I bought a winter coat for Ben today for $10 at a consignment shop (already had the boots, snow pants, and mittens). Genevieve needed shoes because she can't wear flip flops to preschool; I have a shoe formula I usually stick to: everyday brown shoes and black Mary Janes for good.
But I found these darling corduroy navy flats for $3 at a thrift store (and a bonus pair of cordovan moc croc Mary Janes for next year!). She does have some navy Chucks to wear too, but they are cumbersome since she can't tie her own laces yet.
I also have been looking for a wool blanket for Ben's bed; last year, he was still in his crib, so I'm still gradually getting all the accoutrements for a twin bed. I've been scoping around online with no luck, but took a swing through the bedding at the thrift store and ta da! found this Pendleton wool blanket for $10. I'm going to take off the nasty satin and put a big bright binding the whole way around. And then I'm going to applique something on it!
The rest of the thrift store loot:
a big metal tub for nursery books - $.99
six beautiful ramekins $ 3.49
linen shorts for the husband $2
2 shirts for G $2, $3
(Going through "the coats" to Narnia. . .if all goes well, I'll be sewing this fabric into curtains very soon!)