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Documenting more of my home projects along with our tips for getting the most bang for your buck while decorating a home has been on my to-do list for quite a while! So here we are, I’m sharing the three rooms we want to tackle in the next 3 months.

Back Porch

We’ve steadily worked on our back porch to create a serene space that is in the end stretch. Our back porch was originally a beat up screened in patio, the screens were so caked in dirt that no amount of cleaning would help. So one weekend I just went for it, I tore out all the screening & after lots of back and forth..this is slowly turning into the patio of my dream.

What’s next for the covered porch? Painting both the ceiling & floors white to match the white brick & wood. Cutting out a piece of the wood wall to snake the hose through it so it won’t sit on the porch all the time. Adding in furniture (we currently have some folding chairs & an old table out there), I’d love to see two cozy outdoor chairs, a bamboo loveseat along with somewhere to set my favorite drink.

Playroom/Office

Oh. My. Gosh. This room is going to be the hardest, it’s one of the largest rooms in our house as it is a converted two car garage. It’s been a dumping grounds for all the things. So, just say a little prayer for me because I might cry…like a lot during this project. But it’s one of the first things you see when you walk into our house, it’s just to the right of our front door & I want to bury my head in the ground anytime someone comes over and takes a peek into it.

What’s the plan for the playroom/office? I’d like to also remove the popcorn ceiling, this is the ONLY room with popcorn ceilings in our home. And it’s just not an attractive look. I’ll be freshening the white paint in some area where the kids did a number to the wall, possibly adding wallpaper.

New furniture is a must, it’s a modge podge of whatever in this room…does everyone have one of these rooms? The sad leftovers room? This room is full of random chairs, donation bags from closet clean outs & just so much random junk. I’m on the hunt for a sofa, rug & desk plus chairs.

Hall/Kid’s Bathroom

The hallway bathroom is a quick weekend project that just needs some refreshing I realized after buying a new shower curtain for it recently. The plans for this bathroom are new paint (possibly wallpaper), freshen up the floor tile grout, matching hardware (toilet paper roll holder, towels hooks) along with something a bit more colorful over the toilet.

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Sharing my thrift store flips is often requested on my Instagram, so here I am back with another but here’s the deal with these. All of these thrift store flips sold within 72 hours of posting them! So these are all quick flips that had me doing a happy dance when my phone alert went off! And per usual, I’m sharing the cost of each item I thrifted and how much it sold (before fees/shipping/etc).


Free People Canvas Skirt | Sold for $25 within 48 hours | Cost $2

Anthropologie Dress | Sold for $25 within 48 hours | Paid $4

Lafayette 148 Skirt New with Tags | Sold for $40 within 24 hours | Cost $6

 

Boden Whimsy Skirt | Sold for $20 within 24 hours | Cost $3

Lularoe Pleated Skirt | Sold for$40 within 24 hours | Cost $6
Note: I don’t usually pick up Lularoe but there are rare case like the Lularoe Deanne skirt that will have me purchase a thrifted Lularoe item. These skirts are long pleated maxi wrap skirts & a major BOLO!

Ferragamo Flats | Sold for $70 within 24 hours | Cost $12

Note: I usually pass on Ferragamo after having pairs sit for so long & my thrift stores loving to mark them up but these were in PRISTINE condition so I knew I command a higher price for the classic bow flats.

GUCCI Vintage Bag (very worn) | Sold for $84 within 24 hours |
Cost $9 (was apart of a thredup DIY designer rescue box I bought)

Note: The thredup DIY designer rescue box cost me $60 for 7 items for I broke down the price per item when calculating my cost of goods.

 Betabrand 4 way dress | Sold for $60 within 48 hours | Cost $7

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I’m back with another thredUP mystery boxes! They are called rescue boxes (formerly reject boxes) and are available at awesome prices! I jumped into this Name Brand Handbag Rescue Box from thredUP & you just have to see what I got! So let’s get started with this thredUP rescue box unboxing.

