Frugal Weekend Activities and a preview of next week

Swaps, Garage sales and Sewing Classes……..What a way to have a frugal weekend.

This weekend we bring to you three weekend activities for your enjoyment and preview an event for next weekend. Never a dull moment in the DMV area.

Begin your Saturday Morning : 9-1pm with a garage sale. That’s what I’m planning to do. Start the day out right

MULTI FAM Sale: furniture, vintage clothing, rugs, kids stuff (1736-38 KILBOURNE PL (mt. pleasant))

GARAGE SALE Mt. Pleasant

Furnishing a place?
Having a kid?
Looking for great vintage finds like clothing & accessories?

There are so many things for sale at this fun, multi-family yard sale in Mt. Pleasant! One participant is a shop owner cleaning out a bunch of old merchandise & displays: new clothes, vintage clothes (dresses, nightgowns, shirts, and jackets), vintage belts,a bunch of small tables, window shades that have never been used, rugs, midcentury lamps, men’s suits, luggage, appliances, baskets, tins, art supplies, old stereo, linens, books, and more.

Need to stock up on great, gently-used kids things? We’ve got TONS of clothes from birth to 5 years (girl & boy), swing, crib with mattress, car seat, tons of toys, kids chairs, kids tables, child proofing supplies, bedding, pillows.

SATURDAY, JULY 9th from 9 a.m. – 1p.m.
Bring a big bag because we have a lot of fantastic finds.
No phone calls or early birds, please.

  • Location: 1736-38 KILBOURNE PL (mt. pleasant)
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests


Saturday evening: 6:00pm

Shoe S(he) Shoe Party & Swap- Pairs 4 A Purpose

Shoe Swap hosted by Anika Alexander

Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza

One Veterans Plaza Silver Spring , MD (map)

Aysa won a pair of Michael Kors espadrilles at the last swap

Get your tickets $10:

“Ladies will enjoy cocktails like “Pink Stiletto”, enjoy manicures, vendors,shoes, and donate old shoes to Soles for Souls which gives to the poor in third world countries.”

 Shoe S(he) web magazine has teamed up with Soles 4 Souls charity that collects shoes from the closets of people like you. The charity gives to people in need. Soles4Souls has given away over 14 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 7 seconds.) Our goal is to raise 300 pairs!


Shoe Party     Shoe Swap             Shoe Drive

·         Shoe games and giveaways

·         lots of vendors

·         over 100 shoes to swap with other

·         free mini manicure*

·         beverages and appetizers and so much more!


Please bring your unwanted gently used women’s, men’s, and kids shoes in all sizes. The more the merrier. You will have the option to place your shoes in our shoe drive or shoe swap. We ask that you bring at least 2 pairs. The person(s) who donated the most will receive a special gift.


Sunday Afternoon – 1:00pm 

Skirt your way to becoming a Sewist

Hosted by Silver Spring Sewing Sisters – Click here to register for the class


Are there times when you wish you could whip up a skirt or a pair of pants the day before you need to wear them? Well you are in luck. This upcoming class will teach you how to make a skirt quickly, neatly and professionally using basic sewing techniques.

This class is for beginners and intermediate sewists. The only prerequisite is that you know how to operate your sewing machine i.e. Turn it on, thread it through from the spool to the needle, thread the bobbin, wind the bobbin, back stitch, manipulate the take up lever and maneuver the hand-wheel to move the needle up and down. If you can perform these functions you may register for this class. If you cannot please feel free to check out my 5 min tutorial on
Parts of the Sewing Machine if you need a quick refresher. Additionally you can arrange for private and semi-private sewing lessons by sending me an email directly to

More details on “Skirt your way to becoming a Sewist”

Please bring the following with you to class (Fabric will be provided)

A working sewing machine (be sure to bring your foot petal and manual if you have it handy)

Machine Presser feet

Extra sewing needles

Sewing shears

Seam ripper (this will be your best friend 🙂

Tracing wheel/tracing paper or chalk (whichever you decide)

Thread (various colors)


Tape Measure

Pin cushion

Bobbins (make sure they fit your sewing machine

A sewing box or carrying case to keep all your supplies

Patience and a sense of humor 🙂


Next weekend preview: July 17th 1-6pm

Quarter Life (and friends!) event: Vintage at The Dunes

How exciting is this: I’m having a pop-up shop next weekend at hip new arts spot The Dunes, located just off 14th Street in Columbia Heights. And a well-respected vintage collector will be joining in on the fun! Annie Lee of newly opened Pretty People will be bringing some of her merchandise to DC for the day. You’ll have twice the selection of unique vintage items to try on (and maybe take home)!

We’ll be up and running from 1 to 6 p.m. on July 17, so stop by before brunch, after brunch, bring some brunch for us…you know, whatever suits your Sunday plans. The Dunes’ bar will be open, we’ll have some shopping-worthy tunes on deck, and yes—we’ll be accepting credit cards to make your shopping experience more convenient. (Your dollars are still very nice, we promise.)

Can’t wait to see you!

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