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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Are You Frugal? I Sew Monkeys.

I'm not totally frugal about everything, but for some reason I felt the need to start saving the dog toy monkeys that Bauer the Schnauzer has chewed holes in.  After 8 monkeys, a hedge hog and the worm started taking up too much space in the craft room, I decided it was time to open the sewing kit and repair.  Oh, one thing, I can't sew.

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Annual 'Grande Braderie De Lille', One Of Europe's Largest Fleamarket
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Free Antique Appraisal This Wednesday At The Depot, Is It Junk, Or Payday

Something in your garage or basement could be screaming money at you. You may not know that junky thing you had to take at the will reading of your Uncle or that thing your Grandma had on her end table might be worth big money, why not find out today.

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Costume Enthusiasts Gather For Cosplay Competition
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Free Antique Appraisal Wednesday, February 17th, You May Strike It Rich

Today they are known as classic toys, and they can bring in some good money. Maybe those old figures or decorations could be worth money. Who knows what someone would pay for something like that, the people that are lined up to look over your stuff.

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Toys"R"Us Celebrates Force Friday With Out-Of-This-Galaxy Midnight Events
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St. Louis County Historical Society Offers Free Antique Appraisal Wednesday, February 17th

I am continuing my quest to clean out my house of things that I don't need and I keep coming up on things that looks like they could be worth money. Some old magazines, some toys, my old Star Wars stuff. (I am not getting rid of that) I do want to see what some of the stuff is worth.

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Cathy Kates
Cathy Kates
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Poo Dough? Seriously, Have We Run Out Of Constructive Toy Ideas?

Recently I was shopping for my co-hosts kids Christmas toys and ran across THIS.  Poo Dough.  While it makes one giggle, seriously have they run out of constructive toy ideas? Wait till you see their "fun" suggestions on the back of the package.

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W.A.T.C.H.
W.A.T.C.H.
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10 Extremely Dangerous Toys You Should NOT Buy This Year

These toys can be choked on, break limbs, take out an eye or confuse children on the difference between fake and real weapons.

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(Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)
(Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)
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The True Identity Of Andy’s Mom From Toy Story Is Revealed, All The Clues Were There

I have watched Toy Story, 1, 2, and 3. I had never figured that the movie is tightly wound into itself and that there could be a prequel. Jon Negroni has too much time on his hands, but he also figured out the clue that tells us how Andy's Mom is part of the whole story.

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courtesy union gospel mission
courtesy union gospel mission
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Christmas Schedule For Union Gospel Mission

The Union Gospel Mission is a place that feeds people and clothes people and also puts on the best Christmas Day for children. If you can drop off some toys or clothing, pleas do so, if you need the services of the mission, here's the schedule.

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by kids only product picture from highroller.com
by kids only product picture from highroller.com
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Didn’t Get A Big Wheel When You Were A Kid, Now You Can As An Adult, And It’s The Right Size

When you were a kid wasn't there a toy or something you wanted. There was always that cool kid that had the hot toy. One of the hot toys in my neighborhood was the Bid Wheel. Everyone had one but me.

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Lego Friends
Lego Friends
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Toys Get Sex Change And Become Popular Again

LEGO toys have always made money when it comes to boys. Star Wars and other popular "boy" themed building blocks put the company on top. It was starting to lose face though and sales were dropping.

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Etch a Sketch
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Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies at Age 86

Andre Cassagnes, the man responsible for inventing the venerable Etch A Sketch, a toy that inspired countless children ever since it was introduced in 1960, has died at age 86 in France.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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The Internet and Social Media Lead to Online Garage Sales

More and more people everyday are using the internet to shop. It seems like all business both big and small have their own website, packed full of wonderful bargains for the holiday season. Shopping on the internet can save you a lot of time, it's a real convenience.

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