My friend wanted to go to one of our 'local' places to eat, so we did. We stopped by a Goodwill on the way and I found two Starbucks things, a metal tumbler with a handle, and a plastic tumbler. I also found a home binding kit (for notebooks) and a Sak bag. This is the exact same Sak bag that I have four of. Yes, four. I have a black one, a teal one, a purple one, and a yellow one. Now, I have a red one. LOL, It was in perfect condition, too! So, now I have that bag in five colors. :p
We are back in the room after a successful thrift trip. We went to three Goodwills and he went to two pawn stores. I found a Starbucks tumbler in one. It's a nice one from 2011. I found another, complete Happy Planner, some other little things, and.... a snap-on case that fits my MacBook! It is my color too! $3 at a Goodwill and it has the keyboard skin with it. Nice! What are the odds that I would find one? I had ordered one from Amazon earlier before we left. I'm going to pick it up from an Amazon locker location while we are down here. It will be nice to have an extra. That one is colorful and patterned. Here is the one I found tonight.
It's not so light blue in normal light. It's teal/turquoise. :D I love that shade of blue! I was amazed to find this. Yay! I took a few night shots of the ocean from the balcony before I sat down to post this. Here they are.
Signing off for today, see you tomorrow! :) By the way, I also got Starbucks while we were out. :p
Ha ha, love the title. :P So, here is a complete (I think) list of the goodies:
The ten Starbucks items:
One black Starbucks mug
One large holiday Starbucks mug
Two ceramic tumblers (SC and Reserve)
A green tumbler with a handle
a holiday tumbler (I found this exact same one recently and there may be a picture of it on my blog further down)
A 'make your own' tumbler (this one you unscrew and put in a picture or whatever you want)
A stainless smaller tumbler with a cork bottom (no lid)
Really big stainless tumbler (this one has seen better days)
24oz cold cup (no lid)
Everything else: MacBook, Sherpani crossbody bag, Hello Pumpkin mug, Corgi mug, Fossil wallet, ceramic jack o lantern, metal jack o lantern, roll stickers, 'tul' disc notebook cover, rainbow pencil case for a binder, and a Narwhal plush. What a haul, yes? Whew, glad I finally typed it all out. lol
I didn't mention it yesterday because I was so out of it, but we did go to one Goodwill yesterday. I got two t-shirts (in the $1 bin), a small Nike backpack (in case I ever start walking again), a mini Myrtle Beach bag, some Sugar Daddys, and a mini Sak Roots bag. We went to eat and decided to run by a nearby Goodwill that we don't get to very often.
I am not sure if we'll do our regular thrift run tomorrow. To be honest, I'd be just as glad to stay home and skip it! Ad for today, I had to run out and mail something and I also mowed the front lawn. It took longer to get the stupid mower started than it did to mow. That made mowing more frustrating, Yay! ~_~ I'm going to try to relax the rest of the evening and then see how tomorrow goes. I've written a good bit in my current story, and I may write a bit more. I'm not sure yet.I am very happy that it's back on track and I'm also happy the front lawn is mown! :p
I am extremely tired as I didn't sleep well at all last night. I also had to get my air conditioner in my window today as it's starting to get hot enough for it. I was already tired and now I'm tired and sore. I did take some pictures of the haul to share. I hope to do a complete list soon. Here is a little sample of some of my goodies:
You can click on any image to see it larger. These are a few of my finds. I hope to post a list tomorrow.
My friend got off work early today so we started in Reidsville and then went to Greensboro. I found SO. MUCH. STUFF. I'm extremely tired from all the crowds and the long hours, so I am not going to do a picture post tonight. I hope to get a bunch of pictures tomorrow. As for the things, I found TEN Starbucks items. Mostly tumblers, but there were a few mugs. I found a rolling drawer cart (something I've been hoping to find on a thrift trip) and a MacBook from 2007! LOL, It boots, but the screen is cracked BUMMER! :( I couldn't see that when I bought it. It was also missing the charger and battery, but I was able to test its booting up with my charger. I am sad it's broken, but it was only $15.00. I have never seen a MacBook of any kind when thrifting so I had to have it. It's in a good home, now. There are a bunch of other miscellaneous things, A Corgi mug, a random mug, a couple of jack o lanterns, and more. I'll do a legit full post tomorrow and post a list. It was a fruitful trip and now I hope to not go thrifting again for years.
