Wednesday, December 21, 2016


SHIRT $1.99
PANTS $5.95
BOOTS $5.00


Our Christmas gifts this year will ALL be from repurposed sources with only two exceptions. A TV and TIVO. Big splurges, which we are adding to our household after a long debate. Cable is now a thing of our past. SAVING that 200 dollars a month is paramount. With the solstice here and cold winter temperatures lasting past their prime… I have been on the lookout for thrifting warmth. Sweaters are hard to come by when you’re a buxom gal, like me. Thrifts are notoriously LOW on inventory in this department, in our neck of the woods. So I diligently scour the surrounding areas, looking for something to cuddle up in.  Sometimes I get lucky. Just look at the price for the whole kit and caboodle. The sweater alone is worth three or four times that total.  I felt comfy and ready for snow with these thrifty threads. What have you found thrifting?

Sunday, December 11, 2016


Basic necessities are a part of life. But never  more so in the winter. ‘Baby it’s COLD outside’…  rings true in most places across the country right now. So keeping yourself bundled up is a priority. Gloves are essential. Finding an affordable pair that allows you to access your cell phone’s touch screen can be a bit of a challenge. And very pricey. I’ve seen some pairs of gloves at $25 and up. But at Goodwill I found a pair to not only suit my budget at $3.99 but also my fashion sense and handle the touch screen on my phone too. And most importantly they are comfy, cozy and very WARM. Perfect compliment to my Old Navy coat and they speak to the season as well. This is my THRIFTY FIND for the holidays.