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Today’s highlights in no particular order

  • Scored on mason jars(19 total at 20 cents each) storage jars (Full price 😦 ) leggings (49 cents originally a dollar!)
  • Saw Kristin outside of Kroger
  • Checked out the discount health food store
  • I bought a few books used book store on herbs, vegetable gardening, vitamins, and children’s herbal remedies.
  • Harvested herbs from my garden!
The pea pods are forming more rapidly, the beans and cucumbers are flowering! Ahh! I love seeing the fruit of my labor!

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I took Carmen and the girls, Bethany, Rebekah, Abigail and Hosanna to the Cat’s Meow.

Our spoils:

A few dresses for Abigail, a shirt for me in the pink refill $5 bag.

Carmen bought three nice glass dishes.

Carmen also bought a big box full of canning jars for $2.

Before we found the box of jars we found ten canning jars on a shelf 25 cents each. I bought half and Carmen bought the other half she then gave me her half and treated me to lunch.



“The first time He came, He entered by a woman’s womb. And no one saw Him enter.

The next time He comes, ‘every eye Shall see Him!’

The first time He came as a Lamb.

The next time He is coming as the Lion of the tribe of Judah.

The first time He came to redeem.

The next time He is coming to reign.

The first time He came to die.

The next time He is going to raise the dead!

The first time men asked, ‘Where is He that is born king of the Jews?’

The next time He is coming as the King of kings!

The first time He got a crown of thorns.

The next time He will get a crown of glory and of gold (Rev. 14:14).

The first time He came in poverty, to a stable.

The next time He is coming in power.

The first time He had an escort of angels.

The next time ‘He cometh with ten thousand of his saints.’

The first time He came in meekness.

The next time He is coming in majesty!”

-Leonard Ravenhill in “America is too young to die”, pg. 60-61.


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4 future sister-in-laws

1 Aunt

3 different cars

3 new skirts

1 new apron (score!)

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Here are my top ten arguments against make-up.

10. You have to re-apply it throughout the day.

9. It is expensive.

8. It is a waste of my time in the morning, when I could be doing something else.

7. My eyeliner runs, my eye shadow gets caked between the creases of my eyes, my blush gets uneven, my lipstick fades, and  psh forget the foundation on my oily skin.

6. I gave it up a long time ago, the last time I wore make-up was on my 19th birthday when my friend put it on for me. The time before that was in October of 2007 for my Senior Homecoming.

5.It can attract the wrong kind of attention.

4. It gets on your clothes!

3. It’s one less thing to worry about.

2. My boyfriend likes me without it! 🙂 Don’t believe me? Ask him.

1. If God wanted my lips to be a different color they would be, if God wanted my eyes to be bigger they would be, if God wanted my cheeks to be rosy, or my complexion to be even He would change the chemistry to my face to where I can look like everyone else, and it would change with the changes of style.

Why I shop where I shop.

  • It’s cheap!
  • It turns into a hunt, which can be fun.
  • You get excited when you find good stuff. The thrill is in the find.
  • You end up having things that are one of a kind and nobody else has.
  • Clothing sizes amoung other things in regular stores sicken me.
  • $10.00 for a shirt? I could get 5 shirts of $10.00 at the thrift store if I really wanted to!
  • I’m not trying to follow trends, nor am I start any.

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I have three blessings I would like to praise God for

  • A bag of clothes and material, with a quilt top! -$1.06
  • Planted Roma’s and one Juliet today, along with my bell peppers, and SPINACH!
  • Most important of all my Grandpa is doing better. Praise God!

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My blog has been pretty dry lately.

I went to the thrift store yesterday before church.

To my surprise I found some dresses and jumpers that were in my style and size.

I was originally looking for summer skirts due to the fact that it was so hot outside and I was wearing a narrow jean skirt.

But, I was excited about my find.

So, I go into the dressing room and began to weed through my pile of clothes.

There was a dress.

I thought it was very nice.

The zipper of the dress was very difficult to zip up. So after struggling with it for awhile I managed to get it up. The neckline was too big.


I started to try to unzip it. Then I tried again.

And again.

And again, then so on. I was stuck. It unzipped a little bit. But not far enough.

I was stuck in a dress, in the dressing room, at the thrift store. Which was in public.

Hmm, I tried to get out through the top of the dress.

I put a little tear in the neckline, oops. I was a little desparate, and I wasn’t about to open the door to ask a perfect stranger for help.

After more pulling I made a big enough opening to get out.

I didn’t buy that dress.

Browsing the shirts I found a really nice shirt.

It was orange plaid, and it looked like it would make a great summer shirt!

I was looking it over. It was so pretty, except for the blood stain on the side of it.

Turning around, I was facing another rack. Oooh!

I spotted a white and red flower shirt.

I turned it around to look it over to see if there were any stains.

Nope, no stains, just a skimpy V-neck.

All I bought was a jumper (which never happens because I have the hardest time with them fitting me.) And a summer skirt. My trip was midly sucessful.

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Redish and Black Hound’s tooth dress- $1.50

Black tank dress thingy- $1.00

Navy Blue Sweater Cover-up-$1.00

Me- rather happy!


I usually don’t find dresses I like at thrift stores. They are either not my size, have something wrong with them, or are not te style I’m looking for. I get all of my jean skirts there though. All but one I own, and that was the one I bought over Ebay. 😀

If it’s at a store at over $5 (or unless I REALLY LIKE/ need it) I do not get it. At garage sales if it is over a dollar (or unless I REALLY LIKE/ need it) I do not get it.  I shop at the clearance racks. The ones where sometimes they don’t even bother to hang the clothes up nicely, in size order and color order. Who is gonna know anyways?

Do I have any thrifters out there that read my blog?

Happy thrifting!

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