It’s Friday, High Five!

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Hey guys, it’s Friday!!! This week I have had the whole week to myself, no kids, no hubby, just living the life of leisure. I admit I miss those guys but it has been kind of nice to just be lazy and not responsible for anyone. The problem is the lazier I am, the lazier I want to be. I mean yesterday I watched 4 episodes of “Little House on the Prarie” surely that’s not normal! Oh well, I’m not going to feel too bad about it because we could all use a break now and then and besides I have to rest up for my trip to the Haven Conference next week. High-five to that!

Here are a few more high-five’s for the week…

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1.They say everyone looks good in pink so what better place to add a little pink than in the bathroom. Check out this perfect pink bathroom before and after of Jill Hamilton’s bathroom on a budget of just $5,000.

2. Has anyone checked out the new Ikea 2017 Catalog? Looks like some great stuff on the way!

3. Needlework and lighting, my two favorite things so I think this Majorcan Garden Shade from Anthropologie is just about perfect!

4. Don’t have space for a full wallpaper mural? How about just one tree? These Croatian Tree Fabric Stickers by Sian Zeng are so sweet and might be just the solution for a small space.

5. If you are like me and love when things perfectly fit or perfectly match you are going to love this little book, Tiny PANTONE Objects By Inka Mathew.  Mathew’s has been photographing miniature objects that perfectly match the hues of the PANTONE rainbow and has put them together as a book. So satisfying!

Have a great weekend,
Maggie

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Thrift Score Thursday No. 122

DSC01451Hello my friends, are you fired up for #ThriftScoreThursday? I always am and as usual, I have thriftd my little heart out so I can share with you all my bargain goodies. This week we also have a guest host, Linda from The Home I Create, so be sure to stop by and say “Hi.”  My share for this week are some blue and white goodies I scored and some cute brass but what I really love is my little porcelain lambs head.

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Often I find little things like this that don’t have any rhyme or reason but I buy them just because I like them. This guy apparently has wide appeal because I took him to the store earlier this week and he sold right away! I guess I’m not the only one who thought he was a cutie.

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Now let’s have a closer look at what you found…

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But first for the new comers let me explain just what #ThriftScoreThursday is. We want you to participate! Hit up your local thrift stores, craigslist, yard sales, estate sales, side of the road, anything! Thrifty doesn’t necessarily mean from a thrift store. We want to see your good deals, wacky finds and true treasures.

You can share your finds any day of the week but features are shared on our blogs and Instagram on Thursdays, but we’re all checking in on (and using!) the hashtag all week-long. So, when you see/find it, feel free to share it! And we love it when you tag your friends to play along, too!

Each week Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from A Designer At Home, Brynne from The Gathered Home, myself and this week’s guest host Linda from The Home I Create will pick a few favorite thrift scores to feature on our blogs! Please note that by linking up with #ThriftScoreThursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.

My Favorites:

First the thrifting superstar ericareitman Scored this great piece of student art for her cousin. But like all great thrift scores it has a story The both saw this are  at @rosebowl_fleamarket on the same day but not at the same time .Both I fell in love, both shared on social media, and both passed because of the price. FLASH FORWARD TO THIS LAST ROSE BOWL. The same collage! The one that got away!  Erica bought it right away and gifted it to her cousin to hang in her art studio. I love a happy ending!

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I love any kind of needle work and this one is no exception. This sweet little pillow detours.llc found is all hand embroidered and i just love the colors!

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jenc184 (another thrifting goddess) Found a set of 5 vintage frosted lowball glasses with measurement details and a gorgeous matte copper detail. I cannot tell you how useful these glasses would have been to me in Germany. I think I would have carried that 5th one around in my purse to save me from the conversion calculator and it doesn’t hurt that they are super cute.13732185_589122777926460_1340949564_n

 

Are you guys going to be upset that I chose two pieces of needlework for #thriftscorethursday?  Because this one from modbeachhouse is everything I love…It is needlework, it has ans Asian flare, and it kind of reminds me of a paint by number…My three favorite things. What a super score!

