Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


So any of you who REALLY know me know that I would pass up "real" shopping any-day to go yard sale-ing, dumpster diving or to thrift stores. LOVE searching for a deal or a steal or something unique.
I have been looking for some things that we need (and want) for Lily, but I do not want to pay full price. So yesterday, I hit the jackpot. We stopped at Memories of a Child. Since our camera died yesterday, I'll have to provide links of what we got. I have been wanting to find Lily a kitchen set for her 1 year birthday. I do NOT want a big plastic one. I would like something wooden. Found one online at IKEA but it's $100.

So yesterday, I found THIS kitchen for Lily. It's the one that says - STOVE-SINK COMBINATION R0123

The sink was full of toys as well as another shrink wrap pack underneath. When we got home I washed it all down. When I undid the shrink wrapped sink & pack & found MORE. THIS was in the sink. As well as THIS & THIS. It also had some assorted pots, pans & plates.

The best thing is. . . I paid $40 for ALL of it. Brand new it's all worth - $309

Other deals I've found recently:
  • Car Seat Cover (I wished I had one for Lily so I snatched one up; sheepskin lined too; for future children) - GoodWill for $4
  • Booster Seat (to attach to the barstool) - $1 at a yard sale
  • Little Bike (indoor/outdoor) - Found at Memories of a Child
Still searching for. . . .
  • Bath Toy Holder
  • Outdoor Swing to hang in our tree

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Patriot Rush 5K

Saturday morning, we ran our first official 5K as a family. Jake pushed Lily in the jogger. You can't tell from this picture, but i made Lily a shirt. Jake's bib number was 301. Lily's shirt says 301-A. Jake ran with me for the first 1.5 miles. He finished in just under 25:30. I finished just under 26:00 minutes.


And these are the only two pictures we took prior to our camera breaking. I think someone stepped on it. The lense is stuck half way out & there is no way it can be fixed. :(

Saturday, May 7, 2011

strawberry pickin'

This morning we met our friends, Adam, Anna, Kinley & Logan at LEWIS FARMS to go strawberry pickin.' We went a few weeks ago but today was the best day to pick. Tons of red juicy sweet strawberries. We had fun.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

beautiful day

Monday, May 2, 2011

VW Bug - progress

Jake's been working on his car a lot. Trying to get it all ready to paint.
It'll be a beauty once it's done. He's aiming to have it all done by August 1.

Lily did some supervising.