Saturday, February 15, 2014

Curbside Pickin.....Do you do it????????

 (okay let me start by saying I know I have been MIA for a while, I am sorry there have been alot of adjustments going on with this move....I tried to stay upbeat but honestly depression got a hold of me a little as we struggled with illness my husband and I were passing something back and forth I even lost the hearing in my left ear for like three weeks I think  but thankfully we have restored health, and some things are falling together for more changes, but they are good ones.)

Okay maybe some people call it dumpster diving, curb picking whatever you want to call it.  My husband and I were hanging out in our present dwelling and he opens the front door and says "oooh honey look to your left do you see what I see?"  I had no idea what he was talking about but in the neighbors yard in her trash pile at the curb was a nice comfy looking black recliner.  We are hoping to get our own place soon, and we thought the chair would make a nice edition to our home.  I told my husband go knock on her door and ask if we can take it....he was like "no way I don't do that."  So I did.  The lady was nice as could be, said we could take whatever we wanted  from her piles, she was moving out.  So I did just that and here is some of the her trash that became our "treasure"

Pictured here is the recliner with some nice pillows, a bed skirt and sham that I claimed

 here are some wreaths, a movie, a nice candle holder and below a fax machine.

Not pictured are some odds and ends like a curling iron, a hair straightener, and a set of clippers (the ones a man might use to cut his hair)  I also snagged a couple candles and some broken jewelry to make new things from.  I was thrilled, I felt like I got some retail therapy without having to spend any money. 

Aunti L also helped look, she ended up with a brand new pair of old navy flip flops and we each scored some shirts for our sons.  I was a happy camper.  Judge if you must but I believe God used this opportunity to meet some of needs/wants.

And we were right we are getting our own place.  We found a two bedroom duplex that will fit in our budget, and allow us to live within our means.  It is alot smaller then what we had, but I am excited about making it work and I look forward to sharing pictures and updates as  I make our home in a new place.  (oh and hubby got a full time job that he started this past Thursday!!!!)