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I never meant to stop posting. I actually meant to try to post more regularly this year. D'oh!  I was going to post this last night, but I was extremely tired, felt like crap, and just wanted to relax. I even went to be early!  I'm feeling a lot better today, so I thought I would try to get a blog post out so maybe I could get back in the habit of it! My city and area is under a winter storm advisory. It's gone from a dusting to up to 12 inches, to 3 inches, to 6 inches, etc. Who knows what we'll actually get? :p  I am prepared in case. I have my power box thing ready and I'm charging another one I have too. I also have candles set aside, Sterno, and my little Sterno stoves. I'm ready in case we do have a power outage. My one power thingee is almost fully charged, but I cannot figure out where in the heck I put its charging cord. ARGH!  I'll look again later. I was getting frustrated looking earlier. I'm going to relax until lunch, eat that and then look again.

Yesterday, my friend and I went on a thrift trip yesterday. It has been a while! We went to Reidsville and then to Walkertown and Mayodan.  We ate at a little restaurant in Reidsville and then went to Goodwill. We'd already visited the Salvation Army store.  I only got a little green dish, a Starbucks mug, and a little hook thing in there. Of these items, only the green dish will be in the picture below!  After eating, we went to Goodwill. I found a nice Fossil wallet for $1.99 so I got it.  We then headed to Walkertown. They usually have a LOT of stuff in certain areas, but they were very limited on items in those areas. My friend and I figured either someone came in and bought a ton of stuff or they tossed a bunch of stuff out.  It was a big difference. Weird.  I only got three pouches there, two identical ones with cute cacti and a glittery one from Seattle. I also got a little case that had Mtn. Dew on it and it had a pair of earbuds in it and a car charger. Neat!! All but one of the Cactus pouches are in the picture below!

We went to Mayodan last and I was finding things left and right. lol I found two brand new lamps still in the box.  I also found a selfie ring light. I had been looking at them on Amazon to use for filming unboxing, and taking pictures of things I buy to make a brighter picture since the lighting in my house sucks. It was $3 and it had the phone holder, tripod, and power cord/usb charger. Nice! It's not pictured in the photo below but it was used to take all the pictures. :p  I also got a set of two cute Penquin Starbucks mugs, 2020 The year of the Introvert mug, a cute SakRoots wallet (brand new with the strap still with it), a cute candle, and a vintage Jeopardy board game. Great haul. It was a fun trip and we ate in Reidsville on our way back through at Pete's Burgers and More one of my favorite places!  I made a cute spread in my DPC journal as a memory page of the finds.  As I said before, not everything is shown, but it is the majority of my items.

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Cute, yes? I love my DPC planner and all my thrift goodies!


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Well, my friend wanted to celebrate being off for the next couple of weeks, so we went to eat. We ate at a favorite local place and then traveled to Yanceyville, NC (about 15 miles) and went to the Goodwill there.  I got a pen set, a set of planner clips (at least I think that is that they are for), a strand of Halloween lights, and two Starbucks things! :) A burnt orange colored 16oz tumbler from 2014 and a 16 oz Valentimes mug from 2019.  The tumbler is a bit worn, but still serviceable and the mug looks like it's never been used. I took a picture of them and you can see the retro mug I mentioned from yesterday in the picture:

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I'm happy with my finds.  It was very unexpected for us to go out again today, but I'm glad we did. I love finding more things to add to my Starubkcs collection.  One day, I'll take all my tumblers and mugs and photograph them all. That should be fun! :P


Small photo shoot....

I did a small photo shoot today. I had to go out to mail holiday cards to local people.  I checked my post office box while there and then went to Starbucks.  I also swung by Lowe's to pick up something.  After getting Starbucks, I went to the park and took a few pictures.  I also took a few at home. Here are a few I picked to share.

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One of the outside with the charm and one open with the first insert showing.  The little plastic pockets are an Eric Condren insert I got on Amazon that fits perfectly!  It has three slots on the front, two larger ones on the back of that side (as shown) and the back of the insert is one big clear envelope. :)


Welcome December!

I had to stay in all day waiting on a package a friend ordered and had delivered here.  That FINALLY came after 6 pm and I was able to go out.  Sadly, it was dark then and it's hard for me to drive at night with so many people having such bright headlights.  My little car is low to the ground so that doesn't help at all!  I only went to one place and home.  Where did I go? Well, it was the first of the month, so I went to Starbucks of course! :p


Starting off the holiday collection!

