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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is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper.


  • 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,

    • Reply October 7, 2010


      @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…

  • Reply October 7, 2010


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

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

  • Reply October 4, 2010

    Domestic Diva

    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.

  • Reply October 2, 2010

    Laila @OnlyLaila

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

  • Reply September 30, 2010


    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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