October 20, 2017

Host a Teenage Birthday Party…on a budget!


As the time came for our oldest son to turn sixteen,  I wanted to plan something special, sentimental, and yet still be deemed successful in his teenage eyes. As the time came closer for this birthday party, he assured me, […]

You know they’re true frugal friends when…


You know they’re true frugal friends when they agree to a ladies’ night out that begins with a stop at GoodWill. (Now only five ladies came to GW, yet twelve met us for dinner…they don’t know what they’re missing.) You […]

Inexpensive Gift Ideas


Being privileged to write for Dayspring’s (in)courage has opened up product lines that not only encourage values with a heart towards home, but they have a killer line up of CLEARANCED items with prices that I can’t even beat at a thrift store.

Seriously, if you follow my blog, you know I only shop for steals and deals, which means almost always thrift stores bargains. Well, I have found the steals, ordered them new, and encourage you to hurry over to their site and check them out. I planned on posting this last week and some of my highlighted items are already sold out.

Finding Thankfulness Through a Thrift Store?


…The melting pot mentality of America is embodied in a thrift store. One can look around the parking lot and observe vehicles ranging from BMW’s to Beretta’s, shelves stocked with both jewels and junk, while purchasers carrying either Amex Gold […]

Tips to Navigating a Thrift Store


As my daughters and I entered our local Goodwill last week, the oldest took a big whiff and sighed, ” I love the smell of Goodwill.” I practically snorted my last gulp of coffee, and just began to chuckle. Contemplating […]

Yard Sale Treasures…are they out there?


Waking up and going to yard sales is as natural to me as the air I breathe.But for many of you, it’s new and a bit overwhelming. My goal is to have a concise Yard Sale 101 summary, but I […]

Best Yard Sale Find Ever and amazing Hutch Redo


As I head into yard sale season, all the creative juices in my body are starting to flow. I can barely contain myself with the wonder and excitement of the trash to treasures that I am about to behold. Since […]

Sacrificial thrifty find


I haven’t had much time to finish all the many DIY projects that I have lining the halls, nor spray paint the abundance of “finds” that I have captured at the local thrift store.That is why I was so thrilled […]