Thirft finds!

I've been getting into thrift shopping a lot the last six months or so. My parents raised me with thrift shopping all the time, and I always hated it! as an adult I haven't really been bitten by the thrifting bug, until about six months ago when I really wanted to redecorate our apartment but we didn't have the budget to do it. Over the last six months, I've been refining my technique and narrowing down what I'm really looking for. I love keeping my eyes peeled for nice brands of clothing (express, banana republic, etc. for me - Gymboree and baby gap for Natalie), anything I like that has no stains, rips, tears or signs of wear that I like comes home with me pretty much. I discovered recently (after my maternity leave started) that we don't have a whole lot in the way of kitchen goods. It's very slim pickings when it comes to making dinner. My love of vintage dishware is definitely getting a work out - it's pretty much impossible to find Pyrex at the thrift store, but there are lots of other crazy awesome goodies to be found. IMG_0574.JPG On one of my recent trips I found these amazing glasses! I wish I had bought all the many styles they had, but I ended up just getting these two sets. Live and learn, huh? IMG_0575.JPG The two sets I found are not true Dorothy Thorpe glasses, they don't have any marks on them and the bands are less than an inch in width. While Thorpe made some of her glasses with thinner or thicker bands than an inch, it was significantly less common. Still, they're pretty cool glasses and both are being gifted to good homes to holiday season - and as an added bonus they were featured on mad men so they're stylishly popular and trendy!

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And who doesn't want to drink something wonderfully alcoholic out of a glass you can imagine the womanizing Don Draper to have held?

Finding a rhythm?

I think we might finally be starting to find a rhythm to life around here. Natalie has started sleeping for four-five hour stretches at night (in her own bassinet, gasp!) - we wake up around 7:30 or 8 and she goes back down for a nap around 9. I'm able to get stuff done around the house, get dressed, etc. and she's back up around 10:30 ish and stays up for about three hours or so. Rinse and repeat until around 9:30 when she heads to sleep for the night. Today's agenda is jam packed with errands and appointments galore that need to get done before thanksgiving. =) Today is also officially four weeks since my baby girl was born, I can't believe how fast time in going by. It's been amazing to watch her develop over the last month, she's getting so much stronger and alert/aware of her surroundings. She was officially 9 pounds, 1 ounce at her last pediatrician appointment - about a pound and a half larger than when she was born. I completely spaced on posting photos of this earlier, but she got her very first bath in water (not a sponge bath) about ten days ago. She seemed to like it, or at least not hate it haha!

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