9.12.2018

September is filled with tons of craftiness

Yay for Crafternoons! It's been awhile since I've crafted with my peeps. I have 4 workshops this month with 3 awesome partners-in-craft: North Vancouver City Library, City of North Vancouver and North Vancouver Recreation & Culture.



Find me at any or all of the following free Crafternoons:
  • NVCL's 10 Year Anniversary Crafternoon
    I'm partnering with the North Vancouver City Library on Saturday, September 15th to help celebrate their 10 year anniversary.
  • Rivers Day Event
    I'm crafting with the City of North Vancouver for an upcycling booth as part of Rivers Day on Sunday, September 23rd from 12pm to 4pm.
  • Culture Days Crafternoon
    I'm crafting with North Vancouver Recreation & Culture for two upcycling workshops as part of Culture Days on Saturday, September 29th from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm.
Visit my TBD website for all of my upcoming upcycling workshops.

9.11.2018

5 ways thrifting can be inspiring

Here's a recent post I wrote for the Salvation Army Thrift Store blog for National Thrift Shop Day. Enjoy!



How best to celebrate National Thrift Shop Day than to drop by your local Salvation Army Thrift Store to shop and/or donate items. For me, thrifting is fun and a great way to save money, reuse instead of buying new and to express my personal style. What do you find inspiring about buying secondhand?

Here are my 5 ways thrifting can be inspiring...

1. It's earth-friendly
Instead of buying new, scour your local Salvation Army Thrift Store for those one-of-a-kind pieces to add to your wardrobe. Or donate those items that you've outlived. Both are great ways to be earth friendly. Less stuff and rethinking what we have, want or need is a win-win.



2. Name brands for no name prices
You can always find name brand clothing or shoes at your local Salvation Army Thrift Store. Also high end home decor and furniture. There is nothing better than name brand finds for no name prices.


3. Refresh your look on a budget
I love switching up my wardrobe and being a bit adventurous in how I look. And you can do this on a budget easily. A funky dress for $10, a pair of dress shoes for $7 and even a blazer or jacket for $25. You can definitely create a new look on a shoestring investment.



4. Give back
The only way you'll keep finding kewl scores is if you donate quality items. It feels good to give back and know someone else will feel the thrill of the find because of what you donated.

5. Share your successes
I'm a big believer in getting the word out about thrifting - share your best scores and inspire your friends to join you on your thrifting adventures. The more the merrier! It's fun getting a gang together who enjoy the thrill of the hunt as much as you do.

That's my list - what about you? What do you love about thrifting? And how does thrifting inspire you?