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Santa's Secondhand Scores

Christmas came and went so quickly this year. My daughter's gifts came together like most things in my life. Part plan, part luck and 90 percent thrift.I shopped the fall Just Between Friends Tacoma sale with Christmas in mind. I happened... read more »

Posted 12/30/2014 at 7:47am by Jen Rittenhouse

Have You Clothes Swapped Yet?

A few months ago, we shared a guide for hosting a fulfilling clothes swap. A clothes swap is a party for trading unwanted items in your wardrobe. Everyone hosts a bit differently but the general idea is for everyone to bring... read more »

Posted 12/4/2014 at 7:33am by Jen Rittenhouse

Outfit Post: One Pair of Pants Styled Three Ways

I'm starting this outfit post with a confession: I think work clothes are boring. Shopping for my work wardrobe feels obligatory like a dental cleaning or taking out the trash. Even so, work pants are a staple in my life five days... read more »

Posted 9/8/2014 at 6:49am by Jen Rittenhouse

Outfit Post: Businesswear and Bedtime Duds on a Budget

Professional and Pajamas for Less Than $20 Most of my work wardrobe is used. It is a hodgepodge of consignment sale, thrift store and garage sale finds. I'm always on the hunt so outfits come together in pieces. I always start by shopping... read more »

Posted 9/2/2014 at 6:31am by Jen Rittenhouse

Advice for a fun and fulfilling clothing swap party

Perhaps your closet/floor of your bedroom/another entire room in your house is like mine: covered in piles of clothes. It’s true, I’ll admit it. I’m a bit of a clothes hoarder. And despite my best (see mediocre) efforts, I regularly add... read more »

Posted 8/28/2014 at 8:59pm by Jen Rittenhouse

The Revolution is Resale and Change is Afoot

"What is Swap Meet Mama?"I am asked this question all the time. I always say we are an online community for buying, selling and swapping used goods.We believe the revolution is resale.But that doesn't mean we think Swap Meet Mama is... read more »

Posted 8/18/2014 at 3:16pm by Jen Rittenhouse

What is Swap Meet Mama?

We are a community of consignment sale shoppers, thrift store mavens and garage sale chasers. We love sharing our used goods with other people. Scoring new stuff at a fraction of retail price makes us swoon. We're on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and... read more »

Posted 5/4/2014 at 12:02pm by Jen Rittenhouse

My Secondhand Vacation

img { float:right; } In February, my family escaped the drab Pacific Northwest weather and flew to Tucson. A lover of all things shared and secondhand, I tried to plan our entire trip leveraging other people’s stuff. We had one win, one flop and a... read more »

Posted 4/1/2014 at 9:02pm by Jen Rittenhouse

Outfit Post: One Toddler. Four Looks. A Killer Buzz.

Sporty or Spiffy, a Toddler Needs OptionsDoes your daughter wear anything new? The short answer is no. A long answer is, well, longer. Sure she has new clothes. But not many. One of the reasons I love secondhand shopping is the... read more »

Posted 2/17/2014 at 8:01pm by Jen Rittenhouse

An Interview with Just Between Friends Tacoma Mama Allison Stephens

Allison Stephens might be the nicest person you ever meet. I tell people she’s the mom pal everyone needs. Friendly, smart, fun and practical. “Anything you can clean you can buy used,” Allison says.That’s the truth. She brought the Just Between Friends sale... read more »

Posted 2/5/2014 at 8:22pm by Jen Rittenhouse

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