Great news, y'all! Garage sale season is upon us and the bargains are on!
If you are a long time reader of Finding My Feet you may remember the summers of 2009 and 2010 when I so faithfully reported to you all the great little finds I found thrifting my way around Franklin on Saturday mornings.
Today was the first day I'd ventured out yet this season. It was a big neighborhood sale - one that I make a point to show up for every Spring and Fall. I went with my Mom and sister (and Rowan), so however hardcore we wanted to be, we were tempered by the needs of a nursing infant. (and boy is he worth it!)
We got started at 6:45 this morning. You can judge me for that. I judge me for that. Especially since I called Ryan at 9:15 and he reported to me that both kids were still sound asleep in their beds. I just gave up 2 1/2 hours of sleep to tromp around in the cold and rain to paw my way through other people's things.
I can't help it. It's the thrill of the chase.
Today I spent $7.50 and purchased six things. Here is my full report:
$1.00 - Baby Boden sweater dress and tights. I actually had this dress and tights in my Boden shopping cart for Hazel this winter but couldn't pull the trigger since it was about $50. This is a size 2/3, so I'll have to wait a bit, but for fifty cents each, I am wriggly with joy!
$3.00 - 12-18M pink PediPeds. Seriously in brand new condition. The Mom said her daughter wasn't walking yet when she fit in these shoes, so they hadn't hardly touched the ground. Another thing to grow into, but that day will be here before we know it!
$0.50 - silver Carters gladiator sandal. Great for summer dresses. Yay for cheap new shoes!
$1.00 - large pink bean bag. I suppose this would go to good use as-is, since it's in fantastic shape. But, I bought it with MADE's Rolie Polie pattern in mind. I have some striped Ikea fabric that I've been wanting to use to make two small bean bags for the play room, but I didn't have a plan for the filling. Paying $1 for all of that great bean bag filling makes me very happy!
And, my Tuck-and-Run deal of the day:
$2.00 - Summer Infant video baby monitor set. Not a joke. Bout peed my pants. Currently retailing on Amazon for $175. I have been wanting one of these since Hazel was born but, again, just couldn't bring myself to shell out the cash. And, they work great! We've already been having a fun time with it at the Myers home.
So, that's the run-down. Have any of y'all done any garage saleing yet this year? Any great bargains?