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1. I’m finishing up dental school (finally) and have been really busy with that
2. I can’t seem to keep my LO away from catching EVERYTHING that comes into daycare, so she has been constantly sick.
3. It’s starting to get nice outside so I’ve been trying to spend as much time out there as possible – It’s Minnesota, you never know if it is going to snow tomorrow!!
Ok, Excuses over. Notice I did not add the gym to my list of excuses. That is because I have been REALLY slacking for the past month. Yes, month. There are just no excuses for that. Because of this, I have managed to gain 4 lbs back. Not good. What’s frustrating is I worked so hard to lose those 4 pounds (and the other 21 that I have managed to keep off). I just need to get my work ethic back and lose them again (and another 20 on top of that). I can do it. I know I can. I just have to be determined and controlled enough. After I have a brownie from the pan that is currently in the oven Shame.
Now, to what I originally planned on writing about – As Ruby said it’s GARAGE SALE SEASON!!!! AHHHHHH! Ruby and I went out on a cold and rainy Saturday to find some amazing deals, and that we did! The Just Between Friends (JBF) in Maple Grove was a week and a half ago. Let me in on a little secret – This is the absolute BEST sale for moms and moms-to-be. The first time I went, I was in my second trimester and had so much left to get for my first LO. My mom and I went to the 1st-time-mom pre-sale and stocked up on so many necessities for a great price! Now that I have most of the things I need, I go on the last day of the sale (Saturday), when everything is half off. It is nice because this sale is so huge that it takes soooo long to sift through everything. By Saturday, the loot is much more manageable to go through and there is still plenty of goodies to be had – at half price!!!
Can you guess how much I spent??? Look closely at all the name brands! Puma, Gap, Robeez, Ralph Lauren, Old Navy, Carters, GAP and more Gap… Only $75!!!! For all of it! I basically stole some of this stuff!
What a great way to kick off garage sale season! I wish you all a lucky and plentiful season!!! We’d love for you to share your greatest finds so far!
I also happened to pick up a couple books to read, while I have this horrid sinus infection deal . I found some cork boards that are square, my plan is to create a fun little pattern of cork boards in my office. Functional yet cute! I love it
One of my favorite finds however, were these 3M sticky velco hanging tag things. These are my absolute new favorites. You just stick them on the wall where you want them, and then stick the other end on your pictures. It’s like an industrial strength velco pattern though, because it holds up virtually anything! I put a heavy picture up in my office that I thought would never stay up. It’s craziness, but I love it! And they just so happened to have like 4 more new packages of them, so of course I had to get them. They are a saving grace, and sooooo easy to use! Highly recommended, by muah! Here are some pics of my stash!!