I have a bit of a confession to make.
Are you ready?
I am a free-aholic. Like many of you, yes I enjoy a good consignment shop, flea market, garage sale... oh yes. But nothing compares to the thrill of getting something absolutely, 100% free.
Now don't get me wrong. I do have standards. I don't climb inside dumpsters and dig around in the muck or anything (though I suppose I might consider it for the right item----shudder--- Did I really just say that?) But I do love free boxes, curbside finds and garage sale leftovers. The little rush of finding something great is totally worth the humility of rifling through boxes of discarded treasures in order to find gems like these:
a gorgeous, well-worn and roomy leather bag
or this lovely little dress, in just my size.
They were both just what I'd been shopping for for months, and I didn't even know it.
These next few things weren't free, but great thrift finds nonetheless:
good ol' Hungry Hungry Hippos. The perfect first board game for a toddler because the rules are simple: eat up those marbles!
no childhood is complete without one of these--
This sweet little hook
and this great original painting
I'm off to finish meal planning for a camping trip on the Oregon Coast...
Wishing you a restful and relaxing weekend!