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Thrifting for me, thrifting for you. I'll have a thrift, you have one toooooooo!

I bet you know what I did today! LOL!  I found two amazing finds.  We went to Reidsville and at the Salvation Army store, I found a few little things but my friend walked over and showed me a little thermal printer.  It was brand new in the box. It makes little pictures on thermal paper. You can also buy sticker paper for it. It's nifty!  It was $3!  It retails for $37. on Amazon. Whee!  After Reidsville, we went to Mayodan NC to try a new Goodwill we haven't been to before. I found a candle and a box of cards there.  The next great deal was in Martinsville.  We went there after Mayodan and I found a single cup coffee maker new in box for $4.00!!  I found it online for $69.  It takes K-cups or you can use the reusable filter that comes with it. It's so cute!  My friend even suggested it would be good for me to carry to the beach in case there were no coffee makers. Neat!

I've played with the little printer and it's fun! It has settings in the app where you can create a little to-do list and print it out.  It's so nifty! I love finds like that. The other things I got were a three-wick candle, (it smells sooooooo good), a Christmas light tester, a mug, an old Yahtzee game, a pack of vintage cups, a kindle cover (sadly it's too big!), and a snowman doorstopper.  It was a pretty good trip.  The coffee maker and the little printer being phenomenal deals!   

Here is the little printer:

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I love it and I put a set of printer rolls on my wish list at Amazon. :p The prints I've done so far are very cute. It's definitely going to be used in journaling.  All I had to do was search for the app on Android, download it and pair it via Bluetooth to the printer and I was able to start using it asap!

Here is a sample of the print.  The first is a sample to-do list that I made and the second is an artistic rendering of a picture of a Starbucks cup I took some time ago.

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Pretty nifty, eh?  It was a great thrifting trip.
  


Guess what?

Did you guess thrifting? Did you? Well, if you did, you are correct!  My friend texted today and wanted to do our entire thrifting trip but backward. Instead of starting in Reidsville and ending in Martinsville, we'd do the opposite and we did!  I found a Nintendo DS Lite in the Goodwill with an old GBA game in it for $3!  It works, too!  I was surprised, but I'm glad I found it.  I had to buy a charger and stylus but they were less than $9 shipped. (I ordered them online)  That is pretty cool!  The bottom screen is a bit scratched up. I might replace it if I actually use it.  I will be looking for cheap games at Goodwill.  I looked online and it was insane with the prices. Yikes!  The game that came with it is a combo cartridge. It has Life, PayDay, and Yahtzee! Cool!  It takes the old GameBoy Advance games too.  That is what was in it.  I think it's a good buy for $3! 

I found a lot of other things, too. I was able to get the little saucers or dessert plates that match my dinner plates. The matching bowls were gone. D'oh!  I got a wallet, a purse, a jack o lantern, a mini coffee cup, two pairs of shorts, a Pokemon mug (Gengar) and I think that is all?  It was a pretty good haul.  Keep in mind I got all the stuff at two stores. The Goodwill in Martinsville and the Goodwill in Reidsville.  I'm very pleased with the DS as I always wanted one.  I even have a pouch for one! I got it some time ago just because it was a cool pouch. I used it for something recently so I have to figure where I put it.

We ate at Carmela's again.  I got the fettuccine alfredo again, too. It's so good. Want to see it?  Look at this..... goodness, now I'm hungry again! :p

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The dish in the background is lasagna.  We both liked our food.  It was a good trip with an excellent meal to end it out!  My friend ordered a couple of power pack thingees.  They came while we were gone and he ran by for us to get them. (He got me one)  It's charging now. It's pretty cool.  It has ports for a regular outlet plug, USB, etc. It has a flashlight too.  The jump box only has a USB port for charging so this will definitely come in handy in case of a power outage!

 


Yet another....

