Saturday Steals Recap and Shiver Me Timbers

Hi, guys. We had another titillating weekend of steals—let’s take a look at what was showcased, shall we?


Shesten, who is going back to school after a long hiatus (huzzah, Shesten!) found a book she needed for her class for only $2.55, and she got free shipping! (I never qualify for free shipping.)

Maureen caught the cooking bug and grilled up some gourmet-style green chile cheeseburgers, which she calculated cost her less than half what she’d’ve paid at a restaurant.

Leah got throw pillows for her awesome grey couch at a fraction of their original prices from the Pottery Barn outlet (I had no idea they had an outlet—I have been missing out, clearly).

Chloe got this adorable overnight bag for her birthday (gifted by her parents for her to use on her HONEYMOON, ooh la la).

(private link, I’m sorry) got this “ugly as sin” (her words, not mine) rocking chair/recliner for only $12.50! While she admits that it is really very ugly, she has plans to slipcover it. Knowing her talents, I have no doubt she will make a boutique item out of it.

Chelsie got this copy of Mockingjay for $8.50, pre-ordered, plus free shipping. Add that to the many hours of delicious literary enjoyment I’m sure she squeezed out of it, and you’ve got the steal that keeps on giving.

(I haven’t read Mockingjay yet, but I’ve heard the ending leaves much to be desired. No spoilers, please, but what did you think of it? Was Chelsie’s steal really a steal after all, or was she, in fact, stolen from?)


As for me, I would just like to announce that on this, the thirtieth day of August, 2010, my house was FIFTY-FIVE DEGREES when I woke up shivering this morning. The thermostat has gradually been reading lower and lower temperatures. I thought it was cold yesterday when it was sixty-six, and now I’ve got the heater SET to sixty-six to warm me up from fifty-five.

Yes, friends, you read it right: I turned my heater on. I tried so hard to hold out till September, but I am weak and undeserving. And my heater is on in August.

O, Canada…

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13 Responses to Saturday Steals Recap and Shiver Me Timbers

  1. DeAnna says:

    Yet Again another week where I was too busy to find a steal or even to post a steal.

    LOL! I have had my heater on at night for the last week…it SUCKS!! Maybe we’ll be lucky and this cold spell will turn into an Indian Summer and be warm all thru September like last year.

  2. Molly says:

    it was a smidgeon cooler outside last night, as in, wow, its almost not scalding hot out after dark… but I am still sweating to death in my house… makes me wish for cold..

    No steals for me this week…

  3. Alex says:

    I have to say Mockingjay was kind of disappointing (but I also got it cheap on Amazon, so I don’t feel cheated!). The author summarized some big events that I wanted more details on, and then spent lots of time describing things that didn’t matter much.

  4. Cristin says:

    I loved Mockingjay, but I have to say that wasn’t much of a steal. I also got it for $8, free shipping, pre-ordered from Amazon. I mean, the book says $17.95 on it I think, so maybe we’re ALL getting the steal.

  5. I finally got mine Saturday. People say the ending left things to be desired because it didn’t get their hearts racing.

    I wasn’t too impressed with the book in general. It was an unsupported story line and the character development, aside from a choice few, was horrible. I’m not sure if her writing style just worked for the content of the previous two, or if it’s something else. I’d need to read it again (or try. I was uninterested or unconvinced for much of it).

  6. Amy says:

    I turned my heater on too. I also am a wimp.
    I can’t remember if you were sending a newsletter about piano or not? Just let me know.

  7. Mike says:

    Dude, I wish it was cold here. I’m tired of the heat.

  8. dunno says:

    i only WISH i had a heater.

  9. Crap! I forgot to set my alarm. Doing it as we speak. Next week’s Saturday Steals will not go unnoticed.

  10. Dutch girl says:

    Ha! Just before I read this post, my heater started working for the first time in months! It’s only cold in the morning though. But I wish I could go on a beach holiday, I really need more sun..

  11. Shesten says:

    @Cristin – yes, we’re all getting that same steal. And Scholastic, the publisher is none too happy about the price wars over Mockingjay. They’re the losers, while we’re the winners! Steals all around!

    @shirley elizabeth – I gave up and read the last chapter. I hated the way it ended, so I threw it across the room. Then I walked over and picked it up and threw it again. Amen to all of those things you said about MJ.

    For all you heater people, I thought I got a steal in a new programmable thermostat, only to find that when I set it to cool for the first time and left for the day, that it was not compatible with my unit, and when I returned, my house was 101° and I was dying trying to get the original thermostat back on so that I could get my house air conditioned back down to the mid-70s. Oh how I wish I needed a heater in August!

  12. Marilyn says:

    Yea. I remember having my heater on 60 degrees ferinheight when I lived in England. My toes seriously froze all winter.

  13. Maureen says:

    It was 66 degrees this morning, and I felt cold. Sad day.

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