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I love my family!

I am a wife, mother of three beautiful boys, and a middle school administrator. At times, I have mistakenly tried to achieve perfection in each role. These attempts always fail miserably because there is no such thing as a perfect wife, a perfect mom or a perfect worker! I decided to relinquished my pursuit of perfection…I can say without guilt that my shortcomings are vast and my mistakes many. Embracing my imperfections and turning my life over to God has been freeing and led to a sweeter life. I found that when I quit trying so hard, that SOMETIMES things magically fall into place and for brief moments I am “Supermom.”

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thrift Store Junkie!

I am a thrift store junkie!  I would pick going to a thrift store anyday over the mall or department store.  I love searching for a bargain!  Whether it be clothes or something for my home, I love the process. 
Practically all my clothes and shoes are from a local thrift store.  I always get comments on my finds and I love saying, "thanks, it was 99 cents!"  :) 

On my latest venture, with two of my three boys in tow, I spent $40 and got a ton of stuff. I'll share my bargains with you.

8 dinner plates for $4.94.  The green matches my dinning room perfectly! 

Here is the whole haul, with one of my shopping buddies.  He was very happy with his Light Saber ($1) and Spongbob cup ($1).  The two dollar bribe worked, he was good the couple of hours we were out. 

I got bargains for the baby for super cheap.  Shorts were .49, $1.49, and $1.99 and a cute tee for .49! 
The best deal of the day:  Versace flip flops for........$1.41!  Yes, $1.41.  I think the store didn't know what they had. 
I got lots of nice spring/summer work shirts from $1.99-$4.99. 

I got a bag of vintage pool balls for $5.00.  I'm going to put them in a bowl and use for decoration in my boy's sports themed room.   

Parker was not impressed with the bargains.  This is how he felt after the shopping trip.  Poor little guy!  He got some nice milk and applesauce and was happy again. 

So....5 work shirts, 3 gap shorts, 1 versace flip flops, 8 dinner plates, bag of pool balls, light saber, sponge bob cup, puzzle, 3 pairs baby shorts and one baby tee...all for $40!  That is why I am a thrift store junkie.  I'd love to hear about your latest thrift store finds!


  1. Hello there. Like you I am a thrift store junkie.

    You got a great deal! I'm jealous :)

    Have a fantastic day and pop on over to see some of my junk.

    Mel @ Junkin' Junky

  2. Love the plates and vintage pool balls - Super Cool! Great finds! Would love to have you stop by The Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stpehanie Lynn

  3. these are some great finds, I get so excited when I'm out thrift shopping. I went to a garage sale the other day and found a brand new bread maker, normally retails for around one hundred dollars and I got it for four dollars! and twelve wine glasses for a dollar, and a cute little summer dress for three dollars-still with it's fifty dollar tag.