Murdo girl…Too far gone, or gone too far?

You all know that I do a lot of shopping at Goodwill and other thrift stores. If I get an extra dollar in my pocket, I go there and blow it. Mostly, I only get things I need, or at least that is what I tell myself and others. I’m dying to go over there right now. I’m worried there are things on display that I desperately need and someone else will snatch them up before I can get over there. Last week, I bought a nearly new $139.00 purse for $5.00. I hate the purse, but that’s not the point. I looked it up online and it was on sale for $139.00. It was originally around $165.00.


Most of my Beasterhops were either given to me by dear, supportive friends, or I purchased them at second hand stores. I have purchased so many clothes, I had to go to Dollar Gentril and purchase a portable rack to hang them on. Some of them don’t fit me, but they’re expensive brand name items. I just couldn’t suffer the thought of someone else getting them.

There are a few drawbacks to second hand shopping. I have to leave the tags on gifts I give family and friends or they will suspect I bought the items second hand. Once in a while, I get lucky and find something at Goodwill with the tag still on it. I usually keep those items myself, because I’m afraid the giftee will try to exchange them for a different size or color. That can’t happen of course.


These are some of my Goodwill receipts. Just look at all the money I’ve saved. Kip looks at it a little differently. He says, “Look at all the money you haven’t saved.”



I even bought this computer monitor at Goodwill.


Do you like my new shoes?


Now all I need to do is learn how to tap dance.


Anybody know where I can get lessons? Cheap?


Buy, I mean by the way. I’m facilitating a class at the Brick Help Yourself House. It’s called Goodwill Gone Bad. If the shoe fits, buy it. I mean wear it. Oh well, those that can’t do teach!


2 thoughts on “Murdo girl…Too far gone, or gone too far?

  1. sanjuan831 May 14, 2017 / 11:50 pm

    Now Tap dancing lessons as well as Yoga and self help lessons to boot!? Does your car automatically turn into all Goodwill parking lots? You’re a super shopper!

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    • Mary Francis McNinch May 15, 2017 / 12:08 am

      Yes, I take big bags of things to the donation station of Goodwill, then go around front and shop! I haven’t bought my own stuff yet. 🙂

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