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The ultimate guide to thrifting in Maine: 12 awesome stores plus expert tips

The ultimate guide to thrifting in Maine: 12 awesome stores plus expert tips
March 27, 2014

People often ask me “Where’s that place where you got that thing? That thrift shop?” If you’re a reader of this blog, you can understand why that might be a broad question for me to answer. Here’s an ultimate resource of thrifting posts so you can bookmark it once and for all.

Start thrifting for summer right now

Start thrifting for summer right now
January 07, 2014

Sure, summer might be six months out, but now is the best time to start putting together your warm weather wardrobe!

Resale art to relove: Goodwill’s Art for Everyone sneak peek [photos!]

Resale art to relove: Goodwill’s Art for Everyone sneak peek [photos!]
December 04, 2013

But at Goodwill Industries of Northern New England’s annual Art for Everyone: A Collection of Donated Art event, the art for sale will be budget-friendly and, dare we say it, affordably priced. Folks who’ve long appreciated the works hanging on gallery walls can hopefully find a piece they love to take home (legally and without breaking the bank). The sale features over 200 pieces of artwork donated to Goodwill stores, including oils, watercolors, drawings, mixed media, and prints.

Santacon, Santa Surf & Sedaris: 8 things to do in Southern Maine this weekend

Santacon, Santa Surf & Sedaris: 8 things to do in Southern Maine this weekend
December 01, 2013

The theme this weekend (and perhaps for the next 20 days) is Santa. And while we’re used to a Santa who sits in a big chair at the mall all December while kindly pretending to give a hoot about our Christmas wishes, the Santas we’ll be seeing this weekend are, well, a more lively sort. Santacon, the annual Santa bar crawl, takes place in Portland on Saturday. And Surfriders is rounding up Santas on surfboards down in Kennebunkport. In Freeport, runners can dress up in holiday garb for a Santa-themed sprint through town. And you’re welcome to dress up as the big mad in red for any other weekend activities, like First Friday Art Walk, The Santaland Diaries, and any of the classic holiday festivals happening in towns around Southern Maine.

5 Maine-centric Halloween costumes (for under $15)

5 Maine-centric Halloween costumes (for under $15)
October 17, 2013

This Halloween, you can dress as “Twerk Teddy,” wearing the same crack-eyed teddy bear leotard that Miley Cyrus wore during her VMA performance. Or you can use this trick-or-treat, smell-my-feet holiday to revel in Maine pride (even better, do it on the cheap). We’ve come up with five Maine-based Halloween costume ideas that are easy to put together with a few items from Goodwill, some fabric paint, and a head-mounted LED worklight. Take one of these ideas and run with it, all the way to the fancy neighborhood that gives out full-sized candy bars. Or let these ideas inspire your own made-in-Maine creative genius.

Haunted hayrides, frightening forts & scary stories: 7 things to do in Maine this weekend

Haunted hayrides, frightening forts & scary stories: 7 things to do in Maine this weekend
October 12, 2013

Halloween may be two weeks away, but that doesn’t mean can’t can’t dive face-first into the terrifying, ghastly, and free candy! event right now. That said, there’s some creepy stuff going on this weekend, from haunted hayrides and frightening forts to scary stories told at the historic (and beautiful and wonderfully eerie) Victoria Mansion. If you like to celebrate Halloween in a way that doesn’t include strangers covered in blood leaping out at you from the dark recesses of an unfamiliar building, hit the Wicked 5K on Sunday and run in a costume!

SwapMaine is this weekend! Still have questions? I’ve got answers!

SwapMaine is this weekend! Still have questions? I’ve got answers!
June 27, 2013

What if I pay to swap but don’t see anything I like? Can I show up anytime to the event? Am I allowed to unload my winter clothes even though it’s 90 degrees out? We’ve got the answers to all your burning swap questions, but hurry, the fifth ever Swap Maine event is this Saturday, June 29, and you do not want to miss it.

Details for SwapMaine announced!

Details for SwapMaine announced!
June 17, 2013

Have you been sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for all the SwapMaine details? Click on through for event times, drop off times and more details for the event of the summer! Swap to it.

My absolute favorite place to go thrifting is…

My absolute favorite place to go thrifting is…
June 13, 2013

Goodwill South Portland (555 Maine Mall Road). A friend recently reminded me that though I’m constantly telling people to go here, and I’m always finding great clothes here, I’ve never actually blogged about it before! Sac le bleu! So for the good of this blog, and the world, I thought I’d take you along on my most recent thrifting trip.

Have you gone to a clothing swap before? Now’s your chance!

Have you gone to a clothing swap before? Now’s your chance!
June 10, 2013

On Saturday, June 29th, SwapMaine is back and better than ever. We’re headed back to the East End School for a giant, citywide swap that’ll give you a closet full of new clothes for the summer. For those of you that haven’t attended a clothing swap before, allow me to explain how it works!