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So good everyone! I just love seeing what everyone found.

Want to see more?

Stop by and check out all my co-hosts to see what they’ve been up to and their favorite #ThriftScoreThursday finds.

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Haywood Wakefield Makeover

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Stripping furniture is not my favorite chore but every now and then I find a great piece of furniture with an unfortunate paint job that demands my intervention. When I saw this great little nightstand at the thrift store for $10 I fell in love with the lines but was a little leary because you never know what you’ll find under the paint.

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When I opened the drawer and saw the Heywood Wakefield stamp I knew it was worth the risk. These mid-century Heywood Wakefield pieces are solid wood made with high-quality construction techniques and while I knew I couldn’t get it back to the original factory finish I could at least get it close.

I started the process with Citristrip gel stripper and a putty knife to remove the paint.

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A finish stamp on the underside of the top helped me determine what the original finish would have looked like. With a little research, I was able to find out that this was a “Cadence” nightstand in a sable finish which retails for $299.

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With the first layer of paint removed I went back with another coat of stripper, this time, using steel wool to remove any remaining paint and then sanding the entire surface.

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With walnut stain and several coats of satin polyurethane, I had the sable finish looking near original.

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All complete this restored Haywood Wakefield nightstands makes a perfect replacement for the cheap pine one that was once in my son’s room and it looks pretty great too!

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It’s Friday, High Five!

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I know I’m posting a little late today but guys I’m on vacation! No, I’m not sitting on the beach or touring France but I’m on the best vacation ever! A Mom vacation… The kids are at the grandparents for two whole weeks, the house is quite, their rooms are clean, and there are no dishes left in the sink. High-five! I know if you are a mom you understand. We love those kiddos but dang they can be a pain in the ass sometimes. What am I going to do for the next two weeks you ask. Well first I’m going to clean the house and it is actually going to stay that way. Next, I think I’m going to do whatever I want for a while and then I’m heading to the Haven Conference to meet some of my Home Decor blog buddies in person. I think I’m gonna like this. High-five to Momma getting a break!

Here are a few more high fives for the week…

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1.I’m not a huge fan of tattoos but then I ran across Crimean artist Pis Saro and her beautiful botanical tattoos and I think might be  a convert. You can see how wonderfully realistic they are in the photo above but to really appreciate her work stop by and visit her on Instagram and Facebook

2. Have you hear that they just-opened Ikea Museum. Set on the site of the original Ikea store in Älmhult, Sweden the museum is a fun romp through Ikea’s more than 70 years of history. OMG, I’m planning my next vacation!

3. I’m a fabric girl…can’t get enough pattern and color so when I spied this Grand Blotch Damask fabric by Timorous Beasties I was smitten. What a work of art!

4. Has anyone seen some of the new product lines at World Market? This one has some beauties and this Black Wicker Peacock Chair is one of them.

5. I’ve been on a hunt for new flats and I think I need a pair of these Libry flats by Sole Society. What girl doesn’t need a little bling?

Have a great weekend,
Maggie

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Thrift Score Thursday No. 121

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Hello #ThriftScoreThursday friends! Today I feel like I have been on vacation. I went to an estate sale where I found a huge collection of collectible state plates. These few were $.50 a piece but they had a set of all 50 state for $30. I have to say I was a little tempted if only I had a place to display 50 plates. Instead, I just bought a few I thought were fun. I particularly like the ones with the colored edges. Have a look at the details…

I think I may love Hawaii the best…and who wouldn’t?

Now let’s have a closer look at what you found…

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But first, for the newcomers let me explain just what #ThriftScoreThursday is. We want you to participate! Hit up your local thrift stores, Craigslist, yard sales, estate sales, side of the road, anything! Thrifty doesn’t necessarily mean from a thrift store. We want to see your good deals, wacky finds and true treasures.

