Thursday, October 28, 2010


I have recently added a new section to my Etsy Shop.... $5 Finds!!! Cute vintage items for only $5!!! :) Here are a few things currently for sale for only 5 bucks....

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Photos - Punta Cana

We went on a zip line excursion which was sooooo cool. Like flying.

Not sure I have ever posted a picture of myself on the blog before...but that's me!

Snorkeling in the clear, beautiful ocean was amazing

We held a stingray! Heavy and rubbery!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hello Again

It's been awhile! I have been pretty busy lately but that is no excuse to abandon my blog! :) I plan on getting a little better at this blogging thing so if you are still interested... bare with me! I plan on posting more often!

For now I am gonna post some awesome finds I have recently added to my Etsy Shop (Hollie Would Vintage!)

Lovely Japanese Ceramic Mugs

A cool mail/paper organizer I spraypainted

Old Fisher Price TV/Radio Toy

Awesome Ohio Art Children's Globe

I will be back soon to share some pics from my recent trip to Punta Cana (!! soo fun!!) and some ideas I have for my sister's upcoming baby shower :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

It's Not Too Late!!!

I should have mentioned this earlier but......better late than never!!!

Elise (of A Beautiful Mess and Red Velvet Art...But I am sure you all knew who I was talking about :)) is having a Summer Sponsor Giveaway on her blog and I have offered a super cute owl bottle as part of the giveaway!
There are TONS of super cute things being offered so make sure you visit Elsie's blog to enter!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sorry I haven't posted much lately. I have been doing a lot of yard sale-ing and have a lot of different crafty ideas I want to try... I just have to find the time! I did decide to be a sponsor on Elsie's Blog - A Beautiful Mess this month. It is quite fun to see my Store's name on the side of her blog :) I have been such a fan for years. This is the banner I made..... And here it is on her blog!! :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

These are the Days....

that make Thrifting worth while and soooo exciting!!!! In the summer I get every other Friday off work (by working an extra hour Monday through Thursday) so OF COURSE my mom and I head out to Estate Sales and Yard Sales. This past Friday was the best thrifting day I have had yet this summer! And below are some of my finds......
Thought this necklace was really pretty. Kinda reminded me of a Charley Harper illustration so I grabbed it up....not sure this one will make it to the Etsy Shop :)
And who could pass up a cute little camera, old recipe box (with LOTS of old recipes inside) or glass Tang pitcher!?

This picture isn't too great and doesn't do this find justice but I got a box of old letter and symbol stamps for a steal! Just need to get them cleaned up!

And I couldn't pass up a bag of old glasses for only $1....

And this is a shot of most of my finds home safe and sound with me :) My poor 'office/crafting' room is about to BUST at the seams... And I LOVE IT :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Excited to be a part of Lune Vintage Blog's -Thrifty Thursday Post this week! I shared my most favorite Thrift Find. Here is a picture....

Check out what I have to say about these fab finds HERE! Thanks, Jill :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

MUCH NEEDED long weekend!

I have 4 days off! I am soooo excited! I definately need this break from work. I am going to be heading to Rochester, NY to visit my sister and her husband... should be fun times! I think we will be doing some yard saling and I might be getting another tattoo...SHHHH... don't tell my mom though..hehe! I am 27 years old, living on my own, owning my own home- takin care of myself... and still worry about my parents reaction. They didn't freak out too bad about the first one sooo hopefully this one won't be too much of a shocker. I will have to share photos once it is healed!

These are a couple fun finds from the past weekend. the 3 Circus Paint By Numbers are CERTAINLY not the best I have seen... but I have a hard time passing up paint-by-numbers when I see them so I grabbed them anyway. Fun colors if nothing else. I also found a fun faux bois Port A File and I really cool vintage travel bag that was meant for a pair of shoes. The tag is still on and I am pretty sure it was never used. LOVE the pattern and colors... you can't fully appreciate it in this picture :)

Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Any fun plans?

OHH! And who is signing up for the RVA Summercamp Class? I am pretty sure I am going to!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Super Yummy Recipe

Sorry I haven't posted lately. Been kinda busy... which isn't a bad thing in my book! I have lots of things I want to post about but for now I am going to share this delicious Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe. I am sure most everyone has made or at least tried Buffalo Chicken Dip. It's not like this is some new thing. But this recipe is brought to you by Hungry Girl . She is pretty popular now but if you haven't heard of her check out that link! She basically takes super fatty foods and recipes and finds ways to make delicious lower fat alternatives.

