weekend fun & cool finds

Joey had a basketball trip to go on this weekend with SNU. They go on a pre-season retreat every year. Last year Jaxon and I joined them, but this year none of the other spouses were going so we decided to stay home! We’ve had a lot of fun, but we’re ready for him to be home tomorrow!
Last night we had movie night and had ourselves a little party! Anytime you have movies & m&m’s you know it’s going to be a good night!
We decided to watch movies in my bed instead of on the floor in the living room (that’s where we have movie night every Friday night). When we pulled the covers back this is what I found:
I have the most amazing husband. We’ve been through a lot the past few years, but his love for me is truly unconditional! It was funny because the note that is there is actually a note that he wrote me 2 months before our wedding and everything he said in it was fitting for now! Notice how cool we were in the pic on the right – oh yeah! 1997!! In case your wondering, yes that is a ring. That is my first wedding ring. We got new rings last year for our 10 year that is actually this December….Long Story!!

So….back to my date with my little man:
We jumped on the bed a little, ate m&m’s and watched BOTH movies. Needless to say, Jax stayed up WAY too late! Here we are in between movies!
Part of my thinking in letting him stay up was that maybe, just maybe he’d sleep in a little today. Well, I don’t know about you, but 7:45 is not really sleeping in! It could have been worse. Luckily, I’m a morning person so it was fine!
We decided at 8:30 that we were going to go do our running around for the day. We needed to go to wal-mart and it is ALWAYS best to get there early!
On the way, I saw a man putting out a garage sale sign. I haven’t been to a garage sale in years. I’ve seen so many cool finds and ideas from garage sailing on some of the blogs I read, and it’s peaked my interest.
Well, I totally lucked out this morning! We pulled up and immediately I spotted MANY things I wanted. I quickly started a stash. There were so many cool things. Come to find out, the lady owns booth space in the serendipity market here in Edmond. She is closing down her booth and is selling everything!! SCORE!!! Too bad I didn’t have a truck and a few hundred dollars to spend. There were so many affordable things that I could have made over….if only! BUT….I didn’t walk away empty handed! The couple was so nice and let Jaxon pick one toy to take. It was just a great experience. The lady asked if she could call me before her next sale! I’m so excited! Okay, on to the loot::::
a quilt rack – I forgot to take a picture of it. It’s wooden.
a table – I’m painting it black, it will go beside our bed. Our bed is tall so this will be perfect!
I forgot to take a picture of this before I started painting it… It was silver!
These things have not been altered yet:
a bird cage – $22.00 in the store, $8.00 today
a vintage lamp – she was selling this for $20.00 in her store, today it was $8.00
two sconces, a lamp base without the hardware and three frames
I was a happy girl! I also got some really cute pumpkins at Kirkland’s! I’ll have to do a little house tour soon to show you all my goodies in their new home! Stay tuned!

If you Live in OKC area and have kids……

If you’d like to get rid of some of your kid’s clothes and toys… Please go HERE! The Head 2 toe sale is coming in a few weeks. They are looking for consigners and they pay well. They pay at least 70% of the sales price & YOU make your own price. You also get a pass to shop before the sale opens to the public!! If you refer 3 friends you get 75% of your sale! That’s where you come in! If you decide to consign please use my name and consigner number (555) on your registration form! Thank you!!! If you decide to participate please let me know!!!

Thank You, Thank You

This post is for you Katie~
A few weeks ago I got $1.50 in Extra Care Bucks from CVS. I didn’t really know what to do with them. I’ve seen on several different sites talk about the “cvs game”. Katie has been posting a few of her great deals so I asked her for a little help! I also found THIS SITE last night and I decided to give it a try today!
Below you see a few items… The total cost before tax is $63.70! I paid…..drumroll please……..
$2.95 out of pocket and I have $4.00 in ECB’s(extra care bucks) to use next time!!

So yes, I got 2 bottles of dawn dish soap, 2 tubes of colgate toothpaste, 4 tubes of CG outlast lipstick & 2 tubes of the new CG amazemint wetslicks lipgloss!!

Here is an updated photo of the closet…I’m not quite finished, cvs kind of took over my day…but at least it’s progress!!

Happy Labor Day!