Jim's New Highchair

Jim's New Highchair
First of all, yes, those are a gob of peaches on my counter. I scored an awesome deal on organic peaches at Walmart and froze a bunch of them.

I have been wanting a highchair of our own for years now. My sister kindly let us borrow hers for Helen, but I like to have my own equipment versus borrowing.

I've had my eye on a wooden highchair for quite some time. I saved searches on ebay and Craigslist for Stokke Tripp Trapp and Keekaroo high chairs. I kept waiting for the perfect deal.

I finally gave up and decided I would just have my sister pick up an IKEA highchair for us when they were in the cities. The day they headed out on their trip, a listing for a Keekaroo high chair came up on Craigslist. It was $50 - the best deal I'd ever seen! They retail for around $200.

I quickly called Reuben to get his opinion and then called my sister to see if she would be willing to pick it up for us.

It was all a go and I was so excited!

So far I'm really liking the highchair. The Stokke Tripp Trapp would have been my first choice, but I really couldn't beat the price of this Keekaroo. The tray is a bit hard to slide in and out (you have to use two hands), but overall it seems nicely made.

And I figured I'd include a photo of Helen since Jim is getting so much attention on this blog these days. She loves her smoothies.

BTW, these are my favorite bottles/sippy cups (they are completely plastic free!) and I love my stainless steel smoothie straws (you can find them on Amazon).

Have you ever gotten a really good deal on something that's normally pretty expensive?

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  1. I once bought a full-size Scandia swans down comforter for $100 that was brand-new, still in the package. This was ages ago and I had seen it advertised on a bulletin board at college.

    Another time, I was outlet shopping and had wondered into Anne Taylor were they had 100% cashmere sleeveless sweaters on sales for $5 a piece. I got one in every color!

    1. Awesome finds! I would definitely have snapped up those sweaters. :)

  2. I love this! We actually got a nice high chair a similar way - I didn't want to spend $50 on a plasticky, plush, patterned high chair that I would hate. We found a Sven Anka high chair on ebay for $50 and I was thrilled! It's pretty worn now, so I may try to sand or paint it eventually, but it has served us for three years now! So thankful for deals and secondhand scores :) My new stroller is an Uppababy Vista which was a quarter of the price of new.

    1. Nice! Yes, getting things second hand is awesome. I'd love to upgrade our stroller one day - the City Mini would be amazing...


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