Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dress for Less

I didn't make it to any garage sales this week. I did find out the DH's cousin was having another storage building sale Wednesday and Thursday but I had already promised another family member that I would help them with a project so I wasn't able to make it. :*(

Last night we made a stop by K-Mart to pick up some Christmas items from Layaway. While there I browsed through the clearance racks set up throughout the entire store. They are having their end of summer clearance right now and the prices are great. If you have a K-Mart store near you I'd definitely recommend checking it out.

These 4 dresses were marked at $4.99 each but imagine my surprise when at the register they rang up $2.99 each. Even DH was encouraging me to go get some more for that price.

You can see I don't like to wear sleeveless dresses so I always pair them up with a turtleneck underneath and they work out great. I paired them with a black one for the pictures but I'm thinking a couple of them would look better with a white one.

Next stop was the purse racks. They had several with purses marked down to $3.99 each. The only one I found that caught my eye was this blue beauty. Okay I do have to admit I was tempted to buy a Betty Boop purse but DD convinced me not to do it.

Until next time . . .


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

I'm a couple days late in posting though. I always have the best intentions to get online and make a post or do something one day and procrastination rears it's ugly head and it doesn't get done. However, I did take a picture of my delicious strawberry cheesecake to share with everyone.

Until next time . . .


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vintage Donald Duck

Curiosity got the best of DH and I this morning and as mentioned in yesterday's post we decided to go back to his cousin's garage sale to see what other treasures she had unpacked. However, when we got there we realized that she had not got a chance to unpack much of anything else because of being so busy with customers. There was one item that was new and it caught my eye and ended up coming home with us.

This Vintage Donald Duck bank was only marked $1. I absolutely love Donald and love watching cartoons of Chip and Dale fighting with him over their tree. Upon getting home with him though we realized that due to sitting out in the sun too long his feet are a little warped which causes him to keep falling forward. Hopefully, once we put some coins in him that will balance him out and he'll quit being so tipsy LOL.

Until next time . . .


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Water Fountain Lamp

Today DH and I decided to go visit his cousin. As mentioned in an earlier post she is having one of her monthly storage building sales this week. The sale doesn't start until tomorrow, however, she doesn't mind too much when family comes and snoops around the day before. Her sales are very popular and most of the time that is the only way to get the goodies before they're gone.

Today I learned one valuable lesson though - don't ever sit anything down regardless of whether the garage sale is open yet or not. I picked up a bottle of perfume priced at $1 that smelled so good. I set it down on the stand of my purchase that I'm about to show below and this lady stopped by to take an early peek also and that was the first thing she went for. I played nice and went ahead and let her have it without saying anything and later told DH I was glad I did because the scent faded really fast and didn't last any time.

My only purchase today was this 5 foot tall water fountain/lamp. She was wanting $40 but let us have it for $30 since the pump on the fountain wasn't working. I told DH that it didn't really bother me that the pump wasn't working because I would have never used it as a fountain anyway. Water fountains in the house + kids = TROUBLE.

Here's a close up shot of the inside. I absolutely fell in love with this. I spotted it from far off and practically ran to it. LOL

DH's cousin showed us the inside of her house and a couple of other spots that were stacked with boxes still waiting to be unpacked and we're very tempted to go back tomorrow to see what other treasures she has.

Until next time . . .