Decorated Iron Tree for Father’s Day

Aggie Dad Fathers Day Tree



Aggie Dad Fathers Day Tree

The tree is covered with things that are special to Dad ... sports, his college team (A&M), his favorite candy and sweet, enduring notes from the kids!

 Awwwww .. I LOVE THIS IRON TREE!!!!!!!    I make it special for every occasion I can think of!  This of course is for Father’s Day so I put up basketball, baseball & football “ornaments”.   His favorite candy bars and an Aggie hat!

The personalized notes from the kids made it extra special!

The basketballs, baseballs & footballs are from the Dollar Tree.  The are actually “Splash & Swim Water Toy’s” that I added hooks to.   The total came to $8.00 for all of them!

Topped off with Dad's College Hat

Topped off with Dad's College Hat


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Makeover on a Thrifted Granny Purse … Looks just like Urban Outfitters Beaded Messenger Bag

BEFORE: Beaded Granny Purse


Great detail in these Beads .... I remember having a little beaded coin purse like this as a child!

AFTER: Beaded Messenger Bag

Beaded Purse, Thrifted …………  $2.99

Changing the strap on this purse made all the difference!   Memoe (grandma) used an old piece of braided cord for a longer strap.

WOW ….  Cute Bag!

Here is an almost identical purse that I found on Polyvore / URBAN OUTFITTERS!


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DIY … Thrifted Mom Jeans / Before & After = CUTE!!!!!!!!!


DIY … Thrifted Mom Jeans / Before & After = CUTE!!!!!!!!!

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BEFORE: Sorry Girls .. I just did NOT see any potential in these Jeans 🙂 Glad you did!

 My girls always keep me on my toes with their current sense of “Style!”.    uggghhh, they keep asking me for high waisted jeans, which being a teen in the 80’s means “Mom Jeans” in today’s terms !!!     I did find a local thrift shop that was having a huge sale … all shirts, pants, skirt & shorts for only $1.00.   For that price the girls can experiment with DIY projects ALL THEY WANT!!!!!!!!!!



DIY shorts


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Taping off the pocket she wants to spray paint Gold!


Gold Pocket on Black Jeans!



When we cut off the legs of the jeans we experimented with the scraps.  We tried bleach, tape, paint and all other idea’s before we actually worked on the shorts.

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Thrifted Copycat of J’s Everyday Preppy Outfit

Thrifted Copycat of J’s Everyday Preppy Outfit

Thrifyt Pink Preppy Style!

J’s Everyday Fashion is on the top of my daily “Must Read” blogs!    She has a natural talent to take things you already have in your closet, add a few basic pieces and you will have a multitude of incredible outfits!   Her color combinations always amaze me!   She posts her “inspiration” photo’s and then her spin on in it.  Definitely take the time to look at her blog.

Even though her clothes are budget friendly we put together some thrift store finds to create her look.   Here is her post that we took our inspiration from:


J's Everyday Fashion ... Our Inspiration Photo

Thrift Store Outfit

Sperry's only $3.93

Pink Plaid Liz Claiborne Shirt, Thrifted ………… $5.99

White Denim Shorts,  Marshalls  ……………   $9.99

Pink Sperry’s, Thrifted   ……………..  $3.93

TOTAL   …………………. $19.91


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This leopard piece of fabric has been in a closet for over 15 years! Added some heavy bouillon fringe and WOW!!!


This leopard scrap of fabric has been with me for over 15 years!  I found it in a clearance bin for about $5.   It is a very heavy cotton, almost like denim, perfect to cover an ottoman or part of a chair …. I just never found an item to recover!   So this has been in a box in the closet, waiting for a purpose.   It has lived both in Oregon and in Texas the past 10 years. This year while spring cleaning the closet, I decided to do something with it or get rid of it!

My mom added this gorgeous, heavy bouillon fringe and I am in LOVE with this table topper!!!   I am quite happy that I stuck with that old thing all these years!


I love how this fabric drapes off the of the table!


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The Candlesticks are from a Thrift Store. They were bright white and I painted them a flat gold and then aged them by rubbing a dark brown paint into the crevices.


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Heavy Cotton Turquoise Shirt,  Thrifted   ……….  $1.00

I recently came upon a huge sale at a local thrift store … EVERY SHIRT IN THE ENTIRE STORE ONLY $1.00!!!

My girls like to wear men’s shirts also but I gave him first choice being the men’s sections is about 1/5 the size of women’s clothing in any Thrift Store.


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One of my FAVORITE Thrift Store Outfits Ever!

$15.97 for this entire outfit! (details at the bottom of the page)


This button down shirt is from the little boys section!


Same shirt untucked and worn with leggings for a casual look

Blue Button Down Shirt, Thrifted ….. $3.99

Floral Skirt, Thrifted ……….   $3.99

Cowboy Boots, Thrifted  ……. $7.99

TOTAL PRICE …………  $15.97

It’s not very often that I come across cowboy boots and when I saw these I wasn’t sure what they would match or if I should buy them.  When my daughter came up with this combination … OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The shirt is from the little Boy’s section.  There is an abundance of button down shirts in that section, plus they are usually a nicer quality fabric that doesn’t wrinkle as much.  This is a versatile piece that works with almost everything and such a deal at only $3.99!

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Sequin Flag Vest, Thrifted …. $5.99

Red, White & Blue Hearts Vest,  Made with Love by Bonka (grandma)

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Thrifted Denim / Chambray Works Everytime!!!!!!!!!!

I have to say this Denim Thrift Shirt is the best Go-To shirt ever!!!  Super Comfy, goes with almost everything and looks cute!


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$98.50 Denim Top from JCREW …. in stores now!

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All Thrifted Denim / Chambray Shirts for $5.99 each!!!!!!!!



White Shorts, Yellow Shorts, Pink Shorts … Oh yeah, Don’t you LOVE the Target Espadrilles for $16.99!!!!!!!!!!!


Find a plain No-Frills Denim / Chambray Shirt (without all the stupid Christmas embroidery) at a Thrift Shop is quite a find!

All of these shirts were found for $5.99 each!!!!!!!!





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My Jimmy Buffett Tree ~ created from The Dollar Tree ~ Margaritaville

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10 parrots x $1.00 = $10.00

1 straw hat x $1.00 = $1.00

1 pack umbrella’s x $1.00 = $1.00

1 / 6 pack Hawaiian Lei’s x $1.00 = $1.00

1 pair flip-flops x $1.00 = $1.00

1 Net x $1.00 = $1.00

TOTAL  …………… $15.00