Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thrifting It Up

You guys have heard me mention 9,564,842 million times once or twice how much I love thrifting.  It is just SO fun for me.  A hobby born out of necessity…although I did grow up yard saling with my mom so maybe it’s genetic too. ;)
Anyway, I’ve recently had some awesome scores and I wanted to share them all!  Because half the fun of getting great deals is sharing them, right?!
We traveled to PA this weekend for a family visit and Lindsay and I hit up a local church’s bag sale.  This church does a sale twice a year and basically it is THE MOTHER OF ALL GOOD DEALS.  They only charge a dollar – yes, ONE DOLLAR for anything you can shove in a paper grocery bag.  It is insane.  So people….may I present to you all that I found there for only TWO DOLLARS.  Prepare yourselves.  Hahaha ;)
First, these Madden Girl peep-toe flats!!! And they fit!!!! I mean really!


2 shirts and a scarf from Gap and an American Eagle hooded shirt {I only got one pair of shoes - they just made it in the photos twice.  lol}

Pj pants from Target and Eddie Bauer, sleep shirts from Old Navy and Gap, a pink Penn State shirt and THE SOFTEST vintage sweatshirt ever.  I will be living in this thing come November. ;)

For Liv some Old Navy pjs and assorted clothes from OshKosh, Cherokee, and Children’s Place.  An adorable fall shirt for Luke. And a vintage homemade elephant pillow case I seriously just could NOT pass up!

Wait, I’m not done!!!! ;) 
S&P shakers, milk-glass mug, vintage Tupperware bowls {great for painting days for Luke!}, a Glasbake divided dish {matches a pattern I already have}, and a super awesome vintage coral ice cream scoop that works awesome for muffin batter {yup, I used it this morning!}

I also got a working fan, a cute little “lunchbox” for Livi to play with {she already loves walking around the house with it}, a big roll of butcher paper and a Nordic Ware cookie sheet {needs a good scrubbing but it is hefty!}

So seriously…..TWO DOLLARS, you guys!  Isn’t that insane?!  See why it’s basically my favorite church sale everrrrr?!

Nothing can ever top that sale, really, but in the last month I’ve also had some other good finds:

This sweet little dress with bloomers was $3 at Goodwill and the metal caddy was either 49 cents or 99 cents {can’t remember}.  I filled it with grass as you already saw from my Easter post. 

I also go to a bi-annual huge kids’ consignment sale with my friend Amber and a few weeks ago I scored all of these pieces for $114 for the kids.  That’s 37 items….some still with tags on! Happy dance! :) The Saturday before we went we did a yard sale and I was able to make $214…so it was all more than paid for! :)


I also have been loving the clearance deals at Target lately: new lampshades for my bedroom re-do were only $5.98 each {aren’t they gorgeous?!}

And assorted gift supplies and a glass water bottle for me were only $5.62 for everything below!

Oh and lastly this isn’t a sale price but it’s better than most sales: these big grosgrain bows were on a huge end-cap at my local Wal-Mart in the baby aisle for ONE DOLLAR!  Stock up mommas! :)


I’m so grateful to have found all these good deals to help my family out!  I could never ever afford 90% of this stuff full-price but we are able to enjoy it all greatly reduced.  Thank goodness I like thrifting as a hobby, right?!  ;)

Linking up my fun finds with the Thrifty Treasures party over at Southern Hospitality


  1. Awesome!! Love all the stuff you got!! Hey there is this lady on etsy called one dollarbows I believe that dollar bows! :) I bought Evangeline a bunch one time BC she had like every color!

  2. I seriously think we need to start shopping together! Like whenever you go, haha

  3. Wow! Great finds-very exciting! You definately scored with that church yard sale.

  4. Awesome finds, Jessica! I use to love scoring deals on kid's clothes when my daughter was little. BIG savings! She's all grown up now, but I still haven't stopped 'treasure hunting'! Thanks for sharing!

  5. You scored some totally awesome deals. I was excited just reading about it. I'm with you: Good stuff at thrift prizes. It's like Christmas or something. LOL. Oh, and I got chills with the amount you made at Yard Sale then the amount you paid for those items. Now that is definitely cause for the happy dance.

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