Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge

Young House Love were holding this awesome little challenge around the Thrift Shop Song. I'd never heard it before but as soon as I did I was hooked!

As I nice way to end out January my sister (check out hers here) and I got our $20 and went Op Shopping wild. :o)

Step #1. Go to a thrift shop with – just as the chorus of the song says – “$20 in your pocket”and take a picture.

Step #2 was to spend your $20 any way you’d like and photograph your spoils.

1. Awesome Beach Bag - $2

2.  Burda Toddler and Baby Magazines
3. Heart Shape Ice cube mould 
4. Simplicity Toddler Patterns
5. My Lock Overlocker magazines

The lovely server was feeling generous and only charged me $2 for the above. I tried to give her more money but she wouldn't take it!

Grand total - $4

The magazines are old and dated but hold some great little treasures like this cute sailing boat and fish

I gave Ava $5 too and she managed to spend hers on a few play item that she tells me are for her Moshi Monster toys.

Step #3. Find one item (or more) referenced in the song and snap a pic.

Tam in an all pink outfit

Me in a Big A$$ Coat (yes it smelt!)

I'd never been Op Shopping with Tam before so it was a fun outing. I hope we get it to do it again sometime, just not in February.


  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun and found some great deals! I found your blog through the challenge ... you posted right after me. :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by!
      We had a lot of fun. It's amazing how you can spend so much time there, find so many cool things and only spend $4!

  2. You did so much better than me! From now on I am only ever op-shopping with you... you can be my thrifty personal shopper ;)

    1. Sounds like a plan. I regret not buying the push mower and tile cutter I saw. I need those things!!

  3. Great finds for $4! The heart shape ice cube tray is really cute.

    1. It is isn't it. I have quite the variety of silicone trays these days, they are quite handy!

  4. i really like that adorable heart ice cube tray. i think i would try using it as a chocolate mold...

    1. Haha as if I need a reason to have more chocolate in my life! You're right though, they would be great for that :o)