Monday, March 22, 2010

What did I get on St. Patrick's day sales and more.

Hi friends!

So my last post was about going thrifting on St. Patrick's day with all the sales. One store I went to had all kids clothes for 75 cents. I have a new "great" niece named Chloe (I have 27 n & n total) and she was a bigger baby then expected so most clothes were already too small.  Mama needed some clothes. I asked if she didn't mind second hand and she said no. I mean really, now often do those little ones really wear them right?

I'm so glad she didn't mind. So, as we speak I'm shipping about 15 items of clothing to her. All for only $11.25 total cost. Is that awesome or what? I tell you, I could do that all day. I really could! I would love to shop for others. I see the nicest shirts for men and gorgeous sweaters for women. I actually auctioned myself on eBay once to shop for others. I think it's a fab idea but getting the word out is not so easy. Was totally okay to have it not pan out.

About 15 years ago a friend of mine got pregnant but didn't have much money to buy maternity  clothes. To the rescue I came! I told her if she could spare $20 I could find her at least 4 outfits. I found her about 7 pieces.  About a year ago my boyfriend needed some nice long sleeve shirts and I could NOT allow him to go to Macy's and spend $50 per shirt (and he would have too!) Second hand is not his first choice so I told him to just let me try. Well, I came back with about 12 shirts and all of them were designer shirts. Calvin Klein, Liz Claiborne, Kenneth Cole and more. They were in great shape too. I think I spent $40 for all of them. He was nicely surprised.  Ah, success!

So if I could find a way, I would do this for people as a service. I'm sure I could advertise it but having a full time job already, eBaying, my book and so much more, I'm afraid I can't add that to my plate right now.

Sure is a fun thought though!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patricks day and Thrift Stores

Hi friends!

I'm on my way out to visit some thrift stores. I got an email from one of my favorites stating that everything in the store that is green is 50 cents. Woo hoo! And everything that is not green is 50% off. Yes!

Most thrift stores do this sort of thing where they incorporate the holiday with some sort of special. I love when they do that and it's really smart of them.

I will be looking for myself but also for some eBay inventory. I've told the readers of my book to look over the items that I list in the book  and to hit those stores!  Wow, for 50 cents I'm gonna do some damage. However, that also means the chance of me bringing home a lot of stuff is very high. I'm going to try my hardest to only buy things I KNOW will sell or that I really love. I hope I can do it!

So I wanted to remind all of you about this fun opportunity to find some deals. Green to me is a very retro and vintage color so I expect to find some fun stuff. That is if no one beat me to it.

But as we all know items at thrift stores are stocked daily if not hourly. I hope you all go find some treasures. Let me know if you do!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Thrift Store Projects keeping me busy!

Hello everyone! Wow, I didn't realize it had been almost 2 weeks since I posted. Time does go by fast these days doesn't it.  Yes, I have indeed done some thrift store shopping. And eBaying of course!

However, I've actually been working on a project that I'm really excited about. I can't reveal too much just yet but you will be the first to know when it's ready to launch!  Let's just say you will have almost every thrift store in the country at your fingertips! Pretty cool huh?

This has me working quite hard with a partner of mine but will be worth every minute of it. Sorry to keep you in suspense. I just wanted to let you know what I've been up to.

I'll definitely be back soon!


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