on thrifting, well, I have and I haven't. The kids have much of what they need, but I have still bought things here and there.
In fact, almost everything that the kids have on in the Autumnal Celebration, Part 1 post is thrifted, although I bought most of it last year - Super's raincoat, Flower's windbreaker, Jelly Bean's sweater and from this year, those awesome Land's End boots. Seriously, how could I not buy them - they fit her with room to grow, they were practically new, they are Land's End, they were $2, and they are Magenta! What's not to love??????