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the totally 100% unofficial macklemore thrift shop challenge!

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Something wonderful happened this past week… two of my favorite things came together into something great…Young House Love, and thrift stores joined forces! I have followed Young House Love for a few years now, and loved seeing their house turn into a home. I love following alongside their DIY projects and couldn’t wait to jump on their latest challenge… the Thrift Shop challenge! This was something they came up with just for fun. It is based after the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop” song. If you haven’t heard the song check it out here.

Here’s what to do:

Step #1. Go to a thrift shop with – just as the chorus of the song says – “$20 in your pocket” and take a picture. 
Step #2. Spend that $20 any way you’d like and photograph your spoils. 
Step #3. Find one item (or more) referenced in the song and snap a pic.

Simple right? I knew this was the perfect challenge for me. I mean, how can I go wrong knowing that I HAD to spend at least $20.00?

Let’s see what I found!

 Thrift Shop Challenge | #thrift #vintage

Here’s what I got:

  • Carpenter’s Album (I love finding records in thrift stores, you end up paying pennies for your favorite music!)
  • Set of 4 mugs (I think this outing confirmed my obsession with glasses and mugs mentioned here.)Thrift Store Challenge | #thrift
  • Marriage quote art (Thought this was so sweet! Planning to paint the frame soon!)Thrift Shop Challenge | #thrift #vintage
  • Dog aftershave bottle (I couldn’t pass this guy up! How cute is he?)
  • Large drinking mugs
  • Lettuce Plate
  • Small floral frame

Total Price |$16.57 

I also picked up this adorable wooden rocking horse art for my mom for only $12.00! (On a separate ticket of course in order to keep the challenge budget!)  It is a 24×36 sized frame so this was a steal! She is planning on putting it in her grandkid’s room in their house.

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This beauty was there as well, but at $100.00 it didn’t quite make the cut.

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And does this creepy little turtle steal your heart like it almost stole mine? I couldn’t resist taking a photo of him!

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Thanks John and Sherry for the fun! They are linking up over on their site if you want to join!

By the way I recently got a Vine account! I’m still trying to get the hang of it, but it is pretty fun so far! My username is Liz Stevens if anyone is interested! :)

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Liz Stevens

My name is Liz. I dwell in the "Paris of the Plains" (aka Kansas City) and am married to my highschool sweetheart. Together we have a dog named Veda and a 1976 VW bus. Both of which we love like they are our children. :) I write about all things pretty. I hope to leave people feeling hopeful and inspired as I share my little ideas with the interweb. Enjoy! Follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

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6 comments on “the totally 100% unofficial macklemore thrift shop challenge!”

  1. That was super fun, Liz. Your thrift shop is waaaaay better than mine. I go to mine looking for treasures and steals but often leave empty-handed. I think I need to find another store…you’ve inspired me! And don’t you just love that Thrift Shop song? Can’t get it outta my head!

  2. You found a lot of cool stuff! I’m off to check out the rest of your blog now. :)

  3. This is the cutest thing ever!!! Love! Can’t wait to see the rocking horse picture in the grand kids room :).

  4. Nice score on the Anthro mug! And even with the right initial.