This past Sunday, the kids were invited to a birthday party at Bounce-U. Several families from our church small group were there. Goodwill happened to be in the same plaza, so my friend J and I ditched the party and went shopping. (Tracey, if you’re reading this, I apologize for being so rude.)
So, J had never been shopping at Goodwill, but had heard enough about it from me and others that she was willing to give it a try. I think it’s safe to say she enjoyed it. She found quite a few fun things. I ended up spending a little more than I probably would have normally, in part, I think, because of being swept up in the excitement and encouragement of a new thrifter. (She wanted to know if I was going to talk about her in the blog, so I just had to do it.)
Here’s the round-up. A brand-new from Target pair of sandals for Firstborn, $6.99. Now maybe he’ll consent to get rid of the disgusting yellow Croaks (fake Crocs) that he’s been wearing all year.
The Ann Taylor capris and the beaded lampshade for Pinkerbelle’s room were $3 each. Not pictured: two pairs of khaki shorts for Craig, $3 and $4.
Look at this adorable dress. It is my size, and would look so cute on me if a) I had any b**bs to hold up the strapless top, b) I didn’t have skin the color of the Pillsbury Dough Boy and a belly to match, and c) I didn’t have tons of spider-not-quite-varicose veins on my legs. Except for the pasty skin, I can attribute all of those to a combination of giving birth three times and breastfeeding for a combined total of 4.5 years.
Knowing all that, I paid $4 for it just because I thought the fabric was so cute, and I’m going to use it to make a skirt for P.
Lastly, more new-from-Target shoes, $3.99. This is big for me, ladies. I have horrible balance and only on extremely rare and short occasions do I wear my one pair of heels. But these wedges felt solid, not like I was teetering dangerously on stilts. Plus, I’ve never had a pair of shoes any color other than black, brown or white (I don’t accessorize well). But Stacy and Clinton love a red shoe and I trust their fashion sense. I’ll probably wear them with the wrong thing, but my shoes will look cute.
Hmm, horrible balance, very-gross veins, flabby belly. Are you thinking that I'm really a 75 yr old woman and not a thirty-something? You'll never know.
Okay, what cool and thrifty things did you find this week?
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