I love thrift shop, treasure-hunting. I found all of this for 5$ at the MCC (Mennonite Central Committee) Thrift Shop. Because of our busy spring, we are cleaning out our home and life NOW, at the peak of summer. We are slightly delayed, I know, but it feels fantastic nonetheless, to simplify and to cull out some of what we trip over unnecessrily.
Through a dear friend (Bree), I was exposed to the tradition of clothing swaps. We've had a few over the last two years and in August, my sister is hosting one at her place. I am so excited! I spent sometime last night going through my closet and putting in bags anything I no longer wear.
In a clothing swap, a group of people get together, bring clothes and take clothes. There is no limit, just a chance to "swap" for free. Anything left over is donated to a local women's shelter. We sometimes incorporate household items and shoes, anything that is still good and useable, a treasure for someone who wants or needs it. I actually just found a LINK to a huge clothing swap site that inspires me to grow the tradition to become a city-wide event.
But in the meantime, it is fun to get together with friends and family for an evening and return home with a refreshed wardrobe.
Today, I am thankful for:
16-the deep heat sunshine that represents Divine love to me
17-a wonderful, restful family trip to Vancouver Island and an afternoon at Willows Beach
18-the music of Martyn Joseph.