UCP Thrift Store – Pacific Beach

Fashion without limits for all people on a budget! I was thrilled when I stepped into the United Cerebral Palsy Thrift Store in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego.  Boots, jeans, cute shoes, jackets galore and awesome dresses.  They also had a decent selection of kitchenwares and miscellaneous household items.  Of course, this is one of those places where the fun is in the thrill of the hunt.

United Cerebral Palsy Thrift Store

1454 Garnet Avenue

San Diego, CA  92109

Phone: (858) 490-6400


Looking good and helping people is always a good combination.  United Cerebral Palsy is one of the largest and most efficient health charities in America.  Their affiliates in San Diego County spend approximately 85% of total income on community programs and services.

It’s a sure thing I will stop by this place again– there is plenty of selection and the store is clean and well-organized.  Happy Shopping!  Below are some photos I took of different  items I found while shopping at the UCP Thrift Store.

Computer & InkStore – Affordable Printer Ink Cartridges

Tired of paying ridiculous amounts of money for printer cartridges? (Personally, I was. This is why I had been putting of replacing my ink cartridges for so long!) While out and about last weekend I stumbled upon the Computer & InkStore on Garnet Avenue located in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. This shop has been saving San Diegans money for over 8 years.

The Computer & InkStore refills your empty printer ink cartridges with less impact on the environment and at a fraction of the cost of buying new. All cartridges are filled while you wait and typically within 15 minutes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee for the life of the cartridge. All of it sounded too good to be true. However, I can tell you from personal experience my printer cartridges worked great when I got home. I got out of the shop for approximately $20 and within 20 minutes (this gave me time to browse some of the local shops nearby).

Computer & InkStore

1440 Garnet Avenue

San Diego, CA 92109

Phone: (858)412-3270


I found out this shop also does PC and Mac repair and maintance, virus and spyware removal, laptop screen replacement and data recovery/back-up and transfer. Free estimates are given for all repairs and there’s not a charge if it can’t be fixed. Best of all they repair the screens for the iPhone 4 product. This is great news to me as I’ve been known to turn into “butter fingers” and drop phones. Not a good trait when it comes to the expensive iPhone 4!

Here is a sample of pricing for services:

  • Broken Screen & LCD Repair on iPhone 4– $85
  • Home Button Repair on iPhone 4– $49
  • iPad 1&2 Glass Repair– $139
  • PC Tune-up– $25
  • Data Recovery, Back up & Transfer– $50


Fashion Finds – Goodwill Industries – Pacific Beach

Are you wondering what to wear to that 80’s theme party you just heard about? Need a dress for the office? Or maybe just shopping for some gently used kitchen wares? Have I got the place for you– the Goodwill store in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego was stocked with lots of amazing choices for all of the above. I even found some decent golf clubs. And some pretty wine glasses. And a new popcorn popper. The jeans selection was quite good too. There was a rack of jeans 75% off in front of the store and of course like anything else it’s the thrill of the hunt. There’s everything from the possibility of Paige jeans $7.99 to jeans from Old Navy for $2.50– best to be alert and be ready to search!

Goodwill Industries

1430 Garnet Avenue

San Diego, CA 92109

Phone: (858)274-4960

Even more awesome, military, students and senior citizens get a 10% discount (with ID). The staff was friendly and helpful and the store was basically well-laid out and organized. It was an easy place to shop. Whether you’re looking for a wacky puffy vest or some “Hollywood hip” wear for a theme party– the Goodwill is a wonderful place to shop. Check out some of the items I found….





Shoes Me – divine shoes & accessories in Pacific Beach

Shoes Me

1419 Garnet Avenue

Pacific Beach, CA 92109


Facebook: ShoesMe pb

What a fabulous treat I found when I wandered into Shoes Me in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. Not only did I find beautiful shoes but some fantastic accessories as well. I found a divine brown handbag for the delicious price of $49! Perfect to stay stylish on the weekends or maybe running errands. There was an excellent selection of boots too. (I love boots) I took a lot of photos while I was in the store– my pictures are below.

Not only boots and shoes– I tried on some eye-catching beaded bracelets and noticed there were some really pretty earrings. I like the big earrings and Shoes Me had a fantastic selection.

In the store, I was greeted by an enthusiastic salesperson– and even offering red wine and chocolate! All this was perfect for me after a busy and stressful work week. Of course, it is always more fun to shop for shoes after a few sips of wine.

Great news– there is an amazing promotion going on right now at Shoes Me. Their flats are ringing up at $13 and boots are ringing up at $39 or less! Wedges and heels are $10 to $20 off.

My purchase– sunglasses. I’m always obsessed with sunglasses and fairly sure you can never have enough shades! I scored some cute animal print sunglasses for a mere $13. It was actually difficult to make a decision on which ones to buy– the selection was great.

I had a great time shopping at Shoes Me and definitely planning a return trip. I really want to try on more shoes! (I’m in the market for Spring sandals and wedges)