Monday, February 22, 2010

Progress Report on Resolutions

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I am proud to say I have made some progress towards organizing my home. I dropped off 130 items of clothing at one of my beloved consignment sales. Tonight I started on the toys. I HATE toys with multiple pieces. They are difficult to keep together and no one wants to play with a toy that's missing pieces. Three boxes of books, toys, and baby paraphernalia have made it to Goodwill. I haven't even begun on my 2nd child's room.
Chuck was feeling energized and organized those shameful kitchen cabinets for me. He did a wonderful job, I will never doubt his skills again!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Consignment Deals

I shopped 2 consignment sales this past week and am pleased with my bargains! I spent a total of $250. That sounds like a lot but I came home with a lot, including swimsuits, pj's, shoes, and church clothes for both kids. I just love these sales. I plan on spending a little more on the next upcoming sales.

I consign what we don't need and I'm super cheap throughout the year. I put my nose up at regular prices and usually haunt the Target clearance racks for 75% off items.
What did we do before these sales existed?!

Here's a tip for shopping consignment sales. Try to buy a complete outfit ( a top and a bottom). Usually I buy whatever I like and then get home to find that we have nothing to match. That means having to buy something at regular price or the item never gets worn. I had to go out of my way to find some stretch pants for Katherine to wear under two adorable skirts. Her school requires something to be worn under skirts and dresses, this is annoying but understandable. I think the pants add some interest in the total look, I did well!

Here's an itemized list of what $250 got me:
7 dresses
23 complete outfits
3 tops
3 swim suits
2 swim suit cover-ups
3 pairs of jeans
4 pairs of shorts
3 sets of overalls
2 pairs of stretch pants
1 pair of pajamas
3 pairs of sandals
1 pair of tennis shoes
1 pair of dress shoes

Thursday, February 18, 2010


"Bewitched" came on the movie channels this week. I was behind on some laundry and thought I'd watch it. I had no idea it was going to be so entertaining! I LOVED IT! Nicole Kidman plays a real witch who gets cast to play Samantha in an updated Bewitched. Will Ferrel plays a washed up conceited actor cast to be Darren. Just looking at Will makes me laugh.
Of course they fall in love but have some hilarious moments along the way. Other characters from the original Bewitched made an appearance. They were all awesome, Uncle Arthur, Aunt Clara, Mrs. Cravitz, and my fav Endora played by Shirley Maclaine. She was so perfect.

Nicole wore comfy colorful sweaters. My favorite was this one, a pretty light blue embellished with sequins.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine's Weekend

Wow! This weekend started out with a bang, a rare snow day in central Alabama. Of course we are not prepared for such weather so Charlie's "gloves" were disposable plastic gloves over a pair of socks. That lasted for about 8 minutes. He spent most of his time falling down but loved every minute of it.

Katherine lost her heavy coat at school several weeks ago and then another coat a week after that. Frustrating! So we just piled on some fleece and a heavy vest. She proudly made her very own snowman with a carrot nose or is it an eye? Hard to say.

Chuck worked hard on the front yard snowman. Aren't they cute together. The snow lasted one day but it was a good one!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Consignment Sale Update

I missed one! Children's Clothing Exchange (CCE) started today! Below you will find all of our area's sales, locations, dates and times.

Children's Clothing Exchange (Old Goody's building, Montgomery)
Feb. 10-13th 9am-6 pm
1/2 off Feb 14- 16

My Kids Attic (Coliseum Blvd., Montgomery)
February 13th 9-6
February 15-16th 9-6
1/2 off Feb. 17th-19th 9-6
1/2 off Feb. 20th 9-5

Mom's Marketplace (Old Dollar General, Prattville)
February 20th 9-4
February 21st 1-4
February 22nd-26th 9-6
February 27th 8-4
March 1st-2nd 9-6
1/2 March 3&4th 9-6
75% off March 5th 9-6 and Saturday March 6th 8-4

Kids Carousel (Old Sam's Building, Montgomery)
February 27th 9-6
March 1-3rd 9-6
1/2 off March 4&5 9-6
75% off March 6 9-3

Doodlebugs (U.S. 231, Wetumpka)
April 3rd 8-4
April 5th-8th 9-6
1/2 off April 9th 9-6
1/2 off April 10th 8-4