Murdo Girl..Full of Goodwill

Have you ever shopped at a Goodwill Store? If you haven’t let’s go! Even if you have let’s go, and men…There are things there for you too! I got an ice cream maker for $6.00, and some great shirts for Kip.

It took a while for me to get the hang of shopping at The GW Boutique. At first, I kept asking them if they had something I liked in a different size. After you’ve been there for about 2 hours, they start looking at you funny. You can’t return stuff either. I usually try everything on, but if I get something that doesn’t fit, I’m not out a huge amount. I cleaned out my closet the other day and took old clothes to the back door to donate, then walked around to the front to shop. I saw a lady there that almost bought her own top!

I joined some friends for a yoga class this morning. My body hurt all over before I went and I cannot tell you how much better my 65 year old joints, and muscles felt after I went through the class. I love that class. Anyway, Kip went to Tyler to shop for recliners for the RV, so I ran some errands before coming home. It’s been so warm in this part of Texas, I was in need of some cooler clothing. I needed some things I could wear to Church and a few things a step above workout clothes. I spent two hours there and I could have easily spent 2 more. I’m excited to show you my finds.

The first pic is me in the Goodwill dressing room still in my yoga clothes, but I did buy the top at Goodwill ($2.00). All the things you see in the next photos are things I didn’t buy. I didn’t need another workout jacket (pink), or denim jacket($5.00), although this one is really cute. I wanted the long skirt ($4.00), and the purse ($5.00), but didn’t get them. I may go back and get the purse. It’s good quality and in excellent condition. I will be wishing I had it when spring gets here. Do you like it? Do you think it’s “Connie like?”

wp-image-1961030987jpg.jpgThis is what I came home with. I will try everything on for you.

I bought the denim vest ($5.00) last year and I have worn it many times. The shoes were brand new Stride Life ($3.00). I bought them last week, and they’re super comfortable. The skirt ($4.00 Old Navy), and T shirt ($1.99 Old Navy), I bought today. The orange choker necklace was Mom’s, total cost of the outfit..$14.00

The Shirt ($4.00 Talbots), the capris ($4.00 Gloria Vanderbilt), Keds tennis shoes ($3.00) I bought them for this outfit, but I washed them and they’re wet, but in perfect condition. Total cost of the outfit..$11.00.


I thought these workout pants would be fun ($4.00 Venus Wear). the Crown T shirt says Keep Calm and Cheer On. It has a crown on it too of course. I got it last week for (2.00) A really casual outfit for a total of $6.00.

wp-image-1526133535jpg.jpgI forgot to try these on. I wasn’t sure I would like the big parrots on them, but they are cute on.. ($4.00 Bill Bass). The peach shirt I bought last year for $3.00, but I think I’ll wear white or a deeper orange with them.

I bought the top today. It is the softest stretchy fabric, ($4.00 Ellen Tracy) I got the new slippers for ($2.00), the new belt ($2.00), and the Jeff Foxworthy book $.50)

My total expenditure for today was $37.00


Ping Golf shirts I got Kip ($4.00 each). I didn’t get him anything today. My favorite shirt is in the worsh.

I needed a raincoat for RVing.. I got this one in perfect condition for $5.00..”Are you kidding me Lil Papa? I love it!” No Charlie, Lil Papa is a goodwill shopper. I hate going anywhere else.

So Murdo Girl readers..If you want me to shop for you send me $10.00 and tell me what size and what you want. I won’t guarantee anything or pay for shipping, but I need someone else to shop for. I don’t need anything more and Kip says nothing is a good deal if you don’t need it. I won’t even blab that what you are wearing came from the GW Boutique…

Well this has surely been fun. I promised I would share my apple and zucchini chip recipes. I also promised a Connie story. I might do something different tomorrow, and a Connie story Sunday. I hope everyone is off to a super week-end!


14 thoughts on “Murdo Girl..Full of Goodwill

  1. lifelessons February 25, 2017 / 9:13 am

    As well as asking Dad for money before we left and his holding out his open wallet and covering his eyes. He really did this!!! If there had been a Goodwill, he wouldn’t have had to. I remember Clara Brost collecting for it, but I think it went to Mitchell or Sioux Falls.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch February 25, 2017 / 9:33 am

      I’m going back for the jacket. I hope one of my readers didn’t get it. I may have messed up my nest!

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      • lifelessons February 25, 2017 / 9:55 am

        The denim one? Yes, too good to pass up.


      • lifelessons February 26, 2017 / 12:02 am

        So sorry. But you made a big haul with the others.. enjoy them. And you look great.


  2. lifelessons February 25, 2017 / 9:11 am

    What fun. I loved going with you on your shopping trip. What I miss most about my sisters is trips to Pierre and then the fashion show afterwards!!!

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    • Mary Francis McNinch February 25, 2017 / 9:30 am

      Loved to go shopping in Pierre. Have you read Pearl’s tell all? I wrote it just for you😉


  3. sanjuan831 February 24, 2017 / 10:16 pm

    You are a pro shopper! Darling things you found but why didn’t you buy the first batch of cute outfits? That long skirt is lovely on you. People do this for a living for the rich and famous and you could save tons of money for them. I might send you $10 but I don’t need anything right now. I ‘d just like to have you keep busy plus you’re helping the economy and GW employees!

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    • Mary Francis McNinch February 24, 2017 / 10:24 pm

      Nobody doesn’t need anything cuz..How about that cute denim jacket? I got cheap. I would of had to shell out another $13.

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  4. scoper07 February 24, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Really funny Murdo Girl. It is good you can have fun with it. I don’t believe I have ever had the pleasure. Good for you for your thriftiness.

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    • Mary Francis McNinch February 24, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Get your daughters to take you 07, who knows what you might find 🙂


      • scoper07 February 24, 2017 / 9:07 pm

        I probably will. I do like a good buy.


  5. Mari Jackson February 24, 2017 / 6:23 pm

    My girls LOVE going to second hand stores and Goodwill!! My favorite coffee cup ( 24 oz and says “Live, Laugh, Love” ) from my daughter Megan cost her $2.00 and I love it!

    Treasures are found, you just need to look. Happy shopping and may you continue to find your treasures, MG!!

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    • Mary Francis McNinch February 24, 2017 / 6:31 pm

      On Mondays I get the Sr discount..10%. I could have purchased your cup for $1.80..too bad

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