Monday, July 18, 2011

Yard Sale Finds: Dinosaurs, Stride Rite and Highlights


Yay! Another Saturday  morning spent yard sale-ing with my sister! I found some good priced toys. The boys will get to enjoy the Little Tikes B.C. Builder Dinosaurs for a little bit while I prepare to list them on eBay. My little J-bird was excited to see puzzles he can add to his puzzle shelf. A couple of the Dinosaur Morphs were incomplete but there are still enough pieces to make some interesting creatures.

Gymboree Shirt $2, Stride Rite Shoes 50 cents each, bags and belt FREE

J-bird is going to look so cute in this shirt! I don't find a lot of boys' clothes at garage sales. When I do find something I get it, even if the boys aren't ready to wear it yet. I almost missed out on the Stride Rite shoes. I had passed them up at $2 each earlier in the day but after I told my husband about them he drove us back to check them out again. To my surprise they had been marked down to 50 cents each! I grabbed both pair even though they were the same size. Little B will probably be able to wear them some and then they will get passed down to J-bird. I picked up the belt for my little sister. I found it in a box marked "free". If she doesn't like it then I think I have something else in mind to do with it. The last garage sale on our list was generous enough to pack my goods in reuseable bags. I heart free reuseable bags!

Thrifty Homeschool Stuff

Little B will be starting his Kindergarten work at home next month. I've been steadily gathering things for cheap to help us not break the bank our first year. I got all 30 Highlight books for only $1. I have some ideas on how to use them that I'll post soon. I got the textured alphabet cards for $2 which is much cheaper than Amazon. Those are mostly for J-bird. I couldn't resist the bag of mini blocks for 50 cents. (Yes, they can be a choking hazard but they'll only be used under supervision. Promise.) I'm already brainstorming ideas for them. The books ranged from 10 to 50 cents but I did fork over a buck for the Mo Willems book. I found the Leap Frog Tag system on my return trip for the Stride Rite shoes. It was only $2! It came with an additional book too. I'll be keeping an eye out for more now.
I almost forgot...

Chomp Chomp!

My new Gator lunch bag! I had to snap a quick picture with my iPhone. It's worth way more to this family than the 50 cents I paid for it.

I'm linking up with Yard Sale Mommy and Her Library Adventures.


  1. what great finds! those highlights and the other books will be perfect for starting homeschooling. the florida gators lunch bag hit home, b/c i just had family in from florida! makes me smile to see your find!

  2. You did GREAT and what a fun dinosaur set!

  3. Love your blog! I am so jealous of your finds, you lucky duck!

  4. Thanks ladies! The Mountain turned out to be a recall from the 90's so I won't be able to resell it. I contacted the company and they are sending me a $30 check that's good on their products only.