Farm Fresh Tuesdays Week 6 and Thrifty Finds!

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Welcome to Farm Fresh Tuesdays

Whether you are here to read some fun posts or share your talent with us, I’m so happy to have you here! I hope you find some farm fresh inspiration in our hop this week. 🙂

My ‘new’ Farm Girls t-shirt…lol! This was my favorite find this week. 🙂

My Thrifty Finds…

I’ve been shopping at thrift stores and garage sales for ages. Maybe some of you enjoy looking for great deals at thrift stores too. There are many reasons you might decide to choose second-hand items over brand new. For me, frugal living is how I grew up and has allowed us to live well on a budget.

A cute sleep shirt with little butterflies. Very comfy for hot weather. Love it!

In addition, I don’t want to support ‘fast fashion’ or mindless consumerism. Sustainability just makes sense to me and buying second-hand helps reduce waste and saves money…win-win!

This pretty shirt is in brand new condition! And it’s super cute. 🙂

I subscribe to the ‘use it up, make do, or do without’ school of thought, but this summer many of my clothes really needed to get downgraded to scrap/rag status…sorry old clothes! So what’s a thrifty lady gonna do? Go second-hand shopping!

And besides, I feel like my local Salvation Army is a treasure hunt just waiting for me!

What homesteading gal can resist a fun chicken shirt? This one is kind of long and I’m wearing it as a sleep shirt or a t-shirt…dual purpose!

To be honest, I had 3 or 4 more items that I wanted to buy but put them back on the rack. One was just a tad bit tight around my shoulders, another was a color that doesn’t look great on me, and one just seemed a bit frivolous. I really could use some shorts, skirts, and jeans, but my time was limited. Hopefully, I can find a few more items to fill in my rather sparse wardrobe. I am happy to say that I spent about $4 each for each new top…less than one new top at the department store. Sometimes I save even more!

Before you wear your thrift store finds, I recommend washing them thoroughly.

Do you like shopping at thrift stores? Would you wear second-hand clothes?

Okay…back to the blog hop!

Featured Posts This Week

Congratulations to our featured bloggers! Please stop by and leave a comment for them!

How We Bale Hay by Hand by Oak Hill Homestead

Be sure to check each of the hosts’ Farm Fresh Tuesdays posts to see if you were featured! We each choose our own features…don’t miss the chance to strut your stuff if you were featured by one of us!

Farm Fresh Tuesdays Blog Hop - The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

Featured bloggers, grab our ‘Farm Fresh Feature!’ button and link it to the post where you were featured! Display it proudly in your sidebar or featured post!

Our Farm Fresh Tuesdays Hosts!


AnnMarie from 15 Acre Homestead


Strawberry Banana Fruit Leather by Shelle at Rockin W Homestead

Shelle from Rockin W Homestead


DIY Tomato Support System by Tamara at The Reid Homestead

Tamara from The Reid Homestead


How to Preserve Your Garden Harvest
How to Preserve Your Garden Harvest by Lisa at The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

And Lisa from The Self Sufficient HomeAcre – That’s Me!


Share Your Farm Fresh Posts This Week!

  • Share your homesteading, homemaking, homeschooling, recipes, sustainable and green living ideas, DIY, healthy living, and self-reliance posts! All are welcome! Share up to 4 family-friendly posts.
  • You may share older posts with ‘in season’ information, but please don’t share the same posts each week!
  • If you share your posts in this party, you are giving permission for others to link to your posts….that’s a good thing because it helps get more eyes on your posts. 
  • Check each host’s hop post to see if you were featured this week.
  • Be sure to link back to this blog hop so that we can feature you next week.
  • Visit some of the other posts and leave a comment…let them know you found them here!
  • Feel free to apply to our Farm Fresh Bloggers Roundup Page!
  • Please do not link to other blog hops, linky parties, or to giveaways in this homesteading hop. However, you may leave a comment below telling us about your blog hop or giveaway!
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Lisa Lombardo

Freelance Writer at Tohoca, LLC
Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady.

In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org.

The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.
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About Lisa Lombardo

Lisa writes in-depth articles about gardening and homesteading topics. She grew up on a farm and has continued learning about horticulture, animal husbandry, and home food preservation ever since. She has earned an Associate of Applied Science in Horticulture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She is a self proclaimed gardening freak and crazy chicken lady. In addition to writing for her own websites, Lisa has contributed articles to The Prepper Project and Homestead.org. The author lives outside of Chicago with her husband, son, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a variety of poultry.

29 comments on “Farm Fresh Tuesdays Week 6 and Thrifty Finds!

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    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Hi Debbie! Absolutely! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for joining the party 🙂

      Reply
    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Hi Kristie…Definitely! I wouldn’t be able to stand it if they weren’t washed first, lol. 🙂

      Reply
  4. Nancy

    About 2/3 of my wardrobe is thrifted or from ebay. I steer away from shoes though, bad feet. We have tons of great, solid wood furniture from thrift stores as well

    Reply
    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      That’s awesome, Nancy! I haven’t got any furniture…but I have gotten some nice baking pans and dishes. In fact, I need to look for a few items from the housewares section the next time I go. 🙂

      Reply
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    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      I couldn’t resist that shirt, Veronica Lee! Lol! Thanks so much for joining the party! Happy Tuesdays to you too!

      Reply
    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us each week, Kathi! Happy to feature you!

      Reply
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  9. Debbie-Dabble

    Lisa,
    Thanks so much for hosting!! Yes, I do shop Thrift shops and I wash and dry clean what i buy before wearing it. Many years ago I bought a stunning virgin wool red coat for $5.00 and I have had it at least for 10 years now!!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    Reply
    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Hi Debbie…what a find! I love to find items like that! Thanks so much for sharing your posts with us!

      Reply
  10. Laurie

    I love thrifting! Nearly 100% of my clothing comes from thrift stores and second-hand shops.

    I try to encourage my boys in this vein as well, but, they’re teens, and will have to learn some of these lessons for themselves. I’d much rather find a cute skirt for $4 or $5 than pay $30+.

    Nobody else knows the difference, and I can find my own kind of style much better in a thrift store than a department store.

    Love your tractor shirt! So cute!

    Reply
    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Thanks, Laurie…I’ve been wearing my tractor shirt all over the place, lol! Thrift stores are so much fun. 🙂 I’ve thought of a few items I could use for my kitchen so another trip is in ‘store’…haha! Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
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  14. Melissa

    Hey Lisa! Love, Love, Love the Thrift Store finds! I have been quite lucky with the baby clothes finds as of late at the Salvation Army stores.

    We went to lunch just the other day and I wore my $5 clearance shorts and my $1 yard sale top! It is amazing to me what people will get rid of too – like barely worn or even with the tags still on!

    Good luck in your search for more wardrobe finds!

    Melissa@Little Frugal Homestead

    Reply
    1. Lisa Lombardo Post author

      Thanks, Melissa! I actually found 2 more sleep shirts yesterday…tags still on! I think I’m set for sleepwear now. 🙂

      Good for you! Thanks for sharing with us today!

      Reply
  15. Suzan

    Thank you, Lisa, for hosting once again; a great party! I’ve shared my project, Fire Pit! Building A Beautiful Space To Enjoy All Year, this time ’round. Look forward to checking the other party goers out!

    Reply
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