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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Shopping and JBF

Hello Everyone!

It's been a while since I posted so this may be lengthy.  I'll try not to bore you. ;)  This past weekend was very full for me.  We had two nephews and a niece stay with us from Thurs. to Sunday.  On Friday, my hubby took the day off work and took the boys fishing.
I took our daughter and my niece on a out-of-state thrift store shopping excursion.
We all headed out early on Friday morning.  As I mentioned here, my daughter was needing some new clothes.  Since I don't have the money to just head to the nearest mall and buy all new stuff, we decided to go "thrifting".  Sometimes, I think this is more fun because you never know what you will find.  Of course, there are times when you don't find anything and you wish you had the money to just head to the nearest Macy's or Dillard's or wherever your heart desires.  This time though, I did find quite a bit and didn't break the bank doing it.  I also found a couple of odds and ends to just have or to resell.  I think we counted 26 items that I purchased and I don't remember the grand total.  It was around $60 something.  I averaged less than $3.00 an item.  I got a lot and didn't feel guilty doing it!
This isn't the best picture and it is really hard to see everything.  I ended up with:
12 tops for daughter
2 pairs of shoes for daughter
camera bag
popcorn popper
dress and shoes for a little niece
2 books for kids
corkboard squares (new package at thrift store price)
wire basket
decorative metal key
picture frame
sweater vest for me

Somehow I am missing an item because I know we counted 26.  Anyway, I was pleased with my selections.

On Sat. we spent the day getting ready for a JBF sale.  In case you all don't know, it is a children's consignment sale.  I participate twice a year.  I made several things this time.  Here is a little of what I made.
My pics are not the best as far as discerning what all is there.  I made hair bows, fabric flower hair clips, burp rags, pictures, and personalized bags.  So far I've sold the two bags, one burp rag and about 4 bags of the flower hair clips.  I was hoping to do more but I have until Sat. to sell so hopefully by then they will all be gone!
This is one of the pictures or signs that I made.  Also the three that I showed you here.  If they don't sell at JBF, they will be up for sale either through this blog or at the Etsy store that I hope to open this summer.

So that is some of what kept me busy this past weekend.  My daughter also had a piano recital on Sunday.  Drop off for JBF was on Monday and was an hour drive from home.  Tuesday I kind of took it slow. :)  I discovered this weekend what it was like to have a family of seven and what it was like to have teenagers.  Boy I'm tired just thinking about it all again.  So I say that to say, "Hats off to you mothers of large families!"
So until next time...

Have a blessed day,

maggie jane


  1. Sounds like fun to me! Wish we had good thrift shopping around here! I can't complain much though, I did get to make an excursion to an out let mall out of state last weekend, and I did really good, for an outlet mall anyway. Your hair stuff for JBF looks cute, hope it all sells!

  2. Sounds like you've been busy. I don't know about the seven kids part but the teen ager part is a lot of fun and don't let people tell you different.