Saturday, June 19, 2010


Mrs. Roy stopped at a new consignment store the other day and made off with a whole new wardrobe!  Two dresses and three tops - all for $60.  Mrs. Roy is still smiling about it.

Mrs. Roy has been shopping in consignment stores for nearly twenty years and loving the bargains.  Then, a few years ago, Mrs. Roy and her sister read about The Compact, a group of folks out in California who decided not to buy anything new for an entire year.  We decided to try to incorporate that theory into our lives - which is sometimes easier to do than other times.  Buying used fits in well with most of Mrs. Roy's guiding principles - buying used means less packaging and no energy to produce a new product so it's good for our environment and buying used costs less which helps me be a good steward of what God has given me.

Life is good.

1 comment:

  1. Been on the Compact for a month now ... fell off of the wagon today. But I bought two outfits, a pair of short, a pair of shorks, a shirt for $3.97 on the sale rack and another shirt that was also on sale from 26 dollars to 12 dollars, a pair of earrings, and a sleeping mask for Jamie. Total $57.63 - I think I did well.