31 August 2008


So, I made it back to Cheyenne yesterday and found the thrift store I stopped at last month. I love that place. It's a fabulous store with fair prices and a huge, huge selection. The store used to be a bowling alley if that gives you any idea of how big it is!

I picked up some more milk glass bowls for my scraproom and a couple of milk glass vases too. I think there were 5 or 6 pieces and my total was only $8! I wish I lived closer so I could visit that store on a regular basis.

In other news, today is mine and Will's 5th anniversary. I cannot believe it's been that long already! I am really missing him right now and wish that I was back home in MD with him, or that he was here with me. He's leaving again soon for an overseas trip and I won't see him until the middle of September. Waaaaaaah!! (that's me having a pity party!!)

If you get a chance, check out my travel blog and read about this horrible hotel I'm staying at tonight!! Westbound Wandering

29 August 2008

So, I've ran out of time...

I managed to get to one of the two thrift stores near our hotel yesterday afternoon. It was a HUGE disappointment. It was full of junk and so disorganized that you couldn't even move in there without feeling like stuff was going to come crashing down!

In other news, I seem to have come down with some sort of stomach virus over the last couple of days. I feel so sick! Kind of odd because when I talked with my mom yesterday she told me that she and my sister are both sick with a stomach virus thing. And they're 2500 miles away so it's not likely that I caught it from them over the phone! haha And earlier today my husband started feeling ill too.

Did I mention that I have to leave in the morning? And drive several hundred miles back to Cheyenne? Yeah, I'm not looking forward to that! I mean I *am*, but not while I'm feeling so gross. I'm hoping tomorrow will prove to be a better day though.

And I still need to go load up the car. Yes, tonight, because the husband is leaving at like 4:00 tomorrow morning and well, I'm not and I need his help loading the big bags.

I still have a few things I need to get done tonight--a few more gifts to buy, a few more stores I need to get to, a few more things I need to pack. I am otherwise ready to go. I will miss Jackson but it's quite likely that we'll be back here in December for a couple of weeks, so that makes leaving a little easier.

I am looking forward to seeing my dogs and my family and eventually getting home and decorating for fall. Oh, and getting back to the thrift stores that are actually worth going into. I really miss thrifting and yard saling so I'm *really* looking forward to that!

Well, I should go. I have a lot to do and the daylight is running out! I'll check in soon and hopefully I'll have some new goodies to share!!

26 August 2008

Lots of new pictures...

On my other blog, of course. Check them out if you get a chance! Westbound Wandering

24 August 2008

I miss my thrift stores back home!

I haven't been thrifting except that one time way back at the beginning of the month. Now, keep in mind, there are TWO thrift stores within 2 blocks of my hotel that I haven't even stepped foot in the entire time I've been here. It's on my agenda this week, I promise.

I did venture into a Habitat Re-Store on Friday thinking it might be like the one's back in SC but it wasn't. Oh well, at least I checked it out!

We've been busy trying to squeeze in all of the last minute stuff we wanted to do while we were out here. Our time is growing short. This is the last Sunday I'll sit out here. This time next week I'll be on my way to SC and I am really sad about that.

I updated the other blog with some new pictures from Yellowstone last week. If you get a chance, please stop by and check it out! Westbound Wandering

15 August 2008

I've got new pictures!!

Not on here, silly, on my other blog: Westbound Wandering. Unfortunately I haven't done any thrifting recently but I did spend time in Yellowstone yesterday and have lots of pretty pictures to share. Please stop by and check them out if you have some time!

08 August 2008


I found a thrift store yesterday morning as we were leaving a restaurant where we had breakfast. I made a mental note of the location and after the husband left for work, I drove back over there. Now, someone please explain to me how a thrift store that doesn't price ANYTHING works, because I'm sort of confused. I mean do you just ask the price of each item? Do you just tell them what you're willing to pay? lol It was so confusing. And junked up and crowded with too much stuff so I left without buying anything. There are 2 more thrift stores close to my hotel and I am going to check those out tomorrow. I'm really hoping they are better than the place yesterday!

My husband is heading back to DC tomorrow and spending the weekend there so I'll have some time alone to explore the city. We went into some stores today and I could not believe how expensive things are out here. I mean there is no way in you-know-where that I'd pay $184.00 for a pair of jeans. Even if I were a billionaire. I am just too cheap for that! My favorite parts of the day were going into these stores that were having sales and seeing things on the sale rack that were marked down - final clearance- for over $150.00. I'm talking just a plain cotton button-down shirt. Damn things better be sewn with 14k gold thread for that price. Good grief.

Oh, and there aren't any Wal-mart or Target stores near here. I found a K-mart yesterday so I'm assuming that's where all the regular (read: not billionaires) shop. The K-Mart was a lot bigger than the ones back in Maryland so that was nice.

The weather has been crap pretty much all day. It started storming last night and continued most of the night. We had a small break in the clouds around 11:00 and it was nice for a few hours but by 3:00 it started raining again. We've been here at our room relaxing most of the afternoon so that's been nice. I am IN LOVE with this area, despite the ridiculous price of clothing, and I could see the husband and I moving somewhere like this one day. The temperature is fabulous out here. I love it being chilly at night and warm (not hot) during the day. Our suite has a fireplace so it's nice to sit here at night with the windows open and the fireplace going!

So, that's about it for now. Here are a couple of pictures we've taken over the last few days. Check my other blog Wesbound Wandering for more pics!!

Barn Mormon Row

Grand Tetons

06 August 2008

I'm having a great time in Wyoming!!

I've been so busy since I got here last Saturday but I did find 2 thrift stores here in town that I'm going to check out tomorrow.

Hope you all are having great weeks!