Friday, August 4, 2017

Frugal Workshop is Back Up and Running!

First off, our internet is back up and working today! 




On Thursday we went to the 127 Yard Sale and started our day in the town of Pikeville, Tennessee. 

The vendor booth in this picture is selling paper hornet nests. This is something my Dad has done. You wait until winter when the hornets have left the nest and then you cut them down from the tree. Dad had two one year that he sold for $25, so this can be another source of passive income. 


Some of my readers know we lived in the town of Pikeville when my daughter was first born, so I took her around to various places to show her the first house she lived in and some other places and things. 

Here is a photo of one of the houses we lived in and a tree I planted back in 1992, so 25 years ago. Visiting there was a sweet walk down memory lane. 



The sale was so much fun, and miles and miles of yard sales. We stopped at many of them and found some great items. 

One of the things I bought was this aloe vera plant. You can see it already has babies and I'm going to replant them and sell them as another passive income source. 




I also bought a new bottle of hand gel and a cute yard of fabric for $1.00. 

Another one of the places we stopped at was The Country Cupboard in Crossville, Tennessee. I used to love to visit the store when we lived in Pikeville. They have the best prices on spices there. We even found pints of flax seed for 99¢.





The cucumbers and apple were free as one store was giving away the cucumbers for free and we picked the apple off of a tree, with owner permission, that was loaded with them. 




The rest of my blog post is from last week, before the Internet went down here. I wasn't able to post a blog post, but here it is for you to read now. 



Pictured above is cloth pad number 30 for my daughter so I've finished that project for the summer. 

I cleaned and organized my sewing area and made one tub for fabric. 

On Wednesday I took off two loads of garbage to the garbage dump including one broken chair that needed gone. I also cleaned off the back porch, which looks much better. 

I put an ad on Craigslist this week for one free chair and a free rolling file cabinet and these were picked up already. 

I sold one living room chair this week for $100. We had too much furniture in the living room, and getting rid of this chair has made a big difference. I should have done it sooner. 

I  earned another $5 Amazon gift card this week from Microsoft Rewards Points this week and added it to my Amazon gift card balance. 

Tomorrow is the Goodwill first Saturday of the month 50% off sale, so if your local Goodwill is participating you may want to check it out. 

Belinda
~ Living within our Means ~

8 comments :

  1. The long yard sales sounds like a tremendously fun day! Glad you had fun.
    it always makes me feel better getting rid of stuff too. We all accumulate so much over the years.
    Blessings

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. We did have fun. :)

      Blessings to you too.

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  2. I've heard of that yard sale before. Sounds overwhelming -- in a good way.

    Glad you're back online. You're inspiring me to take charge of some chores that have been sitting there needing to be done.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. It's good to be back. :)

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  3. Been unable to post here for months = my problem. Hope this posts.

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    1. Oh my gosh, it is soooo good to see you posting, Anna. I have wondered and wondered what happened. I even tried to email you, bu wasn't sure if I had the right email address. It is so good to hear from you. :) :) :)

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    2. Thx for missing me. My server was not cooperating with blog service. Your blogs and guest posts held my interest, I assure you. Anticipating deal when you trade $1 calculator. The aloe vera plant deal for passive income caught my attention: Useful and pretty plants. Your freebies at yard sales were marvelous finds.

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    3. Thank you, Anna. I'm so glad you are back to posting. :)

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