this camera tells my story

Wife, mom, sister, daughter. Lover of all things crafty, thrifted and vintage. Follow along as I tell my story through the lense of my camera. See what we wore, our awesome thrift finds and craft projects in progress.

What inspired you to start blogging?

My blog began simply as my photo diary. I was sitting at the downtown San Diego train station and was taking photos of all the beautiful things around me. I decided then that I would start a blog to keep a record of what was going on in my life. Slowly it turned into a place where I also share my thoughts on life, culture, my thrifting finds and tips and photos of my lovely family.

How do you keep up with the latest fashions and being a mom?

I definitely spend a lot of time on Pinterest! I also visit several of my favorite fashion blogs a few times a week just to check out the latest trends.

What are three fashion tips for busy moms?

1. Have an easy, quick, cute hair style that takes no time and that you can just throw together as you're running out the door.
2. Buy a good pair of well-fitted jeans. No matter what, you'll always feel better if you look good in your jeans!
3. Take the 5 minutes to brush your teeth and put on some mascara. It makes all the difference.

How do you make shopping for your family's clothes affordable?

Jessi Bridges

Thrift, thrift, thrift! Thrift shops run just as many, if not more sales as all the big department stores. And many even have coupons! Because children only wear clothes for a few months before they grow out of them, I prefer to buy their clothes cheap. However, I won't skimp on quality so I always look for the name brands. I've been able to find Gap sweatshirts, Oshkosh coats, Gap pants and Carter's onsies all for just dollars. Many second hand stores even have clothes that are close to new! I save hundreds of dollars a year this way.
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