Wednesday, December 14, 2011

WTWFW: Super Why Flyers

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I bought these last fall at a consignment sale for $2.
I didn’t research them (that’s all about to change, hubby gave me some exciting news today, more on that later…) but for $2, I could risk it.
When I sat down to list them last week I was happy to see what they are currently selling for on eBay right now!
So keep your eyes peeled for these cute little toys.  They are pretty small and measure about 3 1/2'’.

UPDATE: I sold mine for $39.99 :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

What once was…

a musty smelling, falling apart, children’s book

before

is NOW

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AN ADORABLE ONE OF A KIND CHRISTMAS STORY PENNANT DECORATION :)

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I just had to post about this.  I don’t take time for crafting very much anymore and I am breaking my arm patting myself on the back because I came up with this idea all on my own.  I didn’t steal it from Pinterest or another blog?!  I can usually pull of crafts pretty well but the ideas never originate in my own head, so when I found this book at GW for 30 cents and had the idea to try and turn it into a pennant I was pretty proud of myself! :)  I guess I shouldn’t say I had the idea all on my own because I would have never even thought of making a pennant before I started seeing them all over the crafting world but the story book idea was all mine! 

Good job Janessa, good job.  (I hope you can all hear me teasing myself and don’t read it in the context that my head is about to explode!)

Anyways, I thought it turned out pretty darn cute and it will be perfect decor for my 3rd annual cookie exchange party I’m hosting on the 17th.

Total cost of the project was about $1.  I used scrapbook paper, the story book, glue, and scrap fabric.

This is about as crafty as I’ll probably get this Christmas, what with having a 4 month old, 4 year old, 7 year old, and running a small reselling business out of my 1100sqft home?!

I’m not complaining… all blessings! :)

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

What to Watch For Wednesday: Starbucks Coffee Mugs

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I was so excited to post about these I just snapped a webcam picture. 

So… I don’t even drink coffee.  Because of that, coffee mugs would have never been on my radar to even glance at if it wasn’t for all the awesome bloggers out there that share tips for what items to look out for.  I cannot remember where I first read that Starbucks coffee mugs were something to watch out for… so thank you to whoever I first read that from and sorry I don’t remember who you are!

I still don’t pay a lot of attention to coffee mugs.  One, because until this morning, I’ve never found any Starbucks mugs.  But I do occasionally scan through them, and boy oh boy am I glad I did today at GW!

I found five 2008 Christmas mugs and they were marked 50 cents each.  Mint condition!  I had no idea if they were worth $5 or $500 but I thought I’d take the risk for $2.50.  Yes, I still desperately need/want a smart phone so I don’t have to guess anymore.  Someday…

Anyways, I was pleasantly (more like ecstatically) surprised when I came home and saw that these mugs are selling for $20 each plus shipping!

If I can turn $2.50 into $100… well all I can say is, “Ho! Ho! Ho!” :)

So keep your eyes peeled for Starbucks mugs.  Coffee mugs are almost always priced for a $1 or less pretty much everywhere so even if you don’t know if it’s a hot Starbucks mug, I’d just snatch it up and take the small risk… it sure worked for me today!