Thursday, October 27, 2011

A huge THANK YOU & a Thrifty Thursday

After my birthday hunting trip, I put myself on a restricted diet -- food, clothes, finances, decor, etc. I'm trying to be more mindful of what I spend and what I put into and onto my body (and abode)! We all know that there's nothing I need! (Well, other than a good man and a few cuddles ......... and the occasional piece of dark chocolate and opportunity to dance!)


While in the Valley with my TOPS pals last Saturday, I did score a pair of navy blue dress pants that had been on my "I Want" list for over a year: $3.85 didn't break the bank!


And when I stopped into the Sally Ann yesterday (Salvation Army Thrift Store), I bought half a dozen Chatelaine & Canadian Living magazines (50 cents each) and these seasonal items:

3 Xmas towels and a cute Xmas apron - $4 total.


Then when I got home from work, there was a little package for me in the mail from my bloggy friend ❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀. She has such a flair for dressing and such a way with scarves and jewellery, some of which she makes herself. When I expressed how much I liked her flower necklace, she wrote me and said she'd be happy to make me one! Isn't that so nice of her! And isn't this the sweetest necklace! The flowers are a jersey knit t-shirt material, so soft. And she choose yellow because I'm always admiring and coveting her yellow shoes, sandals and purses.


(Please check out her blog Creative Cain Cabin).

You really do meet the nicest people through blogging. .

And don't forget to visit Leigh at Thrifty Thursday #136, Plus a Halloween Tablescape. Now that I'm on my belt-tightening budget, I must mostly live vicariously through the thrifting of others!



I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It seems that every time I try to tighten the belt, that is when I find the best buys and all my good efforts are for naught. I really don't need anything either, but cannot pass up a really good find. Hope your Thursday is a great one!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Birthday again - gee you got a lot of things for a good price at the thrift store. And I love that yellow necklace on you. sandie

That corgi :) said...

I think this is the first time I'm commenting on your blog, LOL (I just started reading it this week). I liked that necklace, very colorful! Happy belated birthday! I liked your bargains you got. It is easy to be thrifty these days (we're learning how since we've made some life changes and income has been slashed). I think it is all in the mindset to realize its okay if you can't do it all or buy it all (at least right now :)

have a good day!


Janet said...

You're having a birthday month, Sandy :)

Love the necklace!

And I find that if I restrict myself, that's when I want, want, want. Especially when it comes to food!

theelfqueen said...

Your necklace is super cute! What a thoughtful gift! And I love your apron!!
Happy Birthday, sorry I missed it!

Nezzy said...

Sweetie, that beautiful necklace is almost as sunny and your smile!!! I love it! I'm sure it will be treasured!

Once again, ya always score the best bargains on the block!

God bless and have a most remarkable day sweetie!!! :o)

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

You look great in your new necklace. So glad it finally made it:) Enjoy wearing it.

karensomethingorother said...

just think of how you're helping the planet by re-using!
And who can resist a deal???


The necklace is beautiful. How sweet of your friend. Have to tell you though, those towels and that apron for Christmas were a real sweet deal. LOVE them. Bargains are there for the taking if you know where to look. You did good. Take care.

Sandra said...

This is my first time visiting your blog...I love the name...too perfect!!! That necklace is very cute, what a great friend to send it to you. Have a great weekend!

Melanie said...

I love thrifting - great finds! How nice of your blogging friend to make you that beautiful flower necklace - it looks so nice with the blouse you are wearing. Very cheerful!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Oh, that's a fabulous apron!

Jilly said...

Wonderful. The necklace is beautiful. How sweet of your friend. Those towels and that apron for Christmas were a real sweet deal.