Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Early Bird Gets The Bargains

Wow, 5:30 a.m. is early! I sometimes am awake at that hour because Sam likes the early morning hours, but these days I usually don't get out of my bed until 6:30.

But this cold, dark morning I was on the road at 5:30 a.m., headed to pick up my friend Sarah before the big multiples consignment sale. The bargains we got made it worth the early wakeup. And now I'm beat!

I got plenty of clothes for spring and summer for the boys. I even managed to get a couple matching sets. We don't often dress the boys all alike, but it is nice for public outings, so we only have to remember one outfit! I also got some summer things for Amelia and some new toys.

My big purchase was a Step 2 picnic table. The boys and Amelia already checked it out, and it's going to be great for picnics, messy projects and more. Of course, it's one more thing I have to try to keep the boys from climbing, but it's close to the ground so how badly can they get hurt, right?

I was a seller at this sale for the first time today. It's great because you tag your items and drop them off, so you don't have to run your own booth or handle any cash yourself. About two-thirds of what I took sold. It will be a few weeks before I get my check from the group that runs the sale, but I think I will make more than I spent. That would be a bonus on top of the bargains.

Sorry for such a short post with no photos and no chuckles. Up early, you know. {yawn!} Tomorrow we will return to our regularly scheduled programming here, but for tonight you'll have to forgive me. I'm off to fold a little laundry and then I'm going to bed early!

© Trippin' Mama 2010


Pam said...

I'm jealous. I love that sale but I had to miss it. John was gone all day. My kids would have been with me. No thanks. Instead, I took the kids to the Easter party at the church where they attend preschool. We had a great time but I am still thinking about all of the good deals I missed. I am so bummed because I can't make the northside club sale either. We have plans that Friday night and Saturday morning. I'm glad you found a picnic table. We use ours for meals, Playdough, art, etc. We love it. I hope you got some sleep.

Angela said...

I'm excited to see pics! I am tagging things over here for our sale is over a week. I think a picnic table is about right size for these guys this summer too. Good job!

Christy AKA Trippin' Mama said...

Sorry you had to miss it Pam. It was great and I'm thrilled to have the picnic table. Now I just have to keep the boys off the top of it!

Good luck at your sale Angela. Hope you sell lots of stuff and get great bargains, too.