Monday, September 12, 2011

Before You

“Before you speak, listen.
Before you write, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you invest, investigate.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
Before you retire, save.
Before you die, give.”
~ William Arthur Ward

I read this today on another blog and I had to repeat it on my.  It so great!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Rummage Sale finds

2 Harley Davidson Books-sell
4 lined baskets-keep
brown purse-keep
3 pants & 1 top - keep
Curtain book-sell
cast iron wall candle holder-?  I don't know if I want to keep it
2 candles-sell
belt- keep
yule log dvd-keep (this is now my second one...  don't know which one I will keep..  
silver chain-keep
Appleton carshow button-keep???

Thats all for today...  it was not a good week for quality rummage sales!  Hope next week is better.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursdays Rummage Sale Finds

Well no pictures because I only bought a small tub of Lincoln Logs and a Halloween Electric candle.  I can't express how lousy the sales were.  There were plenty of sales but about half were sales that I attended at least once already this season.  It's frustrating to realize the address is a sale that I had been to already a few weeks ago.  And then the new sales were price high very high.  I don't get it but thats their loss of sales and time.  I some times leave the sale thinking what will they say about their sale at the end of the day.  Will they realize their mistake of pricing things to high.  They then turn around and donate all the items?  Some people get totally offended by offers.  Today I was listening to a seller refuse a reasonable offer on a dresser.  The buyer said does it have sentential value and the seller says yes.  So what the buyer is saying to me really doesn't want to sell the item.  This was the same seller that had a chair in a bag priced $20!!!  I was totally shocked because Menards has them on sale often for $9.99.  It wasn't anything special.  Oh well I hope she isn't to upset to pack most of these item back up after the sale.  

So yeah I didn't purchase must so what I really found today was frustration!

Tomorrow there aren't many new sales listed.  Last week there weren't any sales because of the Labor Day weekend, so I thought there would be more this weekend.  We are running out of weekends  before Rummage Sale season is over... 

Wednesday Deals

Pick N Save Chef Michaels $9.34 it was on sale and come to find out this is only dog food Shelby can eat or will eat.  She has allergies so I have to be careful with what she is eating.  Velveeta Skillets $2 and used $1/1 coupon  from the Sunday inserts and it was doubled.   Pedigree Can Chicken on clearance $.49 no coupon.  GE reveal bulbs on sale $2 and I had $1/1 catalina coupon that was doubled.  So free.  Crest Toothpaste $.99 used $.50/1 coupons from the Sunday inserts doubled.  So free.  Saved $15 and spent $20.

Walmart I price matched Festival Foods:  Powerade $.50 each.  5# of potatoes $1.19.  Wheat Bread $.98.  Eggs $.99.  Sargento Shredded cheese $2 (low fat)  Piggly Wiggly ad has Hot Pockets $1,66 each and I have $1/3 coupons that I printed from gallon of milk $1.99 limit one.  Progresso soups are $1 and I used $1/4 coupons from the Sunday inserts.  Black napkins on clearance $.75.   

Aldis had buns for $.10 a pack. Grapes $1.58 for 2#  Cantaloupe $.99. 

Thats all for this week.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

A Stolen Life Jaycee Dugard

Defiantly worth reading.  
 Jaycee was kidnapped by Philip and his wife Nancy as she walked to the bus stop when she was 11 years old.  Jaycee was kept in buildings and tents in a hidden back yard for 19 years.  She was Philips sex slave when he went on his drug "runs"  He told her that needed her so that he wouldn't hurt other women.  Jaycee gave birth by the time she was 14 and again 2 years later.  
He was the only person she had contact with for years and he provided her with everything.  Food, water and company.  This was his way to teach her to be under his control.
I've seen lots of interviews and talk about her rescue but the real stuff is said in this book.  She is so amazing to have lived through what she has and still be able to go on.  She doesn't go into second by second details, but she does tell about what happened to her.  Jaycee explains why she didn't try to run or reach out for someone to rescue her.  It makes more sense to me now that I have read the book and understand more about the monster that kidnapped her.  I will truly never understand Philip's wife Nancy.  First helping kidnap Jaycee, then being jealous of her and then wanting Jaycee and the children to call her mother. Nancy was nutter then Philip for going along with for that length of time.  How do two crazy people like Philip and Nancy meet in the first place and have a relationship last that long???  It's frightening how a team like that can go on and on and city government let it happen.  I pray that Jaycee and her family can find pure happiness and continue to move on as a healthy family. 

Jello Shot Recipe

I sell a lot of the Jello Jiggler molds that work great for Jello Shots or Shooters.  But I never really had a recipe well here is a link to Jello Shots  The comments gives some more ideas to tweak the recipe.

Jello Shots

     6 ounces Jello (large package)
     16 ounces Water (boiling)
     6 ounces Water (cold)
     10 ounces Vodka

Mix the jello mix with the boiling water until the powder is fully dissolved and add the cold water and alcohol. Pour the cooling mixture into either shot glasses or paper cups. Shot glasses are more attractive, but drinker can turn the paper cups inside-out to more easily eat the alcoholic jello.