Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak & Thrift stores in Orange County CA


DIY Thrift Store Kit - Sooo we all know someone who refuses to step foot in a second hand store and with the recent Coronavirus outbreak, it’s best to use precautions while dealing with secondhand items. Yes, you don't know who previously owned these items. However, there's a simple way to keep clean and protect yourself from germs and whatever else. 1.) Hand sanitizer: I always keep a travel size bottle in my purse at all times. 2.) Hair ties: I've never heard of anyone catching lice from a thrift store, sometimes it's nice to have available if you're leaning over clothes or it's a hot day and the thrift store doesn't have A/C 3.) Makeup remover or baby wipes: I use these to "spot check" clothing, sometimes I get lucky and the spot wipes right off. This is good to do prior to purchasing so you're not stuck with stains. 4.) Sanitation wipes: I use these when I bring the items home; mainly for shoes, belts, purses, etc. 5.) Disposable gloves: These are good to keep handy in case you happen to dig threw  questionable bins. 6.) Linen spray: This really helps with that musty second hand scent that sticks to everything you bring home. My go-to spray is found @worldmarket 7.) Lysol spray: I've seen these in travel size, I like to spray items prior to getting in the car. Don't go overboard, not sure if this will bleach clothing or not, never had a problem but use caution. So there you go, there are a few ways around germs 🦠

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Strawberry Spritzer!



Summer is here! It’s July 4th and while we're supposed to be celebrating America, we’re talking about the earthquake and watching Stranger Things Season 3! Not your typical Independence Day, but Hey, I’m still wearing red, white, & blue! With that said, I thought we could get a little festive with some cocktails.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Rustic table transformation.



Before and after sanding.

I’m not entirely sure why it’s taken me so many years to revamp a table. I mean, I’ve thought about it for awhile, but actually taking the time to salvage a piece of furniture vs. buying brand new, has been a game changer. My initial thoughts, “I have no clue what I’m doing.” and “This is going to be messy and time consuming.” Little did I know, I would fall in love and and there would be no going back to imported, manufactured, laminated cardboard. Sorry IKEA. Surprisingly, the mess was manageable and the learn as you go process was smooth sailing.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Detox

Detox water:

2 sliced lemons
1 1/2 sliced cucumber
10 mint leaves
Bottled water


Add ingredients to pitcher, fill with water and refrigerate 24 hours before consumption.

Whenever I’m feeling sluggish physically/mentally, I filter my life with this detox water recipe; which I like to call “secret water”. Secret water because it does wonders and not too many people know about it. Of course we’re all familiar with a lemon wedge in our water at