Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sunday Best for Less: Friday Night Drive-In Edition (Cracker Barrel Barbie Style)

This weekend we finally got around to celebrating father's day and the beginning of summer (the official beginning, anyway).  When the weather gets hot, one of our favorite things to do as a family is to head to the country (my young childhood hometown, I might add) to the only drive-in movie theatre around.  

The drive-in here in Raleigh is great.  It's exactly what you'd expect from an outdoor theatre.  Everyone gets their pre-movie junk food action going and pigs out on popcorn, cotton candy, burgers, fries, and sno-cones.  People show up two hours before the show just to eat, sit in the back of their pick-up truck and chat with friends.  Then, as the evening grows dim and the sun begins to set in the west, the blue Carolina sky turns every shade of pink and all the kids get excited knowing the movie will soon begin.  We set up a portable hammock and the girls swing and giggle.  Darkness comes quickly and when the familiar "Let's All Go to the Movies" commercials begin, the girls change into jammies and snuggle under blankets in the back of the SUV.  All is well at the drive-in.

Of course, the perfect country drive-in night needs the perfect country drive-in outfit.  And of course, I found it at the GW Boutique.  

Now it may not seem like much to you, but I was excited to find something that matched one of my favorite outfits for the girls.  Anytime we want to look at little hee-hawish, we wear these cute blue and white gingham outfits.  They have been perfect for horse parties, strawberry picking, trips to the farm, or country nights in the sleepy southern drive-in town. And now I can coordinate!

Now maybe that's silly, but I think it is kinda fun for us all to match.  Kinda fun for us, but perhaps kinda annoying for everyone else. Perhaps just a tad.  But I'm okay with that because it makes my girls happy.

We had an awesome time.  Charlotte sported her country look in a plain old white onesie.  Now this was not the plan, for her to look that Hee-Hawish, but I didn't bring the right pajamas and I had to let it go.  She enjoyed sitting in the dirt and chasing the dogs around anyway so at least we didn't stain any nice clothes!

As I sit here and write this post, I have been chuckling to myself because my outfit looks just like Cracker Barrel Barbie's.  Now, please please please don't ask me what made me think of that, or how I know there was ever a Cracker Barrel Barbie, because for the life of me I can't recall.  So I had to go search out a picture...and sure enough, my outfit is looking a little Cracker Barrel Barbie (in blue though, instead of red).

There you have it.  Country Charm Backwoods Barbie.  From Goodwill.  Loving it.

Saturday's Spoils to come on Sunday.  I hope you had a better morning than I did.  I'm almost worried to hear about your finds because I might get jealous.  Have a good weekend, ya'll!

I'm linking up with the Apron Thrift Girl and The Pleated Poppy!


  1. Looks like you guys had a great time! What wonderful memories you are making for your girls!

    I have a yard sale/ebay question for you. I found a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse bobbin figure playset today. I didn't realize that it was missing both the slide and yellow foot on either side. It also doesn't have any of the orginal figurines with it, just two random Mickey and Minnie figures. It does work though:) I only paid 25 cents for it. Should I post it on ebay, and show in depth all it is missing? Or should I just let my kids enjoy it? Also, what would be a good price to start it out at?? Thanks for your time!!!

  2. My finds this week were dismal, so no jealousy here!
    what a fun trip to the movies!

  3. Tonya, I would say let your kids enjoy it for a little while, and when you are tired of it sitting around list it for $9.99, maybe even buy it now at that never know--someone might be looking for just the middle base of it because theirs is broken!

  4. Cute!
    I just saw the Hillbilly Barbie at walmart should check it out :)

  5. I'm so jealous that you have a drive in! Enjoy the matchy matchy nerdiness while it lasts, soon enough they will be teens that want nothing to do with you. <3

  6. I didn't know they had a cracker barrel Barbie! I love your outfit, it looks perfect for the occasion!

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  8. The GDub Boutique is my fave!

  9. Adorable. Love the coordinating looks for everyone. Perfect for the 4th.

  10. You all in gingham are adorable! I'm heading to the drive in this weekend! Yay! :)

  11. Not annoying at all! Super cute!

  12. I love those kids outfit! Darling!

    Angela @Whatcha Find?


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