Happy Mothers’ Day!

To all the mothers, of course 😀

Yesterday, we headed out for a day on the town. We first stopped by the Farmer’s Market for some freshly squeezed, and dangerously unpasteurized – according to the Department of Health – orange juice. Then we headed off to the recycling center to drop off our monthly recycling. After that we made out like bandits for a total of $11 at a local rummage sale. We acquired a children’s slide, a pair of shoes, two shirts, and a pair of pants for my older daughter. We also purchased a shirt and belt for myself, several bread pans, and a really awesome hanging lamp for our living room.

I have put into practice Amy Dacyczn’s method of keeping track of children’s clothing. I spent a decent half hour making an inventory of all the clothing I have for my daughters. Then I made a list of items to specifically look for and some items to specifically avoid buying. I am looking forward to filling in the gaps in my inventory during this yard sale and rummage sale season! I plan to clothe my children solely with second-hand clothing just as I clothe myself. Not only is it great for my pocketbook, but it keeps clothing out of the landfills and doesn’t increase the demand for new clothing production with all the waste and energy expenditure that goes along with it.

It has been an exciting past couple of weeks and I really should do a more extensive update, but it won’t be tonight! It’s time to eat the lovely dinner my husband has prepared and spend some quality time preparing for our yard sale later this month. I’m hoping to get rid of most of the clutter in our house. It’s so difficult, yet so rewarding!

Till next time then!


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