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My Recent Goodwill Haul

goodwillhaul6When it comes to saving money on clothes while still enjoying a huge selection, nothing beats Goodwill. Where else can you walk out of the store with a brand new looking pair of jeans and blouse for under $9 total.goodwillhaulThat’s what happened to me the other day. I went in, browsed a bit, and came out with two new pieces of clothing for a grand total of $8.49.

goodwillhaul13Goodwill has a large selection of jeans. I’ve always liked American Eagle and Aeropostale jeans – I find them soft and comfy. But spending $50 on a pair of jeans at the mall is not something I do.

goodwillhaul11Well, Goodwill had several pairs of my favorite jeans to choose from. goodwillhaul2newThe Aeropostale pair fit the best and since it was “Green sticker is 50% off day”, the pair was only $3.99 instead of the usual $7.99. Score!goodwillhaul10I also liked this white CONVERSE blouse for $4.49.goodwillhaul2goodwillhaul112While I was there I also tried on two dresses. goodwillhaul8Cute, but I didn’t really need it.

goodwillhaul7Summer is almost over. Shouldn’t I be looking at sweaters instead?

 

goodwillhaul4So the dresses stayed but I bought two pieces of comfy and good quality clothing for only $8.49. I’d say this is a pretty good deal! I also feel good about the fact that I can reuse clothing instead of  buying everything new.

Tell me, do you shop at thrift stores? I’d love to hear from you.

5 Reasons Why I Enjoy Cake Decorating

I have been baking cakes since I was a young girl. I started out with simple cakes for my mom and my sister’s birthday, but once I had my own kids I became more adventurous and tried themed cakes. Each birthday my kids pick a theme and flavor for their cake. Cake decorating has become an art form for me. I think it’s a wonderful craft and a way to express myself creatively. I am not even close to being a great cake decorator and that’s o.k. My kids are always happy with the outcome and I have fun doing it. That’s all that matters to me.

Here are some more reasons why I love cake decorating:
• My kids love it and feel special because I took the time to decorate the cake just for them.
• I my opinion, homemade cakes taste better than store-bought cakes.
• I can control the choice of ingredients.
• Less expensive than store-bought cakes.
• It’s fun and rewarding.

Some of my favorites!

Jack Skellington

Jack Skellington

High School Graduation

High School Graduation

Super Mario

Super Mario

Medievil Castle

Medievil Castle

Guitar Cake

Guitar Cake

Harry Potter

Harry Potter

Peace  Sign Cake

Peace Sign Cake