Monday, September 7, 2009

no big events to report




Now that posting has become a weekly event for me, I somehow feel that it should be an event, not just random nonsense about my everyday life.


Too bad.



Today I hit the super sale at Saver's for the National Holiday! 50% off of fabulous used crap! Can't beat that!




I scored one of my all time favorite thrift shop scavenger hunt items - A Dick & Jane 1950's era New Basic Reader ($1.50) ! LOVE them! It's so exciting to just stumble upon something that you actually collect, yet weren't really searching for.



I also got the coolest little travel iron, circa 1960, for my students at school ($2.50). (Since we are a functional program, they need to learn real-life skills, and ironing is one of those skills.) I plugged it in as soon as I got home, and it worked great! Plus, it is super heavy (for a 6" iron), has a tiny spritz bottle connected to it, and one of those old black/white cords that make it look very cool and antique-y.


Besides that, I found some Born shoes for DD for only $4.00, a brand new Spiderman backpack ($3) for Wolfman - which he'd been begging for, some name brand jeans for people who are growing faster than I can outfit them ($2-6), darling school shirts for the kiddos, and some like new shoes for the littles.


I'll say it again, there is nothing like getting a screamin' deal!


This evening we had a great picnic for FHE at the park with all the family! So fun for the kids to play and run wild, while we sit and chat. I love my family!


Happy Labor Day!


Oh yeah. Have I mentioned that I am taking the equivalent of four college courses this semester, in order to maintain my certification? Um, yeah. Meaningful posts (as well as blog hopping) may just be a thing of the past for awhile. Wish me luck.

11 comments:

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

My daughter loves Savors. She buys the cutest things there.

We'll be patient while you take your classes. Just check in occasionally. Your posts are always a joy.

the haynie's said...

Your family loves you too! Today I went to Savors at the last 1/2 hour and bought only things for ME! It was very fun, but I wish I'd had time to look for a couple hours :) Love your steals!

Sue said...

Good luck with your classes..

I've decided posting is my therapy. Even if I can't do it very often.

Candace Taylor said...

Great job on all your thrifty finds! I love when I have days like that at the DI. Good luck on your classes. How many credits?? I am headed back to BYU-I myself, but can't decide how many credits I'll be able to handle and still take care of my kids.

Bonnie the Boss said...

Savers on the 50% off days make me crazy!! I can't go in there!
But I do LOVE your finds!

Crazymamaof6 said...

awesome deals. i always look for vintage milk glass. and am thrilled when i find a vase or a pot. FHE was fun. my kids were disgustingly flithy and i had to assembly line them through the shower.

Jaina said...

Sounds like you found some great deals! Good luck with everything this semester.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ I loved Dick and Jane growing up!!! Awesome finds!!! :)

Cecily R said...

Best of luck my friend!!! Sounds like a big load. You found some great deals....LOVE that iron. I'd be tempted to use it as a decoration rather than what it's actually for!

Michelle said...

Good luck with all those certification courses. I thought once we finished college we were done with that!? And I'm with you, there's nothing like getting some screamin' deals and it sounds like you got some good ones. I miss your posts and your comments but I know you're doing bigger and better things now. I'll just be happy to read anything you write.

Holly said...

Looks like some fun finds! I hope school is going well for you - miss your posts - but even I can only seem to do weekly! Start of school is so much to keep up with!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin