On Saturday, we stopped in at our local GW, our "usual" Saturday GW, and both branches of the Rescue Mission Thrift (I wanted to get in as many stops as I could since I knew Sunday would be skimpy.) So overall, we covered 6 thrifts this weekend, which isn't too bad. What's even better, is that I actually found some stuff!
Want to see what I got? Well, let's start with this
1. Piece of Avocado deliciousness! Yessir, it's a mint, still-sealed Rubbermaid Message Center in lovely avocado! Even still has the little packet of pushpins inside. Now, this is not really my style, and definitely not my color, so I think I'm going to flip this on the 'bay. Surely there's someone out there with a Brady Bunch-style kitchen who would be willing to
shell out big bucks buy something as cool as this. Rescue Mission Thrift, $2.00
(I also got a big serving spoon there for a quarter, but didn't take a picture of it. Not taking pictures became a habit with me, as you'll see in a moment.)
2. Rubbermaid Bread Keeper! I've been looking for a Tupperware one but there are none to be found, so I picked this up since it was there. Just plan on using it to keep bread in the freezer, since it seems to dry out if I freeze it in just the bag. Goodwill, $2.00
3. DVD Recorder! My DVD recorder has been making a noise like a Diesel truck lately, so I figured it was time to replace it. I wanted a recorder, not just a player, in case we ever want to record anything. Okay, so we haven't recorded anything at all in years, but you never know. They're expensive new, so I thought I'd take a chance at the GW. The first one I saw was 20 bucks and didn't have the remote control. I hemmed and hawed a little, but just a little. Then I decided to go through the rest of the pile and see if there was another one. Well, lo and behold, there was, and it had the cord and the remote. Best part? The price was only 10 bucks. Of course, I had no idea if it would work or not, but I figured for the price, it was worth taking a chance. I hooked it up and it does indeed work. It's not great, and some buttons on the remote are kind of touchy, but it's definitely good enough until something better comes along. I looked up some reviews from the past (they don't make it any more), and some of them are absolutely scathing. Still, for the price, it's fine. Goodwill, $10.00
4. Extremely Cool Coffee Pot! This wasn't a thrift find (they never have cool percolators in the thrifts), but an ebay purchase. Isn't it the coolest style? Isn't it the ugliest color? Do not adjust your monitor--it really is that ugly barf green/yellow. Once the weather warms up, I plan on spray painting it a lovely off-white. This is kind of an interesting design, as the percolator started out life as a corn popper. See the base? Yeah, that's a popcorn popper with a clear tank glued to the top. Thrifty engineering, Chilton! Oh, and it makes coffee that's actually hot, so I'm loving it. Most other coffee makers seem to make lukewarm coffee. I can't drink it unless it's scalding.
What I Made This Weekend Department
A: Chili! Haven't tasted it yet, but Hubby reports that it was good. Not as good as his own, but good. I don't think I've ever made chili before, so I wasn't confident that it would be edible at all.
|Not my picture|
B: Cornbread! To go with the chili, of course. Hubby also reported that it was good. It was a mix I got from Aldi.
|Nope, this one's not mine, either.|
C: Chicken Pot Pie! Haven't even baked it yet, so have no idea how it is. Okay, I've made this hundreds of times before, so pretty sure it'll be at least somewhat better than meh.
In Other News Department:
Don't you love Walgreen's? Heaven knows their regular prices are nothing to write home about, but they sure do know how to do a sale. Between sales, coupons, and Register Cash, I got two big bottles of Scope for $1.50 each (regular price is like $4.79) and two bottles of Hubby's Nivea Shower Gel for $2.50 each (regular price $5.29 each.) Then I used the coupon for a free jar of Noxzema ($4.99.) Plus, I got 2000 bonus points (worth $2.00) on my card! After ringing me up, the cashier said "Nice job!"
Since I actually found some good stuff this week, I am proudly linking up with Sir Thrift A Lot, Thrifter/Maker/Fixer/Farm, and We Call It Junkin.