Monday, June 13, 2011
Here is where the bunk beds came into my possession for a mere $15. (I already had the mattress)
And Here is where they made their first debut a few weeks later.
Below is a picture of them with the dresser I got for free on Craigslist and painted leaving myself enough leftover paint to do the beds when I found them a few months later.
And now here it is all done with the quilts.
Yes! Isn’t it awesome! I love the handkerchief! But that isn’t all!
They are reversible! I know! Custom made and reversible! I’m so blessed!
Check out the way she quilted it. With squiggles! So fun!
Someday I might make pillows for the beds but right now I’m done. Also might make a bed skirt too.
Better yet, my Grandma used mostly scraps for the patriotic side! She made a bunch of “flag” quilts a few years back and had scraps from them. I love it!
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Saturday, June 11, 2011
My amazing hubby was going to help a friend this morning and he offered to take the kids so I could go garage sale shopping. I mean what husband does that? Mine!
So off I went in my minivan but without the kids to hit all the sales I could. I found some great deals, which was awesome but by 10:30 I was beat. This last week of pregnancy must be getting to me cuz I skipped the thrift store and came home to take a nap…I know, how bad is that?
Check out what I got:
A few summer items for the soon-to-be-born baby! 50 cents each:
Shoes for my little girl. They are “jumping bean” brand, which I know nothing about but $1 and in good condition. My daughter loves them!
Some trains for my son, well, he gave the one called “Lady” to his sister and kept “Spencer.”
These trains are mostly metal and run about $12 each from the store. They don’t resale very well but for $.25 each I can’t go wrong for the joy they bring the kids!
Some string for miscellaneous things…never can have too much! And a small jar for pretty much the same reason!
I scored on this Pampered Chef baking stone. It is rarely used and only $1! I later saw a baking rectangle for sale for $2 but I had to pass it up cuz I can only have so many…already regret it though!
And at $2 this wagon was my deal of the day! I asked the lady how much she wanted for it and she said, “How much do you want to pay for it?”
Now, don’t ask a garage sale shopping person that! I want you to give it to me just to be ride of it!
However, I didn’t say that! I said the next most insulting thing: “How about $1?”
She said 2 and she got herself a deal! I was excited but wouldn’t have paid more because I don’t need it but it will match my house decoration so I will find somewhere for it …or resale it. The asking price is from $30 to $60 but I don’t know what they sell for yet.
So mostly it was a very selfish day, not much in the way of business but I had a lot of care-free fun and I believe I spent around $8 total. A splurge every once in a while is ok! LOL!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
I didn’t do good on the reselling side of things. Everyone had high priced clothing or it was winter clothing.
But I got a few things for the house:
This pillow was my first purchase. It is missing 1 button. I think I will keep it but if I find a matching button I might sell it, or use it to make another one like it!
Love the ends!
The next thing was a spice rack complete with very strong smelling spices!
Some of them I will use and some I won’t. I don’t need the rack but I love the uniform jars! Thinking of using chalk labels on them. For $1 I can’t loose!
Now this was a random purchase! I first heard and ordered my ultimate cloth after reading this article. They had a promo where you only paid shipping so I got my cloth. Now these are a different brand but seem to work the same way. You only need water to make them work and you can reuse them alot. And there is some freezer cloth in the bunch. Not sure what that is yet!
Anyway, I got this pack for 50 cents.
Then I got some video’s for the kids, 25 cents each, and some lotion from a lady who gets lotion a bunch but is allergic to it. Aren’t these bath and body work bottles like $10 each? The purple one is Avon. Sweet! I have plans on making a “You-just-had-a-baby-so-spoil-yourself” package for friend’s I know who have babies so I’m looking for cute bottles to hold all these lotion and stuff I’ve collected!
I then picked this brand new sign up for $2. Original price tag said it was $19.50. They hadn’t even taken the cardboard off the back to hang it up!
When I showed this next purchase to my husband I told him I felt like I was bringing him record holders or something vintage like that! LOL. These are for my son’s VHS that don’t have cases. I’ve been looking for something uniform. I got these and a few other Black cases for $1
And this last item I’m not sure why I got. It is being used as my change jar at the moment. It just caught my attention 3 times and was only 50 cents. Hopefully it won’t end up in my next garage sale!
Young & Crafty
Ninth Street Notions
Friday, June 3, 2011
- Work on reversible matching quilts
- Add side board so bottom bunk is roll-off proof.
- Add gutter bookshelves to walls.
- Designer Garden
- Just a Girl
- At the Picket Fence
- Fun To Craft
- Fingerprints on the Fridge
- Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
- My Romantic Home
- Craft O Maniac
- Crayon Freckles
Thursday, June 2, 2011
I just saw a tip where they advised people to misspell your searches to find great savings on eBay!
One person said she was looking for “Mexican Silver Bracelet” and she searched for “Mexica SLIVER Bracelet.” She got the $200 bracelet for $7.
EBay is good and can be cheap! But running searches like this might just get you better deals!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I got an unexpected package in the mail this week. Usually that is a very exciting thing. This time I wasn’t so sure. (I was nice and edited the address out of it.)
All over this package was stamped that was attempted to be delivered but they couldn’t deliver it (bad address) so it was returned. I checked the date on the stamp and it said it was from February. That was ages ago!
I started researching it to see if they had complained. My Ebay score is still 100% Could it be they just forgot they ordered it?
Paypal had the answer! I had refunded the money after they said they never got the package. I had 2 of these happen in February and it was right after big snow storms so I just figured some things got lost in the mail. I was glad to get this one back. It was a pair of Ann Taylor Capri's:
Which are cute enough to resell. Maybe I can get my money back…again. Does make me wonder about the other packages that I have refunded money for, at least 2. One lady I sent some coupons to and she said she hadn’t got it and I said if it didn’t come by the end of the week I would refund her the money. Well that day her son found it in the snow while he was waiting for the bus. She said the mailman must have dropped it. Funny story. I might have had to pay out of my own pocket because of a mailman’s mistake.
Thankfully these experiences are few and far between!