Restaurant Shelving
Scrap Metal Score
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/25/2016 | 6 Comments
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While we were out yard saling Friday, my husband mentioned that he’d like to stop by the scrap metal place to see if they still had a riding lawn mower engine they’d had the last time he was over there. The engine recently locked up on one of our riding mowers, and they had the same engine.

Now, that might not sound like an exciting outing to you, but I was all in. This particular scrap place started pulling out the good stuff that people bring in, and reselling it, instead of recycling it. And I love that. So much good stuff gets scrapped because people are desperate for cash, or simply can’t see the potential of an item. I like that they’re giving some of that stuff a second chance.

And we’ve gotten some pretty cool stuff over there. My husband rarely comes home from taking a load of scrap without having bought something. It’s an absolute treasure trove, and everything is priced by the pound, so there are plenty of deals to be had.

This week was no exception. They still had the motor that my husband needed for our riding mower. They stuck it on the scale, and announced that it was $45. It spins freely, so if it fixes our mower, that’ll be a real bargain.

But that wasn’t out biggest bargain from the trip. Nope. Not even close.

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Tennessee Souvenir Plate
2016 World’s Longest Yard Sale Finds
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/08/2016 | 3 Comments
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We spent Saturday and Sunday at the World’s Longest Yard Sale, and came away with some great stuff. This Tennessee souvenir plate (purchased for $2) is just one of the many cool things that we loaded into the car. Come check out the rest of our haul.

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Spin Bin Composter
Curb Shopping Celebration
By Erin Huffstetler | 05/16/2016 | 3 Comments
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This big pile of landscaping rocks was our first find of the morning. We got plenty of exercise loading and unloading it, but then, so did whoever paid for all those rocks to begin with. Now I just need to decide where I want to use them in my garden.

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Washing Machine
The Tale of Two Washers
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/23/2016 | 6 Comments
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We’re big on buying ahead in my house, and over the years it’s saved us quite a bit of money. I shop a couple sizes ahead for the kids. So, when they shoot up several inches over night, I’m able to replace their outgrown shoes and clothes without a trip to the store.

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Kitchen Cabinets
First Finds of February
By Erin Huffstetler | 02/05/2016 | 2 Comments
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When I got up yesterday morning, I spotted a new curb pile a street down from us. A BIG curb pile. That’s exciting any time of year, but it’s especially exciting this time of year, when the piles are few and far between. We raced down to take a look, and I’m so glad we did. Here’s what we rescued.

Four upper kitchen cabinets. We have enough kitchen base cabinets for the cabin, but we didn’t have enough uppers yet. Looks like we do now. These will look great after a good scrub and a couple fresh coats of paint.

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