THREADFLIP: WOW

I’m putting in another plug for my Threadflip account.

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I am so thankful that I signed up for Threadflip. It’s such a great way to trade in the old for some new. I have been selling gently used or new with tags items on Threadflip for about a year now and have had much success. Though I only get a little bit back from the sales, It beats dropping everything at Goodwill. I moved recently and being able to sell things I didn’t plan to take with me and use the money to buy moving boxes was fantastic.

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The holidays are drawing near and I have seen an increase in sales. If you are looking to sell some of your old clothes, now is the time! Threadflip is not accepting clothes through their bag system right now due to the high volume of bags being sent in, but you can photograph and list the items yourself. I have done that a lot and the shipping process is very easy.

Check out my Threadflip account and stay tuned! I will be adding more items soon!

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I DID A DUMB THING

In the rush to submit my order for this coat… I forgot to check that I had entered my new address for the shipping. It turns out that I shipped the coat to my old address! I have my mail forwarded and my fingers and toes crossed that it gets rerouted to my current address.

I did another dumb thing. I forgot to write a post for today so please forgive me. I moved over the weekend, celebrated the 125th anniversary of my church on Sunday, started a new job yesterday, and have lost my mind somewhere along the way. To top it off, I have a pinched nerve in my arm.

I do not have internet at my new place just yet so I may go radio silent periodically until that gets sorted out. I do have loads to share about the move and new jobs so stay tuned!

MY CLOSET: THE COAT

I have had my eye on a navy coat from J.Crew since it hit their website a couple months ago. I was hoping to score it on sale, but when I checked in on it Saturday night my size was sold out!

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I had told my mom about the coat and how I wish I had just bought it when I fell in love with it and, being the angel that she is, she was going to call J.Crew and see if they could find another one in stock somewhere. When she checked the website again in the morning, my size was back in stock! I quickly ordered the coat and then went back to the page to admire the coat and saw that my size was already sold out again.

The coat was originally $398.00 and I got it for 25% off making the coat $298.50.

Clearly this stroke of luck means that I am destined to have this coat. I don’t actually believe in that kind of thing, but I am feeling pretty lucky. I outgrew my only long dark coat a couple years ago and hadn’t seen a coat that I really loved to replace it with until now. I can’t wait to wear the fire out of this coat. I also just moved to the mountains of North Carolina and so I really needed a new coat!

MOVIE: THE MARTIAN

Woah. This movie was intense.
I usually try to avoid seeing movies about space (with the exception of Star Wars) in theaters because the concept of something going wrong out there terrifies me, and lets be honest, something always goes wrong in space movies.

There were multiple times that I had to look away. Right off the bat when the team leaves him believes him dead, he awakens injured and treats himself for those injuries. Yuck! I looked away the whole time he was cleaning himself up. He also rationed his food to the point that he was skin and bones and I had to look away then too.

There were funny bits all throughout the movie to help cut the tension, but that didn’t stop me from nearly pulling my hair out due to suspense. I was so nervous throughout the movie that I chewed up a straw into pieces. I had a difficult time winding down after the movie too and it was the first thing I thought about when I woke up the next morning. It’s the kind of movie that sticks with you and I am definitely going to watch it again when it comes out on DVD.

They used more sound in this movie which made it less unnerving than Gravity. That movie straight up freaked me out and I only watched it on an iPad mini! I think I would have had to leave during that movie if I had gone to see it at the Theater. I was able to make it through The Martian and I’m so glad I did. It was excellent and the cast was awesome.

ON THE MOVE!

I’m moving! (again)
This time I’m staying put! In just a couple of years, I have moved from Spartanburg, SC to Gastonia, NC to Raleigh, NC to Bluffton, SC and now I am moving to Rutherfordton, NC. All of these moves involved a new job. Moving with as much stuff as I have is no easy feat! It’s laborious and expensive. I am looking forward to not doing it again for a few years, if I can help it. I am also looking forward to living in my new cottage. It’s time to kiss that apartment life goodbye and say hello to living without someone on the other side of the wall.

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My boss has a cute cottage on their property that I will be renting. You can’t tell because of the leaves, but it has a charming path and garden for me to play in as well as a fire pit with chairs. It needs a little love, but I can’t wait to work on this cottage. I move tomorrow!

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Please forgive any crappy posts that appear in the next week. In addition to moving this week, I start a new job next week and get new floors in the cottage on the main floor. I’m crazy distracted and will be glad to have everything settle down in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned for more photos of my new place!

THE PECULIAR RABBIT

I don’t know about you, but I pay attention to the places people tag in their Instagram photos. I have found some great shops and restaurants through my friends’ Instagram profiles. I have been seeing a lot of my Charlotte friends tagging a restaurant called The Peculiar Rabbit. Apparently this place opened a few years ago and I totally missed it, but I am so glad that I checked it out.

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I have been trying to get my mom to go with me, but she never goes out. I used my birthday as an excuse to get her out of the house after 7pm and it was so worth it! The food was AMAZING! We were in love with our dishes, but kept stealing bites from each other’s plates too. The place looks like an average bar/party spot, but the food is on a whole other level. It was fantastic.

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A manager stopped by to chat and we told her how much we were enjoying the meal and that we were first time customers celebrating a birthday. They let me pick a desert of my choice on the house and boy did I pick a whopper! Mom and I had seen the women at the table behind us with a cake tower and we were very curious. We narrowed down what it could have been from the desert menu and ordered the Whoopie Pie. IT WAS HUGE! We didn’t come close to finishing it, but enjoyed every bite.

After the meal, we looked around a bit. We had been sitting on the first floor, but the restaurant had a second floor and a roof top level. The view of the city from the roof is incredible and even though it was chilly that night, the tables on the roof were full. The one thing that is a bummer about this place is the parking. We had to pay to park across the street because the parking is so limited in the area. I didn’t really mind though because I was determined to try this place and I really enjoyed it.