Saturday, January 31, 2009


So I did not go last weekend---for some reason there were only 2 posted in the newspaper in town and for nothing interesting so I decided that sleep was much more valuable!

Today, however, I hit up 11 families who had a lot of crap!!

Discoveries today:

--More baby clothes...met the cutest couple shopping for their first baby (girl, they found out Monday)!! We were shopping from the same pile on the table! Interesting what you learn from having random conversations at freezing temperatures at 7am!! Approximately 10 pieces, $2.50

--Antique wire star (it is a wall decoration), $1

--Cordless phone (with no wall cords included), our phone in the bedroom just took a crap, so I got this one to hopefully replace it until we can buy a full new set for the house, $1

--Wii game, Wii Play (used but in good condition, no controllers or anything), $5

--BCBG animal print dress (I know, crazy....grrrr!!), $1

I also went to an Estate Sale in a very nice part of town where I was really interested in buying the house. The lady said that the property was apparently staying in the family. There was a nice $200 antique chair and my dear friend (the lady, who is now following me through the house) was pushing hard to get me to buy the $425 early 1900's china. I must say I did act VERY interested in it because it was BEAUTIFUL. However, I did have to walk away because $425...umm know!! Did not have that cash on hand today!

I would like you all to know that we did join the world of the iPhones this afternoon....Dave and I have been saving our allowance (yes, we do give each other a set amount of spending per month and this has greatly decreased his constant whining about me spending every last dime on any SALE item that I see---even if it is truly a GREAT deal)!! We are proud to say that so far it was well worth the save and the decrease in our monthly allowance (we have to deduct the cost of the media package service from our allowance so as to not disrupt the budgeting that we are trying our hardest to stick to). Dave got a hard case so that he will not scratch it up on the flight line and I got this cute pink case below :-)

We hope you are all doing well---keep us posted on life---miss you all!!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Let's Talk

Don't know if I have posted this picture before, but this is from a year ago when we were in Dallas for Christmas and eating at the GREATEST steak resturant EVER, Bob's Steak and Chophouse

Ok, so before we talk....let's NOT talk about how long it has been since I last posted.

No excuses, just didn't do it.

I have, on the other hand, been garage-saling on the weekends and have found some awesome finds, here are some of the treasures I have discovered:

-lots of baby clothes and gadgets for stinking cheap (NO WE ARE NOT PREGNANT BUT JUST ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE IS), and YES I plan to dress our future kid in hand-me-downs and garage sale discoveries---do not worry, he/she will be dressed to the T, but man have I found some of the greatest things oh so VERY early on Saturday mornings around here

-cool flour sifter for 50 cents--I have been needing one and just couldn't justify the $5+ dollars for a real one, so I just "fluff" the flour if it asks for sifting, I know, not how it is supposed to work

-Depression glass---I have continued the collection of the clear depression glass that was handed down to me from my great-grandmother, Grandma Peggy...but I will say that this stuff is HARD TO FIND!!!

-NEW, fancy wine bottle opener---yes, we have WAY too many of these so we are giving it to the newlyweds, Heather and Ben, that are now our wine drinking buddies, this was 50 cents too!!

-some clothes for ME---WITH FREAKING TAGS!! Amazing :-)

-cute Polo shirt for Dave, however he is having issues with wearing other people's clothes, we are working on this (I know that some of you may agree with him) but it was NICE and I washed it, TWICE

-books, I am always picking these up and there is never enough time to read all of them (got a Janet Evanovich, The Last Tsar for Dave and a bunch of middle school books for my classroom library)

-LOTS OF OTHER STUFF--I will post my new list this weekend after my escapade!!

I keep trying to get Dave up to go with me and he has yet to come along, even when I offer to buy him donuts from the new Daylight Donuts!!

Oh by the way, I am secretly obsessed with CVS and the ECB (Extra Care Buck--gosh, get on this bandwagon) program. Check it out here I am not the only is borderline cultish, but no worries, I am just learning how to save some serious bucks!!

Ok, more later---gotta get this school mess graded!!