Friday, August 16, 2013

Thrift Shopping: An American Pastime

It's that time of year again--that special celebration of savings when we wave our frugal flags high. 

It's time for National Thrift Store Day. My plans include exploring the many thrift stores, flea markets and junk shops of the Pocono Mountains. 

And no matter where you choose to celebrate,   I say that you shall loudly declare your declaration of independence from retail prices! 

And speaking of declarations, I have a newfound source of independence to share. I recently began an exciting new venture in my freelance writing career. I've joined the ranks of the All Women Stalk writing team. Not only am I thrilled to have impressed the editors into letting me join their illustrious list of lady writers, but I am beyond ecstatic to say that I have oodles of creative control. I brainstorm the ideas, submit the topics and fulfill the writing end of the bargain. And if you're an independent contractor, you know how ironic it is that there can sometimes be a lax in creative independence when it comes to your employer's needs. So of course I embraced this freedom, and took the liberty of submitting a piece on the reasons to go thrift shopping.

I do apologize for the lack of updates here on Let's Go Thrifting. Trust me when I say that it's not for lack of finding amazing deals.  I've dived into more rummage sales and resurfaced with some solid secondhand loot. I have some minor upcycling plans to execute and document. I've even recently visited a center for creative reuse--a sort of thrift shop for artists in the Philadelphia area. And I will share all of this and more with you.

I even have a wonderful GIVEAWAY in the works for all you loyal readers out there. 

But before any of this can come to pass, I am going on a much-needed vacation. So forgive me while I make my escape. But mark those calendars for National Thrift Store Day, because I want to hear all about your secondhand scores when I get back. 

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Cynthia said...

National Thrift Day? I'll be doing my share to support this event. Nice article, too. I'll have to share it.

Jackie Jardine said...

Thanks so much, Cynthia! I hope you thrifted yourself something nice.

<3 Jackie

Vanessa said...

Congratulations on the new writing gig :D

Jackie Jardine said...

Thanks, Van! I've been writing up a storm.

<3 Jackie

Witchcrafted Life said...

I love the line "but I choose to celebrate it every Saturday". Here, here! That's my approach, too. I've also been known celebrate it six other days a week, too! :)

Thank you very much for entering my Blue Rose Vintage hat giveaway, dear Jackie, I really appreciate it and wish you the best of luck.

♥ Jessica

Jackie Jardine said...

Aw thanks for the lucky wishes, Jessica. It's a lovely giveaway!

<3 Jackie