Thursday, October 29, 2009

Payless Deal of the Day!!!

This deal is for Thursday, October 29 - Friday, October 30 so you'll need to hurry! Go here to print a 50% off EVERYTHING in the STORE coupon from The Oprah Winfrey Show! This should make for a great deal of the day! Happy Shopping!!!!

Taster's Choice

In our house at Christmas we set up a small buffet that stays up all week long. We include homemade treats, candy, cookies, crackers, nuts and other goodies. We also include tea, hot cocoa, drink mixes and these delicious Taster's Choice coffee sticks. Since we're not heavy coffee drinkers its nice to have these on hand so I don't have to keep a pot of coffee going. I keep a thermal pot filled with hot water so its ready when anyone wants a hot beverage. You can go here to try these verities and maybe you will be hooked too!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


A Thrifty Mom posted this on her page and I have really enjoyed all the treasures on this site. Our youngest loves playing on the computer so I just turn it on and let him play. Go here to check out all the goodies.

Paula Deen

We love Paula Deen in our house and we love the Paula Magazine. Now you can get caught up with year bundle for just $12.99! What a great Christmas gift for the cook in your family! Go here or click on the photo below for all the details. Enjoy!

People ask me all the time if I named my business after Paula Deen and the Lady and Sons Restaurant. Well, truth be told, I did not know who Paula Dees was at the time we named our business so the answer would be no. I came up with The Cookie Lady and Sons name because when I would make cookies and chocolate dipped treats and sell them people would call me the cookie lady. The did not know my name but they knew I made cookies. Then because we were selling business to business and the boys helped me I just decided to call it The Cookie Lady and Sons. The name stuck and we have made thousands of treats and literally thousands of our delicious Smore on a Stick which I will share with you sometime soon.

Monday, October 26, 2009

What Will You Give This Christmas?

Its the most wonderful time of the year. Can't you just hear that song ringing in your ears? Well, for some this year is going to be the most stressful time of the year. This year has been a tough year for us as it is for many people in our nation. With the holidays fast approaching I've been thinking about what type of gifts I can give my family that will fit into a very small budget. I hear people say all the time, "Its not going to be a good Christmas this year because we just don't have any extra." I hope you don't fall into that trap. I hope you will start now, planning for not a good Christmas but a GREAT one! Sometimes, the best gifts are gifts that cost very little. This year is a tough year for millions of people and we are not exempt. We are blessed however with two boys who never ask for expensive items, two boys who never one time have fussed about getting clothes or shoes from the thrift store, two boys who never demand bigger and better. Each year they are more then grateful for what they receive. Because of this attitude it really takes the burden of Christmas off our shoulders knowing they will be thankful no matter what ends up under the tree. One of my favorite things to do at Christmas is give gifts to my family so instead of falling into the "woe is me trap", I've learned that with just a little planning we can create a special Christmas and still give gifts to give our family. I LOVE giving and seeing the vast array of Christmas paper under the tree on Christmas Eve. I always spend a little time alone on Christmas Eve sitting in the living room with all the light off except for the Christmas tree. I just spend a little time alone with the Lord thanking him for His many blessings and reflecting on the meaning of the special day. There are so many things I love about Christmas that I look forward to sharing with you through out this season.

The following is my top 10 list of items you can give that cost very little but will mean so much...

  1. Homemade Coupon Booklet - My parents love these. We include items like wash the car, fix a meal, clean house, mow the lawn, be creative and present it in a creative way.

  2. Scrapbook of Memories - My sister-in-law gave scrapbook calendars out a few years ago and my Mom loved it.
  3. Homemade Jewelery and Crafts - Now don't fall into the "I'm not a crafter trap" making jewelery and crafts is very simple. Its just like ever other adventure in your life, you have to teach yourself to become crafty. If you go to the craft store and ask they are happy to show you or you can take a class for just a few dollars. If you can tie a knot, you can create a beautiful piece of jewelery. I love the button broaches. Glue old buttons to a scrap of felt or a cut out shape, layer with your favorite buttons, glue a pen backing and your done. Easy but what a great gift, especially if you're creative with your buttons maybe use buttons from your child's dress or your Grandmothers nightgown. Again, be creative you can do it! Go here for more great button crafts from Martha Stewart. Make sure when you're creating a craft, its something YOU would want and not just junk that will end up in the trash or on the worst Christmas gift list!
  4. Homemade Play-dough - Recipe: 1 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of salt, 1 1/2 tsp of vegetable oil, 1/3 cup cold water, 7-10 drops, Gallon Zip Lock Bag. Mix flour, salt and oil mix well and set to the side. Next add food coloring with water. Now, add water to flour mixture and put in a gallon zip lock bag. Knead. Store in Refrigerator. You can put several colors in small containers, decorate with stickers, put in a basket with some cookie cutters, some wiggle eyes, pipe cleaners and some plastic knives and you have a great gift that any child would love! I bet they will get hours of fun out of this gift!

  5. Good Books - Did you know the local thrift shops sells used books and cookbooks? I find good books all the time and many of them are brand new! Just last week I purchased 12 children's hardback books for just $7.80. Four of the books sold new for $16.99 each. On 12 hardback books I I saved $139.00!!! All but 2 were brand new. When I get a book I always look to see if there are pages missing and I make sure there is no writing on the inside. This would make a great gift for anyone on your list.

  6. Homemade Goodies - I don't know about your parents, but my parents never really ask for anything. When I was little I would ask Dad what he wanted for Christmas and he would always say, "Oh, just a hug and a kiss." Now that I am grown he still says that but I like to give him more then that. My Mom always says she likes service gifts. Gifts to help her in daily life. A few years ago I froze and vacuum sealed three week of meals and gave them to her for Christmas. She was thrilled to have three weeks of meals to fill her freezer. Look in you're cookbooks, I bet you have something yummy you could make that would brighten the recipients day.

  7. Family Cookbook - We all have those cherished recipes that will be forever gone if they don't get written down and passed from generation to generation. I know my husband would give his right arm (well, maybe not is right arm but definitely his left arm) to have his Grandmas Vegetable Soup recipe but it was never written down so its gone forever. A few years ago I made a Family Cookbook. I did not have a fancy cookbook program so I just typed it in Word took it to the office supply store and had them bound. For just a few dollars each everyone had a family cookbook. I gave them the cookbook in a basket with a few supplies they would need to make a particular recipe, a loaf of homemade bread (yes, I cheated and used the frozen self rising bread dough in the grocery freezer section - It was only $1 a loaf and its so good) and a jar of jelly. It cost me less then $20 per family but made a beautiful gift. I found the baskets at the thrift shop and basket filler at Dollar Tree. I still use that cookbook and need to update it again.

  8. Homemade Greeting Cards or Stationary - One year I made everyone a stationary kit complete with personalized address labels which I printed from my computer. I purchased a clip art disc for $5 and made each family their own personalized labels. They were so cute!

  9. Music CD's - A few year's ago Mark's Mom sent us 6 CD's of music she downloaded she even created a homemade label for each one. We love them and still listen to them today. Many songs were songs Mark used to sing with his Grandma and the songs from her funeral. They are really special to him.
  10. Jar of Memories - What a special gift this is. It takes time to create, but what a gift. Take small pieces of paper and write memories or notes to a loved on. Place in a jar and put a note on the jar like "Daily Encouragement" or "Gratitude Jar" or "Know You Are Loved" or "Thanks For The Memories". This is fun to do each year at Christmas then the next Christmas you can read them. Save them year after year and they will become more precious as time passes by.

So, do you have any gift giving ideas for Christmas? Come back next Monday for another top 10 list. I would love to hear your ideas too!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

I apologize for photos missing from my meals this week, my husband had my camera and I kept forgetting to get it from him. Today when I asked about its location he brought it to me and I kissed it and said, "I've missed you honey!" My husband rolled his eyes and said, "Oh, brother!" It was quiet a funny moment! Anyway, we are back in the camera business! Yeah!!!!

