Shopping trip to a real Arizona trading post.

Oh boy, do I have a fun one to share with you all this time. Out here in the old west we used to have trading posts in the middle of nowhere Arizona where natives, cowboys and pioneers would get most of their supplies. There was a lot of bartering that went on too. Sometimes…

Shopping trip to a giant fabric store

A couple weeks ago, around the time of Halloween, my daughter needed some fabric for a Star Wars costume she was making and the best store in our city for fabric is a giant store here called SAS. It has been around for decades. We headed over to get ideas and stock up on some…

Thrift store treasures- Vintage decorative pottery

This week I found an old ornament that reminds me of coloring books from the 70’s/early 80’s. It was marked .69 cents but it was a half off day so it ended up costing even less. On the back was marked Ceramica Del Convento Aracena. I loved the little leaves and textured circles that were…

Shopping trip with hubby

Sometimes we take shopping trips to my husband’s favorite stores. Those stores either are car related or outdoor adventure and sports stores. Whoops, forgot fish and scuba, oh and restaurant supply stores. Then there are the little mom and pop delis around the city. He actually enjoys a lot of unique shops. Last month we…

 Shopping at the Farmers market

“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough” Frank Crane We try to get to a farmers market at least once a month. Nothing wrong with the larger food stores but at a farmers market you can find a healthier selection of foods…

One huge yarn haul = A whole lot of DIY’s

    Repost- Time to switch it up a bit. Now instead of my most viewed and popular post I thought it would be fun to add my top favorite post I really enjoyed putting together. Starting with the number one funnest for me and that is this one, my huge yarn haul. Oh my…

Summer time second hand shopping-

When it heats up here in Phoenix we go shopping. Because we are a sunny state and tourist destination we have a ton of places to shop at. There is no shortage here in this state when it comes to the entertainment of shopping. My favorite kind of shopping is always second hand. I LOVE…

Hunting for vintage books

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get the people to stop reading them.” Ray Bradbury in Fahrenheit 451 This months shopping trip involves books. Old ones at that. I just love old books, even the smell of them. Like a fragrance from back in time. Shopping for actual books seems…

Shopping trip to Arizona’s largest and oldest garage sale.

If you are ever in Phoenix Arizona around February then look up and visit the Jr league’s once a year sale. This thing is huge and they have been doing it for decades, way before I was born, 82 years in fact. All the money goes back into programs for the community. Donations are taken…