flea market style

I've been out of town this past week (note the absence of any blogging) and it's because me and my lovin' man celebrated our wedding anniversary shacked up in a little condo on Newport Beach.

It's hard to imagine that 16 years ago (at the tender age of 20) I made the most important decision of my life. But you know what? I got it right.
It was a glorious 5 days taking walks on the beach, reading books like {THIS} .....

(I picked this up at Anthro for my lover on Valentine's Day last year. I highly recommend)

We sipped hot chocolate by the fire, watched the surfers, ate at local diners and dives, and hit up every Good Will we could find, getting deals like this...

stack of robins egg saucers for $6 at Salvation Army thrift.

I love Todd because he is really funny, he is always helping someone, it's really hard to make him mad, he's completely checked in as a dad, and he works so hard to provide for our family.
But perhaps the biggest score is the fact that he'll go along with my absurd ideas when I say..."Hey babe, let's spend the day at a FLEA MARKET!"

So while in Cali, we spent a magnificent day browsing around Pasadena hunting for deals.
It's one of my all time favorite things to do and my honey was along for the ride.

Don't worry, he was rewarded handsomely.

I snapped a few pics of some fun things this place has to offer.
Say hello to my new friend Alejandro.

Somebody grabbed this Duncan Phyfe buffet for $50. Trust me, I tried to talk Todd into strapping it to the top of our car, to no avail. Dang it!

It's just row after row of misc treasures. We spent 5 hours there and only got through 1/3 of it. My favorite part is the antique section where you'll find anything from this.......

to this........YIKES!

By 2:00pm all the sellers want to pack up and go home so they're ready to play my favorite game.....LET'S MAKE A DEAL!

....and you never know who you might run into.
I pledge never to do Botox.
Heidi Klum was there with her kids and a camera crew. I told her I love her TV show, Design Star, and then I asked her if it was too late to start my Victoria's Secret modeling career.
She looked confused.

The last day in CA, we flew Brody there to meet up with us at a theme park.
On the way home we were driving down the street and he saw a surf board in the dumpster. He insisted we stop and fasten it to the roof of the car.
There was never a mother so proud.

Such a fun trip.
I love you babe! Here's to 16 more years together (at least).


  1. What a fun trip! All those celebrity BFF's you met up with! Wow I need to get out of my boring life and follow you around for a day!

  2. Why didn't you bring the wild boar's head home for me? Now my house will never be complete!

  3. What a fun trip....I can't believe you ran into those people! Jill showed me the pic of you and Heidi and church and all I could say is..."Of course she ran into her!!" Happy Anniversary you guys are awesome! Glad you had a good time:)

  4. Sounds like a great trip
    Husband and I used to do stuff like that all the time pre-kids. Now that they are almost out of the house, I hope to start doing it again.
    <3 Heidi

  5. That is a fantasy trip! How wonderful.

    It's nice to see you back, though. :)


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