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Let's Travel to...Thrift Stores!

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  Thrift stores- they’re so hot right now! And I am here for it. As a kid, we shopped secondhand out of necessity: thrift stores, yard sales, hand-me-downs. Now, I do it out of necessity for our planet. But this isn't a post about how consumerism and fast fashion is killing our planet- we’ll save that for another time. If you have been doing your part and being mindful of your purchases and want to take a stab at thrift store shopping, I gotchu! Here are my 5 tips to consider when going to thrift stores. 1. Bring a list. I mention this one first because it ties into a few of the other tips below. Bringing a list is so important because you CAN actually over buy at a thrift store too. Crazy, I know! But it’s almost like the “under $5” section at Target when you’re like “this is only $3, this is $2...” and next thing you know you’re spending $150 and blaming Target for it! (Haha) Well, that’s me at thrift stores! The goal is still not over consume and only purchase things off your li

Let's Travel To...Valle De Guadalupe

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  Let me preface this by saying I know we are in the middle of a pandemic. Nick and I do not take this lightly and we did our part in researching places to make sure they were taking appropriate COVID precautions. Call or email before visiting to make reservations.   Where we stayed This is our second time staying at this AirBnb. The rental has a beachfront balcony that overlooks the K-38 surf break. They keep the grounds in immaculate condition. There is a pool and jacuzzi to enjoy with an amazing beach view. You can also access the private beach area and go down the stairs to enjoy a nice stroll on the beach.  View from the balcony Secluded beach Night view from the balcomy Valle de Guadalupe Our rental was actually an hour away from all the wineries, but the trip there was smooth and quick. If you stay in the Rosarito area, make sure to maximize your time and head out early so you are there by the time the wineries open. Everything is less busy in the morning and it allows you to ta

Let's Travel To....My Casita: Bathroom Edition

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There was a lot of Pinterest inspo that contributed to our budget-friendly bathroom design. Peep our hexagon tile that I LOVE! The tile was on the pricier side but seeing as how the space is relatively small, we decided to go for it and splurge on the tile. Una vez al a ño no hace da ño! Let’s start with our bathroom mirror, which was made by Nick *insert heart-eyes here* He spent some time on YouTube looking for ideas until he found one that we both liked. He used this video for reference. We purchased the wood + mirror at Home Depot for a total $40. The wood stain is something he already had, but a quart is as cheap as $5. We did see similar large mirrors at places like Home Goods, but they were more expensive and not actual wood. Plus, it was difficult to find one in the color we liked. Next we have the shelves above the toilet. These were also made by Nick and it cost about $15 to make. The cool thing about making your own things is 1. It's inexpensive,

Let's Travel To....My Casita: Kitchen Edition

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Our kitchen is a mixture of thrifted/second hand items, gifts, discounted items and new appliances. When putting together our kitchen, I knew I wanted to thrift as much as possible. Doing this 100% was difficult for me, as I am sure it might be for many, so it’s important to understand we are always doing the best we can when attempting to be low-waste. So, here is a looksy at our kitchen and our attempt at furnishing it as sustainably as possible. I’ll start off by giving Nick so much credit for finding items on Offer Up- thanks babe! (he’s probably like “damn right I get credit *insert rolling eyes here). We looked on Offer Up for a while until these babies came along- our counter stools. The couple who was selling them had just moved to Downtown LA and the chairs did not match their counter height. They were practically brand new with a few nacks here or there. We got them for $50 each and they retail for $100! Score! And, we think they look perfect. Next,