Tour De Thrift = AWESOME!

Steph, Me, Jax & Ashley
Me and my prize – WOO HOO!!
The awesome SWAG BAG! I seriously loved EVERYTHING in it!!
My new friends, Maka & Kelli. 🙂
Me and my friend, Steph from
Yesterday, I was able to attend the Tour de Thrift Hosted by:
Jax from AlyandAsh


Ashley from Cute As A Fox Creations.

Let me tell ya – I had SOOO much fun!!
We begun our day with breakfast at Mimi’s. There we chatted, mingled, got Swag Bags
(filled with all sorts of AWESOME-NESS), and also had a prize giveaway, which was GREAT. I can’t lie… it was SUPER GREAT cuz I won the best prize of all –
a FREE Family Photo Session by Jax worth $250!!!
Her photography is amazing, and I am so excited to get some professional pics taken of the fam
(if you want to check out her site, go HERE – She is seriously talented!)

From Mimi’s, we went Goodwill Hopping. If you haven’t done it – you need to. I don’t know if you know this, but every other Saturday at Goodwill, you get 50% off of EVERYTHING! You may have to wait in line a bit or fight for a cart, but it is sooo worth it if you can find some great things.


Fortunately, I was able to find a TON of items for future Crafts & Projects, and I can’t wait to get cracking on them. With a little bit of mod podge, scrapbook paper, and inspiration I know I can turn these items into treasures!!

Here are some of my favorite finds from the day:

This awesome material. I want to make a rug out of the bottom one… not sure how to do that, but I’m sure my mom does. 😉
The others are just cute and will be put to good use. I also found about 4 yards of Navy corduroy I’m going to make some boy ties out of. Stay tuned for more about that cuz I’m doing a tutorial next week on them. 😀

This letter “S” that is about 2.5 feet high. Already have the project planned. Thanks Ashley for finding it for me! 😀

A HUGE Gerber Daisy… it has about a 12 inch diameter and is about 3 feet high.

I also found a desk topper but it’s still in the car. I have great ideas for that piece… let’s just see how long it takes for me to get it done. 🙂

Thanks again Jax & Ashley for putting this together as well as to ALL the sponsors.

It was a blast!

It was also great meeting so many people.

Love ya all!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. So glad you had fun! I was so happy to have you as a "line buddy." Can't wait to see what you come up with. I may have to borrow some of you pictures, I only took about 5 the whole morning!Thanks for coming. It was a blast.

  2. Aww! Thanks Kristyn! I'm excited to take your family pics! just let me know when! I'll be out of town from July 15th till August 12th so if you want before I go let me know asap! Otherwise we can schedule for when I get back! Glad you had fun!

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