Thursday, March 15, 2012

Another AMAZING find!

Twice in one week!!! It's almost to good to be true, and this is when I LOVE to go thrifting. Not to just buy used stuff, unless it can be re-purposed, but to find those really great deals!  When I lived in CA there was a lot to be found, but not so often anymore now that I live in a smaller community. So here's the story...

Once upon a time, i.e.yesterday, I had the opportunity to got to the thrift store again. At a time when I would normally be at work, I was unable to be due to a favor that I was doing for a friend. The appointment was at such a time that by the time it was over driving back to work would have put me back there in time to leave again and so with operating on my paid time off, the rest of the afternoon was mine so I decided to go to the thrift store again while I was killing time waiting for church to start.

With my new renewed desire to get back into a physically fit shape I noticed the other day that I need new workout shoes. Anyone that works out knows that these can get kinda pricey depending on what you want them for. So I decided to wait another couple weeks until payday.

I was walking around the store, not really finding anything. That is until my eyes landed on these....

Brand spankin' new Asics running shoes, in my size and only....$15!!! Seriously there was nothing wrong with these shoes. And when I tried them on after getting home, they fit like a glove. I wore them around today to break them in and they were super comfy too. wanna know what they retail for??? I know you do. These were last seasons running shoe so at the beginning they were $85, now they are on salr & running about $60! That's a savings of $45-70 :) It's fabulous. Now...about that running...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

From Frumps to Pumps

I totally need to get an eReader! It would make reading these eBooks I come across so much easier. I found this link on this new one and the title caught my eye. Now I have to keep in mind that the Lord is more concerned about modesty in my life and living that well for him. But anyone who knows me knows that I like my denim skirts...maybe a little to much. Being honest with myself I know this needs to change. I look OK and I'm not wanting to bring undo attention to myself, I just know that I need to take better care of this shell that the Lord blessed me with. I could go through a list of reasons as to why I prefer denim to anything else in my closet, but the bottom line is that it wouldn't hurt anything if I tried a little harder. So this book, Frumps to Pumps, really interests me. I hope that it may motivate you as well (the cover is super cute). Below is a video of the authors own comments about her book.

In Sarah Mae's own words

Saturday, March 10, 2012

My first crochet project


This was my first full crochet project. A scarf. I look forward to giving it to my SPS on Monday :)

An AMAZING find!

The title of this blog post doesn't even begin to express my at finding this super cool appliance!

If you don't know what this is let me tell you that this is a Cuisinart 6QT electric pressure cooker!!! 

If you've never used a pressure cooker, or are for some reason wary of them let me assure you that there is nothing to be concerned about. I luv the pressure cooker that I got for Christmas a few years ago from my Dad, so that's not going anywhere. But once I saw the electric one in Williams Sonoma, one of the best stores ever, I knew that I would want one for my kitchen as I work on expanding my domestic prowess. However, they retail for $100. So that was not going to be a purchase that I would be making anytime soon, there's always something better that I can do with $100. At least that's what we ladies tell ourselves right? Whenever we hold off from a major purchase that seems to be our default statement. However today those excuses were put away, when I went to the local thrift store.

I wasn't really in the mood to buy anything in particular, I was mostly just wasting time until it was time to meet up with Nicki for a Mani-Pedi. So I went inside thinking that maybe I would be able to find myself some yarn for some quick crochet projects. Alas there was no yarn to be had, I bet Leah bought it all ;), but I digress. So I decided to peruse the next isle over & I could hardly believe my eyes. front of them was a Cuisinart pressure cooker. The very electric pressure cooker that I had been wanting for a long time. I looked at the price tag & saw that it said $21.99 (NO DISCOUNT) on it. Seriously?! Was this even priced right? was all I could think to myself. Does it even work? was my next thought. So I texted my friend Leah, yarn bandit extraordinaire, a pic and asked what she thought. She said to go for it. I mean really it sounds like a no-brainer, but I guess I was still too surprised to make any logic out of it. As I was standing in line near the counter, so i could plug it in to check out if it worked, a woman came up to my cart & asked me what it was. "An Cuisinart electric pressure cooker" I answered. I could see the look in her eye that only a thrift store shopper would know. It conveyed what I suspected, that if I let go of it, she would be the first one to snatch it up. No such luck lady! I got to the front & plugged it in. Voila! the red lights on it showed that it was well in working condition.

And when I got home after my manicure I checked out the Cuisinart website & was even able to download the manual for it, as well as a recipe book for free (the same that would have come with the box had it been brand new). The cook book has a lot of fun recipes, including one for cheesecake! PTL, what a great find!!! Now what to make for my first meal? That is the question. 


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