Monthly Archives: July 2011

Away we go…


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I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I’m excited to tell you about my weekend and to give some tips about thrift store shopping.  This weekend the Goodwill’s in Fort Wayne had a Beat the Heat 50% sale.  In the future I hope to know beforehand so I can announce that to everyone.  I found some great stuff, however, most of it was fall clothing so I will have to wait to show you the outfits I come up with.

Tip #1: Patience will take you far in the thrifting world.

One of the most important things about thrift store shopping is if you want to truly find your treasures you have to go when you have time and patience.  I don’t go very often with friends/family because I have an extreme amount of patience, which I get from my Father, and I could seriously be in a Goodwill or Salvation Army for hours.  Another thing to have patience with is, it may take several times of going out and looking through clothes before you find that golden item.  There are weeks that I will go to a thrift store on my way home from work maybe 2 times a week and not find a single item.


Tip #2: Creativity will only strengthen your success

I like to research outfits before I go.  I look through people’s facebook pictures, I’ll find a magazine and just flip through it.  I research before I go, because then I have a starting point.  An example: I have been searching for a navy blue (Nautical) jacket to pair with a white pair of shorts and a red and white striped shirt, well guess what? It took me probably  2 months before I found a navy blue jacket.  My point is that jump out of the box and when you look at a shirt that you “might” like, think about what you could pair it with to help boost that creative side that lives in the back of your eyes and the front of your brain.

Thanks for reading!


Psalms 40


I need to shout this today, from the depths of my heart.



1.I waited patiently for the LORD;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the LORD
and put their trust in him.

4 Blessed is the one
who trusts in the LORD,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.[b]
5 Many, LORD my God,
are the wonders you have done,
the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
they would be too many to declare.

6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—
but my ears you have opened[c]
burnt offerings and sin offerings[d] you did not require.
7 Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—
it is written about me in the scroll.[e]
8 I desire to do your will, my God;
your law is within my heart.”

9 I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly;
I do not seal my lips, LORD,
as you know.
10 I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help.
I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness
from the great assembly.

11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, LORD;
may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
12 For troubles without number surround me;
my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
and my heart fails within me.
13 Be pleased to save me, LORD;
come quickly, LORD, to help me.

14 May all who want to take my life
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
be turned back in disgrace.
15 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
be appalled at their own shame.
16 But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
“The LORD is great!”

17 But as for me, I am poor and needy;
may the Lord think of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
you are my God, do not delay.

And so it begins….


I am very excited to begin working on this blog.  I want to share with you a few of my goals and the point to this blog.  I believe strongly that recycling is important and the consumption of materialistic items can be detrimental to the earth and also to your wallet.  I have been thrift store shopping for 5 years now and I must say that I have become pretty good at it.  I will be taking pictures of outfits that I buy from thrift stores and give tips and tricks on how what to do and where to go.  I think you will be surprised about what I have pulled together because, well, quite frankly the looks I have are not what you would expect.  I am not a gypsy and hardly a hipster, so you can dress both business professional and casual and I will teach you everything I know about it.  I hope you enjoy reading and enjoy the day-to-day looks.