My sister the Thrifting Queen

My sister Megan is the Queen of Goodwill. That’s a fact.

Abba even did a song about her:


Ooooo she’s a Thrifting Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen*,

Thrifting Queen, feel the beat from the tambourine (oh yeaaaaahhhh)

You can shop, you can buy, having the time of your life, (oooooo ooooo oooo)

See that girl, watch that scene, digging the Thrifting Queen.” **

*The song was written a few years ago, she’s not 17 anymore. 
** These might not be exactly the lyrics to the song. But they should be. 


And now hopefully you have that extremely catchy tune stuck in your head. You’re welcome.

Lauren and Megan

Lauren and Megan, back in the day. In addition to sharing genetic material, we share smiles and a taste for Minnie Mouse apparel. 


She took part in the Something to be Found blog’s  March Reader Thrift Challenge. Check out her entry, and then vote for your favorite! (Which is #4, Megan. Obviously.)

Here are a couple pictures of her entry:

Something to be Found blog March Thrift Challenge

Here it is! Her masterpiece! A 3-tiered stand, with a wedding theme. All thrifted. And that’s our backyard! Yay!

Something to be Found March thrift challenge

Another view, this time in the front yard. Still looks sweet. The tray, not the yard. Though the yard is nice too.

And here is the link:

March {Reader} Thrift Challenge REVEAL: DIY 3-Tiered Stands


Vote for Megan!

Cause she’s awesome and finds cool junk at Goodwill and makes it look pretty!

Which does indeed take some skill, let me tell you.

Meg, you rock!




Only got $20 in my pocket

“I’m gonna pop some tags,

Only got $20 in my pocket…”

I hear that my little brother knows all the lyrics to the song “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore, so if you haven’t heard it have him sing it to you. And if you can actually get him to sing it to you, please videotape it, because I would dearly like to see it.

Here’s the official “Thrift Shop” video, for those who might not have seen it. This is the unedited version, so there are a few objectionable words in there. Grandma, I just want you to know I would never use words like that, though I do shop at thrift shops.

This is what $20 (technically $19.40) will get you at the Goodwill in Boulder:

  • Three books: The Best Travel Writing of 2000 (edited by Bill Bryson); Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from Storycorps (Dave Isay); and Close Range: Wyoming Stories (Annie Proulx)
  • A pair of Lauren Ralph Lauren jeans (which I suspect are brand new, as they are a bit stiff and still have the thread from the tag on the back pocket. Also, I’ve never understood the double ‘Lauren,’ but since my name is on there 2x I figure that means they’re extra super awesome)
  • A pair of Colombia shorts
  • A clear glass jar with lid


  • This sweet mug

beard face coffee mug

Yeah, that’s right. Be jealous.