Monday is quickly becoming my favorite day of the week. Why? Because it’s Thrift Store day! The Duchess and I try to hit up a few thrift stores to see what’s new. Sometimes we get some great deals, sometimes not, but today gave us some great scores.
We stopped off at our favorite kids re-sale store, Kid to Kid. I’ve blogged and vlogged about this store time and again, and it still doesn’t disappoint. We went in to get a few “No Thank Yous”(items that I dropped off to re-sale and they couldn’t take for some reason or another) and we ended up finding a pair of jeans for Sonny, a new book and a Dora backpack for the Duchess. I still didn’t have to pay a cent because I had store credit. I love getting free stuff!
Next up was the Salvation Army Family Store that was right up the road from Kid to Kid. We actually never visited this store, and I have no idea why. As soon as we walked it, that infamous Salvation Army smell hit me. You know, the one that smells like moth balls and success? Yup, that one. I just knew there were some treasures in here. After a bit of digging I found two lovelies:
There were name brands like a mutha up in this place! I was so dizzy with excitement that I didn’t know what to do with myself. Since the Brooks Brothers sweater was way too big for me, and too small for the husband, I passed on it. I’m still kicking myself for doing so…it could have gone for a few dollars on eBay. I did end up getting a few more sweaters and found a really cool one for the Husband for only 4 bucks. I got 5 sweaters/shirts for only 16 bucks. I would have stayed in there for days but someone wasn’t a happy camper:
She was tired and hungry, so I was fighting a losing battle. Even with her whining, crying and (clasp your pearls) screaming in the store, everyone commented on how cute she was. It reminded me that my kids are going to get away with murder when they grow up, and that I need to have enough dough in the bank for the lawyer’s retainer fee. It’s all about preparedness, ya know?
On the way back home for lunch, she passed out on me. Some shopping partner she is. I got her home, fed her, and put her down for a nap. I still had the afternoon to get some work done online. That is until I got a visit from my kitty boy.
See the stare he’s giving my computer? See the paw laid nicely on top of my dominant hand? Yeah, he wasn’t having any of this working nonsense. It was his time with Mom and he knew it. So, I closed the laptop and snuggled with him on the bed until he got tired of me and ran away. Out of all my kids, he’s the best snuggler.
We finished the day with a trip to Sonny’s school to get him from his after-school science class. Which he loved! He’s obsessed with science, he even said so in his interview. He was very surprised to see me, not because he wasn’t expecting me, but because I showed up in this:
The good people at General Motors are letting me borrow this Acadia Denali for one week. Aren’t they nice? We’ve nicknamed her Big Red. I can’t wait to review her and share my findings with you. I even did a quick vlog from Big Red.