Tag Archives: christmas

Mission Thrift Store in Langley

There’s some great thrifting in Langley, BC. I’ve blogged in the past about Penny Pinchers and Second Story Treasures. My last post was about my great find at evil Value Village in Langley. And now, I’ve recently discovered another gem: … Continue reading

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Giving with Intention

Tis the season to be giving and so we are treated to articles in our newspapers about gift ideas or cool things that people are doing to make other people’s lives better at this time of year. And then, I … Continue reading

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Misses Clause

You’ve certainly heard about Santa Claus but have you heard about Misses Clause? I learned about this from the folks over at WIN thrift shop in Victoria. The Misses Clause states that: Any gift given in good will around the … Continue reading

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Success

The Ugly Christmas Sweater has gone the way of so many other things associated with Christmas: death by commercialization. The original concept was so great: find a vintage sweater, that was once sold as a nice sweater but in today’s … Continue reading

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My wish for you and yours…

God bless us, every one.

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Last minute gi– Wait!

About this time in the crazy-consumer-christmas-season-madness your newsfeed, newspaper fliers, radio ads, internet, everywhere will start filling up with things that go like this: “Fifteen affordable last minute gifts” or “Last minute gift ideas for every budget” or “Last minute … Continue reading

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Christmas Movies with a Message

What’s the message, you ask? An Anti-Consumerism message! I LOVE (certain) Christmas movies and there are certain movies that we watch each and every year, including several versions of A Christmas Carol (Alistair Simms, of course, the Muppet version and … Continue reading

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Talking Turkey

When I surf the web and see the plethora of recipe/cooking blogs available I am so encouraged. It seems that scratch cooking is making a resurgence and for those of us who are thrift-minded this is a good thing. At … Continue reading

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The Apple of My Eye

I’m fortunate enough to live in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, which means that I am actually close to a lot of the food I eat. One of my favourite places in the world is Willow View Farms. The … Continue reading

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Recipes for the Christmas Season: Vanillien Kifpeln

One of the things I – and let’s face it, everyone I know – love about the Christmas season is the food. You will laugh when I tell you that I have contemplated trying to lose weight at this time … Continue reading

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