Sunday, June 12, 2011

Weekend of shopping and yard sales

My day of shopping:

Bath and Body works: total $25.
I actually returned a few things, and ended up getting a few items that aren't pictured (too lazy to take another picture) I got the Pink Warm & Sweet spray (which is AWESOME.. I need to get the lotion now too.) a lip gloss and two other travel sized things that i needed in place of the things i got that I really didn't like.

CVS: Total $19, got $6 in ECBs.. I didnt get some of what I went for, i need to check my other store then get a rain check if they are out. I could've done WAY better with this but I just wanted to get everything done and did it all in one trans. Plus I got the Jergens which I wasn't really planning on getting.
Rite Aid/Walgreens
RA: $4oop have $3+UPR left over and got a $3 off $15!.. to only spend $4 total on 4 things of Axe spray is amazing to me.. Hubby goes through it like crazy too so whenever I get a chance to stock up i'll take it!
WAGS: $6.61oop got $3RR back.. was only $4.61 but I had to get something else to use my $.99 RR so I grabbed some beef jerky since it was on sale anyway.. $2 for a bag of jerky isnt bad at all either!

My weekend yard sale treasures... I was very very disappointed this weekend. The community yard sale that I've gone to for the last 3 years, and look forward to after each one and count the days until the next one was such a dud. There just weren't as many families participating this year and I got a late start.. I wanted to be there at 7 but got there around 930 and missed out on a few things that i wanted. I just wasn't in the groove. Theres even a book sale that I was so pumped for, its always been the best book sale i go to all year and this year was just a huge let down. I didnt get ANYthing from there.

I got these mugs and a book from one lady. I have MORE than enough coffee mugs and we dont drink enough coffee for them. But I loved them and HAD to have them. They come in a nice storage box too! and i got a book that I dont have pictured.

2 christmas village pieces for $1 ea.

I also got a fish tank with everything included for $6. The one that I really wanted was sold by the time I got there. and I found another cute little one with awesome rocks, but no lid for $3, I told myself that id go back for it and if it was there i'd buy it but when I went back of course it was gone. But thats ok the one i have just needs cleaned up a bit and it will be perfect! I might spray paint the lid too, its purple and Id rather have it black.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

FREE cat tree and advice on coffee table

So last night on my way home from work at 1:30AM I passed one of the houses down the road from me and out by their garbage was a huge cat tree. I stopped, turned around, did another drive-by. I was going to just grab it while I was out already but I went home to tell the hubby about it first since I didn't wanna just suprise him with this one.
So at 2am I went back out on a mission to snatch this bad boy up. Its SUPER heavy, still in really good condition, there are only two spots on it that are scratched up in the upper corner..
I vacuumed it good, snipped off all the straggling pieces that were ripped up and its good as new!

Hubby said Lucy would never EVER go on it, she was hissing at it at first, but then I caught her sleeping in there so I grabbed the camera. As soon as I walked over to take her picture she got up and jumped down like she didn't want me to catch her in there actually enjoying it.
I can't wait for her to realize there are more levels to it! And I am really hoping to get another cat this month. A local shelter is having free adoptions for the month of June and i've been wanting another kitty and my birthday is in July... Perfect present? YES sir! :)

*I just saw her getting back inside the house as I typed this. Im so glad shes enjoying it.
Now I just need to find the perfect place for it.. Id like to sit it in front of a window.. maybe in the computer room... for now its in the hallway haha.

Now.. on to my "project" that im not sure if we'll do or not...
We.. well.. hubby.. bought this table when we moved into our first apartment even though I have a perfectly AWESOME coffee table that my dad made at my moms house. He just didn't care for it as his 'living room coffee table" he wanted something more modern. (that coffee table will be coming back once we move again though.)
So he went to Levin's and bought a couch/coffee table/end table and rug. I was very proud of him since he did it all on his own, however i wasnt too fond of the table and end table (they are matching, i just didnt get a pic of the end table). I do like it, but black just gets so dusty and shows EVERYthing so easily, and im sorry but I refuse to dust every single day. nope nope nope.
I saw some pictures of the wood top with painted bottom tables. I plan on doing our entry wooden table that way, doing a dark stain top with a lighter bottom (not white, hubby HATES white *insert eye roll here*)
I brought it up to him about doing the coffee table that way also. Much to my suprise he agreed with me and said thats an AWESOME idea. He checked the table to see what it was actually made from, we should be able to do the stained top with light bottom, worse case scenario we mess it all up and ill just get the coffee table from my moms to replace it for now, or we;ll repaint it if its not too badly damaged.
However. This table has those two glass insert pieces (i tried to take the best pictures that I could of them) I dont know if wood and those pieces would actually look GOOD together. We were thinking that it wouldnt. It looks good because its on a black table.
So question... Would it actually look decent with a dark wood top? If not, any suggestions on what I could maybe either replace them with? or some other way to redo the table. Remember, no white because he hates white for whatever reason.
The glass sits in a little carved out insert in the table so we could maybe make something to sit in there.. or maybe even cover the glass up with something somehow.. maybe fabric? i didnt even think of that until just now.. but then again we do sit drinks and stuff on there, I bet the fabric would get dirty and stain.

any suggestions/opinions are welcome for this project!!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Here we go a yard-saleing 6/4

So today was my first day out yard saleing this year. There were a few community yard sales. I spent a total of $12 on everything pictured, so im pretty happy with that!
I almost bought a 20 gallon fish tank, had everything included minus a stand (and fish) for $25, I was going to go back and offer her $15 or $20 for it, but I decided not to. There are 2 more huge community yard sales next weekend (and im sure plenty more, but there are two I NEED to go to) so im hoping I can find a tank somewhere next weekend!

This lady had a TON of americana/country stuff for sale. I almost bought everything on her table, but I controlled myself and only picked up these two plates, plus the candle and house pictured somewhere else below.
I got the two houses, plus the three little people decorations AND the Thomas Kincade house for only $4! My best deal of the day! I was going to get a couple of the other little things that she had but I passed them up.
This one had a price of $49.99 on it, got it for $1!
part of the $4 pack.
First house I got of the day, it was only a dollar.. never heard of the brand before but oh well! cant pass up the price! Ill have to look them up later.

Books! Not as many as I thought i'd come across. The top two were free, the bottom two were $1 for both.
My $.10 moose, I couldn't pass him up I thought he was adorable.
The other stuff I got from the americana ladies house. I have another house similar to this one in my kitchen window and I LOVE them so i had to have it when i spotted it. and i just love the little night light.

Thomas Kinkade house that I got with the other two houses and the 3 people for a total of $4, I couldn't believe she let this go that cheap! She HAD to have payed more for it unless she got it at a yard sale also! Its not christmas-y so im not sure what im going to do with this yet.

That's all for this weekends yard sales. Back to work tomorrow but I am PSYCHED for next Saturday. The one community yard sale that I am going to always yields me great results. PLUS there is a HUGE book sale there every year! Im counting down the days!!

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