Her take on Buffalo Chicken Dip is called Buff Chick Hot Wing Dip (great name, right?!)

PER SERVING (1/15th of recipe, about 1/4 cup): 68 calories, 1.5g fat, 616mg sodium, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 10g protein -- POINTS® value 1

Two 9.75-oz. (or 10-oz.) cans 98% fat-free chunk white chicken breast in water, drained
One 8-oz. tub fat-free cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup fat-free ranch dressing
1/4 cup fat-free Greek yogurt (Fage 0% is the best!)

Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cream cheese in a medium bowl and stir until smooth. Mix in Frank's RedHot, mozzarella cheese, ranch dressing, and yogurt. Stir in chicken until thoroughly combined. Spoon mixture evenly into a deep 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until mixture is heated through. Stir well and enjoy!

HG Alternative! To make this dish FAST, skip the oven altogether. Prepare dip according to the directions, but in a microwave-safe dish. Then microwave uncovered on high for 5 minutes (stopping and stirring halfway through cooking), or until hot.

I made this for the first time on Tuesday and boy was it a hit! I doubled the recipe (which ended up being waayyy too much). I took some of it to a get together with some friends Tuesday night and then the rest of it to work Weds. and everyone at both places just thought it was the BOMB :) It is definitely worth trying. Tasted just as good, to me, as the original fattier version!

Just wanted to share!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Another Peek Inside and a MUST HAVE.....

I had been wanting tree decals for my living room wall for awhile and was finally gifted them on my birthday in March. My mom helped me to put some of them up. The kit came with 6 all together but we only got around to putting 3 up. But the more I look at them the more I think 3 is enough for this wall. The other 3 just might have to go other random places in the house. The decals came from PopWall on Etsy. They have LOTS of great decals I wouldn't mind having in my house :)

And just some fun eye candy I saw while I was at Lowe's the other day that I think I MUST have for my little patio.... The Garden Treasures Retro Patio Collection

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What's Your Favorite ------------- ?

Saw this on hollysarah's and leigh-ann's blogs and thought I would play along :)
1. Favorite hobby?

2. Favorite tv show?

3. Favorite restaurant food?
BBQ Chicken ....or BBQ anything really

5. Favorite animal?

Love pretty much ALL animals but bulldogs hold a special place in my heart :)

4. Favorite thing to shop for?

Vintage Housewares!

6. Favorite song?

The Killers - When You Were Young ... always been a favorite
7. Favorite word?
8. Recent favorite youtube video?

I know this one isn't recent but I think this one is hilarious and I don't really go on youtube that often.

9. Favorite movie?

10. Favorite childhood memory?
Spending summers at the beach with my cousins and family

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Makes me smile......

I think my dog is the craziest, most hilarious dog ever.... that face and the way she is sitting??? Priceless....

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hello Spring!!

HELLO SPRING! (That is what I imagine Dozer the Mini Donkey was thinking when I snapped his picture.)

These are photos I took a few weeks ago of my adorable nieces and nephew. Spring Time Photo Shoot!

D would NOT sit still on the backdrop so we settled for a nearby ladder.
But C & T were good little subjects :)

I have really been enjoying the flowering trees that are around my house.

Gotta LOVE Spring! What have you been doing in the beautiful spring weather? (That is...assuming you have been having nice weather like we have in Western PA)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Bathroom Before & After

I bought my first home (well, townhome) in November and have been decorating ever since! I have loved this part of the home buying experience! I have been wanting to share what I have done (so far) for a long time now and FINALLY got around to taking some pictures! Up first is my bathroom. It was a horrible tannish shade and blah, bland, boring. I couldn't wait to fix it up.

The light fixture always reminded me of Seasame Street. Remember the lamp post with the big balls? Haha. And I always wanted a chandelier in my bathroom (although I was figuring I would have a bigger bathroom with the chandelir hanging over the tub... that will come someday :)) so I got this cute little on at IKEA. And changed out the mirror. Mirror is also from IKEA....everything pretty much is.
New Sink. It is kinda narrow and trough like.

I picked a pretty aquaish blue color. Nice and calming. I had the paint chip sitting around forever and of course when I want to know the name of the paint I can't find the chip!!

I have a nice bit of storage now in this pretty small bathroom.
And of COURSE new flooring. Nice sticky vinyl titles from Lowes. Cheap but looks really good! And I bought that shower curtain well over a year ago on clearance at Target and was just waiting for the day to finally put it in a new bathroom! :)