A little Taste of What I Procured Today

I hit up my the best place in the universe today, and my nearest Salvation Army. I'm not going to show you everything I got, it was a really great day, and I didn't have time to photograph everything, but all in due time!

These plates are for my son. He loves them! they're nice snack sized plates, which I needed a couple more of, and the fact that they are a lion and a truck? Yeah, pretty much perfect for my little man. And the best part? They were 50¢ each!

This adorable purse was just $1!!! I've been looking for a purse something like this. Most of the time I leave the house I need a diaper bag or a tote, but every now and then I'd like something smaller. Since I lost my absolutely amazing little purse back in Dec, I've been on the look out for one. I want something big enough for my wallet, cell phone, keys, lip chap, and perhaps a couple other small things, but still small, with a strap big enough to go on and off my shoulder easily. This meets all those requirements! I don't know if this one will meet the standard of my "go-to" little purse like my other one did, but for a whole dollar, I figured I really couldn't loose.

I love these straps!

Those were all from the best place in the universe, hence the crazy awesome prices!

This pillow I found at the Salvation Army. It was $4. And I love it! I'm pretty sure that we're going to be buying a cheap-y futon in the next little bit, and I want to put this pillow on it! When I found it in a big bin of pillows I almost let it go, because in a couple weeks the store is going to have a 50% off sale, but I decided that I loved it so much I was willing to pony up the $4. The only thing was that it seemed a tad... understuffed. No problem! There's a zipper! I can open it up and add more stuffing (which I knew I had a bag of at home)!

Small problem there too, the zipper only opened this far. Once again I contemplated leaving it there in the bin and hoping it would still be there come sale time. But I know a few tricks when it comes to sticky zippers, and changed my mind back again, and scooped it up. Once I got home I realized that it was actually bits of the stuffing caught in the zipper that was making it stuck. So I pulled them out and it opened up beautifully. I'm going to wash the case (by hand, there's no tag with wash instructions, and I don't want to ruin my new pillow!), then put the stuffing back in, and add some more! I can't wait!

So there you have it folks, about half of the awesome stuff I got today! With any luck ll have a few spare minutes soon to show you the rest!


  1. Aw! Those plates are so cute. and I LOVE that pillow! Salvation Army sometimes has the best things!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  2. Hi Dani! Thanks for visiting - hope you come by again.

    I LOVE that pillow - and I would love to hear your tricks with zippers sometime.

  3. Thanks ladies! I'm really glad I decided to get the pillow, I would have been so sad if I had waited for the sale, then it was gone, all to save $2!

    Margo, I'm working on a page with little tips I've gathered about fixing etc the things I find, I'll totally put my zipper tricks in there!