Used, Loved and Passed On

Blog ideas are odd; sometimes they come in a flash, and other times I struggle to find something to write. Inspiration comes from many places a piece of furniture, an article I’ve read or something that happened in the store. This week I’m concentrating on moving my kids from here to there, so let’s talk about the value of setting up a household with recycled, reused and repurposed items. Let’s start in the living room; I was able to purchase two end tables and a floor lamp for $64 at various resale shops and Goodwill. Compare that to Ikea at $120 or Wal-Mart at $150. Let’s talk about a sofa; the color is questionable, a deep green leather in a style that is mid-century, but I picked it up

The Yard Sale Drive-By

Ain’t it great to be a gangster. That song plays in my head every time I commit a drive-by of a yard sale. Ok, in reality, I only know that lyric and repeat it like an earworm; I think I heard it in a movie. The drive by yard sale is a common occurrence in Saturday yard sales. It involves a slow roll while looking for items that will rule out stopping. My turnoffs are Little Tikes Play Sets, diaper pails, kids clothes and Ikea bookcases. If I spy any of these things, I just keep on rolling. Now, to be honest, I have the worst luck at yard sales. I can never find anything. Usually, it ha been picked clean by the time I get there. I am up early, but I am not quick to get going. I have to feed

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