Countdown to Christmas 76 days and counting

Countdown to Christmas 76 days and counting Now that you have a shopping plan in order, visit saving sales site often throughout the shopping season. Amazon is great site for offers all year long.  ...more

Rhea Lana's Fall Event - with WGN!

The books have officially closed on the 2012 fall/winter consignment sale at Rhea Lana's West Chicagoland!!!  I had the great pleasure to experience this sale from many different angles - consignor, volunteer, shopper and blogger/marketing guru - so I feel like I really understand the concept behind Rhea Lana's and what an amazing amount of energy and dedication goes in to pulling this all together for these two weeks, twice a year. ...more

Rhea Lana's Consignment Event

Do you consign?  Do you shop at consignment stores?  I do, and I have found that it is not only a great way to SAVE money on clothes and accessories but an even better way to MAKE money from items that are no longer the right size or are no longer being used. ...more

10 Reasons Everyone Should Shop Resale

There are many great resale stores throughout the world and many provide tips on how to consign and why you should consider shopping resale. Below are 10 reasons you should shop resale from Previously Adored, they are located in Alberta, Canada and like Little Green Beans in Austin, Texas they specialize in childrenswear....more

10 Consignment Sale Shopping Tips

Since I can remember I have always loved a good bargain. I was even happy to get my prom dress for $50. Am I the only one who gets excited over sales?While I was pregnant I found a consignment sale in my area and I was sold. Since then I have purchased the majority of my son’s clothes, toys, books, etc through these sales. I love that I’m buying from other parents and supporting my local community....more

Part 1 of a Thriftista series: Thrift shopping & selling

Many thrift stores also have a great furniture selection. It may not be in mint condition, but ...more

fun and frugal - what more could you want?

Arctic Circle by Alex Hallatt ♦ ♦ ♦ And if that's not enough for all of you, my favored readers I give you this... ...more

CPSIA Impact on Small Business, Thrift Stores, and the Environment

I am writing about something I learned today. It is the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act. While I appreciate the intentions of safeguarding children I do not feel this has been thought out before being put into effect. Like so many other laws it was written too broadly and pushed through before considering all the consequences. Instead of targeting the manufacturers and distributors of new products who were selling toys containing lead, it is also targeting small businesses, thrift stores, and consignment stores. ...more