We got out for the Light The Night Walk 2016 in Georgia

Wednesday, February 28, 2018



It has come  and gone, but we did as we had hoped. We formed TEAM  KELLEY and
went out with family to support a great fundraiser for a great cause. My sister Kelley is a leukemia survivor who set out to raise  funds to help end blood cancers. Thanks to Family & Friends Team Kelley raised and donated $1,000.00 to  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Atlanta .
Through my  Thrifting Central Ga. Organization  I worked hard to spread the word and help educate others about the cause . I raised funds and donated part of my proceeds from my last J and J's Thrift Pop ( a subsidiary of Thrifting Central Georgia) * . Thanks to the shoppers who shopped, You enabled me to raise those funds **

 Kelley and I did some media interviews in September, as it was Leukemia Awareness Month, We  also gave out informational brochures at the September J and J 's Thrift Pop Up Shop Event .
I will continue to follow my Motto Thrift/ Shop For a Cause . I will encourage my thrift group members and others to shop at stores that use part of their proceeds to benefit causes, whether it be the homeless,  battered women, men in rehab , job readiness etc.. #thrift4acause  is my hashtag ***

Thrift Haul -Confession of My Accessory Obsession

By now if you follow me on Instagam or have shopped with me you know I am obsessed with cute accessories , purses and shoes.
Thrifting allows me to have a variety of all of the aforementioned. I have scored some amazing pieces on my thrift journey . As my personal collection grows , I have started to get creative with ways to down size it ( Posh Mark, Josseez Jewelz and Consignment ).


What about YOU? What is your obsession? How often do you thrift for it ?





Thrifty Living - I Got Block It To Help Protect My Credit Cards

Monday, February 26, 2018

Earlier this year I was the victim of theft. The theft was of funds from my personal banking account.
I was going about my business when I got a call from the fraud department of my bank they were calling to  alert me of possible fraudulent charges from my account. The agent asked me several questions about strange spending .
It was indeed not my spending, so I was asked to come in to file a dispute.
Luckily my bank acted quickly and the put my funds back in two days.
The agent at the bank told me to go out  immediately and purchase a RFID wallet or some type of blocking technology for my wallet . The blocking shield will prevent my card numbers being scanned through my purse.
 I went online to research what was most Popular brand , I found BLOCKIT brand being mentioned by major banks so I went to Amazon and purchased me a set for under $10.00 you get 4 large blocking shields that you can place in your wallet ( you can cut them to fit ) .

RFID (radio frequency identification) is a technology that incorporates the use of electromagnetic or electrostatic coupling in the radio frequency (RF) portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to uniquely identify an object, animal, or person.
http://internetofthingsagenda.techtarget.com/definition/RFID-radio-frequency-identification


How People Steal Your card Info.
Payment methods enabled with near-field communication (NFC) or RFID work with payment terminals outfitted with proximity readers, meaning these cards have the ability to communicate with devices without touching them. Still, there are often measures in place to secure contactless payment, and a skimming device would have to be very close to the card to strip it of its data.
http://blog.credit.com/2014/10/how-can-someone-steal-your-credit-card-while-its-still-in-your-wallet-97513/


Thrifted Tory Burch Shoes My Gift From a Friend

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Well it's not every day you get a great pair of TORY BURCH shoes gifted to you. That's exactly what happened to me when my friend and fellow thrifter Aresia had a pair for sale on Posh Mark and I offered to buy them from her , but she insisted that she could and would not sell me anything.  Instead she gave them to me as a gift to celebrate my recent work promotion. 

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY *BE MINE ** Check Out My Thrifted Valentines Themed Craft Item

Wednesday, February 14, 2018




I was out #thriftTripping in Griffin Ga. last fall in the Salvation Army Store.
When I noticed this cool Valentine themed piece for $2.99 . You know I could not leave it there. After all it was a craft piece with the work done for me .Plus it is a thrifty way for me to send a special message on Valentines Day.

This Thrift Find is Perfect for BLACK HISTORY MONTH **

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


 It's BLACK HISTORY MONTH and I thought it fitting share this .
During a thrift /antiquing  trip in Griffin Ga. last summer I stumbled across a cool book by Langston Hughes. I paid the few bucks for it, heck I wanted it as a neat keepsake, it's an interesting read  about various famous african americans.( Phillis Wheatley,  Marian Anderson, Ira Aldridge, Paul L Dunbar,  Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington and so on. I'm glad to have it in my book collection. That's the great thing about thrifting you NEVER know what you might come across.

Let GROUPON Help You Have a Fabulous Valentines Day

Sunday, February 11, 2018









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Just a few more days till Valentine's Day. If you have not set your romantic date plans  you need to go to Groupon for last minute plans.  I have been getting some really great offers via email from my Groupon account. 
If you are not familiar with Groupon, it is an online discount service that offers great deals on all types’ things like online courses, getaways, dining options, health & beauty etc. 

If you need plans for Valentine's Day you can set up quite a romantic dinner or  getaway for much less than on traditional travel sites. It’s easy just Get the Groupon app now.




https://www.groupon.com/occasion/valentines-day-gifts

TCGA got Selected as one of the top 60 Thrift BLOGS

Saturday, February 10, 2018


  Anuj Agarwal. Founder of FeedSpot and his team has awarded my blog a spot on the Top 60 Top Thrift BLOGS on the web.

Anju told me ***
I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Thrifting Central Ga. has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 60 Thrifting Blogs on the web. 

See the story at 


**Thrifting Central Ga is  number 40 on the list of top 60 TOP THRIFT BLOGS ***











 
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