Getting Carried Away With Shopping?

I think that I can thank my daughter for this new interest in my life. I want stuff… that goes without saying, but it has become more fun to find ways of getting it for free. I have really been getting into it this summer and have never had so much fun. Here’s what I have been up too.

Our barbecue has pretty much worn out and desperately needs to be replaced, but we are also in the process of moving and I don’t want to buy a barbecue until I find out whether the next house has a gas hookup in the back yard. Until then, we have had to get creative. So, we converted our barbecue into a wood burning sort. All it took was a walk to the park to gather small branches that were lying on the ground. It was that simple.

Here’s another idea. Need a bit of artwork for a room? All you have to do is take a closeup photo of something in the room, print it out and then frame it. I’m thinking of a rug that was in our family room. I took a photo of the multi-colored rug and then framed it. No one would ever have guessed the origins!

How about a headboard? They can get pretty expensive and I have lots more that I want, but a bare wall behind a bed looks kind of sad. And then I remembered some old curtains from Ikea… you know those filmy ones that come in pairs. We hung them behind the bed starting at the ceiling and let them create the headboard… and it was gorgeous.

Craigslist… Although I didn’t find a source for free stuff for our town, I did read of this often being the case. Check it out and see if someone is de-cluttering near you. Often it’s easier just to give the stuff away than try to sell it.

Plants for the garden… now here is an easy one! Get together with your neighbors and do a bit of swapping. Every couple of years, plants need to be divided. You might as well trade with a neighbor than toss out perfectly good plants!

There is obviously free stuff all over the place. You simply have to know where to look… and that can be half the fun! 🙂

My Top Ten Bukisa Sites 🙂

Tired of Over-Eating… Lets Start With Breakfast
Coffee… Should You Be Drinking It… actually, yes you should.
10 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Coffee
A Few Things I Didn’t Know About Coffee
Morning Muffins With Coffee
Caramel Chocolate Shortbread
Stage Your Bathroom and Sell Your House
Staging Your Kitchen to Sell
No Good At Small Talk
How to Make Small Talk… or Not

More Stuff 🙂

Getting That Waistline Back

Tired of Over-Eating… Lets Start With Breakfast

Tired of Over-Eating… Lets Start With Morning Snack and Lunch

All About Coffee

Coffee… Should You Be Drinking It… actually, yes you should.
10 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Coffee
A Few Things I Didn’t Know About Coffee

Blogging

How To Put the Fun Back in Blogging

Recipes

Morning Muffins With Coffee
How to Make Your Hot Chocolate even Better!
Caramel Chocolate Shortbread

Selling Your Home

Stage Your Bathroom and Sell Your House
Staging Your Kitchen to Sell

Cool Stuff

Cleaning Up With Cheap Dental Floss

Making Friends

No Good At Small Talk
How to Make Small Talk… or Not
How to Meet a Celebrity Without Looking Like an Idiot

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