One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure – Wooden Bowls and a Tambourine

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Yesterday as Mrs. Hillbilly and I were headed to the Anderson Island Historical Farm when we came upon a garage sale. It didn’t look like much of a sale from the road, but we parked the car and took a look around anyway.

old wooden bowls

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that garage sales rule!

porch sale

Pretty much every garage sale I’ve been to has a boatload of pots and pans and other mismatched kitchen and household goods. This one was no exception.

rusty old paint cans

There were even rusty old paint cans.

trinkets

Trinkets.

beaded gourd

Mrs. Hillbilly went away with a chess board, a mini beaded gourd and some sort of science kit.

She bought the science kit for her kids so they could use it next fall for a science fair project. They are going to place Mrs. HB’s baby teeth in the tubes and see what will make them rot the fastest. Diet Coke, Lemon Juice, Alcohol, Sugar and who knows what else. Weird, but cool.

Lady with Tamborine

Oh and check this out. This is that lady who was hosting the garage/front porch sale. She was a total nut. I bought a tambourine  for a buck and she chanted some sort of folk song for me.

lady with tambourine

I think maybe she had something in that cup of hers other than tea. Hmm.

Old Wooden bowls butter paddles

I ended up leaving with an old wooden bowl, 2 wooden butter spoons, a vintage potato masher and a tambourine for $5. The Handsome Husband took one look at my purchases and deemed them all trash.

I say they are treasures.

What do you think?

~Mavis

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See More Trash to Treasure Posts:

Terra Cotta Flower Pots
Mavis Scores Big At The Garage Sale
Wooden Garden Sign
Mavis Scores BIG at the Goodwill
One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure – Pumpkins
How to Find Free Containers For Your Garden
Mavis Goes to the Goodwill and Finds the Best Dress Ever!
Mavis Goes to The Goodwill and Finds 50 Boyfriends Worse Than Yours

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Pineapple-Orange-Banana Smoothie

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Pineapple-Orange-Banana Smoothie

Looking for something you can make for breakfast in a jiffy? Smoothies are the way to go. Trust me on this. Not only is the kitchen clean up is pretty minimal, but a good smoothie will give you enough energy to power through a busy morning too.

Here is my favorite smoothie recipe on the planet {well, right now anyway!}.

Pineapple-Orange-Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup fresh pineapple
1 ripe banana
1 cup orange juice
1 cup ice

Directions

Toss everything in your blender and give it a whirl! My Blendtec whips this up in about 10 seconds flat. Now that’s my kind of breakfast!

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Looking for more delicious smoothie recipes? Check out the book Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-dense Recipes.

Get your smoothie fix with all my healthy smoothie recipes!

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Mornings with Mavis – Sunhats, Father’s Day T-Shirts, Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker, Golf Organizer, Garden Tools

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Yesterday we went to the Anderson Island Historical Farm and of man was it awesome! I’ll be posting pictures of our trip just as soon as I make breakfast made for my peeps. Have a great Sunday everyone.

 ~Mavis

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Suncast Golf Organizer $69.99 Shipped

The Suncast golf organizer has room for two golf bags, and a protective foam strip ensures that the shafts don’t get scratched. It also includes three shelves and a five-inch bin you can use for storing shoes, balls, tees, and so on.

MagnoGrip 311-090 Magnetic Wristband $8.95 {The HH has one and loves it!}

Use the MagnoGrip magnetic wristband to keep tools on your wrist while you work. Ideal for holding nails, screws, fasteners, wrenches and small tools.

  • Embedded with super strong magnets for holding screws, scissors, and small tools
  • Provides a third helping hand when you need it most
  • Ideal for many woodworking, home improvement, and do-it yourself projects
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  • One size fits all

Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker

Beat the heat with this Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker for only $39.99. Yumm-O!

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Botanical Interests is offering $5 off any orders over $25 {discount automatically applied at checkout} now through May 31st. I recently purchased their new seed sprouter and I’m loving it!

Toysmith 2296 Kid's 3-Piece Garden Tool Set

If you have little ones {or grand kids} Amazon currently has the Toysmith 3-Piece Garden Tool Set for kids for only $6.31. The reviews on these pint sized tools are excellent.

Sloggers Original Women's Wide Brim Braided Hat

And don’t forget, Amazon also has the Slogger’s Original Women’s Wide Brim Braided Hat on sale and ready to ship.

Father's Day T- ShirtsTanga has a bunch of great Father’s Day T-Shirts on sale this weekend for only $7.99. What a fun collection of shirts for Dad. From the ‘SuperDad’ shirt to ‘You can’t scare me, I have kids’. I LOVE these!

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We are still collecting Garden Gnomes for road trip to St. Jude in Memphis, Tennessee this summer. If you have not sent one in yet, please consider sending in this wall gnome. He would look great on the garden boxes at St. Jude. $10 will be donated for each garden gnome we receive* by August 1st, 2013. Up to $10,000.
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Wood Pallet Garden – Harvesting Lettuce

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wood pallet garden

With the rain and cooler temps this past week, our pallet gardens have been growing like crazy!

