Purses, Pillows and Parmesan, Oh My!

Yesterday, I went to my friend Crystal’s house for some yummy homemade eggplant parmesan.  I maypick my friends based on how good or how many homemade meals they will make me…not a bad idea- y’all should try it:)

Isn’t she lovely? 

It was amaaaazing.  Spinach, mozzarella, veggie pasta sauce, and breaded eggplant, all layered and combined and baked at 375 (she said she wanted it bubbly) for about 35 minutes.  Long enough for me to run home and grab the wine my friend had given me for my birthday. 

Cheers!!  We are ready to manja!!

So, dinner/lunch, some would call it Linner, or dunch (it’s gonna catch on…), ended right around 5, and then she had to get ready for her date that night.  So I helped with that.  Mostly by chatting and distracting her as much as I could.  Hey, I didn’t say I was good at it.  And when she was ready to go have a life, I thought, “What could I do until I have a life when I go to my friend’s show later that night?  Well….Goodwill was only a couple blocks away, and it had been at least a week…a quick stop wouldn’t hurt anyone:)  And anyway, I had coveted Crystal’s cute antique recipe box she had taken her eggplant parmesan recipe out of, and I thought maybe that could be the reason for my trip.  Not that you always need one, but sometimes its nice to pretend like you are going in there ACTUALLY looking for something:)

I knew the trip was meant to be when I walked in and immediately saw this:

Just sitting there.  Saying, Hi, jaime, I was waiting for you, so glad you made it. 

Why, you’re welcome lovely yellow clutch.  So nice of you to wait for me.  I will put you in my cart, and later on stuff you full of cards, cash, receipts and who knows what else.  It will be fun.

It was Nine West, 1.99. 

And to the right of that one, I found this- I hadn’t even made two steps inside the store!  As far as Goodwill luck goes, this was so far at the top of my list. 

A leapord print wallet.  The hard kind.  Also 1.99. 

And then immediately after, to the right a little more…

A off white classic looking purse that needs to be mine.  It had zippers, and all sorts of little pockets and everything.  Who needs those luggage type purses with one big pocket, that, yes, you can fit your entire LIFE in, but you also can’t ever find it:)  And for 3.99, theres no reason it shouldn’t be mine.  So classic and cute.  And I used it that night when I went to my friend’s show, who had actually canceled and didn’t tell anyone, but I still got to use my purse:

Thats me and my crafty cool friend Rion.  I ALSO pick my friends based on whether or not their names, like mine, are androgynous and can be both a guy’s or girl’s name.  Its kind of strange, but you have to have some criteria, right? 😉

So you may be wondering what happened with the aforementioned recipe box search….well, I found this:

$0.99.  Soo excited!  Until I turned it over and found that it was just the triangle top to what WAS a recipe box.  The search will continue.  Oh well.  It still caused the trip that got me the purses, and…..these great pillows:

1.99 each.  Its like they were always on my bed, they’re so at home.  So colorful!  Couldn’t be more perfect.  If it were up to me, black would be outlawed.  But God and I haven’t come to an agreement on that yet. 

All in all, a great goodwill trip!  I spent $14, on a purse, 2 wallets, and 2 throw pillows.  I will come again!

I’d like to leave you with this:

A picture from my birthday.  I dont think much really needs to be said about this. 

Except that that s’more was DELICIOUS.  If you can’t already tell. 

Are you a colorful crazy person?  Or do you like to stick to black and basics? 

What are your latest goodwill finds?


Thanks for looking! 

Talk to you again soon,


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