After Abby took part in this $20 thrift store challenge from Young House Love, I have had an itch to head out to the Thrift Store.
It’s not that I needed anything.
Not really anyway.
I mean …
I’m constantly looking for interesting “letters” because I’m very slowly compiling an alphabet wall for the kids’ room inspired by this example I found on Pinterest.
But today … my plan was to go out to Suzy’s and finish my desk.
Unfortunately, Suzy was in the middle of a major lacquer-job … not really a place for two littles to be running around. And I didn’t really want to be breathing in lacquer, either. Especially not in an enclosed space.
So we didn’t even unload.
We just gave Suzy a wave, and wished her luck with her project, loaded up the dogs and headed out.
The thing is, Suzy’s home is about 3 miles from a great Thrift Store.
And the kids seemed game.
So I went for it. I took the Young House Love challenge.
And I’m pretty psyched.
Because if I hadn’t taken the challenge, I wouldn’t have come home with red garden boots!
Or these adorable hearts that will hold whatever we decide to gift our two littles on Valentine’s Day.
The littlest Cowboy wouldn’t have gotten a new cow to add to his collection (not that he needed another cow … but it’s just so cute!).
I also got two shirts and a pair of pants for the boy ($5) and four new chapter books for our girl ($2).
So … thanks to Abby … and Suzy … and Young House Love …
Without each one of you (plus $13 out of the $20 I brought with me), my house would have a lot less stuff in it …
PS – Don’t forget to register for our Real Food Challenge and Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY!