Wednesday, June 29, 2011

PICS of my current 'Goodwill' stash

article 6 in Stretching Your Dollars

A few days ago, I confessed my mad love for Goodwill.
In case you missed it, you can read all the sordid details here.

I am currently working on a 'gift' to my sister-in-law.
She's expecting a wee one in a few months, & I wanted to be the biggest blessing
to her as I could.
So, for the last several months, I've been going through the infant department
each time I'm out shopping.
I've found some decent deals here & there, but by far, my best findings
have been from ...

wait for it ...


That's right, I am giving a gift that includes items from Goodwill!

Here's a picture of my Goodwill goodies for my sweet niece that's 'in route'.

8 white onesies, 3 receiving blankets, 1 hat, 2 pr. socks {all brand new from Target}
zippered gown & 1 dress {brand new, tags attached from Carters}
8 patterned onesie-outfits, 1 dress, 1 gown

Think how much a gift like this would cost if I had been paying full price!
A 3-pk of onesies alone costs around $9!

Now, I hesitated to post a pic of all these super adorable girlie things
because I didn't want mys-i-l to see all of it ...
so, I only included in the pic the items from Goodwill.
{Plus, I have several handmade frou-frou accessories to go along with these things!}
And, knowing me & my frequent stops at GW Fashions, aka Goodwill, I'll add
a few more sweet lil' things to this stash before the baby gets here.

As the Duggar's say, buy used & save the difference!


  1. I LOVE the goodwill! I found a glider rocker there today for $20.00 Of course I had to get it. I spend way too money there, but I get a ton of stuff... and with 3 small kids to buy for (and a working Mama), it's worth it!

  2. Kelly,
    Good find!
    Shopping at Goodwill = saving $$ ... and I am always all about that!

    btw, thank you for your comments!
    I don't get too many of them on here =)

  3. I am the thrift store queen-love it! The truth is that you can find excellent high-end brands for pennies. I have made almost $800 in the last few months selling GW stuff on etsy.
    Thrifting is smart (and fun!).

  4. Love Goodwill! What a great stash you have for your niece!

  5. Angie,
    I enjoy my time browsing your posts!

    Thank you so much for sharing.


  6. Thank you so much, Marla.
    I feel quite inferior to the multitude of top-notch bloggers out there & sometimes I have to remind myself why I am blogging to begin with.
    I enjoy it so much.
    When I get a comment like yours, it's such an encouragement =)