thrifting, vintage goodness, & a giveaway ::: October happenings @ {bh}

I’m excited to get to share lots of fun news with you today!!

October is going to be a big month around here!

{and not just because my birthday is coming- 29??? for real?! …ok…focus...!}

Here’s what’s coming up:

I’m joining in the fun over at the Nester’s place- I’m jumping in for the “31 Days of Blogging” challenge! Here’s my topic:


I’ve had lots of people in real life and the blogosphere tell me that they are shocked by the deals I find at Goodwill and on Craigslist, so I’m going to show you some of my best thrifted finds, and just for fun, share a few tips and tricks for buying items used, and even a few tips on how you can resell the fun treasures you stumble upon!

My goal in writing about this topic is to encourage you to try to start shopping for used items {as you need them} so that you can be wiser with your money, no matter where you are financially. Whether you are struggling with debt or doing very well, you can take the money you’ve saved by thrifting and put it toward a goal like paying off debt, saving for a vacation, paying off your house, or even just saving so that you can give generously to those in need.

The posts won’t be long- more of a snapshot and a few words, and will be in addition to the regular posts you find here at {bh}. 31 days of thrifting starts this Saturday, October 1! I can’t wait to dive in!  :)

I would love to feature a few of your very best finds as well {you don’t even have to be a blogger!}, so email me at mandy  @ biblicalhomemaking dot com to submit your photo with a few details

That way we can all share in the thrifty goodness! {be warned- it’s slightly addicting! :P}

And in more fun news, I have a big October giveaway going up this weekend! You won’t want to miss it! {oh, and I think you will have fun entering it!}

Here’s a little hint of what’s in store:

And last but not least- the reason I bought Ms. Fanny Manny!
My newest project: the So Vintage Market!

I wanted to create a sweet little home-grown vintage market where you could actually afford to buy something! It will be at my house in December, and I am sooo ridiculously excited for two huge reasons:

1. I get to decorate my house in all kinds of vintage goodness- right now I have large furniture, tables, chairs, wall décor, pillows, curtains, prints, random super-fun vintage paraphernalia, silver knick-knacks, plates, lamps, and too many other things to describe!

There will be lots of locally handcrafted items like funky knitted hats, framed prints, baby blankets, jewelry, and more! And even better than the lovely goods, you get to come and shop among friends, as we chat and get to know each other over coffee!

2. Okay, so even more exciting than all of that, you will be doing something awesome when you purchase items at the Market- you will be supporting Parental Care Ministries, a Texas-grown ministry that takes care of orphans in Uganda. They are a small, loving ministry of sweet people providing food, shelter and education to orphans {to find out more or to donate, you can check out their website}. 20% of the Market’s profit will go straight to PCM. I’m so, so happy to possibly be able to help this ministry!

Also, if you are interested in being a seller in the So Vintage Market please email me- I will send you all the information as soon as possible! I’m looking for very affordable, unique and fun handmade items to consign or purchase.

Is that enough fun news for one post or what? Okay, one more day until all the fun begins!! :D

coming up tomorrow: {fitness on friday}
finding your sweet spot series part 4- exercising outdoors!


  1. Oh thank you Mary! I'm so glad you are here! :D

  2. Oh, that's cool! I've never heard of that! I can't wait to see it!!

  3. I cannot wait to send you a picture of my craigslist mahogany empire dresser. I sanded it and used shellac on it as the man at the wood store suggested. Almost finished with it. It is so beautiful. I love shellac, no smell and it safe on anything. (They use it on coated asprin, Reece pieces, to make them nice and shiny, and apples to prolong shelf life) My piece is old and was a little smelly but shellac seals in odors. This is the first time I have ever used it and I love it.

  4. i so hope this is close to me! i luv vintage items and luv to buy them for Christmas presents, takes people back to a much more simpler time.

  5. i am so excited to have found your blog! :) you do such a great job!

  6. That's funny. Your birthday is in October and you're turning 29. Me too :P


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