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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink!

When I first began this blog in 2011, I had a few goals in mind. I wanted to share my passion for thrift shopping for a variety of reasons: support for charity, support for volunteerism, keeping things out of the … Continue reading

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A thought for Black Friday

This lovely little image has been making the rounds on Facebook and I thought it was highly appropriate for this day – and all days. Let’s keep this in mind as we are increasingly bombarded with the pressure to buy … Continue reading

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I Can Do That

My friend Julia is a creative person with an old soul. She has done a number of creative things over the years including scrap booking and card making. She’s always loved thrift shopping, looking for vintage things and antique furniture. … Continue reading

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Festival Finds

One of my favourite events of the year happened this weekend: the MCC Festival for World Relief. This is where thousands of people gather at the Tradex to eat, bid, buy, donate and visit all in support of MCC’s work … Continue reading

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Thriftless in Seattle

And Portland… and Abbotsford… it’s been a pretty slow summer for me so far! And not necessarily for lack of trying. Here at home, I’ve bought a thing or two- a pair of shorts, a book, but nothing so thrilling … Continue reading

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Take me out to the …. Movies!

This post might turn out to bite me in the future. I am going to tell you how to go and see movies for cheap or free all the while I am supporting a son who is a filmmaker. So … Continue reading

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Two Boot

A long time ago, we established that I have a shoe problem. I may also have a boot problem. I love them. At present time I have 5 pairs: winter boots that are ugly but keep my feet super warm, … Continue reading

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Second Hand Sermon

I know I’ve blogged a lot about my church lately but today I have to do it again because the message was about second hand clothing. Also, my blog was referenced by the preacher and that doesn’t happen every Sunday! … Continue reading

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Food: thrift or nutrition (can you have both?)

I had the distinct pleasure of having dinner last month with two of my favourite people: Daniel and Anna –Marie. I served a yummy stuffed zucchini, cut veggies and fantastic banana cookies and fruit for dessert. It sounds fairly simple … Continue reading

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12 Days of Thrift-hearted Christmas: Day 12 – The Feast

When I think of Christmas, one of the first things that comes to mind so often is the food. Reflecting on my childhood, most of my food memories are around baking. My mom is an amazing baker and it’s at … Continue reading

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