Before we start, I just wanted to let everyone know that this weekend we will be heading to our trailer at the campground and then moving it to our family cabin. We will be gone until the Monday after Thanksgiving. And during this time I will not have any access to the internet. So, I don’t want anyone thinking I am ignoring them but, I won’t be able to visit anyone while I am gone. Since I will be gone and next Thursday is Thanksgiving we won’t be having Thrifty Things Friday party.
This is going to be so weird for me. I have been blogging for almost 4 years now and this will be the longest I have ever been away from my blog! When I think about it, this will be the longest I have ever been away from the internet in almost 6 years! Holy Cow! I used to work for a company online so, even then, I had my laptop and worked “from the road” when we took vacations.
Okay, on with the party.
As many of you may know, we are major gardening folks. And one of the things we do is composting. We have a large compost bin. Last year we discovered some pretty little white pumpkin gourds growing from the compost. I was so excited and used them in my Fall decorating. Well, this year our compost gave us these……
I figured these would be fun to decorate outside with. And so I started placing them around here and there and realized I need some kind of foliage. Normally I would go and buy some mums and cornstalks. but, this year, I am spending NO money on outside decor. I looked around our yard and realized I needed to do some serious cutting back on flowers and whatnots.
What you see here is in the front right corner corn that has been growing. Why did we plant corn in front of the doorwall? We didn’t. There is a bird feeder right above that and it seeded itself. And in the background that is Mugwort. It is an herb and grows like crazy. Both of these needed to be cut down so, what the heck?!
The side yard with the old white (free curbside pickup finds a couple of years ago) wicker. The white trellis in the background was also a curbside pickup. The metal birdhouse was a thrift store buy for $1.00 a couple of years ago. I usually have a potted flower in it during the summer.
We have these two pale yellow wood chairs (thrift store ~ $7.00) in front of the flower bed with an old white rusty wire stand (free curbside pickup) between them. The copper bird candle lantern was a thrift store find for $1.00 years ago. It is quite rusty now having been outside all these years. But, I like that look.
Let’s take a look at a couple of fun links from last week! I think is is going to be a Kitchen Redo Feature!
Did you check out this wonderful kitchen redo at a great thrifty budget at Scribbler Unfocused? If you want some ideas to redo your kitchen without spending a fortune, head over and get some inspiration!
And Kathe over at Kathe with an E showed how amazing new paint can totally transform the look of your kitchen!