Thriftin' Spotlight: Urban Exchange

I found this little upscale resale boutique by my work. They are very specific with the things they accept to be sold in the store. Here are a few of their guidelines:
•Items must be clean and wrinkle free
•Items should have originally sold for over $40
•Items should not be more than 3 years old
•We accept items from better mall stores
•Items must be authentic
•Some of our favorite items: Antik Denim, Affliction, Abercrombie and Fitch, Banana Republic, Big Star, BCBG, Buffalo by Bitton, Betsey Johson, Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Citizens of Humanity, Dooney & Bourke, Diesel, Frye, Free People, Guess, Hudson, Hollister, Juicy Couture, Joes Jeans, Kathy VanZeeland, Kenzie, Kimchi Blu, Laguna Beach, MEK, Miss Me, Rock Revival, Rock & Republic, Roxy, Scrapbook, Sinful, St. John, True Religion, Tag, Theory, Volcom, Yaya, 7 for All Mankind, 1921, and various other upscale brands.
With guidelines like these, you can be sure to find quality in this store! Here’s is my latest find at Urban Exchange:
I have been wanting a little Coach wristlet for a while now but I had no intention of paying full price for it. As my friend Kimberly & I were waiting in the checkout line, I spotted a bin of gently used Coach wristlets & other brand name wallets. As I searched through the bin looking for one I liked, I saw a few cute ones but they were a little more worn than I had wanted. I didn’t think I would find one in perfect condition but as I reached the bottom of the bin, I found one! It was in mint condition, with the original tags still attached. Talk about a find! I paid $23 for a $48 Couch wristlet. I love thriftin!
Urban Exchange
16255 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Suite C-9, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Phone (480) 948-6343
Open Monday – Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm
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Blog Vision

I am in the process of reading Ann Voskamp’s book One Thousand Gifts. In her book she dares us to find the joy in the mundane. She explains that thanksgiving is the key to a life full of joy. In the beginning, God told Adam to name everything. The act of naming something acknowledges it’s existence and gives thanks to God for it. She does a better job at explaining it in her book than I am doing right now so don’t take my word for it… go buy the book!

I have finally come up with a clear vision for this blog. To be honest, I was struggling with this whole blogging process simply because I thought blogging was for A) stay at home moms who have lots of fun stories & pictures that they want to share about their family or B) for those hardcore fashionista's out there who seem to have nothing else better to do but shop and play dress up. Since I aspire to be both but have not yet reached either, I was having trouble finding a purpose for this blog. The more and more I think about it and read others blogs I’ve decided that I’m going to do something new, something different with my blog.
I want to use this blog for…
  • My passion for ministry. I love working with women and the I am extremely passionate about strong, healthy marriages. Some posts will be on controversial topics like my post on homosexuality.
  • Fashion – I’m sorry but fashion bloggers need to smile more in their photos – expect smiles & lots of joy!
  • My list of One Thousand Gifts – I’ve decided to take Ann up on her joy dare. I work in an office all day so finding new joys will be a challenge but I am up for it. People should find joy at work. It shouldn’t be as stressful as we make it sometimes… although, I must admit I probably have the least stressful job in my office #gift! :)
  • … and anything else that is interesting. I promise, I will try not to bore you!
I am in the process of purchasing a new camera right now since the one is own is umm… poop, so once I have that my posts should be more frequent. Hopefully, this will solve my bloggers block as well.

Thanks for reading.
xoxo Kerrin


Fall In Flagstaff - Instagram Style

We decided we had had enough of the heat in Phoenix so we thought we'd spend the day in Flag //three girls on a road trip to Flagstaff

>>you have to throw them up in the air! It's like a rule or somethin'


 //we got there around noon and had lunch at a tiny little hole in the wall pizza place called Alpine Pizza //the pizza was fantastic //I told the girls we couldn't eat anywhere franchised, everything had to be hole in the wall places //you find the best food in places like that //we ate and then explored downtown //we went shopping and then asked some locals where a good hang out was in Flag, they told us about Macy's Coffee house so we headed in that direction //Macy's was super trendy and a super good coffee house // once we were finished there we went to Real Good Stuff, a thrift store right down the street // It was cute & we met a guy who used to go to a local church back in Phoenix //Finally! Some Jesus people up in Flagstaff! //around 5pm, we were getting bored //surprisingly, Flagstaff wasn't as entertaining as we thought it would be, so we decided to head to Prescott for dinner //we ate at The Palace Restaurant & Saloon //The Palace has been around since 1877 and it has very good food!!! //our last stop before we headed home was The Raven Cafe- one of my favorite places to go - we sipped on lattes and pumpkin ale and listened to live jazz play.

//great day

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