Monday, April 25, 2016


My daughter and I went to several yard sales on Saturday. We even went to two neighborhood yard sales, which are a lot of fun since you can park and go to multiple sales at a time. 

Pictured above is a set of eight forks and a pretty yellow plate. These were included in a box marked, "make an offer". So, I bought the eight forks, plate, two batter bowls, and two juice cups for $1.00. I was all ready to haggle with her, but she accepted my offer! I was surprised, but tickled. 



I don't know why, but our forks seem to just disappear. I have bought replacements many times at yard sales and thrift stores over the years too. 

Here are some of the other items we bought. 

Cloth Napkins for 25¢ each.


Hand Stitched Twin Quilt for $2.00. 


Thirty One Bag for $2.00. These retail for over $30.


One extra large coffee cup for 25¢, which I always use for soup bowls.  



Two really cute glass candle holders with wire rings to hand outside. I love these and they were only $1.00. 



We actually bought more than this such as the Vera Bradley bag my daughter for $5.00. These were the highlights though. 


My Mom needed me to take her to the doctor this week and she also wanted to do a little grocery shopping at Walmart. I'm hardly ever in there anymore, but I did find some fresh baked bread for 50¢ per loaf. I bought four loves and put three of them into the freezer when I got home.  

The other one went into the refrigerator since fresh baked bread will mold quickly here if left out on the counter. I made sandwiches for our lunch from it on Wednesday. I also bought sour cream, cottage cheese, chips for lunches, Life cereal. If you are not couponing then Walmart's prices can be lower when compared to stores that double coupons. It just depends, as always do your math. :)


These days when I have a day off from work, I do not even have to leave the house to take my daughter to school since she drives herself now. This has turned out to be a money saver for me. I used to stop at the grocery store on my way home from dropping her off. Now I just stay home, which as it turns out saves me some money. I love finding the good things in all of these changes in our lives we've been going through. 



Dinner tonight is going to be Vegetable Soup & Cornbread. 

What's for dinner in your home?

Thank you for reading,

Belinda
~ Living within my means in Southern Tennessee ~

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11 comments :

  1. popping in to say hello, I actually did a blog post yesterday!

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    1. Hi Gill, good to see you! I hope everything is good in your neck of the woods. I will have to come see you over at your blog.

      Belinda

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  2. Went to an estate sale on Saturday and the prices were high. I didn't buy anything. Cheryl

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    1. Cheryl, we went to an estate sale on Saturday too and experienced high prices as well. She had Tupperware for $10.00 each, cloth napkins for $18.00 per set. It was really bad, so we didn't buy anything there either.

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  3. Great finds! I use a Thirty One bag that was a gift and it is such a versatile bag.

    I find I do best when I just stay home, too. I'm much more apt to use what is on hand rather than make a special trip to get something.

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    1. Thank you, Busy Bee. I have a thirty-one bag my sister gave me a few years ago and it is so durable. And of course, I love all the little outside pockets it has.

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  4. Great finds. I'm trying to declutter so I avoid any temptations. I don't need to bring more "things" into this house.

    Guess I'm behind the times or we don't have those Thirty-one parties around here. The bag is very nice and I looked them up and they are quite pricey so that was a wonderful find. A tote always comes in handy. Enjoy!

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    1. I could do with some decluttering, which I have done some. I have some books that are taking up a bit of valuable space. I've already decluttered the, but would really like to reclaim the space. They are ones that I think I will read again and again, so am not sure if I want to get rid of them or not.

      Yes, the thirty-one bags are pricey. I have never bought one at a party as they cost too much. lol

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  5. Great deals. My sister bought me a Thirty One bag for Christmas. I love it. $2 is a steal.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. So good to see you. :)

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  6. Thirty One bag = lovely bargain. Soup mugs entice me, too. Altogether, it appears as if you had a thrifty time. Years ago about 7 of us gathered at my yard for a sale. One out-of-nest kiddo showed up with a key chain from Eiffel Tower, which her sibling gave her from a trip to Paris. There I was stretched out on the yard in shock. Grabbed that Eiffel Tower key chain saying, "No way!" Many years later, the key chain is mine.

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