I just had to post about this. I decided since we are trying to be much more thrifty with our money so Nate wont need to work overtime, that I would make myself go to the DI and maybe one other thrift shop locally one time a week, but only buy needed items when/if they have them. Well I go into the DI today knowing my kids need church clothes desperately as they are quickly outgrowing their $20 button down shirts and nice dresses. I walk in and I swear our father in Heaven, He REALLY knows our need. To my surprise I find a brand new Van Heusen button down in pale blue for Wyatt, $4 and a brand new white white button down for Everett, $8. To make matters better, there is a beautiful boys jacket in sz 5 that will either fit Everett or Tanner, but I snagged that as well for only 4 bucks. Next, I hit the girl's sections and Kenna really needed some new dress shoes as her only ones are white and the crawling has done a number on them. I walk up and kid you not, a brand new pair of little shiny black dress shoes in her size(3) for only 3 bucks. I would have paid at least 14 at Payless for the exact shoe. I couldn't even believe it. I then find a beautiful dress for her in size 3 that I plan to stuff away. It was brand new and at least a 20 dollar dress and I got it for 5 bucks. So my grand total leaving was 26 dollars for 2 brand new dress shirts, a slightly used boys dress jacket, a brand new dress and brand new shoes for Kenna. Can you believe that? I stopped in at a consignment store as well to check for big girl dresses and while they had so many in sz 6, nothing in sz 8 for Kayla. She was a tad bummed, but I told her that these places are just hit and miss and one day there will be a jackpot for her and nothing for the boys, that she just has to be patient! So I feel super proud of myself today for my accomplishment. I am very picky so it was surprising to me that I found anything I liked.