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Imperfect People in love with a perfect God

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A tour of our home’s thrifty finds

Who says you have to pay full price?

Goodwill, yard sales and have become my favorite places.  Not only do I score super exciting stuff for very little cash, I also get to support neighbors and charities like goodwill!  So what kind of bargains can you get at a yard sale and or second hand?  Well, welcome to my happy home as I share some pictures of some of my favorite second hand finds!

First, my all time favorite yard sale find.  A ceiling fan!  Who knew right?

I snagged this guy for $40 about 4 years ago.  It is still for sale today at Lowe’s for $250.

My next favorite is a recent find, the irobot automatic vacuum.  I was a little skeptical buying someone else’s used vacuum but I am sooo glad I did.  It was a snap to clean up good as new.  Now I use this bad boy at least twice a week.  Not only can I vacuum the floors AND play outside with my kids at the same time, it also gets under the bed and furniture where this imperfect person rarely never vacuums.  It works great too!

Oh and P.S.  I got it for $10, it retails for $180.

Once I learned about all the randomness in microwave popcorn I have been popping mine the good old fashion way, on the stove.  It has officially turned me into a popcorn snob now that I realize it TASTE SO MUCH BETTER!!  Popping corn is much easier with a whirley pop (got it at good will for $4 retails for $30)

Another favorite find is my kitchen island.  It is the perfect fit and color for our kitchen and I LOVE the added counter space!  (the baby on the bottom was a bonus…just kidding)

Now onto the backyard shall we? Everything you see here including swing set, sandbox, wheelbarrow, playhouse, and slide were all FREE.  Thank you hand me downs!

While we are in the backyard, may I show you my favorite garden piece?

I knew the owner of a local garden center.  He needed advertising help (my specialty) and I was in love with this gazebo he had on display.  We worked it out a trade and I am so glad we did!  I have enjoyed this gazebo for a few years now!

I could go on and on about my favorite pair of jeans, flip flops, the desk I am typing on, pretty much every toy my girls have ever had (besides those from grandparents) and much more!

What was one of your all time favorites bargains?



Category: Frugal, Simple living
  • Kim Hall says:

    You are speaking my language! There is so much available for so little if folks are open to the idea of gently used! Thanks for sharing pictures and background information too.
    Posts like this are so great, as I think they can especially help younger folks just starting out to see that they don’t have to go into debt to furnish their first apartment.

    February 3, 2012 at 5:55 am

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