Here are our stockings hung by the chimney with care. Brynlee even has one up there!
I promise I'll try to blog more... I'm 36 weeks as of yesterday......... so my little one is on her way :)
Hubby and I have almost all of our Christmas shopping done! Can you believe it! I figured I would not want to be walking around some crowded stores at 9 mos. pregnant so we figured, why not get a jump on it!
In our travels we stopped at one of my favorite thrift shops.. Retails. All the proceeds go to the humane society and they usually have some great stuff.
Here is what I found:
But our last find at the yard sale was my favorite.....
Total of 3.50... im a big spender!
So on Sunday I got all of this stuff for free from Rite Aid... I love Free :)
How I got this for free is. I bought all this stuff with money out of my pocket, then I signed up for Single Check Rebates at Riteaid.com and at the end of the month they'll send me a check for what I bought... Easy as that.
So how do you save money??????
Sad when I can even make the mall look thrifty :)
This was going to be a relaxing weekend for the hubby and I. We had no definite plans and we were excited to just spend time together. Our friends were out of town so we babysat their dog Abbey. We figured why not take the dogs around Pudding Pond. Pudding Pond is approx. a two mile nature walk around a pond, and is a great trail to let the dogs loose and enjoy the scenery.This is how the crew looked before our walk.
Here is my loot:
Graco booster seat in great condition. Looks brand new and retails for $24.99 at Toys R. US
Black plastic cauldron-great for halloween decorating
2 glass snowmen with tea light holders. One of them is broken so it is
headed back to the dump.
Plastic green tub-great to put my drinks in for our summer bbqs.
Not pictured-new baby book never used.
This is my favorite piece and it deserves a picture of its own
Isn't it so cute?? It is a shutter with a metal star hanging on it. It's from foreside company store, which is a store out of Gorham, Maine. It still has its' $28.00 price tag on it.
Oh the dump how i've missed you so!
So usually my mail is very boring. Bills, junk mail, and more bills. I occasionally get the free magazine, but this week my mail was very exciting.
This is what my mail consisted of (not including the junk mail and the bills)
It's a nice change to see all this money taking up space in my mailbox rather than bills :)
I picked up some Mocha Expresso Sauce that sounds extremely yummy on ice cream, two boxes of peanut butter cookie mix, and a champagne mustard all for $6.69 what a deal!
Oh I almost forgot here are the items I bought the other day from the doggie store, my mom finally coughed them up :)
ebay power sellers book .50 Coach baby changing pad 2.00
Well T.C.F.H. hid his fat behind under the bed all day. I think that taught him not to be a jerk, to the dog. (I love the look on the Cat's face before he jumps Bailey, and afterwards how Bailey just wags his tail and walks off.)
I did get to hit up some yard sales on Sunday and Monday. There were not a ton of them around Fairview Ave. but I managed to get some good loot.
11 Do It Yourself Magazines from Better Homes and Gardens. My mother at http://acornhollow.blogspot.com/ is obsessed with books, I got that obsession but for some reason it went towards magazines not to books. $1.00. (approx. 9 cents a magazines)
White V-Neck T-shirt, the teenage girl at the sale said she bought it and never wore it $1.25.
3 smencils- these will be great for school, these are smelly pencils and the kids love them, Apple, Rootbeer, and bananas. $.25 a piece
Decorative latern with a candle inside $1.00
Cute decorative christmasy plate $1.00
1 pair of mittens $1.00- I was so excited when I found these gloves they are brand new never worn and very snuggly. I got them home and was showing them to hubby and realized one is quite a bit larger than the other. Jeez.... well they'll still be good for recess duty.
Monday was less productive.
Two pictures that are going in my hall way for a $1.00 a piece
Brand new scented drawer paper $3.00
Total Yard Sale Finds: $11.00
My last find was at Christmas Tree Shop and was the cheapest of the day. I found a strand of lights with little wicker balls on them. I had originally been given a hit on these babies by a friend of mine and I loved them so I bought them at full price ($5.99) well this strand was on clearence for $.10 yep folks $.10. Well you get what you paid only half the lights worked. So I decided to take them off the lights and put them in a bowl until I can find a small strand of lights
Im off to put my feet up first day of school killed my pregnant feeties :)
I refuse to shell out $300-$800 for a dresser to match the set. So my wonderful hubby stripped the ugly paint off and re stained it. Wahla..... this is how it came out! We found the handles for .19 at Lowes on clearance. It cost us at most $10.00 to refinish this dresser we got for free with the house.
But my favorite find there was this: A Graco pack and play lite travel system. It is absolutely adorable! Having three levels in our house I decided we might need an extra one. This was only $28, but we also had coupons so i think it ended up being $23. It looked like it had barely been used, and it retails for $89.00 brand new. Sorry this is not the exact same color I got, but same style but im too lazy to set up the thing again.
Saturday I did some yard saleing and came up with almost nothing. I did find some baby shades for the car for .50 a piece, a cute kitty piggy bank for 2.50, a couple of books for .20 and a potatoe masher for .10
I've been looking on Craigslist alot at babystuff, these kids barely use any of the stuff given to them. The things we dont get for our babyshower will definitely be bought off craigslist!