So today I decided to stop by Goodwill, and then popped into Ultra Foods next door to pick up ground beef (last minute chili for dinner decision) and take advantage of the last day of their sale on Home Run Inn Pizza.
It’s finals week for High School Guy, so he was home for a late lunch and now one of the pizzas is already gone. No, the notorious BKL didn’t get any — although Bad Kitty Lucy did decide to mess up the tablecloth and then photobomb the Ultra Foods shot. Clearance OJ, clearance cookie dough, clearance cottage cheese, the $4.88 HRI pizzas, a $1.00 loaf of bread, two $1.00 things of meatballs, and the hamburger meat all somehow ran me $28.40.
Although the meatballs do now feature: MORE AMORÉ, so there’s that…
Goodwill had all holiday merchandise 50% off and actually a good bit left, if you want to check them out for any last-minute decorating needs. They also had a number of $.50 gift bags at mine.
And someone appears to have… framed a large wrinkled sheet of blank paper? Maybe it’s art. 🙂 But Goodwill is actually a great place for frames. Mine has 8×10 picture frames for $1.99, so if you’re willing to dig through for ones that aren’t dinged or scratched, you can make a nice cheap gift with one of the free 8×10 photo enlargements Walgreens kept giving us this fall.
Caillou here was only $.49, but they’d have to pay me much more than that to bring him home. Do you see how his eyes follow you around the room? Tell me you don’t hear his little whiny voice in your head right now…
And if you’re in need of these, the Lombard Goodwill also had a rack of new-with-tags Liz Lange maternity tanks at $.99 each. Not a lot of other Target salvage today, though — maybe in January when they reset after the holidays!
What did come home with me?
- A little colander for berries and such
- A grater (for a friend who needs one)
- A cute little egg plate
- A kind of kicky mod dress — maybe I’ll show you tomorrow, since it’s in the wash right now
- A shirt for me
- Two pairs of lounge pants for Mr. 9, whose existing ones kind of … show a lot of ankle
- Two pairs of track pants for Mr. 9, who’s blown holes in most of his and refuses to wear jeans
So nothing extraordinary today, but I’m pleased with my haul.
What cool stuff have you found at your thrift store lately?