Awesome Thrifting

Born shoes
Ian totally grumbles about shopping for clothes, which makes it torturous for Lila to go with him. However, on a recent shopping expedition, Ian and Lila struck gold at a local thrift store. Lots of brand name stuff had been donated in Ian’s size, which being large to XL was extra super!

Lila was wandering through the shoe section and spied a pair of men’s shoes, and not just any shoes — Born shoes! Jessica had always wanted a pair of Born shoes herself, but could never force herself to pay that much. Grabbing the shoes off the shelf, she toted them over to where Ian stood. He glanced over at the shoes. “Great, whatever.”

“But, but, you don’t understand. These are,” Lila looked around cautiously as though someone would reach out to grab them from her hands, and whispered,”Born shoes. They cost like a buttload of money.” She peeked at the price inside the shoes and nearly squealed, “Ten bucks! Sweet.” She sighed blissfully.

When Wine Calls…

TJ's
One of Ian’s and Lila’s favorite markets lies only a few blocks away, which is handy for those late night cravings. Ian likes the two (well, actually three now) buck chuck, while Lila thinks TJ’s is convenient for picking up basic household supplies, slightly esoteric food stuff, and especially lately, mocha cappuccino mix. For variety, Lila adds hot cocoa mix, a few sprinkles of cardamom, or even coffee to the mocha capp for some extra caffeine zing.

Ian & Lila @Home

Ian & Lila's Home

Lila strung the lights across the balcony area — Ian couldn’t care less, but he grudgingly agreed that it added a European flair to the patio. Lila pointed out that was exactly the point. As usual, the only thing they could agree on was a little tequila with some lime to cut through the taste of a long day at work.