This week in my husbands office they had doctor appreciation day so needless to say, they had a feast. He is good for getting recipes when he likes something so he came home with this Buffalo Chicken recipe and came home telling me all about how delicious it was. The recipe calls for it to be baked; however, he had it cold and liked it much better cold (and I mean out of the refrigerator cold) so try it hot then the next day enjoy it cold!
  • 8oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Rance Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 cup Hotsauce
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1 can (12.5oz) White Can Chicken Breast in Water, drained

How To Prepare

  • Heat oven to 350 dergees
  • In mixing bowl stir cream cheese and ranch dressing until smooth
  • Add hotsauce, cheese and chicken
  • Bake 20min or until mixture is heated through, stir
  • Serve with Tostitos Scoops, Celery or Ritz Crackers

Lego Coupon

Toys R Us has been having some great sales the past few weeks. This week you can go here to print a 15% off coupon for all LEGO Construction Sets. Since our son is just getting into LEGO (this is his photo) I think I'll take a trip to the big toy store this week and see if I can find a Christmas gift. Hurry because the sale ends Saturday, October 31. Go here to find a store near you and to find all the sales this week. Be sure to sign up for the new rewards card for even more savings and deals.

Rite Aid Coupon

I love getting these coupons! Go here for another $5 off $25 coupon for Rite Aid. I like to print two, one for Rite Aid one for our local grocery store. Many stores will let you use them as a competitors coupon. Now many drug stores have started a new video program where you can earn points just for watching short videos. If you watch they will reward you with coupons. Go here for the Rite Aid program and start earning rewards today so you can save tomorrow.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Menu Planning Monday

I just love planning my menu each week. To tell you the truth, its saving me more money because I know what I am going to fix and I don't come home with items that just sit in my pantry. This past week I was able to stock up on meat and dry goods so I am set for about two weeks. In our house we are gearing up for Christmas so I am currently working on our Christmas menu. Christmas in our house last about 10 days with family coming to dinner every night. Its the best time of year and we are looking forward to being together once again. I've been busy stocking the pantry and getting the house ready for this special time. I look forward to sharing our special plans with you and would love to hear about your plans too. This week on our menu are the following meals:

Sunday - BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, Mom L Potatoes, Corn and Salad
(Go here to check out the way I cooked this meal - so quick and soooo easy)

Monday - Slow Cooker Minute Steak, Scalloped Potatoes & Mixed Vegetables

Tuesday - Chicken Noodle Soup & Grilled Cheese

Wednesday - Baked Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Green Beans & Salad

Thursday - Red Beans & Rice with Corn Bread

Friday - Tacos

Saturday - Party Food and Family Over (menu to follow)

Go here to see more great menus at Menu Planning Monday with .

Slow Cooker Liners

Okay, so by now you know how much I love Slow Cooker Liners and to let you in on a little secret, I often wake up thinking about a recipe creation and can't get it off my mind until I make it. That's what happen when I woke up this morning. I don't know about you but I hate cooking on Sunday. Its not so much the cooking as it is the clean up. Our budget does not allow for us to go out to eat every Sunday so over the years I have tried to come up with quick and easy meals for Sunday. Since my husband is now working two jobs and does not get to eat with us until Saturday and Sunday I like to have a hot meal for him on Sunday (well, most of the time). Today I was making BBQ Chicken Tenders, Mom L's Potatoes, Corn and Salad. Cooking the meat is always easy but I don't like coming home and cooking all the little side dishes and taking an hour to get lunch on the table. So, this morning I was trying to decide what to do because I knew the BBQ Chicken Tenders that I wanted to cook would not fill the crock pot (for best results when cooking in a slow-cooker is needs to be at least 3/4 full). Then I thought about my side dishes and it came to me....Fix it all in the slow-cooker in my favorite slow-cooker liners!

I put a liner in a bowl, added the chicken

Then added the 1/2 bottle BBQ Sauce, 1/4 cup Grape Jelly and Seasoned Salt
I pulled the bag out of the bowl, mixed it together by squeezing the bag (gently) and set it to the side.

Next, I put another liner in the bowl, washed and sliced the potatoes and placed them in the liner. Added 4 pads of butter, small sliced onion and again seasoned with Seasoned Salt
Pulled that bag out, gave it a light toss and set it to the side.

