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I had the best birthday weekend!  For starters – some girlfriends took me out for dinner Friday night and we had a great time and lots of laughs!  Then on Saturday morning – I got up and headed out to meet up with some local mid-Tennessee bloggers!  Some were old friends and some are now new friends! 

Photo via Angie @ Country Chic Cottage – Pictured Jennifer, Kristen, Me, Gina, and Tobi

I got to hang out with this great group of ladies that included Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage, Kristen @ Ahoy Graphics, Angie @ Country Chic Cottage, Tobi @ Dr. Baby Mama Drama, Jennifer @ Designs by Jennifer, and Deneen @ Dreaming in Color.  We ate, talked blog tips and tricks, and all learned from each other.  I learned I need to bring a camera and that I can’t make silly faces around Angie – she will post pictures!

We headed out to get our shop on next!  Of course I scouted out a local Goodwill next to a Hobby Lobby on the way in!  The Goodwill turned out to be a good stop for me!  I got this adorable faux tin stamped mirror for $7.99.  I am thinking a nice coat of white spray paint and a little rub and buff will make this into a beauty! 


And then I picked up a few more frames for my gallery wall.  These will just need a quick shot of silver spray paint and they will be ready to go up on the wall!  The larger frames were just a $1.99 and the lil one was just 99 cents!  Love it!


I had to scoot – but the other ladies stayed around to get the hook up on some fantastic burlap coffee bags!  But I had to run some other errands and then get back to the house so I could gussy up for a date night with the hubby!  We had dinner and then saw Water for Elephants.  I loved the book so I was a little nervous that the movie wouldn’t end up as well – but I was not disappointed!  I would highly recommend that book for your summer reading list if you haven’t picked it up yet. 

So that was that!  What about you guys?  Get into anything fun this weekend?  I wanna know!

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10 frugal friends said ...

Anna @ Blissful Whimsy said... @ May 15, 2011 at 9:49 PM

I love that mirror! and a little white paint and buffing....ohhhh yeah :O)

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said... @ May 15, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Looks like a good time! And some great finds. Loving that mirror!

Farah said... @ May 16, 2011 at 12:08 AM

Hi.... that faux tin stamped mirror is a fab beauty... simply beautiful
Hope you like to visit and love to feel the beauty and fragrance of flowers at

Comeca Jones said... @ May 16, 2011 at 1:28 AM

Looks like you had fun! Great finds!

Angie Holden said... @ May 16, 2011 at 6:12 AM

Had a blast! :) And oh yes I will post the pictures! :) Still loving that mirror -- can't wait to see it! :)

Cha Cha said... @ May 16, 2011 at 6:23 AM

Looks like you girls had so much fun, wish I had been able to go. Love the mirror and the frames, hope your dinner with hubby was wonderful.

Cha Cha

Erin said... @ May 16, 2011 at 6:39 AM

Looks like much fun Jess, and you are just tooo cute!!! We went to a soccer shoot out, Ave got second in her division and Brooke won hers, so in July, Brooke goes to districts. By the way, send some frames my way, I can never find good ones like you!!!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said... @ May 16, 2011 at 7:40 AM

So bummed I had to miss out! Looks like y'all had a terrific time!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said... @ May 16, 2011 at 8:51 AM

Oh how wonderful to meet up and go thrifting together! That is what is hard for me because none of my friends are really into finding bargains and making something out of it. What a wonderful weekend for you!

Anny said... @ May 17, 2011 at 8:05 PM

I love that tin pattern! Happy belated :)

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