always thrifting, always crafting

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cardigan: thrifted
floral peplum top: dots
skirt: Forever 21
boots: Target
purple tights: TJ Maxx
Lady Isobel bunny pin: the shop of worldly delights
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I'm back from my trip to Alaska, and though I had a grand time with my family, I'm extremely happy to be back with B, my kitties, and my hammie! I was sick for almost the whole entire time I was on vacation, and the red eye flight back home was really uncomfortable that I didn't get a wink of sleep, so I plopped right into bed as soon as I walked in the door. 

These pictures are from before I got super sick. My siblings and I love to nosh, so we had lunch at a wonderful, little bistro in Downtown Anchorage called Crush. I also went thrfting with my sister, and we scored some major deals from a thrift store called Turn a Leaf in Wasilla, and no, I didn't see Sarah Palin or Russia. 
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Turn a Leaf has a special sale on Wednesdays where all adult clothing is only $1, so I paid a grand total of $9 for all these sweaters, cardigans, books, and a lovely purse. I done good, methinks. I actually ended up leaving the tribal print sweater back up north since it was way too bulky to fit in my suitcase, and I had already spent $40 shipping other things back to Illinois. Regrets, regrets.  
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I hope you're enjoying your weekend! I still have a slight cough and headache, but I'm definitely on the mend. I opened up my shop again today, and I'm working on getting photos of some new hair accessories I made while on vacation. I know, I know, I can't stop crafting! 

20 comments:

  1. Hooray for getting so many $1 deals! I love when thrift stores have days like those. Looks like you got a lot of cute sweaters.
    I hope you feel better soon! I have a cold too and it sucks.

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  2. Get well soon and stay warm! I'm glad you had a nice trip back to Alaska! :)

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  3. Welcome home! I say that like it's my home. Ah well.
    Glad you're feeling better. As much fun as I might have on a vacation, I don't think I have ever been unhappy to finally go home.

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  4. Oh yum, too tasty-looking food! Love it. And that outfit is fantastic, I need to sew something from my floral fabrics after seeing it, so cute!! You seriously rock it, beautiful :) ♥

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  5. I can't believe what stunning bargains you've made - $1 per item? Incredible!

    Have a relaxing Sunday,
    -Kati

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  6. I'm glad you made it home safe and sound - but it sucks that you were so sick. Rest up now that you're home!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  7. Oh my gosh! You made out like a bandit with those items! Can't wait to see you style all of it. Also love the floral top and those fuchsia tights are great! Hope you feel better!

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  8. Get well soon! Vacation is nice, but I agree that it's always nice to be home!

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  9. Wow, dollar clothing? I cannot imagine, Glad that you enjoyed yourself with family. I love those colourful tights! xx/Madison

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  10. Glad you are back safe and sound! Hope you get better soon here though! :)

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  11. Welcome back home. Gorgeous outfit. I hope you had a fun time. Feel much better soon :) x

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  12. Sick on your holiday?! There should be a law against that, Laura! So glad you are safe and sound back home though. And yes, well-done you on that tremendous thrifting. $9?!!!! For all that loot. Amazing! I'm keeping that place in mind whenever I go to Alaska!
    xoxox,
    Lar

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  13. Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear you were sick most of the trip, what a bummer!! I'm excited to have you back and see all your new crafts though :) Hope you feel better soon!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  14. Such a bummer you ended up sick almost the whole time! I hope you're feeling lots better now that you are home! And what a great deal you got on all of those sweaters! That is awesome!

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  15. Glad you are home safely and on the mend!! :)

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  16. Being sick while away is no fun. Glad you're back and feeling better Laura. Your lunch while away looks sooooooooooooooo good! hahaha
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  17. Whoa, this looks yum! And what an awesome sale!

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  18. great photos!! the other day i also thrifted that same kinda purse
    xx

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  19. great photos!! the other day i also thrifted that same kinda purse
    xx

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  20. THE PURSE AND THE POPCORN KNIT SWEATER. YOU LUCKY LAURA YOU! Caps lock aside (heh), what a great haul. Shame about the tribal print sweater though. At least you know you'll have it waiting for you the next time you visit or maybe someone could send it down to you.

    Man oh man, all that food looks good. I think I spied some bacon peeking out of a sandwich. Mmm.

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