Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thrifty Tuesday???

Totally forgot to make a post Tuesday. We have company coming and I've been busy busy getting things ready. I managed to make it to the thrift stores on Monday and snagged up a few things.

My loot:

1: Brand new Barbie fishing pole. The Easter Bunny will be bringing this to my daughter.
2. Gap long wool coat
3. Brand new Old Navy Sandals
4. Roxy bathing suit top
5. Unknown brand bathing suit top
6. Tommy Hilfiger bathing suit bottom
7. 4 books. Sisterhood of the traveling pants 4, Shelter dogs, and two animorphs for my daughter
8. 2 softball balls
9. Hasbro Gator Golf game
10. Black White House Market 100% Merino sweater
11. New York and Co. Shirt
12. Forever 21 sweater
13. H&M black dress
14. Odds 'N Evens blazer. I think my most favorite piece of clothing I've ever bought.
15. Unknown brand black knee high boots.
16. Brand new The Dogs German Shepherd stuffed dog
17. Two kids TV trays.

My total: $38.97

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

House Work….

….YUK! I'm an awful Stay at Home Mom. I hate house work. Like with a passion.  I go through faces were I do something every day and the house looks fantastic for a little bit. Then I go through faces were I do nothing.  The problem with that is that I have 2 kids, a hubs and 7 animals. Within a matter of hours my house can go from completely clean to a total mess and I have no idea how it happened. I'm having company over this weekend and I seriously need to get going. Instead what am I doing? Blogging, which I believe I'm worst at doing than actual house work, which is proving the fact of how much I actually hate housework. LOL!

In other news I'm completely caught up on all my shows! Which is important.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Thrifty Tuesday

I'm back again with another Thrifty Tuesday.  Yesterday was 50% off at my favorite thrift store because of the holiday. I didn't go too crazy. We really don't need anything. I especially don't need any more clothes. But there were a few things that I just couldn't leave behind. It would of been a crime if I did. LOL! Well, that's what I tell hubs.

My stash:

1. Magnetic vent cover. I'll be using that to cut apart and store my dies. Here is the video I did on how I store my dies.
2. 3M Cord Organizer clips
3. My Fair Lady VHS
4. 3 cookie cutter of animals. Pig, Cow and Chic.
5. Pair of Croft & Barrow Heels.
6. Miley Cyrus Hoodie
7. Moda International Strapless Dress
8. Ann Taylor Loft Skirt
9. Laundry by Shelli Segal Blazer
10. Old Navy Girls Jacket
11. New York and Co. Jeans

My Grand Total: $14.60.  LOVE IT!!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thrifty Tuesday

Yesterday was Monday which meant thrifty shopping for me. I scored some great deals again this week. Between three stores I got:

1: 6 VHS tapes. I'm an avid Disney VHS tape collector. Snow Dogs, Freaky Friday, Inspector Gadge 2, Brother Bear, Monsters Inc. and Holes.
2. A bag with all 3 Chipettes TY Beanie Babies and Simon and Theodore.
3. Mini Radio Flyer wagon
4. A bag with misc. school supplies. 66 #2 pencils, 13 misc. holiday pencils, 18 eraser toppers and a brand new pack of double ended markers.
5. 5 books. The Hunger Games, Twilight, Charlie St. Cloud, Odd mom out and The Captain Underpantz extra-crunchy book o' Fun.
6. A Disney wallet
7. Wooden alphabet puzzle
8. Express Design Studio jacket
9. The Limited Dress
10. B. Darlin Black dress
11. Easter Kids Dart Board (This will be saved until Easter for my Daughters basket)

Running total for today: $30.20. Next Monday One of the stores is 50% off everything because of the Holiday. JACKPOT!!

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Weight lifted off...

