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I grew up in a village of 500 people and now live in a beach town of 10 000. Wife to Jeff, Mama to Makenna and Jack. This is my place to share what's up with us, and the place where I sometimes need to pour my heart out about the not so sunshiney moments. This is my happy place. Thanks for stopping by :) Copyright 2012 by Melissa Wormington, that no part of this blog may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, without permission from the publisher.
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Jeff, Makenna, Jack and Melissa. Spring 2012. Photo credit: Tricia Denomme/Hope Photography

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thrifty Thursday!

No, Thrifty Thursday is not a new series, it just fit as a title for this post!
I did a little Thrift Store Shopping today and came away with such a good haul that I wanted to share!

First I looked around in "Blessings" a second hand store in Zurich that donates all of their proceeds to the local Food Bank. I found 2 shirts and 2 pairs of PJ pants for Makenna, as well as 2 bags of coin rollers, something I was planning to pick up this evening at our local Dollar Store. The clothing items were 75 cents each, the coin rollers 50 cents each, for a grand total of $4.00 spent.

This shirt for Makenna is an XS from Suzy Shier and will be cute with jeans or a skirt, with a little brown or pink tank top underneath.

And this tunic for Makenna, which I realize is kind of hard to see, is made by Cherokee and will look great with either jeans or tights.

Then at the end of my c r a z y workday I stopped into "Rack and Room" in Clinton, a store that after being heavily damaged by fire a year ago, has recently reopened. I ended up experiencing some surprising Retail Therapy!

i got the giant Caillou Body Pillow, which Jack is just ecstatic about, for $1.50, 3 books for $1.00 - a Blue's Clues book, A to Z by Sandra Boynton (who I love) and not pictured here, The Hat, by Jan Brett, which Makenna was very excited to receive as she knows this story well from school. I got some kids drinking cups originally from Ikea that match some I already had (you can barely see them in the above picture, peeking out from under a shirt beside Caillou) and then 6 shirts for MYSELF for $2 each. Total spent at this store: $16.50.

And the shirts I got for myself are really nice, good enough for work, name brand shirts!

(Denver Hayes, originally from Mark's Work Warehouse).

Grand total spent on today's haul: $20.50!!! I was happy.

Jack was happy too :)

Yes Mom, you taught me well :)


Karen@Abundance on a Dime said...

Hi Melissa! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Looks like you found some great stuff. We loved the Sandra Boynton books, too, when my boys were little.