Sunday's Best

Dress: Vintage Neiman Marcus, Vintage Belt: thrifted, shoes: thrifted, Vintage purse: thrifted, Eyeglasses c/o of bonlook 

With all the snow and below zero weather we are having in Chicago, not only were my classes canceled but also my church's Sunday service. I didn't let that stop me from wearing this dreamy vintage dress on Sunday. We spent most of the day watching tv and I was able to catch up on some orders from my shop. 

The funny thing is that when I realized that my winter break would only last 3 weeks I kind of dreaded going back to school, but now after spending so much time stuck at home I'm anxious to go any where! 

Stay warm and toasty... 




Happy Caturday!

You may remember Kitty-Boo from previous blogposts. She is actually a stray that I have been feeding for the past two summers. Last winter she completely disappeared and then showed up again in the summer. This winter she returned and we didn't have the heart to to let her go back outside because of all the Chicago snow and cold weather we have been having. 

So far she has been a good girl. Except she sleeps all day and climbs our furniture at night. I tried to keep her awake in the day to avoid all her movement at night. 

What's funny to me is how much appreciative my in-laws and husband have been towards her. At first I wanted to adopt her and take her in but they were completely against it. Now, she is staying with us and hopefully will be moving in to our new home. 


New Year Resolutions

New Year's Eve Outfit
Blouse: Ebay, Vintage Belt: Thrifted, Vintage skirt: Thrifted, Petticoat: Ebay,
Glittered heels: Thrifted 

Enjoying the new year so far? I know I am! I spent all night cleaning out my closet. As I was cleaning I was contemplating on whether or not I should share my new year's resolution on the blog. Since last year's were quite successful, I think sharing them this year will help me be even more successful.

So here they go: 

1. Thrift Shop Less: I must have gone thrift shopping almost three times a week er every other week this passed year. Sure most of the times I would walk out empty handed and I always tried to have a budget.This year, I would like to go maybe once every other week. My goal is to appreciate and make the most out of what I already have. 
2. Read More Books: My goal is to read one book a month.

3. Stay Organized: This means no more piling magazines in random corners of the apartment/house. I need to take care of anything that will pile up if I don't right away. 

4. Eat/Live Healthier: It hasn't been easy but I have finally cut off drinking sweet drinks on regular days. I need to drink more water, eat less junk food at school, learn new recipes, eat out less, cook more, make wiser decisions when eating out, stop having seconds, and set exercise regiments.

5. Lose 40lbs: That is how much I gained when I got married. Talking about weight loss is not easy, but there are tons of reasons for me to lose the weight specially after my health scare last year.

6.Use Savings Account: I never learned how to save money, crazy! This is the year. 

7. Send More Greeting Cards: I always thought about mailing cards to different people last year, but I didn't do it.

8. Hangout More: This means spending more time with my family and friends.

9. Spent Less, Give More: This not only relates with how I manage my money, but also with how I manage my time. I want to volunteer more. 

10. Spiritual Growth: I want to continue to grow in my faith through prayer and reading the Bible.

Do you have any tips for me? Please do tell. What are your resolutions for this new year?

God willing, I look forward to looking back at this in the upcoming year.

Psalms 37:4 <3