December 8, 2018

OCC Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ 12/7/2018 ~ Donations and Deals

We got a good amount of supplies for our shoebox packing supplies this week, but didn't spend much due to donations, clearance, and crafting!





Some friends picked us up some cars at Big Lots for us-Hot Wheels and pull back cars.




Got more of the Cow Bells on clearance at US Toy-$3.95 for a dozen here's the link for the orange ones, you can search for the other colors...really happy with them as musical toy!! 

My sister had to buy a couple gifts which came to $10, so used my $5 off $15 coupon to pick up washcloths for free.  Plus at a party $5 gift exchange she got a scarf she plans to pack in a shoebox.





Finally some great items crafted by my mother and sister:  pencil bagstote bag, and Aunt Ida Hats.


Spent from shoebox packing budget: $41.74 

Saved $110.40 or 72% through clearance 

December 1, 2018

OCC Shoebox Stockpile Saturday ~ Starting on Next Year ~ 12/1/2018

So, it's never too early to get started on next year's shoebox prep! :)  So, even while we're cleaning up and cataloging from this year's packing party we've been getting ready for next year's.  I stopped by a charity thrift store.  Now we can't send used items, but  I found two games new in package, 2 unused coloring books, 4 model dinosaurs that don't look used at all, and an educational toy that's packaging is messed up, but insides look new (so I'll just re-package which I often do, anyways).
Stopped by Harbor Freight and used some coupons to  pick up some screw drivers to put in the 10-14 boy boxes for next year, we have a few of the sets of screws left that we put together last year that we can put with these.

 
My mom and sister have been busy crafting for our shoeboxes:  pencil bagstote bag, lovie blankets, and Aunt Ida Hats.



And, finally, here's a video of all the goodies we ordered online on Black Friday/Cyber Monday:




             
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