Weekend Haul For 1st Weekend In April 2017

April 2, 2017

Hey ya'll, it's me!

Hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine has been fantastic, winding down now. Thought I'd get my weekly post done before I slip off to bed.

Friday was good, lots of sunshine, nice breeze. Obie and I walked into town, stopping at the library to see if there might be any good movies for our Saturday night movie. I scored DEADPOOL! I love Ryan Reynolds anyway, and as the wise cracking super anti hero--he's even better.

After the library, we walked to a garage sale a couple of miles away. There wasn't a lot of stuff that we could use, but I saw these plastic containers, and the lady only wanted 50 cents--for all three!

The two oval containers still had the price sticker from Dollar General--$2 each. I will use them to hold silverware and napkins when we have meals on the patio this summer. The blue rectangular basket I can use to hold packets of seasonings in the pantry.

Saturday was pretty slow, compared to our usual weekends. We did our grocery shopping. AND we stayed within the budget we set! That's always a good thing. I even found a jar of BONNE MAMAN Apricot Preserves on clearance. I love this brand of preserves. They are delicious, and the the jar is cute enough to be used as a storage container after it's empty and clean. 

We got dog and horse feed, then we went to Walmart to get a few things. I had a bit of extra money I had budgeted for entertainment, so I checked the music and DVDs I found two DVDs, RED and 300: The Rise of an Empire.

I found them in the $3.75 bin. I always check the bargain bins, because I know that eventually most movies end up there. My search for CDs also turned up two goodies. ZZ TOP'S Tres Hombres--their third album, with La Grange. Classic! I also found PISTOL ANNIES Annie Up. I like the group, but this album is kind of depressing--sort of a pity party with guitars. I mean, the songs are good, just need a right time to play them.

We even got to go out for lunch at SPICY MEXICO! This is a great little Mexican restaurant, and they make their own salsa. It. Is. So. GOOD. You will never walk away hungry, and the service is top notch.

After a stormy night filled with thunder and lightning, we got ready and headed to church. I love our church family, as you know. We had a little visitor today. 

One of our ladies brought her 'fur baby' to services. This little sweety is terrified of storms, so she got to come to church. She was very well behaved, and stayed on her little yellow 'blankie'. Only in cowboy church do you see this! And she's not the first pup to join us. We have a couple of cow dogs who regularly attend with their owners.

After church we came home to lasagna and salad for lunch, then a nap.

I realized I had forgotten a couple of things, so while the Redneck stayed home and rested Obie and I took the truck and went back to Walmart. After I got the stuff I needed, we walked around a bit, and I scored a set of king sized microfiber sheets on clearance for $11.00 that normally sell for $30. I was needing new ones, but had been waiting for a while due to the high price for good sheets. 

They are nice, and the color is perfect for my bedroom.

I also found another CD, Aaron Lewis's SINNER. He's one of the few country singers who actually sings country. And he's not even Red Dirt! I love his voice, and his song, "That Ain't Country" is spot on about what's coming out of Nashville these days.

I confess--I didn't get it out of the bargain bin! I will pay for something if it's too good to wait, and he is. 

I have been looking for tinted moisturizer for several months. I am tired of using foundation, and wanted something with sunscreen in it. I haven't been able to find any, so today I just started asking women in the makeup aisle if they knew anything about it. I hit pay dirt with the second lady I asked. She told me about PHYSICIANS FORMULA. It's got tint (and it has to be LIGHT--I'm Irish, so I'm pale), suncreen with SPF 30, and argan oil, which is supposed to be awesome for the skin. 

Walmart didn't have it, but the lady told me to check CVS. I did, and they had it. I also snagged one more good deal, because when I spent the $15.00 on the moisturizer, I got $11.00 in Extra Care Bucks, which I put towards the purchase of a jarred candle from Essential Elements. I loved the scent, Nutmeg and Oud Wood. It's spicy and earthy. Again, the jar can be cleaned and used for storage after the candle is gone. Think about repurposing when you buy things.

Well, the candle sold for $11.25, but after my Extra Care Bucks and my CVS card...I paid a whopping 31 cents! If any of you do the CVS couponing, I would love to hear about your deals. I'm still learning how to do this, and I was blessed that the clerk was kind enough to help me get a great deal.

Well, that's all of my haul for the weekend. I hope to post a bit more often soon. Till then,

I got chores. Later ya'll.
© Evelyn Edgett 2017


  1. Thanks for sharing! It is a great idea to use the containers in the pantry! I also love BONNE MAMAN Apricot Preserves-- it is my favorite fruit jam flavor ;)


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