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Mommy Makeover: Is having children necessary to get one?

Becoming a mother entails many physical changes that can greatly affect your self-esteem. And while maintaining a healthy lifestyle does help you resolve the undesirable outcomes of pregnancy and childbirth, it can still fall short at times. However, thanks to advancements in the field of…

How to Easily Order Your Favorite British Brands from the United Kingdom

If you have visited the United Kingdom as much as we have you already know that there are products and brands that you love there that you simply cannot buy in the United States no matter how hard you look. What’s a mom to do when she wants British…

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How to Sell Your Stuff on Ebay: the Step-by-Step Tutorial

 Sell Your Stuff on Ebay…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 27, 2017 at 5:48pm — No Comments

What Sells on Ebay: Wet Seal (NWT), Fossil, & Hurley

Wet Seal

The following are items that I recently sold on Suthern Soul Thriftin', my online thrift store!

Item: Wet Seal Shorts Romper Wrap…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 26, 2017 at 1:21pm — No Comments

I Wanna Be a Lady, But I’m So Cheap

I would like to share this post from a fellow blogger & teacher whose writing I love. Her name is Lyz, and her blog is IWANNABEALADY. Her writing style is so honest and humorous. It's guaranteed to crack you up. Check her out!


...but I'm so Cheap

So some of you out there may be embarrassed to admit that you like to save money. Some of you relish in building an image that money is of no consequence to you. You walk…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 24, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

What Sells on Ebay: Geometric Cape, Ann Taylor Midi...

Cape by Target,  Ann Taylor, Midi, & Cole Haan Flats

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 23, 2017 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Save Money with Lands' End: Iron Knees for Roughneck Boys

Iron Knees

Had I been the mother of two little girls instead of two roughneck boys, I would have never known about Lands' End's iron knees guarantee. It's sort of an unwritten guarantee that the company has on its…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 22, 2017 at 11:13am — No Comments

Thrift n' Tell Thursday: Children's Consignment Haul

The Details

This week's thriftanista is Enjoli! She thrifted, now it's time to tell. She recently attended the annual children's consignment event called, Douglas Back to School Sale. It was hosted by Second Blessings Consignment in Douglas, Georgia. The event was held in the Central Square Gym.…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 20, 2017 at 11:02am — No Comments

How to Find Ebay Comps in Sold Listings

What's a Comp?

Comp is an abbreviation for comparable. In real estate, if you price your house too high, no bites. If you price it too low, you leave money on the table. Just like in real estate, if you're selling an item, you need to know what the competition is selling…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 19, 2017 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Putting Yourself Out There Gets Results

Putting Yourself Out There

The collage above showcases a Cabi shirt that one of my co-workers gave me. There was two reasons why she gave it to me: because she didn't know what to wear it with and because she knows that I'm a re-seller. It turns out that the shirt is my size and my style, so I decided to keep it for myself instead…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 17, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Orlando Goodwill, Why You Trippin'?

 Thanks for the Laugh

So apparently, some thrift stores, including the Orlando Goodwill,  have taken notice to the prices that thrift resellers have been able to sell their goods for, and they have been raising prices on their goods as a result. We have social media to thank for…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 16, 2017 at 6:14pm — No Comments

How to Start an Online Thrift Store with No Money

#1 Start with What You Have

How can you start an online thrift store with no money? Easily! Step one, go through your home and collect anything that's in good condition and no longer used or needed. If you're like the average person, you…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 14, 2017 at 11:14am — No Comments

Thrift Haul #5: Ann Taylor, Theory, Tibi (NWT), & More

Did the Salvation Army Redeem Itself?

Normally, I don't depend on the Salvation Army as a sourcing spot, not even a go-to spot when I'm shopping for myself. I don't know what it is, but the Salvation Army here does not have its stuff together. Not only do they not open on the weekend, but they…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 12, 2017 at 10:14am — No Comments

The Guide to Saving More at Goodwill

Goodwill: Access Granted

With this guide I'm about to let you guys in on some things that only die-hard thrifters know about saving money at the Goodwill, so take notes.

Discounts

The Goodwill retail store has all of their items…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 11, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Appaholic's Guide to Saving Money

So What's an Appaholic?

An appaholic is someone who has at least 3 screens worth of apps (not including the pre-installed ones) on his/her phone and/or tablet at any given time. You ever heard that saying, "They have an app for that!"? Well, an appaholic takes that to heart.…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 9, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Back-to-School Shopping for the Savings Impaired

Back-to-School: The Art of the Deal

Have you ever wondered how some moms seem to always be able to save money and find all of the good deals? Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s not something that happened over night. The art of the deal is something that has probably been ingrained and cultivated in them. If you’re not one of those moms, don’t…

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 8, 2017 at 8:35am — No Comments

What Sells on Ebay: Vintage Peter Max, Lacoste, & Pikolinos

Was it Worth the Lacoste?

Yes! The thrift gods really smiled down on me this time. Featured in this post: vintage Lacoste, vintage Peter Max, & a pair of leather Pikolinos shoes. The profit-- not too shabby!

Vintage Children's Lacoste Belts

Vintage Children's Lacoste Belts

Item: Lacoste Vintage Children's Belts Sizes 26 & 28 Lot of 2

Purchased at: Goodwill Retail

Purchase Price: $0.99/belt

Sold for: $10 for the lot

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Added by Takiela Langley on July 2, 2017 at 11:46am — No Comments

Paula Deen: The Lady and Sons Buffet Review

 Paula Deen: The Lady and Sons Restaurant

During a day of thrifting, I found myself in downtown Savannah, Georgia, and decided to treat myself. I'd heard mixed reviews about the restaurant of Paula Deen: The Lady and Sons Buffet. I heard the food was both good and average and that the wait to get in was ridiculous, so curiosity and hunger led me to see for myself.  I was not afraid to…

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Added by Takiela Langley on June 29, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments

She Poses in Thrift: A Lookbook of the Model Vs. the Girl Next Door

Poses Inspired by High Fashion

I got the idea to start doing my take on high-fashion, couture model poses from The Spirited Thrifter, who is a fellow thrift enthusiast. I had seen the concept done before, but this time, I was inspired to action. So, I thought that maybe other thrift addicts would enjoy a lookbook of my "versus" poses in my thrifted finds.

The Concept

In case you're wondering…

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Added by Takiela Langley on June 27, 2017 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Thrift Stores I Shop: a Southeast Coast Directory

Thrift Stores in the Southeast Georgia Area

These are the thrift stores that I frequent. Some of them are always on my bimonthly sourcing trips, and others, not so much. Listed below you will find the addresses. Click on the thrift store's name to link out to the website for their store hours and contact information.

  1. Bluetique: 1036 Beach Blvd. Suite B Jacksonville Beach FL, 32250…
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Added by Takiela Langley on April 26, 2017 at 5:50am — No Comments

Working Mom Burnout: True Confessions

Turnup to Burnout

Where do I begin? Lately I've been finding it harder to focus and connect with people, conversations, the outside world. It's not that I don't care, but that I find it…

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Added by Takiela Langley on April 24, 2017 at 12:50pm — No Comments

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