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The Marketplace

The Marketplace by MCC CE is the latest venture from MCC BC. For the uninitiated, Mennonite organizations LOVE their acronyms: MCC CE is Mennonite Central Committee Community Enterprises. The BC is British Columbia. (The reality is that no matter how … Continue reading

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Saints and Salvation

My sisters-in-law love to thrift as much as I do so we always manage to take in a couple of thrift shops when we’re together in Ottawa and always score some gems. We visited the St. Vincent de Paul shop … Continue reading

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Ottawa Mission Thrift

I had the privilege recently of volunteering with my sister-in-law, Kim, at the Mission Thrift Shop in Ottawa. I also realized something while I was here: this thrift shop is exactly the same as the one I just blogged about … Continue reading

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Mission Thrift Store in Langley

There’s some great thrifting in Langley, BC. I’ve blogged in the past about Penny Pinchers and Second Story Treasures. My last post was about my great find at evil Value Village in Langley. And now, I’ve recently discovered another gem: … Continue reading

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Caught in a (Bare)Trap!

I’ve been looking for new-to-me winter boots for months now. I have a pair of well-loved boots that I got from my sister over 4 years ago. She got them at a thrift shop and had worn them for a … Continue reading

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Giving with Intention

Tis the season to be giving and so we are treated to articles in our newspapers about gift ideas or cool things that people are doing to make other people’s lives better at this time of year. And then, I … Continue reading

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All Dressed Up and Places to Go!

I’ve had two excuses to get into costume in the last month and neither of those were Halloween. I have mixed feelings about costume parties. On one hand, I love them because it’s fun to get dressed up as something … Continue reading

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