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My “Strange” Addiction

My “Strange” Addiction

I have a strange addiction. Okay, maybe in the blogosphere, it’s really not so strange, but really–I have a problem.  And today, I am going to share that problem with you in hopes of reining in my obsession/habit/addiction/problem (whatever you want to label it) and also to share that there are benefits to it, too. … Continue reading

American Pickers

American Pickers

Today, Dad and I went garage and estate “sale-ing” to find some furniture for my new apartment! While we didn’t have much luck, we WERE able to score one really great piece…FOR FREE!

It’s in need of a total restoration, but it’s a Pooley Radio Cabinet for Atwater Kent Radios (without the radio) in a beautiful mustard color! It’s been through a lot of  wear and tear (and teenage angst apparently…), but we thought it could be fixed up nicely into a totally unique and functional piece!

Check it out!

We both agreed that this would be something that American Pickers would choose to restore. I’m thinking I’ll use it as a TV stand and put my DVD player in the radio compartment that has an opening in the front.

After doing some research, I’m thinking that this piece was made in the 1920s or 30s. I love it! Even though it will require a lot of attention, I think it will be an awesome focal point in my future living room.

I’ll keep you posted with its progress!

What do you think of this piece? Have you ever done any furniture restoration? If so, do you have any tips?

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Flea Market Finds: St. Paul’s

Flea Market Finds: St. Paul’s

As you may have gathered by now, I love nothing more than a bargain. It’s so much fun to find new treasures without breaking the bank. This was no exception at the St. Paul’s Methodist Church Flea Market a few weeks ago. Here’s what I found for $8: I found this lovely beaded necklace and … Continue reading


I absolutely MUST make these for my future house. There is no question about it. The book page posters, I mean. Wow. Check out the source of this idea here: Perpetually Engaged: book page posters. Where do you think I could get book pages blown up on a budget? What book would YOU choose?

Flea Market Finds

Today, I headed over to the annual St. Ursula‘s Festival nearby with my parents. We arrived too early for any of the booths or games, but just in time for the flea market. Probably my mom’s and my FAVORITE thing to do is to find hidden treasures at yard sales, flea markets, and resale shops. … Continue reading

The Quest for “Mild” Couponing?

Admit it. You’ve all sat down and watched TLC’s Extreme Couponing (even if you had the remote in your hand, ready to change the channel if someone should walk in and see you) and you’ve all wished you had the time/patience/resources/knowledge to save that kind of money by cutting out pieces of paper. As a … Continue reading