I have recently discovered that not only having a baby is expensive but also awaiting the arrival can be too! Maternity clothes as most of you know are not cheap...but they can be if you know where to look! Thanks to the girls I work with, I ventured out the other day to check out a maternity thrift store. The clothes mentor. Located on Henderson Rd. in Upper Arlington if any of you mothers to be would like to save a buck or 250! No joke they had "like brand new" everything maternity there, including diaper bags like the one you see here. This was my true find of the day by far. A simple black Kate Spade diaper bag, (the exact one I have always wanted) once overly priced at Nordstrom for over $300!!! I bought it at the thrift store, looking better than new with a changing pad and everything for whopping $40!!!!!!!!!!! It made my day, one of those meant to be things that only happen when you are paying attention. Good luck to any moms looking to thrift through their pregnancy. FYI there is not just maternity stuff..everything they carry is in perfect condition. Shoes, purses (high end ones too), coach wallets, jewelry, channel sunglasses and so much more. Don't think you will be walking into a Saks or anything but for a thrift store it is for sure a diamond in the rough!
Monday, May 18, 2009
We just made our first big purchase for the house yesterday..our appliances. We can't wait to use them and see them in our new kitchen!!!! our new over range microwave
our new dishwasher for all those dirty bottles!
Posted by Sharp Family at 4:00 PM
edging flower beds, mulching, a new mailbox and painted shutters do wonders for curb appeal!
I worked outside a lot while Nate destroyed the basement. my new rose is called "peace"and it smells wonderful. I put it by the front door to greet our many visitors we will have this summer!
my flower bed under the front picture window... so far
I worked on priming the trim in the dining room while Nate destroyed the piano
kitchen is ready for the contractors to start. AWESOME job Nate!!!
Posted by Sharp Family at 12:30 PM
Nates soon to be office in the basement
a storage room in the making......minus the piano
Nates preparations on starting to frame in a doorway we don't want in the master bedroom
the basement carpet up and paneling coming down
Posted by Sharp Family at 12:08 PM
Nate hard at work..
Nate pulled up 2 huge bushes for me to plant some flowers and herbs
our new patio table
Posted by Sharp Family at 11:42 AM
Most of you already know but on April 29, 2009 Nathan and I officially became home/property owners! We are so excited, and overwhelmed with the task that is before us. Nathans grandpa Harold passed away in March and left his home willed to Nates mom and Aunt. They were very generous in selling this house to us. Nate was more excited than I was at first (the eternal optimist that he is) but, I have come around since the demolition has begun! It seems to be so much work to do and so little time (moving in at the end of June with everything finished). Nate assures me everyday that "it will get done". I didn't believe him 3 weeks ago but today I do. My husband is a machine when it comes to destroying a house!!! Give him a sledge hammer and he goes crazy! We feel everyday that goes by we don't get much accomplished. However, the pictures you are about to see have been taken over the last 3 weeks of our progress. After seeing the changes in pictures we are starting to feel good about our (mostly Nates) hard work! Enjoy.
Posted by Sharp Family at 11:23 AM