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I am ready to tackle the 21 day fix. I have been wishy-washy and have found counting calories is not for me. What tips do you have for keeping up with the food? Working out will not be a problem for me. HI Allie, Planning and meal prep would be my two biggest tips. Every week I would outline a meal plan for the week and then cook up a bunch of protein and cut up veggies for quick snacks. Hello — found the article and I am interested in portion control containers. But when I checked your meal sample, I am confused — where you get the numbers from?

I am in range and I wanted to know how to calculate the numbers for each container. Here is a link to a post that explains more about how to calculate your 21 Day Fix calorie level. Hi Bethany, What would you suggest for a vegetarian for protein? Usually I use beans as my protein but they are carbs. I also add eggs to salads but would it be too many eggs if I had an egg in my salad and eggs for breakfast?

I plan on having eggs or oatmeal for breakfast, a shake for lunch and salad with protein for dinner along with snacks. Any suggestions would be great. Hi Sue, The beans, lentils, and quinoa can be counted as red instead of yellow for vegetarians who follow the fix. A few eggs a day should not be to much. And, here is a blog post for vegans that you can take a look at that might help — https: What is a substitute for the shakeology?

If you use the, shakeology what kind of liquid do you use in it. Hi Shirlyn, The shake is a red container, so any foods from that category. The ingredient fibersol , which they talk about reducing hunger in studies can also be purchased separately. Hello Bethany, I am thinking about doing this the 21 day fix after I finish the current program I am doing. I would love to do the Shakeology, but they have a derivative of mushroom which I am allergic to, as well as chocolate and lactose intolerant.

I was just wondering if you know of any other ideas for the Shakeology…. Hi Cherie, With your allergy concerns I would consult with a doctor. Making your own smoothies ss not bad either, I just made a blueberry, avocado, and kale smoothie myself. I would like to attain for information on the 21 day fix. I have two kids and have gained some weight during The course of the years. I would like to loose atleast 30 pounds but most importantly become committed to a healthy lifestyle.

I have read many comments and I think this diet plan will be beneficial for me. I am just a bit confused on the meal plans and exercises. Hi Lix, Here is a link to my full 21 Day Fix https: Is it ok to up your calorie intake if doing other exercises in addition to the 21 day fix program? I am a runner and I do yoga almost daily. I am finding that I am quite hungry after running, yoga AND 21 day fix.

I am 24 and aiming to lose pounds. Hi Chantelle, You can, the container I see recommended to be added in are the green then red containers first. I can say the program is is very well organized and easy to follow. Another recommendation the I have is to take a look at the PiYo or Tai Cheng program, here is a more in depth article that I wrote about a few of the Beachbody programs. Is it 2 teaspoon per serving or 1.

Is this a total of 4 teaspoon daily or just 2? Hi Shirley, There are links near the bottom of the blog post, under the question and answer part. I was just wondering if it is possible to use canned crab meat or even imitation crab meat pollock to make crabcakes that I found a recipe for on Pinterest. Or should you stay away from canned meat? Hi Krissy, Canned meat is usually fine. Meat is usually steam cooked before begin canned.

I would just take a look at the ingredients and try to get stuff that does not have added salt and has been canned in water or olive oil and not soybean.

Hello, I have just received my 21 day fix and am on day 3, I have a few questions as I am unable to register for a coach as in UK from the website. Firstly regarding milk, limited to two teas a day and can be used as a treat 3 times a week, so the cereal allowance is dry then? Unless only 3 times a week as a treat and swap milk for a yellow tub. Hi Debbie, Milk can be used three times a week as a yellow container. You can have dry cereal if you like. I believe Quorn products are not listed in the nutrition plan either because of how it is processed of they are not main stream enough in the states it is not something I am all that familiar with myself.

And, yes a filled purple container of grapes is a serving. Can I use shakeology and another meal replacement together on the 21 day fix. Like use shakeology as a breakfast shake and use another meal replacement as a snack. I started the 21 day fix starting with Yoga last night. Tonight I am doing the full body cardio. Any hints on sticking with the working out and eating the correct portions?

