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Nirvana

I must admit it…I found my Nirvana!! Nirvana is described as Perfect Peace and Happiness, and I FOUND IT at the St. Augustine Florida Flea Market!!!! Before someone calls in the Doctors and Psychiatrists, let it be known, that I have a Junking Habit!!!! I Love the stuff!!  I Love collecting it. I Love selling it!  I Love looking it over! I Love making decisions about what I can do with the Junk; what I can make with the Junk; what I …

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Estate Sale Success

A Weekend Schedule of Sales Estate Sales, Garage Sales, Flea Markets and Junk Stores are a weekend ritual for me. I figure out my Itinerary for a Saturday Journey by putting into my agenda the address, time and special sale items as advertised for each type of sale. I load up on my quarters and one-dollar bills and drive the planned route. Some of the sales are loaded with shopper’s spending money like they have been lost in a gold …

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Fabric Found

Fabric Found   I have been a life long seamstress. My mother is an incredible designer/seamstress who dressed her 3 daughters in clothing with so much style, that we would have to “Model” our outfits everywhere we went.   My Aunt took sewing to an Exquisite Art Form creating clothing with amazing detail and perfection. My Grandmother made quilts and blankets and pillows and pajamas that were done with so much love, that I have kept them all of these …

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Swip Swap – A Facebook Adventure Part 2

Swip Swap: A Facebook Adventure Part 2 Hometown Love At the moment, I belong to 30 different Swip Swap Groups …  all based in my little town!! Most of the Swip Swap sites I belong to are developed by folks who live in MY town and they are just for folks who live in MY town. When you post an item for sale, you will probably sell it to someone you know or a neighbor or friends from the grocery …

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Storage Units for All

In my last Blog, I told the story of my friend Evelyn whose mother had moved in with she and her Husband.  Everyone was happy and things were going well.  But, a bit later, Evelyn’s adult son found himself in a life-changing situation and he too moved in with his young son (Evelyn’s grandson) in tow. I called Evelyn today and asked her how things were panning out.  She was so happy and excited!!  “We rented a storage unit!” She …

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Let’s Get Organized! More Organizational / Upcycle Ideas for the Overcrowded Home

Recap: I am having new floors put in and while it has left my home in a total state of disaster, it has also given me the perfect opportunity to organize, upcycle, and get rid of things I haven’t seen in 7 years!!! Organization is Hard Work!!! I have always considered myself a very organized person! I remember my mother in law coming over one day and peering into my kitchen rag drawer.  She burst out laughing!! When I asked what was so funny, …

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Upcycle Ideas for the Overcrowded Home Part II

Shelving  When you tear apart your home, as I have had to do for the new flooring to be installed, you tend to look at everything in a new light.  That new light is called UPCYCLING or “reusing the old as something new”.  It has a very positive feel doesn’t it! Since I am an artist, I tend to find “use” for just about everything there is from old fabric, paper, buttons, and yarn.  These things can become very disorganized …

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12 DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Happy Father’s Day to All the Dad’s out there! Both of my Parents are Artists. To say I grew up artistically inclined is like saying I breathe to live!! Both of my Parents are also Naturalists and we spent a good deal of our childhood living in tents on camping trips, exploring back woods parts of the world! We knew the names of trees, the calls of birds and the difference between an agate and a petosky stone before we were …

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How (and when!) to Haggle at Flea Markets and Garage Sales

How to haggle at places like auctions, flea markets and garage sales can be difficult to navigate – how to haggle, when it is appropriate, when it’s not, etc.; are questions I get All the time!! Usually, we are at a flea market or garage sale when the whispered question comes up, “What should I pay for this?” And I usually answer, “I don’t know!” Honestly, I really DON’T know!!! But I base my idea on what to pay or …

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Storage Unit Auctions: The Not-So Desirable Finds

So, the other day, Chelsea, who works here at StorageUnitAuctionList.com and is an amazing and creative writer, researcher and finder of Far Out Facts, came to me with this piece she had worked on and asked me what I thought. “Whoa!” I hollered. “Everyone needs to read this!!!!! OMG!!!! Amazing!” So, with that being said…Chelsea and her fascinating work, takes over the blog today! Very very Interesting!!! What do YOU think? What really lies behind the doors of storage units…? …

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Antique Furniture: Refurbish into Fabulous!

As Summer begins and the school year finishes, vacations are being planned. For those of us lucky enough to live in Florida beach towns, Summer means hot, steamy weather and the arrival of millions of tourists. We learn pretty quickly each year to plan trips to the grocery store, movie theaters and restaurants to coincide with lighter traffic times. Personally, I crank up my air conditioner and Netflix and stay home most weekends!!! When I do finally wander out of …

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Memorial Weekend Sales: How to Prepare!

So, It’s that Time Again – Memorial Weekend!! The time that the Summer Season Begins.. Memorial Day 2014 is the first Warm Weather Holiday of the year. And it kicks off some of my favorite things: Garage Sales Flea Markets Estate Sales Picnics Cookouts Beaches And My Favorite Flip Flops Memorial Weekend is a great time to get out there and find some treasures!! Auctions, garage or yard sales, and even retail stores always offer great bargains over the holiday weekend! …

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Resale – Theatre Treasure Hunt, Part III

(Recap from Chapter One and Two!!! I had the mumps in third grade; was destined to read a Nancy Drew book a day while I recovered; was convinced I WAS Nancy Drew; Grew up and got a job as a researcher and BECAME Nancy Drew; Job was to investigate what happened to old theatres and when found any that were still standing, made contact with owner of old theatre and sent my “Guy in the Field” out to the old …

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Yard Sale Divas

So, one evening I was surfing facebook, delving into the who and what of various “friends” and their activities, when suddenly, up pops a box that says “LIKE my Page.” I looked at it for a moment, realized I really liked the name of the page — Yard Sale Divas — and clicked on “LIKE!” Then I decided to investigate further. I was happily surprised to find that Yard Sale Divas was located right here in Florida! I looked further …

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Macaroni: King Cat

Did you know that cats, cat stories, cat cartoons, cat pictures, cat videos, and cat sayings are the top things that people look up on the internet? Macaroni is my only male cat! (Yes, I have 3 other cats — all female.) He’s yellow, and he had a sister named Cheese. But poor Cheese got into a fight with a copperhead snake. Now I have just Macaroni. Macaroni is a very intelligent cat.  At least that is what my neighbors …

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Storage Units are Like a Box of Chocolates…

Sometimes you get a little more than you bargained for. In my research, I stumbled across some amazing footage of a locker sold, sight-unseen, to an entrepreneurial spirit with limited experience in the field. I was fortunate enough to track down the owner and interview him on his experience. “I was hoping for some priceless antiques. Maybe some gold. You know, just like on that show on that channel. To be honest, after cutting the padlock and not seeing any …

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‘Tis (Almost) the Season

Who says you have to wait for the end of December to do right by your community? Certainly not Amazing Spaces Storage Center in Houston, TX. They joined forces with Texas Self Storage Association (TSSA) back in 2004 just a few years after the TSSA started to “Make a Difference” in their community. Every year since its inception, members have been asked to join in the holiday spirit and donate a dollar each to the fundraising efforts. All of the …

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