Garage Sale Treasures

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Yesterday my family held a benefit garage sale for my nephew, Nathan. At 7 weeks old he died, but God, in His grace, decided to give him back to us. Nathan has a long road ahead of him, and his family has a lot of bills. So to help with the cost of a new specialized stroller we held a garage sale. So many people donated things, and the sale ended up taking up two whole yards! We also raised just enough for the stroller. God is so good! To read more about Nathan’s story you can click here.

I managed to find some time while helping at the sale to purchase a few of my own treasures. :)

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Ann Taylor, Light Pink Blazer

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Jimmy Choo, bag

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Campbell’s Soup Mugs

My new favorite thing to do is garage sale shop! I can’t wait to go to my next one, and it’s a plus when people are raising money for a good cause. Thanks for stopping by!

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Conference Stylin’

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I couldn’t decide what to wear to the conference, and after debating it for a while this is what I came up with. Something semi-formal but still comfortable. :)

Excuse the awful photography…

Forever 21 Jacket

Blackbird Trading Co. Dress

JC Penney Bracelet

Self-made Necklace

Shopping Finds

Panera Bread in Shakopee, MN

Yesterday I got to hang out and go shopping with a dear friend of mine. We met at Panera Bread for lunch and caught up on life and her new job as a medical transcription editor. She really likes her new job because of its flexibility. She also encouraged me by telling me that Career Step really did prepare her for what they are requiring her to do for her job (click here for more info. on Career Step).

Next, we started SHOPPING. It’s been quite a while since I spent several hours shopping for things for myself. I loved every minute of it, and it made me realize how important it is to have a girl’s day every now and then. We started out by going to Charming Charlie’s. I found some beautiful earrings on the clearance rack there for $5.00.

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Then we went to J.C Penny’s and Ross. I found the other three items that I purchased at Ross all for less than $40.00. Good prices are important to me lately because the husband and I have started envelope budgeting. It’s an excellent way to track where your money is going, but I’ll have another blog about that some other time. Here’s what I found at Ross!

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I love these grey skinny jeans that I found, and they were only $13.00. You can’t beat that price!

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These two shirts were both under $15.00 a piece, and I like how they are dressy casual. I’ve been needing more tops like this.

I liked my shopping finds so much that I decided to wear them to my brother-in-law’s birthday party that same night.

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Where are some places that you like to shop for cute clothes? I’m always on the look out for good bargains! :)