Hope this week is going swimmingly for you! Today, Astleigh and I are linking up to share some of the steals we've found recently, and current deals that are in stores.
When I first think of steals, deals, and unexpected finds--I envision a good thrift store adventure. Steve and his brothers have really invited me into the world of finding hidden treasures at Goodwill. As a mom, I don't tend to have a lot of time to peruse the clothes and toys, but my very favorite sections are books and dishes.
I stopped by Goodwill yesterday, and came home with these goodies for only $12.
Steve and I have been wanting a Dave Ramsey book for a long time, but I kept telling him, "I think we can find one at Goodwill!" And now we did :) Astleigh mentioned "Beautiful Ruins" in our link-up about summer books, so I will save it on my shelf for a rainy day or vacation. Joyce Meyer's "Confident Woman Devotional" looks wonderful, and I love 365 day devos because if you miss a day, you always know where to pick it up again. "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" was one that I had on my booklist a few years ago, but I never bought it. Popular books always make it to Goodwill, eventually ;)
We love finding children's books for the boys. I scored a "Cars: Look and Find" book for Nolan and Ephraim. . .
. . . and also a pristine hardcover copy of one of our faves, "SkippyJon Jones in the Doghouse". Our paperback version is pretty beat up--and has a page ripped out!
I'm always on the lookout for Masons for our collection, and I found two pretty, clear ones. The one on the right is a "Wide Mouth" Mason, which is harder to find, so I snatched it up.
Lastly, they had this "Lemongrass" Fiesta canister marked at only $.99! It's being sold for $18 on Fiesta's website (and they call it a "utility jam jar"). I have a collection of Fiestaware, and I knew this one would match a bowl I had at home. Have any of you been to the Fiesta factory store in West Virginia? I don't think it's far from us, and I would LOVE to go!
The Goodwills in our area are having a huge Back-to-School sale on Saturday. I just started following our local Goodwill Facebook page so that I can see what the "color of the week" is for sales.
As for other sales I've found that are going on right now, CanvasPeople has a birthday sale with canvases for only $8.09 (plus shipping)! Use the link here. (It should be good til the 17th.)
We have two wedding-photo canvases that we bought on major sale from CanvasPeople, and they're a great quality. I've been wanting to get a cute canvas of each boy: I think now is the time!
Also, Target has some good sales going on right now. I think we're going to pick up this 8-Cube Organizer for our living room and all of the toys. It's 20% off this week, and there is free shipping on everything. With my Target REDcard, I'll get an additional 5% off. Can't beat that REDcard :)
Last but not least--my FAVORITE deal:
I have saved SO much money with these $10 off $10 coupons! I get one fairly regularly, and I make sure I use it before it expires. I find cute kids' clothes in the $10 range so that I get them basically free. We have gotten so many sweet little Carter's outfits this way. My mom and mother-in-law know I love these coupons, so sometimes they save theirs for me if they're not going to use them. Our JCPenney is tiny, but the coupons work online as well, and you can sometimes get the items shipped to the store for free.
If you've got a "Steals and Deals" post to link up with us, we can't wait to read it! Grab the graphic and link up below :)