Category Archives: family

Stay Home, Wash Your Hands, Give If You Can

Friends, we are living in weird times. The COVID-19 virus has basically put a halt to everything, including thrifting and this is NOT a blog post to complain about how a virus has cramped my shopping options. This is a … Continue reading

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Sunshine Coast Thrift

My two favourite thrifting buddies – my mom and my sister – and I visited BC’s Sunshine Coast this month for a girl’s getaway that included visits to brewery, a cidery, and a really great distillery, a boat trip up … Continue reading

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Thrift Mentors in Victoria Part 2

I already mentioned last time how much my mom has mentored my sister and I in terms of thrift shopping. She just instilled in us a desire to find great quality products at a fraction of the price and made … Continue reading

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A Thoughtful, Vintage Wedding

This is Dan and Anna-Marie. They are two of my very favourite people in the whole world and my family was privileged to be part of their wedding day on May 4th. There’s lots of things that make them special … Continue reading

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Spring Break Thrift

Depending on where you live, spring is in the air. Crocuses are popping up everywhere in BC’s lower mainland and coastal areas, cherry trees are in bloom, forsythia about to burst… but I know that most of the rest of … Continue reading

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Ozzy’s Nearly Naked Vacation

What do you do if you’re traveling and you arrive at your destination only to discover that you forgot all your clothes at home? That’s exactly what happened to Ozzy Wagner. Well, actually, Ozzy didn’t forget his clothes, his parents … Continue reading

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For Better (not worse!)

John and I had the privilege of emceeing a wedding last month for a couple from our church. It was a beautiful wedding, held at Mt. Lehman Winery in Abbotsford. The ceremony took place in the barrel room, with the … Continue reading

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A few of my favourite things #4: Lulastic and the Hippyshake

Okay, you have to love this blog just for its name, don’ t you?  But more than that, this is a fabulous blog for anyone who loves thrift, crafting, parenting and living simply and intentionally. This blog comes from Britain … Continue reading

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Living within your means

There’s an excellent article in today’s Vancouver Sun titled “Thrift is the key to retirement”.  The gist of this article is basically this: live within your means. As someone who was raised by the ultimate thrifter, it seems almost laughable … Continue reading

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12 Days of Thrift-hearted Christmas: Day 9 – Gatherings

Our family gatherings usually focus around food – lots of it, all good – and often presents, since we usually gather to celebrate someone’s birthday or anniversary or, duh, Christmas. We celebrated Christmas with my extended family on Sunday and … Continue reading

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