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I'm a happy go lucky free spirited hopeless romantic! Far from being perfect but I love to be in love and love to be loved! I try to do right by others and myself. I just want to live a Happy life full of Love and create wonderful memories =)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Confessions of a Frugal Shopaholic!

Last Saturday I found my new favorite spot in Long Beach, located on 4th street downtown. On 4th street you will find many different types of thrift stores ranging from furniture antiques to vintage clothing. There's also an Artsy Theater that has only one viewing room, but shows independent films and some mainstream. I could feel a creative vibe in air as walked up and down the street window shopping.

The pictures above were taken at La Bomba Vintage Thrift. Now every 3rd Saturday of the month La Bomba opens the back room of their store where you can see is a mountain of clothes!! The dresses, tops, and scarves are a $1.00, yes one dollar each =) Jackets are $5. I found myself climbing the mountain digging and having a blast searching for the coolest styles of clothes for me =) I can shop all day, I practically was there for a good 3 hours plus rummaging through and trying on clothes. I came away with 3 tops and six dresses for $9. and change! i can't wait to show ya'll my clothes once they've been cleaned and altered!  

I found a store that sells vinyl records and purchased: 

1) George Benson's Breezin- This is a baby making record =) Love IT!

2) Carly Simon's No Secrets- I love her voice! Yes, Your so vain is on this record.

3) John Denver's Greatest Hits- I love folk style music, it's so chill.

4) The Wiz Soundtrack- I like to put this one on and dance around the house with Phoenix =)

I'd also like to mention the great coffee shop Portfolio located on that strip, they have yummy blended chai and stuffed cheese and spinach croissants. I can't wait to go back and do some more shopping. 

Monday, February 23, 2009

Photos of the Cottage

Our House
My Favorite Shot
The Breakfast Room
This is our front door. =) 
Knock Knock

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Cottage

So we moved from Irvine to Long Beach and I love it! Our new place is a house! So goodbye to apartment living! We can be as loud as we want, as late as we want! Woo Hoo!!! =D  I think of our new place as a quaint little cottage with that Snow White kind of touch =) The house was built in 1932, it's a 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath with a kitchen, laundry room, attic, informal and formal dining room, and a living room with a fireplace. We definitely use the fireplace and I've honed in on my inner firestarter skills. Young womens camp does pay off!  I can't wait for visitors! I love doing the tour, as long as the rooms are somewhat clean...hehe...I love our location in Long Beach. It is a safe area and there's alot of cool shops and stops around our place.  I plan to put some pictures as soon as I buy a memory card for my new digital camera. =) Peace Out Homies!