November 17, 2017

Trash to Treasure Weekend Finds


It’s that time of year again when yard sales are in full force. Yes, it’s definitely my favorite time of the year. Not only does it remind me that beautiful weather is on the horizon, but it’s when I purchase […]

30 Minute, $3 DIY Bench Re-do


Why, oh why, do I let myself think that tackling a DIY project is going to take all afternoon? It’s a lie, I tell you, a lie. Every single one of you can transform an ugly, old $3 yard sale […]

Saturday’s Thrifted Treasures


It’s been pouring rain for what seems like weeks here, and I just wasn’t sure if yard sales were going to make it or not, but they did, some of them. I got a late start to my yard sale […]

Fun Thrifty Treasures from this Week


I’ve been counting down the weeks till yard sale season begins, but unfortunately, with all the chilly weather, people are holding off until the sun pops out on a regular basis. Fortunately for me,  a few brave souls decided to […]

Thrifty Treasures that Add a Pop to a New Space


A few months ago, I stumbled across these light weight wooden beauties for $2 a piece at our local Habitat for Humanity Restore. I don’t shop there often because it’s a good 40 minutes from my house, so when my […]

Thrifty Treasures: 80% Living


Fiesta ware pitcher $4 It’s a joy for me to welcome people into our home. Yes, bedlam might reign on a regular basis, but my desire is that beauty peeks through a multiple of venues, and a “welcome home” mentality […]

Saturday Morning Thrifty Treasures


With such a busy summer, it’s been awhile since I’ve shared my Saturday morning thrifty treasures.. I have been a little lax on my early morning excursions, but I still have gone out at least twice a month and found […]

My Saturday’s Thrifty Treasures


Yard sale season has sprung, and over the last few weeks, I’ve been itching to get out thrifting, so I was having to compensate by going to the thrift stores. Of course, I love a good thrift store, but there’s […]

Today’s Amazingly Thrifted Treasures


The sun shines brightly this February morning, and a warm wave has hit our NC town. My immediate thought spins towards yard sale season and how I am itching to go out on my Saturday morning excursions. I use the […]

5 Minutes, $5 Mantel Decor Redo


Embracing a “Trash to Treasure” mentality encourages so many creative juices for me.  Someone else may have chosen to discard the item for a few dollars at a yard sale, but to me, I see a world of new possibilities. […]

Beautiful Entertaining with Thrifted Treasures


After having promised myself to yard sale with only “needs” in mind this summer, it’s been a wonderful excuse to begin new treasure hunts as I prepare for some of my talks on “Thrifting as a lifestyle” for our Becoming […]

My Home Decor Yard Sale Treasures Week


Today’s yard sale outing scored me some extra fun home decor Trash to Treasure finds. Our daughters’ bedroom is a slowly evolving Pottery Barn Inspired room. In fact, I have all the pictures loaded for a post addressing this, and […]

Yard Sale Treasures


Yard sale season has cranked into full gear in NC, and for the first time in awhile, I don’t necessarily have to set a strict yard sale budget, but I do have to be careful not to replace all the […]

Spontaneous Yard Sale Chaos…


For those of you who follow me on my Balancing Beauty and Bedlam Facebook page, you know that this past Saturday afternoon I decided to do something quite crazy as I announced a spontaneous yard sale in two days,  Tuesday […]

My $0.25 Yard Sale Reminder


It’s no secret that I am a “professional” yard saler. It’s not really in my bio, but maybe it should be. I guess the term “professional” defines someone who makes money from that endeavor, yet I don’t make money from […]