Mini Kids Thrift Haul. 

My in laws are in town, so I’ve have a bit more free time to do some running around sans kids. I had a little time today so I took the 20min dive to Pasadena to th Salvation Army. The one there is always better than the local one. I got some great finds for the littles, here is what I found. 


A pair of grey Velcro sneakers for Bubs for playing in the yard. He has out grown all his shoes except his converse and a brand new pair. Niether of which I want him wearing out in the backyard. So these suit that purpose perfectly. 

I also found these cute old navy jean shorts for him. 

That all I found for Bubs, but I got a few cute things for Baby V. 

This super cute Tommy Hilfiger swim suit and Carters sun hat. The suit is marked 3T but I compared it to another swim suit that was 18m and it was the same size. Weird, anyway it should fit this summer. 

Also this cute top and shorts. It’s not a set but it works perfectly. 

The top is Gymboree and the shorts are Carters. 

That’s it for this time round. Have you had any good thrift finds lately?

*curtsie*

Time for a change. 

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Pregnant me teaching a Mom and Tot class.

I am changing the name of my blog. If you haven’t already noticed, My Hole in the Head is now The Dancing Mommy

I needed a change to kick me in the ass and keep up with blogging. I wanted a name for my blog and my YouTube channel that gave a clue to what this is all about.

I started out writing this blog and doing videos as a way to try and organize my life. Do little organizational projects and blog/vlog about them. Well, that didn’t really pan out. I’m still trying to be organized but I’m not good at keeping things up. As obvious by the length of time between blog posts.

My Hole in the Head was a name I put on this blog because I was so busy I needed something else to do like “a hole in the head”.

I really think tIMG_4066he new name will help me be a little more focused on what I’m about these days. My kids, and all things mommy related. I have a 4 1/2 year old boy and a 14 month old girl.
My love of finding a good bargain. It could be sales or thrift shopping, the hunt for a good deal is the best part. And dance. I am after all a dance teacher and choreographer, I can’t leave that out.

Also, the balance of running a business, teaching classes, being a stay at home mom (I know that doesn’t really make sense. I’m home with the kids in the day, and teach in the evenings), being a choreographer, and keeping up general house stuff IS a dance it’s self.

That’s it, The Dancing Mommy.  Now other things just might creep in, but that’s the general idea.

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Dancing in “Jesus Christ Superstar” at 6 months pregnant.
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Bubs showing off while I’m giving notes after dress rehearsal of “Oz”. Little V was born a week later.

*curtsie*

Celebrity Look,Thrift Shop Challenge ! 

Since I’ve been on vacation, and with many more thrift shops at my disposal, I decided to take on a challenge. Recreate celebrity fall looks with thrift shop finds. 

I went on Pinterest and found some looks I liked, not necessarily celebs that I like, or even heard of. But looks that I would actually wear. Then I set off looking for items to recreate the look. 


Total cost of this outfit is $33.00. I found Banana Republic jacket at Previously Loved for $20. That’s what started the whole thing. These jeggings are Calvin Kline and were $6.99!


This outfit is totally me. I live in a black turtleneck in the winter. This outfit was $18.00 including the sunglasses!


I couldn’t find light jeans that fit that I could rip holes in, so I went with the $7.99 ones from the previous look. The jacket is Michael Kors and I found it at Salvation Army for $9.99!!! This outfit was $28.00. 


The pants aren’t exactly what I wanted for this look but I went with it anyway. This outfit was $31.00 including the cuff bracelet and the shoes. 

I really should have put on my spanks for these pictures. Oh well, I worry about the mummy tummy after vacation. 

I loved doing this! I might do it again for winter or vacation looks! Let me know if you love the thrift hunt and if you have any good finds lately. 

And I’m off!  

Thrift Store Haul!

I’ve been working on “Grease”, the musical that the junior high school is doing. My husband who is a teacher there is directing so of course I’m choreographing and helping with costumes. In the “costume person” role I’ve been looking for costume pieces at local thrift shops. I love thrift shopping anyway so I found some cute things for Mr Bubbers and Baby V while I was at it. 

For Bubs….

1. Spider-Man shirt-Old Navy

2. Grey cotton pants- crico (Target I think)

3. Denim blue polo t shirt-Cherokee (also Target)

4. Navy and white striped t shirt- BabyGap 

For Baby V….

5. Blue and white bathing suit-Carters

6. White cotton dress-no label

7.Mint and white striped onesie-Carters

8. Red “Little Canadian” onesie-Joe Fresh

9. Teal with strawberry dress- Carters

10. Sleepers with tiny owls- Just One You by Carters

11. Pink with ballet slippers onesie- Just One You by Carters

12. Denim dress- Carters 

The best find was these baby Timberland boots. 

Brand new, $3!!! I googled them and they are originally $50! 

That’s it for this round. I’ll be doing more thrift shopping so stay tuned for more finds. 

And I’m off!