Be Brave When Thrifting.

 If you are looking to find great deals, and hidden treasures there is one rule that holds true.


I have lived in Orlando my whole life [aka YEARSSSSS]. I know Orlando like the back of my hand, and  I still often find myself driving around down streets I have never been, and revisiting other roads I just haven't touched in awhile. Sometimes, as I explore the city, I stumble upon hidden gems like this no air-conditioned thrift/resale store that is located out of an abandoned k-mart building.

If one thing has ever held the most true when it comes to thrifting and rummaging it is this:


It is just true. You are going to find better quality items, for an extreme bargain. Maybe they don't know what they really have, or maybe they just get so much stuff in they just want to get rid of it and are in a constant state of turn over. But their trash is your treasure! Reap the rewards!

You just have to be brave, but don't be dumb. Obviously, please don't put yourself in danger in any way. Always trust your gut and intuition when it comes to safety, but don't always limit yourself to the comfort of a Goodwill. Often times when I go to a new city,  of course the Goodwills will always pop up on my google maps, but the gems of all thrift stores are usually ones you have never heard of and that only locals know about. Ask around! Be friendly! Explore!

Thrifted Treasures

Found some adorable snack attack bowls, a picture of my future husband, and wonderful pillowcases.
All for $5.00. 

Mid July.

I have been visiting used book stores and my favorite thrift stores that I have not had time for these past few weeks/months. 

Currently Reading : A Woman Alone : Travel Tales from Around the Globe
Latest Wonderful Thrift Find: A wonderful cross-back bike satchel for $2.00
Latest Adventure: Visiting Deland, FL at midnight.

Atlanta, Washington, NY.. OH MY

Its that time again! 
To celebrate my one year anniversary from that time I traveled to Europe by myself, I decided I needed to embark on another solo journey. August 7-17th I will be traveling from Orlando to Atlanta, Washington D.C. and New York City over a ten day period. I will be traveling via Megabus and staying at friends' houses and hostels along the way. I can't wait to leave and share everything I encounter with you! 

Two Hostels I will be staying at:
 Pictured above: Washington, D.C. House Hostel
Pictured below: New York Loft Hostel

How to be Alone : My version.

After having my wallet and brand new phone stolen, I have been working full time to offset the financial hiccup. In retrospect, the situation of having that happen, also cured me of a fear that had brewing in me for quite awhile. That fear? That one day 'what if' everything I had worked hard for was taken from me. Now, I never thought of a scenario in which that could actually happen, but having my phone and wallet stolen on my birthday fit the bill quite appropriately. It happened to me and it was out of my control. I was at a loss because of it.
But, it happened and I was still ok. The earth didn't come crumbling down. I figured it out. I landed on my feet.

I think it has started a snowball effect with me. What other irrational fears do I have?

The Gift of Thrift

Today I found these amazing end tables at the thrift store for $5.00 each.
As soon as I opened them and saw the map drawer liners, I instantly felt they were meant to be mine. 
Hello gorgeous. <3

Happy Birthday.

This is what it looks like to have your phone and wallet stolen on your birthday.
What a rollercoaster life is.

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