Hey, everybody! This weekend was pretty busy, but also a lot of fun!
Also, because my finances are a little wonky this month as well, I am going to probably change the setup of my mini weekend spending logs. Instead of listing everything I bought during a weekend, I am just going to highlight a few items that I really liked that I purchased! This is going to be an experiment for this month, but if I happen to like it, I’ll change the mini spending log format to just featured items and what I paid for them instead! Plus, you guys will get to see what the stuff I buy looks like! 😀
Also, I will be omitting my $5 Friday section in my Weekend Updates because I just don’t go to Safeway much anymore to keep featuring it. \ (‘ u’) / It will make a return when I do get something fun at Safeway though during a week though! 😀
Anyway, come and see what I did this weekend!
It was the day of LOCCousinJ’s birthday party and LOCMom and I had to drive to a neighboring town in order to attend! But while LOCMom went to the casino to gamble a bit, she dropped my off at the town’s Snowline Thrift Store and you betcha’ I shopped til’ I dropped! 😀 All of the Snowlines in our area were having their big Christmas Sale and at this particular Snowline, it’s as if the thrift store threw up all of their Xmas stuff! O _O I mean, who needs to buy retail when you can just go to a thrift store for all of your Christmas needs? 😉
So I perused the store for about 2 hours and bought a lot of fun stuff! I even bought some UGG slippers, but to my utter shock and surprise, I looked to see if there were any fake UGGs on the market and ya’ll… The market for fake UGGs is ABSOLUTELY SATURATED. I think it’s just as bad if not worse than the fake coach purse problem. And not surprisingly, the “UGGs” I bought were fakes. That’s $5 I will never see again… V _v But now, at least I am armed with knowledge with spotting real and fake UGGs! > _<;
After shopping at Snowline, LOCMom and I went to LOCCousinJ’s birthday party! LOCCousinJ was celebrating his second birthday and when we got to the party, he was having a really fun time playing with his bubble making machine! It was great to see most of my family members in one place since we do not get together too often all in one place since everyone lives so far away from each other. 🙂 For the main meal at the party, LOCCousinM cooked Costco hamburgers which tasted awesome! 😀 And when LOCCousinJ was opening his presents, when he got to ours, we had given him a dump truck that was Made in the USA and I think was made out of compostable plastic! Hooray for green toys! ^ _^
After the party, LOCMom and I went home to this BEAUTIFUL sunset overlooking Sacramento County! ^ _^
However, the sunset looked better in real life to me, haha… ^ _^;
On Sunday, LOCMom and I started the day by going to Hop Sing Palace in Folsom, CA! And ya’ll… That restaurant was ON FIRE with the food making! Everything was so fresh and tasty! Looking forward to going back! 😀
After lunch, we went to the mall in the town over since I needed to buy a few things. Our first stop was at See’s Candy for a free sample and then I went to Christopher&Banks to spend a very generous coupon! With that coupon, I was able to score two winter shirts that were 100% cotton for $14.00 even! Not bad! 😀 The coupon was the main reason I went to the mall, so I was happy to be able to use it!
After the mall, I then had to go and get some new night anti-aging facial cream at TJMAXX and I found some that was perfect! I also picked up some Bar Keeper’s Friend while I was there as well!
After TJMAXX, we then headed home. 🙂
Stuff I Bought This Weekend
So here is the new column! Let’s begin!
So I am always on the lookout for things I can use in Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and these pencils I can definitely use! For about $2.00 for all of these, they will definitely be a hit with the kids! However, some of the erasers on the pencils do suck, so what I usually do when I find out that the erasers are bad on wooden pencils like these is that I rip the matal part of the pencil with some metal plyers and replace the old crappy eraser with a rubber eraser cap instead that actually erases pencil lines well. 😀 I’m REALLY crossing my fingers that the people inspecting my boxes won’t take out these “damaged” pencils when I made my best efforts to “fix” them, but if they do, I hope they give the pencils to a good home. 😥
Glow in the Dark Race Track!
So ever since seeing this on QVC, I hae always wanted my own and for 6 bucks, it is miiiiiiiiine finally! 😀 After this blog post, I may go play with this, haha. xP The great thing about this particular buy is that everything was new in the box unopened! It’s going to be fun setting up this toy, haha… ^ _^
So these little guys I just bought at Costco today for $16.00! I know, it’s not a weekend purchase, but I just had to share them! x3 These macaroons are Made in France and there was like 30-40 of them in one box! And for these at this size going for $2.00-$2.50 each at any old fancypants bakery, I got a screamin’ deal on em’! They’re also very tasty and I froze them all for future snacking! x3
The reason why there doesn’t seem to be 30-40 macaroons here is because I was snacking on them today xD;
So the other kitchen mat we had was thin and was not the most comfortable kitchen mat ever that was Made in the USA. 😦 So I bought another kitchen mat at Costco today and it is much better comfort wise! Again, not a weekend find, but a great find! LOCMom and I love it for $19.00! 🙂 But now that we have two of these same type of mats (one for the stove and one for the sink), we’re golden! 😀
Last not-weekend find would be a dirt rug I found at Costco today as well! Basically, when the rainy season arrives and even now, whenever you come inside, you just wipe your feet off on this big rug and the bottom of your shoes get cleaned off! And for being on sale for $10.00, it was well worth the purchase!
I also bought an outdoor rug Made in the USA that is used to wipe off the muck on your shoes from outside for $10! I have been wanting this particular outdoor rug for a while now and when I finally found it at Costco again in literally at the BACK CORNER OF THE STORE, I was ecstatic that they still had a few left to buy! And snatched them up I did! 😀 A young women also came up to my basket in Costco asking where I got the outdoor rug and I told where it was located in Costco, so I’m really hoping she found it in the store. 😀
So on Saturday before LOCCousinJ’s birthday party, I went out to vote early at my local polling place! WOOT WOOT! There was NO WAY I was going out to vote during this particular Election Day tomorrow since everything would be CRAZY. So I voted early! ^ _^
And to everyone else in the United States, go out and vote tomorrow and vote often! This Election Day may be the most important Election Day in the history of our country and I would hate for any of you guys to miss out on participating in where our country’s leadership will go from here. Get out and vote tomorrow and have fun! Stay safe as well! 😀