Then added one more bag to the bowl, filled it with frozen corn, a few pads of butter and a little sea salt. Removed it from the bowl, gave it a little mixing and set it to the side.
I tied each bag in a loose knot and and placed the items that would take the longest to cook in first. Since I was using my large oval cooker, I put meat on the left, potatoes on the right then added the bag of corn on top.
Since it was already 9AM and we wanted to eat lunch around 12:45 PM I went ahead and turned the cooker on high and when we came home.....
We had the best Sunday meal ever! Everything was done and ready to serve. Added a fresh salad which I made the night before and we were eating right after everyone changed clothes. Lunch in 10 minutes and the best part.....
Clean up was a snap! Which left more time for a good Sunday nap!!!

Chocolate Cupakes!!!

Go here for $1 coupon for Little Debbie Cupcakes! Yummy! Go here for a fun contest and maybe you will earn a sweet ride!!!

The Childrens Place

Click on the photo above for a 15% off coupon which is good until November 16th. The Children's PLACE has a new rewards program. For ever $1 you spend you will receive 1 Point. Once you earn 75 points, you'll get a $10 rewards coupon in the mail. Go here to sign up and you'll get 20 free point!!!
You can also go here to sign up for the rewards program at Gymboree!
They are offering double points right now!

Coffee Mate

Go here to print a coupon for BOGO Free Coffee Mate. I like to get these at Dollar General because they are only $1!

Scotch Office Supplies

Go here to print some great coupons for Scotch office supplies. I've seen many of these items on clearance and you can print as many coupons as needed because they are in a PDF file. Hope you find some good deals this week!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thera Flu

Oh, the flu is all around us! We had it at the beginning of the season and we are hoping to avoid it again now that it is even more wide spread. When we were sick TheraFlu made it a little better. Go here to register and print a $2 off coupon so you have extra to buy a can of Chicken Noodle Soup.

Pineapple Coupon

Go here to print a .75cent off coupon for a yummy pineapple. Plant the top in soil for a beautiful flower. Go here for some simple planting instructions. Its a fun project to do with your little ones. I like to create a pineapple boat for gatherings, go here to learn how to create a boat that is sure to impress at your next party.

Adidas Knit Caps

Time for winter! Go here to print your coupon and
here to find an outlet center near you.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Its A New Day

Do you ever have time in your life when the Lord deals with you on a certain subject? I know I do and when He speaks to me I consider it a privilege and an honor and I want to do all I can to “clean up my act”. This week the Lord has really been dealing with me about my words. It started last week when I over heard a very well dressed, very proper looking Mother talking to her 10-12 year old son. We were in a store and this young man was showing his Mom a toy he found. I heard the Mom say to her son, “Put that back on the shelf, I would never buy that ARE YOU STUPID OR WHAT!” In an instant you could see the young mans shoulders drop, his self worth go right on the shelf with the toy and tears well up in his eyes and I am sure a few blocks of own resentment and bitterness were added to his wall. Oh, my heart broke for that young man. I wanted to put my arms around him and encourage him and tell him no, he is not stupid. I thought to myself what harsh words coming from the one person who should be his cheerleader, the one person who should be on his side, the one person who when the world hurts him she should be the one who is there encouraging not one that is throwing the bricks too. When I see things like this happen in public I always wonder what horrible things are happening in private. I don’t know what happen between that Mother and child for her to have so much anger and bitterness against him but it really put a burden in my heart to watch my words. No, I may never say such horrible despicable words to my children but do my words always encourage, do my words always build up? I am sad to say the answer to those questions is no.

This evening I was listening to a woman speak and she talked about how God chose to take her 17 year old son home to be with the Lord just two months ago. She talked about how just three days prior to him going home with the Lord she called and left him a message on his phone telling him how much she loved him and how he was such a blessing to their family. It brought tears to my eyes as I thought back to the young man I saw earlier in the week and wondered if anyone told that young man he was loved, if anyone put their arms around him and told him how proud they are of him. Then I began thinking about myself and wondered how many times this week I got angry or fussed for really no reason. How many time did I tear down and not build up. Have I been an encouragement to my children this week? Have I been a encouragement to my husband this week? The verses that we teach our children have been going through my mind…

Ephesians 4:32
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Psalm 19:13
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

As hard as it was to see that young man go through the wrath of a hormonal mother, it has been an eye opener for me this week and a reminder that words hurt and cut to the bone. I don’t want to be that type of Mom or that type of wife. Today is a new day, today is a day to build up and not tear down. Today is day for a fresh start and today is a day for me to appreciate what God has given me and rejoice and be glad in it. I hope today will be a new day for you as well.

