Friday, October 26, 2018

Shopping Spree! xD

7:59 a.m. Walking to the post office to deliver a prize for a neopets contest I held yesterday. :)

Also, got a majority of my Christmas shopping done!!

Can do more, but the thrift shop won’t open until 11 today, so I got some time to kill!

8:44 a.m. Arrived outside the thrift shop. The post office isn’t open yet. (Opens at 9 a.m.) I thought it’d take an hour to get here. 😂

Humidity is fogging my glasses. *Takes them off*

Yesterday I spent ten bucks on Disney Magic Kingdom chests. 😬 Was happy with what I got though.

The late evening before that, I made a new book comprised of a vast majority of those Internet pics I’ve stored up over the years. 😂

As I said, I managed to get the Christmas gifts after much browsing on both EBay and Amazon. Not to mention penny pinching between five kids and an adult. Spent like 26 bucks. 

So in short. Started with 47, spent 36, leaving some to mail out my impromptu contest prize (not sure of the cost yet) 

And I even got a few dollars in cash to spend when the thrift shop opens to cover more Christmas stuff. 🤗 Hopefully I can do even more in the coming months leading up to Christmas. 😃

8:58 p.m. At post office waiting for it to open. :)

9:08 p.m. Finished!! Spent my cash to ship it, but that meant I only had to spend a little out of my bank account: so I’m happy. 🤗

$9.27 left. Awesome.

9:19 a.m. Winner notified. (Once I could walk to a free WiFi hotspot.) 

She was a surprisingly online and excited. Now I gotta see where I want to chill for the next couple hours until the thrift shop opens. 🤔

9:34 a.m. Verdict: Go wander the dollar stores and find a bathroom. 😂P.S. I’m a bit tacky, but I plan on tracking the package myself just to make sure it gets there. Lol.

10:04 a.m. Well, all done there. Still an hour to burn and very much on the fence, but thinking McDonalds for the next hour. 🤔 And I cant just sit there that long without ordering ‘something.’

10:14 a.m. Thrift shop it is. Waiting outside on a bench. 😝 My iPod is dying and I need to charge it..somehow. 

Again, this is an adequate time to rest. 

Pondered walking to the nearby museum, but I’d seen the stuff there several times already. So, I don’t know. 


10:35 a.m. 50 percent off sale on everything!!! 95 off on Halloween. 😱🤗

11:37 a.m. Got A LOT for the kids this year for just $4.99. And bonus is a 1960 magazine with MARILYN MONROE on the cover! Amazing!!! Praise and Thank the LORD!!!

$4.28 left to my name. It’s gonna storm. Not a good idea to walk home. May have to hit up McDonalds after all.

11:50 a.m. $1.87 to my name after food. Egads. 😬 Sausage McMuffin and a plain Cheeseburger. Gotta carb up for a long walk home I guess, lol.

12:10 p.m. There’s something about eating by yourself, even at a McDonalds, that feels so ‘refreshing and freeing.’ Like you’re just having a really nice day (shifty weather aside) to yourself. 😂🤗

12:14 p.m. It’s much nicer out. Time to trek home. Carbs gotta burn!! 🤗😂

12:38 p.m. 24 minutes just flew by. Taking a MUCH needed rest from the long walk. Now with a heavy stuffed backpack, on the well-shaded wraparound porch at this nearby funeral home. I think I’m a bit more than halfway there. 😂

12:43 p.m. Eep. Looks like some dark clouds are returning. That’s not a good sign. 😬 I better move on. 

1:15 p.m. Home. At lasssssttttttttt. And I managed to beat the rain and not kill my iPod fully. Lol.

3:17 p.m. Got caught up in my vintage magazine. ❤️ Cancelled my Amazon order, since today I got great Christmas gifts for the kids covered. And anyone else can wait within the next couple months. 😂

This did free up a little cash too, once the hold is taken off of course. :)

I’m so tired. Naturally.  P.S. Mom agreed to buy me some gift boxes. Squeee!!!!!

3:50 p.m. Fixed a brown stain on the front of Harmony's dress by hot gluing one of my dollar store faux flowers to it. Fabulous save and a vast improvement! 🤗 Stain or not.

Also tallied how many gifts per kid cause I want to be fair this year. 😂

4:49 p.m. Fixed Harmony’s SECOND dress. I loved this, just all that bugged me was the bottom was nothing but a few layers of tulle.

So I went the no-sew route, burned my fingers, (namely my left thumb) and added a sequin fabric bottom. Only after, it didn’t go with the rest of the dress, so God Willing, I fixed that too. 

Not exactly built to last with hot glue BUT it’s a play dress. Who knows how much she’ll even wear  it. 😂

The best thing about stocking up on Kids Halloween outfits is that outside of Hallloween, they make FANASTIC pretend-play clothes. Lovely gift for anyone to give a kid.

4:59 p.m. I really really can’t stress enough how sleepy I am right now, but so very very pleased with how today turned out. ❤️🤗

P.S. I’m almost completely out of hot glue. Worked with half a stick towards the end.😂 Thank God I got what I could out of it though. Just hope she’ll love it. 😍

6:55 p.m. Ate and watched SPN. Jen shared ADORABLE pics of the girls in they’re costumes this year and I love it. 😍

I got her opinion on they’re Christmas gifts and for the most part, she liked them. Just worried the one piece I got Aaliyah will be too small. Frankly, I might be too, but it’s cheap so no big loss there. 

All Glory, Praise, Thanks and all things be to almighty God on the highest forever and ever in Jesus name, amen. God is able to do above all we ask or think!

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