9/13/07

Sept. Kit Sneak Peek

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This boy is looking so grown up these days.

This boy is my favorite. He brought me a non-fat, Pumpkin Spice Mocha home from work this afternoon. Here's what it said...
I'm working through this book right now. I've been wanting to read it for so long but it felt wrong to buy it. HA! So we've borrowed it from our local library.
In a lot of ways, living on a slim budget makes the concept of 'going without' easy but I know I'm a product of my consumer driven environment. I want to be more resourceful rather than just thrifty. I think there is a difference.
I read this article from the Times and laughed because I've been that person digging through piles of 'junk' looking for a treasure. Once I drove to every corner flower shop the night of Mother's Day and pulled hundreds of red roses out of their dumpsters. I wrapped them up in bunches of newspaper and took them to church the next morning to pass out to the mom's I knew. In college we would walk the halls of the freshman girl's dorms once they had all moved out. I remember finding a softball glove, a nice sleeping bag and a computer desk one year. When we were apt. managers in Seattle, we would have our pick of whatever people left behind when they moved out. We furnished our apt. with so many of their unique pieces! I love the thrill of the hunt.
(edited: I forgot! Brett actually bought it off of half.com as a belated b-day gift. So, we did spend the money!)

My mother-in-law, Cheryl, sent these in the mail! Thanks for letting me use them, Brittany!
I'd love to hear your treasure hunting stories. Or, if you've read the book, tell us your thoughts. Thanks for looking!

8 comments:

Holly said...

I'm sockin' away money from pay day tomorrow for that new kit! The peek looks killer! So, what do you think of Not Buying It? I've seriously considered reading it, as we have some major spending habits that I would like to curb. I just hadn't talked to anyone else that had ever read it...

RachelDenbow said...

I'm only 1/4 into the book. I didn't read too much into the entry for a few reasons but her actual experience is so interesting to me. I understand how we are so emotionally tied to buying and having. Brett already finished it and loved it.

Mika said...

The sneak looks great, wanna have some of that. Mika

Boriquaz said...

Ooo polaroids!!!! Ever since I was younger I've always wanted one. Maybe I'll have to buy one, one day.

Cat said...

LOVE your treasure hunting stories:) The felting worked out..the pieces are drying and I want to shave them. Give me about a week and I will mail them to you. Send your addy to: catpchin@hotmail.com :)

Brett Denbow said...

Um... Actually we DID buy that book! But I got it from half.com for super cheap.
I do like buying music and books, and I would do a lot more spending if I could. But the book was helpful to see that happiness comes when we are uncluttered with stuff and then wanting more stuff.

steph said...

Well Rachel you really piqued my interest with the mention of that book.
I had never heard of it. I went to Amazon and read the reviews and now I must read it.
I agree though, I don't think I can buy it. So I will look into getting it from the library.
Thanks for mentioning it, I think it sounds fascinating.

Holly said...

I got my portfolio today...thank ya' much! I wuv it so... :0)