I had this epiphany today and decided to do away with things that just weren't making me happy and things that I just didn't need. I cancelled all my scrapbook kit/stamp subscriptions. I had this really cute room. Now I have this un organized mess. The kits just sit there un touched and the stamps have never been inked. Quite honestly I was also spending a fortune and there are more important things in this world than paper and stamps and it's time to start saving for it. I also went through Facebook and un friended a whole bunch of people. If you truly were my "friend" then you should have my number and can reach me that way. I honestly feel so much better. So much lighter. Now I just need to get in that room as use my stash so I can start getting it back in order.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Thrifty Tuesday

I thought I'd start up a new weekly post for my thrift store finds. I love thrifting.  I find it very soothing to just walk around looking and exploring isles and isles of crap. LOL!  It's a hit and miss. Some days I come out with some great finds and some days there is nothing there worth my time.

Here are some tips of things that I've figured out through the years for if you've never been thrifting, it's been a while or went once and hated it.

1. Thrift stores are not known to carry one of a kind items. It's not an Antique mall. There are times were people don't realize what they have, the employees don't know what they have and mark things down very cheaply only for it to be an expensive item in reality.  Go expecting to find "yard sale" items.  Some broken, some in need of some TLC and some in very good condition that makes you feel like you just hit the mother load.

2. Got to the websites. Find out when their sales are.  Goodwill normally runs a different kinds of sale every day.  Go on the days that the sale will benefit you.  Some store also offer coupons if you spend over a certain amount. Print them. They will not likely accept them over the mobile device.

3. Get there early. My favorite store opens at 10 am so I have plenty of time to get there after I take my daughter to school, but if you can't get there when they open get there as early as you can. By mid day the best stuff will more likely be gone.

4. When buying clothes and shoes, make you there is a dressing room.  There is nothing worst than getting home after buying clothes in a store that doesn't have a dressing room and find out that most of it doesn't fit. Even if it was $1 it still is disappointing and will make you not want to do it again.  Bring socks if you're wearing shoes without them to try shoes on. When getting home. Wash all clothes and spray the shoes with disinfectant.

5. Wear comfortable shoes. The store may not look very big, but after looking at every item you pick up carefully to make sure it's in reasonable condition time will pass by quickly. Before you know it it's been two hours, your feet hurt and you're not going to feel like either finishing up the store or going to another one.

6. Bring snacks for yourself and children. Same as number 4 if you're famished by the time you're done you're going to want to go home or stop by a fast food chain and spending more money than you were planning.  For my son I normally pack a lunchbox with a lunchable, a few juice boxes, an apple and fish crackers. Things that are easy for him to eat while in a kart.

7. Bring entertainment for the children.  In this day and age there are so many things that will keep kids entertain.  For me I just use my iphone. I've downloaded plenty of kid friendly apps so my son has plenty of options to keep him entertained.

8. Bring hand sanitizer.  I carry a small purse size bottle with me and clean my hands and the kids hands either after we're done shopping or before snacks are consumed. Your hands end up quite dirty.

9. Most importantly have fun.  Enjoy yourself.  Laugh at the things people donate and laugh at the things the stores are willing to sell.

Yesterday I went to my favorite store,  every Mondays it's an extra 25% off and Goodwill, which is right next door. Goodwill had kids clothes for 99 cents. I came out finding some pretty good deals at both. Here is a pic and a list of what I got.

1. Pasta Machine
2. Thomas the Train toy
3. A bag of 35 bouncy balls of all colors and sizes
4. Strainer
5. 3 books: Sisterhood of the traveling pants 2 and 3 and What's your number
6. Pack of 4 looms
7. Two packs of Toy Story mini notebooks
8. 3 pairs of pants for my little boy
9. A skir from The Limited
10. DKNY Jeans black strapless dress
11. Skirt Slip
12. 6 Door Knobs Heart foam shapes
13. The Pampered Chef Bread Tube-Heart
14. Inline Skates for my son
15. 2 bags of about 15 shirts/skirt hangers

The running total: $36 Not bad Huh?

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Michael's Haul

I felt I needed some retail therapy so I decided to hit up Michael's. Man did I come out with some great stuff.  I hope they continue to do clearances like this.  I love digging through stuff to find deals. I'm a huge thrifter and I feel like to find the best deals you have to dig though the bins nobody wants to go into.

Without further ado here is my video:

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