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Yard Sales are my Favorite!

There was a benefit yard sale here in town last weekend. I went and spent $8.oo on:

$2.00 on 2 handcrafted angel pins for charity

.50 for a brand new stationary set

$2.00 on a holiday quilt that looks brand new and hand made

$1.00 on a cast iron baking pan with mini snowmen (will be great for my holiday baking)

$2.00 on holiday decorations that look brand new, most of which will be gifts for others at the holidays

.50 for a canvas tote bag

My favorite treasures were the quilt and the cast iron pan. I am such a cheapskate.


Yard Sale and Thrift Shop Finds

Today was a good day for me. I was being my frugal self, and needed to procure some things for my home and the upcoming holiday season. After taking the children up on the bike path to collect samples from the pond to look at under the microscope (which was, by the way, a free field trip), we went to the thrift shop and a couple of yard sales.

I spent $14.55, and this is what I came home with:

Church Thrift Shop

For just $1.00 I purchased

3 pairs of socks for me

1 canvas tote for shopping, so I can use less plastic

1 pair of capris for me

Yard sale # 1

For $3.55 I purchased

I Mexican throw blanket for the livingroom this winter (so I can keep the heat turned down some)

1 book for my daughter

1 book for me

1 pair of socks for me

1 pair of winter gloves for me

2 candy molds

1 Christmas decoration

Yard sale # 2

For $10.50 I purchased

2 (brand new still in package) sets of 4 Christmas plates (to give as holiday gifts)

1 snowman plaque for me

2 sets of light for me

1 other set of lights that are the big snowflakes, also for me

2 sets of holiday nesting boxes, 1 for me and 1 to give as a holiday gift

1 snowman garland for me


Not too bad, if I do say so myself. The capris were my best buy. We are clothing shopping for the family this weekend, and I was hoping to be able to afford a couple of pairs of capris for myself after the girls had all of their things. I know now that I will have at least one pair available for me to use this summer.

The holiday gifts were great finds as well. I knocked three families off my list for $6.00. Now all I need to do is bake for them.

I can be a bit of a cheapskate, but I find that this helps me to better be able to afford things that I am unable find at yard sale, clearance, or sale prices. I like to save money wherever I can.

Happy bargain hunting!