Category Archives: Thrift stores

When secondhand becomes my second choice.

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Goodwill came into my life for the first time in 1997, when my oldest daughter Hallee was born.  I wanted a baby swing and got my doors blown off by the price at Toys R Us.  A neighborhood mom mentioned Goodwill and all of the great deals she got there and I immediately recoiled.  Eeewww…used stuff? […]

So. Much. Stuff.

The calm before the storm.

Do you guys ever struggle with how much to give your children on Christmas?  You know…how much “stuff” is enough?  My girls are pretty good about picking just one main gift that they want the most, and then I add some fun filler items to round it out.  But this year we seem to have […]

Do You Know What I Need?

The World's Sweetest Sweetheart and I at the wedding.

After a whirlwind week and weekend, I need what every woman needs to unwind.  That’s right, a good, long, satisfying THRIFT/COUPONING SHOPPING TRIP.  Jeeze you guys..really?  This is a family blog. I haven’t been on a good shopping run for a week or so because getting things ready for the rehearsal dinner for Mark’s son […]