Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Motivation--Creativity

Happy Monday!

I love this saying--it always reminds me to not be afraid to fail.
You can't learn from your mistakes if you don't try new things.
Today on my attempt to-do list is:

 DIY- Skirt
click here for the tutorial
 this tank top dress

Click here for the tutorial

aahhh..wish me luck!

I'm hoping I can make one of these--fingers crossed!

Friday, August 26, 2011

August Sponsor **Giveaway**

Happy Friday!
Are you ready for this months sponsor giveaway?

Crafty JuJu Designs

I'm so thrilled that Julie was this months sponsor. 
Her Etsy shop is so fun and one of a kind.
She has graciously giving one lucky *KeepinItThrifty* reader a custom key ring.
The winner will receive the key ring pictured below.

Keep Calm & Make Cupcakes

How to enter the giveaway

*Tell me what your favorite cupcake/cake is!
{mine is chocolate on chocolate}

Extras Entrys

*Follow Keepin it Thrifty blog via gfc

*Like Keepin it Thrifty on Facebok

*Like Crafty JuJu Designs on Facebook
Leave a comment telling her i sent you

*Heart Crafty JuJu Designs shop on Etsy

*Blog-Facebook-Tweet about this giveaway.

**make sure you leave a comment for each one you do**

Giveaway will end on Wednesday August 31 @ 12 midnight EST

Good Luck!!
Happy Weekend!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Motivation--Breathe In Inspiration

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
This week has been wonderful for me as well. I haven't been sick at all. 
If you don't know what I'm talking about you can read about it here
but for those who do, I finally found out whats going on with me.
I'm Gluten Sensitive. Possibly could have Celiac disease. Google them--
So the only way for me to get better is to take wheat, rye, barley & oats out of my diet.
Let me tell ya it's not easy, gluten is in everything!!! 
But I'm getting better at reading the labels. 
I'm 1 week and 1 day Gluten free---and I already feel like a different person!
Seriously, I haven't been sick, I feel like I have more energy & I don't
 feel so blahhh all the time.
Isn't it amazing what a little diet can do to a person?

So this is what I keep telling myself

I have been so inspired by Gluten Free Girl--She gives such amazing advice, 
tips, tricks, & recipes for those who are GF.

I'm also inspired by Gluten Freely--Wonderful website/FB full of inspiring
ideas for people who are GF. Also a great place to ask questions!

You can overcome any obstacles that may come your way,
  just trust yourself, and believe that
--yes you can!

**If any of you are GF or Celiac, please send me a email or comment below**

Sunday, August 21, 2011

UPrinting Giveaway Winner

I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend!

Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who entered the 
UPrinting.com16x20 rolled canvas giveaway!
Rolled Canvas

I used

Luck #24 

Melissa, SoChick! said...

I follow your blog

I'll be sending you a email!

Didn't win...don't worry I have another **GIVEAWAY** starting this week!

Your chance to win this key chain from August sponsor 
Crafty JuJu Designs

Thursday, August 18, 2011

What I'm Ready For....

This week has been a teaser for sure. 
Remember when I said last week that I was so ready for 
cooler weather, well this week has been Ahh-maz-ing!

This pretty much sums up how I feel right now....

& I'm so ready to thrift an outfit like this....

leggings, long shirt, small coat, & flats


or like this...

skinny jeans, striped shirt/cover up, scarf, & boots

What is your favorite thing about fall?

ps-don't forget to enter my giveaway--- click here

Monday, August 15, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Rolled Canvas from UPrinting

Happy Monday!
Are you ready for a giveaway?  Is giving one lucky reader a
rolled canvas print.

Rolled Canvas

Winner will be allowed to choose your own photo to have printed and
turned into a rolled canvas.

I would love to have one of my wedding pictures printed on
one of these amazing canvases

 Here are a few examples of there work.
Available in many different sizes.

Digital Canvas Print - Spring 2008

Digital Canvas Print - Folded Wing

Digital Canvas Print - Exhibition - Carhartt Store, Budapest

Digital Canvas Print - Missbehave: This Pose Makes Me Look Thin

Digital Canvas Print - Imagination: thelrd and Archan Nair

Amazing right?

How To Enter:

{1} Tell me what photo you would get printed if you won the giveaway.


{2} Be a follower of my blog

{3} Like on Facebook  
**leave them a comment saying I sent you**

{4} Follow on Twitter 

{5} Blog about this giveaway

{6} Share about this on Facebook.

{7} Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter

*comment for each one you do*
**make sure you tag me in post/tweets**

Giveaway will end on Saturday August 20 @ Midnight EST
Winner will be announced on Monday.

Winner will receive 

one (1 ) piece 16” x 20” rolled canvas print, for one winner
with 2-inch border or No border, 1 Business Day Turnaround *Free shipping*
Restriction: Limited to *US residents 18 years old and above only.

