Friday, April 30, 2010

Quick Merchandise Bags

This is probably a pretty obvious idea, but sometimes those are the ones we miss. I am still deciding on things I want and need for off line events. I needed some bags to send my goodies off to their new homes and made the simple bags.

I just took plain white lunch sacks, I got a bag of 40 at Target for about $2.00 I use these address size labels with my shop address for lots of purposes so I have these on hand.

Other ways to jazz up lunch sacks:
  1. Stickers
  2. Rubber stamps
  3. Buttons and brads
  4. Die cuts
  5. Business cards
  6. fabric scraps
  7. scrapbook paper
  8. Recycle greeting cards
  9. Recycle gift wrap
  10. Newspaper or magazine clippings
There are probably dozens of ways to use these bags at a low cost. If you sell children items have kids do some doodling or coloring with crayons, offer colors to use that match your business cards.

Feel free to share your ideas and get creative!

More Mom to Mom Finds

Catching up from last week with my mom to mom purchases.
  1. Bucket of 10 puzzles $1.00
  2. Sequence for Kids $3.00
  3. Little Tikes 3 wheel Roller blades $3.00
  4. Four person wood Mancala $2.00
  5. Twister Moves $2.00
  6. Go Fish Card Game .50 cents
  7. Giant reversible Bible Puzzle .50 cents
  8. Round Four Game .50 cents
  9. Veggie Tales Puzzle card game .50 cents
Thought I would share my fave, good and dud pics from the weekend.

Favorite picks:
Giant Floor Puzzle. this puzzle has 2 beautiful kid friendly artwork pictures. the pieces are 8-10 inches each and are really thick. This puzzle is from 1991 and is in mint condition and for only 50 cents.

Mancala, I loved Mancala as a child and this was the first time I had seen it in a 4 player version. It is solid wood with multi colored glass stones and directions. Several looked at this and passed it over, the glass beads were really dusty as was the wood board. I rinsed the stones in a colander and polished the board and it is just gorgeous, love this!

Good picks:
The roller blades, these are far nicer then the roller skates I have looked at new and are not filled with characters were all plastic and barely rolled. To get actual roller blades new are at least 40.00 so 3.00 for these 3 wheeled versions was a good find.

Sequence for Kids, this was actually on my list to get I had seen it new for 14.00 so 3.00 is a great deal. Fun too!

Bucket of puzzles, 10 puzzles for $1.00 cents and the mom prior had coded them all so if they got mixed a flip over on the back makes for easier sorting.

Dud picks, well less then great:
Round Four game has 100 little chips and is in excellent condition but I am not sure how fun this game will actually be, DH and I are going to play it a few times and decide. It is also a game for older kids so it would be one to pack away.

Animal Soup, card game that is not very imaginative or really no different then games like Old Maid or Go fish which we have.

Veggie Tales puzzle game, well this was not really a dud but labor intensive. It has 80 cards with reversible puzzles, each puzzle is 4 pieces so sorting this out took some effort. I think when we play this we will limit the number we use each time.

So I am hooked on mom to mom sales and the deals I have gotten!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Most Recent Etsy Purchase from Sewamore

I got the cutest bracelet for spring from etsy shop Sewamore this week. I love the spring mix of colors along with the bees, dragonfly and lady bugs charms dangling all around.

Item arrived super quick and had perfect upcycled packaging, Coats and Clark spool box. It came with a fun surprise that my 4.5 year old claimed as hers the moment she saw it, a purple beaded necklace.

Bracelet was a great price an she has many more to choose from most with free shipping be sure to take a peek at Sewamore!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mom to Mom Sales

So I have recently been attending quite a few mom to mom sales here in the Detroit area, both as a seller and a buyer. As a buyer I have been buying mostly games and puzzles. I thought I would share my little mom to mom windfall.

Some of my recent purchases along with the great deals I have gotten:
  1. Twister $2.00
  2. Perfection $3.00
  3. Gator Golf $1.00
  4. Mini Air Hockey Table $4.00
  5. Deck of jumbo Cards 50 cents
  6. Disney Princess Wishes Game $2.00
  7. Disney Electronic Uno $2.00
  8. Mancala (Wood) $2.00
  9. V Tec Laptop with working mouse $3.00
  10. How Tall am I game $2.00
  11. Jumbo pre shcool Dominos $2.00
  12. Build a Bear Unicorn $1.00
  13. Operation Brain Surgery $1.00
  14. Addition/Subtraction Owl $1.00
  15. Flip and Learn cards 2 packs $2.00
  16. Chaos Wood Game $2.00
  17. Coinstruction set $1.00
  18. Matchbox Build a City Puzzle w/2 cars $1.00
  19. Strawberry Shortcake puzzle .50 cents
  20. Kelly Club Puzzle .50 cents
  21. Littlest Pet Shop Puzzle .50 cents

Mom to mom sales are a great way to get rid of childrens items when you no longer have a need. Or shop for great items at great pricing, keep them looking good and when you kids outgrow them sell them to the next family to enjoy!

If you live in the Metro Detroit area this is a great resource for finding sales. They are winding down somewhat for the season but watch in the fall they take off again.

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