I had a lovely morning today. It's "Half-Price Monday" at my local thrift store, the MAAC (Medina Area Association of Churches) Clothing Depot, so I went to shop for sweaters to transform into monsters.
The local church association-run thrift store already has really low prices...most of the items are $1 or less...but on the 4th Monday of the month, all the clothes are half off! So adult clothes are 50 cents and kid clothes are 25 cents! It's the perfect time and place to swoop in and get sweaters for monster-making!
And I got quite the haul today! Sometimes they don't have a lot of the colorful, stripey sweaters I like to use, but I found lots today! I got 12 sweaters to use for monstermaking, and 3 items of clothing for myself to wear...all for $6! You can barely buy one sweater at Goodwill for $6 nowadays!
Have I mentioned how much I love the MAAC Thrift Store?
Knowing that I was going to be in Medina today, I had made an appointment to get my hair cut. I had about and hour to kill before my appointment after I finished at the thrift store, so I stopped at my favorite local coffee house, the Shirt Factory Cafe.
I loved the little paper shirts on the garland/bunting in the window display!
And I discovered that they had redone a bit of the decor in the dining room!
The huge photo of the building when it used to be an actual shirt factory and the vintage theater seats on the back wall were the most obvious (and my favorite) change.
The photo of the barn owl made me think of my owl-loving friend Casey from PeachesProducts/PeachesPictures.
A "before" picture of my hair...me enjoying my vanilla chai latte with espresso (my gateway drug into the world of liking coffee!).
And the "after" photo of my hair! This was a bit of a milestone for me today. This is my first haircut by someone I didn't know previously (only family or friends have ever cut my hair before!) It was a new thing to entrust a stranger with my hair. I feel slightly guilty for "cheating on" my friend & regular hairdresser, Rochelle, who works in a salon in Victor and does amazing work. She did my hair for my wedding. My mother also goes to her and I've gone with Mom to her appointments before and gotten my hair cut if Rochelle had time to fit me in. But Victor is an hour and a half from where I live now. (I'm sure Rochelle will understand!) I've been wanting to find a local place to go, plus, it was nice to get to know someone new. And Kim at "Fringe" was very nice and did a very good job! I'll definitely be going there again!