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

spray paint

What a busy couple of weeks. I was recently 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 don't want to spend a lot of money on it {because everything I do is on a budget, you know how it is} So, I've been checking out my favorite places, Craigslist and Goodwill. I got these plantation shutters for FREE … [Read more...]

Studio Update ~ My New Cutting Table

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, … [Read more...]

Since my hubby was doing it…


... I figured I could carry it on inside the house.  Where else, but the kids' playroom!  They BOTH just had their birthdays and Christmas is right around the corner, so the 3 of us went on down to their playroom to do some sorting.  I held up two similar toys and asked which one they wanted to keep and which one they wanted to donate, they chose and we went through most of their toys and got two garbage bags full of toys that we are going to donate.  We also got a bag of garbage as well (no picture taken of that). So, I usually just go to our local Goodwill store and drop it off, but this time I wanted to donate their toys to somewhere that the toys will go directly to children who … [Read more...]