Totally forgot to mention yesterday….

In all my excitement about Madison’s graduation, I forgot to tell you all about our shopping endeavors yesterday.

Gene had gone out in the morning to take his mom to the grocery store and run some other errands. While he was out, he called me and said that every street from Union to Towns County was lined with yard sales/tables. He came home, and we all hopped in the car to do some shopping. Well, we start driving down the road (it’s 1:30pm, mind you), and everyone is PACKING UP to leave! That was IT. Everything was over and done by 1pm! Now, who in their right mind ends a yard sale at 1pm!?!?!?

Gene could sense my frustration, so he drove me to a few local thrift stores. At the first store, we scored! Big time!! We found TONS of sleepers, onesies, and outfits for the baby. Nothing was over $4, and most was only .50 – $1! We walked out of there with a HUGE bag just packed full of stuff. Most of which still had the tags on it. Man, I love a good bargain!

At the second thrift shop, we didn’t do as well. It was dirty and so packed with stuff that you just couldn’t find anything. We paid $2 for 2 toys for the boys, and that was it. Not worth our time at all.

Then, we hit the 3rd shop. This one was a consignment shop, and all of the stuff they had in there was really nice. But, they were SO expensive that I just couldn’t justify buying anything. For example, they had this bassinet. I LOVE this bassinet and want it SO badly for the baby. BUT, the consignment shop wanted $99 for it. Now, tell me, why on earth would I pay $99 for something USED when I can get on and order it for $99? I’d be getting a brand new one and wouldn’t have to worry about what kind of environment the cradle was in before it came to my house. So, I just couldn’t justify buying the bassinet yesterday. And, I can’t bring myself to spend $100 on it right now, either. Maybe I’ll save my pennies for the next few months and get it soon. I really do like it.

So, all in all, we had a very productive day yesterday. I feel better knowing this baby will at least have a handful of outfits to wear! 😉

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Danielle says:

    It’s too bad you aren’t having a girl, I could have sent you a ton of stuff. Because, you know, I’m finished having kids, too. 🙂

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    SissyMerks says:

    I’m glad your shopping trip was productive. Sounds like you are off to a good start.

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    Jonny's Mommy says:

    Thrift stores are aaawesome! Yeah!

    Love your blog and your family updates. So glad the pregnancy is going well.

    You are in my prayers — even though I only know you in the blogging world! 🙂

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    I LOVE garage/yard sales! I went to a bunch last weekend and got a bunch of great deals on clothes and toys.

    We are having our annual summer garage sale this Saturday, so wish me luck that we get lots of people stopping by….and buying things so I can turn around and go buy other people’s cast-offs the next weekend! lol

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