Monday, June 01, 2009

I brake for yard sales

I seriously made out the other day. My mother lives in a rather nice development about 20 minutes away from me and last weekend they were having their annual allotment sale. There are alot of new parents there so my mom encouraged me to get my butt up there early friday and check out what they had.

When I say I bought a ginormous amount of clothing Im not exaggerating. My entire dining room table is filled with amazing clothes for Miss Aubrie. Pretty lacy girly girl clothing! Im talking gymboree, baby gap, children's place and ralph lauren baby clothing priced from 10 cents to 50 cents depending on the house. One lady had 6 tables of clothing priced at only a quarter so she could move everything. Everything I bought looks brand new. I spent $16.00 for my massive haul of clothing. I could have spent that on 1 outfit.

My mom also found me a boppy pillow with a brand new looking velvet cover for $5 and I found some hard cover disney books for 50 cents each. I never planned on shopping yard sales for the wee ones clothing.... but holy crap im glad I did. Im looking at it as another way to recycle. Hell I bought some of my maternity clothing on ebay and at the consignment shop... so why not?

Speaking of trash to treasure..... Its time for the May 30th guttergirlz challenge and one part of the challenge is to add a little trash to your layout. I really loved this one. Check out the blog to see the other 2 parts of this rockin challenge. You still have a chance to win the very cool Scrap Easel donated by Magistical Memories Its such a cool concept... I wish I could win it.

Here is my take on the current challenge. I didnt add any trash.... but I did use up some scraps of hambly I had lying around my scrap desk. I also stapled my vinyl thickers on so the suckers didnt fall off! Thickers are one of my favoritest products ever but the vinyl ones never seem to want to stay on and my tacky glue was in my scraproom and I didnt feel like pulling my pregnant butt off the couch to go get it... so the staples worked


Sara said...

Yup. That's the way to shop! Because as much as you'd like her to where everything more than 3 times...she most likely won't. They grow too fast! ;) We LOVE to shop for Kiffer at places like Children's Orchard and Once Upon a Time. Welcome to the world of clothing a child! It's a fun one!

BethB said...

Miss Aubie is gonna be THE most stylish infant in town---and I LOVE little baby girls' clothes--all bows & ruffles!! Glad you had such a great day!! XOOOO!

I am... said...

awesome scores on the baby clothes!!!
thats totally the way to go, so many baby clothes sold 2nd hand are like new anyway.
ill totally be hitting up the markets and garage sales when i have my baby next year fingers crossed.

Jule said...

That's so great!
You're right, one Wal-Mart outfit, or a dining room full of wonder for $16. You rock!

Ronda Simpson said...

Wholy Cow!! Looks like I need to start going to those kind of sales!! Awesome deals!! :)