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#GivingTuesday a New Holiday Tradition

Happy Giving Tuesday!

Thanksgiving weekend has taken on a new tradition in our home.  As the years have passed and our sons have got older rushing out on Black Friday to buy the latest toy or gadget has been replaced by staying indoors relaxing and spending time together watching movies.  This year Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday were also days in which we kept money in our wallets instead choosing to clear out closets gathering gently used clothing to be donated to the Salvation Army which will be picked up on Wednesday.

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Donating to Toys for Tots where a local RE/MAX Realtor sets up a drop box at the entrance of over 20 local developments and donating cans and non-perishable foods to the Delaware Food Bank is yet another holiday tradition.

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Giving Tuesday is a globally celebrated day of giving back that kicks off the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and continues until the end of the year.

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Giving back can be done in many different ways from donating cash or checks to charitable organization which has been vetted to giving time at a local soup kitchen, homeless shelter or delivering Meals on Wheels.  Giving as a family can create a positive tradition that can be passed on to the future generations, fostering a sense of caring and responsibility. 

There are so many local organizations that could use your support, if you don’t know of any personally there are several websites that will assist you in locating several of them; GuideStar, Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving site.

If you live in Delaware, here is a partial list of non-profit organizations that would love to accept donations in celebration of #GivingTuesday

  • Soul Saving Family Restoration Center, Inc.
  • Students for Haiti
  • Freedom Center For Independent Living
  • Christ Servants Mission Institute
  • Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans, Inc.

As you know, many of your donations are tax-deductible so keep a record of the amounts or items, as well as the dates and organizations for annual tax return filing. 

Is #GivingTuesday part of your holiday traditions?


You Choose the Shoes – Week 23 – End of the Season

Hello friends, and welcome to the end of the season’s “You Choose The Shoes”.  This weekend I have plans to clean out my closets, so if I find enough Fall contenders I may bring this feature back next month.

Again, I want to thank all of you for voting and leaving some really cool comments, it was fun and I hope you enjoyed it as well.

Now, let’s start with last week’s winner, the votes were overwhelming in favor of the Snakeskin Pumps from Target!

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Similar to last week’s styles, you are voting Leopard against a Plain pair of pumps or Payless -vs- The Salvation Army #dressforless.

If it gets them more votes, I’ll tell ya that with the plain pumps the outfit is “totally thrifted”, but I don’t want to stuff the box – lol

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Remember when I told you that Payless had stepped up their game by adding more ‘designer’ shoes, well this is a pair of their Christian Siriano from last season.

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I love this thrifted dress from Goodwill paired with the purse from Avon.


Purse from Avon

So what do you think, can a Leopard work with stripes?

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Or should there be less competition with a pair of plain beige pumps?

Paired with plain pumps

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Have you made a decision – which one will you choose?

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Take one last look then leave a comment below.

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When you get a chance, head over to Robin Charmagne’s Blog to check out some of her great features.  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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You Choose The Shoes Week 5 | Splurge vs. Save Campaign

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Thank you all for voting last week and just as predicted it was a hard choice, but the winners were the

Payless Pumps!

Payless Pumps Win Week 4

One pair in this week’s contest is an entry into the Credit Card Insiders Splurge vs Save Campaign.

You all know that as much as I love shoes, I find it very difficult if not impossible to spend a lot of money on them, which is why I love to thrift or pay less!

So without further adieu here are this week’s choices:

Avon Black & White Forever Pumps

or

Enzo Angiolini Black Pumps

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Avon Forever Pumps or Enzo Angiolini

The black and white dress was purchased last summer on clearance for only $8.00 at JCPenney. Another way to save is to wait until the end of a retail season to buy clothes, which is usually a month or so before the end of the actual season so you’ll have plenty of time to wear them.

Dress on clearance from JC Penney

Dress from JC Penney

I added pops of color to the classic black and white combination with an orange necklace thrifted new from Goodwill, orange watch from Avon and a multi-color bracelet.  

These black patent leather Enzo Angiolini pumps which I had once seen online for $59.99 at Nordstrom were thrifted from The Salvation Army for only $14.99, so they definitely were a Save vs a Splurge purchase!

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Okay which shoes do you choose?

Which shoes do you choose?

Today, I will be linking up with Whitney at her Personal Style Linkup and Shana at Thrifters Anonymous. Have a great day and we’ll chat tomorrow.

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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Wrap it up Wednesday – OOTD

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Last week before this burst of Wintery weather I was wearing scarves and wraps because I don’t particularly like wearing coats, especially while driving.

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Wrap – Burlington Coat Factory | Skirt and Polka Dot Top – thrifted from GW Boutique  | Shoes – thrifted from The Salvation Army

Wraps and scarves are easy breezy to put on and take off and were perfect for the late Autumn weather.

