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Thrift Store Finds

Today I scored big the the thrift store.

Scored a brand new Free Country women’s Free Form Super Soft Jacket by Free Country for $12.50 and Lucky brand jeans for $6.00. I purchased 5 blouses but not picturing here today. In addition, today the thrift store was having their $0.99 sweater sale so I grab a couple of sweaters. I walked out to the thrift store only spending $40.

I think the most satisfying thing for me is when someone asks me where I got that shirt, pants, jacket, etc. I proudly say, “the thrift store”. Yes! you can buy amazing pieces at the thrift store.

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Retirement Goal – Photography Class

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Been considering going back to school for a second master's degree but then after talking to our financial advisor and began talking about retirement plans. I decide to focus on retirement goals. #1 – Improve and learn more on my hobby – Began taking courses at the Denver School of Photography. Since traveling more is our retirement plan, I want to be skilled at my hobby to take better travel photos. Last night was the first class. Goals don't always have to be financial or career, goals can be to improve what you enjoy! As I approach 48 in April I want to began to improve on what I enjoy in life. Plus let's be realistic, I retire 8 years before Roy, I hope to be take pictures while hiking and snowshoeing more while he is at work 🙂 #goals #photography #photo #photographylover #hobbyphotography #hobbyphotographer #travelphotographer #momlife #workingmom #momstrong #mom #wine #winemom #mindfulness #mindset #growth #creativity #eyeofthebeholder #oldbooks #naturephotography #landscapephotogray #stillphotography #archicturephotography #nightphotograhy #workingmomlife

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Vintage and Modern Designer Women Shoes

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Came across a store on Amazon called Hot Chocolate Design. They offer such a unique mix of vintage and modern design in flats, heels, platforms, handbags and wallets. They also offer a selection of girls toddler, kid and big kid sizes in flats.

4.5 stars out of 5 ratings and over a thousand ratings! Go check them out! Below are a few examples of the unique shoes offered.

The Emma – High Heels Women’s Mary Jane Pumps

Paint – High Heels Women’s Mary Jane Pumps

Doris – High Heels Women’s Mary Jane Pumps

Funky Canvas Women’s Mary Jane Flat Shoes
Pink Flowers – Women’s Mary Jane Platforms
Pink Flower – Women’s Wallets
Tacos – Women’s Tote Bag
Women’s Slip-On Fashion Sneaker Flat Loafers
Mini Chocolaticas Canvas Ballerinas Girls Mary Jane Flat Shoes

Personalized Gifts Valentine Gift Ideas

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Found some amazing personalized gifts for your spouse during Valentines on A Gift Personalized and Amazon. I absolutely love the intersection street signs.

Personalized Couples Canvas Sign
Personalized Hand Carved Heart Canvas Sign
Personalized Embossed Heart Canvas Sign
Personalized Park Bench Romance Canvas Sign
Personalized Glass Cutting Board – Cheese and Wine Tool Set
Personalized Intersection Street Sign Canvas Print
Personalized Street Name Canvas – Custom Canvas Artwork Perfect Gift for Wife
Lovers Crossroads – Personalized Wedding or Anniversary Print. Keepsake Poster includes Names and the Special Date – Perfect Gift for the Newlyweds
Lovers Roadcrossing Sign. Personalized Artwork with Names and Date on, Perfect Love Gift for Anniversary,Wedding,Birthday and Holidays.
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