My next guest blogger for Thankful Thursday is Erin from Richmond Thrifter.  She is a master thrifter and can turn trash into treasure like no other.  Not only does she thrift like a pro, but she is hilarious.  Keep reading, you'll see.

Take it away Erin....

Of course I have to start off by saying I'm so incredibly thankful for my amazing family.  I am truly blessed and try to remind myself of that as often as I can.

Now let's get to the less meaningful and highly unnecessary items that I can't live without and am extremely thankful for....
Dry Shampoo
The days of me showering in the morning have been over since the day my almost 5 year old little boy was born.  And ever since my almost 2 year old daughter was born the days of showering daily were over!!!  I literally could not leave the house in the morning without this stuff!  I buy the Salon Grafix brand from Target in the "for black shades" tinted version.  It turns your hair a little grayish at first, which is a little frightening and gives you a sneak peak into what you may look like on your 80th birthday, but it usually disappears after brushing.

Goodwill Color of the Week

Nothing gives me more of a thrill then finding a great piece of furniture at Goodwill only to find it is the color of the week and an additional 50% off.  I've gotten so bad that usually I will not buy anything unless it is the color of the week.

Keyless Entry

You all, my purse is like a bottomless pit.  When my husband needs something out of it he doesn't even try looking anymore.  He just brings the purse over and gives me the look like "you are a mess" and "please fish it out for me."  There is no way I would be able to find my keys in there every time I needed them so I am beyond thankful for my keyless entry!!!  As long as the keys are in my purse somewhere and close to the door of the car...I'm in!  It has completely changed my life and probably gets us places 5 minutes earlier than we would had I needed to find them myself.

Yoga pants

No, I do not do yoga, however I own an obscene number of yoga pants.  I don't know what I wore before these became so popular.  I do try to exercise regularly and if I have these on from the start of the day I am more apt to work out but they come with another benefit.  If you are wearing yoga pants and you look like a hot mess people just think you came from working out!!!  A great cover for the "I haven't showered in 2 days" look!

So there you have it.  A number of silly things I could probably live without but am so thankful I don't have to!  Thanks Andrea for having me!!!  It's been great fun!

Erin cracks me up!  Pretty sure we would share a bottle (or two) of wine on a weekly basis if we lived near each other.  Be sure to check out her blog for some great thrifty ideas.  


  1. I could use keys like those and I am all for yoga pants...hilarious post!

  2. I just stumbled apon your blog today, and I really love it. You have such great ideas and I can't wait to see what else you post about! Stay awesome!

  3. I thought I was reading about myself for a minute there! You are too funny and "honest"!

  4. I became a dry shampoo believer recently too! I love it!


  5. I'm with you on the yoga pants! Erin's kids are adorable.


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