From my closet to yours…

by mssinglemama on July 8, 2012

I found another purse for one of you thrift shopping this week.

Isn’t it cute? It’s a mustard brown. Yum. Yum. So soft and cushy.

Not real leather, but sure looks like it. The price tag? A whopping $2.99. And my gift to you.

This time, leave a comment and you’ll be entered. Just comment. That’s it. Deadline to enter 7/15/12 at 8:00PM EST.

I read all of the entries to the first thrift giveaway and couldn’t bear choosing. I appreciate all of your comments, but who am I to judge who deserves a prize the most. So… I totally copped out and used The winners are:

1. A super cute vintage turquoise wallet. Lovie Arthur. (Love your name, lady)
2. A black and white scarf. Will go perfectly with this season’s brights and patterns. Jacy. Randomly drawn, but so deserving. Her blog is here.
3. A pair of genuine snake skin vintage heels. Size 8, they run small. These are the real deal. Beautiful! Heidi. I think you were one of the only ones who wanted the shoes, so you just get them and clearly you have earned them.

I thrift shop on a weekly basis. It keeps me out of trouble and I can get my shopping fix. There will be more of these contests. Do you like?



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Johany Ariza July 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm

love my life a Ms.single mom


kelley smith July 8, 2012 at 9:49 pm

from your closet to mine


lovie arthur July 8, 2012 at 9:51 pm



Kim Metcalf July 8, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Super cute purse!


Jacy July 8, 2012 at 10:01 pm

This isn’t to enter the giveaway (even though the purse is soooo great)… this is to say YAYAYAY! I never, never, NEVER win anything! I can’t even tell you just how excited I am to add this new eclectic piece to my wardrobe.

THANK YOU! I totally love this idea of yours… who doesn’t love vintage finds? Glad you get your fix this way Ms.Single Mama πŸ™‚

I’ll be emailing you…. thank you again!



mssinglemama July 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Congratulations! Will look for your email. Super excited to send it your way. It is absolutely beautiful and will go with everything.


Sara July 8, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Love it!! You are amazing!


Kim July 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Super cute find!


Michelle July 8, 2012 at 10:26 pm

I’ve been looking for a cute new purse for months now and this one is exactly what I’ve been looking for! Love it!


Kindra July 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Just love that color!!!!!


Melissa July 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm

That purse is too cute. I recently finished school and need to start dressing like a grown up so I can find a teaching position. Purses are always a great addition to an outfit to make it more “grown up”. I wish I had access to great thrift store finds.


Jen July 8, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Single mom for 4 months now! Learning, living, and growing with my LO every day!


Rachel July 8, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Your energy, and the honesty with which you write your blog are an inspiration to me as I parent as a single mother of two. (And date when I can)
Thanks for the fun contests!


Erica July 8, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Cute!!!! Love the color… What a great find!


Stacia July 8, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Doesn’t matter if I win or not, Just love popping in every now and then for a little “fix” of my own.



Jen July 8, 2012 at 11:39 pm

Congrats to the winners and love the new purse & giveaway idea. Giveaways are so fun! I am a little bit motivated to check out my local thrift stores now!


Megan July 9, 2012 at 1:06 am

Super cute πŸ™‚ I’m with Jen… I’m going to check out some thrift shops, too πŸ™‚


Momma Sunshine July 9, 2012 at 5:51 am

What a lovely purse! I love thrift store shopping as well….like you said, it’s a good way to get your shopping fix without breaking the bank. I’ve made some lovely finds myself over the years.


Hollie Barnes July 9, 2012 at 9:06 am

I LOVE the look of this purse! I just bought a lovely brown dress…which I throughout was black until I got it home and my husband mentioned my new brown dress “WHAT????” Anyway – I still love the dress but struggle with purse and shoe options – this lovely mustardy shade would go perfect!!!! I would love it!


Ann July 9, 2012 at 10:53 am

I need it! πŸ™‚


Michelle July 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Love the purse. And love the contests.


Emily Patterson July 9, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Too cute!


karla kehman July 9, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Ive never spent more then $25.00 on a purse… and this is the perfect example why!!! Great find!


April July 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Super cute & chic!


Chris R July 9, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Very nice! So being one of the few single dad followers, does seth have anything???

Just checking..


MommaMary July 9, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I love thrift shopping! I would love to win that lovely purse, it’s just my style!


Sheila July 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm

Oooh, count me in! πŸ™‚


Mary Thompson July 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

What an adorable purse! Im currently in the hunt for a new purse due to the fact that my husbands cat ruined my brand new one by peeing in it!!!! πŸ™ I must go to thrift stores from now on!


Kimberly at Rubber Chicken Madness July 10, 2012 at 11:12 am

I love these contests. They fulfill my need for potentially mixing up my wardrobe while keeping consumerism at bay and reusing things πŸ™‚ LOVE it.

And love that purse!


Amy H. July 10, 2012 at 11:19 am

Love it! I just moved to NYC and feel like I need to step up my style…


SavoredLife July 10, 2012 at 11:22 am

Now that’s fab! I love thrifting, however where I live in FL (mostly seasonal residents) the selection is less than desirable. It’s either tacky juvenile crap or gaudy grandma vogue. Chic vintage finds are few and far between…


April July 11, 2012 at 7:29 am

I love this purse and thrifting too!


christina July 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm

This purse is exactly what I’ve been looking for this summer, to be used into the fall!


Amy July 12, 2012 at 7:50 am

I also love getting my “fix” from thrift stores and garage sales. It gives me an extra bounce in my step that I can look just as great as women in my life who don’t have kids and can spend $$ on themselves. I want to tell the whole world ‘Look at these jeans! They only cost $3!”


Kristin July 12, 2012 at 10:44 am

I LOVE that purse! So chic and pretty…perfect for summer!

Thanks for all the giveaways – you have great finds!


Jenifer July 13, 2012 at 11:18 am

Super cute purse! Fun giveaways! Thank you!! <3


Jami July 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Thank you! It would be wonderful to win this! πŸ™‚


Sherri July 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I never win anything. πŸ™‚ Love the blog!


stephanie puerta July 15, 2012 at 8:13 pm

sweet purse:)


Lea July 15, 2012 at 8:25 pm

nice purse!


Liz July 15, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I been thinking all day due to soreness that I should get a darn Father’s Day present too. I took my 6 yr old daughter to see Marinda Crosgrove in concert last night and had to put her on my shoulders so she could see. We had a blast and well worth the pain today:-).


Kim July 15, 2012 at 8:39 pm



Rhonda July 15, 2012 at 8:58 pm



Carly Moore July 15, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Too cute. Hope I’m not too late to enter.


Ms. Single Mama July 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Thank you all for entering! Picking my winner soon…


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I really love this one..Looking for partners? Why don’t you try this site?


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