over50feeling40: Goodwill Mother/Daughter Time!
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Nov 25, 2012

Goodwill Mother/Daughter Time!

I hope all of you had a special Thanksgiving weekend!  While I was asleep last weekend, magic happened.  This is the time of year when South Texas finally experiences a touch of autumn and some of the leaves go full color.  There are just a few spectacular ones this year as the weather is so mild and we have as yet not had a freeze.  But, what there is around is beautiful!
Scored with this great sweater and three tops!..One has a bow and polka
dots...very cute!
This was also a great time to get in a Mother/Pregnant Daughter shopping trip to Goodwill SA.  Pregnancy is one of those times when it just does not make since to pay big prices for maternity clothes.  Your body is constantly changing and authentic maternity clothes can be very expensive.  It is much more fun to spend the money on the baby!  Also, when I was pregnant most of my friends bought authentic maternity clothes…now- a- days, the young ladies like the tight look of regular clothes in larger sizes.  However, for my daughter in her third trimester….the pants are getting a little uncomfortable!  But, her feet are comfortable in these great boots we found at Goodwill for her.
Since she was in need of something to wear, we headed out to Goodwill.  This was a great place to find what we needed for beyond affordable prices. 
We also found brand new baby clothes (Yes, she is having my first grandson!) and parenting
books by authors we love!
Of course, I had to come home with something…this Chicos Travelers Striped Top made for a perfect addition to my closet.  We had a great day and hit up a couple of baby shops on the way home…after frozen yogurt!

I will be doing another television appearance this Saturday morning at 7:30 on KENS 5 News for Goodwill...tune in for more ideas!!

Have a wonderful Monday everyone…make sure you enter my contest HERE to win a skirt; and visit the other ladies of VISIBLE MONDAY!! and MONDAY MINGLE and CREATIVE MONDAYS!!



  1. Hi Pam!

    Cute mother and daughter!
    She is adorable!
    Yes goodwill is a great place for her and after she gors back to her normal weight!
    I did that as well

    Ariane xxx

  2. Hi Pam~ congrats and all! Looks like you two are having fun! Hope you had a great thanksgiving!

  3. What a happy post, Pam! You and your daughter are both so happy and pretty. She did indeed score a great bargain with those boots!

  4. Oh congratulations!!! To all of you!!! This is such a special time and I'm ecstatic that you can share it. Also congrats on your TV appearance. I hope it doesn't create so much buzz that all of a sudden their prices go through the roof. I'm a Goodwill convert, as you know.

    You and your daughter look so happy and beautiful. Have a wonderful week!!

  5. Congrats on your TV appearance! Looking forward to it!!(:

  6. What a lovely daughter! Those are great boots. That's one thing I can never find thrifting...and I look every time I go. I've gotten a couple of ones I've settled for, but not the GOOD ones I'd like to have.
    Love the Chico's striped top. I think I just thrifted one very similar in same brand also.
    Congrats on your soon to arrive new grandson!

  7. Such a pretty girl, just like her mom. You look wonderful and I love your daughters boots. What a great find!

  8. Your daughter is adorable! Great grab on the striped top, can't go wrong with one of those.

  9. Your daughter is beautiful, Pam, and obviously has an eye for a bargain, just like her mom! My daughter and I live thrift store shopping together too.

  10. Both the striped tops are great! I love your daughter's diagonal stripes, and that great sweater/shrug. She just looks gorgeous!

  11. Pam, these are great finds as usual. The last outfit is so casual and easy and you both are actually glowing. Have a beautiful week! xo

  12. Great finds!!! Your daughter look soooo adorable!

  13. Very cute...both the bandolino boots and the striped t shirts are nice...

  14. I love seeing your daughter over here. She is gorgeous, like her Mom. She needs to visit more often!!! Hope she is feeling well in her pregnancy. xo

  15. You both look amazing--can see where your daughter gets her good looks!!
    Congrats on the soon to be grandson!!

  16. I bet you are proud of thow beautiful your daughter looks carrying that boy, ahhhhhhhhhhh
    Such a wonderful fun to shop together.
    Good to go to Goodwill,my favourite place ever.

  17. Your daughter is so pretty! Like mother like daughter!

  18. I love the striped tops on both of you- and your daughter is lovely!

  19. I've also discovered that Goodwill is a great place to shop for clothing when you are loosing weight and don't plan on being a particular size for very long ... at least, not long enough to justify normal retail prices :) Your daughter, like you, looks amazing -- great finds!

  20. You look great!! I like your blog! Would you like to follow each other? :)

  21. Your daughter is beautiful. What lovely memories you shared and those boots she got are fab.

    Yes, dear Pam, we are indeed Chico's girls. I rarely find their clothing in the thrift stores, but thank goodness they have such excellent sales. You look fab in your outfit for today.

  22. I remember shopping for my baby with my mother, some thirteen years ago, it was the best!

    You're both beautiful, and so fun to see you both in striped tops.

  23. Can't believe you guys scored those boots for under five dollars. So awesome!

  24. oh my gorgeousness - you both look great
    Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

  25. You both look wonderful,love the boots such a great buy :)thanks for linking up with us at Creative Mondays...

  26. Great deal on those boots! The Goodwill stores here in Houston are more pricey than San Antonio but still always a bargain! pippa


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