I got my first few Starbucks holiday cards for my collection tonight. I had to run to Target, so I stopped by the Starbucks and picked up the only four cards they had.  I will go to the regular Starbucks at some point, but for now, it was nice to have a few.

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I love the die-cut one and the Snowman. It's been a while since I picked up some in-store, so that was nice. By the way, yes, I'm writing for NaNoWriMo everyday!  I have been getting 1700 words, at least, each day. So far, I think it's boring, but I'm going to keep at it. It has to be get better, right? :p


NaNoWritMo and lattes

I went to Starbucks today as it was double star day and I have been wanting to try their new sugar cookie almond milk latte.  It's supposed to come with almond milk, but they were out of that today. I got it with regular 2%. It's very sweet but not overly so as I was afraid of.   It's rather good. I'd like to try it with the almond milk to see which I like better. I always preferred my beloved Cascara lattes with almond milk.  I"m just hoping against hope that the smoked butterscotch latte comes back this year. They didn't have it last year and I really, really, really, wanted it!

As for NaNoWriMo. I got my writing done while sipping my latte!  I am not a bit over 16,000 words!  It's been going okay. I still need a major thing to happen, but I need to figure out what that is! lol  I will, I'm sure, for now, it's slow and steady.  I am glad to get the writing done every day. I haven't written on my other story in a few days and I need to get back into that, but I don't want to mess up my groove for NaNo! We'll see how that goes.


NaNoWriMo Day One is a Go!

This is my area before I started writing earlier:

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As you can see, I went to Starbucks! :P I got a venti flat white and a chocolate chip cookie for inspiration.  I have written my first 1750 words and it feel great! A good start to this year's NaNoWriMo! Yes, it's all backed up in Evernote!


Unexpected Thrift

So, I was planning on staying in today. I got out the case I keep my notes and the first four printouts of the zombie books. I had planned dot go through and refresh myself and take notes and decide on a title and get that done.  I also planned to go to the post office and mail my pen pal letters and come back by the grocery store and pick up a few things. As I was getting ready to dress to go out, my friend texted and asked if I wanted to do a bit of thrifting. We were to go to a few Goodwill stores we don't get to often and were going to eat at Dairy Queen, too. I said, why not so we went.  My favorite finds were a Starbucks tumbler, a very cool iHome radio/bluetooth speaker, and a small afghan.  I also found some other assorted things. One of them being a cartridge and some photo paper for my Canon Selphy. Yay Another great find was a cute little ring planner my Kikki k! It's blue and has cats. Very cute indeed.  I took a picture of the clock and the tumbler to share.

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I love my finds.  The Starbucks tumbler is pretty cool. It was one that you purchased in December of 2013 and you could bring it in to a Starbucks every day in 2016 and get a free grande (the size of the cup) coffee! Cool find indeed.


Tuesday Thrift

My friend and I went on a small thrift trip. Just Reidsville. I didn't get anything in Goodwill, but I got a pair of new fuzzy slippers and a ladle at Salvation Army.  The slippers are brand new, very fuzzy, very comfy and they are sparkly. So cute.  We went to the Goodwill in our city when we got back I found a few other things there and my favorite find was a Starbucks water bottle. It's brand new and still had the original price sticker on it! :)

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Very cool, yes? I was happy to add it to my collection. It's only 13 .oz so it won't hold a lot, but it's very cute so that is okay. :p By the way, the original price was $18.95. I paid .99¢. Score! 


Big thrift, no puzzle!

I didn't have a chance to pull out a puzzle today. My friend and I went on a long thrift trip. Reidsville, Walkertown, and Mayodan. I didn't get a lot of stuff, but I did get some goodies.  One of my finds was another Starbucks tumbler! It's cute. Sadly, when we were loading the car, my friend put the bag I and my tumbler fell out and hit the pavement. :( It cracked at the bottom, but it won't interfere with its use. I just wish that hadn't happened. My poor tumbler took a tumble! :( I found two cute composition books in one GW that have black shiny glitter covers. They are so cute! They were only.50¢ I should have bought more! I will if they have any left the next time I go.  I really don't need more notebooks (HAHA) but yeah. Anyway! :p

I didn't think I would get to write tonight as I'm extremely tired, but I did get almost 1600 words so I'm happy!  I am trying to write everyday.  I STILL have no idea what I'm doing for NaNoWriMo. I HAVE to decide on that SOON. Ah! Here are a few pretty rainbow pictures I took while we were out.

