Thursday, September 30, 2010
It starts at 4pm to 9pm Friday, 9am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 2pm Sunday at the Fayette County Fair Grounds in the Youth Building.
Here is a list, directly from their website as to what are accepted and not accepted in the sale:
Boys and Girls size newborn to Junior/Preteen size 5 (see tagging your items for sizing)
Special Occasion clothing (Christmas dresses-Fall Sale only, Easter dresses-Spring Sale)
Children's "dress up" costumes
Clothing Accessories: hairbows, belts/ties, girls purses, hats, socks
Swimwear (Spring Sale only)
Dancewear and gymnastics outfits
Halloween costumes (Fall Sale only)
Shoes (no adult shoes - only accepting up to Youth Size 5, only 0 through 13 and 1through 5)
Maternity Clothing (must be in excellent condition and current styles & season only)
Nursery Furniture: (must be clean)
Cribs (Check for RECALLS, must be assembled on the sale floor, by you)
Portable Cribs and Pack and Plays (must be assembled on the sale floor, by you)
Feeding: Bottles (no nipples), utensils, dishes, bibs, burp cloths, breast pumps,
nursing pillows and covers
walkers, swings, exer-saucers
baby carriers and slings
Safety: baby monitors, gates, bed rails
Books, Electronic Games, Videos and DVDs:
*movies must be originals not copies and no "R" or "Mature" rated movies or games
*movies must be in original covers or sleeve's
*must have working batteries and / or chargers for Electronic Games. It is for your benefit that
we require working batteries. Shoppers can see that the item actually works giving them the
confidence to buy it. You can buy inexpensive batteries at the $ stores. Remember, the better
you display your items = better sales for you!
Toys / Games: all in working order, no missing pieces and must have working batteries included
The battery rule is for your benefit. It allows the shoppers to see that your item
works, giving them the confidence to buy it. Again, inexpensive batteries can be
purchased at the $ stores.
Bikes and Riding Toys (batteries must be charged before drop off)
train tables, train sets
sports equipment: skates, balls, bats, tees, gloves, helmets
Puzzles (must have all pieces)
Board Games (must have all pieces)
Doll houses, furniture, clothing etc.
Building Toys (blocks, lego, Lincoln logs)
Push and Pull toys
Hot Wheels, Matchbox
Toy boxes, storage units
NOthing that has been recalled or is unsafe (this is the consignor's responsibility to check)
NO car seats (except those included with travel systems - waiver must be signed)
NO potty seats
NO diaper pails or genies
NO booster seats for car
NO nipples, pacifiers or teething rings unless in new unopened package
NO clothing with stains, tears or pet hair
NO broken items or items with missing parts / pieces
NO stuffed animals (unless battery operated)
NO children's jewelry
NO video or computer games marked "Mature" or R-rated
NO trinket toys such as happy meal toys
It seems like it will be a pretty interesting event. Parking is free and so is admission.
Since Kev is off tomorrow, and I love a good deal I think I am dragging him to check it out Friday when it opens. You never know what you will find!!!
Here is a link to the page that has all of the information:http://www.centsiblemoms.net/
Happy bargain hunting!!!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The first is to Kathie at Just a Happy Housewife. I really enjoy reading her blogs about her two fur-babies and also about her spreading information about animal awareness. I also enjoy reading the different surveys she does. Even though, she already has this award, I just wanted to share her blog with you.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Thanks to Endy Daniel, the author of Endy Cooks & Eats an awesome blog that I really enjoy reading, and you should check it out, I have received my second blog award!!!!!
I am super excited, because it is always nice to know that there are people who are actually reading my blog and are fans of it!!
Because I am a firm beliver in "paying it forward" I want to pass along this award to some blogs that I really enjoy reading.
So tomorrow, keep an eye out to see who the award recipents are!!!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Each year, the Hubby and I go to haunted house attractions, decorate the house for Fall and enjoy hot apple cider.
For the past couple of years, I have been asking Kev to go apple picking. After years of us never being able to go because we never could find the time, or we just kept on putting it off, we finally went this year!
It was really a lot of fun and it was an absolutely beautiful day!
We even came across our friend "the woolly worm" who let us know that it looks like it is going to be a pretty mild Winter. (Here's hoping!)
Kev thought the apples looked so good, that he decided to test them out right in the orchard!
I guess he needed his strength to help carry all of the apples that we picked.
Once we got them home, we dumped all 65 apples into the sink to wash them.
Then I enjoyed an apple the best way possible, with a little bit of peanut butter.