You won't believe this but guess what we did tonight?  We went back to Reidsville! No, seriously!  We went and ate at Carmela's. I got the fettuccine alfredo and it was sooooo good.  They had a special on pizzas so he bought us both one to go!  Why? Well, we are under a bad winter storm warning.  Lots of ice is expected. The last storm over the weekend caused many people to be without power here in the city.  Luckily, we both got through that with no outages, but we are probably going to have them this time.  I have put supplies in my room and I'm ready!  I have everything I need except a can opener. LOL! I forgot to add that to my stash. I figured it would be warmer to just stay in here and put a towel under the door and try to keep warm in here.  (If there is no power)  I brought supplies and stuff and I'm about to charge up my jump box so it will be fully charged to charge my phone and my MacBook Pro!  I have candles set aside, snacks, Sterno, and everything I need.  I remembered something after I posted last night.  I don't need a lot of ice cubes, I have a bunch of those ice 'bricks' I  can put them in a cooler and keep things cool is need be!  I wish I had been able to go out and hunt down one of my hard-sided coolers, but I never got around to it.  I think I'm prepared.

As for thrifting, we did! We got a late start, so no Salvation Army store, but we did hit Goodwill and I got some great stuff! I found a Starbucks tumbler (cold cup 16oz) and it still has the straw!  I found two Cricut items, one is a package of cutting pads/mats.  I can use those in regular crafting.  They also had a Cricut accessories kit.  It had a lot of items AND a paper cutter.  My old paper cutter's blade needs replacing and the blade for it coats more than this entire set!  This Cricut accessory set retails for $50! I got it for $2.99. SCORE!  I mainly wanted it for the cutter, but I would like to get a Cricut one day, so the rest will be kept safe in case I do!  I also found a wallet I liked and a laptop bag that is big enough for my MacBook Pro 15".  It's a Victorinox brand and it's sturdy! I was going to pass on it but it was only $1.99 and I couldn't beat that deal. It had the padded section for the laptop and it has an organizer section, too.  It's pretty nice.  It has been well used, but it's in great shape.  I love all the compartments.  Now I have a choice between it and my backpack laptop bag!  I just looked at it again and I keep finding compartments I didn't know it had! :p 

Oh! I forgot one more thing.  I found some Corelle dinner plates. I love these things as they are very difficult to break and I had wanted to buy a set of them or just some plates to add my set.  I am missing a few.  The individual plates are pretty expensive.  They had eight plates cellophaned together for $3.99! The pattern is very cute, too and I love them.  I love Corelle because they are sturdy, almost unbreakable, and they last FOREVER. It was a great thrifting trip! I will have an entire set of these and the other set of mine.  They had the matching saucers, too but I didn't get them.  If they still have the when we get back, I'll get those too.  I was not leaving without those plates!  I love thrifting!

After we left Goodwill, we ran by Pete's so my friend could get ice cream.  I had noticed last night that the menu said coffee, hot chocolate, and cappuccino.  Well, I got a cappuccino and it was delicious! :p After that, we headed back here.  I finished getting my supplies together and now I'm writing this.  I need to do my French lesson and I want to write a little more.  I may not as it's so late. I wrote a little over 1300 words, so that isn't too bad!  Even if I don't have power tomorrow, hopefully, I'll still have data on my phone so I'll try to post.  That year that the hurricane came through and I was out of power for over 24 hours, my data went screwy too! Boo on that! 

Here are the pictures of the cup, bag, and plates. 

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I'm glad we went, we might not get to go again for awhile!


Another thrift trip! :p

My friend texted me today and said he wanted to go to Pete's in Reidsville, so we did.  I found some vintage Hallmark boxed cards at the Salvation Army store.  We made it in time to go this time! :)  At Goodwill, I got a sleep mask, a small Starbucks tumbler, and a cute pink desk lamp.  The lamp is very cute and it's very bright!  I  love it.  It's a nice size too.  It takes up less space on my desk than my old desk lamp.  Look at how cute it is:

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It has a USB port on the side, too!  I like all of my finds.  The sun actually came out today. After days of rain and ice and just general yuck, that was nice! Of course, we are supposed to have more winter weather this week.  I am going to put together a kit tomorrow in case I lose power.  I have some Sterno on the way, I have my Sterno 'stoves' out and ready.  I am going to put together that with candles, various foods that don't need to be cooked, extra blankets, etc.  I also have the jump box that has ports on it to charge things.  This way I can at least have my phone and laptop charged if need be. I also am making some ice cubes to fill a cooler. I probably won't have enough to fill a cooler by the time I need it, but I'll have some ice, so I'll be good. I would go to the store tomorrow and get a few more things but I heard that the stores here insane today from two different people.  I have enough! lol

 


Friday frozen follies!

