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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist And they were 50% off today. 4d

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist Happy to find this cookbook as it has been on my list for some time. 5d
  •   fennabee Love those illustrations! 5d
  •   jomakesstuff I received that book for Christmas. It's amazing that you found it at a thrift store. It's a great book to own. 5d
  •   auntnoenoe I'm convinced that you are a thrifting magician! 5d
  •   yougrowgirl @auntnoenoe @jomakesstuff Ha! I pass by this particular store regularly and they always have cookbooks. I think because of neighbouring rich area. 5d
  •   yougrowgirl @jomakesstuff Definitely not one I expected to find at a thrift store. A used bookstore is possible but this was a surprise. Especially since I've had it on my wish list for some time. 5d
  •   jomakesstuff I'm in awe. I am not very savvy when it comes to finding good things while thrifting. LOL 5d
  •   yougrowgirl @jomakesstuff I've been going to thrift stores since I was a kid. I have a system. 5d

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yougrowgirl Fantastic early 70s herbal knowledge free from the Little Free Library box. #thriftscorebooklist 7d

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist #thriftingthegarden It only cost $1.50 so I'm giving it a shot. 2w
  •   yougrowgirl The original Canadian price was $75! 2w
  •   saucy.roots Most my books are from thrift stores! So much better then the full price ;) 2w

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yougrowgirl Bought this for myself years ago and was surprised to find it at the thrifts #thriftscorebooklist Fantastic portraits of fruits, veggies & flowers. 3w

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yougrowgirl The last couple of days have been exhausting. I'll be right here recovering for the day. 1mon

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yougrowgirl Karanji: I was going to make these but then I fell asleep on the couch. They're fried dough stuffed with spiced coconut. Definitely gonna try it during the holidays. This recipe is in one of my best #thriftscorebooklist finds of the year: The Food of India (published by Whitecap in 2002) 1mon

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist I don't do needlepoint, but am starting to come around to the idea. My uncertainty is that it is quite controlled and I'm getting intentionally messier with my personal embroidery projects so... it feels counterproductive. 1mon
  •   beachlovephotography My mom made several quilts for me using Kaffe Fassett's designs. They are so beautiful: I had to hang them on the walls. I love his use of color. Maybe you could just be inspired by his color combinations and continue with your free flowing embroidery. 1mon
  •   ginevramakes It's really worthwhile reading what he writes & looking/thinking about his pictures, even if you don't do needlepoint. 1mon
  •   yougrowgirl @beachlovephotography Yeah, these books are filled with photos and images that aren't projects. They're the images that inspired him. So nice to look at regardless. 1mon

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist "Get this into your head: if violence were only a thing of the future, if exploitation and oppression never existed on earth, perhaps displays of nonviolence might relieve the conflict. But if the entire regime, even your nonviolent thoughts, is governed by a thousand-year old oppression, your passiveness serves no other purpose but to put you on the side of the oppressors." 1mon
  •   yougrowgirl One of the readings in Irrationality, the first class of my first year of university. It also turned out to be one of my favourites. 1mon

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist (Although "Curious Anarchy" came from a Little Free Library. I was intrigued by the title. 2mon
  •   yougrowgirl @momsdialogue I know! Still have 1 1/2 to go so maybe they will pull through. I would have liked to have seen the exhibit. 2mon
  •   retrogradetimes Oh wow!! Curious Anarchy's my graduating class's exhibition publication, Gayla! 2mon
  •   retrogradetimes The cover image is from a postcard collected by Maia-Mari Sutnik that inspired the publication... 2mon
  •   retrogradetimes It's from Loretto Hall Gardens in Victoria, BC. It's referenced on the last page, on the bottom left-hand corner :) 2mon
  •   retrogradetimes To be fair, the publication was made for an educational institution: we were expected to educate the public about certain aspects of photography collecting which one may or may not have any theoretical knowledge about. 2mon
  •   retrogradetimes Oh Gayla :D it's actually nice to hear what people think! When you're doing this stuff for course credit, you can be so sheltered and you try and manage your instructors' expectations more than anything; in this case the curator of Ryerson Image Centre and the curator of photography at the AGO. 2mon
  •   retrogradetimes Gosh, it was such a fun exhibition. Just glad it's over tho! Professional curation can be stressful. 2mon

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yougrowgirl On a lighter note #thriftscorebooklist 2mon

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yougrowgirl Two excellent books by Canadian writers #thriftscorebooklist 2mon

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yougrowgirl Two photography books that I was happy to find. #thriftscorebooklist 2mon
  •   lisacongdon good ones!!! 2mon
  •   treatwitch Holy cats, your thrifts are book rich 2mon
  •   yougrowgirl @treatwitch I think it's because of the demographic of a nearby neighbourhood: monied intelligentsia. 2mon
  •   treatwitch Ahhh, you find books I'd never get rid of, I need to Susa out such a hood 2mon

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yougrowgirl Bought a copy of Surfacing in celebration of possibly meeting Margaret Atwood this week. #thriftscorebooklist Or not. I'll probably chicken out and just stand there like an idiot. 2mon
  •   kellosaurus One of my favourite books! 2mon
  •   susita001 Loved this book! 2mon
  •   bevpeever Awesome choice! Instagram a pict with her..if you work up the nerve.. Toronto is a small city..maybe she knows who you are..!! 2mon
  •   yougrowgirl @bevpeever I wouldn't ask for a picture. 2mon
  •   cinderellen Lucky you! 2mon

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  •   yaznotthepill I have that Lebanese cookbook and I have only made a few of the recipes and it hasn't disappointed me. 3mon

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist I should probably just open up a public reading room. 3mon

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yougrowgirl The other day the poem, Daddy (from this book) popped into my head. I had to memorize it for a poetry assignment in high school. It's amazing how much I can still recall. 3mon
  •   yougrowgirl It's funny - I loved this book of poems when I was a teen, but reading it now at 41 years old, my reaction is, Meh. Though I still like Daddy because it has a satisfying rhythm. 3mon
  •   meganborg That's exactly how I feel about Sylvia Plath now. In high school it seemed so profound but now it's just whatever. 3mon
  •   mikavee Sylvia Plath's reading of "Daddy" http://youtu.be/6hHjctqSBwM I listen to it every so often. 3mon
  •   mietlebeetle I feel that same way about all the beat poets. It was important and ground breaking stuff to me as a teen. Good nostalgia every now and then, tho 3mon

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yougrowgirl #thriftscorebooklist Includes a garden book by local writer, Marjorie Harris. 3mon
  •   cali_farmer Joan Didion! 3mon
  •   whalephant That teeny tiny clematis (at least that is what it looks like) is amazing! 3mon

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