Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bargain Hunting

I finally had the opportunity to go to the Munchkin Market this week.  For those of you who don't know about it, Munchkin Market is sort of like an "upscale" consignment sale for children's things held twice a year over in Monroe.  My friend DT has been telling me for years about the nice things you can find over there, so last night we rode on over to check it out.

As soon as we (the Tool Man, monkeys, and I) walked in the building a lady stopped us and told us that no children were allowed.  She said there were 400 people in there (which was a lie) and that it was too crowded.  Well, I asked the fam to wait outside while I went to speak to DT for a second, but I guess the Tool Man and monkeys were looking awful pitiful out there, because they were finally allowed to come in.

Boy, was there a lot of stuff in that place, a gymnasium full of children's clothes.  Not to mention separate rooms full of toys, furniture, and baby paraphanalia.

I jumped in looking for clothes for Lu Lu while the menfolk went to rummage through the other wares.

Here are a few of the things I found, some of which still had the original price tags on them.

There were tons of smocked dresses and jumpers for sale.  I had picked up several Christmas ones to choose from when I ran across this one...

...the only one that had anything to do with the true meaning of CHRISTmas.

And as a bonus it's blue.  I love the way blue looks with Lu Lu's eyes!

Then I found this LSU cheerleader suit.

You know football season is right around the corner.  How many days is it now, Uncle Jude?  I know you've got your calendar marked!

A pretty white sweater and a plain white turtleneck...

I just might have to pull out Kathie Lee and embroider something on that turtleneck!

And last but not least...SHOES.  RED ones!  Have I told y'all how much Lucy loves shoes?  Really.  She'll go to her (my) room and get a pair, bring them to me, and make me put them on her.  She loves to wear shoes.  She has a pair of little red Mary Jane's that she has almost worn the finish off of.  So when I saw these I had to get them for her.

Never been worn.  One pair for now, and one pair for later.  Every girl needs a good pair of red shoes!

And for those of you who were wondering, I did look at clothes for Ty, but, alas, no luck.  I always find it so difficult to find cute boy clothes.  Most of what is out there has some grungy looking skull or skateboard stuff on it, and I can't stand that mess!  Why can't designers make decent boys clothes?  I dunno, maybe there is some stuff out there, but I just don't know where to look.  Let me know if you find it.


  1. SEPT. 4th
    vs. North Carolina Tarheels

    By; J. Atlas Johnston

  2. Aw; cute clothes... I know DT always finds she and Patti awesome stuff..LoL; Jude.. :) -