My Latest Yard Sale Finds – 2

I’m back for round 2 of My Latest Yard Sale Finds. If you missed the first post in this ‘who knows how long’ series, then click here!

In short, I’m just sharing photos and prices of my latest yard sale finds (pretty self explanatory). Hopefully I’ll spur on your frugal side to get out there and start saving!

This queen-sized plush blanket -$2. We have an identical red one that we bought at Target shortly after we got married, and we always ‘fight’ over who gets it when we settle down for some Netflix. Usually the bargain goes something like ‘If you get the big red blanket then I get the couch and you have the love seat’. Now we can both have a nice fuzzy blanket that goes all the way to our toes!

 photo FD7990D5-726D-4B28-BBFA-4DCA618E513F_zpseqmtmtmk.jpg

Triangle Quilt & Gardening {On Success & Failure}

Way back at the beginning of the summer, I wrote a few posts about two big summer goals: hand-quilting & gardening. Now that the summer is over, I thought I’d give you an update.

First, my big failure: the garden!

I dug. I planted. I watered. I waited.

Then things started to come up. But because I’d planted seeds instead of plants, I didn’t know if what was coming up was weeds or seeds. And I also got a fair amount of lazy, since it was too hot outside for me to want to weed anything. 

Bed Frame Makeover

 photo 87A3C156-9391-400B-83FA-F9BACE4B11BD_zpsabi9pd8q.jpg

I’ll go ahead and say from the beginning that all I did to this bed frame was spray paint it. Nothing fancy about this post at all, I just wanted to show you how big of a difference you can make with minimal effort and money.

I’ve been browsing the home decor section on Pinterest a lot more lately (I wonder why?), and I have discovered a deep love for white metal bed frames. So, when this hand-me-down frame was given to us, I decided to paint it white for our guest bedroom.

My Latest Yard Sale Finds – 1

Back in June, the clinic I work for expanded. No longer are we just a special needs dental office, but an entire interdisciplinary clinic for people in the community with intellectual disabilities. Along with the new services came a new staff. I love all my new coworkers so much, but I’ve gotten especially close to my new friend Bessy.

She is originally from Honduras, but has lived in the States for about 10 years now. She has been such a joy to get to know! We love talking about the differences in our cultures, our languages, our food, etc. But if there’s one thing we both know, it’s how to find a good deal!

I have always been a thrift store shopper, but have never really ventured much into yard sale shopping. Every time I would compliment something of Bessy’s, she would respond “yard sale – $1”. I finally told her “Girl, you’ve got to teach me your ways, take me with you one Saturday!”.

And so she did… and the next Saturday, and the next Saturday, and the nex… Well, you get the idea.