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About Rachel Humphrey

Rachel Humphrey

Rachel Humphrey

Rachel Humphrey is a young wife and mother who was born, raised, and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She seriously enjoys thrift shopping, weekly karaoke, and putting chips in sandwiches. Check out her blog at, where she humorously chronicles the items she comes across on her thrifting exploits.

Posts By Rachel Humphrey

Make Your Kid’s Lunch Fun…and Save!

September 7, 2011 |

Did your kid go back to school this week, or are they going back next week? It’s an exciting time, and you want to make sure they have the energy and attitude to learn and play as much as possible while they’re away from you during the day. That means a healthy, tasty lunch! Many school lunch programs are, despite their best efforts, not as healthy as we’d like them to be, and not as tasty as kids would like them to be.Read More

Pearls of Wisdom from a Thrift Store Shopping Savant

August 31, 2011 | 1

If it weren’t for thrift stores, my life would not be as good. I’m the type of person who absolutely has to feel like she’s getting a deal or she can’t buy something, and thrift stores excite me like little ... Read More

6 Unique Ways to Beat the Post-Wedding Blues

August 22, 2011 | 2

Many brides and grooms spend tons of time and energy planning every intricate detail of their weddings, and when the wedding is over, it can feel like a let down. All that build and now BAM! Over. It’s doesn’t have to be that way, though. There are plenty of ways you can keep the wedding fun going on even after the event is in the past. Try some of these fun, quirky projects to stretch that celebratory feeling!Read More

Sizzling Swimsuits to Flatter Any Figure

August 11, 2011 |

Shopping for a new bathing suit might not really be something you look forward to. Trying on all those suits and not finding anything that you feel comfortable in can be frustrating, and it's easier just to avoid the whole thing, right? Sadly, no. You can't wear that same suit you've been wearing for the past 15 years. Read More

A Naked Getaway in California Wine Country

August 10, 2011 | 2

I must admit that at first, the idea of disrobing in front of a gaggle of other disrobed people in a warm room filled with the scent of lavender and patchouli and then getting into a warm pool shoulder to shoulder with other naked folks did not sound like my idea of a relaxing, enjoyable vacation. It definitely takes some getting used to, and even still it might never be for you.Read More

How to Make Your Staycation Dreams a Reality

June 30, 2011 | 2

Staycationing, or staying at home for your vacation, is increasing in popularity as a way to save money. The challenge of turning your house and the area where you live into a vacation destination is pretty fun, and it will make you see your place of residence in a whole new light. Here are five ways to get away from the stress of everyday life without going anywhere.

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Five Perfect Father's Day Gifts You Never Knew Existed

May 25, 2011 | 2

What have you been getting your father for Father's Day all these years? Another tie? More "funny" printed socks? Stop that! It's time to dig a little deeper and get Dad something he'll really love, and not just become it comes from you. I've scoured the internet for you and rounded up five great gift ideas for your Pops. Whether he's a meat lover, an intellectual, a workaholic, all three, or something else completely, there's a gift here he'll love almost as much as he loves you.

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Simple Graduation Gifts That Grads Don’t Even Know They Need

May 24, 2011 | 2

The season of graduation is upon us! Someone very special to you has made an important accomplishment, reaching an exciting milestone in life, and you want to show them how proud you are. Don't get anxious about picking out the perfect gifts for the graduates in your life, because I've got plenty of ideas for you. Whether you're attending your niece's 8th grade graduation, your grandchild's high school graduation, or watching your best friend get their doctorate, there's something here that will inspire your generous, gift-giving heart.

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10 Simple Ways to Eat More Healthfully

May 19, 2011 | 2


Most of us would like to eat better. We'd love to have more energy, be healthier, and lose weight, but healthy eating can be daunting. A visit to a health food store can almost be like going to another country where you don't speak the language, and the idea of swapping your favorite food for endless brown rice, vegetables and baked fish fillets can be depressing. It doesn't have to feel that way! There are simple things you can do to take steps toward eating more healthfully in a way that works for you.

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Getting Out of Eating Out: A Game Plan

May 13, 2011 | 6

Eating at restaurants and getting take-out sure is easy. You don’t have to cook, you don’t have to clean up, and everyone can order what they want. If you order out for delivery, you don’t have to do anything but make the trek from the couch to the door and back. Sadly, taking the easy way out is usually not the best thing for your wallet or your waistline. Eating out can get expensive, and restaurant food usually has more calories and sodium than you should be ingesting. You may have thought about cooking at home more, both to save some money and keep your family healthier, but then time gets away from you and before you know it you’ve spent another month relying on Mexican-food Monday, Thai Tuesday, Wonton Wednesday, Thin Crust Pizza Thursday, and Fried Chicken Friday. I’m going to share with you my fool-proof game plan for cooking at home most days of the week. You’ll never go back to Sushi Sunday; well, maybe every other week you will.

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Overslept? Look Good Anyway!

May 10, 2011 | 2

It happens to everyone. You hit that snooze button one too many times, and before you know it, you barely have time to throw on the first clean clothes you come across and slurp down some yogurt before it's time to head out the door. The result? You looking less than your very best, and often as a result, you feeling less than your best as well. Here are some ways you can look good, feel great, and still get to where you're going on time. If you're an early riser who never has this problem, these tips will give you more time to do other things, like sing in the shower or stare into your coffee.

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