Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sometimes Happiness is Cheap!

I'm no good at formatting my blogs, this picture belongs at the very end of the post...I don't know how to move it, so just ignore it til you get to the end of the post! Lame. Sorry.

Super cute Gap embroidered jeans and Gymboree sweater! Weeeee....

The other night I had Sunday dinner over at my place. I was worried about it being too crowded with everyone over. But you know, we found the opposite to be true, we sat around my couch like we were sitting around a camp fire and I can't remember the last time we all talked as a family like that. Sometimes love grows in small spaces:) Plus, we had big pans of gooey chicken Parmesan, pene with broccoli, garlic and Parmesan, home made bread sticks and banana splits. What a perfectly cozy, delicious evening.

Okay, now for my thrift store bonanza! I went to two of my favorite second hand clothing stores today to get some winter clothes for the kids...yes it is still 100 degrees outside, but you who know me know I just can't wait for the next thing! So here is my bounty. Let me describe specifically my satisfaction.
I found good quality brands such as H&M, Gap, Gymboree, Yes, Arizona, Sprockets, Nike, all in great condition, some never even used. I got:
Six pairs of jeans
1 dress
1 sweater
3 pairs of pj's
7 long sleeved shirts
1 pair of cords
2 cool big toy cars
1 adorable winter coat
1 skirt
--------------------------------Cost: 100.00

Cute shirts for Evan

Awesome Old Navy heavy duty lined coat for Evan...for five bucks! Yippee!


Mackay Family said...

Angie- you hit the jackpot! I definitely share your excitement for finding good deals. Come to California and go Garage Saling with me!

Marylin and Jimmy said...

I LOVE Savers!! When I was in high school I would do my school shopping there, well some of it!!

Audrey Taylor said...

Ben wants to know where you went shopping because he wants me to go there for his birthday this weekend!!!!

Angie Larkin said...

Savers of course! And a store called Carousel, but it only has kids stuff:)

Melissa, Ryan and Addy said...

I'm glad to see that you re-found my blog. You're such a funny lady! Thrift stores are friggin' awesome! I'm always finding sweet deals at the Goodwill near our house. By the by, in your picture of Nic's family which of the guys on the couch is Sean? Only asking, becuase:
a) He was the very 1st person I ever met at the Las Vegas institute and was always very nice to me.
b) My friend Liz had a mad crush on him back in the day.

Michelle said...

I am truly inspired...no more DI and Good Will for me. Next time I go thrift shopping, SAVERS it is!!!
Did you go to that one over by the Sunflower Market on Tropicana?

The Morris Fam said...

HOORAY...cheap happiness is my favorite kind!!! I'm soooo excited for fall too!

Anonymous said...

Angie! YOU are amazing!
Here's my input on my savings:
Well don't forget Wal Mart!
I just got some really cool capri jeans for $3 each, tops for $3 and $5, and my biggest find was cute shoes for $5... all new. Be sure and check out the 215 and Rainbow Wal Mart, as well as the Eastern and 215 one, they have an aisle somewhere in the back, cool savings. I used to find cool stuff on mark down racks at Target when my grandson, Cristian, now 8 yrs was small... also Kid to Kid is cool on Sahara. You'll love that one, and your own trade ins will earn you spending credit.
Happy Shopping !!!!
Isn't it fun!

Anonymous said...

P.S. I'll trade ya... blog secrets ... LOL

All I do is EDIT THE BLOG, then drage the pics up or down, click where you want them to be, stop there and they stay there... I just discovered this !!!

Now, how to you do MANY of the things you do... ours is much more simple... just don't know what I'm doing, but it's fun. LOL

Stacie Morris said...

Ha! I lOVE cheap clothes! Especially since you have to buy new ones for the kids for every season of the year! Good job, Angie!

(On a side note, I saw your 'confessions' section and laughed OUT LOUD! Angie, I will admit this, you are NOT the only one with recurring chin hairs! Bless the man who invented tweezers!!!!)

Angie Larkin said...

Mellissa, Sean is holding the baby on his lap. His wife Apryl is in red. It's so funny that you said that about Liz, I told Nic about that and he was like, wait, she declared love for me too! Those Larkin boys...healthiest egos I ever did see. I have a link to Sean and Apryl's blog it is 5larkins. Sean was one of the friendliest people I met at the 'tute too. Just one of those guys.

Gina Rochelle said...

Oh, I miss the great thrift stores in Vegas. I have to drive 30-60 min to find them here :(