About Jen & Pippa

We have a keen eye for locating the most amazing thrift shop treasures and we love to share our best tips and tricks! We are often consulted by such publications as Yahoo! for our thrift store expertise!


1. Shop often!! 2. Focus on high-quality fabrics. 3. Be patient. 4. Follow the 10% rule: never pay more than 10% of the retail price. 5. Pay it forward, donate often!


Jen & Pippa are the official fashion bloggers for Goodwill Industries of Houston and Family Thrift Center. We can often be seen in Houston on Fox 26 Morning News and on KTRK Channel 13 News.

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Contest Winner’s $40 Thrift Haul. Original Retail Over $2,000!

One of our most frequent requests from our readers is asking for the opportunity to thrift shop with us.  We recently started teaming up with Family Thrift OUTLET stores to do...

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And the Winner is …

It was a VERY tough decision, but we’ve chosen our winners for this week’s Family Thrift Center Outlet shopping trip.  You read that right, winners!   We read each and every one...

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Last Minute Summer Contest: Win a Private Shopping Day in Houston with Jen and Pippa

Last Minute Summer Contest: Win a Private Shopping Day in Houston with Jen and Pippa We know a lot of you expressed interest in joining us for a shopping trip...

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The Fabulous THRIFT SHOP Challenge! “Life & Style” MAGAZINE ~ vs ~ TOO CHEAP BLONDES Summers Hottest Handbags

While getting my hair done yesterday, reading through “Life & Style” magazine (keeping up with the latest Kardashian drama) I came across this article “Summer’s Hottest Bags”.  Just a few weeks...

$420 Beirn found for $2 at Family Thrift Store OUTLET

$420 Snake Skin Beirn Purse found for $2

$420 Snake Skin Beirn Purse found for $2 I know that you are probably reading this thinking “wow, you Too Cheap Blondes are always so lucky”.  As we have admitted...

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Top Cheap Tips for Shopping and Decorating with Thrift Store Finds

  Top Cheap Tips for Shopping and Decorating with Thrift Store Finds Tip No. 1:  Keep an open mind for anything and everything Use Pinterest or magazines when your shopping for inspiration.  ...

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Most Epic Thrift Haul Ever!

We went to the Family Thrift Center on the Gulf Freeway at Fuqua and couldn’t believe what an epic day it was!  Check out what we found for just $2...

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Some Days We LOVE What We Do! Houston MD Anderson Cancer Patient is 1 year clean! Lets celebrate and thrift!

  Some people exude a joy for living!   Suzanne is one of our long time readers and when she told us that she was celebrating 1 year cancer free at MD...

Michelle Merhar, of FOX26, recently took the "Week of Thrift Store Dress Challenge"

TV Anchor Girl Week of Thrift Store Dresses for $10 Challenge

  This TV anchor, Michelle Merhar, of FOX 26’s morning show, issued a challenge to dress from a thrift store for $10 for an entire week!  Shopping at Family Thrift...

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New Goodwill Store in Houston!

  Goodwill quietly opened a new store location in early May that somehow we missed! The new store is located at 8225 S. Gessner (Gessner and 59S). We popped in...