Want more thredUP unboxing? Check out my other thredUP rescue unboxings & blog posts.

Ok, so what is a thredUP Reject Box? Thredup Rescue Box?
Each haul contains items that didn’t make the cut, or that had been listed for a while and are now overstocked, or just need a little TLC to be like-new. Some items I received had surface stains (a quick oxyclean bath is all they needed), maybe a missing button or slight tear, or…they just sat around too long and they went were deemed rejects. Poor clothes, I’ll rescue you!

What thredUp rescue box did you get?
This is the Name brand Handbag box that includes 3 name brand purses & 2 accessories for $90. And that’s all you know when ordering this box. This ThredUP rescue box is can be found in the rescue area of the website along with TONS of other options!

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I’m back with another thredUP mystery boxes! They are called rescue boxes (formerly reject boxes) and are available at awesome prices! I jumped into this Coach Rescue Box from thredUP & you just have to see what I got! So let’s get started with this thredUP unboxing.

ThredUP Coach Reject/Rescue Unboxing For Resell - YouTube

Want more thredUP unboxing? Check out my other thredUP rescue unboxings & blog posts.

Ok, so what is a thredUP Reject Box? Thredup Rescue Box?
Each haul contains items that didn’t make the cut, or that had been listed for a while and are now overstocked, or just need a little TLC to be like-new. Some items I received had surface stains (a quick oxyclean bath is all they needed), maybe a missing button or slight tear, or…they just sat around too long and they went were deemed rejects. Poor clothes, I’ll rescue you!

What thredUp rescue box did you get?
This is the Coach Handbag box that includes 3 Coach purses & 2 accessories for $90. And that’s all you know when ordering this box. This ThredUP rescue box is available off & on depending on the amount of inventory thredup has, I like to check back often to see when both the thredup Coach & thredup Namebrand Handbag rescue boxes are available…and then I jump on them! Check out all the thredup rescue boxes that are currently availble!

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As summer approaches, I’m all about trying to find new and fun projects to keep my kids busy during their break from school. During all of the chaos of planning vacations and activities, I need to remember the furry, four legged 5th member of the family! We adopted our lovely pup, Noah, a little over a year ago, and he’s been such a joy. He’s so sweet with Micah and Emily, and has really become the heart of our family. The kids love playing with him and he’s such a well behaved dog. Noah is a rescue pup, so we do our best to spoil him a little every now and then, especially during the fun summer months. Recently, we discovered Super Chewer (from the makers of BarkBox), a monthly subscription box for dogs, filled with durable toys and high quality treats.

Every month, Super Chewer has a fun, seasonal theme, and for May, our box was Sniffs From The Abyss. It’s full of fun toys and tasty treats, all with a Deep Sea Adventure vibe—perfect for summer. Each box contains 2 sturdy toys, 2 bags or treats and 2 chews, all specifically designed for dogs that like to chew.  Noah’s gentle with us, but loves nothing more than shredding his toys, so I was excited to see how he would react. My kids were so thrilled to open the box, and my son immediately grabbed the Going Deep Maddenfish Dog Toy– a fun glow-in-the-dark deep sea creature. They had so much playing with Noah that evening before bed, and he was loving the durable toy, too. I love that none of the SuperChewer toys contain fluff, so I never have to worry about him shredding them all over the house (which has happened on more than one occasion!).

We also got the Treat Lock Hermit Crab Dog Toy, a round shaped toy that you can use to hide treats. Noah goes nuts for peanut butter, so the treats they sent to go inside the toy made him go nuts—in a  good way! This was by far his favorite item from the box. I’ve gotten him treat lock toys before, but he always manages to get the treat in a matter of minutes, but this one actually kept him busy for a while.

