Author Archives: thriftshopperforpeace

By the Side of the Road

The thrifting ethic runs deep in my family – I think we may actually have developed a gene (which sounds so much better than “addiction”, doesn’t it?) My niece, Alivia, may actually put most of my family to shame. I … Continue reading

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Yoga on a Budget

So some of you may know that I did my yoga teach training last fall at Haven Yoga and Wellness in Abbotsford. Yoga has become a way of life for me, a practice that I have incorporated into my daily … Continue reading

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Tupperware – good or evil?

This May, my sweetheart and I will celebrate 33 years of marriage. (I know, right? And mostly bliss, for which I am very, very grateful.) Lately, I’ve been taking note of all the things that I still use regularly that … Continue reading

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Pop Up Thrift Shop

Yesterday, I visited a unique thrift venture by Generous Clothing – a pop-up thrift shop focused on vintage clothing in plus sizes. They took over an empty store-front in downtown Abbotsford and filled it with carefully curated clothes that the … Continue reading

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Thank a Woman for Thrift Shops

It’s International Women’s Day today and it occurs to me that the thrift shop movement owes its existence to women. I once worked for Mennonite Central Committee, the relief, development and peace organization of the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ … Continue reading

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I Went for Lunch and…

One of my new favourite places to visit in Abbotsford is Marketplace by MCC CE (which stands for Mennonite Central Committee Community Enterprises. We’ll just call it Marketplace.) This is a new-ish venture for MCC, which tends to be known … Continue reading

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The Art of Tidying

So by now, you’ve probably heard of Marie Kondo or the Kondo-Effect. Kondo has created a little empire around tidying up. She’s written a book. She has a Netflix series. She has a website. She has a franchise. It’s not … Continue reading

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Fluevog Find!

I love Fluevog shoes. If you’re unfamiliar with John Fluevog and you love shoes, you need to acquaint yourself with this artist. He creates the most amazing shoes: unique, quirky, statement pieces that you can spot a mile away. This … Continue reading

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Happy National Thrift Store Day

I don’t know who decided that today is National Thrift Store Day and it’s not like any of us thrifters need a special reason to thrift shop but heck, if it gets someone new into a thrift store, all the … Continue reading

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White Rock Win!

A couple of weeks ago I had a chance to visit an area of White Rock to which I had never been and wouldn’t you know it, there was a really cute little thrift shop right across the street from … Continue reading

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