Sunday, March 21, 2010

~This Week's Thrifty Finds~

Okay... the week before Spring Break is a period that strikes fear into the heart of any teacher (similar to school picture day, the day before Christmas Break, or any time during the last month of school). The clock almost seems to go backwards. The weather was warm, and the meetings were plentiful, but I did manage to find the following this week:

1. Check out the assortment of glassware I found. The big blue glass vase will be covered in jute or something- but it was FREE! (yes, free) A woman on our local Craigslist copycat had a yard sale yesterday and was giving away most of her leftovers.

The other glass items were .59 or .99 at our local Goodwill and Salvation Army. They are getting makeovers as well this week. We just got a new computer and desk and my husband's tacky desk items are going (haha).

2. Here are 2 other items that the woman mentioned above gave away. They are SO not my style- but I have plans for them :)

3. Check out this diamond in the rough. I was strolling the isles at the GW and spotted this huge bag. I wondered what it was and saw that it was a massive bag of jute-like material.

$1.99 people!!!

There is about 1500 ft of it!!!

So that is what I have found in the past week. I have a few more things in the upcoming week during my break (including my plan for Living With Lindsay's 5 dollar challenge).

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  1. wow, what a find on the twine...I see lots of projects in your future with that.

  2. Awesome scores! Ya can't beat free. I can't wait to see what you have in mind for all of your makeovers. And I'd be so excited to find a huge bag of jute like that!

  3. Great find on that twine...can't wait to see what you do with it! Hope you have a FUN week:)


  4. I think you did a fantastic job at snatching up that twine! Let us all see the pictures of the finished bottle projects!

  5. Nice score!! I'll see you at Lindsay's party!

  6. Good for you with all your neat and free finds.

    Partying with you tonight.

  7. You just can't beat free :) That was a great score with the twine. Endless possibilities there.

  8. Score! You never know what you'll find, huh? :)

  9. Awesome find! I love the sweet deal on that jute twine.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

  10. Great finds...can't wait to see the twine transformation! I love twine. I took a large wine bottle and wrapped it...looks great! Thanks for stopping by yesterday. I followed too. :)

  11. Really great price on the twine. I saw a little ball of it the other day at Hobby Lobby priced higher than that.

  12. I really love the glassware. The jute was a real find as well!

  13. You really did get a good deal on the jute because I paid $9.00 for a roll at Walmart.
    Smart shopping!


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