Weekend Shopping with My Friends and My Sister

Hi friend! Thanks for joining me today!

This weekly shopping post has become a reader favorite. We must all like to shop!

shopping with my sister

If you read my email then you know I had TWO surprises this week! Hop back to the email in case you missed one of those surprises.

The other surprise…..

One of my thrift-shop-loving sisters called me on Wednesday out of the blue and said,

“I’m headed to your house so let’s go thrift shopping!”

Of course, I said yes! We spent two hours visiting our four local thrift stores and we found some goodies. I will be sharing our thrift shopping haul on YouTube soon so stay tuned!

If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can come along with us as we go thrift shopping!

two ladies standing outside of their car after a day of thrift store shopping

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Saturday shopping

Since y’all are enjoying these weekly posts, I asked some of my blogging friends to share all the things they have bought or what they have in their carts.

If you are like me, when you are out shopping, you look into others’ carts, right? Come on be honest – you look to see what they are buying too!

Anyway, these sweet ladies also have some amazing blogs. I am sure you will find inspiration from each of them!

You will see their shopping links along with mine down below. You can also visit their blogs by tapping their blog name! Let them know Cindy from Reinvented Delaware sent ya’!

Reinvented Delaware – Cindy

  • My kids bought me some new jammies for Christmas and I had to share them with you! The fabric is unreal! Soft, not heavy and so warm & cozy! The company is called Little Sleepies and they make matching jammies for families. I have one pajama top and one pajama bottom in the Blue Rainbows. The best part is the tops and bottoms come separately which is perfect if you wear two different sizes like me!
  • On Wednesday this week, I went thrift shopping with one of my sisters and she was telling me about these cool silicone freezing molds. One of my other sisters had told her about them so she got them in several sizes. The 1 cup size is in my Walmart cart now and I can’t wait to get it for the next time I want to freeze homemade chicken stock! It’s the little things that make me smile!
  • My dentist recently told me the best way to keep plaque off of your teeth is to use a powered toothbrush twice a day. So that’s a goal of mine this year. I’ve used a battery-powered toothbrush for years but admittedly, I’ve only used it in the mornings. I use a regular toothbrush at night. The powered toothbrush has a timer and will remind you to brush for 30 seconds in each quadrant of your mouth. It’s super helpful for clean teeth and so cheap at $25!
  • Are you dreaming of gardening yet? I’ve been browsing the seed catalogs lately and I’m excited to start planting! Zinnias are on my radar so I will be needing some new flower snips. While I am at it, I think I will replace my herb snips too. I’ll keep those in the kitchen since my herb garden is just outside of the kitchen window.

Living Large in a Small House – Lynn

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner. If you are hosting or heading to someone’s home for the game, here are a few things you might need.

  • I’m planning on making chili and I love my slow cooker and it will keep the chili warm throughout the whole day.
  • Serving all the toppings in a chili bar style is my favorite way to enjoy this meal. I love these little white bowls for all the fixings.
  • A charcuterie board is a must for us for any event. I love this board from Target.
  • It wouldn’t be a Super Bowl Party without wings. I will load up this white tray with a few dozen.

South House Designs – Diane

Last month, I refreshed our home, and now I’m desperate for some closet refresh — Let’s start with the hardest part of our wardrobes. Yes, how about a collective sigh for pants shopping!!!

  • I love these joggers – perfect in between tight yoga pants and baggy sweatpants. I had to return mine for a shorter length forgetting that a jogger should end short of your shoes. Easy peasy return! And six great colors.
  • And they have bootcut yoga pants that think they’re dress pants — comfortable enough for the gym, made for the office! 4 Colors, 5 Lengths
  • And for on top, I’m loving this lightweight V-neck “Henley” — the buttons, the cuffs! I’m layering it over a thin long sleeve T, now. But Henley’s weight on its own will be perfect for me into Summer. With 18 colors, it’s hard to decide the next one (or two) I’ll order.
  • I’m overdue for some waterproof puddle jumping, wading (and gardening) boots. Loving these, now to decide between the bright lake blue and the matte lake blue.

Sky Lark House – Anna

  • With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this Mango Wood Heart Tray with a gold leaf interior is perfect. I love the natural wood and the subtle nod to Valentine’s Day.
  • This Natural Handled Farmhouse Cheese Board is gorgeous and can be used as a charcuterie board. Hello Valentine’s Day!
  • My MIL gave me that hand lotion and I love it. Winter can leave your skin really dry. Udderly smooth hand cream absorbs fast without a greasy residue.
  • If you do have a charcuterie board, I highly recommend this Divina Fig Spread Jam. Normally, I am not a fan of fig jam but this one I love. Plus it’s nice to use for a special occasion.
  • Finally, I love using candles- especially those made by Antique Candle Company. This bundle of 4 large 12 oz candles is perfect as we transition to spring. Shipping is also free!

