Saturday, March 31, 2007

Bitch Book

Bought myself a little something today for .50. There were quite a few yardsales today. Bought other stuff besides the book, but nothing really amazing.

Lynn - to answer your question about recipes in the White Trash Cookbook, here's a few to consider: Fried Squirrel (or rabbit), Butt's Gator Tail, Cooter Pie (also instructions on how to kill a cooter. What is a cooter? From the instructions I guess it's a turtle. a turtle??? Not in this lifetime. Aunt Donnah's Roast Possum, Kiss Me Not Sandwich (spread mustard on 2 pieces of bread and add sliced onions). Potato chip sandwich (bread, mayo and chips). That sort of reminds me of my great creation/invention: The Peanut Butter, Jelly and Frito Sandwich©. Delish! Anyhow I digress....Potato Chocolate cake (a cake that uses mashed potatoes as an ingredient), Russian Communist Tea Cakes, Freda's Five Can Casserole, Jail House Chili, and so on.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Virgin Mary Fridge Magnet Set and White Trash Cooking

Two of my most unusual buys are pictured above. A refrigerator mix and match Virgin Mary and Jesus magnet set (I paid $2) and a White Trash Cooking cookbook (.50). I just gave my mom the same exact book for a Christmas gift (yes, yes, I know I am too kind and generous but that's the kind of person I am). So now I have my own copy. Bought some other stuff too, but nothing quite as interesting.

Oh I did stock up on men's Degree deodorant for .08 (plus tax) I think I bought about 15 of them at Target (on clearance for $1.08 and I had $1 off coupons)

Monday, March 19, 2007

Nice and gusty yesterday

I took my son to the Calvert Marine Museum yesterday for a little bit. The weather was sunny, cold and the windy was gusty. Yeah! Then stopped at a Post Office to drop something off in the mailbox and as I was walking to my car, I see something out of the corner of my eye. Money blowing down the sidewalk. So I ran to it and was able to put my foot on it. Then I noticed it was a $20 bill (and no one else was around). Believe me, I circled the parking lot a few more times just to make sure I didn't miss any more.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Did a yardsale with less than 24 hours notice

Since my husband has to work crazy hours this month, I knew the chances of him having Saturday (yesterday) off from work was very slim. I wanted to sell at the annual Parks & Recs indoor yardsale (yardsale space is a very cheap $5) but I resigned myself to the fact that I would just have to go as a shopper with Jacob. There's no way I'd be able to have a yardsale (set up etc and pay attention to customers) and watch Jacob at the same time. But on Friday, my husband called from work around 11am and said that he could take Saturday off (and therefore be home with Jacob) if I wanted to sell at the yardsale. I was so excited that I drove to the Parks & Recs office to sign up and left my wallet at home. DOH! But I figured I could withdrawl money at my nearby bank so I drove over to the bank to make a withdrawl. But without any ID on me I didn't know if I could. But thankfully I got the teller who sees me a lot (I routinely go thru the drive-thru with my dog to cash checks etc. My dog LOVES the bank since they give out dog treats at the drive-thru.) So I was able to make a withdrawl without any problem. Then I drive back to the Parks & Recs office to pay. Then it dawns on my change purse that I keep separate from my wallet, I definitely had more than $5 in it. I didn't have to waste my time going to the bank and then driving back to the Parks & Recs office to begin with. Double DOH!

There were lots of customers at the sale and I didn't have time to take a good picture of my table when it was full. The above pic was taken a few hours into the sale. I plan on going thru the rest of the stuff that didn't sell and make a donation box to Smile. I did good selling a lot of the "new" stuff that I've been able to buy cheap at stores using coupons, like deodorant, Sunsilk hair stuff and cat food and dog treats. A few months ago I really stocked up on Electrosol dishwasher soap when people were selling free coupons on ebay. I ended up paying about $1 per coupon for a free box of Electrosol, I think overall I have about 40-50 boxes of it in my stockpile. I'm sure if I had more time to organize the yardsale I could have sold some of that for $2 a box.

I made two really good buys yesterday. One was a vintage Redman picnic basket for $3. Not in the best shape but I like these baskets - I think they have more personality than Longaberger baskets. I can never have enough baskets for storage. And the other good buy was a nice computer chair for Jacob for his room and it was only $3. Has the hydraulic lift thing on it so he is having a ball raising and lowering himself on it.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Maybe I can convince my husband to try a new beef jerky???

As I mentioned below I said that Food Lion was having the Purina Carvers on sale this week for $2 each. And I had quite a few $2 coupons. Here is my stash. Good thing my dog likes them. Now if only I could convince my husband its a new type of jerky. I did have to pay sales tax (.10 per package).

In a future post, I'll post about some couponing sources online where I sometimes get coupons. The thing with stockpiling is that you have to look at the expiration dates on things and use up the ones that expire first. I have a few months before any of them start expiring. (But really, do you think I'm going to throw out expired dog treats for a dog that sometimes rolls around in poop?)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

My new used ugly shoes

I bought these shoes earlier this week. I had intended to maybe put them up on ebay, but I decided to keep them. Paid .75 They are made by Timberland.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Top 10 Shelling beaches in the country

Top 10 Shelling Beaches

My sister in law spotted the above website and sent it to me since we live near beach #6. I would have never guessed since all the shells always look so small and broken to me. (I took the above picture back in January.)

Bargain of the day - Purina Chew-eez Carvers (.10 package)

Food Lion (one of my grocery stores) has the Purina Carvers dog snacks on sale for $2. And guess what? I got a ton of $2 off coupons. So that makes them .10 a package for tax.

Yeah - stupid medical crap from 2006 is over!

I am so happy that I finally got our 2006 medical junk all straightened out from Wageworks (mentioned further below). Today we got a check for $29 which was the last of our account that needed to be paid back. So now its down to $0.00 and everything is accounted for. What a major pain in the butt. Not going to the hassle of using Wageworks this year. Yippee!!!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Two years ago

It was two years ago that I was standing in line at Vintage Value when I got the call that my Dad had died. He had been in and out of the hospital many times in the previous 6 months and had ups and downs. Several times when I thought "this could be it" he would rebound and be able to go back home. But this time was a little different and that very day Jeff was going to check with work to see if he could get flexible hours so he'd able to put Jacob on and off the school bus for a few days so I could fly to New York for a visit. This time of year at the nuke plant is very intense due to the maintenance "outage" and time off is normally not granted. As it turned out the got time off but not how we wanted it to be, since they have to grand time off due to death in family.

The outage is going on now so that means Jeff is working a lot of hours. I'll have to take Jacob with me to an indoor yardsale on Saturday.

p.s. And no, that's not the pic that was on my Dad's funeral home trading card. The poem was, but I changed the pic to one I took. Funeral Home trading cards is probably not the right term for those little prayer cards but it's the name I gave them.