Monthly Archives: August 2011

This is what I told myself before I started the task of organizing my closet…

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.“ ~Mark Twain …more on closet organization later….

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Pretty view of the ocean

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Ah….summer!

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Just a thought…

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.  ~Dr. Seuss

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i Phone Apps for Thrifty Shopping

I found some fabulous Smartphone apps to help with thrift shopping!! iLocate is a comprehensive searchable database for all the charity and thrift stores wherever you are with contact info,directions and more.  View by list or by map for easy decision-making.  One … Continue reading

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Cleaning Vintage Items

Vintage clothing requires special care. Check first to see if the care tag survived. If it did,  follow the instructions to the letter.  Likely, the garment does not have a legible care tag, or if it was hand constructed, never … Continue reading

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Quick Tips For Thrift Shopping Success

Shop the same places… This may be the best tip – visit the shops in your community often–you’ll learn when the new shipments arrive and when the sales occur.   You’ll score the better stuff and probably get better deals if you learn these basics. … Continue reading

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Baras Non-Profit Thrift Shop

I stopped at this place on the way home from work one night this week.  The parking lot was an obstacle course of randomly parked cars, odd characters meandering about and construction equipment.  At the entrance to the store there … Continue reading

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Animal Protection & Rescue League Thrift Store

Tonite I visited the Animal Protection & Rescue League Thrift Store located at 5497 Clairemont Mesa Blvd in San Diego.  All proceeds from the store benefit the APRL cause.  I’ve donated my own items to this store and have shopped here on … Continue reading

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Hello Thrift Shoppers!

I’m going to blog about my many shopping escapades. Whether it is a used book store, a thrift shop or a consignment shop– I’m here to tell all about my experiences.  When I find great stuff– I’ll let you know. … Continue reading

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