The last post

ImageAfter much deliberation, I have decided to discontinue this blog. When I first came up with this blog idea, I had a lot more free time. Since then, many other projects (some born of my own OCD mind) have taken precedence. Additionally, the readership never grew to an encouraging number, and my hope of eventually monetizing the blog through advertising diminished.

It’s been fun, though, and I have learned a lot about using WordPress, which has been pretty invaluable to me.

Thanks for reading, and happy thrift hunting!

What I Bought: Little Green Bean Boutique

tentsaleI got a chance to stop in at Little Green Bean Boutique this week to shop the 50% off sale. Lots of stuff — summer and fall-ish — are marked down. I was thrilled to find a blue gingham jon-jon and a darling T-shirt for my son. After inclusion of a paperback storybook, I spent just over $6. Plus, my purchase was bagged in a nifty brown paper bag with handles and a little tag that identifies the store. I felt like Steve from Blues Clues when he shops at the Present Store.

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Today, stop by Little Green Bean to check out its “Tent Sale” going on TODAY outside the back of the store. Stuff-a-Bag of apparel (baby, kids, and maternity) for $7, or shop inside for 75% off summer stuff! The sale continues until 4 p.m.

Notes from the road

ImageI’m in Evansville this weekend preparing to host an estate sale, so everyone indulge in an extra shopping spree for me.

You have two large outdoor events to choose from this weekend, each featuring an eclectic mix of art and vintage as well as FOOD: The Robin Eye Country Flea Market & Garage Sale in Whitestown will be up and running this Saturday, Aug. 3 beginning at 8 a.m., and the Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace, also on Saturday, will be open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Glendale Town Centre.

This weekend is the Glam Fill-A-Bag sale from 12:30-5 p.m. Purchase a bag (medium-sized shopping bag) and fill it full of specially marked clearance items. There is no limit on how many bags you can purchase, but you must be able to carry the bag by the handles. :) The bag offer can not be combined with any other offer/discount/store credit, and of course all sales are final.

The Half Price Books Outlet store in Bloomington is having a 50% off kids & young adult sale through Sunday, Aug. 4. Plus, there are freebies and fun door prizes for kids!

Now is a great time to stock up on summer staples. The Designer Men’s Room has new markdowns on shorts starting at just $5!

Kids still needs summer duds, too, so stop by Little Green Bean Boutique for 50% summer clearance items.

Selective Seconds‘ clearance sale is going on now, and they have added fall items to the eligible inventory! Select items are 50% off, and new pieces will be added daily through Sunday.

Off The Hanger Consignment‘s First Sunday of the Month Sale is this Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. You can find items marked anywhere from 15% to 75% off.

You’ll have a drive east a bit, but for thousands of vendors selling all kinds of useful and crazy stuff, who wouldn’t? The World’s Longest Yard Sale runs through Aug. 4, covering 690 miles from Addison, Michigan, to Gadsden, Alabama. ROAD TRIP!

The Loaded Mansion estate sale is STILL going on this Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The sale is located at 30 W. 42nd St. You can also check out the Fishers Estate Sale at 11460 Lake Stonebridge Lane Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Coming up

Boutique on the Boulevard Women’s Consignment Boutique will have a big summer clearance sale Friday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. All summer merchandise will be 50-75% off including Cheeky Couture! Fall merchandise will also be 10% off the day of the sale.

Déja Vu artist Nancy Lee will sign copies of her new book, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Metal Jewelry Making,” on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 6-8 pm. at Indy Reads Books. There will be jewelry making demonstrations and lots of celebrating.

What I Bought: Once Upon a Child 7.26.13

A searing headache and a Typhoid Toddler kept me from getting to 5019 and Off the Hanger today, but I was able to squeeze in to the Once Upon a Child on East Washington Street 45 minutes before closing to take advantage of the $1 Sale Preview.Image

If the Washington Street store is any indication, if you want to hit up this sale (at any location), you don’t want to wait. The clearance items that are marked down to $1 are sparse, and there are no shoes or toys included in this sale. Here is the boys’ 3T pants selection: slim pickins. Clearance items are limited to fall/winter wear, although summer clothing is on sale (check your store for how much off).

I went ahead and picked up a few things for my son: a couple sweatshirts, a nice plaid button-down, a layered rugby, and the one item I felt was a nice score: a pair of overalls that were originally $8.50.

ImageI spent $15 and change, and I saved $16 and change, so it was worth the 15-minute drive, but if I had invested a trip to Greenwood or up North, I would have been a little disappointed.

Speaking of squeezing into a sale, I made a trip to Value World on Tuesday to FINALLY get to use one of my 50% off coupons. I didn’t post anything because I figured ya’ll are tired of looking at all my Value World purchases. I did find a pristine white window scarf (which I had actually been looking for) for $3.50, and a pair of Stride Rite sandals for my son that he should be able to get into next summer for about $1.50. The second VW coupon will be valid in about a week, so don’t forget about it!

Is there a race or something this weekend?

I would suggest avoiding the west side of town unless you dig crowds.

ImageInstead, head over to the east side. Shop 5019, a pop-up store known as “An occasional sale of curious treasures,” will pop back open this weekend, July 26-28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. I found some darling items at the store’s premiere, and the prices make it easy for anyone to afford something special.

The Bargain Boutique is currently having a half-price sale! Don’t know how long this will last, so don’t wait.

Go check out Indy Reads this weekend. Their children’s weekly story time is Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

It’s hard to think of summer being over, but in the retail world, it’s time to start clearing it all out to make room for fall and winter wear. Little Green Bean Boutique‘s Summer Clearance started today. Save on summer apparel for kids and maternity — all 50% off!

Once Upon A Child on East Washington St. is having a Dollar Days Sale Saturday, July 27. All clearance items will be only $1, and all spring/summer clothing will be 30% off (includes shorts, skirts, T-shirts, tank tops, dresses, and swimwear). Plus, come in Friday from 5-8 p.m. for a special preview and get clearance items for $1 before everyone else!

Glam is cleaning out its summer stock too. Right now you can take 75% off clearance items! Then Sunday, Aug. 4, don’t miss the semi-annual $15 fill a bag sale. The bag sale includes the clearance items, and the store will be open special hours: 12:30-5 p.m.

Selective Seconds Consignment is planning its next Resale Bus Tour for this fall to St. Louis and needs your opinion. Would you rather do a one-day Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., or an over-nighter Saturday-Sunday at a hotel near a casino and be able to visit more shops? These events look like so much fun, and this one sounds like the best yet. Also, for a limited time, if you purchase 5 or more items, you will get 20% off! All items are included!

Coming up

Once Upon A Child will have a Back to School Tax Free Weekend. They will cover the sales tax on your purchase Aug. 2-4. Participating locations include 1210 86th Street, 5990 71st Street, and 7409 US 31 South.

Swanky Artisans is hosting “A Swanky Affair: A Celebration of Our New Business” Friday, Aug. 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Browse their vintage finds and up-cycled treasures. Plus, get a sneak peek at their new monthly “Crafty You” classes. The class schedule will be provided along with a sampling of the fun crafts they have planned.

Junkey Monkeys is moving to a bigger booth at Salvage Sisters.Check out their expanded space — and inventory!– next week.

The next Robin Eye Country Flea Market and Garage Sale is Aug. 4. The event includes a multitude of vendors, both established purveyors of vintage and salvage as well as individuals cleaning out grandma’s attic. Admission and parking are free, and there is food onsite for purchase, and restrooms are available. Shopping commences at 8 a.m.