Hi Sara, I would schedule it into your calendar to start. Some people have success with rewarding themselves after reaching a certain benchmark of workouts completed.

I love the visuals you provided. It helps me stay on track. How long have you been eating based on the 21 Day Fix? I have been seeing someone who has been helping me with my health. Hi Nadine, You might need to make some adjustments with the whole milk, but I would talk to your nutritionist before making any adjustments on your own. Why is regular milk not mentioned anywhere and if I were to incorporate it… what would it count as?

This post is really just for an overview of what I did, to really follow the program you need a copy of the eating guide that comes with the program. I purchased the 21 day fix about a year ago and am just getting serious about doing it now. I have the workouts and the containers but cannot locate the books that had the diet plans and how much of each container I should be having at each meal.

Is there any place I can purchase just the Plan or get access to it? Just found your site and im happy i did! Im very motivated to start. I ordered my kit and its on its way. I do have 2 questions if you dont mind answering. That seems high should it be at — ? What lower carbs can i fill the yellow container with? Or can i double up on veggies instead? Hi May, You are in the 1, to 1, range. Here is the link to my post about calculating 21 Day Fix calories.

People do tend to need the complex carbs when also working out to fuel their workout. Hello there, I see gray containers listed but. Hey Bethany, I have a question. Lately I have been finding it hard to use coconut oil as a tsp. If I can use this how many tsp or which containers would this fall under? The Misto is a reusable pump that you can add your own oils to and use like you would the sprays. As for counting the containers, if you are just using them for food not to stick I would not think it would need to really be counted.

How bad is this goof? Can i just cut back on other fat blue, orange? Hi Christine, Probably not bad enough that you had to worry about it. I would just have maybe a little less than a full blue container if you really want to get picky. I have yet another protein powder question sorry! I am quite attached to this protein powder but the serving size is a little bigger than most.

Should I use 1. If I do 2 do I need to count it as 2 proteins? Hi Kimberly, That shake is very high in protein, maybe a little to high for a single meal. The body may only be able to digest so much protein at once, cutting the serving in half or three quarters for a red would probably be closer to the correct amount. You would want to count lentils, quinoa, and beans as red containers instead of yellow.

Hi Anita, Yes, the fix diet is centered around whole foods, it wants you to avoid nearly all processed foods. The calorie level is setup to create a nice gradual weight loss that should help keep the pounds off. But anyway, do you know if there are any plans to sell Shakeology in the UK? I can order it via Ebay — but the cost is very high. The nutritionals I would imagine need to be approved by in your country first.

Hi Nida, wg stands for whole grain, I have a few notes in the bottom right footer of the image. HI Jamie, Yes, almond milk can be substituted in three times a week as a yellow container. The coconut milk that I have listed here, is the canned version.

Thank you for answering! What brand yogurt would be ok for the plain yogurt?? All the ones I see seem to be so high in sugar its crazy. Hi Jaime, Any brand of plain Greek yogurt should be okay, I would try a few and see which you like. What about the plain yogurt? Is there a specific brand I should be looking for? Greek Yogurt just taste so weird to me. Hi Jamie, The brand I like most is Stonyfield, nice and creamy.

But, the brand does not really matter, I would try a few and see which one you prefer. Hi Bethany, I just started yesterday, I made a mistake and bought low fat vanilla yogurt. Hi Sharon, Can you return it or donate. It is is not the best, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Hi Sharon, Propel water is not on the diet plan, I would try to avoid it for at least your first round.

Hi Sharon, Not sure what you are referring to. Here is a link to a post I have about naturally flavoring your coffee — https: Hi Sharon, No, it should no be to much. You will lose weight as long as you create a calorie deficit with diet and exercise. Hi Bethany, I bought some plain greek yogurt and put bananas in it.

