Monday, June 14, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
For a while, I have wanted to get some type of buffet/dresser to put by this wall in my family room.It wasn't until a few weeks ago that I really had that itch to find something...NOW!! I didn't want it to look totally like a dresser, but didn't just want a plain table either. I started my addiction with Craigslist, and each day would search the ads looking for the perfect piece. There were a few that I came across, but they were more than I was willing to spend or not something I was totally in love with. So each day I would check religiously throughout the day hoping I would find something.
Last night I was looking again, and I came across exactly what I wanted...and for an awesome price! They would be selling it at a garage sale the next morning all the way across town. I decided that it was worth the drive, and texted Anna to see if she would want to go on the adventure with me.
I took a risk. The ad had the crossroads, but no actual address. There were two different ads...one said it started at 6 am and the other at 7 am. I didn't want to drive all that way and not be able to get it so I rolled out of bed at 4:45am and went and got Anna at 5am! We were off!!!
We arrived in the 'area' around 5:45am and there was only one sign near the road so we headed in that direction. When we got to the house...not much was going on. Anna and I were a little confused because we thought they would atleast be getting things set up. I started getting anxious as a few other cars started showing up, and waited....but nothing happened!! We drove around the neighborhood again to make sure there weren't other sales going on, but still couldn't find it.
We were so confused as to why someone would post something on craigslist the night prior, and then not be there. It was now 7 am, and we still couldn't find the house. We figured the one we sat in front of was an old sign from a previous sale that they never took down. I was bummed. We drove all the way across town, and then were going to go home empty handed because they failed to put an actual address. We did one final drive around the area, and were about to drive home when we saw a van drive up to the intersection, stop and put up a new sign!!!
My heart skipped! We turned around, and stopped and asked them if they were the ones that had advertised on Craigslist....THEY WERE!!! We followed the signs and got to their house...luckily my 'find' was still there! It definitely needs some TLC, but I am so excited for the potential!
Babbling by Crissybug at 2:11 PM
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
A friend recommended that we go to Windsor Castle to see the 'Changing of the Guard'...it is less crowded, but they have the same ceremony. Instead we had to face the mob at Buckingham Palace. If you ask Sydney about our trip to London...her favorite part was going to the 'Queen's Palace.' You can see the pure joy on her face here.
Monday, June 7, 2010
One item that I would LOVE to add to my kitchen is a Bosch Mixer. I talk about it with Shawn all the time, but he thinks I am good with the second hand Kitchen Aid that I got off craigslist a few years ago. I try to explain to him that Kitchen Aid doesn't really hold a candle to Bosch when it comes to making bread (not that I really make bread that often...but if I had a Bosch...I probably would! haha)
Anyhow, so I was so excited to land upon this blog, and see that they were giving away a Bosch for FREE! I could not believe it! I don't think I will win, but I am in dreamland..and it would be so cool if I actually won! So here is my measly attempt at getting and extra entry.
Deals To Meals is a service that compares the prices of all of the major grocery stores, Costco and Walmart and tell you where the best deals are. With those deals they give you recipes and meal plans to use those foods. They are now in 12 states, including Arizona! I haven't ever used them personally (because I JUST found their blog/website), but am looking into it! I love the idea of someone else doing all the busy work to get me a deal!
So go check them out, and I guess you can enter to win too be sure to let them know that I was the one that sent you their way (I get extra entries for referrals :o)...but if you win I expect you to graciously give it to me instead...hahahaha Just kidding *kinda* Good luck! Oh BTW the contest is open until June 30th and the winner *hopefully me* will be announced on July 4th!
Babbling by Crissybug at 1:42 PM