Our Rainy Day Venture
May 20, 2018 6:24am CST
I am always on the look for new places to shop that are economical and help a good cause. At the suggestion of a client went to a thrift store called Helping Hands. It is only open 2 days a week. Saturday was one of the days it was open. My sister went along with me and Little Miss. She helped to keep her occupied while I browsed the racks and shelves. The place is quite small, but they had a lot of children's clothing to choose from. There is also adult clothing, housewares, toys, books, and electronics too. They sell donated items and volunteers run the shop. I managed to find a new swimsuit and 3 pair of shorts, and a toy microphone for Little Miss. Also found a onesie and a hat for my grandson and a book for myself. I passed by a cookie press (I picked it up 3 times before deciding that I didn't need it). They allow you to purchase 3 items of any type of clothing or other item and ask for a donation for the items. I felt $10 was a fair price to pay for them. I would pay that at any thrift store or tag sale. The onesie, hat, and swimsuit were all brand new with tags on. I feel I did well. Now that I know they accept donated toys I will go through the toy box and eliminate the toys that Little Miss has outgrown or no longer plays with. Our local Goodwill no longer accepts toys, so I am delighted to be able to donate the toys to this organization. One thing that bothered me a little about the store was when a woman came up and took one of the toys that I was planning on purchasing for Little Miss. It was a peg board with mallet. She asked where we got it from and said it wasn't for sale it was for the kids to play with. Little Miss almost had a melt down. Was glad she found the microphone so I purchased that. However, I feel the woman could have handled the situation with a little less drama. All in all, it was a good day. We then ventured to our favorite country store to pick up deli and then to our favorite Chinese Buffet for lunch. Little Miss has a favorite there......cheese pizza. LOL. You don't need a sunny day to enjoy yourself. There is always something fun to do. Enjoy!!
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• Gainesville, Florida
My kids have never been fans of chinese buffets. Not sure why, but any time we'd ever go all they would get would be the chicken nuggets. We can go to any other type of restaurant or buffet, and they'll eat anything on the menu, but for some reason not at the chinese buffet. Go figure!