Hi Gloria, What about raspberries, blackberries or strawberries. Those are nice and sweet tasting. Hi Misty, You can have unsweetened tea, coffee, you can also add fresh fruit and veggies to your water to add a little bit of flavor. Hi Tina, I do not have any other 21 Day Fix sample meal plans. If you see foods or meals you do not like I think you could easily swap foods in and and out. How do you make that using the containers. Looks like it would be very little lettuce based on container sizes.

Thanks for your help! Hi Kim, You can really pack the green container pretty tight with the greens and it surprising holds a decent amount. If milk is allowed in moderation, can I put milk and stevia or stevia vanilla extract in my coffee? I am feeling more and more prepared as I read all the posts. Hi Michelle, The food plan goes into detail, but for now here is a link to a post about how to naturally flavor your coffee and my Fix approved recipe.

I notice that milk is nowhere on the list. Are we allowed cows milk or almond milk? Is Shakology safe for persons with Celiac Disease that have to follow a strict gluten free diet? Is there any gluten in the shake mix? Do you have a link to your dinner recipes from the Week schedule example above?

Sorry if I missed it! Hi Alisha, The veggie stir fry recipe is in the meal plan. Pretty simple eating, I just used the seasonings from the Fix diet.

If I do this i end up with only calories. I am trying to lose some more fat. Should i drop a container? What should I do? Hi Stevie, You round up to calories, you should not drop any of the containers from the lowest level. If you search what is a calorie on this site you will find an article that goes into detail about why you should never go below calories a day for an extended time period.

Hi, I have been doing the p90X lean schedule, this is two p90x workouts a day. I thought I would change it up and start the 21 day fix instead of doing two p90x, since the workouts are shorter and more cardio. Do you think this is ok? I am doing 21 day fix in the AM and p90x in the evening! Hi Stevie, You know your body best. With that said, P90X alone is a lot of working out.

Just be sure to pay attention to how your body is responding. More is not always better. If I would be allowed 3 yellow containers and could only eat 2, is that going to cause me NOT to be able to get the weight off? Seriously considering doing this plan. Hi Bev, While you should try to eat all of your containers, forcing down food is not a good option either. From my experience, I like the idea of not skipping the same containers each day.

So if you missed a yellow one day, try not to miss the same colored container the next. But, always eat your orange and tsps. Are both frozen Fruits and frozen Veggies ok for the 21 day Fit? I just got my 21 Day Fix program and trying to shop. The box says they have mg of Sodium, Is that too much? Hi Sarah, frozen fruits and vegetables are fine.

And, yes you probably want to avoid the fillets at least for your first 21 days through. I have insulin resistance so whey protein is not good for me to drink. Or did you just not want to eat it?

Do you know how this protein blend compares with Shakeology? I know this should be simple for me to figure out but apparently I need some guidance. I work third shift and I am really not sure how to navigate this since my sleep and awake times are the exact opposite of most people who the examples are generally geared toward.

I am a single parent of a school age child and so I generally sleep when she is in school, about 9am to 3pm. Hi Anitra, Just try to space your meals every three to four hours. It might take you some time, but try to find a schedule that you can work with. And, be sure to meal plan, this way you will know what you will be eating and when.

I guess just cut in half or plan around it? Hi Kabey, That is a tough one about the aminos, for the first 21 days I would try to avoid them.

A serving of the shake is just one scoop, you may want to double check that. I have not heard of the protein you mention, but will check it out.

I just started the 21 day fix program, and just want clarification on the 10 min hardcore workouts. Can you do the 10 min hardcore workouts some days instead of the 30 minute workouts? Hi Serica, If you are under a time restraint, but this should not be a common occurrence.

Confused please help me. Hi Cindy, It is on the main menu, you may need to fast forward. Sometimes it is easiedt to eject the disc an put it back in and begin again.