You can share your finds any day of the week but features are shared on our blogs and Instagram on Thursdays, but we’re all checking in on (and using!) the hashtag all week-long. So, when you see/find it, feel free to share it! And we love it when you tag your friends to play along, too!

Each week Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from A Designer At Home, Brynne from The Gathered Home, myself and occasionally a guest-host will pick a few favorite thrift scores to feature on our blogs! Please note that by linking up with #ThriftScoreThursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.

My Favorites:

As usual, you guys made this hard for me but I did narrow it down to a few…

sadies_lovely_life Stopped in at the thrift store for some smalls but left with this lovely. I have to agree that this would have come home with me too. Just look at those lines.

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jenc184 found this colorful set of 6 books, I had to choose these because I found a similar set only not in nearly as good a condition so I passed on them. Now I always wish I had a set…Maybe I’ll get lucky one day soon.

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After a bit of a dry spell and thrifting withdrawals  dreaming_of_decor  found this Valley Vista pottery on a lazy Susan and a Robert Wood landscape to add to her gallery wall. Love the colors in both of these!

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You guys know my addiction to German Pottery so I’m sure you are not surprised to see kpick89‘s two pretty Rosenthal UtaFeyl vases on my favorites list and I think I might love the rattan piece they are sitting on too!

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Great finds everyone!!

Now don’t forget to stop by and check out all my co-hosts to see what they’ve been up and their favorite #ThriftScoreThursday finds.

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Inspired By DIY: Pottery Barn

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It is time for another round of the Inspired by DIY Challenge organized by my good friend Jess of Domicile 37. Each month a great group of bloggers gets together and we find a piece from a store or designer that we find inspiring and create our own version, DIY style. This month’s inspiration is was Pottery Barn so I chose to recreate the Harper Box. At Pottery Barn this little box costs $49 but my version cost about $10 with a lot of paint left over for another project.

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Above is Pottery Barn’s version and below is mine. In a few quick steps, I’ll show you how you can make your own.

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I started with this little wooden box I found at the thrift store for $2.50 but you can find similar unfinished boxes at the craft store. This guy had a “beautiful” buffalo decal on the top so my first step was to remove that and clean up all the adhesive.

After a good sanding I gave the box an all over paint job in glossy orange spray paint. This will be my accent color so any color you like would work here.

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The next step was to the tape off the areas that I wanted to remain orange. I used 1″ painters tape and wrapped all the edges covering 1/2″ on all sides.

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Then using letter stickers like you would use for scrapbooking  I chose the style of monogram I wanted, the options are endless here don’t be afraid so get creative.

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Apply your monogram or even a full name to the top of the box .

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Now another all over paint job, this time in glossy white.

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Final step is to remove all the masking to reveal your monogram and accent bands.

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And here the final results

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If you like this be sure to stop by and see what the other bloggers have been up to as they were inspired by Pottery Barn designs.

Inspired By DIY- Pottery Barn

Pretty Practical Home // PMQ for Two // Iris Nacole // Suburban B*tches

This is Our Bliss // Up To Date Interiors // Monica Wants It

 

 

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It’s Friday, High Five!

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Happy Friday Guys! Well, my stay-cation is over and it’s time to get back to work…

Did you guys miss me? I missed you for sure but I have to say taking a little blog break was very nice. Without the worry of deadlines and scheduling I was able to get a lot done. Two big furniture projects that have been sitting in my garage for months are finally finished. High-five!!! This also means a lot more real estate in there. Today I say I’m not going to let it fill up again but let’s be real, I can’t pass up a bargain I can resell (or keep.) How about my goal is to not buy any more “bargains” that need a ton of work? At least that way I can get them turned over quickly and make some $$$. High-five to that for sure!

Glad to be back!

Here are a few more high-fives for the week…

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1.I spotted this feature in  Country Living  on the home of  Charleston based wedding planner Calder Clark. If you remember my 2016 One Room Challenge Reveal you know exactly why I’m in love with this photo.  Clark’s collection of paper cut silhouettes is amazing, I think I need to add more to my collection ASAP.

