It’s time for Fall Fashions!

Yes, we know it’s not even Labor Day, but NOW is the best time to start your fall fashion shopping at your favorite consignment, resale or thrift shop. Why?

Because the best stuff comes in early in the season!

Let the fall shopping begin! NOW is the time to start thinking about your fall wardrobe, and here’s an infographic to get you started (Click to read The Ultimate Fashion Basics):

 

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Last outing before school starts?

If the waning days of summer have you and the kids doing all sorts of fun things in all sorts of fun places, take this tip and make it a family tradition before you pile into the car:

“Okay kids, you look great: SMILE!”

My most favorite Pin… and “Home with a History” idea

There’s nothing better, in my opinion, than a home which really is YOU… a Home with a History.

And here’s my favorite idea of all:

Scan Grandma's hand-written recipe cards, use thrift shop frames... and hang from black satin ribbons to show them for the gifts from your past that they are!

Scan Grandma’s hand-written recipe cards, use thrift shop frames… and hang from black satin ribbons to show them for the gifts from your past that they are! {Source}

Now, these framed bits don’t have to be family recipes… they could be love notes between your grandparents or pictures your children drew. But they are, without a doubt, part of your history… so they make your house a home, don’t they?

More Home with a History Ideas with resources from consignment, thrift, and resale shops.

USED is BETTER than NEW

Why USED is better than NEW

USED IS BETTER THAN NEW because it’s “wear-tested”: you know what it will look like after it’s been washed.
USED IS BETTER THAN NEW because the commercial sizing is out of it, giving a better feel to the fabric.
USED IS BETTER THAN NEW because you know how it’ll fit… you don’t have to “allow for shrinkage.”
USED IS BETTER THAN NEW because any allergies caused by synthetic coatings will be eliminated.

KISS: Keep it Summer-Simple!

Love this simple project you and the kids can do… and play!… together!

Garden stones tic tac toe from HowToConsign.org

All it is, is paving stones and some rocks the kids can find and paint Os and Xs on. Store the markers in a secondhand bowl or two from the local thrift store, and you can leave the entire game out all summer long.

(I found the image on Pinterest, but can’t find the creator. If you are that person, let me know so I can credit you!)