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

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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Chicken With Peanut Sauce
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If you’re stuck in a chicken rut, this recipe for Chicken with Peanut Sauce will rescue you! The marinated chicken is full of spice and flavour and the peanut butter sauce is so good, you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful! Chicken with Peanut Sauce Recipe Part of living a good and hea...
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How to Choose What to Wear Every Morning
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School has started or is about to start which means that all the gears are coming to life once again and soon we will all be going full throttle till Christmas! So, I thought I would share how I choose what to wear each day including the “2 Minute Tip” that has saved many a [...] The ...
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The One Diet
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The One Diet is one tool, one change, one week at a time, for once-and-for-all management of your weight. Learn all about it here and join me in this journey! Why am I talking about the D word? There are certain days that seem good for new beginnings: Mondays, of course; January 1st, obviously; a...
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“Cowboy” Collins Cocktail
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While we are talking about shoes, I wanted to share that time I drank a cocktail out of a boot – I’m calling it my “Cowboy” Collins Cocktail and it’s a classic gin drink that you need to have in your mixology repertoire! How to Make a (Cowboy) Tom Collins I made this...
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Is It Gross to Thrift Shoes?
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New thrifters and even seasoned second hand shoppers often have hesitations about buying shoes from the thrift shop. I think you can guess my answer, but let’s talk about this: Is it gross to thrift shoes? Why should you thrift shoes? First of all, NO, it is NOT GROSS to thrift shoes! Buyin...
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Easy 3-Ingredient Jalapeno Poppers
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These Jalapeno Poppers take only 3 ingredients, come together in a snap, and taste delicious. You can make a lot for a crowd or a few for a low-carb lunch! Jalapeno Poppers Recipe My friend Lisa served these Jalapeno Poppers at one of our Splurge club gatherings and I basically parked myself besi...
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10 Fall Fashion Trends for Real Women
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Tis that time of year for thick magazines sporting the latest fall fashion which can be both inspiring and overwhelming. Fall is a time for new beginnings but not necessarily for couture fashion in our everyday lives, so I’ve scoured the mags and pins and bring to you 10 fall fashion trends...
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Extra Special Gin and Tonic Recipe
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This gin and tonic recipe is a classic cocktail, easy to make and easy to drink but this one was EXTRA special because it started with a lime grown in my own backyard! Gin and Tonic Recipe From the Beginning I have no idea if you can grow limes back in Alberta but I don’t think [...] The po...
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