Saturday, November 6, 2010

Making a list & checking it twice...

Can you believe that Christmas is almost six weeks away???  

It's just unbelievable to me.  The older I get, Thanksgiving and Christmas really do seem to arrive faster and faster each year.  One of my favorite obsessions during the holiday shopping season is to hunt down great deals to make our money stretch the farthest.  It's pretty much a silly game to me that gets my adrenaline ridiculously surging.  This past week I made my Christmas list and began the search.  Already, I'm SO PUMPED about a few things we've purchased for our children.  Here are three of my most recent finds:
Imaginarium Classic Train Table with Roundhouse Wooden Train Set

Found this complete train table set from a seller on Craigslist for $85.00.  The set had only been used a handful of times and every single piece (including the table) is in MINT condition.  Not a scratch or mark anywhere.  We were beyond thrilled to find a set like this without having to pay full retail.

KidKraft Deluxe "Let's Cook" Kitchen
This wooden kitchen runs around $130-$150 and I picked one up, brand new in the box, at a local Essex store for $79.99.

Melissa and Doug Wooden Easel
This easel is listed on the Melissa and Doug site for $69.99.  I grabbed a brand spanking new one at Essex for $22.99.  SCORE!

Finding quality gifts at great prices is really a lot of fun.  I can't wait to see what will pop up next in my bargain escapades! 


Jordan said...

I *heart* essex!!!

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Great finds! Thanks for the follow, following you back!

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Wade and Allison said...

NICE!! H man has that train on his lists also. No luck on Craigslist!

Kelly said...

WOW! I didn't even realize Christmas was so close. When I was younger I would have been counting down the days. Now I don't even realize it's right around the corner. I need to sart Christmas shopping.