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Shopping For My Holidays Mini Thrift Haul!!

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My husband and I are once again going to the wonderful island of Jamaica for our 29th wedding anniversary in the new year and I have already started looking for some new pieces to wear on my holiday.  I know it is a little early to start looking, but when you thrift, you have to always think ahead and plan for things in the next season or next big event well in advance.  And I find that the prices in thrift stores have shot up so high that I have to be more picky about buying a lot of the clothes, so I am not as lucky as I used to be.

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This first strapless maxi dress in this beautiful blue and white Aztec inspired print is originally from the Gap and cost a little more as a result, coming in at $14.99…but this is where my 30% off coupons come into play.  I got it for $10.50 after my discount.  And as a bonus, there are pockets!!!

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This beautiful sleeveless black and taupe printed jumpsuit is just perfection; it fits perfectly, is effortless and comfortable and just like the previous piece, it has pockets.  It was in the ethnic clothing section and was priced at only $7.00 with my 30% off card.

Two great outfits; not a big haul; but they are pieces I feel good in; I feel like “me” in them, they fit perfectly and are very comfortable to wear.  A perfect combination in my opinion.  And I look much cooler than I really am!!  Cheers, Michele

Winners Of The Anniversary Giveaway!! Congratulations!

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So here are the winners of the individual prizes for my anniversary giveaway.  I will be contacting the winners to notify them of the prize they have one.  Congratulations to the winners!!

Beauty Bundles 1-3

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  • Ashley
  • Tiffany
  • Kelly-Lynne

Beauty Bundles 4-5

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  • Carol
  • Deanna

Beauty Bundle 6

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  • Mary

Book Bundle Cookbooks

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  • Willy

Book Bundle Fan Fiction

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  • Michele

Complete Thrifted Outfit

  • Judy

So there are the winners of my anniversary giveaway.  I enjoyed doing this so much, there will be more giveaways in the future.  Cheers, Michele

A Complete Thrifted Outfit For About $20!!

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This was just one thrift store visit and I got a complete thrifted outfit with clothes and accessories for about $20.  Not bad in my books.

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This necklace is just my style and was only $3.99.

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This sheer top will need to be worn with a camisole, but I love the vibrant orange colour and at only $4.99 it was a steal.

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This eyelet white skirt is a perfect summer piece for only $4.99 it is a bargain too.

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These shoes a little worn but still in great shape and at only $5.99 they complete the outfit perfectly.
So what do you think of my completely thrifted outfit?  Not bad for around $20.00.

Don’t forget to sign up for the giveaway.  Just subscribe to my blog and send me a comment of which prizes you would like to be entered for.

Cheers, Michele

Five Beauty Bundles And Two Book Bundles!! Anniversary Giveaway!

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So to add to my original prize of a fully thrifted outfit for a winner of my giveaway contest, I have come up with some additional prizes.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and send me a comment of which prize or prizes you would like to win!!  Thanks to the generous donations of my daughter, Katie, Sephora and David’s Tea, I have come up with 5 beauty bundles and 2 book bundles to give away.

Beauty Bundles

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The first two have high-end fragrances, skin care, and some makeup.  There are a varied assortment of travel and trial sizes for you to choose from, as well as a little makeup bag to carry them.  There are some beautiful skin treatments and masks as well for pampering and helping you to look your best.

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Then I have two more practically identical bags which are high-end fragrance and skin care only with sample sizes of some amazing products.  There is a good mix from face treatments, to washes, to masks, to serums.  The fragrances are a wide assortment of sample sizes to help you find your signature scent. These also include a makeup bag for each prize.

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The final beauty bundle is a mixture of some fabulous brands of makeup in full and sample sizes from Urban Decay, Nars,  Two-Faced, Marc Jacobs, Hourglass and Makeup Forever.  There are also some samples and full sizes of skin care and fragrance as well.  It comes in a rose gold makeup bag which can be reused for your travels. This is about a $180.00 CDN valued prize.  A real treasure trove for the beauty stylist and makeup fan out there.

Book Bundles

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For the cookbook addicts out there, I have a six book bundle of cookbooks including gluten-free ones.  This book bundle will include an assortment of delicious teas to sip and enjoy as you leaf through the beautiful cookbooks.

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For the fiction fans I have a six book bundle of varied genres to hopefully fit the types of books you like to read.  This bundle will also include some teas for sipping while curled up with a good book.

I am still offering the thrifted by me complete outfit for a lucky winner, but I wanted to add a little mix of prizes for those of you who aren’t into thrifting.  Don’t forget to subscribe and send me a message telling me which of the prizes you want to be entered to win.  You can enter for all the prizes, but each winner will only receive one prize.  This giveaway is open world wide and is open to all my followers, friends and family.  So don’t be afraid to try your luck. Cheers, Michele

Anniversary Giveaway Update!! Two More Prizes!

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So since Saturday is my 52nd birthday, I thought I would add two more prizes to my giveaway.  I am adding a Beauty Bundle prize, and a Book Bundle prize to the thrifted outfit prize I my going to be giving away.  They will be three separate prizes and I will update what each price contains tomorrow once I have been able to photograph the bundles.  All you have to do is subscribe to my blog and tell me which one or all of the prizes you wish to win.  Then on the 30th of September the entrance period will be over and I will choose the winners.  Even if you ask for more than one prize, you can only win one prize in order to share the prizes fairly.  But good luck to the entrants, just sign up and tell me which prizes you want to be entered to win.  Cheers, Michele

One Year Anniversary Of Blogging!! A Giveaway!

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So one year ago on the 24th of September, I posted for my first time on my blog.  I have really enjoyed blogging, far more than I expected and hope to be doing this for a long time to come.  I want to thank all the lovely people who have visited my blog, signed up or commented on my posts.  In honour of this milestone, I will be doing a giveaway that is open worldwide.

Rules of Giveaway:

The rules are very simple, just subscribe to my blog, leave a comment that you wish to be entered, and your name is entered, simple as that. If you are already subscribed, just send me a comment that you wish to be entered in the giveaway. On the 30th of September, I will randomly pick a name.  I will contact the winner and get some stats on that person which will remain private.  Then I will go and shop for them and find a complete outfit with accessories included based on their figure stats, shoe size and style preferences.  I will post what I found before sending the prize to the winner.  The entire outfit will be my gift to the lucky subscriber and it is open worldwide.
Hopefully the winner will be kind enough to send me a picture of them wearing the outfit and I really hope they like what I bought for them.  Help me celebrate my anniversary by signing up and entering the giveaway.  So I hope you will sign up for this giveaway and good luck to the participants.  Cheers, Michele