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A bit hard to see and not as pretty as in person, but there you go!


Hello October

I'm starting off October with a post. I really need to get back into posting daily.  I don't have a lot to share, though. :p I did go to Starbucks on National coffee day two days ago and also today for my first of the month trip! :)  Both were free as I have stars left on my card. Good thing too, because I have no money on my card right now.  I hope to still do a post-beach trip update soon.  I want to share some of the goodies I got while thrifting. We have thrifted a few times since then and I have gotten a few things that I can share too.  I love sharing my thrifting finds. They are so fun!


Saturday Evening Post

Sorry about no afternoon post.  We went out for a bit.  We went to three Goodwill stores that we had already been to.  I got stuff in two of the three. :P My friend went to a pawn shop he'd visited already and come out with a camera. It was for ME! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It was too late for me to really have fun with it outside tonight, but I'll share some pictures tomorrow.  I have a couple from the parking lot but nothing spectacular.  :P

I do have a few random pictures I took on my phone while we were out.  Enjoy and I'll see you tomorrow! 

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Trees outside of one of the pawn shops
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Giant milk carton :)

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Inside the Starbucks at Murrell's Inlet, I got a Flat white and a gorgeous water bottle. I"m hoping by buying a water bottle, it will encourage me to start working out / walking again!

 


Friday afternoon / early evening post

Hoo boy am I tired. I decided to walk to the Pavilion area today.  It's been a LONG time since I walked that much. I was hurting coming back, let me tell you! LOL I walked to the beginning of the boardwalk and walked it down to the Pavilion area. I went in the Gay Dolphin and bought a cute shirt and a few stickers/decals.  I then walked across the street to I love Sugar.  I wanted bulk nerds. Guess what they didn't have? WAH!!!!!!!! lol, I wanted my damn Nerds! I did get some of the little Cotton candy-flavored candies that I like a few random things to try. I love bulk candy. Goodness, gracious! :p

I went to the first Starbucks that I came to, the one in the Bay View Resort.  I got a caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino and it was delicious! I was able to pick up a few cards I didn't have, too.  I went to the Oceanfront Starbucks but I didn't get anything in there today.  I just wanted to visit. I saw a water bottle that I adored at the Bay View and was going to buy it at the Ocean Front one, but they didn't have it. Oh well, I'll get one or something else I love. :P

I walked back along the Boardwalk and then when I got to the end, I took off my shoes and gave my poor feets a break, and walked in the surf back to the hotel. That was nice and my feet were much happier with me! It was nice to walk in the daytime as so far, I've only been on the beach at night.  I still will go tonight, but you know how it is! :P I took a lot of pictures and I'll share some here. Maybe I'll do a complete Google photo album of the trip when I get home. For now, enjoy these pictures I took along the way.

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Thrifting is fun!

I got some great things today! I found a Sak bag, a Fossil bag, two Starbucks mugs, and the cutest Starbucks ceramic tumbler EVER. It's so damn cute! It's from 2015 and you'll see it below.  I got various other things, too! One of the neat finds was a Ziploc bag of vintage iron-on patches still in the original packaging! Very, very cool! Here are some of my finds and a cute tree at one of the Goodwill stores:

 

You can click on any picture to see the entire thing.  I love my finds!


Thrifting post a day late.

I sat down to make this post last night and got distracted. I don't even know what distracted me, now.  We went to Reidsville and went to Salvation Army and Goodwill.  I was able to find a Coca-Cola crate at Salvation Army. I already have two, so I was happy to add another. I also got a stamper, a little tray, and some stickers. The tray was neat. It hs the Eiffel tower on it and it's got French writing on it. Very cute.

At Goodwill, I found a clear Starbucks cold cup and a tumbler.  I also found a little pack of four mini notebooks and a silicon tray with pumpkins. I'm guessing either for candy or ice cubes. I'm going to use it for pumpkin ice cubes. :) We got back to Danville and went to one of the Goodwill stores here.  I found a red and white Starbucks holiday mug and another small pack of stickers. Decent haul for all. Here are the Starbucks things:

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