Thrifting it Up

I think I've become a reseller.

I'm one of those annoying people I used to hate. I've turned to the dark side. Do you hate me too?

I'm the person you stare at at the yard sales that hurries and gets there at the butt crack of dawn. I'm the one pushing their way around to get the Fisher Price toy that's worth so much. I'm the one with the gates up the side of their truck stuffed to the rim full of refrigerators and high chairs. I'm the one that gets the good stuff just to turn around and sell it for more. Yup. That's me. Except that I don't go to yard sales. I go to Goodwill. And Savers. And D.I.

Yesterday at the Goodwill I found a Leap Frog Little Touch LeapPad for $3.00. I'll be listing it on eBay soon. It came with a book and cartridge. I know right?

I've also found so many other good toys. And clothes. Today I got some Gap shorts and Old Navy jeans for Jackson and some super cute dresses for Sadie. Are you jealous yet? I've thought about going into business. Yeah, my business will be shopping. Wouldn't that be so fun?

On another note, Jackson has officially hit his terrible two's. I knew it was a bad idea to take him to Trader Joe's (where they have kid sized carts). When it came time to check out, he wanted to check the wine section of the store where they have numerous GLASS bottles. So when I asked David to escort our child to the car, he (Jackson) decided to arch his back and scream bloody murder. I told David it's time for us to try a new form of punishment because saying "no" just isn't cutting it. Time out seems to work. I have never been about spanking but I'm thinking of starting. Any ideas?


  1. Oohhh you are a smart girl! Those are some good deals! I know peopel can make quite a bit of money doing that! I he old enough for a reward system yet? We do tolkens at work. If they are miss behaving I just threaten to take away tolkens and it's like magic. Then at the end of the week they get counted up and get some reward. Just a thought.

  2. I think your shopping business is a fabulous idea! I would totally hire you to shop for me. I really don't like to shop that much. Maybe shopping for a baby will change that...we'll see...