Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Sale!

Like I was saying yesterday, I try very hard to get 80% of what I need used or local. I think that reduces my footprint on the earth a lot and it often gives me the best quality for my buck. Yes, I could go and buy clothes for the kids at Walmart for about the same amount as used items at Value Village, but the quality is never as good and the hunt never as fun.

My friend (and neighbor!), Sarah Jean and I have a yearly tradition of going to the Value Village Memorial Day Sale, and this year I made out like a bandit!

In this picture: two matching car blankets, two pairs of new capri's, two sun dresses, a cute skirt (another cute skirt (homemade pioneer skirt in blue rose calico for her upcoming pioneer birthday party) was not pictured, it was on her.), a pair of jeans, a pair of shorts, and three shirts for Cyan, a pair of sweats for Logan.

And in this picture, two pairs of jeans for Alex, pair of jeans for Don, a sweat shirt, long sleeved tee, pair of pj bottoms, and two pairs of jeans for Logan. Along with four perfect pillow cases for the master bedroom, and a pair of cowboy boots for my cowboy obsessed toddler (which are not shown... he was wearing them within seconds). Also not shown was a summer weight Nautica bathrobe for Don. That was in the wash.

All for a whopping total of.......... $68.85!!!!!!!!!! That means that I spent a little over $2 on each of these items.

Sometimes I just LOVE thrifting!




ColorSlut said...

I love value village and totally miss it!

Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

I looooove thrifting but have given it up for a few months in order to save money for our Compassion sponsor children. I am not going to lie, I am jonesing a bit. lol

Anna said...

Oh you did make out like a bandit! I love thrifting and scoring great deals at garage sales and our local goodwill. Value Village is great and I wish we had those here too!

Tracey said...

Totally love this!! I love thrift and consignment stores!! They are wonderful and fun to find a great item.. I think the styles are better too!! Great Job finding your great stuff!

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