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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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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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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Today is actually my Friday as I will officially be on vacation starting at 5:00 p.m. today until next Tuesday- que up the Flintstone’s theme song – YabbaDabbaDoo!!!  I can’t believe it’s the Memorial Day Weekend already, seems like only yesterday it was Easter.  I guess it’s true what they say, the older you get the faster time passes.  Oh and before I have another senior moment – Congratulations to all the parents of the Class of 2013, you did an excellent job and should be very proud of yourself!

Today’s outfit is a floral dress thrifted from GW Boutique and sandals from Payless, which by the way is having a major sale, and don’t forget to show your AAA Card for an additional 10% off.

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Joan Rivers Classic Collection Watch – QVC Outlet

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What are your plans for the long weekend?

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Linking up today with Thrifters Anonymous – come on over and join the fun.

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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Heading out of town on vacation and feel the need to thrift but don’t know where to go?

There’s an app for that!

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Find the nearest Goodwill location on-the-go with their new mobile app for Android and iOS devices!

Enable your phone’s geolocation services to see a list of Goodwill locations near you, or search by entering your address information. You’ll also see hours for each location and the various types of services they offer.

Download the free app today and be on your way! 

Happy thrifting and remember to only use hands-free devices while driving!

Download the app on Google Play         Download on the App Store

Hello Friends and Happy April Fool’s Day

This was the last day of my mini vacation and I couldn’t have asked for a nicer day.  I was able to turn off the heat, open the windows and enjoy warm sunshine with a light breeze.

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Black and White Top – GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Pants – closet staple // Mossimo Cap Toe Pumps – Target

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Hair up – Heels Down

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Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Today is my last day at work until next Tuesday, the 2nd of April and I am counting down the hours!  Looking forward to relaxing but more importantly cleaning out my closets!  Getting ready for the 1st Flea Market of the season and will be gathering unused clothes and household items in order to make a little extra cash.

Maxi Skirt - Boscov's

This is my favorite maxi skirt and I will be keeping it because the print can be paired with a variety of tops and shoes, therefore, it will always be a closet staple.

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Skirt -Boscov’s // Twin Set Sweater – closet staple // Mossimo Embellished flats – Target

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Necklace and Earring Set – Jewelrymax.net // Bracelets – Burlington Coat Factory // Ring – Mizoutlet.com // Watch – Avon

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What items in your closet will always be keepers?

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Linking up with Katherine’s Corner – join in and meet a new bloggers

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Yay, today my energy level is high, and I am getting excited about having off next week – I hope to take a day or two and just do nothing!  I also plan to use a day to clean out my closets and prepare a large Goodwill donation before the end of the year.  Raising a glass to a productive and stress free day – cheers!

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Checking for Malik’s school bus  – don’t want him to be late for school – lol

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Maxi Skirt – EastEssence.com // Zebra Print Top – Walmart // Poncho – Boscov’s // Brown Suede Granny Boots  – TJ Maxx

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How do you like the pattern mixing of the poncho with the top?  I used to love wearing Ponchos in High School.

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Linking up today with Rolled Up Pretty and Transatlantic Blonde – hop on over and meet a few new bloggers

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Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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