The other treats and chews were hits, too. I really liked that they are all made in the USA and with only all-natural, high quality ingredients. I’ve heard so many horror stories lately about the dangerous ingredients they put in dog treats, so knowing that the Peanut Butter and Banana Deep Sea treats were free of soy, wheat and all that bad stuff was great. The Super Chewer box keeps Noah and my kids entertained for hours, and the toys are lasting longer than others that I’ve gotten from pet stores. It’s a great way to spoil him a little, plus the chews they sent help to keep his teeth healthy, too. He loves having the kids home, so Super Chewer is the perfect way for them to bond and play together over the summer.

This Week Only: The folks at Super Chewer BarkBox are extending a special offer to my readers! Double First Box! Subscribe today and get FOUR durable toys, FOUR bags of treats, and FOUR meaty chews in your first box.

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This post has been sponsored by Art Of Green. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

As an avid thrifter, I am always being asked how I clean some of the not so pristine condition items I pick up for dirt cheap! I’m excited to get to partner with Art Of Green to share some of my favorite tips for getting your thrift scores looking good!

How to Clean Thrift Store Shoes

One of the items I notice people seem to veer away from shoes in the uncertainty of how to clean them up. I’ve been loving the Art Of Green wipe to clean the interior or shoes, they clean up quickly & leave the most AMAZING scent! I avoid exteriors as to not leave mark or spots (especially when it comes to leather/suede).

For the longest, I couldn’t figure out how to get prices written on the bottom of shoes off of leather bottom shoes. And the answer to these stubborn marks? A light sandpaper, simply sand the bottoms for a cleaner looking bottom. And for rubber bottoms, I can use my handy wipes for any pricing marks.

How to Clean Thrift Store Purses

I also  like to clean the interior of bags with the same wipes from Art Of Green, they smell amazing but at the same time clean dirt on the interiors of my bags SO. WELL. They’ve gotten dust, dirt, pen marks & everything in between out of the liner of my thrifted purses.

How to Clean Thrift Store Books

Ok, this one is a bit difficult to figure out but it’s such an easy hack for making musty books less offensive during your nightly reading time. I simply take my thrifted books, place them in a freezer bag & put them in the freezer for a few days to get rid of the musty smell.

How to Clean Thrift Store Dishes & Home Goods

Most of the time when it comes to dishes, it’s very easy to just pop them into the dishwasher for a quick clean. But more times than others, the dishes are taped together, have heavy buildup from years of not being used, or are hand wash only so I’ve learned a few tips to make cleaning thrift store dishes a bit easier. To get off the gunky tape or gooey thrift store stickers off a bowl, I just take an inexpensive steamer & run it over the sticky area and wipe clean!

Recently, I found a gorgeous stack of dishes that I just had to take home but they looked like they could use a good cleaning with gunky build up. I wanted to give them a good soaking so I used the Art Of Green concentrate that I found while at HEB. I filled up the sink with warm water & 1/2 cup of concentrate to break down all the built-up grime on the dishes but are non-toxic.

My last tip for when you are cleaning thrift store items is to do it all in one area, I like to pull out all my items on my counter, clean everything at once so afterward I can wipe down the area. I’ve been a little obsessed with the whole line of Art Of Green cleaners since I found them at my HEB & there is even a $1 off coupon! Ok…and just a heads up about the scents, they smell AMAZING! My husband even remarked how fresh the kitchen smelled after cleaning up after dinner the first night I tried the Art Of Green cleaners. You can learn more at Art Of Green!

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This past weekend we had the chance to visit Altitude H2O Houston, it was our families first time at a floating waterpark & I wasn’t sure what to expect with this opticale course on water! Well I’m here to share all the details on this summer family fun activitiy!

First let’s start with the who can jump, how much, reservations & all the things before you get to jump. To enter Altitude H2O you have to be over six years old (& 43 inches) , you don’t need reservations but it can help move things along quicker since you can also sign the necessary waivers online.

If you are parent & not jumping you can simply enjoy the sitting area where there are chairs & umbrellas free for use. Altitude H2O pricing is the same for all participants; a single session is $20 per person & a double session is $30 per person. Each session is 45 minutes long. Life jackets are a requirement for each participant but also provided free of charge.