Could they be incorporated into the 21 day fix program or no? Hi Jenna, While they are not technically allowed in the 21 Day Fix, I tell people be strict for the 21 Days to begin then start working other foods in like these bars. I would count them as a yellow container, but only do three a week max, they are like treats honestly. Your site was great thank you for the food calendar. Bethany, I loved reading all your responses… is very detailed and definitely gives the information needed.

How can I follow the program if I have to go out to a restaurant for a meal? I want to make sure I do the whatever is going to give me max results. Hi Ana Maria, It is best to have homemade meals, but when you do go out the Fix diet does have options.

Page 70 and 71 of the meal plan goes over eating out. Basically, it lists some of the more classic restaurant foods and gives the amount of containers to mark off. Hi Sandy, Yes, eating all of your containers will put you in the correct calorie range for weight loss.

I have a question; is it ok to just eat chicken and turkey? I do not eat seafood and not a big pork fan. Would this be a problem? I am doing the 21 day fix but not following the eating plan as I am underweight and just need to tone up a bit. Will I still see results? Hi Jennifer, Yes, you will see results from the workouts and clean eating.

The meal plan does go over how to maintain, if you wanted to added weight, I would bump up a calorie level or two. I know the containers tell you how many servings a day but how do you know how much to buy of each food at the store to make the meals for the week? For example do you just need 2 packs of a type of meat or more or so many pounds of fruit, etc.? Does this program tell you how much of each food to buy at the store?

Hi Beth, Yes, the full meal plan that comes with the program would be able to help you a lot with this. It does not tell you exactly what to buy, but you will have a general idea of what you need. Hi im confused about the table chart! If it says 3 vegatabke contaners… how come theres only 2 in a bunch of days?

Hi Jasmine, I would have more than 1 serving of the same vegetable at a time. Looking back I should have noted this in parenthesis. I have a question about the Shakeology. Hi Brandie, A packet is the same serving size as a scoop. I would say about 1 oz water and ice cubes. You can always play twith this to find what works best for you. I ordered the 21 day fix, but have not received it yet. I wanted to know if canned fruit or fruit cups allowed?

What is the difference between 21 day fix and the 21 day fix extreme? I have not done this workout before or the meal plan. I was just wondering what would benefit me more.

I thought I would like the workouts better in the extreme workout. I usually run days a week. Are the containers, start here booklet, eating plan booklet the same in both? Hi Michelle, This will be a future post. But, the main differences I see are there is more resistance training in Extreme, the workouts are increased in intensity not crazy and the diet is a little more strict, there is no treat sertion and some of the bottom foods have been removed.

The Extreme eating plan does come with more recipes. The containers are the same. The plan said I could have two large eggs, but my family eats egg whites. Is there a recommended liquid oz in this type of situation?

Or, would it be best to cook it and simply eat what fits in the container? Hi Bethany, Tripping to print your 21 day fix shopping list. But alas, the link does not work. Can you perhaps reset the link? Hi Darlene, Either, they are the same. Green olives are just picked while they are ripening and black olives are picked when they are ripe.

When is the best time to do the workouts? I work am to pm and I am wondering If I should eat dinner before or after the workout? Hi Lauren, I would do the workouts before work or before dinner. Forgot to ask about Miracle Whip light,. Does beans mean dried beans like Pintos and Black Eye Peas and how about zucchini? Hi Martha, No Miracle whip of any kind. I would refer to the eating plan that comes with the program for the others. This is just a companion to help people grocery shop.

I do my workouts in the evening. I have shakeology in the morning as a meal replacement. Will i need to take protein after my workout and if i do can you please recommend a protein powder brand. Hi Salma, I currently workout in the evening and have found a whole food meal after works best.

I used to do optimim nutrition whey protein after my workouts, but I feel like my body does better with whole foods now. In reference to the shakes, I have a half s bag of protein shake mix, Curves brand.

How does that compare? Hi Candy, Sorry I could not find any information with the marcos or ingredients for that brand. It says in book you can switch out a yellow three times a week for 16 oz of unsweetened almond milk.

