After dropping the two oldest boys off at school this morning, NA and I decided to make a trip to Trader Joes and Whole Foods. Being the un-processed Mama that I am, it is always enjoyable to stock up on the things that I just can't get at my regular grocery store. One of which was the knit alpaca hat we just couldn't resist from Whole Foods for just $15:
Alpaca is an animal that lives in the highlands of the Andes Mountains. Alpaca is known for it's soft, warm and lightweight texture. The hat is actually hand-knit by cottage industry. Women knit in their homes or gather together in small groups and earn a fair wage per piece. It couldn't have been more perfect for my little monkey!
Wow, I almost forgot. . .in my last post I left you with quite the cliff hanger. . . So, what did I get from Goodwill? You won't even believe it if I told you. . .
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And GO :
2 AUTHENTIC black Coach purses (one being a Station Bag) and 1 AUTHENTIC Dooney & Bourke black purse! How much you ask? All three for $6 plus tax. . .$6.36 to be exact!
I just so happened to be standing by the stock-room door when they wheeled out the cart full of newly donated items that needed to be put out. I first, looked them over to make sure they were authentic - I have acquired a knack for doing so - and once I found them all to be real as rain, I snatched them up and held them tightly to my chest as I politely walked to the cash register. Ok, who am I kidding, I RAN like my behind was on fire right up to make them mine - all mine!
I am currently using the D&B bag and am thinking about putting one of the Coach purses on Ebay. Really friends, I don't want to be greedy!!!!! I must share. Heck, it's Christmas time. . .a little extra present money would really come in handy!
I'm not sure what blows my mind the most. . .the fact that I actually found three designer bags at Goodwill, or that someone actually got tired of three REALLY nice bags and donated them! Oh well, however I look at it, I HAVE BEEN BLESSED!
I must leave you for the evening! The boys are in bed and I am now enjoying "my me time". I needed a little extra tonight since this is what my evening looked like:
What do you think of the "picture" that Monkey drew for me?