Tag Archives: salvaged

Men, Beer, and Yard Sale Shopping!

This post was first published in January 2013.  With excitement over the season of yard sales and backyard socializing, I wanted to reshare.  At first I thought it was a simple potting bench. But then the female yard saler pointed … Continue reading

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Volunteer or be VolunTOLD?

Jake and I were in the checkout line at the Goodwill with my trash-to-treasure find.  The two dollar wood table was missing two support dowels and was technically still categorized as trash.  But with Jake’s repair and my refinishing plans…..it … Continue reading

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The Super-Mega Sofa Challenge……and the Company of Good Friends

“So a computer scientist, an architect, and a mathematician were trying to move a couch……..” This could be the start of a great comedy bit, right?  But the couch story is real….and it wasn’t all that funny. Josh moved last … Continue reading

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Peace, Love….and the Hippie Free Store

They traveled by VW bus…..and sometimes by the horsepower of an outstretched thumb.  They grew out their hair, burned their bras, and jumped on the peace train. Some headed to San Fran or NYC….or other places that promised a difference. … Continue reading

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Games! Games! Games!

The hot game in my house this winter has been Settlers of Catan.   Teens and adults have visited to play and while the game certainly deserves the acclaim it has received…..seeing those young people huddled around a coffee table … Continue reading

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Men, Beer, and Yard Sale Shopping!

At first I thought it was a simple potting bench. But then the female yard saler pointed out that the narrow wooden table also came with two wooden benches. “It’s a picnic table,” she said. “We bought it from Germany … Continue reading

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