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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Birthday Finds...As in they find me:)

First off! I want to say that:



and

2nd time around Tuesday


are like my youthful carefree Saturday mornings shopping with friends :) Thanks for caring about my thrifty finds :)Thank you cyber space!!


Remember how I was whining about having a birthday every month during the summer? Whine whine whine here

Our little town just got a GoodWill and I am sooo loving it!!

Remember when I got this:
there for 7.99? Well a friend was with me and when she saw this:


for 3.99 she bought it for my son who will turn 11 next week.

I went in last week with another friend and my two year old. My little guy found this funky mask and fell in love with it. He wore it and talked to it and called it his "man." There was no price tag. They couldn't sell it to us. He cried and cried. My friend needed to go to Walmart so I drug my crying two year old and while I wandered I found this:

his "man." Apparently it is a paintball mask that Amazon lists for 49.99-59.99.

We went back the next day. And bought it for 3.99.

On the way there, my 10 year old told me he thinks I have some BIG birthday surprise for him. I don't. He found this:

Nerf Rifle
and asked if there was anyway I could get it for him and he would forget and it would be a surprise? Amazon lists it for $23.99. We paid 2.99 (It may be missing some shells)

He also found this:

Wooden Gordon Train, new, in the package for $1.99. Amazon lists it for 21.99. It will be wonderful for my soon to be three old to play with on this:
The house that we are renting has BIG over six foot windows. Five of them. When we moved in, there were blinds on the over 6 foot windows. They lasted a few days. Blinds were not meant to go accross an over six foot window. I tacked a navy blue curtain accross the window in my boys' room. It was supposed to be temporary, but every morning I climb up on my sons' dresser and flip up that stupid sheet to let some sun in. I got really annoyed at my boys last week for having a sheet tacked over their window. How cheap. How ghetto. (I don't know how this is there fault, but trust me...somehow it is) I started to wonder what kind of curtains belong in a bedroom shared by a 13 year old and an 11 year old. I couldn't figure it out. I KNEW I coudlnt afford them. I can't sew either. Or afford the materials to sew them...I walked into Goodwill the other day and found out what they needed: denim tab topped curtains (with buckles like overalls) two panles for 7.99. total. Not a great picture but SUCH an improvement.

Somehow. Things come together :)

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13 comments:

Michelle said...

Kathy, you found some wonderful bargains! Don't you love it when you find just what you need? The train table is a real bargain as well as the nerf shotgun. My boys love nerf stuff!

The Dapper Darling said...

NICE!!! I used to love thrift shopping, hard to find thrift stores in Italy though. They are run by the communist party anyway, so I try to stay out :)

Yaya said...

Wow!! Those are great finds!

You commented right above me at sits so I'm stopping by to say hi!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

I'm so glad to read this post after yesterday's one. You've really done well with the bargains there!

Tania (via SITS)

Kaibee said...

Well, I think the curtains do bring everything together! And really nice bargains!

Kammy said...

Happy Day !
LOve all your finds - You Go Girl !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Amy Lynne said...

Perfect curtains for boys! That is a great price too!

~~Carol~~ said...

Glad you were able to go back and get your little one his "man"! That's such a cute story, and I love how you made everything come together, for ALOT less money!
Have a great day!
Carol

Multiple personalities.. said...

Stopping by from SITs..

Talk about some awesome finds! Goodwill can be such a treasure trove of savings. I love that train table you got for your kids. This makes me realize that I haven't made a trip to our local Goodwill in a while, I'm gonna have to now. Thanks for sharing!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Kathy, thanks for stopping by this week. I'm so excited to give Layla that sailboat, I just knew it was perfect for her the minute I saw it. You got some good deals too!

Kelli said...

WOW!! Love all that you found! Finding Curtains always give me a thrill!

Shauna said...

I love finding deals on curtains! You have such a beautiful family btw!

Ms Cupcake said...

Dropping by from sits.

Happy Saturday everyone!

Make it a happy day!

Ms Cupcake
Zen Cupcake