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Symptoms to Take Notice of in Children

The NHS has been facing ever-increasing pressures in recent years, with slashed budgets, staff shortages and lack of resources taking its toll on the quality of care. One of the many ways we commonly see the impact of these pressures is in waiting times for GP…

Mother of the Bride Guide

The day you’ve dreamed of for years has finally arrived! Your little girl is all grown up and has chosen a partner to start her life with, and you are officially a MoB -- Mother of the Bride! While congratulatory remarks are appropriate at this juncture, so are a few…

How to Through A Larger Than Life Small Wedding on a Budget

This one is as simple as crowdfunding your honeymoon. It might sound strange at first, but do you really need another blender or set of dinner plates? Instead of having your guests purchase a bunch of things you’ll end up trying to return anyway, why not let them chip in for…

“One man’s garbage is another man’s gold.”

Coming from a culture where one never throws away their belongings but rather passes it down to the next generation, it always amazes me the stuff that people throw out or leave on the curb (here in the US)  for the garbage truck to haul away!

My sister-in-law has the best luck when it comes to picking up pre-loved furniture that people dispose of on the curb. One of the advantages of living in her part of Long Island is that people throw out quality, heirloom, vintage furniture. The type that if found in a vintage shop would cost thousands of $$$’s. Over the years she has ‘collected’ a fine selection of high-end vintage finds that has now found a loving home.

Recently she picked up a couple of pieces that she generously turned over to me. Now I am proud owner of two vintage pieces thanks to my dear SIL.

 

mail-6This beautiful tall boy dresser now sits in my son’s room and will ...mail-9

This two-tier revolving/lazy susan bookshelf is now in our living room, nicely showcasing our books.

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And there you have it. Sometimes the best “shopping sprees” are the ones where you don’t have to spend a single dime.

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