Leibster Award!

Thank you to the bippity boppity beautiful blogger for offering me this award! Check out this blogger’s website thebippityboppitybeautifulblog.wordpress.com. I’m honored! 

Here are the 11 questions:

1. Early Bird or Night Owl?

Definitely night owl. I wish I got up earlier though. I am working on it.

2. Having to make the choice would you be Blind or Deaf?

Not being able to hear music or my husband’s voice for the rest of my life certainly outweighs things I’d want to see, so I guess I’d choose to be blind.

3. A moment in your life that brought the greatest joy?

Probably marrying my husband. 🙂 

4. Your dream/Where would you live?

My dream is to be a famous author living on the waterfront of Seattle, Washington with Kurt and our 5 kids.

5. Something of substance you want people to know about you?

Though I may sometimes be guilty of it myself, I can’t stand when anyone stereotypes, generalizes, or puts someone down for something they can’t help or personal choices that don’t hurt anyone else. Basically, just be kind and remember that everyone is different and that’s okay.

6. Laptop or Desktop?

Laptop. I like my technology portable.

7. Coffee? Cream/Suger? and/ or Tea? Sugar/Lemon?

If I ever do drink drip coffee, I put 3 creams and 3 sugars in it, but that’s rare. Usually, it’s a white chocolate raspberry mocha with whip! And I usually only put one spoonful of sugar in my tea, if I’m having tea. Kurt is a tea aficionado, so we have quite a lot of tea, and I love most of them. 

8. If you’re married, your couples song? Single, your favorite song?

Do Kurt and I have a song? We danced to L.O.V.E. by Nat King Cole at our wedding, but that was a last minute pick and doesn’t really mean anything for us other than it’s a fun song. We cling tightly to several songs by this Canadian singer named Lights, specifically Cactus in the Valley. Especially the acoustic version, which we got to see her perform live in Seattle before we moved here! 

9. What did you want to be when you grew up?

Famous author, actress, forensic scientist, teacher, editor, dancer, pastry chef… 

10. Your go-to for staying positive?

Listening to upbeat music with uplifting lyrics, even if it’s simply “I just wanna dance, I don’t really care.” Oh, Rihanna, sometimes you just get me. 

11. If it was possible to go back to the past 10 years, would you? Would you change your life today?

Well 10 years ago, I was about to start high school. I definitely don’t want to relive all of that, because I did not make wise dating choices in high school. I don’t think I would change anything though. I like my life today. Though I might have majored in forensic science instead of English.

My Five Nominees:

myxldove.wordpress.com

morelikemomma.com

frenchhornista.wordpress.com

themelesslife.wordpress.com

kaleidoscopickites.wordpress.com

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Thrifting Finds

It’s been a while since I made a thrifting finds post. It’s been a while since I posted anything. I’m sorry. I’ve been in a funk when I’m not super busy. 😦

This weekend, I hit up Goodwill and Plato’s closet in Bellevue, and found some great things. I knew I would, since Bellevue is full of rich people, so its thrift shops are full of really great brands, which means better quality clothing than say, Walmart brand clothes, even if they have been worn before. And Plato’s Closet, being a consignment shop, only accepts items that are still in style, so it doesn’t take much looking to find super cute stuff.

Forever 21. About $18 originally. $4 at Plato’s Closet because it was on the half-off rack! Took in the sides a little so it’s still loose but not baggy. It’s so comfy! Going to wear this to go to Wing Central tonight with a friend I haven’t seen in over a month. Excited!

Xhilaration. About $15 originally. $1.50 at Plato’s Closet (because it was also on the half-off rack!) Have already worn this to work and gotten compliments.

Old Navy. About $15 originally. $5.99 at Goodwill. Great for work, though I will have to bring in the arm holes a little bit so I don’t have to wear a tank top underneath. Also wore to work.

Xhilaration. About $25 originally. $5.97 at Goodwill. Loving the lace detail!

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XOXO. About $70 originally. $24.97 at Goodwill. I definitely wouldn’t have spent that much on a thrift store dress unless I was absolutely in love with it. Which I am. Though it might have been the pink dress that was that much. I am in love with them both, so I’m over it.

Ugh, I love thrift shopping.

A few more things customers do that annoy me

Thought of these yesterday. These happen all the time and I do not know why. Does walking into a store make everyone dumber?

1. Leaving empty carts in inconvenient places. Between some racks in apparel. Not in the cart corral but right next to it. Right outside the fitting rooms. In a walkway. At the end of the register. None of these places make sense! How hard is it to push it all the way to where carts are supposed to go when you’re done using them? Not hard! They’re on wheels!!

2. Doubting their reading abilities when it comes to sale signs. Seriously. Sometimes, it’s just “so is this $14.97 or 40% off of that?” when showing me something on a rack labeled “40% off the LOWEST MARKED PRICE.” But this week, it’s actually confusing. We are currently transitioning to a season in which TONS OF STUFF will be on clearance, but NOT YET, so there are racks clearly labeled with a big yellow sign “50% off the original price” and racks clearly labeled with a big white sign “clearance. prices as marked.” Customers are constantly asking me if half off the original price actually means half off the original price. “Is it the printed price or the red marker price here?” Gee, let’s look up the meaning of original. I think it’s the printed price! (I don’t actually say that to customers. I’d like to keep my job.) “But the hand-written price is not 50% of the printed price…” That’s because we’re preparing for a season of new clearance stuff. The hand-written price does not apply today. Ignore it. Please. The sign is all you need.

3. Blaming store associates when a vendor has discontinued a product. How can anyone in their right mind think that we have any control over this whatsoever? We don’t even have control over what the store carries at all. We can take it up with corporate or the people who take care of freight orders, but it’s not our responsibility. We don’t even know who those people are! We’re in the business of customer service and are trying to do our best. Nor do we have any control over prices. So calm yourself and write a letter to corporate!

Sorry to be so ranty. Just had to get that out. It amazes me sometimes what people will say to me because I have a nametag and walkie talkie.