Goodwill Denver … ROCKS!!!

I love Goodwill Industries in Denver! There is ALWAYS something I find there for a GREAT PRICE! I also love Craigslist, too.  I've been looking on Craigslist lately for a used treadmill for about a month as I'm going to start training for a 1/2 marathon.  And, well, you know it's starting to get a bit chilly in these parts, so I didn't want any excuse not to train. I recently went to Goodwill and what did I find?  A freaking treadmill! Seriously!!! {The leaves are via the boys} For how much, you ask? YES, $54.95. {love the 'tredmill'} We got it home and figured out that the 'safety key' was missing.  Bummer. BUT, I went online and called the parts department, they had one in … [Read more...]

Our Front Room Shelves Makeover ~ and some Goodwill Finds

A few weeks ago, I posted about painting these shelves Well, now they are all put back and have all the usual stuff put back on them You wanna see? Sure, come on in... The full view Left side I love these two turquoise-y blue pieces, don't you? For one, the colors and the shapes are amazing And two, you guessed, I got them from GOODWILL! ******** How about we hop over to the other side... Right side What do we have over here? If you notice on each, there are those great lime green storage boxes. Yep, Goodwill ... $3.00 for BOTH of them {1/2 off sale day} There are some photos and a bit of Raku Pottery I made a few years ago I love this piece. One thing to know about Raku is … [Read more...]

Goodwill Finds ~ Business Casual Attire Tops

When I went back to work a few months ago, I realized I didn't have much in the business casual attire department in my closet. I knew that my job was only going to be temporary and I didn't want to spend a lot of money on clothes that I'd wear for a little while. Knowing this, I went to Goodwill and shopped ... and shopped ... and shopped. A lot of times, I did hit their 50% off sales on various Saturdays, so my total shopping bill would come out to around $40 on average. Here are some clothes I bought.... New York & Co blouse for $1.50 $1.50 The cute snaps take me back a few years ;) $1.50 $1.50 Ann Taylor Loft  $1.50  So, as you can see, you can dress for the office on a … [Read more...]

Getting Ready for a Craft Show – with the help of Craigslist

Anything can be possible when you're resourceful and check with Craigslist.  Perhaps we are just lucky here in the Denver metro area with our Craigslist activity as I find so much for free or for next to very little cost like this $25 dining room hutch. I was asked to attend the Jazz on 2nd Festival in Niwot to sell my wares.  Not planning on selling at any shows during the summer, I wasn't, let's say, prepared. So, I've been a bit busy trying to get everything ready and together making sure I have enough of everything. I've been trying to think of how I'm going to set up my booth so it's not just a lonely looking table.  I want it to be interesting and inviting and colorful.  However, I … [Read more...]

Studio Update ~ My New Cutting Table

This is yet another Goodwill find! Are you sick of them yet? Originally $8.99 But, it was 50%. So $4.50 for this bad boy! I've been looking for a high table on Craigslist for ages. Was about to settle for one of those farm tables and just add a few inches to the legs to give it some height. But when I saw this diamond in the rough just sitting there, I just had to have it! Not much in the rough But you know me. Take a bit of spray paint... And get this So much better! And now, it fits perfectly up in my studio! It's not too big. I thought I might want a larger table, but it's just right for the projects I'm doing at the moment. {here's the real life photo, nothing staged … [Read more...]

What We Did This Weekend ~ Baseball, Golf and Goodwill Finds!!!!

Yes, of course it was another Little League baseball game ...                      The boy hit a line drive right up the middle {you should have seen the other team's faces!}  *surprise* The coaches were talking/laughing about the hit after saying they had no idea where it came from  LOL That's my boy!!! Here's the other boy, hamming it up as always... All my boys went to play 9 holes ...   Check out the ball to the right of the pic! I love our camera!!! I had a few hours to myself so I decided to go to Goodwill, you know, just to browse .... you gotta see what a I got ... I'll just show you 2 things I got {I'll post some of the others in another post} Oh, how I love … [Read more...]

Goodwill finds …. clothing

I normally go to Goodwill to find lamps, furniture, and decorative stuff {that I can spray paint}. The other day I went and SCORED on clothing.  I'm the type {as many of your are, I'm sure} to sterilize clothing in our washing machine before it hits my closet. But, anyway, I am starting a temporary full time position and realized that I don't really have any dressy clothes. When I worked in the past, I wore SCRUBS ... I just don't think they'd pass for my new position. I got the cutest little jackets and some skirts. You'll NEVER guess what I paid for all of what you're about to see... {posted at the end} You wanna see some pics? Here you go.... Not something I'd normally wear, but … [Read more...]