Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The best vacation ever!! We were there opening day 2010!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Thanksgiving Sale Bargain - Cricut Cake Machine

I did very little bargain shopping this year.  I didn't even go out on Black Friday  because I was setting up my Flea Market Booth at Angel's Crossing.   I did, however, get a Pre-Thanksgiving online deal.  I bought the Cricut Cake Machine. It regularly retails for $199.99.  I paid just $49.99!!!  That is a $150.00 savings.  I also purchased three cartridges at $29.99 ea. Regular retail is between $55.99- $59.99 ea. on those.  All in all I saved a total of $236.00!

Cricut cake in action cutting Wilton sugar sheets into snowflakes.
Works great, except you have to adjust the pressure deep enough.  I had it too light and it tore my sheet on the first cut.

Flea Market Booth

This past week I started a new venture.  Why??? I'm still trying to figure that out.  I have been wanting to clean out my house (since it is exploding at the seams).  Several of my friends have opened booths at the new Angel's Crossing Antique Mall and Flea Market in Alma, AR. 

So I thought I'd give it a try.  Little did I know how much work it would be.  And we all know I what I need is another job. I started with a blank booth.  Literally.  I even had to provide my own shelves.  It is still a work in progress, but I'm happy to be cleaning out my house so I can buy more.  It's truly amazing what you can accumulate in ten years.  Yes, it has been almost ten years (this May).
Thanks to my brother for cutting the boards for the shelves.  Then I added a little paint.
Luckily my husband had the day off, and the patience, to help me install the shelves in the booth.  Then I started loading it up.  Remember it is still a work in progress.

QUESTION: Do people actually sell stuff at these places? 

ANSWER:  Yes!  One of my friends averages a couple hundred dollars a month, and she really enjoys doing it.  I set my booth up on Black Friday, when I came back on Saturday I noticed some of my things were already gone.  And after I left on Saturday I got a phone call saying more of my things had sold. 

Right now, I am hoping to be able to pay the booth rental fee and still come out a little ahead.  I have gained a lot of extra space in my closets and attic, and it is easier than setting up and taking down a yard sale several days in a row.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I'm the proud new renter of a booth at Angel's Crossing Flea Market in Alma. What was I thinking???

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Pillsbury Coupons

I just found this link that has higher value coupons that you can print.  It is for Pillsbury coupons.  At first they appear to be the same as the ones found in the newspaper or off of coupons.com, but some of them are $.10 more than those found in other online databases.


For example:  Honey nut Cheerios - reg. coupon = $.50 off, Pillsbury coupon = $.60 off.

Hey $.10 is $.10.