Psalm 118:24
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we (I, Rachel) will rejoice and be glad in it.

Support The Cause

Support Breast Cancer Awareness and get a free gift! Go here to find out how you can get a cute little pink pastry box kit. You can also click here to sign up for an early detection plan and reminder system.

Yankee Candle Coupon

Go here to print another $10 off any Yankee Candle product purchase of $25 of more! Just a hint on a good deal....keep an eye on Cracker Barrel's clearance section. Last time while on a trip I found a set of summer candles for pennies! They were $25.99 marked down to $9.99 used my coupon and just had to pay the tax! That was a good deal.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

CVS Coupon

I've been trying to find one of the $5/$25 coupons that work this week but every link I tried it would stop working. I was happy to find this one here that as of this posting is working and does not expire until 11/04/09.

Embroidered Seersucker Shirtdress

This cute summer seersucker shirtdress is marked down from $34.99 to just $4.49! You'll be happy you stocked up when Summer comes back around.
Go here for all the details. Use code FQR at check out for .99 cent shipping!
Now that will make for a Deal of the Day!!!

Denny's Coupon


Go here for a 50% coupon! Wow! Just think of the deals!
Coupon valid through October 24, 2009.

Disney PJ's

We have several Christmas traditions in our house and one is getting new PJ's on Christmas Eve. Over the years I've started the hunt for PJ's early because they can be so expensive. We love getting into their new PJ's on Christmas Eve and watching a Christmas movie before "Santa" comes for a visit. This evening I was excited to find a great deal on Disney PJ's! Go here go get them on a BOGO FREE sale!!! Then enter promo code CABIN15 for an additional 15% off! Its a great time to start a tradition of your own. Hurry! Sale expires 10/22/09

GAP Coupon

Go here to print a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase at GAP, BabyGap, GapBody, GapKids and GapMaternity!

Offer valid through October 31, 2009. Happy Shopping!


Wow! A $5 Kohl's gift card! Go here to print your coupon today! Offer expires October 24, 2009. Great to put towards a Christmas gift! Then go here to print 15% off your entire purchase! Thanks Mommy Saves Big

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Clearance Sales

Did you know you can go to your favorite online stores and type "clearance" in the search engine and you'll get to see sale items that are tucked away? Try it! Maybe you'll find a great deal today!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Menu Planning Monday

Sunday - Sloppy Joes, Baked Beans & Veggies with Dip

Monday - Left-Overs

Tuesday - Eggs, Bacon, Biscuit & Gravy

Wednesday - BBQ Chicken, Apple Glazed Sweet Potatoes & Green Beans

Thursday - Shrimp & Corn Chowder with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Garlic Toast

Friday - Homemade Pizza (our boys are having a sleepover-this is their choice)

Saturday - Chicken Lo Mein & Eggs Rolls

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Monopoly Disney Pixar

Having two boys who like the Disney movies and who are just getting into Monopoly I was excited to find them this Pixar Edition on clearance here from $34.99 to just $14.99! They will be excited to get this for Christmas and I'm sure it will bring some good family memories!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Free Blockbuster Movie

Enjoy this code for a FREE 1 night DVD rental from the Blockbuster Express kiosk: Use this code “GW9RAC” through 10/21/09. Go HERE to check for a kiosk in your area. Add a bag of popcorn and you're set for a relaxing weekend.

Pro-Power Portable Speakers

Wow! Can you believe this deal? Pro-Power Portable Speakers for just $1.43!!! Go here to Amazon and get them before they are gone.

Night At The Theater

This was posted earlier in the month but I wanted to remind
you to sign up for a free night at the theater!
Last fall, 650 theatre companies, in 120 cities from coast to coast, opened their doors to over 65,000 new theatergoers. This year, our participating theatre companies will offer even more tickets for free. Join thousands of audience members - from Portland to Charleston, and from Houston to Minneapolis - and explore all the wonderful entertainment your local theatre community has to offer! Whether you've never been to the theatre before, or just haven't been in a long time, our Free Night theatres have something for you! Go here for all the details and enjoy a night out!

