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Labor Day Sales

This weekend was Labor Day, so we went to check out the Goodwill’s holiday weekend sales to find some of the items on our back-to-school list.

First we headed over to the Seattle Goodwill Dearborn store on Friday evening…

Just look at this LIST!!!  The first thing we found was this big, insulated lunch bag.  Big enough for goodies, milk and everything else!

We also found some other needed things such as these Safety 1st baby-proofing latches for the fridge and drawers since we had been putting all our kitchen items on counters for months to get them out of our little one’s reach.  They were installed this weekend and what a luxury it is to not have towels and utensils all over the floor!  We also picked up this great car-washing-cloth as the first of a holiday basket we are making for Nana and Papa.  Remember… they have all those classic cars that need to be washed all the time!  We also found a couple of items for the little one like this great sippy-cup that is usually sold at Williams Sonoma for $12.00 each picked up for .99 cents!  And a Manhattan Toy that is currently being sold in Nordstrom stores for $14.99 that we picked up 1/2 off .99 cents!

Then on Monday, mommy took a couple of hours for herself and went to the Bellevue Goodwill store…

The store was crazy packed!  But I managed to find a couple of goodies in the big sale (.99 cent BLUE TAGS, and 40% off PINK and GREEN TAGS)

As  you can tell I’m a label shopper and the Bellevue Goodwill store always satisfies!  I ended up scoring a Faconnable top for 40% off $9.99… picked up a great Eddie Bauer skirt and designer jacket for .99 cents each and a pair of Gap pants for the little one for 40% off $1.99!


We found another item off our back-t0-school list!  These great brand-new Target rain boots that were only $5.99!

Hopefully you all had a great Labor Day weekend and are ready for back-to (school or work)!


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Back to school shopping

So my oldest is about to venture into the dreaded… MIDDLE SCHOOL in a couple of weeks.  You know, the place where tweens start to assert their social dominance… where the innocence of elementary school (and childhood) are quickly left behind for the latest TV show, iTouch game, hairstyle and Tshirt?!  A place where saying or wearing the wrong thing at any given moment can reek total havoc on the rest of your school existence?!!

Well, maybe it’s not that bad?…. yeah, right!

My son has been brought up with a very thrifty family who has taught him not to been afraid to shop at thrift stores (or still play with Legos) up until this point and I’m not going to stop now (at least until he cries “Uncle” for fear of total social banishment) so we head over to the main Seattle Dearborn and Bellevue store to check out their Back-to-school sales.

Immediately we were met with a Back to School display…

From there we toured the men’s section and rounded up quite a few trinkets for the school wardrobe… board shorts for $2.99, khaki’s for $4.99 each, some PJ pants for $2.99

I even found a couple of shirts for the little one while we were at it… both $1.99

My oldest found a vintage 1980’s leather jacket that he just LOVED… and it was 1/2 off $19.99!

It took a little TLC because it smelled like smoke, so we put it in the dryer on air-dry for a couple of hours which did the trick!

I even ended up finding some brand-new Sofft sandals for only $12.99 in our shopping!

Remember… lots of stores have Back to School specials out there but you cannot find the deals on the designer labels like you can at a Goodwill store, so visit one today!


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