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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Thankful R Us!


I spent the afternoon shopping for pre-homeschooling convention bargains at a local resource center, and in my view, mission accomplished! Everything was slightly used, and here's what I found: I did my best pricing everything out retail, and I think I came up with between $275 & $300 dollars (give or take $50 or so dollars) for all of the items, and I was able to purchase them in very good condition for $141.oo, and because they were having a 50% off sale, it then reduced the bill to $70.50! Favorite items are: the GeoSafari Game with multiple card sets(not shown). It's one of the prehistoric models but works beautifully! , 7X9" Christ Centered Phonics Card Sets (I purchased 3, using 2 as gifts for two new-to-homeschooling friends), the Usborne books-4 in total, the Phonics Fraction Manipulative kit, Eagles Wings Considering God's Creation Science Curriculum (been eyeing this all year!), plus pretty much everything else I was able to purchase-17 items total. God is good!

They say you should eat before going to the grocery story, and I'm hoping this little shopping venture will curb my appetite at the convention as well.

9 comments:

Mari said...

You did great!!!

Susan said...

You did wonderful!!! I know how good it makes you feel when you've shopped wisely and been a good steward of HIS blesses to us.
Susan

Kathy said...

Stewardship is a multi-faceted process, and that's where He's working on us right now. Living within our means, saving, learning to say no a little better, etc. : )

Red Writing said...

Good job!

Elizabeth said...

Great job Kathy!!!

Mary Lee said...

Way to go Kathy. Bargains are always good!! P.S. will post soon.

Kathy said...

Oops. Nix Dan and insert Kathy. okay, let's try this again, "Yay!" And I really mean it, Mary Lee! : )

Michelle said...

Wonderful finds! We love Considering God's Creation - love that you look up bible verses for each lesson! :-)

Kathy said...

Michelle, it's good to hear your positive review on Considering God's Creation. I just returned from the homeschooling convention and I saw another science that I really like, but I just need to limit myself. We already have Apologia, but I feel like we need shorter lessons (Considering God's Creation) and can use Apologia along with it if we like.