Junk food. Free McD's quarter pounder with points and free soda for Dd18 for lunch after her Dr appt (NOT free... ) Free fries just now with DD14's traditional after-whatever feeding frenzy (tonight it was a football game against our schools arch-rival...) Spent wayyyyyy too much on junk food today... but I guess that is our life-stage at this moment...
beautiful vintage wood corner table with leather inserts, I'll try to add a picture later. My friend wanted to get rid of it, it was her grandmother's, so she was glad that I liked it. It's in my bedroom now, being saved for future house.
Here is the table. I couldn't find one like it on Google. I am using it to store my favorite books. The wood is really pretty, think it is mahogany. I can't figure out why people would rather have white-painted particle board from Ikea than natural wood.
That is gorgeous!!
I agree on the ikea and other new stuff from cheap places. Doesn't last and doesn't look interesting to me! But more power to them because people like us end up with cool stuff for cheap or free.
Minimalism is "in". People are home more, and tired of tripping over stuff they don't need or like. They're dumping everything in favor of a fresh white new look. Less is more. Marie Kondo was the tip of the iceberg.
I don't like new furniture either. Hate particle board and only put up with it when I have to. Mostly antiques here, and when we buy newer furniture, it's the kind that at least has solid wood doors and drawer fronts, as little particle board as possible.
We'll never be minimalists, but I'm happy we've gotten much more selective about what gets to come and live with us and are getting rid of more stuff all the time.
Where I work, the store has a few areas where items that are being discarded are placed, and employees are welcome to take them home for free. Is it appropriate to post about those items here?
Here's what I got for free yesterday:
A carton of dark chocolate almond milk (which some of the kids are enjoying on its own, and some are enjoying it mixed with regular dairy milk), a carton of pastured eggs (a couple were broken, but... free!), and a box of chocolate chip pumpkin cookies. Also, I got a caramel apple pie (which didn't make it into the picture, and I have it wrapped up and in the freezer to hopefully save for Thanksgiving) and the carcasses of 8 rotisserie chickens (the meat was stripped off to be used in other recipes at the store, and the carcasses were destined for the trashcan).
Also because it's employee appreciation week at my store, the company gave each employee a new t-shirt with the store logo and these really nice insulated mugs. If it didn't have the store logo on it (which I covered up in the photo), I might consider saving it to give to someone at Christmas. Instead, I'm going to enjoy it for my coffee and tea at work!
it was 2nd harvest yesterday so a friend and I went...local whole wheat flour 5lbs! (yay!!!!), lots of apples, some oranges, potatoes, 3 tins of applesauce (no sodium...I skipped the high sodium canned goods), organic rye bread (bit salty but yum!), jam, canned mandarins, organic fresh rosemary (3 packs, I froze 2 in the work fridge) zucchini from the sharing garden by the distribution center, I think that's what I got. There were also pies, more canned goods like tomatoes. It's 3 times a month now that they distribute 2nd harvest.
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