Lora Bloomquist – Lora

  • My friend Stacy from Bricks n’ Blooms just published her first gardening book and it is amazing! Her photography is gorgeous and she has the best tips for turning your yard into a flower bouquet-filled dream! I got a preview copy and have been soaking it up. You can find “A Beautiful and Easy Care Flower Garden” HERE.
  • We have had no winter here in MN and now the grass is getting green! The birds think it’s Spring, so I’m ready to pull out all the bird decor! I picked up this cute Blue Jay paint-by-number last weekend at an antique store. Find vintage bird PBN’s HERE. Or get your own kit to paint HERE.
  • I’m in the project mood and I’ve always wanted to learn how to reupholster. This little stool is getting a cottage makeover. This basic set of upholstery staple remover tools is going to make the job so much easier. You can find the set HERE.
  • Springtime weather gets me in the mood for botanical art. I picked up these framed prints and this fern poster last weekend. Think it’s time to decorate the mantel with a botanical vibe. You can find botanical art HERE and HERE.

County Road 407 – Cindy

  • I’m trying to talk the Mister into painting our blue kitchen walls. I agree, it wasn’t the best decision but in my defense, that was way back when I was working with dog puke gold walls in the rest of the house. Anyway, with those newly painted walls comes a whole new look for the breakfast area as well.  I thought these Cafe Curtains would be super cute because they’ll let in a lot of light and hide the grill sitting outside on the patio.
  • I know a tension rod isn’t the normal go-to for hanging curtains.  But I have 4 reasons why this Brass Tension Rod is the way to go.  First, if I used a regular rod, the poles would be the height of my stomach (hips for most people) and the area around the table is a little tight so stabbing myself on a daily basis with the end of the rod isn’t ideal.  Second, these will make the Mister happier because we aren’t drilling more holes in the walls which means less heavy sighing.  And third, I like how close the edge of the rod will sit inside the window allowing the curtain to cover the entire window.
  • We’ve lived in this particular house since 2009 and have used a rug only 3 times during the winter to help with the cold tile.  It was always a cowhide I’ve had for years and it never really helped.  This time, I’d like to try a real rug.  Our table is oval shaped and because I’d like to keep things neutral and durable, this Oval Jute Rug fits the bill.  And look how inexpensive it is!  Definitely worth trying.
  • Anyone else have a bar area where the wall underneath looks like poop with scuff marks and dirt?  I’ve practically scrubbed the paint off trying to clean it.  I’ve decided to try Peel-N-Stick Wallpaper instead of repainting.  It’s a small area so the cost will be minimal.  It’s easy to install and because of the neutral color, it will make an exciting but subtle statement.  And I’m not worried about rips or tears since nothing has been that damaging in 15 years.

Until next time…

Cindy Rust

Cindy has been decorating her home with thrift store finds for 40 years. She is an avid thrift store shopper who loves to makeover the items she finds into vintage-inspired home decor and furniture. When she isn’t thrift shopping or painting a piece of furniture, you can find her making homemade butter, working in her garden, or painting with watercolors.

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  1. It was fun shopping with you. I’ve been on the lookout for some new jammies. I may have to give these a try. They look comfortable enough to wear all day 🙂

    1. Cindy Rust says:

      Those jammies are soooo comfy – I could definetely stay in them all day!

  2. Such fun, smart ideas from everyone. I have some oversized ice cube trays, but you’ve got me thinking about the one-cup size ones! And I should convert to that toothbrush too!!!

    1. Cindy Rust says:

      The oversized 1 cup freezer trays are great for leftovers of soup. Defrost and heat up for the perfect lunch! Happy Weekend Diane!

  3. Hi Cindy – I love that your sister said she was heading to your house and wanted to go thrifting. That is the most perfect sisterly thing to do together. Also I love battery powered toothbrushes! They make all the difference in the world.

    1. Cindy Rust says:

      Hi Anna! I was thrilled that she called on the spur of the moment. It was a great way to spend a couple of hours 🙂 Happy weekend my friend!

  4. Cindy@CountyRoad407 says:

    Looks like you had a great time with your sister. I’m always looking for someone to go thrifting with but everyone else has a 9-5 job. The hubs says he’ll go with me if we’re going out of town but going into a thrift store is like pulling his fingernails out. So dramatic! Thank you for having me and enjoy the time with your son and grandson!

    1. Cindy Rust says:

      I’m so glad you have joined us for these weekend online shopping trips Cindy! If I weren’t so far the two of us would have a blast thrifting together! Maybe one day 🙂

  5. Those little herb and flower snips are so cool! I’ve never had any like that before. Think I need to up my garden clipping game;)

    1. Cindy Rust says:

      Those snips are so handy Lora. Happy gardening!