How come on shakeology recipes 4 oz counts as a yellow? Does adding almond milk to your shakes just make it creamier?

Almond milk does make the texture creamier than water would. How do you meal prep? I was planning on prepping snack and lunches for the whole week? But wondering if cut washed fruits and veggies would stay fresh? Also same with cooked meat? I do not have any problems with anything going bad, but I would imagine some fruits or vegetables would not last as long as others.

Cooked meats should stay good for days. Hi Lanna, No white rice is not allowed. White rice is processed, it does not contain the same amount of nutritional value as brown rice does. Can I subsitite non fat flavored Greek yogurt it has about two more grams of sugar than plain.

Also with oatmeal is that also plain oatmeal only? Hi Nicole, Flavored yogurt is not allowed, they often artificial sweeteners. Plain rolled oats or steel cut oats, you can add your own berries or spices, but no instant oatmeals with the flavorings are allowed.

This is really useful—thanks! Or will that be a detriment to my overall progress? You really should count the containers as they are meant to be. It kind of goes against the point of the diet program if you are going to counts yellows as red. The 21 Day Fix wants you eating a balanced diet. While benas, lentils, quinoa are high sources of vegetarian protein they are also dense on carbs, that is why they are yellows. Eggs, canned tuna, chicken breast are all relatively cheap sources of protein that you can count as red.

Does this system have and note replacements for allergies Egg, Seafood, Fish, etc. Noticed you have eggs for most breakfasts on weekend, what would be a substitute? As for Shakeology, I am not spending or wasting money on more made up stuff. Hello, You can have any of the red container foods, you choose from a list. I like to have nuts as a snack, it is just a sample menue to give people ideas of what I ate. The shake is not fake, if you read back to my first posts years ago I did have my own concerns also.

But, I kept an open mind and have done lots of research and it works for me so I would do your own research and find what works best for you and your situation…. What about green tea? Hello, I recently got the 21 day fix. Will I still get results by lowering my calorie bracket?

I have a lapband and physically can not eat the amount of food it says I should eat. Hi Mallory, Do the best that you can do. Here are a couple tips — try to keep the ratio of containers as even as possible, alternate the containers you do eat over the week so you still get the balancing of the diet.

I would use a tsp of olive oil and about a cup of mixed vegetables and some all purpose seasoning. Do the veggies that you enjoy most or have on hand. I am a caffeine junkie….

Hi Marsha, Yes, on the tea with stevia. No, on the diet sodas, those contain articial sweeteners that you want to be avoiding. What kind of dressing can be used? Hi Angie, The eating plan comes with 5 recipes for dressings, mostly olive oil based.

Here are the names of the dressings so you can get an idea, — balsamic vinaigrette, creamy herb dressing, lemon tarragon vinaigrette, dijon vinaigrette, and asian citrus vinaigrette. Hi Dawn, The containers come with the program, base, deluxe or challenge pack. Check out my review from the sidebar for more information.

Bethany, Are there any other vegetables or substitutes for the vegetables listed on the plan? Hi Emi, The vegetables in the fix diet are a good place for you to start. They are listed in order of most nutritious. So I guess my question is this all of the colored containers.

You pack with the food you can eat. Is this for the whole day breakfast lunch and dinner or is this for one meal at a time? Just need a lil help. Hi Lacie Jo, You match you calorie tarrget that corresponds with your calorie level. So if it says, 3 green containers for example that means you get to fill the green container upto three times throughout the day.

You could do two greens for lunch and one for dinner, or any way you like. I have a few questions, can you provide me with the link to purchase the 21 Day fix challenge Pack, and in addition to the challenge pack I would like to order a extra set of containers to keep at work. How do I calculate my calorie intake per day.

I would like to use your meal plan but how do I adjust it if my calorie per day intake is different then yours. Is the 21 day fix ok for children to do as well? Yes, you can add on additional containers.

