Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday With T : Date Night With Mom

Hello Everyone T here.  Haven't been around this space in a while and wanted to pop in and see how everyone is doing, everyone surviving the Polar Vortex as they call it on the news?   Mom and I are trying too but I have been getting a bit stir crazy only going out for a few minutes to do my business each day.  I haven't been on a proper walk since Christmas at Grandpas and I haven't been out of eye sight of my house since January 12th.  Needless to say I think Mom was starting the feel the same way the other night because after dinner she said we were going on a date to get dessert and we ended up at the puppy store!  I freaking love the puppy store, the smells, the new humans to say Hello too and new animals to sniff.  But the number one reason why I love it the most is because the humans that are all dressed alike give me cookies... so many different kinds of cookies!  Here's a few pictures Mom took of our date night.

 I can hardly wait to get my sniff on.

First things I sniffed out were the rawhides, don't worry Mom doesn't let me have these. Narrow throat dogs with palate issues like me and my bullie friends can not have these, but they do smell so delicious.

The next spot I sniffed out was the cat adoption area. Oh man, how I want one of these interesting smelling high pitched noise making super furry puppies. The one that I always encounter makes funny noises at me when I walk by his door  and puts his paw out but I never get to play with him. 

While I was by the cats I kept hearing the birds like I watch in the tree by my window, so I pulled Mom over there to check it out because I hadn't heard them in so long. 

 Finally! The holy grail of the puppy store, my beloved Treat Bar! Mom is very lucky that I'm so short and can not reach those cookies without human assistance because I don't know that I could stop eating at just one.  Mom did treat me to a doggie oreo, because after all we did go out for dessert.

How about you friends, how do you get your human to get you out of the house? Where do you go?

Until I smell ya next time!
T Dawg

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Oh, It's Still January

Hello and how are you Trunk Nation?  I haven't meant to not blog but I have been in such a funk. January is such a brutal month for me. Every year it's the same thing, weather is in the negative digits, the sun is hardly ever out and when it is the way it hits the earth is not flattering,  I can not put on enough clothes to stay warm, all I want to do it hide out under my down comforter and wait for March because there is still February in Chicago to get through. There are only so many days indoors watching movies and tv show dvds that I can handle. 

January and the weather aside, hoping to kick my rear into gear here soon.  I splurged and bought myself the $5 bouquet from Trader Joes to try and help the moody blues.


Friday, January 10, 2014

Soaring Heart Vintage

Good Moro Trunk Nation!  Wanted to take a minute and share with you a great new vintage shop that is opening on January 11th in Elburn, Illinois.  It's called Soaring Heart Vintage and it is going to be a cool mix of vintage and handmade items from local Illinois artists.  Kristy the owner has been kind enough to display our upcycled handbags as well as upcycled pennant pillows in this funky new shop. January 11th is the grand opening so if you are looking for something to do in the Northern Illinois region stop in and say hello!  The shop is full of such cute items!

Here's the Dirty Dets on Soaring Heart

119 1/2 N. Main St. Elburn, IL

Hope y'all have a great weekend!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

300 Sales Giveaway

Hello Trunk Nation!  It is with a happy heart that I announce on January 4th Junk in da Trunk Girls got it's 300th Sale! Whoot Whoot!!  And as promised I have come up with a giveaway for such an occasion.  There will be 2 winners, one will receive a upcycled handbag with the February issue of Country Living Magazine.  Winner #2 will receive the 1 1/2 pint Pyrex Butterprint mixing bowl along with one of my new favorite magazines Fresh Style.  You have until January 19th to enter and the winner will be announced on January 20th. For consideration please comment telling me what vintage items you collect. Thank You again for all each and everyone of you that has joined me on this journey.

To Enter please leave a comment on this post or on the accompanying Facebook post telling me about vintage items that you collect. Extra entries for liking us on Facebook,  and/or following us on Twitter .  That's it super duper easy!

I can't thank each and every one of you that has purchased, from me online, in person or from one of my booths enough but I will try.  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!  Thank you for helping me achieve my dream of being my own boss.  I completely love my job and I love my customers, followers, colleagues and friends that have given me so many kind words while I'm on this journey.