But now that the snow has arrived with a vengence, I guess it’s time to break out the full winter gear…the hats, coats, scarves AND gloves…

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but then again…maybe not!

Have you pulled out your winter gear?

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Linking up today with my girl Whitney for Personal Style Wednesday – come on over and check out her “Thriftmas List”

Stay warm and have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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I've Been Published

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Remember my post “3 Generations Saving at The Salvation Army“?  Well, I submitted it to DE Financial Literacy Institute for it’s Summer Edition of  Pocket Change and excerpts of it was published.  Pocket Change is an digital publication issued by issuu.com, and features events by Delaware Financial Literacy Institute as well as some great articles on ways to save money.  Check it out, the post is featured on page 19.

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Don’t forget to enter to win a bottle of Dermagist Neck Restoration Cream

Linking up with Rolled Up Pretty – come on over and join the fun!


I’ve Been Published

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Remember my post “3 Generations Saving at The Salvation Army“?  Well, I submitted it to DE Financial Literacy Institute for it’s Summer Edition of  Pocket Change and excerpts of it was published.  Pocket Change is an digital publication issued by issuu.com, and features events by Delaware Financial Literacy Institute as well as some great articles on ways to save money.  Check it out, the post is featured on page 19.

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Don’t forget to enter to win a bottle of Dermagist Neck Restoration Cream

Linking up with Rolled Up Pretty – come on over and join the fun!


Outfits of the Week

Hello friends, the week flew by so fast with a lot going on that I wasn’t able to post daily outfits of the day (OOTD).

I’ve put them all together for an OOTW post, let me know what you think.

Monday

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Dress – GW Boutique // Sandals and Purse – Forever Collection by Paula Abdul for Avon

Tuesday

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Cowl neck tank and skirt – clearance @ JCPenney // Sandals – The Salvation Army

Wednesday

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Tank and Maxi Skirt – Marshalls // Sandals – gift from Africa

Thursday

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Mossimo Tank – GW Boutique // Maxi Skirt – Old Navy // Floral Wedges – Ross

Friday

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Which outfit do you like best?

Linking up today with 3lilapples & Happy Kids Inc – hop on over and join the fun!

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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OOTD – Poppin Pink on the Cheap

Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Please pray for those injured and killed in yesterday’s building collapse at The Salvation Army in Philadelphia!

Today is another day that the Lord hath made and I will rejoice in it!  I’m feeling vibrant and thrifty in my $20.00 outfit, yes, this entire outfit cost me 20 bones!

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ootd 6 6 13 004 Embellished Pink Top – ($3.00) GW Boutique // Liz Claiborne Jeans ($4.99) – The Salvation Army // Pink Gingham Shoes ($7.00) – Rugged Wearhouse // Pink Bracelet Set ($3.99) – The Rugged Wearhouse // Pink Ring ($1.00) – Beauty Max

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Do you have an under $20 outfit?

Linking up today with Divas With A Purpose and Thrifters Anonymous – Come on over and meet a new blogger

Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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3 Generations Saving at The Salvation Army

On Friday I had the pleasure of spending the day with my girlfriend, her mother and her daughter, 3 generations on a mission to thrift 2 outfits for less than $10.00 each from The Salvation Army Family Store.  Driving north in the drizzling rain to Wilmington in anticipation of thrifting was a great way to start my vacation day.

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The layout of The Salvation Army Family Store made it easy to maneuver the shopping carts throughout the floor and in between the racks, making it easier to locate bargains.  We started at the front racks, filled with skirts, blazers, pants and tops organized by color and then worked our way back to the dresses, finding both casual and dressier attire.

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The price points for clothing at The Salvation Army Family Store is higher than that of Goodwill but there are still bargains to be had.  I found a pair of new, white Liz Claiborne jeans for $4.99, a perfect wardrobe addition for the summer! The “color of the day” was pink, which meant 50% off all clothing and shoes with a pink tag, and we each found at least one pink tag item.

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The shoe racks were filled with a variety including Anne Klein, Steve Madden and Nine West pumps, Merrell Ortholite, Skechers and Enzo Angioline sandals, which I purchased, a little pricey at $14.99, but still a bargain because they can originally sell for $59.00.

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Thrifting with the 3 generations of ladies at The Salvation Army Family Store was enjoyable as well as satisfying knowing that our purchases would be helping the Adult Rehabilitation Program.  The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it was refreshing to hear the overhead announcement, “Welcome to The Salvation Army Family Store…Have a Blessed Day”

Clothing is not all you’ll find!

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3 generations of savings

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