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Never Pass Up on a Great Deal–A Cautionary Tale


Carol and I are loyal Goodwill Thrift Store shoppers!!  We shop many other thrift stores in our area, but always seem to find our way back to the Goodwill.  We usually find what we are looking for and so many times things we didn’t know we were looking for!  We live for the 50% sales every other weekend.

A New Store Brings New Ideas–Garden Ridge

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Yep, got the bug again!  I am already redecorating my home in my mind, making my lists, measuring, pulling paint samples and tearing pictures out of magazines. I get like this every few years and it looks like 2014 is that year!

Keeping It Clean While Shopping Thrift Stores


I know some of you that think thrift store shopping is not for you, my Mother was one of them.  I say WAS…not anymore!!!

Cook this Healthy Scrambled Egg Breakfast at Work


Your mom said it. Dr. Oz said it. Now I’m saying it. We need to start our day with a healthy breakfast. Eating breakfast keeps our minds sharp for the day ahead, and keeps us from overeating later in the day. Plus, I just like to eat!

But lately, I’ve had trouble waking up in the morning and I oversleep. Plus my hubby is recuperating from an accident and I’m doing a lot of his chores before work that he normally did. That means I’ve been running out the door late for work with nothing on my deprived tummy…and she doesn’t like that!

Organizing My New Baggallini for Thrift Store Shopping


Well, this year I challenged myself to become better organized when shopping at the thrift store, and I am on my way!  I have been looking for a cross-body bag to carry with me (hands-free) on my thrift store adventures that will help me organize everything I will need to get the job done right!

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