What do you mean Valentine’s Day is Thursday?

I went to a new thrift store called the Second Time Shop. It is located in Denver on Happy Canyon and Hampden. It’s run by the Junior League of Denver. You really should go check it out! The merchandise is upscale, and the workers are really sweet and helpful.


I found these over-sized Crate and Barrel mugs there and knew they would be perfect for Valentine’s Day!  Did you know that you can use a Dry Erase Marker  (NOT a Sharpie) on a glossy mug and it will wipe right off?  Well it does!  The possibilities are endless!!

(Do a little test on the bottom of your thrifted mug.  I don’t need any lawsuits around here.)

Use Dry Erase Marker on Mug

One for the Mister and the Missus. (I personally would have a heart attack if my husband grew a mustache. It would take him about two days, but mustaches creep me out. Consequently, If I wore that much lipstick my husband would be equally creeped out. We are quite the pair.)

Use a dry erase marker on  mug DIY

We aren’t very bat-your-eyes-lovey-dovey around here so this is the perfect family saying for me! I write this on every card and sing it to all my family members on their brithdays.  Of course you wish you lived with me.

Use Dry Erase Markers on Mug #DIY

These are for Katie the Intern and me. You may have seen her adorable face all over this blog. She “works” for me which mostly means Starbucks at 3:00 sharp (Coincidence that it the same time the local  Boys Jesuit High School school lets out? You be the judge.) and sometimes Dr. Phil with a little bit of work thrown in for good measure.

Try thrifting at The Second Time Shop and let me know what you think!

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  • Kathe February 15, 2013 at 04:37am

    I haven’t been there in years! Thanks for reminding me of it Dee! I’m going to have to plan a trip to go soon 🙂

  • Darlene Jones February 13, 2013 at 09:25pm

    Thanks so much for the shout- outThriftDee! I would like to offer you and all your Blog readers a special deal… Mention that you saw this post on the ThriftDee Blog and we will give you a $10.00 coupon good on a regular price purchase of $25.00 or more at the Second Time Shop!
    We receive FABULOUS womens, mens, and childrens clothing and accessories and small home decor items daily. Shop STS for less!
    We look forward to seeing you soon!
    5042 East Hampden Ave. Denver, CO 80222
    Darlene Jones,
    Manager, The Second Time Shop (STS)

  • Cara February 12, 2013 at 05:42pm

    I love the idea of a reusuable white board functional kitchen item. Maybe I can even get my coffee in bed! Thank you!