Saturday, June 27, 2009


Birds of a feather flock together.
Until we moved to Alaska, I never shopped at thrift stores or garage sales.
Well, I shouldn't say NEVER, but it was so rare that it didn't count.
In our small town in Alaska (Sitka) garage-sale-ing was the social event of the week
shopping opportunities were limited (nice way to say that they were almost non-existent)
so your chance of finding something you need is way better at a garage sale than in one of our few stores.

So I learned to love our local thrift store:
and meeting up with friends and acquaintances every Saturday morning at garage sales
(I still hit the garage sales every Saturday when I visit - best deals in the world!)

Living in Sitka, coupled with my upbringing (my mom & sisters and I ALL LOVE a good deal!) has made me a true bargain-hunter.

Caci marrying into our family proves that birds of a feather flock together.
There's no one more frugal in this world than Caci
She's like a bargain magnet!
At any given time ask her how much her outfit that she's currently wearing cost
and I'll betcha it'll never be over $20 (jewelry & shoes included)

I was thrilled when my sister-in-law, Lizzy, introduced me to

I'd love to hear from all of you about great bargains & free samples ...
There's nothing that makes me feel like
more than a great bargain!


Trevor, Caci, and Jace said...

hahaha! TOO FUNNY!!! I WAS JUST ABOUT TO BLOG ABOUT THIS!!!! No joke!! I was about to start but decided to check yours before I did. hahaha! Funny!! I guess we are two birds truly of the same feather!

Steven & Brooke said...

i'm trying to sign up but it doesn't say where to on the site.... help!

Tasha said...

I need you and Caci to do my mission/college shopping :o)

Denalee said...

Brooke - that link should take you to a page with 5 or 6 items with a link that says "get a sample" next to the picture. There's also a tab near the top of the page that says "free samples and trials". Try it again and see if it works for you. You don't actually have to "sign up" for anything, but you do have to check back regularly because the free samples change. Each time there's one that you want, you go to that manufacturer's page by clicking on the "get a sample" link and fill out your shipping info and a short survey.

Anonymous said...

Bargains are GREAT! And Caci's wardrobe is SO cute, I cant believe she gets it under $20!!!