Monday, September 28, 2009

It's reassuring (for the future of Nouvelle) that on any particular day, I will always love to go thrift shopping; I just don't get bored of it.

I left home at 7:30pm which was perfect because it meant there was only me and and a few other shoppers in the game. Now, in the evening I only have two choices; Salvation Army and Value Village. They wouldn't normally be my first options because they are

1. Overpriced
2. Owned by Wal-Mart? (that's a rumour about Value Village that's not true..but so possible)

But like I said, I just don't get bored of thrift shopping. Salvation Army had some deals, but Value Village only helped to prove my thoughts, when I ran across a row of purses priced at $28.99! What's the point, when I wouldn't even buy a new purse for that much. Even last Saturday at Penny Pinchers my mom and I noticed that there must be a new "pricer" lamps were priced around $8 or $9, up from the usual $2 or $3 (plus 50% off)

Am I obsessed with Penny Pinchers?...probably.

Well, something has come up and I'm no longer in the mood to write. But if you need to have a better day or a reason to make fun of me because of how much I like this song, listen to this.

Picture is of the corner of my room.
National Geographics - free from garage sale
Suitcase - $2.50 from garage sale in Sioux Center
Chair - mom's from Belgium (?)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Commercial break..

Just saw Miley Cyrus in her music video "Party In the USA"...

How old is she again?

There were rumours that she was going to be in the new Sex and the City movie..(which is obviously much classier) they better not be true! She should try to be like Taylor Swift instead.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Weekend of Buying

This weekend was a pretty good one.

Obviously it started out good Friday afternoon when I came home and (finally) did the switch! I left with this:

and come home with this fully reliable car! (and a different outfit?..these pictures must be from different days)

No longer will I have to turn the car back on every time I slow down at a stop sign. I might miss the plush seats and the sunroof..oh and the honk. But not that much.. Also, if you know anyone that wants a slightly used 89 Buick (fully loaded) we are selling it (not sure why, but the the car dealer said they would give us one dollar to trade it in, so we just kept it..)

Saturday I went to the Interior Design Show in Vancouver at the convention centre, which was also a lot of fun, and it introduced me to a new store in Yaletown, The Cross that had one of the best displays at the show (in my opinion).

I balanced out all the high end designer booths and sticker shock of $3,000 items by going to Penny Pinchers (!!!) for some good deals, which Jessica might only be excited about these, but oh well!

black purse -75 cents

green leather carry-on bag - $1.00

yellow leather carry-on

Record - $1.00
Pewter Clock - $2.00
(these are both from garage sales, but I'm putting them here anyways)

After looking at these doesn't look as exciting/nice as it actually is, you'll just have to believe me.

I am slowly building inventory for Nouvelle..just storing it in a huge mass outside of my room for now. (Where you can also see the mirror I got for $2.50!) I should stop admitting the low prices if I want to make any sort of mark-up..

I also did other things this weekend that didn't involve spending money..I promise.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Turning Over a Nouvelle Leaf

I'm not sure if that title is even gramatically correct (french-wise) but..that is what I want for this blog! Somethings that might change:

1. The blog address. But not yet! I know that is already taken, but it is just a blank website! So I've reported it as spam (here, help me out) about..once a day hoping that Google will let me have it. Does anyone know how to contact Google so I can figure this out..I don't wanna get frustrated because I LOVE google (almost as much as T-rav does) but really!

2. The focus (foci?) of some of the posts might also change. I want to show some before and afters of things that I find at thrift stores & garage sales mainly, but some posts will just have rambling, like on days when all three bosses are gone from work and there's nothing to do but sit and be mad that you forgot your lunch at home!

3. And, possibly just inspiration or other things around the internet that I find..even though I think I was talking to Alvin about this and it doesn't really make sense if every blog blogs about other blogs and so on..but I'll try to keep it interesting.

This is all IF I remember to blog regularly or even rarely.

As for this weekend, I'm excited for a good wholesome Friday night with Ali watching Sex and the City, reading celeb magazines, and eating food. Saturday will be garage sales (maybe a new project for this blog?) a mini female Dordt reunion/bellini drinking time which will be nice, and then Monday is labour day, which is a holiday here in Canada! (suckas..I'm sorry) Do my faithful (3) readers have any awesome plans for this weekend?

Anyways, I'll keep this short and end with the "first draft" of the logo for Nouvelle. Yes, it was made with Paint, and as Alvin mentioned it kind of looks like anatomy on the one it is still being edited. As soon as I learn how to use InDesign Paul helps me with the logo then I will make another draft. Any other comments on it would be much appreciated!

And if you don't know what Nouvelle is about..well I'm not sure how you got on this blog then, but keep checking and it will be explained in future posts!