At first, I was a bit nervous that I’d made the wrong descision when I saw all the other parents sitting on the side lines…I had to ask again if it was for adults too! LOL But it is & it is NO easier just because you’re an adult, as my husband put it “it’s very humbling” after he hilariously fell when feeling very confident with some obstacles. I fell exactly 90 seconds into the obstacle also…so yes, humbling but also SO. MUCH. FUN!!! We only had time for a single session but next time we’ve already planned to do a double session (plus it’s a great deal).

After playing we finished our session we were able to enjoy snacks we had brought in, coolers are just fine to bring in (just no glass or alchol) & then we enjoyed playing a few games as a family that they had set up to enjoy.

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THIS POST WAS SPONSORED BY SPECIALTY RETAILERS, INC.

Guys! I am so excited for today’s amazing sponsor, Palais Royal X thredUP! Yup, you heard that right! ThredUP has made its way into popping up in Palais Royal (& other Stage stores, I have a full list at the end of this blog post). I grew up with Palais Royal being our families go to spot for new clothes & I have been a long time supporter of thredUP, so when the two came together I used all the heart eye emojis when I shared with my friends! I just love how this Palais Royal X ThredUP popup collaboration has brought thrifting main stream.

I wasn’t sure what to expect since I am use to traditional thrift stores where I can spend hours upon hours digging through racks & still come up empty handed. Well the thredUP pop-up is a handpicked collection of items where every item is in excellent condition & priced amazingly (if you shop thredUP online, the pricing is very similar but without shipping! Woohoo!). I found the racks filled with brands like Lululemon, Lucy, Anthropologie, J.Crew & Ann Taylor!

Palais Royal X thredup pop-up HAUL! - YouTube

I headed to the activewear first since I’ve been working out & taking charge of my health lately. I wanted to treat myself with some activewear to keep me cute during my workouts. My favorite brands aren’t that cheap when it comes to retail price so I can’t exactly “stock up”. BUT I found SO many of my favorite active wear brands at a steal of a price that I decided to grab quite a few Lululemon tops! My jaw hit to floor when I saw so many great pieces in my size. On top of all the amazing active wear, I found an Anthropologie dress that I had my eye on when it was in stores but now I got it for a steal of a price by thrifting at Palais Royal!

I decided to have a bit of fun with this staple dress & style it 5 ways with items I already had in my closet. Layers are always a lot of fun when working with a great base piece like this grey tshirt dress that I picked up at the ThredUP pop-up at Palais Royal.

A denim jacket can have you ready for date night or a day of errands!

Layering a button down shirt over this cozy tshirt dress is a fun way to add in color, speaking of adding in color by simply tying a scarf around my neck and adding a hat I have a whole different vibe going on.

Add a chambray button down around the waist as a stylish & functional layer, when you’re heading into spots that love blasting the A/C it’s great to have an extra layer to pop on.

Check out all these current Stage x thredUP shop locations:

■ Palais Royal – 6729 S Fry Rd Katy, TX 77494
■ Palais Royal – 726 Meyerland Plaza Mall Houston, TX 77096
■ Palais Royal – 2711 61st St Galveston, TX 77551
■ Palais Royal 2650 Pearland Pkwy STe 110 Pearland, TX 77581
■ Palais Royal – 215 W Main St League City, TX 77573
■ Bealls – 1103 Rivery Blvd, Georgetown, TX
■ Bealls – 18700 Limestone Commercial, Pflugerville, TX
■ Bealls – 9500 S IH 35, Austin, TX
■ Stage – 1400 Hwy 1431 WEst, Marble Falls, TX
■ Stage – 1840 B Lee Trevino Dr, El Paso, TX
■ Peebles – 251 W Lee Hwy, Warrenton, VA
■ Peebles – 455 Madison Square Dr, Madisonville, KY

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Y’all, last month’s sad depleted numbers reselling gave me a little kick in my rear to get some more things listed & get some stuff sold. In the first week I listed over 50 new items…and then I sort of just lost momentum…and well that’s all I did other than sharing on Poshmark.

