Here we are in 2012 already. :) Over the holidays I did some thrifting with my mom. She was looking for a nice cassette player to give my grandpa for Christmas. He has a CD player, but most of his music is on cassette tapes and he still likes to listen to them. So off we went on a search for a tape player. We went to at least five different stores looking for one that worked and still had a power cord. In the end we were successful, and I picked up a few things along the way to put in my Etsy shop. :)
I also went to a couple thrift stores that had New Years Day sales and picked up a bunch of kids books for 50% off. I like sifting through books, but it can try my patience after awhile, so I only went to two stores. I came home with some tiny Strawberry Shortcake books, a Care Bear book, a few miscellaneous books and a cute 'Emotions' teddy bear that was marked Mattel 1983. I wasn't familiar with these toys when I picked it up, and still need to do some research. Time to go to work!