hrifting is not always done out of necessity. In fact, I bet many of your friends are thrifters and you don’t even know it! I went through most of my whole adult life completely clueless that these stores even existed. I wonder now how I could have even survived shopping retail sales. I cringe even thinking about it! The prices were still 100% more of than the thrifted version. I remember the day my husband paid $50 for two “common brand” outfits for my then one-year old daughter, Amani. I purchased over 10 of the same brand, in gently used condition for $2.50 each – some still had the tags! Why would we ever again go to that store? The fact is, no matter what your income, every little thing adds up!
t’s one of my favorite times of year and I was excited to take make these special shabby chic bonnets for my toddler, Amani and my baby, Evangeline. It brings such joy to my heart to be able to create special, one of a kind items for my little girls. These bonnets also make amazing photo props. My girls wear their hats around running errands and I am constantly stopped and asked where I get them from. While most places charge $50 for these, you can make them yourself in no time at all for about $5 considering everything you will purchase can be used for multiple projects. Check out my 7 minute YouTube video @ But Olive U More to watch me make them step by step, or continue reading for my free pattern and downloadable instructions!
had so much fun shopping for my children for Easter! From their dresses to their shoes, the items I purchased ran from the most inexpensive to a little “extra” for this holiday. I’m ok with the “extra” items which were the Easter dresses and complete Hanna Andersson sweater sets. I have lots of logic around that including the fact I sized up so they could all be worn throughout spring and summer. But more than that, I’m “ok” with that because it makes me happy! And that is what I am doing – I do ME. This year the Easter Basket items I purchased were all non-candy items mostly from Target ($3 or less) with some items from Dollar Tree and Amazon. That being said I choose to get 90% of my children clothing and toys from the thrift store. This way I save TONs of money and I’m able to provide for them many more options than buying retail. I also swear I get higher quality items than regular stores! Our stuffed animal Easter bunnies, for example, are so unique and well made. They are expensive in retail stores. They are way higher quality than I can find at a Target, at a lesser price! There are so many unique options you can find at the thrift store. In fact you can create an entire non-Candy Easter basket using thrift store finds! They sell everything from the basket there to your holiday decorations. Little bagged toys sold in sandwich bags in the thrift store fit perfectly in plastic eggs. I hope my YouTube video provides you with lots of fun ideas! Be sure to check the description box for tons of other ideas and links to items not shared in the video!
Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do – John C. Maxwell