6.07.2009

A Rekindled Passion



While in San Francisco, one of my good friends Teresa taught me the art of garage saling (sp?). In San Fran, you could get killer deals on slightly used items. Well, this past weekend I rekindled that old flame and started it up again. I have been feeling overwhelmed with the amount of baby items that I need to get because I am getting ready to quit my job when the baby comes and Richard is in the midst of starting up a business. Needless to say, dollar bills don't fall from the ceilings around here....so we gotta be thrifty.

I bought a new car seat and stroller, and definitely splurged on that. But the rest of the items, I have decided that used will suffice. My top picks of this past week are a swing that has barely been used for $7 and a FREE FRIDGE!!! Wahoo....It works just great, it is butt ugly.....but then again so is our garage and that is where it lives. It is so nice having extra freezer space. Bring on the freezer meals!

7 comments:

Shirley Hale said...

Used is great! We only got a few new things too. I love your fridge! My mom's is smaller than that and we share it with her. I wish she had a butt ugly one that worked well in her garage too! That's so awesome you got it for free! Hand me downs or borrowing is great too. Anything to save the moola!

Sam and Lacey said...

I am SUPER jealous of your 2nd fridge!

Laura said...

Way to go Jenn! Isn't it so satisfying when you find a great deal?

Ariane said...

Wow!! Awesome job! I love free stuff. It seems to make ugly stuff look pretty... :)

Jake and Denae said...

Ha Ha!! You are so funny! Wish you lived closer so you could come to Sar Bear's shower.... you will be missed!

thebohans said...

i think a new car seat & stroller are worth it. get what you want & something safe cause you'll use it! plus, if you are planning on having more kids you can probably use it a 2nd & 3rd time.. I kind of like the retro fridge look! if it ever starts to bother you i think they have special paint now just for refrigerators & freezers. wouldn't it be cool to get white board paint for it (if it would stick) & have a huge white board to write notes on?!

Ryan said...

That's a nice fridge because it works! hehe. We, too, have an extra freezer outside cuz I am big on freezer meals too! Cute blog!