Just a quick post to share some recent finds. The Owl above was purchased brand new as we went regular retail shopping this past weekend (oh my, have I lost my mind? lol) to get my Stepdaughter some much needed clothing necessities that could not be purchased at the thrift stores. I rarely buy anything for myself - just my luck to get sucked into Pier 1 Imports and I could not resist this little fuzzy guys charms. Yes, it is a Christmas ornament - $4.50 total cost - worth every penny of that on the cuteness scale and my one un-bargain of the week. That also counts as my one and only brand new purchase for Christmas Crap this year. If new to this blog see past Christmas Crap Campaign guidelines - I have lived by these rules for the past several years and saved tons. Feel free to join - the rules are pretty easy to live by and you can amend the rules to work in your household if required. Any other non-gift Christmas purchases this year will be solely from the Thrift Stores. He will be perched in the windowsill until late November when the rest of the house will be decorated for Christmas (*I really should have washed the window before taking that picture but this is real life).
Fortunately, in addition to my Mother, I now have another thrift store buddy in my stepdaughter. She found these cute boots to keep her toes warm and cozy in our wet Vancouver Island winters - $7.25.
Finally a bargain at the grocery store. While shopping yesterday for the groceries for our weekend away (self-catered of course!) I came across these yogurt which were marked half price as close to sell-by date. They will be good for at least 8-10 more days and they will all be well gone by then - $2.50 instead of $5 for 8 (only 4 shown in picture, I already ate one this morning).
Tomorrow we are running away for the weekend to a nearby island called Quadra that we visited in July (see blog post here). This time it will be much different - Fall rainy weather and a different resort but the three of us intend to have a nice relaxing weekend which will involve lots of good food, walking by the ocean, taking pictures, and visiting a local farmers market. The Sealed Pot which is for weekends away has been raided but I will still be reporting my year total at the end of November with everyone else. We finally received our refund from my online bill paying fiasco ($143 waiting since the first week of July when I paid on a closed account by accident) just yesterday so that plus the sealed pot are entirely paying for our two nights hotel, ferry cost and whatever fun we get into. Have a great weekend everyone!