The Difference An Outing Can Make

So lately we’ve been making the best out of the great indoors. More so since our brake line rusted*. Well, good news is that it’s been fixed (thank you, Papa Phil), but the time in between nearly drove me insane. Ok, maybe I’m exaggerating a little. I find when I have something to do outside of the house (in addition being productive at home) every once and awhile, my moods are much much better.

Last Friday, I hung out with my mother and aunt. We had lunch at Chili’s (2 for $20 meals!) and made stops at Marshalls and Goodwill. I had a gift card that I needed to use, so I decided to pick out a few fall themed items. I also bought a cake pan (not pictured). It was hard to stay within the balance on my gift card with all the kitchen accessories and console tables calling my name.

Goodwill was a bit disappointing. There really wasn’t a great selection of anything and everything was overpriced. I did find some cool retro cups, a Lighted Jack-O-Lantern, a few PJ pants for myself, and two shirts for Jay (not pictured, they’re in the wash). So after listing my finds, I do sound whiny, but I really wanted to score some vintage pyrex and PJs for Jay. I’m just used to a larger and more unique selection. There’s this huge thrift store by my mother’s house that we love. I can easily spend $100 and come home with loads of (useful) items. I went earlier this month and got myself in trouble, lol.

Photos of my finds…

A fun plush pumpkin.

A yummy candle (smells better than Yankee) and mini casserole dishes.

Sparkly Halloween wreath.

Retro cups that were 50 ¢ a piece at Goodwill.

I’m in good spirits, focusing on things that make me happy. Until next time! Happy (belated) Fall Y’all!

* See When I said I wanted to be spontaneous… for reference.

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  • You are SO making me want to visit my local Goodwill today. (And we all know that I don’t need to be spending any money.) Your Goodwill finds don’t look disappointing to me. I would love to snatch up that wreath or those mini casserole dishes. Both of those items are too cutie.

    Take care,

    • Sheena says:

      @Shynea @ Penny Pinching Diva,

      The wreath and casseroles came from Marshalls – that’s why they aren’t disappointing, lol. Maybe I should label the photos…

  • Yakini says:

    I love, love, love your Halloween/Fall finds! Awesome – my fav is that plush pumpkin.

    Marshalls + Thrift Shopping = My Weakness!!!! :-)

  • LOVE your Halloween finds. I can almost smell that spiced pumpkin candle over here :) I’m so glad fall is finally here, I love seeing everyone’s decor decorated in warm red and orange tones.

  • Laila @OnlyLaila says:

    I love those mini casserole dishes. Goodwill is definitely one of my favorite stores, I dont mind shifting through things there.

  • Shelly says:

    I love your cool stuff! I can appreciate the retro cups. I love Marshall’s. It’s one of those places that you want one of everything. I get really lucky sometimes with clearance items.

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