Today I have a super simple card to share. I have made a New Year's resolution to work on using some of my extensive stash of ribbon.....yep, I have a bit of a ribbon problem. I just really like it, ah, a lot....
Anyhow, this super simple card fits in with this week's challenge at Raise the Bar - "I'm just saying" - a challenge to use a sentiment only, no images.
I just had to share my thrift store finds with you today. I stopped by on my way home from work just in case I happened to find a pair of skis in great condition for Chester. Fat chance for the skis - however, I can never turn down the chance to walk thru the book section.... here is what I found:
The Neverending Story original price $9.99
Anne of Green Gables original price $4.99
Bridget Jones's Diary original price $12.95
The Hound of the Baskervilles - with beautiful linen cover original price about $20 I think
Lord John and the Pirvate Matter - hardcover! original price $ 35.95
Olivia - board book original price $ 11.99
Cook's Notes journal orignal price unknown, but a very cool book
Over $100.00 worth of books before taxes....
So I didn't head out empty-handed, but I'm just getting to the best part. When I got to the till, I said to the lady, "I'm not sure of the price of these." She starts making a little pile for FREE...I look at her confused and she says, "you can go pick another if you like, it's Buy one get one Free day." I decide not to go back as the babysitter is at home with the boys and I don't want to be late. She rings up my sale, and it comes to, wait for it.....$1.97. I paid under two bucks for this entire stack of books, many of which are actually on my "to read" list as opposed to just, oh, I found a good bargain and some of which are hard covers, all in excellent if not brand new conditon! Made my day, let me tell ya! What a way to end my workday on a Monday!
Here's hoping your day was as good as mine! Hmmm, maybe I"m onto something here - a weekly Monday trip to the thrift store might do me some good, and save me some money on books!