Thank you all for your advice. It's hard to be in a pickle and immediately know what to do. So, here's what I ended up doing. That very day when I posted my blog, I found a fantastic deal at JCPenny.com. In their Wednesday deals, I found a well-rated play kitchen for $23 shipped. Literally, I pounced on it. The way I see it, if they like it, then maybe it was the best (and least expensive) choice. If they don't, I can sell it (or donate it to my new church, as suggested by friend, Katy) for about what I paid for it. Seemed like a good solution to me. What do you think?
I'm 30,married with 2 of the most adorable little boys, a beautiful baby girl and a dog named Reese. Neil, my fabulous chemistry-loving, kayak paddling hubbie, loves doing projects around the house and rolling around on the floor with his boys. We've been married 7 years and just bought our second house in Catonsville, MD. I love to save money when I shop and am known amongst my friends as the guru of thrift (that might be more my terminology than theirs). I'm also a day camp director at Grace Adventures Day Camp. I like to cook, plan events, write (hence the blog),shop (hence the guru), & coffee with friends (okay really anything with friends). I also like to just veg out and watch my shows (maybe a little too much). If you want to know more, you'll just have to read.