Sometimes the idea of going into a thrift store and buying used clothing can be off-putting. Especially when you think of it sitting in someone else’s basement or attic (or in our case a Tupperware bin under the stairs). But buying used clothing has so many benefits - especially in my opinion when it comes to valuable pieces like wool. Wool sweaters are time consuming to make and the cost of wool itself isn’t cheap. And they last! Which is why you can find so many good quality wool sweaters used. It’s obvious when searching thrift racks, the beautiful quality of wool next to cast off shirts and sweaters made from synthetics that are not built to last (think so many of those over-priced and high cost stores on the top floor of the mall).Read More
Why buy used? Is it worth the extra effort; and why is it something that makes me personally, so happy?
In my first ever episode of Thrifty Finds we’re exploring The Magic of Thrifting; and the way this magic just happens to pop up exactly when you need it to. You just gotta believe! ;)Read More
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that most food blogs are rarely about food; so much so that I actually get annoyed habitually when I’m looking for a recipe (usually frantically as I try to throw together dinner) and then I have to scroll down through 50 pictures and a drawn out description the author has included on top before actually getting to the recipe. And here I am, writing about apple turnovers; but not really. And I guess I take solace in the fact that if you are here (and actually reading this, not just scrolling for a link or a recipe) you know that recipe design + delivery isn’t my trained area of interest.
So humour me as I talk about the art of baking when life is really, really busy.Read More
One afternoon earlier this summer, when the heat was getting to all of us, and we needed an activity to kill that last hairy hour before supper, we found a fairy door. It was in our back yard, at the base of a tree we'd walked by about a 1000 times before.Read More