Alex’s 6th Birthday Trip

There was a little girl named Alex, and she loved horses, just like her aunt.

And the day before her sixth birthday she had her third horseriding lesson,

 where her family came and watched,

including her younger sister (whose passion is gymnastics, if you couldn’t tell, she is a stretchy little one)

and also her new cousin, (whose passion is sleeping and eating)

and after took her out to lunch at her favorite coffee shop.

(don’t let her fool you, she got TWO muffins because it was her birthday, but like a true lady, did not want them in the picture with her:)

When lunch was over, as she requested, her aunt jay jay and her gammy took her to Goodwill.

On the way she said, “I really want to find a big pink teddy bear with a bow tie.”

And amazingly enough, as she walked through the aisle, perusing the piles and piles of stuffed animals on top of the clothing racks, she came upon this,

A big pink stuffed teddy bear with a bow tie.  And she put it in her cart to bring home with her.

But she was not done with Goodwill that day.  She had to make sure there was nothing else there for her.  And so she walked further to the back of the store and saw this,

put there seemingly just for her for her 6th birthday.

An old fashioned bouncing horse.  She immediately jumped on and knew she would have hours of countless fun and had to bring it home as well.  She even named it Jiggles because of how it jiggled as she rode.  Her aunt knew she would pay at most $20 anything so she could bring it home with her for her birthday.  But it was only 7.50, half off its original price of $15.

It made her aunt happy that the Goodwill fairies seem to show her niece the same favor they do her.

And they did not leave her aunt out that day either, as they led her to this

A knee length Calving Klein kelly green wool car coat, for 12.50.

And also to these,

Talbot’s patent leather flats, perfect size 7, (they know how to make a girl feel like Cinderella) also half of of $8.00 for $4.00.

Yes it was a happy day before her sixth birthday for Alexandra, and her aunt Jay Jay.

Thanks Goodwill!

(in case you didn’t catch on…I am the aunt:)

I know it’s Fall, but…

I couldn’t resist these three delicious, two of them flowery and $2.00 a piece!!! tank tops at Goodwill yesterday, on my post church Sunday Goodwill trip. I’ll be ready for next summer I say:) Also, throw a nice cardigan on top and I can wear them year round. Versatility is key.

Sometimes while shopping at G-dub, you just get lucky. And as I am currently hobbling arround on crutches, I don’t have time to spare while shopping. That good leg gets tired fast. And it didn’t take me long to find these gems.

This is a fun, flirty tank by Helium, half off of 3.99 because it was the ‘color of the week’, for a mere 2.00. 2.00 for fabulous? I say why not!


This, also half off and the color of the week for 2.00, less than the cost of my cherished starbucks iced coffees, which I can not wear…is by Kyra. And becaue I am an avid T.J. Maxx shopper…I won’t give the price this would be at the department store (because who really pays those prices anyway??) I’ll say what I’m pretty sure good ol’ T.J.’s or Marshall’s would ask for it, probably 12.99-16.99, that is a minimum discount of….


Find me an 85% off sale at a store near you, and I’ll stop drinking Iced Coffees for ONE week.

Ok, now to prove I am capable of buying clothing WITHOUT flowers on them….



This night out shirt, I found on my way out of the store (the best kind of finds) for $3.99. I splurged and paid full price:) I love the tuxedo ruffles cascading down the front. I can’t wait for my next evening out to show this number off. And no cardigan needed, because we all know, females can wear next to nothing in winter, and walk around as if that biting 35 degrees doesn’t bother us, right??? I wish :/ However, I do have a cute cropped brown learther jacket that will layer perfectly over it, with some skinny jeans (that I will be able to wear again in five weeks when I get this boot of a cast off my left foot) and heels, and I’ve got myself my next night out outfit.

These three pieces put me back a whopping $7.99. Is your mouth open yet? I thought so.

I actually found about seven other items I wanted to buy- one that I did and I will share at a later time, but had to pass up the other six as I can’t currently work because of a broken ankle; so I need to cut back somewhere. No income = me not buying out Goodwill every week. Sad face. I still managed to do okay.

But that doesn’t mean you should have to lose out! Let me fill you in. Two of the finds I didn’t buy were J. Crew cardigans, 9.99 a piece! J would be appalled. (You know, J, the person who started J. Crew …) One was shorter and a nice bright yellowish green, and one was a longer white cardigan with ruffles along the chest. I also found an Ann Taylor Loft short sleeve yellow blouse with eyelets for 5.99, and an H&M peasant top, with flowers on it, for 3.99. All these prices are amazing, and would have made me a very happy girl, but they do add up.

Well, thanks for stopping by and Happy Thrifting y’all!

(I may have moved back to CT, but I can still say y’all!:)