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How Cholesterol Can Affect Pregnancy

Cholesterol is often talked about as something that’s all bad. However, that’s not the case in all circumstances. You may be surprised to learn that your body needs this fatty, wax-like substance to develop and construct cells. Since cells are what helps keep your body growing and…

Cheap Ways to Add Extra Living Space to Your Home

If you listen to the news, we are no longer in a recession. However, the average family still isn’t able to buy a larger house as their families expand. It could be that we have gone into debt during those dry years and it could also be that the cost of living has increased beyond the limits…

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I'm Done with Thrift Stores

Deep Cover

It's been a while since I've hit the publish button on this website. I've been knee-deep in teacher-related stuff, chest-deep in master's coursework, and up to my ears in family life, as usual. I'm treading water, but the good news is...I just saved a bundle of money at GEICO! Sorry,…

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Added by Takiela Langley on October 21, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

My Natural Hair Journey Natural hair, don’t care! I didn’t always feel that way though. In elementary school I begged my mom for a relaxer because I was tired of leaving home polished but coming b…

My Natural Hair Journey

Natural hair, don’t care! I didn’t always feel that way though. In elementary school I begged my mom for a relaxer because I was tired of leaving home polished but coming back looking like a wolf. Any…

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Added by Takiela Langley on September 17, 2017 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Thrifting: The Top 5 Reasons You Should Be Doing It

Thrifting or Shopping Retail?

Well that's a no-brainer! These are the 5 most major reasons that you should be thrifting!

  1. Unique Finds

  2. Earth Friendly: reduce, reuse,…

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Added by Takiela Langley on August 23, 2017 at 7:52am — No Comments

Frye Cara Leather Bucket Bag: So Favorite Worthy!

A Few of My Favorite Things

Tribal-patterned textiles, skirts and dresses with pockets, leather, gel ink pens, wood, brick, and bucket bags. I know you're wondering: "What in the hell do these things have in common?" They are all some of my favorite things in life! So naturally when I came across…

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Added by Takiela Langley on August 20, 2017 at 8:50am — No Comments

What Sells on Ebay: Michael Kors, Merona, & Mossimo

Michael Kors

These are a few of the items that I recently sold on my online thrift store.

Item: Michael Kors Astor Stud Buckle Gold-tone Bangle Bracelet

Purchased at: Found

Purchase Price:…

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Added by Takiela Langley on August 11, 2017 at 6:11pm — 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…

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Added by Takiela Langley on August 6, 2017 at 11:39am — No Comments

I Struggle Between What Pays the Bills & What Makes me Happy

My Summer Slipped Away

The gig is up. The last day of Summer has slipped right through my fingers, not because I didn't hold on to it tightly enough, but because all good things must come to an end. I can't truly say that I relaxed enough during my Summer break, nor that I grinded hard enough. What I did was somewhere in the…

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Added by Takiela Langley on August 3, 2017 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Want $50 in Ebay Coupons? Sell Your Old Baby Clothes

Baby Gear=Money

Purge the kids' closets and empty their drawers. Think of it as a late Spring cleaning with benefits. If you sell your baby clothes and baby gear by August 18th, you can earn cash…
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Added by Takiela Langley on July 30, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

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

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