Posts Tagged ‘consignment sales’

Hard Core And Old School

Apparently this week I have been on a group fitness class kick. I woke up this morning and all I wanted to do for my workout was spin. So, I did. The class was KILLER. I have two favorite spin instructors. One is highly goofy, tells crazy stories, and gets you pumped up to sing and “dance” along to the music. The other is hard-core, tells it like its, and screams at you like a drill sergeant. Spin instructor #2 whooped my butt today. And I loved every hard core minute.

Afterwards, I had some organizing to do. I needed to go ahead and store all the clothes I found for B + M at consignment sales.

 consignment clothes

I always buy more than enough because then each item gets less overall wear so I can re-sell it down the line in nicer condition. I got all of those clothes for around $200 and will easily be able to make close to that back when I consign them later. Win-win.

While organizing, I also had to find a place to put some things my mom brought over for me this week. So weird to look back on these things. I didn’t even know I still had them! Then again, it doesn’t surprise me. My mom keeps everything.

Old cheerleading uniforms…

 old uniform

Old painted t-shirts to wear to football games for spirit…

 spirit shirt

My first homecoming/prom dress…

 homecoming dress

I loved that dress! And still do. I know I won’t be able to bring myself to sell it or donate it. Although I had fun at the numerous dances I went to, I don’t keep it for any sentimental value. Heck no! It’s just so pretty! Maybe M can wear it one day? She does love dresses!

Lastly, a quick question. Has my blog been giving you problems? My site’s server has been giving me a headache with my blog not loading properly a lot of the time. Sometimes only half the page loads. Comments get cut off. Pictures, ads, subscription options, etc don’t show up on the sidebars. It takes forever to open the dang thing. Annoying. I apologize if you have noticed the same.

Question of the Evening – What style of gym instructor do you like? And do you have anything from your high school days?

Posted by on March 4th, 2011 25 Comments

A Leftover Kind of Day (Recipe Included)

Yesterday was crazy busy. I never knew I could pack so much into one day! I woke up early to get a head start. That’s probably the only way it could have happened.I showered and dressed. I packed the diaper bag. I prepared breakfast for when the kids awoke and snacks for on the go. I piled everyone into the car by 7:30 am. What for? Not the gym. I tried that schedule out today for the first time. Success in case you were wondering.

Yesterday I set out to conquer something else. I set out to conquer the children’s consignment sale.


These sales are basically huge garage sales where hundreds of moms come together to sell their gently used children items. Its the only way I buy my kids clothes. One third the cost and just as nice? Don’t mind if I do!

I hit up one sale from 8:30-9:30. I had to shop fast to keep the baby in the carrier and the toddler in the stroller from spontaneously combusting. I still managed okay..


After we got home it was the usual nursing and playing routines. And hearing Makenzie rave about her new clothes. “Mommy, soooo cute!” “Ooooohhhh!!!”

makenzie shopping 2 makenzie shopping 1

Then, from 1-2 pm I participated in the 4all by jofit webcast as part of the Team 4all.

4all webcast 1 4all webcast 2

Can I just say how much I love this company and working with them?!

I still had more to do after the lovely chat, though. As in fitting in my workout. I completed a Turbo Jam DVD. It wasn’t the best workout. I need some new shoes specifically for cross training.

It worked well as my warm-up for round two. That’s right. Round two. I had another consignment sale to visit last night. I figured paying the $5 to do the presale was worth it. Not so much for getting in a night early. More so to not have to fear the spontaneous baby/toddler combustion previously mentioned. I got to shop alone. It was a mad hour rush. Once again, I think I did okay with my haul…


Perhaps its a good thing I only had 2 hours to shop between the two sales. 😉

Obviously with a day like that I needed to take the easy route where I could. It was a leftovers for lunch kind of day. Fortunately, I had the perfect meal for leftovers. And a perfect recipe to share with all of you thanks to my friend, Danielle. It may sound familiar because Caitlin just did a spin on it after I shared the recipe with her. Check out her version as well.

Mexican Black Bean Tortilla Casserole

  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 lb. cremini or button mushrooms, trimmed & quartered
  • minced garlic (I used about 1 Tbsp)
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • course salt & ground pepper
  • 15.5 oz. can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed & halved
  • 2 cups salsa or basic marinara (I did the marinara bec of spice & b'feeding)
  • 4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 400. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until browned, 7 minutes. Add garlic and cayenne; season with salt & pepper. Add black beans and stir to combine. Cook until beans are warmed through.

mexican casserole 1

Arrange 5 tortilla halves in a 8x8 baking dish. Top with half the bean mixture and 1/2 cup salsa/marinara, then sprinkle with one-third of the cheese.

mexican casserole 3

Repeat with another layer. Top with remaining tortilla, salsa/marinara, and cheese. Cover with foil and bake until center is hot and cheese melts, about 10-15 minutes.

mexican casserole 4

Uncover and bake until cheese is bubbling, another 10-15 minutes. Serve and savor.

mexican casserole 5

You know I don’t post recipes unless they’re something special. So, what are you waiting for? Make this!!! And the leftovers? Taste even better the next day. Gotta love that!

Question of the Day – How do you like to score a bargain? And what’s your favorite casserole dish meal? This may have just topped my favorite chicken enchiladas that I shared in my first post!

Posted by on February 25th, 2011 55 Comments


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