In fact, when Ernie and I were in a newlyweds class at church after we were first married, we played "The Newlywed Game" (without the whoopie :). One of the questions was "Where is your wife's favorite place to shop?" I scoured my brain to come up with what he might perceive as my fav. "Michael's" was my answer. "Thrift Stores" was his. He was RIGHT and I was wrong!
ALOT of our things have been bought off clearance racks/sections or at thrift stores and garage sales (fewer here...i don't have the time to drive all over creation). And, everyone is healthy, happy, and well adjusted....most days anyway.
I stopped by a local store about a month ago (1/25 to be exact) and got some good stuff. Nothing, except the break it gave me, was necessary, but things we DEFINITELY are using.
Here's what I found!
$1.91--- Fisher Price Dog Xylophone (retails at $24.99)
$1.91--- Sesame Street Pop Up Pals (retails at $21.99)
$1.41--- Fisher Price Farm Pop Up (est. retail $19.99--it's retired as far as I can tell)
$ .99--- 18-24 mth Boy Gymboree Jeans (retail $28.75)
$1.91--- 18-24 mth Jeans (Don't remember brand. Dane's asleep & I'm NOT disturbing---est. $12)
$1.91--- Carter Fleece Sleeper (retails at $17.00)
$1.91--- Boy Swim Trunks (est. retail $14.00)
$2.92--- Osh Kosh Boy Shorts (est. retail $15)
$16.10 for GOOD stuff with an estimated retail value of $153.72
BE INSPIRED! BE CHEAP! SAVE MUCH!