Category Archives: Entertaining & Holidays

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10 TIPS on Creating GREAT and Affordable Halloween Costumes:

Nearly 179 million Americans will dress up for Halloween, that’s just about half of us. (Last year we Americans spent a staggering 9 billion on Halloween.) SO, MOST LIKELY IF YOU ARE READING THIS, YOU ARE PROBABLY IN SERIOUS NEED OF A GREAT COSTUME. Read More →

Are You in the Know About Cinco de Mayo?

Posted on by Ashley | entertaining-and-holidays

First, some interesting history compliments of Wikipedia… “Cinco de Mayo (Siŋko ðe Maʝo “Fifth of May”) is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862” Wikipedia “A 2007 Read More →

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Think Outside the Basket! Easter “Basket” Creations Under Twenty Bucks

Thrift Town’s seasonal department has you covered with basic Easter baskets, furry friends, Easter books, plastic eggs, and basket grass. Shopping secondhand first for your Easter supplies is a win-win. It saves you money and it’s good for the planet! If you’re ready Read More →

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Hooray for GREEN!

Go Green! A Thrift Town Celebration of Glorious Green! March is a perfect time to celebrate GREEN! Of course, St. Patrick’s Day falls in March and as the old Irish legend has it, if you don’t wear green on March 17th prepare to Read More →

Hooray for Hollywood! Glam it up Thrift Style!

Truth be told, the Academy Awards are not nearly as exciting this year as last because our favorite movie “Lady Bird” (filmed partly at Thrift Town on El Camino in Sacramento) is not up for the 5 Academy Awards that it was in Read More →

Thrifty Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it is one of my most favorite holidays. What can I say, I’m a fan of LOVE. Valentine’s isn’t just a day spent with a significant other, but it’s also a day to show all Read More →

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Thrift Town is an AMAZING Source for White Elephant Gifts

A Brief, but Very Interesting History…  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A White Elephant Gift Exchange, Yankee Swap or Dirty Santa is a party game where amusing, impractical gifts are exchanged during festivities. Usually, the goal of a white elephant gift exchange is to entertain party-goers rather Read More →

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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes – Time Saver!

Mashed potatoes are a little scoop of heaven. For me, they are the star of the holiday table. The holiday food I love most. They’re fluffy, smooth, buttery, salty, and savory. If you can’t tell, I HEART mashed potatoes. They are also tricky Read More →

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10 Thanksgiving Hosting Tips & One Table Two Ways- Under $100

Some people get stressed out and unnecessarily worked up over hosting Thanksgiving. I like to approach it with an everything will turn out great attitude. Aside from a fried turkey fire, not much can go wrong. On Thanksgiving the food is clearly the star, Read More →

Watermelon Madness!

July in Central Texas means WATERMELON!  Watermelon festivals, watermelon-inspired fashions, watermelons at every farmer’s market and delicious, refreshing watermelon to eat. Before we get to Thrift Town and watermelons, let me give you the recipe for the most delicious summer salad you can imagine.  Read More →