Just got done dropping off a box of toys for Toys for Tots this year!
Big shout out and thank you to Brentwood Library in TN for being a donation drop off site!
As usual, I tend to look for toys on sale so I can make my money go further and this year I got really cool Playmobil and Barbie along with some games.
I usually try and show y’all the actual toys and take pics of them in the box, but I forgot this time. Brentwood is a 3ish hour drive away so my sister and mother decided to come along and we traded some books at McKays too.
I will neither confirm nor deny that I found an absolutely fabulous book series while there (I’m hoping to get them for Christmas!).
Back to Toys for Tots!
The cost of the toys this year would have been around $365.75 (give or take a few cents), but I ended up paying only $141.96!!!
Part of this is because my sister shops at Kohls and gives me the kohls cash (because it has to be used before she has a need to shop again), I have a B&N membership now that got me an extra 10% off toys already half off, and I intentionally look for the clearance aisle and shop throughout the year.
This gives me a chance to spend a little at a time so that it doesn’t take away from paying bills or buying gas, etc…
I did a good job this year and since I know that Brentwood’s library is a drop off site I’ll be checking them out next year and planning a little more in advance!
That’s all for this week, but don’t forget that Christmas is coming and my family is really trying this year to have Christmas in December. This means that either two small posts or a REALLY long one will be coming soon because it’s tradition at this point.
Honestly I’m hoping my mama got me more jeans this year. I was going to buy some, but it was already November and she asked for me to wait since that’s an easy present to get.
Praying y’all have a fabulous week and I’ll see you next time!!