My friend texted me today. He was trying to buy a house and made an offer but his offer didn't get accepted, so he was a bit bummed. He texted me and asked if I'd like to 'go somewhere, anywhere.'  I said, yes even though it was cold and overcast and we had rain/freezing rain. Luckily it didn't start up again until we were almost done with our adventure.  We went to Yanceyville, NC to the Goodwill there.  We then went to Roxboro NC and on to South Boston Virginia.  We went to the Goodwill there, too.  I didn't get anything major, but I did find some fun things.  Our favorite place to eat in South Boston was closed.  I looked on Google and it said it was 'temporarily closed' I hope it's not permanent.  We went looking for something else and found a place called Italian Delight.  It was right near the Goodwill we'd gone to so we had to backtrack.  We gave them a go and they were great. It was an order at the counter and fill your own drink type place.  He got spaghetti and I got a small pepperoni pizza.  It was delicious! Definitely a place we'll go to again.  

It was very cold out there today.  My car had ice on it when I got in it!  I noticed a lot of ice-covered trees in one area where we were. When we got home, he noticed that something was falling but it was very light.  We are under a winter weather advisory for the weekend, but sadly it's ice and freezing rain and no snow. Boo! I have no plans to go out this weekend and be in this mess!  I hope to get some writing done. I did write some earlier but I have a feeling tomorrow I'm going to want to edit it.  I have the entire weekend to just chill, write, and drink coffee! :p


Thrifting and an apology

I meant to write in here last night and it wasn't until right after midnight that I remembered I hadn't done it.  Oops!  The whole day was weird yesterday. First I thought it was Wednesday. I had to look at my phone to confirm that it was, in fact, Tuesday!  Then, later, I thought it was the weekend. I really need to start getting more sleep! Ah!  

My friend texted me today and mentioned going to Reidsville to eat at Pete's.  We went later than usual, so we only got to go to the Goodwill and not the Salvation Army store.  I found several great things tonight.  I got a Starbucks VIA mixer tumbler, a metal jack o lantern sign thing, a pink over the door thing with hooks for hanging things, a little plastic storage container, a nice pencil bag (new with tags!), and an ice towel. I was new too.  Oh, I also got a clock radio.  It's a GE brand and it's in pretty nice condition, with only a few scratches.  It works well and that is the important thing.  The display is green like my bedside radio.  It also picks up my favorite Classical music station and it sounds great. Very nice!  

My friend found another GPS! This one was cheaper than the one he gave me and it's newer! He was pleased because all of his are older ones.  This was a nice find for him.  I am still hoping to be able to do an update on mine.  I'll try again later.  Since we took my car this time and the last time we went to Reidsville, he topped off my gas tank for me when we got back in town.  That was nice. 

My replacement hard drive is being shipped soon!  I hope to get it so I can backup stuff again. I'd like to be able to give my friend his drive back.  They haven't started to try to recover my old drive yet. They could take a while. I'm happy they are sending the replacement in the meantime!

 

 


Desktop yoga mat?

That is basically what this is!  I wanted to protect my desk to keep it from any issues so I looked up desk mats.  I found one that would fit my desk.  The writing surface isn't huge, so I had to measure it to get the right size.  The only thing is, the smallest one height-wise is also the smallest one lengthwise! I wish I could get one that covered the majority of my desk. For now this will do.

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It's nice, it's pink on one side and blue on the other.  When I was looking these up and had ordered this one, I remembered I had an old Yoga mat that I didn't use anymore. It wasn't a real thick one and it was blue on one side and green on the other. I was thinking, I could cut this and make my own custom mat for my desk.  There is only one problem. I can't find the Yoga mat!  I moved it from the container I keep my other mats in.  It only holds four and I took this one out to fit those in.  Now, I can't remember what I did with the other mat. D'oh!  I was thinking it would look pretty good on my desk and it would get used, but I can't find it. It's around here somewhere! :p

So, that came yesterday.  Today I got another two packages from Amazon. I ordered a set of washi that has been on my wish list forever and I also ordered some coffee stickers!  They had a set of 40 some (45 I think?) for $4 and some change.  I looked and they had the same display box but it had twice as many stickers for $5 and change.  I ordered that and I'm glad I did. It was two of the first one.  So, an extra set of stickers for just a few dollars more. Good deal! Here are the stickers and the washi:

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The stickers are neat. There are two of each design in the box so I have four of each with the two boxes.  The washi is pretty and it's one of my favorite brands I've found on Amazon, it's Moleshine brand.  Always nice quality and very pretty! As you can see on the bottom left of the washi box, they added a skinny roll, too!  

