Here’s the truth: I’m in the stage of life when all of my friends are either getting engaged, getting married, or having a baby. I love to party plan as well as attend parties, so this time of life ain’t too shabby! However, party décor is expensive, my friends. Plus, I’m on Pinterest every day and just wonder about the income of the people who can recreate these freaking adorable parties. I, on the other hand, opted for a career that won’t ever pay well a career in the school system, so I need all the help I can get planning these Pinterest parties.
Then came the day that my best friend got preggers. With the now impending baby shower, I knew that I was in a pickle. I wanted to do a cute DIY baby shower, but not have to donate blood to do so.
I immediately got on Pinterest for baby shower inspiration. So many cute ideas, so little time (and money)! Days went by as I thought about how I could pull this off. Then it dawned on me: I have an arc Thrift Store right around the corner! They were bound to have some of the items I saw in the pictures.
I headed to arc that night. I was nervous. I was excited. I was nervously excited. As I walked through the aisles, I began to get a vision. I walked by vases, baskets, serving trays, and so much more. I pictured these items in my house, and all of a sudden, I knew I could do it. And by golly, I could afford it.
– Guest blogger, KW