I’ve been actively cleaning out my closet recently and getting rid of all the clothes that no longer suit me after having a baby. I took a contractor sized bag to the thrift store and have been selling other things on ebay to fund a few new purchases.
After getting rid of so many things that no longer fit or worked with my needs I didn’t want to just clutter things up again so I have made a few well thought out purchases. After making my little mood board I decided I needed a comfy pair of black pants, another pair of non jeans, a couple sweaters and a new long sleeve shirt. I also really wanted a pair of clogs. I decided that it felt wasteful to just buy all new things so I purchased a couple used items from ebay and a sweater from the thrift store. Then I perused Old Navy to get the rest at a bargain. The photo above is what I came up with.
This is what I ended up purchasing.
- Leather Clogs $30 Unbranded from Ebay. Preowned and made in the USA.
- Polka Dot Sweater $5 at my local thriftstore
- Madewell pants $29.95 from Ebay. Preowned (similar to these)
- Old Navy Belted soft pants $10.00 with promo
- Old Navy Relaxed Boat Neck $6.00 with promo
- Old Navy Textured Sweater (my favorite purchase) $20.00 with promo
Bringing the grand total to $100.95 out of my $200+ that I’ve made on Ebay.
Ebay has been so easy to use! Especially because I can schedule package pickups from USPS and the postman picks up the packages right at my front door! I also purchased these poly bags for shipping the clothes which has really helped to streamline the process. Have you sold anything on Ebay? Do you have any tips?
MAKING: Banana Handles for Elliott to eat.
READING: Finishing up Simplicity Parenting and holy moly is it good.
Here are some of my favorite excerpts:
Meaning hides in repetition: We do this every day or week because it matters. We are connected by this good thing together. We matter to one another. In the tapestry of childhood, what stands out is not the splashy, blow-out trips to Disneyland but the common threads that run throughout and on repeat: the family dinners, nature walks, reading together at bedtime (with a hot water bottle at our feet on winter evenings), Saturday morning pancakes.
ON ORDINARY DAYS
“How was your day?” When your child answers “Regular” or “Average,” do your feel a sense of disappointment? Even if your day, too, was quite ordinary? Ordinary days are the sustaining notes of daily life. They are the notes that allow high notes to be high and low notes to be low; they provide tone and texture. If a child’s happiness is not hinged on the high notes- not hinged on exceptional events or having exceptional talents- then they have a true gift. An exceptional character. They may be able to live their life with an appreciation for the moment, for the simple pleasures of an ordinary day. Can you imagine anything better?