I'm seriously tired af! I haven't written yet and i promised myself that I would not miss a day of writing even if I just write a few lines, so as soon as I post this, I'm going to try to write a few paragraphs and call it good. I'm too tired to get into a lot of serious writing tonight. :)
I didn't find a lot of things today, but I did find two ceramic Starbucks tumblers, a Pusheen up, and a Bath and Body Works candle. I found other things too, but these are the ones I took pictures of to share! :P
The first Starbucks tumbler was from 2012 and looks quilted. The second one is from 2016. The Pusheen cup was a great find! I love Pusheeen so I had to have that. The B&BW candle smells AMAZING.
My friend is off tomorrow, so he texted me today and asked if I wanted to do our usual Friday thrift, today. I did, so we did! Yes, I wrote for Camp first! So, we went to our usual, Reidsville, Walkertown, and Mayodan. I found a small leather wallet in Salvation Army and nothing in Goodwill Reidsville. At Walkertown, I found several nice things! Some time back, I found a nice, working Brother label maker. I saw two refills in there tonight. I wasn't sure they'd fit as I didn't know the number of the refills I needed. For $3 for the two of them, I figured I would take a chance. They are the ones I need. Yay! I was happy to find that. Last week when we were in there, I found a little mini notebook that I really liked. They had another so I got it too. They had a HUGE pencil/pen zipper case and I got it and it was $2. Nice! I also found a cool kit that scores and cuts paper to make envelopes. I am so happy with that find. Price? $3! Yes!
At Mayodan, I found a small brown leather Fossil bag, a S'ip bottle with Doxies on it. A couple of t-shirts, a green Starbucks mug, and a ceramic North Carolina Starbucks tumbler. Nice! Here are a few of the mentioned items:
In the picture of the envelope maker, you can see a cute little mini envelope I made to test it out. It works so well and it's going to be great to use. No more boring envelopes for my pen pals! LOL
I received an order today that was a bit of a disappointment. I ordered a 24 oz stainless cold cup tumbler on eBay. I've wanted a Starbucks 24oz one for a while and saw this one and it was a great price. Looked brand new and was cheaper than it sold for new. If you collect or buy Starbucks drinkware, you know that if it's on eBay it's usually more than the actual selling price. This one in the pictures looked pink and green and that was what I was expecting. It was the lighting. It's actually peach and green. That isn't a bad combo and it's pretty, but it isn't what I was thinking it was going to be. I'll still keep it and use it, but I'm disappointed. It doesn't help that the listing itself said 'pink and green'. Oh well. :( It's still pretty. I'll share a few shots with a flash and without so you can see it.
You can click on any of those and see them bigger. It's a pretty cup, but not exactly what I envisioned. Oh well.
My friend and I did our regular Friday thrift. I found a few goodies, too! The highlight is a Fossil handbag and a Starbucks stainless tumbler. The Fossil bag is actually listed on their site currently. It retailed for $198.00. I paid $4.99. SCORE! there was also a black leather Coach bag that I bought. I'm not sure if it's legit, but it's nice and it was the same price as the Fossil. There was another Fossil, but i have similar ones to it so I passed on it. The one I did buy is pretty cool. I love finding things like that. I wonder if the Coach is legit? It IS real leather and it great shape. I don't really know how to find out.
I did my day's Camp NaNo writing before we went. I'm now not for from 15000 words! Pretty good when I wasn't sure I wanted to slip back into this story. I hope to get a nice relaxing day in tomorrow and of course, I'll write. I may go get my pizza tomorrow, we'll see. It all depends on how I feel then. For now, I'm going to relax until bedtime. I'm so sleepy, but as soon as I lie down tonight for sleep, I'll be wide awake. Boo!
What does that subject line mean? Well, I found a Holy Grail item while thrifting today. It's a ceramic Starbucks 14 oz tumbler from 2009. Why is it one of my grail items? Because this particular tumbler was the very first one I ever purchased when I first started going to Starbucks over 12 years ago. Don't I still have mine, you ask? No, it was broken not long after I got it. I was so upset and at the time, I couldn't get another as I had bought it on clearance from our local store. Many years later, I found plenty online but they were ranging from $15 - $40+ and that didn't include shipping. We went to Salvation Army in Reidsville today and I spotted it. I thought, "Hey, that looks like my old tumbler that got broken. It's probably a look alike." I picked it up and turned it over and sure enough, it was the exact same tumbler. YAY!!!!! I am so happy to add it to my collection! Here it is:
Isn't it pretty? I'm so glad to have found it. It was my thrift find of the day! All the other thrift finds paled in comparison. :) I also wrote today adn day five of Camp is done! I will hit 10,000 words tomorrow. Go me!
