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Erin Grady was the winner of our #iShopThrifty Selfie Backdrop contest at our Oswego store (pictured). Here she shares some thoughts on Thrifty Shopper and how she first became introduced to the store! How did you become a Thrifty Shopper patron? When I first started shopping at Thrifty Shopper,...

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Last time I finished up talking about how to make easy rag throws from sweatshirts. Now let’s talk about those T-shirts again. T-shirt quilts, also often called memory quilts, are fun to make and are a great way to save special memories for all ages. They are wonderful for...

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If you follow Thrifty Shopper on social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), you know that there is much more to be had than clothing at all the various locations. Books, VHS tapes and DVDs, CDs, housewares, furniture and even sporting equipment (I saw an old “Thigh Master” apparatus...

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Last time I wrote about ways to repurpose the T-shirt collections many of us have. Now let’s talk about your sweatshirt collections! As the family outgrows them, sweatshirts get painted on, gardened in or elbows get torn. Eventually, they move from the wardrobe to a status of collectable and/or...

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The Thrifty Shopper always seems to have a lot of baskets – in all sorts of styles and sizes: woven, plastic, metal, large, medium and small. Some are so attractive that I try to think of a way to use them just so I can buy them. I guess...

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In my last post, I talked about reusing salad and bakery containers, silverware trays and eyeglass cases. If you missed that blog, I hope you will go back and check it out. Today I am going to further explore that topic. Let’s start with pizza boxes since so many...

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This blog is going to expand on the subject of zendoodling (AKA zentangling). First, we will begin with the concept. Zen: to reach a state of mind focused on meditation and intuition. With “zen”doodling, you focus on drawing, shutting out other sensory feelings including pain. With this practice, there...

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