Category Archives: thrift lifetstyle

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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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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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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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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Thrift Mentors and Fun in Victoria, Part One

I don’t know about you but my sister and I learned to thrift from an expert: my mom. If you google what it means to “get blood from a stone”, you’ll find her bio. This is the woman who always … Continue reading

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A Small Wonder

When I first started blogging several years ago, I was motivated by other bloggers who make a living as re-sellers: people who find treasures at thrift shops and then resell them to those who don’t care to do the hunting … Continue reading

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