Yesterday was a good shop day. If you don't already know, every Monday Carolina Thrift offers half off all clothing and accessories, including shoes and purses. Abby was looking for stuff to make a Peter Pan costume, so off we went. I found two pair of like-new leather shoes (Florsheim and Bostonian--sold on their respective web sites for about $100 a pair) for the boys for $3.50 each and picked up a new leather purse for the same price. The kids picked out a few T-shirts for 99 cents and several books for 2 bucks. (Normally I would wait for these to be half off, but I was in a genereous mood:). Also found some new mens' dress socks for 50 cents. Overall, I spent 20 bucks and was downright happy!!
This morning I've already made 6 quarts of applesauce with my free Maine apples, scoped out the garden greens for tonight's dinner salad, and continue to work on Abby's college/scholarship apps. I consider it time well spent. The more scholarships the kids gets, the less I have to work to pay for her schooling. We've told our kids that we will not take out loans for college and that we will buy them a (used) car for graduation if they get a full ride. Way cheaper than 4 years of college!!
Here are a few new freebies for you:
A coupon for free bag of chips at (facebook freebie, "like" it, then click on the coupon tab): http://www.facebook.com/FoodShouldTasteGood?v=app_163836236969327
Free sample of Jergens lotion here (you have to sign up to be a member of total beauty): http://www.totalbeauty.com/samples_contests
Free 2011 Calender from Oriental Trading Company:
Free Unity 2011 Calender here: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Ccav7aSfDi0/TMRBpJfLsTI/AAAAAAAACdM/AsmGnxpQR3I/s1600/free+unity+2011+calendar.JPG
Free sample of Poise pads from Sam's Club, no member # required:
Free sample of Snuggle liquid fabric softener:
Free sample of Axe Phoenix deoderant (must be Sam's Club member):
Sometimes I think it would be nice if life would go on hold for awhile while we grieve the loss of loved ones, but then I realize that the world would always be on hold for someone. Remembering my mom again today and all the lessons she taught me...