Monday, December 31, 2012

What I'm Looking For: JANUARY

Haven't given much thought to what I'm looking for, this month went by very fast.  I found so many awesome things that weren't even on my last list, isn't that how it is though?  
Ideas for the new month and new year...
  1. Dressy black, brown, grey or navy shoes. Smaller heeled that what I already own.
  2. A winter coat for my 12 month old, who is wearing 18-24 months.
  3. Pants for my 8 year old, size 7/8 boys
  4. Long sleeved light weight tops (Express has nice ones a couple years back). For layering and going into spring.
  5. A purse/bag
  6. Jeans for me, size 4/6 depending on brand
  7. Anything towards my daughters cosplay outfits
  8. Books
  9. Super Mario toys (especially the plush ones)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

What I'm Looking For: December

New month, new ideas.  Here's what I'll be keeping an extra eye out for this month.

  1. Anything velvet
  2. Clothing for my kids in great condition (sized 24m, 8, 10/12, and juniors 3)
  3. Colored tights new in packaging
  4. Novel to read in the new year
  5. Great condition toddler toys/books/outdoor play things
  6. Sterling silver earrings
  7. Long sleeved tops I can layer with 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Thrifty musings for the new month.

Wow, can't believe it's December already!  This time last year I was almost 9 months pregnant and waiting on my Christmas baby.  He was born December 26th at 7:45am, just missed Christmas.  
I've had a great year thrifting.  80% of my maternity clothes were thrifted and 75% of the babies clothing has been thrifted.

One of my latest finds is this baby jacket from Le Top for 2.49.

Also picked up some cute clothing for my daughter.  The blue top is from Express 2.49.  The brick red top is Simply Vera 2.49.  And the black light weight coat w/o tag was 3.99.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thrifting Holiday Decor

Is anyone else thrifting for holiday decorations?  I've been picking up things here and there.  I'm not done, but am a little nervous of going overboard.  There's ALOT of great things out there!

I bought a mixed lot of ornaments in a bag for 4.99.  Inside were plush snowman ornaments, large candy cane icicles, smaller red icicles, and pinecones with glitter.  The other ornaments from the bag I'm donating back.  

My tree theme this year is Winter Wonderland.  I have up all my icicles and will keep an eye out for more snowmen, maybe some penguins!  Our star on top is also thrifted!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Donating back

    Anyone else donating lately?  I've probably dropped 10 trash sized bags off since the start of 2012.  I've been donating smaller bags now, grocery sized, since it's been harder to let go now.  
    I had an awesome pair of grey heels in my closet, never worn, rounded toes, size 11.  Been holding on to them since I love the color grey.  
These will find a good home- new with out tags/box- JCPennys
 At the end of October, we all stopped in Goodwill to find a jacket for my husbands "Mulder" costume and I found a cute pair of grey heels in a size 10.  I will have to update this post with a photo!  Just very happy and excited to trade up to something more functional and hopefully someone will find my old unused pair and enjoy them!
    Here they are- Nine West, with sweet black heels.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

What I'm looking for- November

  1. Anything Nintendo related- for my boys
  2. Velvet trousers
  3. A sweater dress
  4. A sweater skirt
  5. A light weight jacket
  6. Great condition boys shoes
  7. Really great condition toddler toys
  8. Something to regift!
  9. Baby pants in size 18-24 months

Friday, October 5, 2012

Goodwill trip and mini haul video

My 13 year old daughter and I have been having fun filming when we go to the thrift stores.  She is such a huge help and isn't as paranoid in taking videos while wandering around,lol.

Here is our latest trip!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

What I'm looking for- October

Yay, it's my birthday month.  I'll be 34 on the 1st.  
Here is my latest list of things I hope to find.

  1. A trench style coat for my Halloween costume
  2. A 2pc skirted suit for my Halloween costume 
  3. A navy blue fitted top (t-shirt or long sleeved)
  4. A skirt that feels like a sweater
  5. A silk blouse
  6. Baby stroller
  7. Baby fall clothing in 18-24 months
  8. Jeans for my daughter in juniors 3
  9. Jeans for myself-1 pair
  10. Short sleeved sweaters for layering

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thrifting with my daughter at Goodwill

Went to Goodwill this afternoon and had fun exploring.  See what we ended up buying at the end of the video!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

What I'm Looking For: September

  1. A flattering pair of jeans
  2. Something cranberry or raspberry colored
  3. A light colored sweater, a neutral that will match with anything
  4. Something corduroy
  5. Halloween costume pieces
  6. Containers to hold my daughter's art supplies
  7. A navy blue top
  8. Baking dishes

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Goodwill Shoe Haul

Found 2 pairs of shoes this past week.  Love finding shoes in my size, womens 10.  Most of the shoes that catch my eye are an 8.  I'm used to disappointment when it comes to browsing the racks.  No letdown this week, 2 pairs to add to my closet.  Over the past 2 months I've donated several pairs of my own, nice to restock within something different and more affordable. 