2. A friend of mine recently shared this article by Design for Mankind titled Of Elder-Flowers and Jealousy and I thought it was such a great essay on jealousy and the internet that I’d share it here for you guys as well.

3.This Great Escapes wallpaper by The Elusive Otter is so beautiful. What an elegant take on flamingo wallpaper!

4. You know I’m a sucker for mid-century so I’m sure your not surprised by my love of the Majka Lamp by Urban Outfitters, but what I love even more is that it is on sale for $59.

5. When I ran across French artist Juliette Clovis  I was amazing by her porcelain busts covered in birds and flowers and all sorts of delicate detail. Some are all white and some are colorful but all of them are beautiful.

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Have a great weekend,

Maggie

Thrift Score Thursday No. 120

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Happy #ThriftScoreThursday guys! I have to tell you this week your going to feel a little green with envy over my thrift finds. Well you’ll be feeling green at least, because I certainly was. It seems like every where I turned this week I was finding pretty green numbers. I even found a faux succulent for $1 at the Goodwill, I think it may be some Target surplus but I’m fine with that…and it was green.

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and deep green beauties, how amazing is this malachite tray I got for just $1?

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But my favorite score was this clock and lamp set I  found at an estate sale for just $10 and the clock keeps perfect time! I love them but of course now I’m on the hunt for lamp shades which will surely cost me five times what I paid for the lamps… Oh well, those little gold deer deserve some shade.

Now let’s have a closer at a few finds of yours I’m green with envy over…

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But first for the new comers let me explain just what #ThriftScoreThursday is. We want you to participate! Hit up your local thrift stores, craigslist, yard sales, estate sales, side of the road, anything! Thrifty doesn’t necessarily mean from a thrift store. We want to see your good deals, wacky finds and true treasures.

You can share your finds any day of the week but features are shared on our blogs and Instagram on Thursdays, but we’re all checking in on (and using!) the hashtag all week-long. So, when you see/find it, feel free to share it! And we love it when you tag your friends to play along, too!

Each week Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from A Designer At Home, Brynne from The Gathered Home, myself and occasionally a guest-host will pick a few favorite thrift scores to feature on our blogs! Please note that by linking up with #ThriftScoreThursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.

My Favorites:

cate_stylemutthome spent her mini staycation nabbing a leather and brass chair off of her local Craigslist and turned an old MCM lamp into a plant stand. I love both of these piece but I am drooling over that plant stand.

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jessicadwolf made great use of her coffee table shadow box for her vintage ashtray collection she’s been collecting for years. I’m thinking I may need to start a new collection…I just love the colors on these!

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greensprucedesigns shared this thrifted Art and pottery  for #i💙bluedecor, I have to say I love this blue decor too.

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Circadee found this fantastic fringed patio umbrella, just the thing to kickstart an outdoor makeover. I bet it’s going to be a whole lot of fun when it’s done!

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Great thrifting everyone, now get out there and do some hunting for next week…

Now don’t forget to stop by and see all my co-hosts to find out what they’ve been up to and their favorite #ThriftScoreThursday finds.

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It’s Friday, High Five!

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Friday is here and while it doesn’t always hold a lot of weight when the kids are home from school and everyone is sleeping in everyday but this Friday marks the start of my “staycation.”  For the next two weeks I’ll be taking a little blog break, which I haven’t done in quite a while.  I’ll be back on the 14th just in time for #thriftscorethursday but until then I’ll be working on a few projects around the house and hosting my daughter best friend who will be in town from Germany. Basically I just plan to do whatever I want to do, no deadlines, high-five to that! I’ll be sure to check in now in then on Instagram so you don’t miss me too much but other wise I’m hoping my absence will make your heart grow fonder.Hope you have some great plans for while I’m gone.