Gazillion Bubbles School Bus

We love Gazillion Bubbles in our house! They are the best bubbles on the market and using them in a bubble machine makes it even better! This cute little guy is on clearance here at Amazon for just $3.57! A great gift for a special little one or for the bus driver who is really a kid at heart! If you're planning a party you won't go wrong with having one of these decorating the corner of the room. I like to stick them in the tree when we have an outdoor party for our family gatherings.
The Gazillion Bubble Bus is a cute, colorful engine that makes Gazillions of bubble. Featuring the one and only Gazillion Bubble solution, you can drive your bubble bus to school. Perfect for parties or just hanging out in the back yard.


What a great gift for Christmas! I saw these this summer for $69.99 - $89.99 and they are available here at Amazon for just $21.82! What a great gift for any play room or as an outdoor toy.

Mexican Casserole

I could eat Mexican food everyday, okay maybe not everyday but at least every evening! This recipe came from a cookbook we received when we were married. It was from our church Cook Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana. Its one of those recipes that I have changed several times but this is the final recipe that my family loves. When I make it, I always make a double batch. I make one to eat and one to freeze for a later date. Its also a great recipe to make in mini loaf pans. I like to do this too and give a few to my Mom and an elderly couple in our neighborhood. I hope you enjoy it too!

1 pkg Flour or Corn Tortillas (taco size)
2lb Ground Beef (cooked and drained)
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 cup Water
2 pkg Taco Seasoning Mix
3/4 cup White Onion (chopped)
1 can Ro-Tel Tomatoes
1 can Pinto Beans (undrained)
1 can Black Beans (undrained)2cups of Cheddar Cheese

Add browned/drained ground beef back to pan, add garlic powder, chili powder, water, taco seasoning, onion, Ro-Tel and beans. Simmer 10 minutes. While mixture is simmering lightly grease a casserole dish and layer with 4-5 tortillas. Add half of ground beef mixture then top with 1 cup of cheese, repeat layering. Top with remaining cheese. Cover and baked 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes.

Note: In this photo I made it in the slow cooker. Just add your slow cooker liner then layer in cooker like you would in baking dish. Top with cheese and slow cook until ready to serve.

Serve on a bed of fresh lettuce, topped with sour cream, salsa, chopped onion and fresh tomatoes. I like to serve with tortilla chips, salsa and a slice of avocado.

Going To The Maze

We're so excited to be going to the West Farm Corn Maze on Saturday! The youth from our church will be meeting at the maze for an evening of good food, good fun and good fellowship!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Catherines Gift Cheque

Woo Hoo! Another great Catherines Coupon here!!! I love this store!

Spend $25 and save $15 with this fantastic coupon!
Go here to find a Catherines near you and enjoy a shopping trip this weekend too!
Great Christmas Ideas!!!

Kmart Coupon

I posted this earlier but wanted to post it again as a
reminder while shopping this week.
Go here for a 5/$50 coupon from Kmart and
its good through October 31, 2009

7-11 Coupon

If you live near a 7-11 go here to print a coupon good for a FREE 12oz coffee, cappuccino, tea or hot chocolate! Yummy!!! Coupon good until 10/31/09. Enjoy!

Thrift Shop Find

Do you like to iron? I must say I don't do much ironing in my house because my husband does it for me and does a great job. When I started ironing at the shop I quickly realized how much I dislike doing it and how much time it consumed. My sister talked about how much she liked her steamer so I decided anything was better then standing over an ironing board. I began my thrift store hunt and was pleased to find this one for just $4.50!!! Let me just say...I LOVE IT!!!! I was able to steam aka iron around 45 garments in less then an hour! I was worried it would not do well on those set in cotton garments but was I ever wrong. Its amazing! I have seen them at discount stored lately for around $30 so to get it for just $4.50 I was pleased. If you hate to iron, try a steamer, I just bet you'll love it too!
Go here to see other great thrift store finds!