Until then, we try to be frugal people. And by "we" I really mean me. Zack is one of those guys who never buys anything except his favorite highlighters (for studying) and gasoline on the rare occasion. I do think we do a good job and keeping things minimal.
Because of this I often find myself paroozing through our local Goodwill store. If you can get past the "used by a complete stranger" part of this, it is a pretty great store and can save you TONS of money! Most often I look through the toy section to find great things for Elise. Here are some of the awesome things I have found:
Here you will see a vintage Fisher-Price Garage (I had one growing up and loved it! Especially the elevator for cars!), 6 awesome Care Bears, pink shopping cart, and inside the cart are these awsome Crayola Jumbles that were practically new!
I was SO excited when I saw the LeapFrog 'Learn and Groove Musical Talbe'- I had almost bough one from craigslist and lucked out and found this for $4!! I also found these great Melissa & Doug puzzles and the classic vaccuum popper!
My last "show and tell" picture shows the Fisher-Price Family Play Farm (I swear it was brand new), a Little People truck that sings songs and makes the "back up" noise, and there are always lots and lots of great board books for only .59 cents! Have I sold you yet?
Now don't worry...I fully inspect them before I buy and they also get a soapy scrubby bubble bath followed by a dip in the Clorox Bleach pool before Miss Elise is ever allowed to touch anything :) We have found some awsome stuff to say the least!! You should check out yours and let me know what you find. Are there any other great used places I should know about?