The eating plan shows you how to calculate your calorie level, simply multiply your weight by 11, add for calorie burn, and subtract to get your calorie target. You can use my meal plan as guide and just add in containers where needed, if I had two you could have three. Children should have parental consent as well as parental guidance for the program, I would also consult with a doctor too.

Thanks to you and all the others that have posted great questions and comments. I am currently waiting on my 21 Day Fix package and I did order the one that includes the Shakeology Chocolate and am beyond anxious to start already. My aunt is already on her 3rd week and has gotten excellent results using Shakeology. I do think the price is a bit expensive but if it will help me more, then I will do the sacrifice and continue ordering it.

What do you think? Is 18 Shake comparable to Shakeology? Thanks in advance for your response Bethany. Hi Melissa, I took a quick look. My first impressions is it is just a cheap knock off. Frankly, it is not really even that cheap, the servings per container is so low. The amount of calories in the shake is also low because it does not really seem to contain very much.

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I am NOT kidding. We have a Goodwill store that is laughable. My hubs is always game for a road trip, so guess we'll be traveling thrifters. Thriftin' ain't easy tee hee.

Seriously, these are some great tips. Both have very reasonable prices and awesome stuff. Have done absolutely nothing with it Stop by my site www. Love your site, girl! I too love thrift stores! I've been shopping at them since my kids were little People lose weight, people gain weight.

That equals them often donating some incredible clothing at amazing prices! That's what the oil boom has done here. But, there are those rare days when they'll have a sale or somebody 'mis-marked' it too low. I live for those days! Thrift stores are and have always been a great way to save money and have wonderful things. You might need a little DIY skills sewing, painting, gluing, etc. Totally would have dropped everything and bought the elephant. Would have done him up white with blue like a piece of Willow ware, and planted a palm in him.

It's so fun when you say: I live in an area where thrift stores don't always have the best stuff - but I would have died if I saw that big intricate frame for sale - chalkboard, anyone? Brandi Nest of Bliss.

This is the first post of yours that I've read, and you are a great writer, picture taker, and decorator. Subscribed in all ways so I never miss anything from you! I wrongly assumed I'd know all these thrifty tips-- that website! Another thing I like to do is go thrifting with a buddy.

We switch off whether we go near her house or mine, and have our favorite routes to take, plus we know each others tastes so we can go through stores even faster! Being an avid thrifter I have been sad since moving.

I moved from Springfield, MO which has lots of great thrift stores to a new state and have only found a Goodwill which isn't all that great This website will make my life so much better.

I can especially vouch for the value of 3 -- before heading off to London a couple of years ago, I did some internet research and found some thrift stores to visit, and when my luggage didn't arrive with me, I had my handy list as an economical alternative to find some appropriate theatre-wear for that first night in town!

That took me to parts of the city I'd never explored before, and led me to some other great little shops and cafes. Definitely helps to get one away from the 'touristy' areas on vacation. I just today stumbled across your blog and have spent hours just reading everything. I'm so inspired by all of your fun projects and you're so entertaining to read too. I'll definitely be a regular follower.

Virginia, you have a way of saying things that make it interesting. Thanks for this great information. Who knew you could find all the thrift stores through a website?

I stumbled onto your blog over the holidays, and ended up reading pretty much every post! This is the first blog I have ever came back to and read again and I think im addicted now! I left my job to stay home with our girls and we have really struggled transitioning to this new lifestyle and I have recently started buying second hand and having to get creative and I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all of these awesome great tips!!!

I love all your finds but really like the chalkboard inside the cabinet doors! I love to go to thrift shops and consignment stores, and that you use the different items as containers for your plants. I do that, too. So much more creative than a pot! I like the garden stool the way it is. Thanks for the great tips. Now I have to paint it: I am so regretting walking away from Babar. I have become addicted to your blog within the past month!

I rent so I obviously don't want to spend thousands on stuff, or even hundreds on things. Plus, I have two small kids like two below 4 so anything that I get can't break the bank. Your blog has inspired me to redecorate my whole house!

