Good morning, all you lovely people! Just in case your Friday is not starting out exactly the way you hoped it would, and you’re feeling a bit down, always remember that you could have walked around a grocery store with a basketful of children…like this:

ripped pants

Yes, that is my derriere, and yes, that is a very large rip in my shorts. I would love to tell you that I discovered it before I traipsed all over Brookshire’s with the kids, but I can’t. So, instead, I’ll tell you that I’m very grateful that my kids are too little to be (very) embarrassed by their mother and too oblivious to have noticed (because your 5-year-old suddenly hollering, “MAMA! I can see your un.der.wear!” in a crowded shopping area is never a good thing). I would also love to tell you that we drew less attention than usual, but after Wednesday’s rant public service announcement, I’m guessing you know that’s just wishful thinking. In fact, I remember thinking, “Wow! There are waaaay more people here than usual today.” Face palm.

This particular outing was a little different, though, because it involved an encounter with a fellow mom of five (with her last two being twin girls) who informed me that once the twins start walking, it’s a whole new ball game (I do believe her exact words were: “They make you live right!”) and a fun conversation with a mom of 11-week-old triplets who seemed totally chill and happy (and didn’t even have a baby pooch!).

All in all, it was one of the more enjoyable (if I can dare to use such a word for grocery shopping with 5 children) shopping trips in recent history…except that it ended with my husband saying, “You haven’t gone anywhere recently, have you? Because you have a major rip in your pants, and I can see the pattern on your undies.”

Pure, unadulterated awesomeness right there, folks.

Anyhoo…not sure how to segue from that little anecdote to our next order of business other than to say that the jeans I’m selling today do NOT have rips in them.

Of course, it’s not just jeans. I’m cleaning out some closets as part of Project Elephant (you can see my first two completed projects here and here and join in the challenge any time! We show off our accomplishments each Monday) so I thought I’d take the opportunity to post a few items as I go, in case y’all are interested in snagging a good deal! I’ll be adding more items throughout the day, so keep checking back in because everything is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If you see something you like, just email me at shopabbie{at}gmail{dot}com, and whoever claims it first will get it!

Here’s the first item, just in time for fall!

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SIZE: Large

CONDITION: Very good

MORE INFO: Genuine Leather. This bag is crazy soft and incredibly durable and holds a ton. It shows very little wear. I tried to take a picture of the slight scuffing in that bottom picture, but it’s so faint that it didn’t photograph well.

I didn’t get a good picture of them, but it has tassels on the sides as well.

PRICE: $10


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  1. Ha, I have to say that the ripped jeans/underwear is not reallly all that bad. I’m sure 99% of people who even saw it assumed that with fashion these days you MEANT it to be that way! 🙂

    at least you didn’t walk all around the grocery store and Target the other day with a HUGE price tag hanging out of your shirt (it was in the back so I couldn’t see it but I’m sure plenty others did) No one said anything though!!!

  2. LOL I loooved reading your short story. You have this particular style to tell the story that I really enjoy and makes me laugh. Is not that I fing funny the situation thiugh but the way you share it is too much!… Thanks so much for the AWESOME party!

    Hope you have a great weekend

    Cami @
    Sunday Bewitch Me & Titi {Link Party}

  3. I am truly amazed at the bargains you find (i suck at fashion) and how put together you are…rip and all. I live in running clothes and t-shirts/shorts most of the time otherwise.

    So, who better to pose this question to: I have been invited to a la-dee-da “intimate cocktail party” celebrating, what else, running (Rock and Roll folks) and I have no idea what to wear.


    1. Um…I don’t think I’ve ever been to an ‘intimate cocktail party’ so I’m probably going to be zero help. But I’d say you couldn’t go too wrong with nice jeans, a nice top, and a cute blazer with some high heels or ankle booties. Just steer clear of the business casual look if at all possible. Probably not much help. :/

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