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Houston Thriftapalooza Part 3
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Remember back in Thriftapalooza Part 1 I warned you that the third and final part of my epic thrift trilogy would be the best?!  This is your cue to go get a cup of coffee/wine depending on the time of day and settle in because Shannon and I found the bargains, the house, the 8 foot tree and more...
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Houston Thriftapalooza Part 2
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I might be subconsciously trying to draw out my sister’s visit by spreading out the thrift haul reveal…  or I might have had guests and birthdays and computer issues.  Either way, I didn’t exactly intend to have such a break between Thriftapalooza 1 and 2, but it is what it is. ...
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Houston Thriftapalooza Part 1
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If you already think I thrifted “a lot” in January, stop reading right here.  My thrifting mentor and big sis came for a visit in January and while the kids were in school, we did what we love doing together – thrifting.  We have compatible stamina for thrifting; in other words,...
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Thrifting Unicorns
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I’m here to share a humbling experience.  I recently posted on Instagram that I had FINALLY found a “thrifting unicorn” – something I’ve heard exists in the thrift stores but have never seen!  The item in question was a Longchamps bag and my sister and I found two at...
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Mom Style Revisited
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My Instagram post this morning has got me thinking about mom style again so I thought I would quickly share my thoughts with the hope that y’all find them encouraging rather than discouraging, empowering rather than deflating. Here’s my basic stance on mom style: wear whatever YOU fee...
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January Thrift Haul
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Well I can’t promise timeliness, but I did aim to share my monthly thrift hauls in 2018 so here comes my January report… with a qualifier.  If you follow along on Instagram, you know that my sister just visited and we engaged in a 10-day Houston thrifting spree.  I plan to share all t...
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January Thrifting at MAM Resale Shop
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Back in November, I announced a new project for 2018!  I picked up the “Houston’s Finest Thrift & Consignment Stores” calendar at the Assistance League Thrift Shop, and I plan to visit each thrift store of the month sometime during that month! And you’re invited! January’s featured thri...
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Dressing After Weight Gain
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They say “Everything is bigger in Texas” and, as it turns out, that includes me.  I have been hesitant to comment on this because size should be non-issue.  I follow people on social media for all kinds of reasons and not-a-one of them is their size.  However, you’d have to be b...
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Looks for MUCH Less
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I don’t read magazines much anymore in this Pinterest era, but when I do, I always enjoy the ‘look for less’ features BUT – I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks this – even the “less” pieces are way more expensive than I would be willing t...
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Not Thrifted
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There was a rare occurrence on Instagram today.  Your truly posted an outfit that had only ONE thrifted element – my Miz Mooz boots. The rest of the outfit came from a variety of sources – B.T. (Before Thrifting), clothing swap, and ethically-made pieces sold via small businesses.  It...
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Half Year Haul
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It’s the morning of December 31st where I live and I woke up too early, apparently so that I could spend some time musing on the past year (and not fall back asleep).  January 2nd marks 6 months since I moved to the US!!  It still seems hard to believe sometimes that I’m not just down...
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Cancun Style
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If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know that my family and I spent a week in Cancun just before Christmas.  Although it wasn’t the dramatic weather difference as it would have been last year coming from Canada, it was nonetheless warmer than Houston currently, and it was...
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My Faves, The Finale
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This has been fun, waxing on and on about my favourite things.  I can see why Oprah likes it, and when your favourite becomes someone else’s favourite and theirs becomes yours… it just feels like the world is a happier place for it!  I have five more faves to share before I take a lit...
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My Faves – Part Two
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December seems like the perfect time to talk about favourites!!  Maybe you’ve cleaned out your closet like me, maybe you’re picking up some gifts for others and hoping they will like the same things as you, maybe you’re making a Christmas wish list of some familiar faves and new...
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My Faves – Part One
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During the Closet Minimalism Game, I received an excellent suggestion from my friend Jess to share the flip side of the purge – what to keep, or my favourite things in my closet.  You probably don’t know this about me, but I LOOOOVVVEEE pontificating on my faves.  Maybe it stems from ...
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