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If you want to come home with a haul like you’re about to see… You’ll need to have an incredible amount of extra time on your hands. I sat in a burgundy leather chair (that was for sale) in 80 degree heat… for one hour while the homeowner continued to place things out for sale. Each time I saw her bring out something from her house or her garage that I liked… I snatched it up lickety split and added it to my pile (which I had to repeatedly fend off from other shoppers btw). More often than not I didn’t even bother to ask what she wanted for a particular item. I had spied the prices she was asking for the other various items lining her driveway and knew I was absolutely not going to haggle or barter with this woman. 🙂
1 Lobster Pot … I’ve never cooked lobster before… but now that I have the pot… I can!
1 Indiana Jones Hat, 1 blonde wig and a pirate hat with dreadlocks.
Ginormous Box of Golf Balls for Monkey Boy.
And last but not least… An Emile Henry Tagine. New in the box.
Whew… was that exhausting or what?
I spent more time sleeping in and going to garage sales this week than grocery shopping.
As you might have guessed… this was a slow week for Miss Mavis. Besides harvesting fresh strawberries, peas, raspberries and swiss chard from our garden I also picked up:
9 boxes of brownies, 1 gallon of milk (free w/catalina) 1 package of Twizzlers (The teenagers are saving those for the upcoming Harry Potter movie) 1 (free) can of corn, 3 (free) doughnuts and 4 boxes of Nature Valley Granola Bars from Albertsons on the last day of the sale for $9.64 (I also earned $7 in catalina coupons thanks to the Nature Valley Granola Bars).
On July 4th I picked up whipping cream & Jello-pudding (for my strawberry cake) and a free 4 pack of tropical fruit (thanks to the Albertsons Summer Sizzlin’ Sweepstakes) for $6.28
8 ears of corn for $2.00 at QFC
1 gallon of milk, 1 head of iceberg lettuce, 1 loaf of bread , 1 lemon, 2 banana’s (missing from the photo) and 1 large packet of green bean seeds for $2.53 (I used my $7 in catalina coupons from the Nature Valley Deal).
While the monkeys were at the dentist I popped over to P.F.Chang’s and picked up a FREE ORDER of lettuce wraps (and paid $2.75 for a strawberry lemonade).
Monkey Boy paid .50 for a glass of lemonade and 1 Rice Krispie Treat from a concession stand at a neighborhood garage sale.
I paid $1.00 for 4 Otter Pops (and take a look at the awesome robes from Morocco I picked up at the garage sale for only $5! I’m sure you’re all terribly disappointed you didn’t get in on that deal! But hey… YOU SNOOZE YOU LOSE! If you’re wondering why I look like a linebacker… It’s because I also picked up a really nice white down jacket for $7… which according to this photo I was still wearing at about 2 in the afternoon in 80 degree weather. Geez… no wonder I thought .25 cents for Otter Pops was such a great deal… I was obviously suffering from the side effects of sun stroke! Ah Hahaha! Actually I scored a TON of great bargains over the weekend… And I’ll be posting them tomorrow. 🙂
Total spent this week $24.70
Total spent year to date $690.45
How did YOU? Did you find anything you just HAD TO HAVE?