I found a new thrift shop this weekend. You have no idea how this thrills me! I was also alone, no kids on this trip. Bonus! Don’t get me wrong, I bring my kids to thrift stores and consignment shops all the time but you understand the difference. Full concentration on bargains to be had. As I walked into the store the owners said “everything in the store is $.99 except jewelry. Well than LOOK OUT! I found this sheet (pictured below) I plan to use for the fabric and thought it just looked pretty in a bow. Those shoes are for me and I love them-and yes they were $.99. The cute cardigan is for Madelyn in a about a year, the Numbers Bingo is for both kids, I also bought Liam 2 shirts and a pair of pants, and a black cardigan for myself. I could have done way more damage than that but I am trying to always remember to be a mindful consumer. As my daughter says: “Sometimes it’s hard.” Although buying used items fits in with The Compact it still isn’t necessary to have more than one person could ever use or need. Believe me I have fallen victim to the ” but it was such a good deal” mantra that plays over and over again in my head. 18 “things” later I haven’t saved a cent and now I have to go buy another bin to put all that stuff in! 🙂
I have begun some minor organizing in my kitchen. As any project goes with me, I like to focus on the fun stuff first. I used chalkboard paint on a few of my glass/ ceramic containers as a way to label and be decorative at the same time. I really like the way it turned out.
I am finding that these small organizing bites allow me to progress much more quickly than trying to take on a whole room at once. What are you working on right now?
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