Sunday, August 28, 2011

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: A Look Book - Beyond the Runway

It's Week 8 of my Stream of Consciousness Sunday posts. It's a typical Sunday. I've got a pot roast in the slow cooker.  Using a Guinness this time at the request of hubby.  I'm not a beer drinker - but I love to cook roasts in beer.  If anyone knows what that little plastic ball in the can does - I'll love to know. It must be some secret part of their recipe.

Anyway, every time I peruse the online sales, I start to forget what I've already purchased. Last weekend I hit the Stride Rite store at our closest outlet mall & got 6 pair of socks, a pair of hikers & a pair of tennis shoes all for $64.00. I had an idea, while I was shopping then, to take photos of the kid clothes I had stashed away & create a "look book". Something to remind me of what I already have purchased so I don't go shopping for more of the same.

My favorite place to buy kids clothing, outside of the end-of-season sales is "Once-Upon-A-Child a wonderful place to find gently used name brand clothing for kids. It's cool to know I'm doing something good for the environment - re-using things instead of always buying new.  

I was there today I picked up 2 Gap sweaters, a Gap hooded sweatshirt & an Old Navy sweatshirt - all for $31.00. So when I got home, I took photos of all the things Munchkin will wear this fall & I am so excited - we are in awesome shape - he needs hardly anything. 

My time is up, but I'm curious - what do others do to stay ahead of clothing shopping for our kids who grow like weeds?  Is it something that you've been able to continue as your kids have grown older over the years?

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.

§         Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.

§         Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.

§         Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.

§         Link up your post at all.things.fadra

§         Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

If you liked this post, you might also enjoy: Stream of Consciousness Sunday - The Pieces That Make Us Whole or Stream of Consciousness Sunday - Mom's Night Out


Elyse said...

Pot roast sounds heavenly tonight. Love that munchkin is set for this fall. That's awesome!

Good Girl Gone Green said...

Second hand is great and yes it is better for the environment! Have a great dinner!

all.things.fadra said...

I always buy end-of-season clearance or ridiculous sales at the outlet mall. And the plastic ball has to do with nitrogen in the beer to keep it under proper pressure. My husband would know but that roast some delish!

Monika said...

I knew someone would know what that plastic ball was for! Thanks Fadra : )