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June 5, 2011

It Was A Thrifty Weekend

Filed under: Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 8:18 PM
I am excited to learn of a new thrifty link up party at
Charm Bracelet Diva
I am sick of complaining about not being able to come and go as I please until I can get work done on my van.  At least once a week I can get a ride to someplace fun as long as I also do the necessary errand running and do not come home without food for all.

I also complained that Wisconsin was shortchanged on spring this year.
We finally got our spring warm up – all in one day!  I was not ready for a 90 degree day,
and the village I wanted to go rummaging in is known to be a bit more on the “wimpy” side.
 Alright, they outright complain if it rains or is too windy or they get hot and can’t turn on the A/C in the garage because the door is open.  No- not one of those gated communities I got myself in trouble over but the most affluent village in our area.
A well known name that was started as a factory owned settlement. 
 A 5 star tourist destination. 

It was hot.  Did I say that?  The sellers did not feel they were having fun.
 There were a LOT of kids with lemonade stands.
Although people were buying they were not buying the hundred dollar items.
So before 11am sellers were trying to figure out how soon they could crawl back into their air conditioned homes.

Put more items into the FREE boxes

The rules of a great garage sale include putting large items on the driveway where they can be clearly seen by those driveby shoppers,  display as much at eye level as possible,  and have a
bonus box of free items for your shoppers.

I did a lot of free box shopping on Saturday. 

The first item  —   would you have picked this up?

Free Box Mystery Item

 I’ll give you a hint.

How to Hang

 Well, sort of.  I was too short to hang it where I want it.

It can be hung lower also.

Now You Know!

 It was still in the package, although opened, with price tag on.

I have heard there are some people who think time is too precious to spend returning things. 
I would have found a use for it in the garage. 

The next thing you know I could not pass up.

Say Cheese!

An entire educational course on cheese.

With a slow economy and the majority of the available jobs in the cheese industry, it never hurts to know as much as one can.
Cheese Education

 Other finds this weekend included 6 T-shirts for a dollar, left overs from a charity event.
(Plus 4 more T-shirts from the free box there.)
Some free fabric.  No one ever throws buttons into free boxes.
Some other unusual items I will post later this week,  one perfect for Junker Newbie’s Wednesday hop   Would You Buy It.

Linking up today with  The Penny Worthy Project 
Flea Market Finds     The Cherished Treasures Sunday Blog Love hop

 Thrift Share     Magpie Monday 
Today’s Thrifty Treasures    

After drinking some lemonade and walking around in the heat you know it was time for lunch and a potty stop. (Oh you must click that link.)
 A few miles down the road a youth group was hosting a vender fair.  Later this week I will be posting for ATG’s Dream Share and another hop about creating success.  Some people choose to do it with party or vender sales.  Please come back and read that post.

The youth group was also selling hot dogs for $1.  Just as we walked in the door prices were reduced to 4/$1.  We had to make a charitable contribution and took hot dogs home to eat today as well.   I did say I had to bring food home! 

A new to me Thrifty Thursday blog hop. 

Joyful Treasure Hunting  on Tuesday



  1. So I guess it was hot there? Just kidding. Ohio was the same way. No real spring, just thrown into 90 degree days. I like your finds. You can open your own cheese shop now!

    Comment by Pam — June 5, 2011 @ 9:11 PM

  2. The free box is a PRICELESS treasure trove of awesomeness. Were the cheese videos free too? Wow!

    Comment by laura — June 6, 2011 @ 12:44 AM

  3. Now why don’t we have free boxes over here?? What a great idea. Loving the cheese course – it never hurts to better yourself LOL.

    Thanks for linking up x

    Comment by Liz Burton — June 6, 2011 @ 6:29 AM

  4. Two things
    1) I can’t believe you are still van-less!!!
    2) Big Bang Theory = THE. BEST. EVER!

    Happy, Waggin’ Tails, FUREVER!
    Stumpy and me

    Comment by Cyndi and Stumpy — June 6, 2011 @ 8:19 AM

    • It is a conspiracy by the MEN in my family.
      I am just too “nice” to put my needs first.
      (You do know another term for a dog’s mom, don’t you.)
      A cat’s mom is a queen. You notice I did not get that name.

      Comment by dogsmom — June 6, 2011 @ 8:32 AM

  5. Was it hot then? LOL. Great freebies. Wish we had garage sales here in the UK. You always seem to get great things in them.
    Madison xxx

    Comment by Madison — June 6, 2011 @ 9:45 AM

  6. Say Cheese! and smile at lovely finds.
    Must spend some time investigating your blog a lot more

    Comment by mumsarcade — June 6, 2011 @ 11:25 AM

  7. The Kitchen roll holder is great! Fab finds!

    Comment by Mama Syder — June 6, 2011 @ 12:27 PM

  8. thanks for the ‘potty’ humor. 🙂

    Comment by TexWisGirl — June 6, 2011 @ 2:54 PM

  9. well, cheese videos…very cool. As for no Spring and then 90’s yep here too! 90 again tomorrow then 60’s Wed, dumb dumb dumb!

    Comment by shannon — June 6, 2011 @ 5:43 PM

  10. I’ve been banned from thrifty shopping until I can walk in my “store” room. I am jealous.

    Comment by Lisa — June 6, 2011 @ 5:59 PM

  11. I find some of my best deals on hot yard sales days. Folks just want it all gone!!

    Comment by Linda @ A La Carte — June 8, 2011 @ 9:29 AM

  12. The paper towel holder is great! I could actually use that in my travel trailer! Lesa

    Comment by Lesa Maloney — June 8, 2011 @ 3:03 PM

  13. You are beyond funny with your “Cheese Education!” Like they always say, you can never know too much about cheese! lol Thanks for joining in my Club G.W. with Charm Bracelet Diva Party today! Can’t wait to see you next week….


    Comment by Charm Bracelet Diva — June 28, 2011 @ 7:54 PM

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