Sunday, July 25, 2010

I am a Thief!

Yes, yet again, I have come across some great steals. Obviously, my blog now seems to reflect that I only live to find great bargains. While this ALWAYS my goal, it is also a way of life. And I am most definitely a regular Thief.

Below is my booty for this past week. I made out like a Bandit!

Featured in this picture: 4 (pictured) of my 8 (total) girls Xmas presents. $3.98 each. Phew, I am a big spender when it come to the holidays. A JCPenney's clearance swimsuit for Kinzey, $5.97, includes sunscreen and way cute butterflies. A blue and green shirt for Leslie to match a previously stolen pair of shorts, $2.99 (not a great price, but felt bad not getting something for Leslie when Kinzey was getting that way cute suit). TWO new pairs of shoes for myself (a VERY rare occasion that I get new shoes!), the flowery ones were only $4.98 and I've worn them pretty much everyday since I got them, and the zebra print ones are sparkly ballet flats. LOVE these! And only $3.24! I've already worn them to work twice. Little Sister/Big Sister Jammies. I have been looking for something like these pretty much since we found out our 2nd was a girl. And now, the girls will match come Xmas for a mere $5 a piece. I CANNOT WAIT to match matching bows for their heads, they will be SO cute Xmas morn! Then, read it and weep, because penney's also had women's Gold Toe socks on clearance - 4 pair for $1.17! That's less than $0.30 per pair. Yeah, I bought 16 total pairs. Now I can throw away all the mismatched and gross pairs I currently have in my drawer! Woot! There are 4 gift bags and 2 tissue paper sets that I got for $0.50 a piece on target clearance. Yay, now I have some baby boy gift bags! And to top it off, (my girls both a have a ridiculous obsession with My Little Ponies, right now) I found these lovlies on clearance at target, as well. It was only $5 for Kinzey's little box - a baby Pony, birthday hat, birthday cake, balloon and gift box - and for Leslie, only $9.98 for a baby Pony and car seat, mommy Pony, groceries and a PONY CONVERTIBLE! Oh, man my Kids are going to have a FANTABULOUS Xmas.

And because I can't resist a great deal, I went back to JCPenney's 2 days later to buy Leslie a swimsuit for next summer! And look, it has whales! I'm in LOVE!

The previous week I didn't get to post my steals, but I did have some great ones. While out looking for a shirt to wear in our family foto's, a employee at Kmart, handed me TWO free mini bags of cotton candy. A first for both girls, and yes quite tasty.YUM!

And here a few of our lovely family shots. My bestie/sister, Shelly Meyers, spent a few hours with us, and took our pictures for the mere cost of breakfast and a Jamba giftcard. Woohoo!

Thanks for sharing my fun finds with me this week. Come back and visit, as I continue to look for more! And Check out Camille's page for a plethora of other Stealers!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Saturday Steals!

Being an avid ready of Archives of our Lives, and an avid Stealer, I figured I should probably (and finally) get on the band wagon of posting my Steals.

So, a little behind, last weekend, I went on a yard sale mission. Both my girls, and my good friend Molly's Soon-to-Be Baby, were in dire need of some new clothes. I was planning on getting out of the house nice and early - it's HOT here - but, I didn't start until about 8:30 am. Fearing I had already missed all of the good deals, I trudge out the door and up the street.

I hit up 3 or 4 sales, begrudgingly relinquished a few dollars here and there, nothing too exciting. 2 red plastic little tykes chairs, a princess sleeping bag, 2 onesies (.05 ea!), a my little pony book, two helmets ($2 ea!), a Beatles shirt for Leslie (only .25!). I felt good about what I had found, but was saddened that I had not found any good girls clothing deals. :o[

I called my mom and told her I was going to give it 20 more minutes and then come home. Well, lo and behold, just around the corner, I hit the JACKPOT! This lady had girls clothes ranging from newborn to 18m. Exactly what I needed.

Now, her clothes were in GREAT condition, but they were priced much higher than what I normally pay for yard sales clothes. Onesies were $1 and outfits ranged from $2 to $3. I'm more of a .25 to .50 kind of girl. But, I really wanted to get Molly some good stuff, and the 18 month (Kinzey's size) were just too cute to pass up. Anyway, so the lady and I start chatting, and I was telling her all about Molly and how she, out of the goodness of her heart gave all of her baby girl clothes away, and was now having a girl herself. So, because of my past good fortune, I decided that I was going to hunt down some great deals and pass them along. Well, I guess this lady was inspired by my desire to help Molly out, so she told me I could have 30 things for $20! I only had $12 left so she let me have 20 things and any pieces I wanted out of her free box! Totally had more than 30 after the free stuff. Steal!

I ended up with tons of stuff - all Carter's, Gymboree, Baby Gap, etc! I love that I got some great pieces for us and am able to help out a friend at the same time!

Also, I found a butt-load of 3-piece sets (shorts, onesie, shirt) on clearance at Walmart for $1. You better believe I got some of those for Molly's newbie, too.

And to end my week? A 50 minute massage at Massage Envy. Free! Cuz my Sissy loves me and gave me gift card for Mother's Day. I can't wait until the day comes that she finds the right guy and jumps on the Mommy Train. I want to spoil her, too!

Had a great week and can't wait to Steal some more. Gonna check out some more $1 clearance at Walmart tomorrow, when I visit my Aunt Gloria.

Until then, health and happiness, Amiee