Saturday, July 25, 2009
Week in Review - Thrift Store Artwork
Haven't blogged much this week so I will fill you in on stuff I did this week. On Wednesday I went back to the waterpark as a parent volunteer for Jacob's summer day camp. The group left the water park at 2:30 so I had some time to kill before I picked him up at 4pm.
So...I went to the nearby faux-casino. I figured why not, they give out free diet pepsi and I was thirsty. (But I am always thirsty for a diet-pepsi). I figured I would put $5 in the Lucky Dawg machine (in honor of the Whiskey Dog) and see what happened. Yep, I won big. Here is my receipt, I walked away $1.10 richer and had my thirst temporarily quenched for free.
I went to Smile a few times this week. I bought this cross-stitch thing for .50 Can you imagine doing all that work and it only selling for .50? Maybe I'll put it on ebay, it's really not my style.
And for $2, I bought this framed artwork. I may keep it. Someone paid a lot of money to have it professionally framed. The mark on the front is just lighting glare.
I went to a moving sale on Friday. The sale was down a long gravel driveway that I never knew existed. The seller is moving to Indiana with 11 horses. I can't even imagine doing that.
Whenever I'm irritated by my neighbors, I think wouldn't it be nice to live like this out in the country but then reality hits and I realize how much I would hate having to drive Jacob down the driveway to catch the school bus or to get the mail etc. And I bet they can't get high-speed internet without paying the cable company big bucks to lay a cable to their house.
The work of cleaning my house is still underway. I haven't put up the spare bedroom curtains yet, so after I do, I will do a post about my spare bedroom makeover. And wanna know what the kicker is? I did all this work, my DH went into the bedroom and didn't notice a thing. I wonder how long it will take him to realize I painted the room.
And ta-da, here is a picture of my new and improved under-the-bed storage. Pretty impressive, isn't it.
During cleaning, I came across this yardsale buy from a few years back. A bunch of empty Easy Bake Oven cake mix boxes from the 70's. I think they are neat. I took a picture of only about half of them.
Yardsales today were great. Well some were just so-so. But I hit a few that were awesome. Will post my yardsale buys from today within a few days.
Posted by Chris the Yardsale Queen at 7:07 PM