semester of college, moved into a cute little house, grown, started a new job, celebrated 18 months of marriage, and so the list goes on. In the first few months, I didn't really miss blogging. I was ready to move on. 

About three months ago, I started attending the temple ever Friday (a LDS temple is a place of worship where we go to be closer to the Lord, if you'd like to learn more click HERE). The temple is a very sacred and important part of my faith. I can't discuss what goes on inside of temples, but I can tell you that I have a testimony that it is of God and if we attend regularly, blessing await. 

As I made an effort to go to the temple every week, I started having this feeling that I needed to start blogging again. I kind of brushed it off because I had JUST quit. I didn't want to look totally ridiculous. But each week I went back the feeling kept building. I had a feeling come upon me that said, "God gave me talents and my talents are God's. My talents may not be huge, but if I can use my talents to help someone else, I need to use them and show appreciation for them."

I have a really hard time not hiding away my talents under a bushel. I get SO embarrassed that I have this blog. I know it might seem a little silly that I consider "blogging" a talent, but this blog is called "Thrifted Things" and I do think I have a talent in finding clothing at thrift stores and making them my own. And I hope that I inspire some of you to look outside of the box and explore the world of thrifting. 

So, this is me. I don't have a fancy camera. I pose awkwardly. I don't pay over $10 for any piece of clothing. I don't have sponsors. But I do have an eye for clothing. I do sew. I do re-fashions and make ugly things pretty. 

I hope you stick around.... again. Here's to a come back to fashion blogging.