I’ve gotten great feedback on how much it helps when I post images of what has sold, so I thought I’d pull some solds to share with y’all of things that sold on Poshmark.  I sold a lot of my personal closet & dropped the price of lots of stale items I picked up cheaply.

The more I post & interact the more I sell, even older items start to get interest that they hadn’t previously. Next time I will spread out my posting of items instead of grouping it all together at once.

Reselling Income Report For May 2019

Ok ok, now what you’ve probably scrolled past the rest of the post for. The numbers for how much I made reselling items online during the month of May. I made over $500 more on Poshmark this month compared to last month.

Poshmark: $557.77
The Real Real: $29 (consignment items)
ThredUP: $266.93 (thredupluxe consignment items)
Mercari: $152.65
Total: $1,006.35

To see all my adventures on reselling thrift store finds online, check out the resell category on the blog. And you can’t miss this post on some of my top flips last year!

If you have any information you’d like to see in my thrift store flipping income reports, please let me know by leaving a comment. I’d love to help you with your resell journey by answering any questions & giving any information that could be of help.

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When we started hiking as a family, I had no idea what sort of gear we would need with children. Toddler hiking gear isn’t easy to get reviews on & no one I knew hiked, much less with children in tote. After lots of trial & error, we found the best kid’s hiking gear for our family and want to share what I’ve learned during my search for family hiking gear. All the kid’s hiking gear we’ve used for miles upon miles of trails & has held up wonderfully or brands that we’ve used over and over again.

CamelBak Kid’s Scout Hydration Pack

Initially, we didn’t have kid’s hydration packs, I would just carry the water for the kid’s but stopping when they wanted water got old quick. A quick search for kid’s Camelbak turned up results for 50 oz kid’s hydration pack from Camelbak (a brand we love & trust) that also has plenty of room for any snacks they want to carry on the trail along with sunglasses, hats & all the littles. Hallelujah, I don’t have to carry their things anymore! Emily is 4, so I wasn’t sure if a kid’s hydration pack would be appropriate for her just yet. The 50 oz CamelBak Scout Hydration Pack was perfect for her, not too heavy & had a great fit on her frame. Both of my kids have the same hydration pack, just in different colors. While I personally have the CamelBak Sundowner 100 oz hydration pack.

Kelty Child Carrier

One invest that was a big one but worth EVERY. PENNY. was our Kelty Child Carrier. A toddler hiking carrier that wouldn’t break the back was necessary for us since our daughter was two years old when we started hiking as a family & wouldn’t be able to hike the altitudes & miles we log in. It is easily adjustable for both parent & child, has plenty of store (along with belt pockets for easy access to items), and all around durable.

The Kelty toddler hiking carrier is very easy to get on,  we usually set it on the back of our truck’s tailgate or on a picnic table to put in our daughter & strap it on. Also, this is the question I get the most; it can handle weight from 6-40 lbs!

Piggyback Rider

Our newest addition to our gear has been a Piggyback Rider, as our youngest (4 now) has wanted to start hiking we needed something that would make it easier for her to jump on & off. Although we love our toddler back carrier, it is difficult to take her in & out when you are on trails where the closest place to set something down can be the ground but the Piggyback Rider makes it so you can squat down & have your kiddo hop down after the safety harness is unbuckled. Both parents & children are connected so it is completely safe & very easy to use.

Merrell Kid’s Hiking Shoes

One of my favorite brands for hiking shoes for the kid’s are Merrell, having sturdy hiking shoes for children are very necessary in order for them to get the longest amount of mileage from their day. I’ve found that Merrell hiking shoes to give my kid’s the most amount of comfort when hiking. My son’s Merrell Chameleon are his go to shoes for any hike we may have, we’ve outgrown each pair before we could outwear these sturdy kids hiking shoes.

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