Endive lettuce wood pallet garden

So far we have harvest 3 heads of endive lettuce.

It’s a little bitter {that’s normal} but it sure is pretty to grow. Kind of artsy if you ask me.

wood pallet garden endive

I think I’ll be replacing the endive beds with some Ruby Red Swiss chard once I get it all harvested.

grow strawberries in wood pallets

The strawberries are coming along nicely too. We have strawberries growing in 4 places this year. In the greenhouse, along side the house, in a hanging basket and in a wood pallet. So far the strawberries in the greenhouse are doing the best.

Last year I planted strawberries in a vertical pallet and I had it standing up for awhile, but eventually placed it flat on the ground so it would be easier to manage.

wood pallet garden spinach

The spinach is rockin’ too!

pallet gardening lettuce puggle

Lucy the lettuce dog taking her job seriously. Sampling is her primary duty.

wood pallet garden celery

Have you ever grown your own celery before? Homegrown celery has a totally different taste. We don’t use any chemicals on our vegetables, so I’m guessing that’s why they taste a little different than conventionally grown stuff you get in the stores.

freckles lettuce

And remember the red speckled lettuce and how I couldn’t figure out what variety it was? Well, it’s actually a romaine lettuce and the variety is called Freckles. If you ever find the seed packet at your local nursery center, grab one. It tastes just like regular Romaine only it’s prettier. ;)

No matter how you do it, gardening is cool!

Have a great weekend everyone.

~Mavis

heat treated wood pallet

Want to learn more about wood pallet gardening and how I put mine together? Click on the pallets above and it will take you to my first pallet garden post of the year. You’ll also learn what to look for when choosing a pallet.

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One Hundred Dollars a Month – Mavis’ Weekly Highlights

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Books, Books, and More Books from Amazon.com

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Giveaways

greenhouse gardening

Garden Updates and Chickens Too!

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Mornings with Mavis 

Asian Noodle Salad

Recipes

how to grow sunflowers

Tips and Tricks

terra cotta flower pots

Weekly Shopping Trips and Stories

Videos

Peace Out Girl Scouts, have a great weekend!

Mavis

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10 Friday Night Pick-Up Lines for Guys

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Pick-Up Lines for Guys

You ready to get out there and make a love connection?  Here’s some no-fail {ish} pick-up lines, sure to woo any sensible lady:

  1. Are you religious?  Because you’re the answer to all of my prayers.
  2. I was so struck by your beauty that I ran into that wall over there.  So, I am going to need your name and number for insurance purposes.
  3. My friends bet me that I wouldn’t be able to start a conversation with the most beautiful woman in the bar.  Want to buy some drinks with their money?
  4. Sorry, but you owe me a drink. {Why?}  Because when I looked at you I dropped mine.
  5. Can I have directions?  {To where?}  Your heart.  {Ew, this one is just disturbingly cheesy}
  6. There isn’t a word in the dictionary for how good you look.  {It’s the flattery approach, gentleman.}
  7. Are you from Tennessee?  Because you’re the only ten I see?  {Aren’t words fun?}
  8. I must be a snowflake, because I think I’ve fallen for you.  {Snowflakes are SUPER masculine, so comparing yourself to one is a superb idea, I think.}
  9. There must be something wrong with my phone.  {Why?}  It doesn’t have your number in it.
  10. Excuse me, I think you have something in your eye.  Oh wait, it’s just a sparkle.

Now go get ‘em tigers,

Matchmaker Mavis

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Friday Night at the Movies – David Vs. Monsanto

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Tonight The Girl and I are watching David Vs. Monsanto.  It’s a documentary about a man who goes up against the agricultural giant Monsanto when GMO seeds blow into his crops, causing Monsanto to claim proprietary rights over his crops.

I usually get pretty worked up when I watch stuff like that {and for those of you that have been asking about my stance on GMO’s, I’m definitely working on it}, so hopefully I don’t turn my relaxing Friday evening upside down.

Let me know what you think if you decide to watch it–or if you have already seen it.  Did you love it? Hate it? Can’t wait to watch it over and over?

Looking for more movies?

Check out the full list of my Friday Night at the Movies Selections or click on over & look at all the movies on Amazon Instant Video. There are a ton of videos to choose from that will cost you absolutely nothing {nada, zilch, free-o} with Amazon Prime; like thousands of regular movies & TV shows & hundreds of documentaries {Wahoo!}. Get all the details HERE!

Peace out Girl Scouts & have yourself a great weekend,

~Mavis

 

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Memorial Day Recipes: Picnic Salads, Sides, Desserts

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Looking for a few recipes for this Memorial Day?

Here are a few of my favorite salads, side dishes and desserts recipes. And the best part? They can all be made ahead of time you you can enjoy your extended weekend with family and friends!

Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches Recipe

Peach Cobbler

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Double Layer Banana Cake

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Cheesecake Brownies

Spinach and Feta Orzo Salad

Spinach and Feta Orzo Salad

Dijon-Potato-Salad-with-Green-Onions-Recipe

Dijon Potato Salad with Green Onions

Kentucky fried chicken coleslaw recipe

Kentucky Fried Chicken Cole Slaw

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Susan from Camas, Washington Shares Her Chicken Coop Photos

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A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent in their photographs and stories. I hope by sharing other peoples pictures and stories here on One Hundred Dollars a Month we can all have a rock star garden this summer. Keep them coming!

DIY chicken coop plans with pictures

Susan from Camas, Washington sent in photos of this awesome chicken coop her husband built for her. Here is what Susan had to say:

chickens

I am a first time chicken “Mama”! My dear husband had chickens as a child, but I did not.

We decided to get chickens because our youngest granddaughter LOVES visiting the chickens next door, AND our son has chickens and talked us into it. I have been intrigued with your chicken endeavors,too. I visit your blog daily!!

DIY Chicken Coop Plans interior roost

My DH built the coop- taking a couple of weekends to build. Our coop is a combination of designs from our son (who has become a coop-builder in his own neighborhood in Coburg,OR) and DH.

It is made from 1×6 cedar fence boards and framed with 2×2 lumber. It is a board and batten style. The nest box area is 4′ x 1′ and the remainder is 3′ x 4′ . – 4′x 4′ overall . The pen area below is 4′x4′ x 3′ tall. The “upstairs” is water-proofed for easy cleaning. We use carabiners on the the latch to keep predators out.

chickens in chicken coop

We have 4 girls! 2- Barred Rock, 1 – White Leghorn and 1 – Black Sex Link. They are: Fern, Ivy, Daisy and Clucken Jo. “Fern” might be “Vern” (one of our Barred Rock) I’m hoping NOT!! I am attached to ALL of them!!! We got them in March.

I really am enjoying them! I could sit for hours and just watch their antics. They are very social and ADORABLE!!!!

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Susan! Please tell your husband the coop he built is beautiful. You and your granddaughter are going to have so much fun this summer watching your hens grow. And, I’m crossing my fingers that your barred rock Fern is not a Vern.

Keep us posted, and thanks for sharing.

~Mavis

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Garden Photos From Western New York

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  • Your Garden Pictures and Tips – I’d especially like to see your garden set ups, growing areas, and know if you are starting seeds indoors this year. If so,  show me some picture of how you are going about it.
  • Your Chicken and Chicken Related Stories – Coops, Chicks, Hen’s, Roosters, Eggs, you name it. If it clucks, send us some pictures to share with the world.
  • Cool Arts & Crafts - Made from your very own hands with detailed {and well photographed} pictures and instructions.
  • Your pictures and stories about your pets. The more pictures and details the better.

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Raised Garden Beds – Beans, Tomatoes, Beets, Carrots, Peas and Radishes

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raised garden beds organic gardening

It’s been raining all week at our house. All stinkin’ week. And you know what? The cool season crops like cabbage, radishes and peas are loving it. The vegetables are growing like crazy!

head of cabbage

Check out this gorgeous head of cabbage. Don’t you just want to give it a big kiss?

organic Swiss chard

The Swiss chard has really taken off too. If you have a favorite recipe that calls for Swiss chard, please leave your recipe or a link in the comment section. I think I’m going to need as many chard recipes as I can get this year with the amount we are growing.

tomato plants

Even with all the rain we’ve been having, the tomato plants are still looking pretty good. Water on tomato leaves is not ideal, but hopefully they’ll be okay. We’ll see.
bean sprouts

Beans! From now until the end of July I’ll be planting green beans every two weeks to make sure we have plenty to harvest {and preserve} throughout the summer. Do you do this too? These beans were planted 2 weeks ago. This weekend I think I’ll plant some Roma beans.

raised garden bed with garlic

The garlic isn’t anywhere near ready to harvest, but it sure looks cool.

Beet Seedlings

These are our beets. I thinned these bad boys last week, but with all the cool weather and rain we’ve been having, I may have to go out there soon and thin them again so they have some room to grow.

carrot seedlings

Carrots. Ugg. I’m not sure what happened, but not all of the carrots germinated. So last week I had to plant some more. Growing carrots takes a lot of patience and it’s a total crap shoot when you plant them super early like I did this year.

sleeping garden gnome

The napping gnome is doing a fantastic job.

potatoes in raised garden beds

The potatoes are looking great and before too long we’ll be enjoying our favorite fully loaded baked potato soup again.

DIY Raised Garden Beds

Here is the view from the back of the garden. Pretty cool huh?

Now, if we could just get the sun to come out I’d be happy.

How is YOUR garden doing these days? Everything growing as planned?

~Mavis

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