The Spirited Thrifter

My name is Nicole. I’m a 41-year-old wife and mother of three awesome kids, aged 9, 7 and 4. I started style blogging in August 2012 after my husband lost his job and I discovered thrifting as an avenue for affordable fashion and retail therapy! He found another awesome job soon after, but I continued with my adventure of shopping second hand for myself for a full year and I’m not planning to stop any time soon!

Recent Blog Posts

Thrifting with Terri
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One of the things I love most is seeing new friends adopting the thrift life! I love going thrifting with them and seeing that spark ignite! It’s not just the good deals or the sustainability of secondhand shopping that lights the fire; it’s the fun of it! So when my friend Terri aske...
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Sunday Morning Blueberry Muffins
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When I get up early on Sunday mornings and make homemade blueberry muffins for my family, I basically feel like I’m winning at life. This recipe is quick and easy which means you have time to whip some up and win at life today too! What You Need to Make Blueberry Muffins For this blueberry ...
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Closet Minimalism Game 2018
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It’s November and that means one thing, at least around this little corner of Internet: it’s time for the annual Closet Minimalism Game!! What is The Closet Minimalism Game? I have played the Closet Minimalism Game for the past two Novembers. Each day in November, I issued a “pu...
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Thrifting in College Station
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For non-Texans, “College Station” doesn’t sound like the name of a real place, but to Texans, it’s the beloved home of Texas A & M University which means COLLEGE FOOTBALL!  The all-caps are for my Texan friends; we went there for hockey recently and while we in town, I...
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Thirsty Thursday
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I have a major case of FOMO tonight. You see, a couple of my Houston Moms Blog gals met for happy hour and I was unable to join them. Insert frowning emoji. It made me think of the early days in my career, before kids, when I would just stop in for a drink and [...] The post Thirsty Thursday appe...
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Getting My Groove Back
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Long time no blog. I hope you can forgive me. I did not intend to take such a long break but alas, here we are. I have been feeling fine physically but had one follow-up test to get out of the way before I could fully exhale and now that I have, I am ready [...] The post Getting My Groove Back ap...
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Spanish Coffee
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I did not even know today is National Coffee Day when I made a quick little video on how to make Spanish Coffee this morning! All the more reason to read on and make yourself a quick cuppa before the day is done! What is Spanish Coffee? Spanish Coffee is basically coffee + liqueur + [...] The pos...
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Carrying On
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If you have not been following along on Facebook or Instagram, let me share my wonderful news: my tests and surgery went well and the results show that my lump was benign. HALLELUJAH! I am so relieved and thankful, most especially for the outpouring of support by all y’all. I am grateful fo...
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How Do You Wait to Find Out If You Have Cancer?
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On Thursday, I learned I have a lump on my vocal cords. It could be a cyst or it could be cancer. By this time next week, I will have had tests, surgery and a biopsy, and I will know. So I’m left sitting here wondering, how do you wait to find out if you [...] The post How Do You Wait to Fi...
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Flamingos Thrift Store Houston
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I discovered another cool thrift shop in Houston, The Flamingos Thrift Store! I went there last week with my friend Elisa and found a thrifting first!! The Flamingos Thrift Store Elisa and I had originally planned to go to the August “thrift store of the month” but since it was a litt...
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