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Wow. What a day, right?

First of all, I could’ve sworn I took more pictures. Really. But apparently I was much too busy shopping!

Our morning started bright and early, with me taking advantage of our lovely golden ticket to the UCS:

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And let me just give you this plug for next year.

YOU REALLY NEED TO VOLUNTEER TO GET THIS TICKET.

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I’ve “tried” the UCS in the past, and kinda had a “take-it-or-leave-it” feeling about it. But WOW, this year, I really got some fabulous finds! TONS. Perhaps it’s just because I really had good stuff on my list this year, perhaps it’s because I got in so early while the piles were “fresh.” Not sure.  But I am telling you I really, really got some great deals. I saw even more, but I had to reign myself in. It was hard, but I did.

Really. Put it on your to do list NOW for next year. It was worth every minute of it this year, and now I’m a firm believer and UCS convert! 🙂

(PS. Go in there and buy my stuff! We had a lot of stuff in there, and I really don’t want it back!!!!)

After lunch, I started back in the Exhibit Hall. I was just going to kill some time before a session I wanted to go to. And like the casinos in Las Vegas (which have no windows or clocks so you can’t notice time passing), I lost time. Hubby finally pulled me out of there at 6pm.

This is most of my total haul for the day. Not all. But most.

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My poor 31 Gifts cart might not ever be the same after carrying that load.

(PS. Did you know you could check boxes of items so you don’t have to haul them around all day? It’s in the Exhibit hall, all the way toward the left side on the front wall. I checked those two boxes on top. And then of course went back and got more!)

There are some totally good deals in there, folks! Support your exhibitors, so we’ll see them again next year!! Truly, so many interesting people to talk to!

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Like I said, I could’ve swore I took more pictures, so if you don’t see your picture here, I will try again tomorrow!

And what is now an annual tradition, we had BBQ for dinner! Y’all didn’t know I was a world connoisseur of BBQ, and that I actually have BBQ sauce running through my veins, did you? Well, I do!

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And oh, for you guys that are curious.

Screenshot_2015-06-12-21-46-51And no, I refuse to walk even one more step to make it to the goal! I am D-O-N-E.

See y’all tomorrow!

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