Sunday, April 14, 2013

Weekend Treasures

As I said in my last post, I decided to venture out and go thrift store/antique shopping this weekend. I must say, I did pretty well! I actually ended up having the most success at the antique stores I visited - three of which were close to the Blue Door Pub in Saint Paul. Below are the treasures I found :)

I was excited to find these cute vintage kitchen items that I plan to use for a future craft project - they're the perfect size. Pictured here are a cheese grater, two cookie cutters, a melon scoop, and allspice tin. I especially love the bell cookie cutter because my mom has one just like it, and it reminds me of home and many childhood Christmas's of baking/decorating cookies. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thrift Shop

I've been sick for over a week, spending most of that time stuck in the apartment. While I'm not quite feeling 100%, I've been itching to get out and about and do something....anything! What's a good way to cure cabin fever when the weather refuses to cooperate? Thrift store shopping! I get giddy going up and down the aisles, searching for things I can refurbish/bring back to life. I'm not necessarily into moccasins like Macklemore, but I do love a good book, furniture, picture frames, and other misc./random chotsky things I can spray paint and make pretty.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

First Run of 2013 = Success

Is it really April already? How did that happen??
I let too much time slip away - I need to get caught up.
I ran my first 5k of 2013 on St. Patrick's Day. 
It. Was. Ridiculously. Cold.
But I fought through...
the burning my lungs,
the chilled wind causing my nose to be a continuous faucet,
the bitter temperature.
And you know what? I accomplished my goal! 
I set out to beat my last timed race, and I did!
My final time was 35:47 - 48 seconds faster than last time.
I want to continue improving that number throughout the rest of the year.

With the help of Pinterest, I decided to make a festive tutu for the run :)