Wednesday, December 26, 2012

What Is This? A Blog Post?!

Hello dear blogging buddies!
I am so sorry for my lack of blog posts lately. I have had so much on my plate lately.
I am hoping now that the holidays are coming to a close, I'll have a little more time to thrift and blog.
I hope all of you enjoyed your holiday and was able to spend time with your precious loved ones.
We had a terrific day! Hubby did very good this year! :)
Trying to make a 4 year old happy is a such a task, but I believe she thoroughly enjoyed herself.

I was supposed to have my 2nd ultrasound today. However, due to a conflict in holiday pay at work, I had to reschedule. It all worked out well though. My new appointment date is December 31st. Since my husband has a very demanding job, he is unable to attend most doctor appointments. Huge bummer! We both have December 31st off from work, so he'll be able to make it! We are so excited to see our little one!
He/she now looks less like an alien and more like a baby! :)

I want to thank all of you for being patient in my absence. I noticed I have a few new followers. Thank you for keeping up tabs on Old Fashioned Days! I can't wait to share my love of vintage with you!

Please check back very soon. ;)

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Simplest Sense

Like many of you, I have been very broken-hearted all weekend.
I have gone through many emotions. Crying, silence and anger.
I know many folks have said this is no time to bring up politics or any sort of political agenda. I absolutely agree.
I have never used this blog as an political outlet. In my opinion, that's not why I started this blog. However, I feel very strong about necessary steps on stabilizing mental health and keeping our schools as safe and secure as possible.
Like many things as a nation, the tools and resources necessary to do so could take many years to achieve.
I have my opinions of what needs to be done to reach a safer place for learning. But again, instead of stating those on my blog, I would rather say my heart goes out to the families and community of Newtown, CT.
You will not struggle alone.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hark! Do I See Vintage Christmas?

Between a busy holiday season and being ill, time has really caught up to my little blog.
I appreciate all of your sweet comments about our little bundle.
He/she isn't so much a jelly bean anymore. I am 10 weeks as of yesterday. Bean is more like a prune now.
Isn't it funny how a fetus is described by food?
I find myself wanting to hurry December up more and more. I get to see my little prune again December 26th! I can't wait!
The more I see this Santa on my front door, the more he creeps me out. "He sees you when your sleeping, he knows where you're awake" has a new meaning now.
I love this little black shelf. I can always count on it to display things nicely.
This vintage Christmas plate was a thrifted find this past summer. Isn't the big red bow in the little girls hair so sweet? How excited is he about his new bow?
Another new addition is this Holt Howard mug. Found at my favorite thrift store.
I made this framed button Christmas tree out of my mother's vintage buttons. I got this idea from the very talented Carlene @ Organized Clutter. I think it turned out pretty cute!
Sweet vintage Christmas card for my hubby. I found it at an antique store last year.
I love his fluffy beard. The fur on this card is still very soft. The inside is signed, "With love always, Lou."
My pine cone elves have found themselves a comfy spot on my mantle this Christmas. Thanks to Elizabeth @ Creative Breathing.
I thought I'd give y'all a sneak peak at our lovely tree this year.
I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful holiday season. Now that I am no longer sick, I think we're going to tackle gift buying this weekend. Wish us luck! The stores are going to be a madhouse!
Happy Tuesday and happy thrifting!