Friday, March 12, 2010

Five Dollar Fridays

Another fun idea......I saw this idea on the Frugal Family Fun Blog a few weeks ago and thought it looked like a fun thing to do.  Since I'm already addicted to dollar stores and love finding fun, cute stuff, I thought why not share my finds with everyone while I'm at it. 

The first few things, I bought were for future craft projects.  Cotton can never  have enough cotton balls, even if you don't use them all for craft projects, they can be used for many other things.

I also bought some Contact Paper for another project.  The same blogger had a really cute project they did with contact paper which I am going to copy in a few days and do with Nathan.

Next, I bought some Foam Stickers - for you guessed it another project I'm planning on doing with Nathan in the future.  I LOVE foam stickers, even though sometimes the sticky part doesn't stick so well and you have to use glue.  But they come in cute designs and fun colors, we love them.

I also bought some Gardening Gloves.  And of course, I had to buy them in PINK.  As a self professed "indoor girl", digging my hands in dirt wasn't the best gardening experience.  I LOVED having a garden and LOVED the fresh vegetables and strawberries that we picked from it, but I didn't love getting my hands dirty or seeing bugs crawl past my bare hands while I was planting things, or having my hands burn when I was picking hot peppers off the vines.  So to me, even if they are a little too big (I have small hands and one size fits all are always big on them), they were totally worth that buck.

And lastly, I bought this little Apron for Nathan.  As we were walking past it, I saw it and thought it was cute.  So I asked Nathan if he'd like to have one to use when he painted.  Of course he jumped all over it and said "Oooh a project apron..." So I let him pick a color and he can't wait to wear it the next time we do a project.  I figured that was a good investment too, because the poor boy gets paint all over his clothes when he paints (so much so, that I considered letting him do it in his underwear, but then I wouldn't feel comfy posting pics of him like that on my blog, know what I mean?) and then if he wanted to wear it while he was helping me bake, then more power to him.    Even Rich thought it was a cute/good idea for him to have when he's doing his projects.

So there you have Dollar finds for the week.  Five bucks well spent!


Emmy said...

Those were great finds. I do love the dollar store

Jessica said...

Wow 6 kids! You def have your hands full! Thanks for stopping by yesterday! Im a new follower!

Grizzly Bear said...

That is cute! YOUR family is so beautiful! I have 4 kids: 2 boys and 2 girls!

I love your little title or quote underneath the header.. what a great phrase! It is so true

THANK you for stopping by. I am following you back :)

Have a great weekend!

Charlene Juliani said...

Thanks ladies :)

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Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

I love going to our Dollar Giant. I find such great things there every time I go.

Joy@TPMG said...

I love dollar stores. I always find all kinds of deals. Following you from FF. Thanks for stopping by on Friday!

Freely Living Life said...

Excellent finds at the dollar store! :) The tiny apron is super cute!

We came across your blog through the FF and are now following you! :) Hope you had a fantastic weekend! <3

extreme personal measures said...

Looks like you had fun!
Stopping by from SITS to say Hi to my SITSah!
Stop by for a visit!

Far Above Rubies said...

Love your blog and some great finds. Frugal women are appearing everywhere. I love it. Save, Save, Save.

I'm following you back and appreciate greatly you stopping by Far Above Rubies. Thank you. xox

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Stopping from SITS! I love the apron!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Must be fun to be Nathan! :)

Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?

Lindsay Rudolph said...

I love those foam stickers too! When we go to the beach with our friends, the women have "Big Hat Day" were we flaunt our oversized beach hats, completely decked out and decorated! I use foam letters on that hat.
Overall, great finds for five bucks! Love a good bargain!

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