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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

My youngest will be entering High School as a Senior which means no more standing at the bus stop in the rain…he drives, and no more back to school shopping…he wouldn’t be caught dead shopping with his mother…besides he has his own Debit Card.

His last year in High School is bittersweet but it doesn’t mean I can’t go “Back to School Shopping” and take advantage of the end of the season sales.

I may not be doing this…

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But I can do this…

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Which is what I did at TJ Maxx and Burlington Coat Factory!

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Jessica Simpson Wedge Shoes @ TJ Maxx

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Floral Dress – $15.00

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Black & White Stripped Maxi – $19.99

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Unlisted loafers – $19.99

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Bandolino Blue Patent Leather Wedges – $19.99

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I didn’t purchase, but these Bandolino pumps were so comfy @ $24.99

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Leaving TJ Maxx I saw Barbie, a true fashionista, whose skirt and top were purchased at Nzinga’s Boutique.  A perfect outfit to wear out and about running errands or shopping (s/o to Steve aka Ken – lol)

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Next I drove down Naamans Road to Burlington Coat Factory at the Tri State Mall

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Maxi Dress – $14.98

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Floral hi-low dress – $6.98

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Infinity Scarf $5.98

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Infinity Scarf – $4.98

I also purchased a pair of CitiClassifed Pumps ($9.98) and Yellow Evening Bag ($7.98) – I love clearance racks just as much as thrifting!

Next year we will be paying College tuition so there will be no more Back to School Shopping for me, also bittersweet!

Have you done any Back to School shopping or taken advantage of the end of season sales?

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Hello Friends and Happy Saturday

Last week after leaving The Chasing the Dream Marketplace I had to drive past The Salvation Army Family Store in Wilmington so I decided to stop in.  I was looking for a denim vest and after about 30 minutes of searching I found one for $1.99 #winning!

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It was Pink Tag day so everything with a pink tag was 50% off

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Chambray Scarf

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Talbots Print Pants

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Marsh Landing Capris

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Multi-print scarf (not pink tag)

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Chris Kellog Pants – new with tags from Sweater & Company (not pink tag)

Grand Total = $22.44

What do you like best?

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Hello Friends and Happy Saturday!

Here we are again, the 1st Saturday of the month so you know where to find me – set up at Dutch Country Farmers Market in Middletown.  I am still trying to purge household items, clothing, books, shoes anything I don’t need in order to make a few extra dollars and leave less to pack or donate when we decide to downsize.

Flea Market in Middletown

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As in most states you’ll find community yard sales, but did you know that the longest yard sale starts in North Addison, Michigan and goes through to Gadsen, Alabama?   It is 690 miles long and people stake out their front yards along Hwy 127 for 4 days to sell new and used items!

According to the 127sale.com website, the yard sale officially starts the first Thursday in August and runs through to the following Sunday but this year it started on the 1st.  People travel from the North, South, East and West some make it an annual event renting RV’s and camping out year after year.  “An exchange of cultures with a common goal; to look, buy and sale!”

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Can you imagine taking a week’s vacation to go to a Yard Sale?  Oh well, I’ll just stick with my little space in the parking lot on the first Saturday of the month from April to November!

Flea Markets are fun because you never know what you’ll find!

Flea Market Finds

Dutch Country Farmers Market

Pyrex Bowls

Custom Designed T-Shirts

Nicole and Susan of Mom & Chick Custom T-Shirts

Custom T-Shirt Design

Door Stoppers

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Tastefully Simple Consultant Keira Miller

Leopard Print Shoe Chair

For the ultimate shoe lover!

Metal Table and Chairs

Desk from the 60's

This school desk is refinished, but did you ever carve your initials into yours?

Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Saturday!

I’ll be heading to GW Boutique for the 50% off sale today – see you later!

Goodwill Saturday Sale

Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

For me Thursday is the best day of the week, we’ve made it through Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and start to look forward to the weekend. Thursday is a heads-down day at work, tying up loose ends, finishing up the weekly to-do list in anticipation of an easy breezy Friday.

Thursday is also a day of reflection some even define it as Thankful Thursday. As we rush through the week from one event to another, it’s nice to take a few minutes to think about and then speak aloud for which we are grateful. Speaking positivity into the atmosphere is a good way to keep life’s trials and tribulations in check.

“Count your blessing so that you can lose count of your problems”

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I am thankful for my health both physical and mental!

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I am thankful for my family, friends and faith!

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I am thankful I have a job and today is pay day!

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I am thankful for this thrifted denim skirt and striped top both from GW Boutique

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Your Turn – what are you thankful for?

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

Linking up today with Katherine’s Corner and Thrifters Anonymous

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Hello Friends and Happy Sizzling Saturday!

I don’t know about where you are but it is hot as Hades in Delaware, the heat index is above 100~, it was actually too hot to lounge poolside!  I could only stand it a few minutes this morning before I had to head inside for the cool comfort of the air conditioning.

I decided to run to Goodwill for their “I Love Thrifting” sale today.  Not wanting to spend a lot I only picked up two pair of shorts and a brown and white striped skirt….guess how much I paid?  As a Goodwill VIP, I was entitled to 20% off so these three items cost me a whopping $9.00!!! #winning

Are you a Goodwill VIP?  If not, it’s free to sign up and you’ll receive advance notification of specials, online coupons as well as instant savings on VIP Days.  Needless to say, the lady in front of me wasn’t too happy when she heard that as a VIP member I was getting 20% off my entire purchase!

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The I Love Thrifting T-Shirts are too cute!

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There’s always new stuff at Goodwill too!

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Canvas Sneakers – perfect for the summer!

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It pays to be a Goodwill VIP!

Stay cool and hydrated – Smooches!

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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

3 generations of savings

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