So the girls and I did the Goodwill thing yesterday, after Classical Conversations. The Ladies at CC were talking about the great things they find, at this one, and at that one, and I got the bug. Now, I'm not going to lie to ya, and this is kinda snobby, but I told a new friend just the other day,(hi Christie) that I keep it real hear on A Snip of Goodness, so I must not tell a lie, but.........whispering, I don't really like goodwill....... I don't Okay???? It smells..... it does,..... and everything is....well.....you know.....used, and the kids touch everything, and the stuff is .....well.....you know......used. So, I really just look at the stuff, and not the clothes so much. I look for stuff to redo, or repurpose.....well.....you know.....reuse! I did pick up a few wool sweaters this time, for a project I have up here in the recesses of my brain. I will share if it works, if not, you are out of luck. I keep it real here, but I don't have to share all my failures.
Haven found an American Girls puzzle. It actually has four unopened puzzles inside! She was pretty excited, as she is an American Girl freak! She also found a junior zither.....what is that you ask? It's kind of like a small autoharp. It is missing two strings, but the sound it makes is really pretty. By the time we arrived home, she had visions of playing a REAL harp. "That would be really cool" I encouraged, and told her all about how her Daddy and I had a harp at our wedding, and how Dakota's new friend Erica plays the harp, all the while thinking, how much would a REAL harp cost?!?!
We found some books, mostly for the girls. I found a real silver water pitcher, love it! I have three now, maybe a collection is in the making, and I found Kartwright a beautiful button down polo shirt. Hey, he looks just like his Daddy, he might as well dress like him! Oh yeah, ElizaJane found some brand new bright pink rubber boots, with orange soles, soooo cute! Her favorite feature is that they have "handles".
Sooo, I guess we didn't do to bad at the store I don't really like, but love just the same!!! It does smell though.....come on, you know it does!
so now for our new November game, please join in..........
Today I am grateful for:
-stinky stores with really crazy things, at crazy good prices
-a nice warm and cozy dry house, with a nice warm bed
-the sweet art work that Haven leaves all around to "decorate"
-Strangers that stop their busy day to stop and compliment a little girl on her shiny bright pink rubber boots, and really make her day
-my health, and the ability to do what I do every day