Saturday, August 31, 2013

"A New Day" Airs Tomorrow at 11 a.m. on Channel 9!

Tomorrow is almost here!

In fact, tomorrow is tomorrow!

WCPO Channel 9 Cincinnati "A New Day" Set

If you missed last Thursday's post,
I had the opportunity to put my thrifting knowledge to good use. 

Amy Sand of Cincinnati Thrift and Phylicia Wilford of Black Girls Thrift Too

Phylicia of Black Girls Thrift Too and I took part in a five minute segment on thrifting in Cincinnati.

 And yes, she's as fun as she looks.

If you tune in Sunday she'll entertain your thrifted pants off!

"A New Day" airs Sunday morning  at 11 a.m. on WCPO channel 9 Cincinnati.

Don't they have a beautiful set?

Amy Sand, Jennifer Moore, Phylicia Wilford

 The lovely Jennifer Moore (middle) interviewed us.

Her easy-going nature helped me relax and hopefully made me avoid any deer-in-the-headlights faces.
I do know that at one point I scratched the right side of my face with about four fingers on my left hand.
Pretty sure it was as awkward as it sounds.
I guess we'll find out Sunday!

Getting miked on set by one of the crew members.

The same guy operated three cameras at once. Super impressive!

I must admit that I struggeled with outfit selection.


After an hour of trying outfits, I decided on a look that would be safe for TV.
Not that I have any real knowledge or experience on the matter....

Zara Blazer, thrifted at St. Vincent de Paul on Glenway, $5.99. 
Purple t-shirt, $3.99 Goodwill
J.Jill Jeans, St. Vincent de Paul on Glenway, $4.99
Purse, St. Vincent de Paul on Glenway, $4.99
Necklace, Blackberry Exchange in Columbia, MO $3

The shoes I bought at Target 10 years ago.
The embellishments are actually vintage clip-on earrings, a gift from my mother.

Talking thrifting on the set of "A New Day"

It's hard to tell from this angle if I made the right outfit call. What do you think?
Whatever the outcome, I had an amazing time! Thanks WCPO!

And thanks to my über supportive fiancé who played the part of entourage/photographer.
He captured all the shots above. Thanks Cory!

Don't forget to tune into Channel 9, ABC tomorrow at 11 a.m.! 

Are you as nervous to watch recorded me as I am?
Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Coming to a TV Near You!


Teaser! Teaser!

This morning I filmed a short segment on thrifting for "A New Day" on WCPO Cincinnati.

As you can see it was very well lit. 

 It's me, hanging out in Studio B.
I love rhymes. 

Tune in this Sunday, September 1st to  at 11 a.m.
to watch "A New Day" on Cincinnati WCPO ABC Channel 9.

They'll be more behind the scenes photos soon. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Kitchen Décor

I'm no chef. In fact, Cory does 99.99% of the cooking in our family.

I say 99.9% because he's tried the few meals I know and vetoed them all. Not that I'm complaining...

Vase as a straw holder.

 But where I DO contribute is thrifty kitchen décor.

Matching glass canisters. $5 for a set of two at Goodwill.

Beer growler reused as a container for rice.  A glass vase ($2) re-purposed as a straw holder.

Straws are one of my favorite luxuries. Not to mention they make every drink more fun! You have have to hold onto some childhood wonder, right?

Paper towel holder. $.50 Goodwill. Coffee saver, $3, Burlington Thrift Store.

Cincinnati Thrift Store Curtain.

Set of four valances purchased from St.Vincent De Paul on Glenway. $2.50 

Thrifted curtains.

They perfectly match both the grey and the red wall colors.

Fell in love with this needle point the moment I saw it. So happy and '70s. $2.00 at Goodwill.

Obsessed with anything '60's and yellow. This potholder was in PERFECT condition. $1.99 at St. Vincent De Paul.

Speaking of yellow...

 Not to be dramatic, but this scalloped trim table cloth is EVERYTHING.  $3.00 at Goodwill.

Family artwork is always a great way to add to a space.

As a renter, we have to work with existing paint colors.
Luckily, this painting was the perfect fit.

All the artwork was created by Cory's grandmother, Nana.  Thanks Nana!

Until next time, Bon Nuit!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

This is like Forwards for Blogs, Right?

You guys know I'm a little bit slow. 

So it took me a couple week to get on this "Five Things" business that's going around the blogs.  It sort of reminds me of chain letters or email forwards but what the heck.  Ally from Fever Thrift was kind enough to think of me, so I'll give it a shot.

Five things I'm passionate about?

1) Family (friends included!) You guys are swell. Keep it up.

2) Writing. Not to get cheeche (Cheesy + Cliche = Cheeche) but it's what I love.

3) Human Rights. Gay Rights. Lady Right. Rights of any kind.
4) Thrifting. Don't work all day just to blow your money on a mall t-shirt.

5) Joan of Arc, Helen Keller and Kanye West. They're my inspiration crew forever and for always.

Five things I want to do before I die?

1) Run a Marathon. I started training a couple years ago and three weeks in I fell roller skating and burst my bursa sack. Classic Amy.

2) Have a national writing presence. I don't even care which nation, just one of them.

3) Own a dog. Run with that dog.

4) Fall from the sky (on purpose).

5) Live to see gay marriage legalized in every state.

Five things I say a lot?

1) "So close."

2) "I feel..."

3) "Ouch!" - have I mentioned I'm clumsy?

4) "That's sexist." I enjoy a good rant


Five favorite movies?

1) Midnight in Paris

2) Being John Malkovich

3) Rocket Science

4) Zoolander

5) Anchorman

Five favorite thrifted items?

1) Clarks sandals

2) Pressed flower frame

3) Faux pearl necklace with flowers.

4) YSL leather and brass belt

5) Our first couch. Bought at a Missouri Goodwill for $39.
It made the 4 mile trip from the store to our house like this.
And yes, everyone was pointing and laughing at us. :)
Bonne nuit de Cincinnati Thrift!