Another thrifting post! I can’t stop myself. A little over a month ago, there was a huuuuge consignment sale just 7 minutes from us. I found out that this happens twice a year (April and September) and it’s basically my new favorite thing to look forward to. Everything from clothes to toys to gear… on and on and on. I’ll admit – some things are questionable. I’m a cautious thrifter and only gravitate towards certain items (things that can be easily washed). But I made out well, and I’ll be visiting twice every year from here on out!
The volunteers were so sweet and the atmosphere was pleasant… prices low, clothes clean, and everything was just clean in general. I was so impressed.
And as usual the best part – save a little money, recycle beautiful items that have been gently used, and donate when you are done. I love it.
So, here are some of the items I recommend grabbing. These items are easy to wash, sterilize, and make your own. Once you do that, you’ll breathe new life into them and will forget you even bought secondhand!
Hi friends – especially local friends :)
For the smallest state, we really pack a lot of vegan and plant-based options here. Joe and I are always looking for a new place to try, and quite honestly, we never have too much trouble. Rhode Island is extremely vegan friendly, especially our Providence capital. I’ve reviewed a ton of local places on here before – you can find more posts HERE, HERE, and HERE (this one is particularly great for coffee lovers). Since my last post, we’ve fallen in love with a whole new batch of spots.
If you’re local or in the New England area, I encourage you to give these places your business – they’re all wonderful.
Happy Friday! Lots going on lately – Joe’s birthday was yesterday (love!) We’ve also started browsing the market for a new house… in no rush to move, but it is definitely exciting to look around! My brother is coming home SO soon for Thanksgiving. Like I said… lots of things – lots of awesome things. Here’s life lately. xx
Happy happy friday, friends! I’m busy with last minute packing and prep for our honeymoon, so here’s an easy last post before we take off for a week – all the cool things I’ve snapped. Hmmm as for updates… Life is so good. Disney is waiting for me. Married life is all that it is cracked up to be. Aaaaand I scheduled out two posts for next week (both of which I had in my drafts forever and debated posting). Hey, might as well see the light of day while I’m away! I hope you enjoy. Have a gorgeous weekend, and the best week! I’ll be back in a weeeeeek with plenty of updates and photos. xx b
Happy Friday, my friends! Lacking on the photography lately because LIFE IS CRAZY. The nerves and jitters are finally starting to sink in before the big day. I honestly can’t believe it is in one week… I can’t even focus. It’s been… surreal… and it hasn’t even happened yet. Eesh! I can’t wait for life to calm down and to just sink in married bliss. xx
Soaking up the last days of summer. It’s been colorful over here, and that makes me happy.
And this morning, we’re going to get our marriage license. Weeeeee! Good start to the weekend. Enjoy yours! xx
I guess you can call this part two of my favorite vegan restaurants and hot spots in Rhode Island. You can find my first round of vegan restaurants in Rhode Island in this post.
One of the cool things about living in RI, for me, is the fact that we are a super vegan-friendly state. You’ll find options and hole-in-the-wall places both North and South of the state.
Hi friends! We had the best weekend, and one of the highlights was the farmer’s market. In my opinion, the Hope St. market in Providence is our state’s best. There’s a TON of stands and lots of variety between each one. If you are local, I highly suggest you make this a priority before it packs up and takes things indoors after summer/early fall. I ended up spending a little more than I planned on, but there was just soooo much good stuff. Plus, it was like 90 degrees out (it’s been crazy humid here – and lightning storms like whoaa) and all I could think of was making a huuuuge tomato, corn, and cucumber salad for lunch. But then there was fresh kale… and the prettiest purple eggplants, and squash, anddddd purple potatoes! And fresh bread! And everything else under the sun that I needed to have.
Isn’t it glorious how stunning real food is? Like really. So here I am, happy with my purchases:
And my favorite pineapple bag, which I snagged from HomeGoods. And here’s a secret – that watermelon is yellow on the inside. Yellow!
So take a look at what my Saturday morning haul looked like, and enjoy the veggie and fruit porn below ;)
Happy friday, pretty people :)
Snapshots from the life of this Friendly Fig. Enjoy the color and inspiration, and have the very best of weekends! xx
Hi hi hi – coffee lovers?
We recently visited the infamous Dave’s Coffee (the Charlestown, RI shop) and I was pretty much blown away – by the coffee itself (duh) and the atmosphere. I loved it so much that I wanted to share some of the gems that I snapped! It is hands down, my new favorite coffee shop – the gardens and ambiance alone is swoon-worthy.
We were both pretty boring and got the usual iced coffee (mine with vanilla, soy milk + 1 sugar in the raw packet) but luckily the taste is anything but boring. So smooth! They serve their coffee hot, iced, or frozen. They also carry specialty teas, smoothies, chai, and these monstrous homemade muffins. The muffins are not vegan, but wow… color me impressed. They were HUGE! And the kitchen was the size of a closet. I couldn’t believe it. The fan kept blowing all the smells from the kitchen into the line – it was magical.