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.


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!

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