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Adventures in Paska

I baked paska this weekend. I don’t do this every year like some of my friends do; that’s because my first experience with this traditional, Mennonite sweet bread was a mitigated disaster. As I look back on that, I realize … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Slow Communication

It has been a while since I’ve written. It’s been a while since I’ve been thrift shopping. This pandemic has been a revealing experience in so many ways. In some ways, I’ve been grateful for the forced slowness of life: … Continue reading

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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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