Monday, 28 May 2012

Charity Shop Booty...More Cool Books + Plastic Tiger!

I've had such good luck this week with finding a few great books at a local charity shop and church fair. Sometimes I wonder, who enjoys reading these books more? Myself of the little one :)

And again, I'm sharing this blog post over at Simple Design as part of their "Share you thrift haul" series. It's a fun way to share and see other people's thrifted finds!


In this week's collection: 

"Thank You for Taking Care of My Pets" by Tim Hopgood 
(Little miss currently loves "Wow! Said the Owl" by the same author)

"Eloise Takes a Bawth" by Kay Thompson
(I try to collect "Eloise" books as they are wonderful stories and my Sis' namesake) 

"The Curious Girls Book of Adventure" by Claire Gillman
(my favorite find, a collection of how-to's aimed at young girls)

Oh, and a plastic tiger that only my little one would love!
(she's obsessed with her plastic dinosaurs)

Sunday, 27 May 2012

A Summer Snack: Homemade Guacamole + Baked Tortilla Chips

(All I need now is an ice cold Corona!)

It's fajita night today in my house and the pre-made guacamole at my local grocery store didn't look very appetizing so I decided to make my own. I'm a huge fan of Mexican food but oddly enough, I've never actually made guacamole myself (shame, I know). Oh, and since tortilla chips are hard to find here in the UK, I thought I'd try my own baked version.

Both are dead easy to make, but I used this guacamole recipe and this baked tortilla chip recipe for inspiration.


Monday, 21 May 2012

Charity Shop Booty...Girl's Shirred Skirt

My latest find from my local charity shop was this adorable little shirred girl's skirt for only £2.50! I fell in love with it's fun colors, retro pattern and it's amazing price tag (of course). Oh, and it's also hand made!

It's one size too big for little miss this year so I purchased some red ribbon and plan to make it into a a little top for this summer, then turn it back into a skirt for next summer. I just hope the weather around here warms up soon!

Btw, I'm sharing this blog post over at Simple Design as part of their "Share you thrift haul" series. It's a fun way to share and see other people's thrifted finds!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Books for Girls...Remember Little House on the Prairie?

I've been reading a lot lately about recommended books for young girls, both here and here.

With this in mind, I was in one of my local charity shops today and was lucky to find this Little House on the Prairie book set for only £5. I remember reading the series as a young girl and I was completely hooked on the TV series, watching after school religiously (can you say pigtails and blue gingham dresses?). It's missing 2 out of the 9 books but I'm sure I can find them on eBay. Nonetheless, I was super excited to find the set!

Remember little Laura Ingalls?

Still a good looking set.

What's this? Reading already?

I absolutely cannot wait for little miss to enjoy these books as much as I did!