I am a junkin’ genius. I know I have said this before in one of those previous posts.
I love dollar stores, thrift shops, consignment boutiques, and garage/yard sales. Today we went to the dollar store. They now have pregnancy tests there. Rumor has it that they work too. Two of my friends who are pregnant used a dollar store HPT (home preg test), both were positive, and wouldn’t ya know it — babies in the making!! They have greeting cards — 2 for a dollar. They have stickers for the kids and funny little toys that I remember from my childhood — jacks, old maid, yo-yo’s.
Two weeks ago I stopped by a garage sale. I got Brianna the pinkest, most granny bead necklace you have ever seen. Fifty cents. Wiped it down with an antibacterial hand wipe thingy. Good as new and she loves it!
When I was pregnant in November (before… happened) I went to a consignment boutique (Boomerang for those of you local) and spent about $100 on maternity clothes. I got about $400 worth. If you take what I got to Pea in a Pod or Motherhood or Old Navy and compare prices — I’ll bet $400 is low actually. Beautiful maternity clothes that are practically new. In fact, two pieces still had the original tags on them.
The last time I went thrifting was at Goodwill. I didn’t have time to sift, but I found two “church” dresses for $10.00. Both were name brand. The kids were all cranky-tired so I had to leave. But wow. Two! If I had had the time I’ll bet I could have found much more.
There is a bookstore in Columbus, Ohio that I used to live at. It’s called Half Price Books. They take trade-ins! For a bookwormie like me, that is music to my ears. They also traded CD’s. Ha! I’m also a music-worm. Or whatever. I do so very much miss that store. Ho hum.
And don’t get me started on Farmer’s Markets. Nothing like homegrown and fresh. Ahhh! I saw a tomato stand on the side of the road in Palm City the other day. Maybe we’ll drive by there again tomorrow to see if she’s still out. I could go for a juicy ripe homegrown tomato about now. Makin’ my tummy growl.
Go junkin’. It is fun and you will save a TON of money!
PS: The sex, boobs thing… Uh uh. Didn’t work. LOL! Oh well, I wanted to see if what I’d read on the all knowing internet was true. It’s not. Fairwell.