Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done. Galatians 6:4

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Once Upon a Time there was a young mom who lived in a city who wanted to venture out to another city....
She went out with her debit card and check book.. and hit the thrift stores.. so everyone called her The FrugalFlipFlop Mom...

One day her husband asked her if he could go up into another city and buy an XBOX 360 for him and the son.. The FrugalFlipFlop Mom.. was thinking this is NOT so frugal but agreed anyway under the condition that she gets to hit the thrift stores.

Her husband thought this was a good idea..So they packed the kids in the car and went on a little trip. And she put on her flipflops for the first time in a long time...( yeah.. it's quite noticeable that she needs a pedicure.. but let's not embarrass her anymore in this story)

Once they were at The FrugalFlipFlop Mom's destination she reminded her hubby "Don't dawdle to long and don't spend unnecessary money.. and don't talk to strangers who want you to spend more money"..

"Don't worry hunny, I'll be careful" was the words that came out of her hubby's mouth...

But when The FrugalFlipFlop Mom walked into the Thrift stores she believed all bets were off to her...
My.. what wonderful items are here....
So she went out in search of great treasures..

SUDDENLY treasures came popping from everywhere... and her daughter breaks her train of thought and says "What are you looking for in here"...
The FrugaFlipFlopl Mom Replied "I'm on my way to a journey of finding treasures what ever jumps out at me"
She realized she only have a little bit of time so she excused herself and went straight to treasure hunting...

Other Patrons had no chance in getting items of greats like The Frugal FlipFlop Mom.. she gave them no time and gobbled up all the good deals...
The Frugal FlipFlop Mom gave out a sigh of excitement.. when she found these two pyrex bowls for half off...
"my what a wonderful deal I found".. she said..

She couldn't help but take a good close up look at one of the bowls she grabbed...

A few minutes later The Frugal FlipFlop Mom spied a doll from her childhood.. or.. was it a fake..?


Ahh is it true.. is it really you?
"Oh how lovely to see you... you're coming with me"...
Upon inspection she could scarcely remember if it was the true doll from her childhood...
"Let's see what happens when I flip you around"..

"Why Grandmother what a lovely face you have.. it's still in great condition"...

"Ahh what lovely eyes you have... "...


"What lovely ears you have"....


"ahhh ummm.. what lovely.. teeth you have??? ok.. well maybe they could use some work"?
The Frugal FlipFlop Mom was about to leave her and run to the other side of the thrift store.. but her lovely daughter came in and rescued her and the doll.. She encouraged her to bring it home and fix it up a bit...
She said "Frugal FlipFlop Mom haven't you learned an important lesson.. never leave something behind that you truly love and leave behind what you think you can do without"...

Her daughter was so right... The Frugal FlipFlop Mom was so excited that her daughter taught her an important lesson that day... "Those with the most coolest thrift store finds WINS"....

The End...


P.S. I.. umm I mean SHE bought these amazing milk white "dishes" for Easter decorations and she can't wait to use them and decorate with them...

14 comments:

cajunquilter said...

What wonderful finds! I would love to see how you decorate for easter!

Carrie said...

I love everything I love pyrex dishes and the scale is great! You did good!

Kaye said...

I'm so jealous that you were wearing flip-flops! We had snow in the air today. I'm so tired of being cold.

I wish I lived closer so I could hit the thrift shops with you. You know how to find the best stuff. I can't tell you how long it's been since I've seen one of those Little Red Riding Hood dolls. Wow!

Mere said...

Once upon a time there was a high school blogger named Mere who loved FrugalFlipFlopMom dearly. She loved reading Frugal's blog to see what wonderful things she had to bless her with. But today...Mere noticed FrugalFlipFlopMom found some MARVELOUS things and was SO HAPPY for FrugalFlipFlopMom and her great finds! The end!

Love you lots!! Mere

Tanya said...

I really love those bowls and the white dishes! I love LOVE shopping thrift for vintage finds. Have a great day!!

Krystyn said...

Wow! You....whoops, I mean FrugalFlipFlopMomma did great. Those Pyrex dishes are fabulous!

Shana said...

So happy that you got to put on your flip flops again! Yay! I wore mine for the first time last week as well.

Wow - some great finds. Love the milk glass!

Sandy said...

You have some wonderful finds! I used to love those dolls - my bf had one and I would always ask to play with it. Enjoy your finds!

the real ~Roxann~ said...

Girl....lOVED your story!!! I remember that Little Red doll! How fun for you!

Susanne said...

Too bad they didn't have any xbox 360's at the story's thrift shop, huh? LOL. What great finds. Love the milk whites. They will make lovely Easter decorations.

cityfarmer said...

THE END....NO JUST THE BEGINNING...HA!

you're so cute

Tam said...

I was laughing so hard! I spit up my tomato juice! You are too darn funny. GREAT FINDS!!!!!

glitzen said...

Delightful! I'm about to do a thrift shop find blog post too. I have been supa scorin! I even found an American Girl Doll for $12!! Your grandma/red/wolf doll is an awesome find!!! I had one when I was a child. Brilliant! Love the Pyrex too. I found two I love and have to leave them out on my counter, they are so pretty.

Tonya said...

Aww, I had that doll growing up too! I had forgotten all about it..I wonder if it is in my mom's attic or if she threw it out..I must investigate!