Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mission of Goodwill - Week #1

So, not sure if you've noticed, but I usually post two projects a week on the ol' blog.  Which is fine and all, but now the holidays are coming up.  I mean, I'm putting together Halloween projects already and it's only July.  So in an effort to have enough time to do everything I've set out to do, I'm changing up Thursdays.

I am on a mission to get my house all pretty and stuff.  I'm currently scouting out new furniture for the living room which will be purchased as soon as it goes on sale.  Free delivery wouldn't hurt either, but that's most likely a dream.  But since I'm on this mission AND I'm a thrifty gal, I decided to put a little plan in place:

Every week I'm going to find something (or several somethings) from Goodwill to make pretty.  The deal is that for every item I bring home, I have to have donated the same amount of items back to them.  This is the only way to keep the husband happy with the level of crap in the house.  I'll show you my Goodwill finds and you'll see what I do with them in a future post.

"This sounds like an excuse for her to shop at Goodwill," you say to yourself.

Number one, you shouldn't talk to yourself.  And number two, you're totally right.

This week, I donated a small box of kid's toys to Goodwill... in exchange, I spent $0.96 on this here clock.

I have grand plans for this clock and you'll see what they are just as soon as I actually do it... that's the catch, you have to actually do the work.

I hope you'll enjoy this weekly mission of Goodwill, at least until the holidays start and I can show you all the holiday projects I've done... and they're awesome.

Thrifty Crafty Girl
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  1. Cliffhangers. In the process, looks like you'll be teaching me the fine art of patience. I once lived with that philosophy, bring something new in, give something old away...I failed :(. I can't wait to see your awesome holiday projects and your clock...try not to 'tick' it off :)

  2. What a great idea! I can't wait to see what you come up with. Megan

  3. Im so excited to see what you do with this!! And such a good idea!! I might copy it!

  4. I can't wait to see your transformations! I think this is a great idea.

  5. Hope your furniture goes on sale soon! The Goodwills near me never have anything good. There are a couple thrift stores I like to hit up though.

  6. Great idea! My husband constantly reminds me that we DO NOT have a goodwill budget ;) So I say that's what the household and miscellaneous budget is for :) I'm addicted to Goodwill and can't wait to see your projects!

  7. I like that clock already. The retired math teacher in me had to count the number of sides. hehehe I can't wait to see how you change it up. I bet the zombies are getting excited about Halloween, right?


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