Sarah loves Pez, I love Craig’s List

My Aunt Lori has always been good at firsts. Took me to get my first bra. Painted my fingernails for the first time (man was my mom MAD!). Showed me my first movie rated above a “G”. When I first found out I was pregnant with Sarah she made sure she was the first to give her a stuffed animal – the one that later became her beloved “Tubby Hobokin”.

Of course, this visit was no exception. Sarah was introduced to the world of Pez. In typical Aunt Lu fashion she got the idea in her head, announced “I want to get Sarah a Pez” and had my mom marching out the door to the grocery store within minutes.

The experience was certainly not a disappointment…




Changing gears.

Be forewarned, I’m about to show you a terrible photo. If you come here for good photography, look away. But I’m SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS…

SARAH’S NEW KITCHEN!!!

Eversince Jennie posted a comment last month about finding the play kitchen I wanted on New Hampshire’s Craig’s List I’ve been stalking the place. While in Nashville I found this one for $30.00 (!!!) and I almost peed my pregnant pants. I know I was supposed to wait and give it to her for her birthday but hiding two items this large in a house that’s about as big as my thumb just wasn’t happening.

Moral of the story: if you’re not familiar with Craig’s List then check it out! Just stay away from the personal section…looks a little scary!

(p.s. I think we’re gonna hit 100,000 today!)

JaniceAugust 29, 2007 - 10:33 am

What a great deal you got on that kitchen!!!!!! Gsoh, I really should check out Craig’s list more often. Looks like Sarah was enjoying her new appliances! ;-D

KimberlyAugust 29, 2007 - 10:37 am

What a cute “side by side” fridge! I bet she’s gonna play with her new kitchen 24/7!

JenAugust 29, 2007 - 10:45 am

yeah i looooove craigslist..i have found (and sold) so much cool stuff on there!

meganAugust 29, 2007 - 10:49 am

Holy cow. I would have peed my pants, too. That kitchen is awesome.

J.J. KillinsAugust 29, 2007 - 10:50 am

oh yay i love the kitchen! and craigslist! i have sold so much stuff on there…even a car!

starfitchAugust 29, 2007 - 10:56 am

LOVE Craigslist and love that kitchen! We are on the hunt for one for Christmas.

kristinaAugust 29, 2007 - 11:40 am

What a great deal! That kitchen is SO cute! Love the pez photos, too! 😉

JessicaAugust 29, 2007 - 11:48 am

erin.
pez is good to use on your camera shoe for little ones to look at while you shoot away!

BeckyAugust 29, 2007 - 12:14 pm

I have to apologize – I’ve been a “lurker” of your blog for quite some time…I love your photography and aspire to get photos of my daughter halfway as good as yours. So when you say to avert your eyes from the bad photo – I’m like, “that’s what all my photos look like!” Anyway, I love seeing all of Sarah’s experiences – my daughter is 2 months younger and you give me lots of ideas for my Zoe. Seriously never thought of a play kitchen until now! Thanks for sharing!

amberAugust 29, 2007 - 12:36 pm

Hmmmm…I just might have to scope out Craigs List. My hubby has used it for some stuff but I hadn’t thought about it for toys! Maybe I will find the red Maclaren Triumph I’ve been wanting…thanks for the tip! Congrats on the fabulous score in Nashville for Pi’bear and for hitting 100,000 today! 🙂

JennieAugust 29, 2007 - 12:45 pm

oh my, i got a link! 🙂 so glad you were able to find one you liked! i’ve been stalking craig’s list since that day, too, trying to find an awesome deal on a swingset/climber thing for the backyard! 🙂

AnonymousAugust 29, 2007 - 1:16 pm

Love that little kitchen!!! So cute…wish we could come over and play! Colleen W.

kristinaAugust 29, 2007 - 1:43 pm

Hey Erin –

Quick clarification – did you find that kitchen set in a STORE in Nashville or on Craig’s List from someone in Nashville? If in a store, please do share that info! Christmas is right around the corner!! Thanks!

AmandaAugust 29, 2007 - 1:54 pm

So cute. I love the kitchen picture!!!!

Mama JoAugust 29, 2007 - 2:00 pm

Love the pics. It’s a good thing that you’re pregnant because I regretfully have to say that Sarah is losing her baby look. Another stage to go through. Love, Mama JO

DebbieAugust 29, 2007 - 2:17 pm

Never heard of Craig’s List and oh my gosh! $30!! That’s one cute little kitchen to match one cute little girl.

AmyAugust 29, 2007 - 2:17 pm

Goodness, where have I been all day? You posted this at 9 this morning and already 15 comments!

Love the kitchen. . . maybe you can stock it with appliances or cookware for her birthday!

SharonAugust 29, 2007 - 3:01 pm

I haven’t been checked out Craigs List yet… Maybe I should stay away… I can’t resist a great deal… hummm. What a cool find! Okay! I’m gonna go and check it out. I’m blaming you if I go crazy! 😉

MarciAugust 29, 2007 - 3:14 pm

Wow, I saw that kitchen, but someone wanted WAY more then $30. She’s going to have so much fun with it.

erinAugust 29, 2007 - 3:18 pm

Jessica, awesome Pez tip…thanks!

Kristina, I found the kitchen used on Craigs List in Nashville. I usually check all the lists for all the cities where I have remotely close relatives, figuring I could drive to pick it up and see family too. (or, better yet, have them bring it to me!) I happened to be checking the Nashville site while I was there this weekend so it worked out perfectly.

Thanks for the comment, MamaJo. It’s fun to see you on here!

Shana-LynnAugust 29, 2007 - 3:24 pm

You weren’t kidding…good find.

Aunt LuAugust 29, 2007 - 7:13 pm

Thanks for sharing Sarah she really does remind me of you oh so many years ago. Give her a big kiss for me and tell her I’ll have more Pez the next time I see her.

LisaAugust 29, 2007 - 7:36 pm

I LOVE the kitchen! That is too cute! I also love Craig’s list but the nearest city for us is 1.5 hours away so it isn’t perfect for us, but we have still bought some big items on it!

Shannon K.August 29, 2007 - 7:48 pm

Mmmm…Pez. There’s a blast from the past! That kitchen is awesome! I love good deals and that is definitely a good deal!

mandyAugust 30, 2007 - 6:04 am

I do love the kitchen! Ansley can’t wait to come over & check it out. I can’t believe…100,000!

SusieAugust 30, 2007 - 8:19 am

Dude, ERin, the kitchen is so cool. Can I come play?

erinAugust 30, 2007 - 11:09 am

Anytime Susie!!!

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