Pair number one are these by Nine West, great condition.

 My second pair are by Naturalizer and are navy blue loafer style.  I used to wear shoes this style in high school, never had navy before though.

Monday, July 30, 2012

August: What I'm looking for

New month, new list and new ideas

  1. A couple pairs of casual dressy shoes, small heel.
  2. Baby stroller 
  3. Blazer for my Halloween costume
  4. Trench for my husbands Halloween costume
  5. A light weight cardigan
  6. Tank tops for layering
  7. A silk shirt
  8. A ruffled top
  9. Grey dress pants
  10. Books to read over next few weeks

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Belt Finds

Here are a couple belts I picked up on Sunday at Goodwill.  The green one is leather and has some wear to it.  The burgundy one is just perfect to me.  I'm not much of a belt wearer but I was inspired to start adding them to outfits.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Goodwill and 99 cents yellow tags

Went to the Goodwill in Cleveland, TN yesterday and they were having yellow tagged items for 99 cents.  I spent $5.05 and got some great goodies.  My husband spent around $12.00 on school books we'll be using with our homeschool work.


 Didn't get anything from my wishlist, but found some fun items that we'll use.  For my daughter, I got an American Eagle l/s pink top.  For my boys, a green Gap l/s mock layered top and a denim button down (to put towards our Marty McFly costume).  I even picked up an ODIE plush with it's original tags from 1983.  What I was most excited to find was a vintage plaid top by Diane Von Furstenberg

Sunday, July 1, 2012

What I'm looking for: JULY

1. Something polka dotted, preferably a sheer blouse
2. More novels to read
3. Another play mat for the baby
4. Tank tops for my daughter 
5. Tank tops for myself
6. Sneakers for my 11 and 8 year old boys
7. A dress I could wear year round
8. A brown belt

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Wednesday's thrift trip- Blue tags 1/2 off

Had a great trip this past Wednesday to my favorite Goodwill.  I spent just under $14.

I got: 
1. Carter's romper with dinosaurs- 65 cents-blue tag
2. Carter's romper "major hunk"- 2.49
3. A long sleeved Rue21 basic black top- 2.15-blue tag
4. Long sleeved Banana Republic green top- 2.15- blue tag
5. Worthington diagonal striped blouse- 2.15- blue tag
6. PICTURED BELOW- no name Tapestry purse- 1.99- blue tag
7. PICTURED BELOW- Express Checkered pants- 2.15-blue tag

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Book Haul from the used book store!

Here are some of my finds at our local used book store Mckays.  

I found great baby board books for 50 cents a piece. 

 I also found books for myself to read in for the end of June and July.  I'm reading The Green Mile and saving the movie for when I'm done.  My books were between $2-4 dollars each and the movie was $3.

Monday, June 18, 2012

One of my finds from last week.

Romeo and Juliet Couture button down flannel style top. 
This was 1/2 off $4.29, I got to take it home for $2.15!
I love the color and the fit.  Also the unique way it can button up the back!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Thrifting trip 6/11/12 Green Tags 1/2 off

I had a good Monday, fit in a thrifting trip by myself which gave me the chance to try a bunch of tops on.  When I take my kids with me or if we go with my husband, I usually rush and not feel as carefree.

Green tags were 50% off and there were many!  I stuck mostly to womens tops and then checked out the boys section for my son before getting on line to checkout.

Shopping by the sales tag is new to me.  I consider myself a long time thrifter, been shopping regularly for over 10 years at thrifts.  But I used to just buy what I wanted and without even trying things on.  Now, I'm not afraid to leave a good find there until it's tag goes on sale.  And I'm always happy to put something back that looked perfect but didn't fit well.  It can be disappointing but it's better than learning that after you've paid and brought it home.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

What I'm looking for: June

1. Blouses- long sleeves, sheer, pretty feminine patterns.
2. A good novel
3. Baby exersaucer in top condition
4. Short sleeved short dress- floral print
5. Various kids clothing but nothing in particular, just to fill in gaps as they grow into the next size.
6. Top condition baby board books
7. Navy blue trouser pants