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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


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


How to Shop a Garage Sale like a Pro

Garage sales are a few of my favorite things about summer. Before the sharing economy and collaborative consumption were cool, there were garage sales.My mom can shop a neighborhood sale like a pro. She once scored a Rubbermaid container full of... read more »

Posted 7/29/2014 at 6:29pm by Jen Rittenhouse


Outfit Post: Feeling Fall

Name Brands Galore via Goodwill and thredUPFall caught me by surprise this year. I swapped out my wardrobe the last week of September and started hunting for new items to add to it. For this outfit post I'm sharing seven of my... read more »

Posted 10/13/2013 at 7:33pm by Jen Rittenhouse


Sell your stuff and find new stuff fast

We know you are busy. We are, too! That’s why we created Swap Meet Mama. A fast, easy solution for selling and buying your used and new goods. Kids grow fast. You have stuff to sell. And your kids always need... read more »

Posted 10/11/2013 at 7:37pm by Jen Rittenhouse


Why My Daughter Wears Secondhand Duds2

I grew up sitting on old furniture and wearing secondhand clothes. It’s part of my mom and dad’s charm. They are mad about European antiques. I’m pretty sure my mom invented thrift store shopping.I shop secondhand for my daughter because it... read more »

Posted 9/30/2013 at 7:47pm by Jen Rittenhouse

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