Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Do You Buy Pre-Owned Clothing? Why Not?

There are many great reasons to buy pre-owned! You can save alot of money buying the brands you love from sources that sell pre-owned clothing. Today I will be discussing why you should want to buy pre-owned clothing and how to buy items you will love!

I found this statistic shocking - according to the ecomii website, @, Americans throw away 2 quadrillion pounds of clothing each year! If you are an environmentally-conscious consumer that believes in recycling rather than wasting resources, know that you can find good quality, gently worn, clean clothing in my Addoway store. That equals smart recycling.

Economically - savvy consumers know pre-owned clothing = great value. Plus you can find classic styles that are flattering to you. Cool, hip and trendy styles are also available. Fashion always come back! Look at the platform shoes so popular today - I remember wearing them in college decades ago!

Thrifty consumers know that minor problems that are repairable = unbeatable bagains. Items some consider ugly can be upcycled and repurposed for other things. There are a number of resources on the internet for converting what I call ugly dresses into really fashionable skirts and/or dresses!

Not sure of your size? Most of us have more than one size in our closet that fits us - not all manufacturers use the same standard. The best way to know if something I have listed will fit you is to measure a similar item that you know fits. You will need to take armpit to armpit measurements, length measurements, inseam & rise measurements of trousers. I also include the manufacturer's name in all my ads, so if you have items by that vendor, you probably know the fit.

Pictures are very important - I try to get the clearest pictures I can. Color can sometimes be difficult, the way the computor displays them can even vary, so be sure to read the descriptions carefully.

Fabric content and care are also important. I wash or dry clean all my pre-owned clothing prior to listing, with the exception of leather/suede.

Remember that some items, such as denim, are very heavy so that will be reflected in shipping charges. Contact me if you want the local delivery option. You can also save on shipping by buying more! If I can fill a flat rate box, it is cheaper than shipping each item separately. You can find out how to do that here: @

Feel free to click on "Ask Seller" to ask me questions about any item in my store. I look forward to helping you! Visit my Addoway Store @

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I Love Saving Money! Do you?

In this increasingly difficult economy, many of us are finding new ways to save money while still buying the items we need or want. One of the easiest is by shopping online. It is increasingly easy to find necessities and gift items through merchants you can trust online.

Addoway is a platform that really encourages transparancy and trust with all their vendors. We are treated with the same respect that we treat our customers, YOU! I joined Addoway in December 2010, and currently have 500 items for sale on the site!

Just how do you save by shopping online? You save money by not having to drive around to find the items you are looking for - and you can literally find nearly everything from antiques and art to toys and video games. You also save because I have searched out the bargains for you. Whether is it new or preowned, my goal is to provide you with items of great quality at a great price. And remember, any pre-owned clothing that I sell is very gently worn, and washed or dry-cleaned prior to listing!

You can also save more by using combined shipping. I am always happy to work with you to give you the best price I can on shipping. If you are interested in multiple items, simply use the contact seller button to let me know which items you want to purchase. I will create a special ad for you so you can purchase them at once with a shipping that would be less than purchasing them individually.

If you are looking something I don't carry, let me know and I will see if I can find it for you.

If you want to register on Addoway, either as a buyer or seller, use this link: You will receive 25 AddoBucks for registering! I accept AddoBucks as partial payment for all my items for sale.

You can go directly to my store after you have registered @ You do not need to register to shop on Addoway, but why wouldn't you want the extra savings?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Spiced Tomato-Pineapple Relish

I first made this in the early 1970's. I love it with roast beef. I know many of you who garden have an abundance of tomatoes and this is a great way to use them. If you don't have a garden, you can get tomatoes in bulk at your local farmer's market. Enjoy!

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By Staff


2 c. prepared tomatoes
1 1/2 c. crushed pineapple, drained (1- 13 1/2 oz. can)
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. vinegar
Sugar (see below)
1 box Sure Jell or Certo
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. cloves

Scald, peel and chop tomatoes. Bring to boil. Simmer and stir 10 minutes. In very large pan, put tomatoes, Sure Jell, seasonings. Hard boil. Add 5 1/2 cups sugar. Hard boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir and skim off foam 5 minutes. Ladle into 8 glasses. Paraffin and seal. Use with meat or excellent on toast.