Christmas Snuggle Time Will Be Here Before You Know it!

The stack of freshly laundered blankets make me so happy! It isn't fair to skip over fall and I'll make up for it when I put out Halloween decor later this week. But today I am fantasizing a little about snow and Christmas trees and glitter and snuggling by the roaring fireplace.


Callie. Modeling. Sort of.

Callie is wearing a newly assembled lanyard that really brings out the gorgeous green in her eyes. The shades of silver show off the beautiful fur she was blessed to be born with.

Callie loves how this lanyard can easily go from casual to elegant occasions when she needs to wear her name badge.

Thanks, Callie!


How We Spend Our Evenings...

This summer is flying past. Lu has been busy with another play and Bud has taken the baseball field again, fielding, pitching and catching.
He has his eye on the majors.

 I need to be honest here and say this is the first year I haven't dreaded games. The boys are older, more focused and the games move quicker.
I am even considering purchasing something Under Armor with a baseball motto on it.
Hoping you are also finding enjoyable ways to spend your summer!


Time Goes By So Quickly...


First of all, I need to apologize. Time got away from me terribly easily this past school year. And I am a procrastinator. And I don't multitask very well anymore. And I was working. And...and...and...
Isn't that just how life goes? 
(that being said I am horrified I have updated Dime Store Thrift only 6 times this past year. ahem.)

If you are missing me so terribly you can hardly bear it without my constant chatter, you can find me pretty active on Twitter and Instagram. The links are along the sidebar. But I think of you as the kind of friend that can be caught back up quickly and resume our relationship right where we left off.

How are YOU doing? Have you thrifted anything awesome you can send me a pic of? Have you created anything that you want to show off? By all means then, message me!


Valentine's Day Wreath--FINISHED!

Welcome to Dime Store Thrift! If you are finding me from Pinterest and Google, I am so glad to have you here...This was originally posted 4 years ago but has been my most requested page. Enjoy! And let me know if you do get a wreath of your own made.

I am rawther pleased with how this turned out. So pleased that I decided to make another one:

And now I have TWO wreathes hanging by the front door! I think I will keep the first one (Hubby's favorite) and the other will be heading off to Memory Lane today.

To make these, I used a heart shaped grapevine wreath from Michael's and then wrapped it in some tinsel garland bought at Target during their 75% off after Christmas sales:

And of course dipped into my stash of vintage red and silver balls to go with the pink yummies:

And then I fired up that high heat hot glue gun, went into a trance-like state and stayed there until every last ball was glued on...it is never good when you come out of that that trance like state and start thinking about home improvement projects that you might be able to do using a high heat hot glue gun. Just Saying.

I have one more wreath and one more strand of garland and many, many boxes of red vintage balls left...so there will be an all red heart shaped wreath in my future!