Friday, September 17, 2010

the way we did it.



More on my thrift store finds...

I have never done this before, but on our last adventure to the thrift store with my husband and 7 kids in tow, I had a list.

All the items that I hoped to find for next to nothing in a perfect world:

2 Coats; several pairs of pants for Parker, Sophia and Ruby, 2 church dress shirts & and pants for Parker since he's in worship now; winter tops for Ruby, rain boots for Ethan and Pearl, and tablecloths.....

It was great and gave my husband a peace of mind and an awareness as to what he was getting himself into before we walked in the door. It is very difficult to go shopping with the family, find some items, then have to explain to my husband who needs what, why and how while you have the clothes in your hand.

Instead, we had a list.

Yes, the things I didn't find are still on my list now posted on the refrigerator for next time.

4 comments:

thechattymommy said...

Love all your great finds!!!
You are inspiring and thanks for reminding me about the thrift stores!!!!

Mrs.Rabe said...

That is great Wendy...

No Ordinary Me said...

Great planning. If you are interested in ever catching on my blog I am making it private and would love to send you a invite. you can email me if you'd like at gotjoy3@email.com with your email. If not that is okay and I will still be visiting Pink Slippers.

Marla said...

I am amazed how great this is.I tried a store today.Getting some things the Children needed.Never could have afforded it brand new.Thanks for showing me this world.Now with number six on the way,will be always doing.Thanks,I plan to post my finds.Hope you stop by again.Thanks again.Marla