Kalissa and I took the boys and headed south on Saturday. Near Oelwein and Hazelton there is an Amish settlement that we enjoy shopping at. The main call is often going to the bakeries and the bent and dent grocery stores.
They have discounted groceries at the grocery store. There is no guessing what they have there on what days. They often have overstock groceries or a couple cans in a case have dents so the company gets rid of the whole case. We try to go every other month or so as the groceries are super cheap…for example I bought a case of Ritz crackers for $12. There were 12 boxes in the case. I go through TONS of crackers with babies and kids so they were perfect for me to buy.
Look what I found at the grocery store….Aren’t they beautiful??? I love them.
I ended up picking up a few thinking I’ll gift them to friends.
These are two are just under 20″.
The block below is 12″.
This one is really big at 28″. I thought they were reasonably priced. The one below I’m keeping for me. It was $50 but the others were less.
This one is going in my kitchen I think. I hung it there for now anyway. These would sell for WAY more if they were in an craft/gift store.
After groceries we ended up stopping at a furniture shop. They have other things besides furniture. I bought the boys a fold up wooden fence to play with their farm animals. I also bought this for Karl.
It’s a Garlic Peeler. Oh my word. We tried it at home and it is a game changer. It peels fresh garlic with no effort at all. HERE is an Amazon link if you want to check it out. Karl, the king of garlic, LOVES it.
The store we went to is Helmuth’s. Their furniture was incredible. In the main store there is wonderful dining sets, bedroom sets, rockers…oh my. In the back room there is fun stuff like this rocking horse Carver tried out.
…and this rocking race car Gannon tried.
Carver loved this…it’s a dinosaur. You put a coin in its mouth. The coin goes down the curving path….
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