Thank you so much for sharing your awesome wisdom. And I'm not even kidding. Thank you for making my night with your comment! Oh my do I ever love your blog. Not only are you a fantastic writer with so much personality, but you have great ideas Thank you for staying personable: And thank you for all the great tips for the house! I am currently looking for one very similar. Traci, you are fabulous.

Thank you so much. You just inspired me to refinish that million year old dresser that's been in bedroom since forever. You know the kind. Big giant drawers with the grooves and fancy carvings. Just need new handles and wood stripper. Maybe I will just paint it white, just to make it look all girlie and stuff.

Hi Virginia, I see you have a Keurig. The kind that turns like a lazy susan and has the perfect size holes for k-cups. Just add paint and voila. Maybe you'll give it a try. If you do I'd love to see it: I'm a total Thrift Store maniac and I have found that all of your tips are soooo true! I featured your Article in my Newsletter this week! Hope you get LOTS of new readers! Have a blessed weekend! Holy crap you are hilarious AND thrifty.

Girl after my own heart. Not to mention you put furniture through several rounds of paint hell. First time reader, but shall definitely return.

I noticed your coupon book is Knoxville. I'm so excited I found this on Pinterest! I didn't know about the coupon books and can't wait until I get the opportunity to purchase one. I'm really excited about your blog! This is the highlight of pinterest tonight!

OMG I freaking love you! I am new to DIY-anything really, but we are buying out first home and moving next month and I am on a limited decorating budget. However, I am determined to finally make this place feel like our own home, creating, thrifting, decorating, painting, etc.

Out last 2 rented apartments were so plain and boring because I knew we wouldn't be there long and didn't want to invest the time. Now I can't wait to let my creative side flourish and know your blog is going to be a site I visit often!

Thanks for being so amazing! Here's a fun fact if you haven't already figured it out yet; Goodwill's sale pattern goes as such: I used to work there a long time ago, and they put out new things every day. However, on the weekends there's usually way less people pricing things in the back and those same people are usually taking donations also, which means they're pretty busy back there. So weekdays are probably your best bet there too!

BUT your chalkboard paint in the cabinets are da bomb. I use sticky notes to remind myself where the seldom-used appliance parts are tucked. But love the paint much more My gw has the same sales, you don't happen to be in the Nashville area do you?

I do a Nashville GW "vacation" the first Sat. Love all of your thrifted finds! Swear to gawd I have lived in this area for 15 years and gone to thrift stores weekly and not known about 3 stores that literally were 10 minutes from my house including one in a 'ritzy' part of town.

The locator is genius! I especially loved the pic of your cupboard with the inside painted with chalkboard paint: They also have stores that discount week to week. Brand new reader here; so glad I found your site! I love, love, LOVE thrifting! I am much more restrained than when I started about seven years ago I can't wait to fill my own blog up with my thrifted and rescued finds!

Love your tips for thrift store hunting. I looked at the site to find a store in Farragut but I couldn't find one, I live in Knoxville would you mind sharing your favorite high end store?

After stumbling upon your site via Pinterest I must say I love all of the insight that you shared. Thrifting is so fun and I feel even better that I am no alone in that I still hit thrift stores even while on vacation. I have come across some amazing finds that I cannot wait to transform.

Thank you so much for sharing this post. I have shopped over the years at the Goodwill in our area closest to me and got some great deals You just reminded me to go back Thanks so much for leaving a comment!!

I do the hammer dance every time I read one. And then of course, I started this blog two years ago, and everything just kinda fell into place. I could expand that paragraph into a page novel, but I won't. Just know that from limitations comes creativity, so don't be discouraged if you find yourself in a similar spot. I don't have any magic formulas, but I've definitely learned some tips over the years that have helped me find stuff that I wouldn't have been able to afford or find elsewhere. So, today I thought I would share just 10 of my favorite thrift store shopping secrets, in the hopes that it will help you, too.

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