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Hello Friends and Happy Monday…Monday…Monday, I hope your weekend was all that you wanted it to be and then some!

One of my weekend missions is to have all of the closets cleaned out by the end of the summer…or at least all of the bedroom closets cleaned out!  Last Saturday after working with my son in his, we decided to store the sweaters and sweatshirts in Original Space Bags which were purchased from Ross

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The Space Bags are sealed tight when the air is removed using a vacuum

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I organized some of my shoes with this Over-The-Door Shoe Rack by Mainstays purchased from Walmart

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Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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I was born in 1961, the decade known for free love, drugs, Go-Go Girls, Rock and Roll, The Vietnam War, Civil Rights, Hippies, the Birth Control Pill, The Peace Corp, Dr King, President Kennedy, assassinations, integration, Space Explorations, Cuban Missile Crisis, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, The Beverly Hillbillies, Afros, Crew Cuts, and of course the vibrant and colorful world of fashion.

The Past Is a Blast is a website that has culminated fun and interesting facts about the ’60’s, including popular music, dances, sports figures, politicians even the minimum wage, which at the time was just a $1.00, go check it out.

I was too young to fully understand it all but do remember that I loved the fashion and styles of the ’60’s, the bell bottoms, platform shoes, neon colors, color blocking and pattern mixing…hey, isn’t that the style of today?

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What is your favorite blast from the past fashion trend?  Mine was bell bottoms and Peace Sign jewelry.

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Remember this DIY jeans project?

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Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

We’re having a heatwave…a tropical heatwave and the solar cover arrived just in time to capture the rays.  By Sunday the pool should be warm enough to swim in, who will be swimming, now that’s another story.  My men don’t have much of an interest anymore so most of the summer it’s just me, my magazines and music!

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Peplum Top – Walmart  // Khaki Skirt – GW Boutique – both made the “kloset keeper kut”

ootd 5 29 13 024Necklace – NY & Company // Wedge Shoes – Avon

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Linked up late with WIWW – The Transatlantic Blonde – come on over and join the fun!

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On Friday I had the pleasure of spending the day with my girlfriend, her mother and her daughter, 3 generations on a mission to thrift 2 outfits for less than $10.00 each from The Salvation Army Family Store.  Driving north in the drizzling rain to Wilmington in anticipation of thrifting was a great way to start my vacation day.

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The layout of The Salvation Army Family Store made it easy to maneuver the shopping carts throughout the floor and in between the racks, making it easier to locate bargains.  We started at the front racks, filled with skirts, blazers, pants and tops organized by color and then worked our way back to the dresses, finding both casual and dressier attire.

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The price points for clothing at The Salvation Army Family Store is higher than that of Goodwill but there are still bargains to be had.  I found a pair of new, white Liz Claiborne jeans for $4.99, a perfect wardrobe addition for the summer! The “color of the day” was pink, which meant 50% off all clothing and shoes with a pink tag, and we each found at least one pink tag item.

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The shoe racks were filled with a variety including Anne Klein, Steve Madden and Nine West pumps, Merrell Ortholite, Skechers and Enzo Angioline sandals, which I purchased, a little pricey at $14.99, but still a bargain because they can originally sell for $59.00.

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Thrifting with the 3 generations of ladies at The Salvation Army Family Store was enjoyable as well as satisfying knowing that our purchases would be helping the Adult Rehabilitation Program.  The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it was refreshing to hear the overhead announcement, “Welcome to The Salvation Army Family Store…Have a Blessed Day”

Clothing is not all you’ll find!

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3 Generations Saving at The Salvation Army

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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

My normal daily commute into work is 90-minutes, but throw in a gapper delay or a car accident and it can easily turn into 2 hours which was the case this morning.  My ultimate fantasy is to have one of those space cars that George Jetson drove…remember that 1960’s cartoon, The Jetsons?

Life is so unpredictable and I was granted traveling mercies for which I am blessed and truly thankful!

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ootd 5 2 13 003The weather has warmed up nicely and today is a beautiful Spring day.

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Dress via JCPenney – On clearance for $6.40!

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Today is Thankful Thursday

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Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

TGIF, this week has been such an emotional roller coaster that I am looking forward to just kicking back, relaxing and reflecting on our many blessings.  I am also looking forward to cleaning out the bottom of my closet and under the beds.  Spring is officially here so now it’s time to put away the winter shoes and boots and bring out the sandals.  I stopped at Target yesterday to pick up a few groceries and of course made a quick detour through the shoe department.  No shoe haul this time but my little eyes did spy several pairs of shoes on clearance that are on my wish list.  I also checked out the the Kate Young Collection, this celebrity stylist’s glam collection includes  jewelry, handbags and shoes ranging in prices  from $15.00 to $90.00.

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The only pair that I added to wish list were these yellow cork sandals on sale for $24.99

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Lonely Prabal Gurung dress on the clearance rack

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

I am so excited because tomorrow is the first Flea Market of the season at Dutch Country Farmers Market in Middletown and I will be there bright and early!  I love getting rid of unused household items and making extra cash while doing it.  Yard Sales are also great ways to accomplish this but there is more foot traffic at Farmers’ Market and I look forward to seeing AND buying from the other vendors.  This season in addition to the household items, books and of course shoes, I will also be selling wholesale costume jewelry and am anxious to see how it goes.  I purchased necklaces, bracelets and rings from a wholesale dealer in anticipation of making a good profit – I hope it pans out – wish me luck!

Today is casual Friday so I’m wearing jeans, PINK jeans…I didn’t want it to be too much so decided to wear a long Tunic over them, what do you think?

Pink Jeans from JC Penney

Do you like Flea Markets and Yard Sales?

Tunic from East Esscence.com

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Tunic – East Eassence.com // Liz Claiborne JeansJC Penney // Attention Shoes – Kmart

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Casual Friday Attire

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Linking up today with Friday Chaos – join in and meet a new blogger

Have a fantabulous weekend – Smooches!

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