Yesterday, my friend and I went to Reidsville and ate at Pete's and then went thrifting.  At the Goodwill, he found a TomTom GPS and bought it and said it was for me! Yay!  It's an older one, but it works well and it's got a nice size screen.  He had bought me a tiny TomTom at the Goodwill in Longs SC on the way home from the last beach trip and I liked it, but it was hard to push the screen as it was so small.  He saw this one and bought it.  We set it up and it works fine. The maps may be a bit out of date, but they should be okay.  It will still get us where we need to go, just maybe not to a specific restaurant or whatnot if we don't have the address. It will be nice to have a GPS in my car so I don't have to use my phone and Google Maps.  I love my Google, but I don't want to run down my phone battery!

The day before that, when I forgot to post again, I went and got my car washed, filled up with gas, and got my oil changed  They charged $10 more than last time and I wasn't very happy about that but I needed the oil change so I went ahead and got it.  I like keeping on top of any maintenance on my Goontz!


Pretty, pretty!

This picture does not do justice to my new keyboard cover.  I have wanted one of these multi-colored ones for a while now. I found this one Monday evening on Amazon and it was delivered today. Isn't it pretty? I like these because they add a pop of color to my MBP but they also provide protection from crumbs and things getting into the keyboard.  

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I love it!  My friend texted me today and said he was getting off early today and did I want to go eat at Pete's in Reidsville. I did!  We went and ate and then went to the Salvation Army thrift store and the Goodwill.  I found some neat things.  A light-up jack o lantern, a light-up snowman, a skirt measuring tool (for sewing), a Darth Vader mug, a twig star (it's actually a pentagram), and a pair of Homer Simpson sleep pants D'oh!).  My friend found a pair of New Balance sneakers and bought them for me. They were a half size bigger than I wear and I didn't try them on.  I just did and they fit fine. I think they might run a little small, so being a half size larger makes them perfect!  It was a fun and unexpected thrift trip.

The funny thing is that today's Zeeops was to get 2500 points on Munzee by either capturing or deploying Munzees. I was capping them all over the place in Reidsville! lol I made my daily Zeeops goal. It's been a pretty good day! ^___^

 


Thrifting trip!

So, my friend texted today and was going to head home early for work as he had a package coming to his house and there was the one coming to my house.  He was able to get the one that was coming to my house at the hub.  He wanted to know if I wanted to go eat, I did!  I am glad I did because if not, I would not have seen much snow.  We did our full thrift trip. Reidsville, Eden, and Martinsville.  I got a lot of stuff. I actually wrote a list. lol Here it is:

Thrift trip goodies
 
  • Canon Selphy Printer
  • French coffee press
  • milk frother
  • backpack
  • stainless water bottle
  • candle
  • jack o lantern that is a lantern lol
  • three coffee themed mugs
  • stainless steel straws
  • jack o lantern votive holder with candle
  • iPad Mini case
  • Relic wallet with a dime in it. :p
  • Envelopes
  • burger stack salt and pepper shakers
  • 1 snowman shaker
  • colorful jingle bell wreath with snowmen
  • metal colorful decorative tree
  • A book on aromatherapy
  • phone case looks like Gameboy
  • metal tape measure
  • brass looking little tree with colorful bells as ornaments
  • Halloween stickers
It was a good haul!  The Canon Selphy is a photo printer and it looks like it has everything except the CD to install the drivers to the computer.  I am pretty sure you can print straight from the printer as it has slots of SD cards and such.  I am not going to try to use it tonight as I'm very tired. I was going to install it on the MacBook Pro, but the software that I was able to find online was too old.  I'll see tomorrow if I can print from the actual printer.  The box included photo paper and cartridges.
 
The French coffee press was brand new in the box. I have wanted one for a while now.  The milk frother was a whole.25ยข!  The backpack was sturdy and nice, the water bottle was brand new, too.  I looked up a few of the things I got and found that I made some damn good deals!  It was a nice haul for sure. :)   Here are a few snow pictures I took in Martinsville. They got a lot more snow than we did!

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