Friday, May 18, 2012

Goodwill Hunting

I love to go to Goodwill.  I call it "The Treasure Hunt Store."  Most of the time I walk out empty-handed, but when I have the kids with me I almost always at least leave with some books.  And of course every once in a while I'll hit the "I can transform that" jackpot. 

Today was our first day of summer, but as luck would have it, I woke up with a terrible headache and nothing I did or took made it any better (and in fact, some of it made my stomach hurt, too!)   So instead of doing something super fun, but rather than doing nothing at all, we went to The Treasure Hunt Store!  The kids were super.

Here is our loot.  For the record, there are 10 books plus one SAT prep book in the photo.  I got all this, plus two of brand-new-looking, super-large Ball jars (which are in the dishwasher as I write this) for a grand total of a whopping $16.  Why the SAT book, you ask?  Because I do a decent amount of SAT-prep tutoring, and it was only $4.95!  Holy cow, that's a fantastic price!  (I have the newest one, but it's always nice to have a backup for extra problems, and for $5 I wasn't passing it up.)

Anyway, I was pretty psyched.  What treasures have you ever found at these kinds of stores?



  1. I once was in a phase of watching too much HGTV and sadly thinking I could do the same, so when I saw these old, super heavy, cinderblocks that had a flower design I just HAD to have them. I lugged two home and painted them a bright blue color and thought I had really done something. HIDEOUS I tell you, HIDEOUS.

    1. Oh, no! That's awful and hilarious at the same time!