I wanted to make apple butter yesterday, but I forgot I needed brown sugar. Luckily I was able to grab some when I was out this morning and I am in the process of reducing the apple puree.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
I found this really awesome deal through Hip2Save and I wanted to share it with all of you.
Lowes has these great Britta Slim Water Pitchers for around $9 (where I live they were $9.77). There is a $7/1 Coupon which would make the pitchers only $2.77. What a great price!!!
These would be perfect to use at home, or to give as a wedding, house warming or even baby gift!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
We needed the rain because our grass was all brown, and when we would walk in the yard we were kicking up dust. (No joke.)
But, that still doesn't make it any less gloomy.
Plus, Kev's parents closed the pool yesterday and our deck furniture is in storage, so it really feels like summer is over.
The perfect remedy for today's depressing weather was some quick, fast and easy home cooking.
One of my favorite meals to make comes from this amazing blog called Cheeky Kitchen. She has some amazing recipes that you should check out sometime.
This particular recipe I like to call "Cheeky Kitchen Chinese Noodles."
You will need:
1 pack of chicken flavored Ramen Noodles
1 pack of beef flavored Ramen Noodles
1 bag of frozen stir-fry veggies
Sesame Seeds (Optional)
1. Boil water on the stove just like you would for pasta. (I am usually a "water salter" for pasta, but for this recipe I don't recommend doing so.) Also, start thawing your frozen veggies.
2. Drop in your Ramen Noodles and place the flavor packets to the side.
3. It doesn't take very long to cook the noodles, so once they are done drop them into a colander and run cool water over them to stop the cooking process.
4. Return the pot back to the burner and put it on simmer.
5. Add some olive oil, sesame oil, the two favor packets, garlic and sesame seeds. (I don't have any exact measurements for this because I just put in enough oil so it will cover the veggies. The rest of the seasoning is a matter of taste.)
6. Add your thawed frozen veggies into the pot and cover them with your marinade.
7. Toss in the noodles and mix everything really well.
8. Plate your food and toss on some extra sesame seeds for an authentic Chinese Take Out look.
Ta-da, you have a yummy meal that is easy on your piggy bank and your waistline!
The total cost of the meal: $2.53
Amount of Weight Watcher points: 6
You can also add chicken, steak, shrimp, tofu or any kind of protein. I like to keep it light, so I only go with the veggies.
Also, this recipe is really only for two people, so if you are feeding more than that, figure on one pack of Ramen per person and one bag of frozen veggies can feed two people.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
There is just something about the clean and crisp clear days, putting a fire in the fireplace and snuggling under a blanket that just makes me feel so cozy.
Another great thing about fall is that all of the summer clothes on go on clearance and you can get some great deals!!!
Last week I had scored some clothes for our cruise for around 85% off the original price. I even got the hubby some great shorts and shirts for just $6.60! You can't beat that!!
In my attempt to score some great end of summer items, I have tried to find some bathing suits that I could snag at a great price.
Being that I am curvy, finding a bathing suit that offers, coverage, "support" and doesn't look like it belongs in the retirement home, can sometimes be difficult. Finding a bathing suit at the end of the season is even more difficult.
I knew nothing would be left in the stores at this point, so I decided to go to the trusted Internet. I have had great success finding clothes around the web before, so I thought I might be lucky this time.
So far, no such luck. Since a lot of the swimsuits are sold as tops and bottoms separately, for a lot of the suits, only the bottom is left. (That is not going to do me any good, especially on a Disney Cruise.)
I decided to check out Macy's website because I have had pretty good luck at finding things in their stores and thought it would be the same online.
They did have a few cute suits, but one suit in particular made me refuse to buy any kind of swimsuit from their store every again.
Let me show you the photo.
In my opinion, this photo is picture proof of what is wrong with today's idea of beauty in main stream culture.
This woman in the photo, if not photoshopped, is only a small percent of what women throughout the world look like. The average woman is a size 14, where this model probably would have room in a size 0. Also, why even have a size 0? Why pick a number that represents nothing, and therefore should not be a size?
It is photos like this that cause 6th grade girls to go on crash diets, for women to look in the mirror and think they are not good enough, and even cause some women to starve themselves to death.
When is the fashion industry and retailers going to realize that it is alright to have a little bit or even a lot of curve? That women who are buying the clothing, want to see what someone, who looks like them, would look like in the clothing.
If you are disgusted with the way the industry is going, then I encourage you to email, write or even call retailers and tell them what you think. No change can be made if we are not willing to take the first step.
by Maya Angelou
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them
They think I'm telling lies.
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
It's the fire in my eyes
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing of my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can't see.
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman
Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
The palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman