Monday, February 27, 2012

We found the Holy Grail!

Wait, don't leave- yes you made it to Emmy Mom's blog-- just a whole new look. What do you think? I used to love my old design and it was still great, I just get itchy and needed something new. Plus I just wanted a little cleaner look. Don't forget I have my new button over on the sidebar to go with my new look that you can grab.

Are you ready for some exciting news?

We found the Holy Grail!!

This weekend Lourie (CA Girl) and I were out thrifting and we could not believe our eyes!We found some other treasures too, like a shirt Lourie bought for herself that is not too friendly with the girls. Or the skirt she bought for her daughter that doesn't fit. Or the dress she bought for her other daughter that is too short.

Dang.

Good thing we found the holy grail.

And had a yummy lunch at Panera Bread--
oh and did I tell you that Lourie had the exact same thing- she totally copied me.

I did find these adorable pictures for Ryder's room- at $1.48 each
And our trip to Tai Pan left me drooling over thisAnd we got our required pictureSo despite a few flops, it was an awesome day.

Do you thrift? (Is that even the proper use of the word? Or did I just create it and so am super cool and inventive?-- even if it's real just stroke my ego I won't mind)

P.S. TOMORROW is Ten Things to Smile About this month. I have loved how many of you have been linking up and looking back and finding ten things that made you smile in February. You can see some examples and more info here

32 comments:

  1. I love the new look! And those pics for Ryder's room are so cute. I'm trying to figure out how I am going to decorate baby #2's nursery! Glad you had a great time!

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  2. Those pictures are adorable! I love to thrift, though there aren't many places to do it where I live in the UK.. Can't turn down a bargain if i spot one though!

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  3. Loving the new look!
    I have not been out thrifting forever. I should get out one day this week and do that.

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  4. you really make me want to go thrifting!

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  5. I love those pictures for Ryder's room! And that lunch at Panera...yum!

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  6. i can't even let myself go into tai pan unless i am completely prepared to spend $200. i love that place!

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  7. Your new look is really great! Though my kids will miss the pic of you tossing babies, they thought that was funny every time! ;).

    If we lived by each other, I would TOTALLY want to go thrift shopping with you! Fun stuff!

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  8. You chose...wisely. Hope you get the Indiana Jones reference!

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  9. Poor Laurie! She had a bad shopping trip? LOL
    The Holy Grail...that's funny.
    I like your new design..cleaner is better. I want a cleaner design too but I can't find anyone to do one ... for free. LOL

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  10. Ooooo I'm loving that cabinet, how darling!!

    Looks like you guys raked it in despite the clothing. I mean, You found the HOLY GRAIL for Heavens sake!!

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  11. I should take a pic of me in that shirt. It's quite comical! I had fun despite the flops. The books were a hit. And the sweater...machine washable! I bet I can get the piddly little stain out. Oh and Ryan's clothes fit. Yay! We will have to do it again. And LOL I dreamed you went back bought the Holy Grail! hahahahaha.

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  12. I do not thrift.

    I miss Tai Pan!!

    I went to lunch with 7 bloggers on Sunday and we all ordered the exact same thing!!

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  13. I dropped by to copy your 10 things code and I was confused! I LOVE the new look but I loved the other one too!

    I love that you had some success with thrifting. (See? I think I made that up too). I like to scope out the good will. Does that count?

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  14. I LOVE the new look. I have been meaning to redo mine for a while. Who did yours? It really is wonderful. So clean.

    I do not thrift, but I have a best friend that does and I live through her.

    Umm...Panera Bread? Dying here, it's my favorite and there isn't one anywhere close to me.

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  15. It looks wonderful here, Emmy!

    I love thrift shopping. Well, actually I don't love it, but I like saving money so I do it and I love the saving money part.

    I just don't like pawing through things that have been used. Yes, I'm a freak.

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  16. I love that cabinet you found! Did you snatch it up??

    I used to eat at Panera all the time. I'd get their broccoli cheese soup. Yum!!! But I haven't had it in years now! :o(

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  17. Fantastic weekend!! I think it's so important to get pictures of YOU!! But, I never do it. I am in love with that dresser!~

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  18. Love the new look!

    And yes, you know I love me a good thrift store or two....

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  19. Oh, I liked the old banner - this one is kind of clean but a little colder.. the old one felt warmer... but yay for change! Love me some Panera, our neighbors franchised one and we get oodles of Panera goodies from them all the time! If you haven't tried the Mediterranean Veggie, it's a winner. So much that even my hubs loves it. I love shopping at thrift stores but with clothes, I get nervous that washing it isn't enough. Just the OCD in me I suppose.

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  20. I like your new blog look!
    That's cool that you guys found the Holy Grail. I hope it was worth it!
    I love Panera too!

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  21. It looks great around here!!! Love the colors and design!!
    Also, you look great, Emmy! Are you still running?

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  22. I'm ready to go...I'm not feeling too hot so I'm going to bed, I'll come back to link up in the morning,

    Glad you and CA Girl had such a great day!

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  23. A friend of mine insists Panera puts crack in their bread so everyone's totally addicted to it. Methinks I agree. ;)

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  24. Thrifting is fun, but some of the things I come across are just plain ridiculous!

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  25. Hey, even though there were a few "flops" you have a great story out of it! :)

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  26. wow..you made out great!! when i see pictures of the stuff you got I can't believe I ever paid full price for anything!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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  27. That cupboard made me shiver it's so gorgeous!

    Looks like a fun day.

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  28. thrifting is soooo much fun. i love to upcycle things to make them cute again!

    looks like it was a fun day!!

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  29. Mhmm that Panera Bread lunch looks so tasty. Lol, the holy grail, you found it!!

    Sometimes we thrift. It can be fun to find treasures. I found the coolest cigar ashtray for Match at a thrift store in the shape of a blowfish. We've since turned it into a catch all for keys and stuff. It's so cute!

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  30. Love your new look! I'm always mixing up my blog due to the "itch."

    Love the grail … and her face holding it!! ; )

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  31. Hi there, over from Laurie's blog *waves* :D

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