While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Your trash becomes my treasure.....

Since my husband has had his hours cut back once again, today was the first "day" off without pay. (Because he can only be paid for 32 hours a week for now.) We enjoyed the day being together, mostly. I had a playgroup at my house, where a few of my friends from the neighborhood came to my house for a few hours. These two ladies and myself just had a great time chatting away while our children played. My husband was doing family history on our computer while they were over and afterwards we went to the Distribution Center that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints owns, to buy him more Temple Pants. Afterwards, we decided to stop in at DI on our way home.

Bought a new little toy for each of the boys, and then while walking towards the big AS IS items we spotted this nice BIG LONG solid wood TABLE!!!

Okay so you may not think it's such a big deal, but WE DO!! Because it is replacing this one that has been with our family since we moved into this house 8 years ago. It was left behind by the previous owners and it was in better shape then the one that we did have so we just left it and have been using it all this time. But no more!! We were hitting elbows and fighting over space, and couldn't place the food on the table while we sat there to eat and when anyone came over there was never any room for guests, but not now!! And now with less room in the kitchen to "place other things" I'm hoping that the kitchen floor isn't a MAGNET for all things handled by "KIDS". I can pick up my floor 2 - 3 times a day and still have a huge mess by the end of the day. So just ignore that part for now. A good scrubbing is in the works for this weekend.

The best part, we bought it at DI ( a thrift store owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) for only $50.00 !!! It's AMAZING!!! We've been needing something bigger for a while and because we haven't quite discovered how to grow money on trees we haven't been able to buy a new one. So this is truly where somebodies TRASH becomes my TREASURE!!! Next thing to work on are matching chairs. But I'll just have to settle with all of my used DI chairs that don't match either. Oh WELL!! That's life in the poor house with a family of 7!!

And seriously trying to live off 16 hours less every two weeks is going to SUCK!!! This darn recession is going to kick our butt if we aren't careful!! So FRUGAL we still need to be, but now I can enjoy my at home meals better because of this new addition.
And this darned Daylight Savings Time Adjusting is kicking my butt at the moment too!! I better get off and go get some sleep before my kids tell me I didn't want to wake up in the morning.
So tell me, What is something that you recently came across and considered a "DEAL and A Half" and better yet, what used to be somebodies trash that you now Treasure???


  1. We had an old table too that my mom had lent to me when we were first married. It really bearly fit our family and it was totally scratched and gross. We found a beautiful cherry wood table on Craig's list and ended up buying it for $80!! We were so excited and we totally love it still! Good job on your find!

  2. What a great find! We went to Goodwill today and found a couch in fantastic condition ($40) that matched the loveseat we already had.

  3. Hooray for a new table! I love mine!


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