Thursday, September 24, 2009


Today was an insanely busy day. Halainah and I visited a hall today for her birthday party. I was disappointed because the room was small. It was a beautiful room, brand new decor but just too small for her party. The room only fits 50 and there will be more than 50 people attending. I have a large family. I have to make a decision by Saturday because I need time to order the invitations and get them back in time to mail them out by October 7th. Party planning is so stressful and so exhausting.

Tony and I went to the Consignment sale that was being held locally near us. They have this sale twice a year. This was the first time we attended and we were sadly disappointed. We walked out empty handed.

We did however score some more bargains at our 2 favorite local consignment shops. We decided to stop by them today even though we just discovered them on Saturday and I am glad that we did.

I found this beautiful Old Navy Fur Coat for $9.99...brand new with tags.

I am so in love with these shoes. They are made by Morgan & Milo. I had no idea who they were when I bought these shoes but I knew they had to be some sort of designer by the quality of the shoes. I picked up these super cute shoes which are brand new with tags for $9.99. When I got home I googled the designer and found this exact pair for $46.00. I would say I scored big on these. And they are oh so cute for the fall.

I picked up this Lego play table for $12.50, brand new in the box. It goes for $49.99 at Toys R Us.

This was my major bargain for the day. First of all, let me start by saying, I ran for this teeter totter. When we pulled up to the consignment shop, I spotted this on the lawn. So I parked the car and quickly ran to the front. A woman was there with her daughter looking at it with a few other things. I pulled the tag off of it and ran inside to the cashier. I handed her the ticket, said I wanted it but wanted to look around some more. After the other woman and her daughter paid for their things and left, the cashier told me that she wanted the teeter totter but I beat her to it. That's right! I'm learning that this consignment shopping can be strenuous. So I picked this up for $12.50. When I got home I googled it and it's selling on Amazon for $239.99. Don't believe me, click here. I told you! But I think it's going for that much because it's a discontinued item...crazy.
And best of all, it matches Halainah's sand box that Opa bought for her!

Now I would be so happy if I can find Matilda Jane in the consignment shops. What are my chances? I think pretty nil to none but I can keep hoping and wishing. I am so in love with Matilda Jane. I'm talking so in love! And best part is...I got Tony hooked. We have the bug...the Matilda Jane bug. I think Halainah has 6 maybe 7 pieces. I want everything but it's so expensive. Here's the most recent picture of Halainah sporting one of her Matilda Jane knot dresses.

We ended our hectic day with a nice visit and delicious dinner at Aunt Bonnie's house. My grandmother had surgery yesterday to remove her gall bladder and is staying at Aunt Bonnie's to recoup. Aunt Bonnie takes care of all of us...the whole family. I so love my Aunt Bonnie!


aamayna said...

I have been eyeing those shoes too! They have them at Nordstrom Rack and I love them! That playtable is great too! She will love it!! Good shopping!!

Gardenia said...

I may have to stop reading your blog -- you are addicting me to shopping! I already am, but I try to temper myself and the more I read about your awesome deals, well I'm going to have to succumb to the stores again. i definitely now have to find a consignment shop in my town. everything you got is so so cute. ogf course your daughter looks cute in absolutely anything but I know what you mean about getting hooked on a certain name brand, I'm hooked on gymboree.

Courtney said...

I can't believe the awesome deals you found. I love shopping thrift and consignment stores. I always get so excited when I find a great find!