Hey y'all (I'm from Indiana -- I'm allowed to say that).
Hope it's a happy day.
Last week I scored some grrr-eat
thrifty finds. Sorry couldn't help myself.
First stop, K-Mart. Normally I don't share my clearance aisle finds but I couldn't help it today. I've never really shopped at a K-Mart before we moved. But when they clearance things out -- they clearance them out!
Shoes. New slippers for me -- 2 pair actually. Aren't they cute? $1.24 a pair. Yea. That was it. (Please ignore the dirty pink one I wore it outside this AM to walk Josh to the bus -- and I was too tired to care that slippers are not made to wear outside. I got 2 pairs right?) :)
And Josh got 2 pair. Now, I HATE character stuff. Not exactly sure why. I just do. And I've been able to go 7 1/2 years without ever getting character shoes. But lately he wants them. (And he prefers the light up kind). And I have been saying no. Sorry kid. (I'm a freak about matching.) So when he saw these shoes he said "today must be my lucky day".
I figured for $2.50 the kid can have a pair of character shoes. To wear outside. In the mud. And get all dirty and nasty so his cute, mommy approved shoes stay ncie and pretty. Or better yet -- to Grandmas. It has taken me 7 years to figure out that if I send cute clothes to grandmas that either they never come home (until he has outgrown them) or they are stained. So I've started keeping a drawer of (all character t-shirts go figure) of clothes for Grandmas. I'm so sneaky.
And these sandals I figured will be perfect for next summer. Joshua spends lots of his summer days on the boat up in Lake Michigan and these are perfect for it. $1.99.
I also scored about 7 pairs of flip flops at Kohls for $1 a peice, some super cute jewlery and a few tops but I won't bore you with those..
This is a beautiful set of large napkins dying to be made into something fall. I love the colors! $1
I love this super huge yellow table cloth. My pictures are hard to see but it has great texture and the scallop edges are adorable. 50 cents.
Not a bad weekend wheelin' and dealin'! :) I know. I'm so cheesy.
And my thrifty tip of the week: Freeze your veggies!
At our house, I buy fresh veggies to make a recipe and we don't use them all. (Or I'm the only one who eats the veggies) I was having to throw away way too much. Half a pepper here, carrots there. So then <duh> I started cutting up what I didn't need and throwing them in a freezer bag. I've got a bag of mixed peppers for fajitas stored in there and then a big ziploc of mixed veggies. When the bag gets full - I've got either veggie soup or pot pie filling! YUM.