Too Cheap Blondes on Fox 26 Morning News

We showed teachers how to get ready to go back to school in this fun segment!

Filming a Segment with Stretch Your Dollar

We had so much fun filming an ugly Christmas sweater segment at a Family Thrift Center Outlet for Stretch Your Dollar.

Filming a Segment for Live Well Network's Deals

Filming Fall Fashions at Family Thrift Center Outlet for Stretch Your Dollar

About Jen & Pippa

Jen & Pippa are two stay-at-home moms who have a keen eye for locating the most amazing treasures in Houston-area thrift shops. Through our blog we share our best tips and thrift shop finds!


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.

Say Hi!

We can be found in Houston's best thrift shops on a daily basis. Chances are if you're a Houston thrifter, you'll run into us. If you do see us, please say hi! We love meeting our readers!

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And the Winner is …

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Trends From InStyle Magazine – What to Look for in a Thrift Store, March 2015

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Last-Minute Model Call for Live TV Shoot in Sharpstown!

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Extreme Weight Loss Requires a Thrifted New Wardrobe

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Private Shopping Contest with Jen & Pippa at Family Thrift Center Outlet Store

Private Shopping Contest with Jen & Pippa at Family Thrift Center Outlet Store Our last contest received such an overwhelming response from all of you that we have decided to...

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Austin Goodwill Blue Hanger ~ Shop by the Pound

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