Saturday, August 18, 2012

Show & Tell Saturday

Here is another Show & Tell Saturday!
 Here is Tina who blogs over at Tina's Trashy Treasure to tell us about her secretary desk she found on the side of the road!

So this is the secretary that I picked up for free from the curb. The best kind of stuff. Well it has sat on my porch for about a year now. Well now it's all done and here it is.  The inside part proved to be a huge pain in the butt. I was so ready to get it done.

I painted it white and sanded it down. I glazed the drawer fronts with a turquoise glaze and absolutely did not like it. I mixed up some white glaze and put that on over it.  I waited for it to dry and resanded it than I waxed the whole thing.

 I also  some small legs on it that I had and some paper stock on the back for some color. The best part is that I didn't pay one cent for this project. Everything that I used I already had around my house. Not bad right..

Tina! This is seriously amazing! I can't believe you just found that desk on the side of the road. I would LOVE to just find something like that! You did an awesome job refinishing it too! I love the white and everything you used to decorate the top of it too! Tina also found everything she used to decorate the top of her desk form thrift stores and garage sales!  She spent a total of $15 dollars on everything on top of the desk! I love everything about it!  Thanks for guest posting on my Show & Tell Saturday, Tina! 

If any other you would be interested in guest posting on my Show & Tell Saturday please email me at!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Aug 11th 2012

Here is what I found this week.
Jaysa LOVES the toy story movies right now so when I saw this book I knew I had to get it. It even has little compartments in the back with a few of the characters from the book!
Even Paisley liked these. She couldn't even wait for me to take the picture! Love those little toes. I paid $2 dollars for the book with all the little action figures.
I even bought Jaysa a Buzz Lightyear. I was talking to C.J. on the phone before I got home and was on speaker phone. When she heard me telling him I got her a Buzz she was so excited! This will provide lots of entertainment! I bought Buzz for $3 dollars.

I also bought a bottle of aloe vera, a bottle of shampoo and conditioner in one and an unopened box of qutips for $2 dollars. A lot of times you will get couponers who are trying to free up some space and trying to get rid of some of the things that are of less importance. To be honest, I hardly even have to buy qutips at the store! I always seem to find people selling unopened packages of them! 

 I also bought this package of diapers for $2 dollars. They seller had $4 marked on them but I was able to talk them down to $2. These are the Target Up and Up brand which is the brand we buy anyway! Yeah!
I bought this fun yellow purse for $1 dollar. 
 I bought these cowboy boots for $3 dollars. I hope I can use them on a Fashion on a Dime but we will see.
 I bought these Rue 21 sweaters for .50 cents a piece. Good thing I didn't pay much for them cause I tried them on when I got home and didn't like them. A little while back I had someone ask me  if I tried on clothes at garage sales. No i don't I am usually trying to be effectient with my time so I usually just eyeball it. I make sure I don't pay a lot for clothes and if I am afraid it wont fit or I wont like I don't pay more than $1. That way if I don't like it I didn't spend a lot on it.
 I bought this shirt for the hubby for $1
I also bought this body form for .50 cents. They had like 20 of these! I am going to go to D.I. and fins a candle holder this can sit on and paint them! I think it will look so cute in my girls room somewhere!
I even bought some Rabbit food! Back in April we inherited 3 rabbits. I say inherited cause I didn;t really want them. One of my husbands co-workers bought them so her neices and nephews could have fun with them around Easter. After Easter was over she didn't want them anymore and was going to go let them go down by the river, which ment sudden death by a cyote of hawk. So they came to our house and have been here ever since. I absolutly HATE buying them food though! This is same bag of food I buy them at Walmart that costs around $8 dollars. I bought this bag for $1! 

I am not sure what got in my picture BUT this is a really great deal. This matching couch, love seat chair and chase were only $800 for the whole set. No one had bought it late in the day so you could have tried to talk the seller down even more. All the pieces had feet they had just been taken off and were sitting in this box next to the chase lounge. If you look at the chair on the far left you can see what the legs look like.

I have been wanting one of these little red wagons! My neighbor has one of these and her girls love it. The seller wanted $20 for it. I am sure that was a fair price but I am CHEAP! So I passed it up.
Here is a baby bassinet for $10 
This one was much nicer and was Eddie Bauer but they wanted $30 for it. This is still a good price though. I believe this one swings itself. 
Here is more Halloween decor. They wanted $50 for this scary guy. I sure he was over $100 in the store.

School just started yesterday!
I found these notebooks for .25 cents a piece.
and notebook paper for .25 cents per package.
This was a really nice Under Armor  back pack for $3 dollars!

I ran across this garage sale where the seller had lots of little boy clothes and was selling them for .25 cents a piece. These are the moments I wish I had a little boy! I am such a sucker for sweater vests on a little guy!

If I only had more room! My girls would have had so much fun with this puppet stage! They wanted $50 for it. I think I would have tried to talk them down to $35 or $40.

These were really cute and could have made great home decor.  I wouldn't have put rocks in them and I probably would have painted the wood white. They were only $3 dollars  piece!

These are old camp stoves but only $5 dollars a piece. They will get the job done if you tight on money and can't afford a new one!

This air hockey table was only $20 dollars!

Here is a golf carrier for $75
Back in the day my older brother would have died over this. This was probably and 8 inch binder FULL of baseball cards! Someone bought it for $10 dollars.

Here is a kids wake board board for $10. They also had a really nice knee board, skis and an adult wakeboard with brand new boots. I wanted to buy the wake board for our boat but someone had just bought the shoes! Dang!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fashion on a Dime

I bought this yellow dress and while back and just seemed to be having a hard time finding something to go with it. 
I wasn't sure what color to pair with it to be honest so to get some inspiration I got on Pinterest and typed in "Yellow Dress." Up came a lot of yellow and black,  and yellow and grey but one picture popped up with a yellow and teal dress. Just like that I had my inspiration! Yellow and teal it was! But I had one problem I had teal shoes but no accessories in the right teal. What was I supposed to do?! I ran to D.I. to see if I could find anything. I was hoping to find a belt in the right color but had no luck, I did however find a gold clutch purse that I loved. After thinking about it for a while I decided I would be a little creative and paint my accessories the right color. I went home grabbed my teal shoes and ran to the craft store to buy some acrylic paint. After getting home I found a belt and some earrings I no longer wore and grabbed my clutch purse and painted them all!
This was such a great and CHEAP way to make something work for your outfit!
Simple craft paint +
a belt I no longer wear +
this awesome clutch purse I found at D.I. +
a pair of old earrings =

This OH SO CUTE Fashion on a Dime!

 My financial stats for this outfit are:
Yellow Dress- $9.75 at Savers with a 20% off coupon for donating 
Teal J Lo heels- $5 at a garage sale
Teal bracelet- $1 dollar at a garage sale
Teal and gold clutch purse- $2 dollars at D.I.
Teal belt-$2 dollars at D.I.
Earrings- $2 dollars at a garage sale (I bought these a long time ago. They came packaged and were new, the seller tried to start a little side jewelry business and gave up so she was getting rid of everything for cheap. Just in case you were wondering.)
Craft paint to make it all match $1.29 but we will round up to $1.50 cause I like even numbers that are easy to add!
My total outfit cost is $23.25 with a DPWF of 2.35! Click here to find out what Dress Per Wear Factor is!

Here are a few close ups so you can see the details!
 $2 dollar clutch and $1 dollar bracelet
 $5 dollar heels
$2 dollar painted earrings

I hope that you are all getting my point by now. Fashion doesn't have to be expensive! You just have to know where to find it and how to make it work for you budget not against it!