I'm back!

24 August 2009

Did you think I was ever coming back? :)
My vacation was a little longer than I had anticipated, but it was so nice. It's good to be back and there is nothing like fresh Montana air to clear your head, but this girl has got to get her head on and get back to a routine after crazy, lazy summer days and 50 hours (roundtrip) of time in the car with 5 kids! Wowsers!
I was sure if we stopped to pick up a hitch-hiker, he would take a peek in the van and say,
"ummm, thanks, but I think I'll walk." My husband was too nice to try it though... :)

I picked up some fun thrifty treasures at yard sales while we were visiting and wanted to share:

a sweet little fall wreath for $1:

shabby hook for .50:

Karen Neuberger pj's for $1.50 (Oprah introduced me to KN, and I love them. My mom got me some after my 2nd baby, and they have been my favorite pjs)

Dooney & Bourke handbag for fall (not authentic, but I still loved it)

I hit the jackpot for kids' clothes Friday morning at a yard sale: it was all you could stuff into a shopping bag for $1. I stuffed 3 bags full (this is only about half of what I got), so my grand total was $3. I was dying that they had a bunch of boys size 5T jeans without any holes~miracle!! I also got a bunch for my oldest daughter. The only thing I had to buy for my son this year was underwear and socks. Yard sales have been a huge blessing for us for saving $$ on kids' clothing.

I don't even want to talk about what I couldn't bring home at these fantastic sales, but let's not dwell on that...I also got a lot of vintage toys I'm going to try to sell on Ebay~I'll let you know how it goes...
It's good to be back!
I'm joining (very late) Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures:


  1. ~Welcome back Melissa!

    You sure found some amazing deals. WOW! Love that wreath.

    ~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

  2. I was getting a little worried. . . can't wait to hear how your e-bay items do! What great finds! Love you!

  3. Sounds like you had a great vacation! What is it about the Karen Neuberger pajamas that you like? I need to get a couple of new pajamas, so is this something I should be looking into?

  4. Welcome back!! A vacation sounds so amazing. That is a long time in the car though! Lol. Our longest was straight up to New York, only stopping for gas, the bathroom and a Wendy's drive-through, and that was 21 hours.

    Sounds like you found some great deals though! I love the little hook.

  5. I've been on a mini-vacation myself. Welcome back & looks like you got some good stuff out there.

  6. Welcome back! I have a little hook just like the one you got. I hang necklaces from it and it works so well.


  7. Sounds like a great vacation! It reminds me of when we were younger and would drive to Montanta to visit relatives. After that many hours together in the car we were mad if someone almost touched us or looked at us too long! LOL Good times, good times!!

  8. I'm glad you had fun. You were missed!!! Great deals!!

  9. Thanks for the sweet visit today!
    I hope you do your floor.
    Oh boy do we love it! ;)

  10. WELCOME BACK! Sounds like you got some great deals! Isn't that exciting? I know what you mean about not being able to bring back ALL the good deals. For that you have to plan ahead and take an empty U-Haul trailor...LOL!

  11. Welcome back! :) I love the little shabby hook you found, and the $1 a bag deal is fabulous!!! I'm shopping a big kids' consignment sale this week, and the prices are nowhere near that good. :)

  12. Welcome back-glad you had fun.

    Come check out the Knock Off Knock Out party.

    Its So Very Cheri

  13. Welcome back! Glad you had a great time, and loved that you managed to find thrifty goodness even on vacation! = )

  14. Welcome back! Fun treasures...gotta love yardsale clothes!!!

  15. Welcome back! Those are some great bargains you found ~ love the little wreath.


  16. Woohoo! Welcome back! Love your finds! So jealous of the purse and love that little knob hook!


Thank you for taking the time to leave me a note!