I don't really like Valentine's Day, so I planned a shopping trip with my boss for yesterday. She said that day worked for her, so we went out for lunch and then went to a few thrift stores in Des Moines, which is about an hour away. I never go to Des Moines, it was really fun.
We went to a place called Zombie Burger for lunch, basically it has all kinds of burgers and sandwiches named with Zombie names. I'm not sure what mine was called, but it was a portobello deep fried with fixings of a hamburger, it was wonderful.
Our first stop was Salvation Army, I don't go to Salvation Army much, but I learned as we were browsing, they will try to sell anything. It's amazing what they had for sale. The premise of this trip was to get some cool clothes, but as you'll see, I didn't end up with that many clothes.
Next stop was a nicer thrift store, I don't remember what it was called:
Next up was a thrift shop where the proceeds went toward feeding animals.
Next up was another Salvation Army
I'd read of pay by pound Goodwills and while they sound interesting, when I found we had one, I realized I don't really like them. I don't like digging, I also thought it was sad that any games were scattered throughout the giant bins you have to dig through. There were a ton of beanie babies in there, and I mostly bought stuffed animals because they were cute, and basically free. It was also about 8pm and I was getting mighty tired.
Last stop was another Goodwill:
Here are a few more things I picked up there.
I had a really fun time. Like I said, I don't like Valentines since I've been single, Tuesdays are my normal days off, so I knew I'd be at home bummed. We thought we should do it again, I hope next time to actually buy clothes. I also didn't get anything for Valentine's Day which I expected.
I really want to go shopping at the after Valentine's sales. I wanted to go today until I remembered I had to work a game tonight. I did just go to all the stores last Friday and I don't need anything else, but I love getting the chocolate cheaper and I want to see if Hobby Lobby has any somewhat cheaper double sided 12x12 papers. I made a stuffed envelope the other day with a 12x12 paper and while I like how it turned out, I wish I had something with better designs on both sides.