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Camps, Construction and Coffee!

This Friday morning, right @ opening, my boys and I entered the Seattle Dearborn Goodwill store to check out their GREEN TAG sale and look for a plain T-shirt for my oldest son’s camp.  He is in a fabulous Rock n’ Roll camp and part of their instruction is called “Rock Art” or otherwise known as marketing, smart huh?!  They teach the kids to make fliers, buttons, T-shirts and posters to not only market their final camp show… but to also SELL!  Not even many colleges teach young adults how to market themselves (let alone their practice) nowadays but this camp is teaching artists how to look at ALL angles of their passion… SMART!  Plus, a really great local musician Camille Bloom is the director (who ROCKS as both director and musician BTW!).

Anyways, we had 45 minutes to kill… and a very mellow store crowd (I really enjoy these early mornings or late evenings shopping @ Goodwill, they are so much more pleasurable than weekend afternoons!).

My oldest found his camp T shirt right away, as well as a Zoo York hat and I even found a great Italian paperboy hat in the men’s area!

I then checked out children’s because the little guy is quickly outgrowing his jammies and I ended up scoring a great blue-stripped pair!

As you can see, mommy made up for not finding anything the other day (the dressing room incident day) and found things at every turn!  Including this  amazing, silk, JCrew dress for only $5.99 that fits me like a glove!  You can’t beat that!  Besides, we have a beach wedding tomorrow that I’m quite sure this beauty will go perfectly with my JCrew flip-flops I purchased last summer!  I even found a great light-weight scarf to go with the ensemble!

We each left the store with some treasured items and even took a couple of minutes to watch the equipment tearing down the buildings.

Now all I need is a cup of coffee to complete this early morning adventure!


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Constructing a new presence

Today we hit the Seattle Dearborn store for a little thrift-therapy after a long, busy weekend!

As soon as we arrived on the corner of the Seattle Dearborn Goodwill we could see the dozers tearing down the old buildings in front of the store, making way for new expansion!

Just look at all that work going into the new location!  You can read more about it in a recent press release.

As we were searching the isles we came across this Stokke highchair for only $7.99!

I mean these things are $335 online brand new and this one was less than $10?  I almost picked it up just to resell it at that price!  But alas, I had only a stroller and I don’t need MORE things in my home… in fact a donation run is quickly approaching us!  So I’ll just leave it to those lucky parents (or resellers) that really would do something with this beauty!

After an hour of searching the store, we were ready to try some clothing on.  Now I will say that the Seattle Goodwill expansion efforts are not coming too soon for this thrifter, especially when it comes to the store’s dressing rooms!  Today was one of those SPECIAL days where the dressing room dictators (AKA other Goodwill shoppers) were especially diligent in WHO is allowed in what room… always a nuisance for those of us with little ones left to wait in a 1/2 hour line behind two other parents just to get the ONE larger dressing room.  But, we waited patiently in line (with the natives being so restless, a missing appendage was NOT worth it to me today) and luckily my little one was a SUPER TROOPER!  I could have just said to heck with it (like I witnessed three other patrons doing… just to put some of their finds back on hanging racks at their frustration) but I decided to wait it out.  So, if this thrifter can make a recommendation for the new space… PLEASE, give us MORE dressing rooms!  And PLEASE, make two or three more larger rooms for those of us disabled, or abled with children!  It would be much appreciated!

So, with the dressing room fiasco behind us and those dictators far from sight… my little one and I gladly checked out with our treasures.

The BLUE TAG specials were kind to us today, scoring a great necklace that I’m going to deconstruct into a new friendship DIY one.  I also bought a set of 50 cards/envelopes for my handcraft-art-cards and some Victorian and whimsical stickers for only .99 cents!

The dressing rooms didn’t do me any favors today, but my little one ended up scoring a couple of new fall items for the $1.29 BLUE TAG sale price, and some much-needed pants/shorts for only $1.99 each!

As in the words of Ice T… today was a good day!  And we for one are eagerly awaiting the new construction of the Seattle Dearborn Goodwill (and please, please, remember us dressing room customers in your construction plans!)


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