Monday, November 21, 2011

Trash to Treasure

I'm excited about this post about others peoples trash turning into my treasure!

I have always wanted a hot chocolate pot. I got that baby for .99 !

The "Davey and Goliath" bobble heads that are on the boys' chest of drawers.

"Robeez" boots for Charlotte at a consignment shop for $6!!!

I think the gravy boat would be great for this years turkey dinner table.

I really liked the vintage look to the doll. Not sure if it's vintage or not but I will pretend that it is. I picked that cutie up at our local Amvets thrift shop for .25. I got home threw her in the wash and found the perfect spot in Charlottes crib.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lego land

Last week I took the kids to the mall to blow off some steam. We went into a couple toy stores and Lego land. The boys were in lego heaven. They spent about 45 minutes putting together lego dudes. They each got to pick something small as a special treat. Jude got a little lego guy and Henry picked a lego ice tray. I was shocked that he picked an ice tray when he could have picked a toy.
Well, we have been having so much fun with that tray. I had the idea to make chocolates, so we did. They came out so cute. Next time I think we'll do different color chocolate. We also made a bunch of ice for the boys to use in their drinks. I am planning on making crayons out of broken crayons. I believe you can put the tray in the oven. I'll just have to check first.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Other peoples trash is someone else's treasure

I absolutely love thrift stores. It's a good way to save money. I am going to start a biweekly post about thrifting and such. I will call it "Trash to Treasure" I will post about things that I get at yard sales, thrift stores, or even the side of the road. I love the idea of repurposing or restyling items that I find. I am currently making some clothes for Charlotte out of my old clothes or clothes that don't fit Charlotte anymore. I also have a couple pieces of furniture that I got that I will be working on as well.
Here are just a couple things that I got recently at the thrift store. I got ALL those items for less than $10!!

Purplish messenger type purse

6 classic Dick and Jane for the kids
Milk glass vase to start my collection of anything milk glass.

2 sweaters and 2 work shirts for Jason