Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The family that thrifts together, stays together!

Jeff and I went home this past weekend to spend some time with the family and to celebrate my Mom's birthday. We also celebrated the end of a long journey for me ... I passed my licensure exam. All in all, a great weekend!

Of course, there was some thrifting involved. So, first let me introduce you to the posse ...




Mom, the crew's fearless captain





Me, the co-pilot or the one in charge of the Navigon




LeeAnne, an innocent by-stander who claims to have just "married into" the insanity




None of us were on the prowl for anything in particular, but we packed the car full. HOLY COW!! We never even made it out of our small little town. We had to end our excursion, not because we were done, but because there was just no room in the car for more goodies. I had a small ladder sharing the front seat with me. Comfortable? No. But, sometimes it's just what you have to do. Here's the haul ...




Oh, and here's a shot of my loot in all its glory ... I won't even tell you all the STEALS I got. I was not disappointed by the bounty available in good ol' Irmo, SC!!


After visiting my family for the weekend and reveling in some hometown fun, I realized that I owe a lot of my thrifty roots to my Mom. The women in my family all share a common thread of creativity and frugality, and my Mom is no exception. So, thank you to my family -- my heritage, some might say -- for making me part of who I am today.

Happy creating, everyone ...

3 comments:

Jenny S said...

Okay, the box of dominos alone would have thrilled me for the whole weekend!!

The open house is 6:30 Thursday night, wine, a band and good nibbles!! plus...LOTS OF SHOPPING!! I look forward to meeting you!

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I too owe my thrift obsession to my mother. I think it is so funny that you had to stop because your car was full. That is a good thrift day.

Jenny S said...

Okay, you did not stop by last night did you? We were SOOOO busy I would not have had time to say "hi", but I am working this weekend!!