THRIFT HAUL – SEPTEMEBER 2019

Hey friends, how are you doing? How was your week? What did you do this week? The weather has been topsy turvy in my neck of the woods.  On Monday we had a beautiful, bright sunny day.  On Tuesday, we had so much rain, a few neighborhoods experienced flooding.  On Wednesday was another beautiful, bright, sunny day, with slightly cooler temperatures. On Thursday, it was a dark, gloomy, rainy day, with thunderstorms.  Today, Friday, another beautiful, bright, sunny day, should be in our vicinity.  Then Saturday should herald some more rain and you get my drift.  

I actually love days like these, don’t you?   It looks like the Lord covered every weather-related prayer, because no one is praying for snow (at least, not quite yet; and not me.  This morning, my husband reminded me that we needed to take our snow blower to be serviced and my response was noooooooo… I’m not ready). Why can’t fall be just that? Fall! Why must winter even be in the equation during fall?  I don’t like it!  Alicia of For His Purpose said there has been no rain in her neck of the woods for quite time.  I absolutely love her blog; you should check her out.  You will not be disappointed. You can thank me later.  How is your weather?

I have agreed to another task (why do I do that?). Every year, during Christmas time, the kids at our church put on a performance.  They either sing a few Christmas songs or they put on a Christmas play.  For the past few years, alternating the year, I’ve led the Christmas play.  When our girls were younger, every year, they were provided the opportunity to participate in such activities.  Something strange happens, when one becomes an empty nester.   Somehow all the free time, you looked forward to, disappears and somehow, you suddenly find yourself very busy. It’s the strangest phenomenon. How did that happen? How can I make it stop? Do I want to make it stop? I don’t know… I’ll have to think about it.

Well… I guess I must not be too busy, if I still have time to shop, right?  These are my husband’s words; certainly, they aren’t mine.  One must never, ever be so busy that they can’t add some girly shopping to the schedule.  We will make the time for that.  

These are a just a few pieces I picked up, while we were on vacation in Myrtle Beach, (what’s vacation without shopping?) and of course it continued when we came back home.  It wasn’t really my fault, even the thrift stores had sales (can’t you imagine that?).   They were practically giving the things away, I just had to save a few pieces…. 

Jazz feels left out when she isn’t the center of attention 🙂
Yep, she took over completely
SOHO skirt bought at Goodwill in Myrtle Beach ($4.99)
LOFT Polka dot blouse -Salvation Army ($2.50)
yess, honey.. my favorite find.. White House Black Market -Salvation Army $5.99
This jacket had me at first glance, but the back (it had my name on it)
MONTEAU blouse -Goodwill in Myrtle Beach $4.99
LOFT Blouse -Clothes Mentors (Consignment Store) $2.00)
CHARDWICK full length (on me) skirt – Salvation Army ($2.50)
I had to save the shoes
I do not own a pair of pointed toe shoes. I thought I should give it a try
they were brand, spanking new 🙂 $3.00 – Salvation Army
another happy find: These are Diane Von Furstenberg
Chile… for $14.99 (which is always more than I like to spend) BUT they are DVF!
These are cute, I had to save them, Plus they were only…
$3:00 – Salvation Army

Do you thrift shop? What are your favorite pieces?

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  1. Nice! Love the black jacket and the polka dot top. You did great! I went to Goodwill in Saturday for two hours, that’s a long time for me, and I found some real steals . New with tags Nike running shorts with spandex and Nike pink sweat pants, 2 pair of like new adidas track pants , those are expensive, some jeans , a MUDD cardigan, a black tshirt and some running shorts for hubby and basketball shorts for my son. Plus books. $52! Glad to hear you’re staying busy and not feeling the empty nest blues. 😊 my nest may never be empty ! My second son has a phone interview for a good job tomorrow at noon. Please pray for his confidence, if you don’t mind. Bless you , friend!

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  2. I appreciate people who like and know how to shop. I truly believe it’s a gift…..that I do not possess. Cute clothes and shoes Brenda!! If it wasn’t for my husband, mom and sisters, I would probably be in sweat pants and athletic gear ALL THE TIME.

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  3. Our spring weather has been lovely! Although we have just gone on water usage restrictions because of the drought here in Australia & lowering water supplies 😦
    I love op shopping as we call it here! My favorite piece… that’s hard I have had so many, probably my black flare skirt which was brand new & never worn still with the original tags attached for $5!
    Blessings,
    Jennifer

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    1. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I actually enjoy shopping WITH others but not FOR others: the pressure to ensure that they like every single piece I get for them would probably kill me first 🙂 🙂 Thank you so very much for the compliment. I get quite the thrill over shopping (shhh)

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  4. Those prices are everything. Thank you for sharing. I bought an evening gown at Ross for under $20. I received so many compliments. I believe you can look like a millionaire without breaking the bank. I am so happy it is Friday.

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    1. That’s right cute and fabulous does not have to cost an arm and a leg 😂😂 and an evening dress for $20, that’s fantastic! A few years ago, we bought our daughter’s prom dress from amazon for under $70.00. I still thank the Lord for that! 😄😄

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  5. I’ve had a sneaky suspicion that when I become a psuedo empty nester next summer that my time still won’t “free up”! I like “busy” though!

    Your thrift finds are awesome! I’m tall so it is hard to find clothes I like at thrift stores (but I still like looking! ) I like buying art and craft supplies and unique decor items on thrift 🙂

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  6. Hurray for thrift finds! I LOVE that jacket! It’s gorgeous 🙂 Planning on hitting up my favorite thrift store next week before they close completely for the winter. The building has no heat so they are a summer only store. I am hoping to find at least a couple of items to tide me over during the lose the baby weight phase 😉 God Bless!

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      1. I found SO MUCH STUFF! 🙂 It was actually really great because I found lots of clothes for the kids and some additional stuff for me 😉 I kind of want to go back, lol, but our budget would NOT like me!

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