Saturday, April 16, 2016

Classy Kids Consignment Sale Haul

This was my first time at this sale.  I went for the discount day, so my selection was limited which I expect when hitting the discount day or hour of a sale.

However, there are a couple of other reasons I may not go back to this sale.  The lighting was poor.  When I go to a consignment sale some of the big things I am checking items for are holes and stains.  With dimmer lighting, this is not as easily accomplished.  Most of the clothes were in the wrong section.  I don't just mean that items that were 2t had somehow been left by another shopper in the 12 month section though that was common as well.  I mean items that were 4t were marked 12 month like this first dress I picked up for DB's niece.

Old Navy dress .75 cents.

Additionally, many items that were 6-9 months for instance had been labelled by the consignors as 9-12 months and placed in that section.  I probably had to go past 25-50 items in the 9-12 month section that were really 6-9 month clothes mismarked by the consignor. I would have hoped that the salespeople would have noticed and put them in the correct section as the Old Navy dress above had been placed in the 4t section where it really belonged despite the tag.

Additionally, it was a 40 minute drive.  Most of the sales I hit are between 15-30 minutes from my house, so it isn't that much more of a drive.  However, without finding lots of stuff to bowl me over, I doubt I will return.

Here are the rest of the items I did pick up.

4t top $1

Gap pants 4t $1.50
Lounging Elmo $2

Stride Rite shoes size 5 $1
18 month jeans $1

18 month skirt $1.50

Metal spinning top $1

Doll Carrier $3 (not discounted)

Infant Octopus Toy $1

18 month leggings .75 cents

JMU(my mother's alma mater) shortalls $1.75

18 month Osh Kosh top $1.50

12 month dress $1.50

Thermos sippy cup $1.50.  This cup is our new favorite sippy cup since my little one loves her water ice cold just like her mama.  Easiest sippy cup to clean as well.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Grandpa Gus's Non-Toxic Mouse Repellent Review #mice

A few weeks ago, I heard leaves moving and what sounded like an ensuing scuffle taking place under our shed.  Moments later, I saw one of the neighborhood cats exit from beneath the shed as the victor with a mouse in his jaw.  I was both pleased that the cat had done its job as well as dismayed to know there were probably more mice way to close for comfort for me to our shed and home.  I checked out my local big box stores for options in the case that mice might find their way to us.  Sadly, all I could find were traps.  Some were non lethal allowing a catch and release.  Some allowed you to use peanut butter as bait for a non toxic remedy.  Any way you cut it though, I had to wait for those suckers to enter my abode and then, attack the problem.  I, also, would have to dispose of either a live or most likely dead mouse.  Not really a task I was looking forward to performing.

Days later, I was presented the opportunity to review Grandpa Gus's Non-Toxic Mouse Repellent Pouches.  I jumped on board to try this product as I was glad to have a solution that was safe to have around both the dog and my little one but also would act as a preventative before I even have to worry about any rodent infestation.  They promised to be deodorizing aroma of which I am always a fan. I was also blown away that they promise to work for 3-6 months.

When they arrived, I loved the charm of the country style look of the product.  They look like a product you might pick up at a General Store which I can say as someone who frequented a couple on a regular basis growing up.

The gunny sack containing the four pouches of mouse repellent.

One of the four mouse repellent pouches.

Beyond their rustic charm, opening the plastic wrapper, opened up the scent which is initially quite strong though completely pleasant.   I'd gladly keep one in my car if I didn't need them for rodent prevention as I enjoyed the scen
t that much.  However, once I placed the pouches individually, I did not notice the scent nearly as much.  I do feel like some other less than pleasant odors such as pet odors or the diaper pail were lessened some.  

So far, we've had no tell tale signs of mice in the couple of weeks I've had them and hope this continues for months to come.  

You can purchase these at Amazon here.  

I received this product for free in exchange for a review, but all opinions are honest, genuine, and my own.