Peace Place Thrift Store and Thrifting in Athens

Awhile back I got an e-mail from Peace Place, Inc asking if I would be interested in visiting and spreading the word about their thrift store. From their website: Peace Place, Inc. is a domestic violence program that serves survivors of family violence in Banks, Barrow, and Jackson counties in Georgia. We offer emergency shelter, transitional and scattered site housing, … Continue reading

Superkea Sunday 2015!

This past Sunday marked our family’s third annual Superkea Sunday–when we go to Ikea while many other people watch a popular sports program on their televisions. Honestly, this wasn’t my favorite Superkea Sunday ever. I think word has kind of gotten out, and it wasn’t as dead as in years past, for one thing. And two year olds + Ikea … Continue reading

Whale Print from Artollo and the Toddler Nursery One Year Later

Thanks to Artollo for sending this whale print for me to review. I wasn’t otherwise compensated for this post, and all opinions are mine. Abe’s been in his new room for nearly a year now, so I thought it’d be a good time to check back in on the room and talk about how it’s working out and what’s changed … Continue reading

Our New Ikea Karlstad Sectional: A Love Story

Here’s what I wrote nearly two years ago about wanting a Karlstad sectional: Yes, I know….EVERYONE has a Karlstad sofa from Ikea. But you know what? Sometimes everyone is right. Because where else am I going to find an attractive sectional, with a cover that I can replace if/when the evil cats destroy the first one, for $900? Since then, … Continue reading

Thrift Score Thursday

Woot! I’m guest hosting Thrift Score Thursday again this week! It’s my very favorite thing in the whole world to guest host, and I’m not just saying that because it’s the only thing I’ve ever guest hosted. The way it works is you share your thrifty finds (from garage sales, Craigslist, flea markets, thrift stores…..wherever!) all week long on Instagram … Continue reading

Guest Hosting Thrift Score Thursday!

I’m very excited to be guest hosting Thrift Score Thursday, one of my favorite events in all of blogland, this week. Brynne from The Gathered Home and Trisha from Black and White Obsession are the permanent hosts; everyone links up their thrift (or flea market or garage sale or grandma’s basement or whatever) finds for the week (you can link … Continue reading

Cheap Rugs and Wallpaper Musings

I’m sure I’ve talked about this before, but back at our old house, we had the most beautiful rug in all the world in our living room. At least that’s how I remember it. It was a big old oriental rug, mostly red, worn down just perfectly. It made the room feel so cozy, and it made my feet happy, … Continue reading

Another Edition of Thrift Finds

I like to do these every now and then because we haven’t gotten any projects finished around here I like to see what other people find out thrifting, and it seems likely I’m not the only one who’s like that. This round-up is special because it’s mostly stuff other people found for me. One of the few things as exciting … Continue reading

A New Blanket, a New Dishwasher, and the World’s Prettiest Wooden Bowl

I’ve got a motley collection of things that don’t get their own posts today. 1. New blanket! If you’ve ever read the comments section on Apartment Therapy (or, umm, anywhere on the internet), you’ve probably noticed that being incredibly kind and giving is not everyone’s top priority when making comments. I’ve usually gotten off fairly easy over there, though, and … Continue reading

Brass Animal Extravaganza: Dwell with Dignity Thrifting Tour

As those of you who follow me on Instagram already know, my brass animal menagerie went through a pretty significant expansion this past weekend. When we heard about the “Thrifting with Tyler” fundraiser for Dwell with Dignity a few weeks ago, my friend Kristi and I signed right up because we love thrifting, days off from children, and long bus … Continue reading