I meant to post last night but I never got around to it. I thought about it too late to get one in. I didn't really do much yesterday. Today, my friend and I did our usual thrift trip. I didn't find a lot this trip. It was a bit of a letdown. I did find one nice Starbucks ceramic 8oz tumbler at the Goodwill in Reidsville. It's immaculate. I don't think it was ever used.
I also found a cool Halloween book and a sleep aid device. The sleep device is $60 on Amazon. :O
Oh and here is the lid of the Starbucks tumbler:
All in all not a lot of finds, but several pretty good ones. The other things I found were a lingerie laundry bag, a steno notebook, a box of straws, and a 9volt battery! lol
So, guess who watched the entire third season of Sailor Moon Crystal last night and today? Yup, me. :p SO good. Now I have to see the movies. Ahhh. Of course,
they are on Netflix and I don't have it. I'm hoping my friend will let me watch on his. I want to see them. Crystal was so well done. I hope the movies are as good.
In other news, we did our usual small thrift today. Just Reidsville. I found a few things but my favorite is a lamp I found. It's actually a kids lamp as I found out after looking it up on Amazon, but I don't care. It's so cute! Here is the picture from Amazon:
It's just that cute! It's no longer being sold on Amazon, so I have no idea what it cost new, but I got it for $5.00! Very cute and I love the colors. If you can't tell, the lampshade is faux fur! :p My other finds were some blank labels (for making return address labels), a Starbucks mug, a sleep mask, and a pretty glass with daisies painted on it. Not a huge haul, but I fun one. I need to write a bit more as I haven't written as much as I planned today. With thrifting and watching Sailor Moon, I didn't get enough time. Oh! I did run to Starbucks for my traditional first-of-the-month visit. Now, I'm going to relax and possibly write some more. If not, it's not a huge deal as I DID write some today. One of my resolutions for 2022 was to write every day even it was just a few lines. :)
My friend and I went on our thrifting trip today. I didn't find a lot of things, but a few little ones. My friend found a great item and he bought it for me! What was it? A BRAND NEW still in the box, all items there, Instant Pot! :D This is the six-quart one so it's twice as big as mine. It's so nice. It has everything as it was literally brand new in the box. Even came with a little recipe book! :p The best goodie of mine was a Starbucks tumbler from 2004. Here are my two favorite things found:
Very happy to find that Instant Pot. Now I can make bigger-sized recipes. ^____^ By the way, how much was it? $30! Score!
Sorry about not posting for so long. I've been on several thrift trips since I last posted. The trips before today were okay. I only found a few things, some good, some just okay. Today's haul though was pretty special. I found a Starbucks tumbler from 2004 that is very cool. I also found a brand new pair of Keds, in my size, for $17. That might not sound very exciting until I tell you they are Kate Spade Keds! :D So sparkly. I couldn't pass them up. Regular Keds are about $35 brand new, I think, these retail for $85.00. Score! It was cool to find them and in my size too. They ARE a bit narrow, but I think they'll be okay. Of course, I look at them on the Keds site and it says, "Now in wide!" :p
Aren't they cute? This was a great find. Other things I got today included the Starbucks tumbler I mentioned, a smart plug (that works great!!!), a Sak wristlet, various little fun things, and an Odie plush. Odie is the dog in the Garfield strips in case you didn't know. I had a nice haul, but I spent way too much. Oops!
I have no idea how I forgot about yesterday, but here we are. I DID make two trips to recycle so that might have finished me off. :p We went to Reidsville and only thrifted there. Salvation Army and Goodwill. We ate while there too at a local place. It was yummy! At Salvation Army, I found two candles, a cool handmade soap, It's from a place called Joy Bunny Soap and the bar I got is Karma. It smells nice! I found a German Coca Cola glass, too! I also found two pouches. One is a pencil/pen planner type pouch and the other is a make up fold up type deal. Cute finds. I have another pencil/planner pouch exactly like this one that I bought on Amazon. This one is just another color. I couldn't pass it up for .99¢.
At Goodwill I found a nice Starbucks mug, a cute jack o lantern 'bottle', a Life's a Beach hangee, and a cool Super Mario backpack! :D All in all a good haul for the two stores. Yes, I took pictures of everything to share. Here we go!