Here are a few more high-five’s for the week…

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1.If your getting ready for a 4th of July get together have a look at Jennifer from Dimples & Tangles‘ amazing red white and blue tablescape (above), totally patriotic without one single star or stripe. Amazing,  maybe she’ll invite me over…

2. As long as we are talking blue how about a summer blueberry recipe. I ran across this one for a lemon blueberry loaf yesterday and am testing it out this afternoon for a get together we are attending on Saturday. It sounds pretty yummy, I’ll let you know…

3. Last month I place my first order from eshakti and I’m so impressed. This is a clothing site that will make clothes customized to your design and all your measurements (or not.) I have a terrible time with fitted dresses because I am long-waisted and the waist always hits too high which means the hips also hit too high and I definitely need the hips if you know what I mean. With eshakti I can give them all my measurements and they can make the dress exactly to your specifications including changing sleeve style, neckline, hem length you name it. What an amazing idea! For flare skirt dresses I can usually fit a standard as is, well you can buy that too. Best part most everything on their site is under $1oo (a flat $9.95 customization fee will be applied per garment) and you can get $30 off your first order! I ordered the dress below and love it, now I just have to decide what to order next…

4. Are you heading to the beach any time soon? I’m in love with these round beach throws but I’m thinking they would be pretty great in the house too.

5. If you’re looking for a low stress beach read to go with your throw American Housewife Stories is what I’m reading now. “A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity.” I agree!

 

Happy 4th of July and Have a great weekend,

Maggie

Thrift Score Thursday No. 118

Hello my #ThriftScoreThursday friends! Yes it’s that time again, time to share my favorite second-hand goodies of the week. You know I’m sucker for anything with an Asian flare so I’m sure you not surprised that I grabbed all these goodies. I’m in love with my bamboo handled ice bucket and my daughter has her Ramen all ready for her new bowls but what I really wanted to share with you today are these two pieces of Japanese art I found.

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When I spied them at the Goodwill they were framed in a pair of pretty nondescript frames but the pagodas always draw me in.

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Up close I could tell they were hand painted even if they looked pretty rippled. I figured for $3 each I would give them a chance.

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When I got them home took them out of the frames for a closer look. Now I could see they were not painted on paper but on silk which meant I could get them to flatten out with no problem. I took a warm iron to the backside and ironed them flat. Although the silk is very delicate they ironed out nicely and will look much nicer framed with a nice wide matte.

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I know they are not major masterpieces but I’m thinking they were a pretty good find for $6 and that blue pagoda is kind of my dream home!

I think now I’m on the hunt for some bamboo picture frames…

Now let’s have a closer look at what you found…

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But first for the new comers let me explain just what #ThriftScoreThursday is. We want you to participate! Hit up your local thrift stores, craigslist, yard sales, estate sales, side of the road, anything! Thrifty doesn’t necessarily mean from a thrift store. We want to see your good deals, wacky finds and true treasures.

You can share your finds any day of the week but features are shared on our blogs and Instagram on Thursdays, but we’re all checking in on (and using!) the hashtag all week-long. So, when you see/find it, feel free to share it! And we love it when you tag your friends to play along, too!

Each week Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from A Designer At Home, Brynne from The Gathered Home, myself and today our guest-host Karen of Copper Dot Interiors will pick a few favorite thrift scores to feature on our blogs! Please note that by linking up with #ThriftScoreThursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.

My Favorites:

Years of searching estate sales, flea markets and thrift stores was well worth the effort for mila_jestcafe,  check out some pieces from of her art collection that I am drooling over.

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And how about this table thejonesfix got at a thrift store for just $20. I like a table with some curves!

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I feel special pride in melissabrandman‘s embroidery find, after discussing cleaning techniques with her she was able to get this cutie looking good as new. Maybe we could share custody?

I said I love a curvy table but I think I want to marry this curvy lamp jmwearing found. She’s crazy in love with it but I love it too,the good new is she scored a pair of them…One for each of us!

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Now don’t forget to stop by and check out all my co-hosts to see what they’ve been up and their favorite #ThriftScoreThursday finds.

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