Rolled Canvas


This canvas printing giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given for hosting. Check out for more details about canvas sizes.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What I Wore: Thrifted Anthro Inspired Dress

Happy Wednesday! 
This week has been a scorcher, I mean like 97&98 deg. 
but the humidity here in NC is horrible! 
It says it feels like 105....
So, I've been trying to stay cool and wear very breathable outfits.
Here is what I wore Monday out thrifting at Goodwill.

I found this dress, new with tags, at Goodwill for $5
If you ask me I think it looks very Anthro-ish & Forever 21!

{check out that price!}
I only paid $5 
& it's made in the USA

{Yes..this is a dressing room shot..don't judge ;) }

{Yep..That's the same belt I wore here}

I L.O. V. E. this dress! It's one of my favorite Goodwill finds.

Tuesday, My MIL and I went shopping. 
Is it sad to say that I already bought boots and a long sleeve shirt?
I'm so over this heat and ready for fall!
What about yall?!

Take a look at what I wore yesterday.

{sporting the side braided pony}

Babydoll Tank- Hollister 
Shorts-Thrifted last year
Sandals- From here

What do you all think?
Do you have a thrifted outfit or find? I would love to see it!

Meet Virginia Design
pleated poppy

Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Motivation

Monday motivation, or just little reminder.
"Don't let comparison steal your joy!"

Be you.
Don't be afraid to be different.
Stand out.
Do what brings you joy.

 If you do these things I'm positive you will succeed,
& you will inspire others while doing so.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

 Call Me Blessed

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thrifty Thursday Features

First off, super sorry for the lack of posting, I've been very sick.
Like sick where I don't wanna blog, check facebook, or get on Pinterest.
Nothing unusual, I get this way every 3 months. Its like clock work.
The doctors cant seem to pinpoint why I get this way, and what's the 
cause of my stomach aches. So If you would please
keep me in your thoughts and prayers.
I'm going to try and blog as much as I can, but if I don't 
then you know the reason why.
Thanks guys! You all are awesome.

Today I really wanted to show you everything I
got at the epic yard sale on Saturday, but I was just way to sick to take pics.

So, instead I wanted to do a few features.

Meet my good friend Mongs. She is thrifty shopper and super crafty.
I love reading her blog and seeing all her outfit post. 

here is what the skirt looked like before...

Love it!  She just simply added lace.

Next up...
Meet Laura from Abstract Grace
Laura is so crafty and thrifty with her sewing machine.

Check out what she whipped up for her adorable daughter

Amazing right?
Go check out her blog for a free pattern on how to make your own!

And last but not least....

Meet Courtney from Crafty Project Girl
She took a old pair of flats + fabric + modpodge = AMAZING
I have been wanting to do this !

Check out her new flats! 



How awesome is this?

You girls have really inspired me this week with all your thrifty-ness!

Have you found/made something thrifty?
I would love to hear about it!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August Sponsor--Crafty JuJu Designs

Can someone please tell me where June and July went?
I can't believe its already August!! 
With a new month comes a new monthly sponsor.
I'm so excited to introduce to you this months sponsor,
Crafty JuJu Designs

Meet Julie!

"I am a busy Mum to 2 gorgeous children, Alex is 7 & Emily is 4. I am always on the go with the children, my lovely hubby & my passion for crafting. 

I have always had a passion for crafting, even if I don't have the time to make things I'm always looking for inspiration. I have a BA(Hons) in Textile Design which I completed at Nottingham Trent, UK, 2003. :)

I started making Jewellery in April 2010, my bug started with my first Memory Wire Bracelet. 
From there I realized this is what I wanted to do. I have self taught myself how to do & make all the items that I do & make through the use of books & the Internet.

I make a wide range of Jewellery items, for children, men, women & I have even had orders for beaded Dog collars.

I mainly specialize in using Glass Tiles in my work. The great thing about these is you can have any picture, personal photo or saying put onto them so they make a great personalized Gift for someone special, there especially good for Birthday & Christmas presents. I have a wide range of styles that I have already done that can be seen on my fan page on Facebook. The tiles can be used on Bag Charms, Key rings, Bookmarks, Necklaces, Bracelets, Magnets...the list can go on & on.
I love what I do, it has always been my dream to work for myself & make something that someone else gets joy from purchasing & with being a Jewellery Designer I think I have found my place in the world."

Here are just a few of the many items Julie has made.

My Heart Is Under Lock & Key Necklace

Keep Calm & Carry On Walking Keyring
Wellington Boot Beaded Keyring

These are just some of the many amazing things she makes.

Julie specializes in custom orders. Whatever you want she can make it for you!
I love visiting her Facebook fan page daily just to see what she has made.

I'm so excited to show you what this months giveaway is!

One lucky follower will win this 
Keep Calm 
Make Cupcakes key ring!

how cute is this?

Everyone please stop by Crafty JuJu Designs on Facebook and say hello!

***The Giveaway will be held at the end of the month***
I'll post more about it when time comes 

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

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