So to make up for Saturday, I've been posting things we don't need on Craigslist this morning. I still need to post my old dishes since that's what we actually replaced. My goal is to make at least as much as we spent on the new dishes (since I did get such a great deal on them... more below on that). So far, I've posted a pack that attaches to a bike frame, our collection of Disney movies on VHS (our VCR died this spring so we haven't been able to watch them; plus whenever anyone wants to watch a movie, they always go to the DVDs first anyway), a spiderman costume (which I bought on clearance to use as a gift or for when friends come over to play but it's just sat in the closet for almost a year), a toddler swing (Princess Naked Toes likes a big girl swing now), and a snowsuit. I still have a few more items to go add.
As I took the stickers off our new plates and put them in the dishwasher, I discovered that regular price on those plates is $9.99! So I got really nice plates for about 1/3rd of their regular cost. I had forgotten too that those purchases came with the Kohl's dollars which I'll be heading back to Kohl's to use at the end of this week. Maybe I'll look for serving dishes to go with my new dishes... or a little something for me.
And an update on using the new plates, Saturday's dinner was definitely smaller because I used the smaller plates. But Sunday night, my husband opted for paper plates because he had filled the dishwasher with bowls when making chocolate chip cookies. Kind of defeats the fewer calories from dinner the night before though.
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