Monday, October 11, 2010

New vs. Craigslist

I've been gaining a newer appreciation for Craigslist.org.  It's made me realize that I have to pay cash...instead of just putting things on a credit card at a store.  (My advice to people looking on craigslist is to be patient.  If you are looking for something in particular...just keep looking each day or weekend, and something will adventually pop up.) Plus...because I'm not spending a fortune on new furniture...I don't rip my hair out when my kids make a few scuff marks on the furniture. It makes us all happy that way! So here's my newest money savers since our move.

New leather couch: about $1000
My Craigslist find: $300



New couch and sofa set: about $1400
My Craigslist find: $250


New sturdy oak bunk beds: about $1200
My Craigslist find: $350

Now I paid a bit more than I wanted for the bunk beds.  But the guy who we bought them from delivered it for us...AND help carry the parts up a flight of stairs for us...and helped to set it up. He was so nice about it. He worked for UPS.

Now I'm on the lookout for some fun lamps. We are living in a dark house at night until then.
Have a great day!!!

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Alive and kickin'

I'm alive and kickin' still....in case anyone was wondering.  My husband finally finished school....after 12 years!  We haven't had time (or money) to take a breather, or a vacation, or to even celebrate really. I've been dying to whip out my scroll saw and smell the fresh saw dust...and paint stuff.... I have some projects up my sleeve! But alas, I have to unpack from our move.  And apparently it snows here...so I have to hurry and clear out the boxes from the garage to make room for our cars. It's been a crazy past month. But we love our new area, and our new state of Colorado. It's beautiful here! I can't wait for all the outdoor adventures with my family!

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