April Thrift Haul

Looking back at my last few Thrift Haul posts, I realized I haven’t had much luck in thrifting clothing items lately. It may be because I don’t really need much in my closet these days, or as an extension of that I’ve gotten much pickier with my finds. I have been finding quite a few scores for Jack though, so at least one of us is benefiting from my thrifting.

This month, I did find one clothing item for me:

JC Sunny Kimono, $7

I found this colorful kimono in with the cardigans and my initial thought was that I love it as a beach cover-up. However, now that it’s been washed and I tried it on, it also looks really cute layered over a top with shorts. So, this may also become a pretty topper this summer.

Crochet Blanket, $6

This isn’t a clothing item, but I have been using it on a near daily basis. You all know how I love my handmade crochet blankets and the colors on this one just grabbed me! I love it and it has been living in my den for all impromptu cuddle/reading/coffee sessions this month.

K’Nex, $4.50

Yup, I bought Jack some more K’Nex. This giant box was on half-price sale for just $4.50, so I figured it was a no-brainer to add it to Jack’s collection. He’s already scavenged it and made a bunch of projects, so it was totally worth it already.

Turing Tumble, $8

I wasn’t really sure what this was when I picked it up, but it was only $8, had all the pieces, and looked like something STEM-related, so I gave it a chance. After googling a bit, I found that it is a $70 computer coding game. Jack loves it and has used the gears, bits and interceptors to make his own marble runs. I certainly wouldn’t pay $70 for this, but for $8 it’s getting lots of use in our house.

As I’ve mentioned before, if you’ve got a kid who loves STEM toys, make sure to hit up the local thrift stores. So many people receive them as gifts and just donate them unopened!

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2 thoughts on “April Thrift Haul”

  1. If Jack doesn’t become an engineer, I don’t know who will. You find so many good kits!
    I love the kimono. I have really cute shorts, but just don’t know what to wear them with. This is a great idea, even with a tank top under it. Thanks. Have a great day.

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