Friday, July 30, 2010

Gone Thriftin'

The boys and I hit some garage sales this morning. We had the best time! I passed up some treasures but did manage to bring home a few, a coffee maker (ours broke), books, a purse, twin sheets, a mirror, a new carpet spot cleaner machine, clothes and more for dirt cheap!

I also got a few pretties for our home. :)

I'm sorry but I cannot get enough of cute baskets! Especially cheap ones! 50 cents! Woo!

This basket was $1! The fabric was 10 cents each!

The bottles I actually got yesterday at a garage sale for $1 each. A little more than I would of normally spent but I liked the combo of these 3. :) I think they will go in our master bathroom when that is made over soon. I love their color.

As for now I'm just enjoying this display in my dining room. :)

Probably the deal of the garage sales was this big Ironstone pitcher for $1!

It has a big crack in it but it's still pretty.

Look at the wonderful detail. Don't you love thrift finds?! I enjoy this so much more than going to a store or mall and paying outrageous prices! Plus it's the thrill of the find when you find that special treasure among all the junk. :)

Do you have a local salvage yard in your area?! If you do, you should check it out! We have EcoStores Nebraska right in Lincoln. This place is filled with every part of a house you can think of to be resold. Instead of going to a landfill these things can be prettied up and put in your own home.

I scored some excellent old molding (needs cleaning) with chippy white paint for 30 cents and old coat hangers for 10 cents each there! This will be a wonderful towel hanger our master bathroom! Not bad for 60 cents!

I also bought some knobs and drawer pulls to add to the vanity and cabinet in there as well. There we 25 and 50 cents each. They'll just need spray paint. Now I'm kicking myself that I didn't go there for stuff for our recent bathroom remodel. I go there when I have no kids with me. Not a fun place to have little ones with you. LOL And yesterday afternoon I was kidless (Thank you Aunt Lisa!). If you live in the Lincoln area, EcoStores Nebraska is having a wonderful sale in August, so check it out! I have a few things I would don't buy the stuff I want. LOL

Well today is time again to share you yummy summertime recipes over at And Baby Makes Five! Colleen is my bud and I know she would love for you to join in on the sweet fun!

I'm sharing another zucchini favorite!! I made this last week and yes I admit I ate most of it! LOL I hope you enjoy this easy, yummy recipe!

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups white sugar
2 cups shredded zucchini
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 pint fresh blueberries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 4 mini-loaf pans.

In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar. Fold in the zucchini. Beat in the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Gently fold in the blueberries. Transfer to the prepared mini-loaf pans.

Bake 50 minutes (1 hour, 20 minutes for big loaf) in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes in pans, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.

This recipe made 2 big loaves! And yes, I almost ate 2 loaves of bread! LOL A warm slice with butter is heavenly...oh, I'm drooling just thinking about it.

Have a super weekend. I hope to back soon with some completed projects to share!


  1. I absolutely love the bottles. Since I finished up my 25 cent bargain tote with 8 compartments, I am on the lookout myself! And the pitcher is so beautiful; really fits in with your new decor, doesn't it?
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    ★ Linda ★

  2. LOVE your thrifty finds, Kindra! We have Habitat for Humanity ReStores in our area and my Dad and I enjoy hunting around for similar household treasures. Can't wait to see what you do with everything...

    And now I have a conundrum. Do I make the zucchini muffins or today's bread? Both sound so good!

    Have a fabulous weekend, my sweet friend!


  3. Even though I'm sure I will get home late tonight from the concert, I will hit the yard sale circuit in the morning!! Just have to! Love what you found. Hope you have super weekend. Julie

  4. kindra, love the baskets too!! i would turn the pitcher around and no one will know the crack is even there. i can see it with some drieds in it or some branches during cooler weather. :)the bread sounds great!! i got blueberries in the freezer. i think i am making this over the weekend. :)

  5. Just stoppin' by your new blog. I love the look too! Hope you are doing well...stop by for a visit soon!!

  6. Kindra...I love those bottles your sure scored with those and the pitcher is great the crack just adds so much character to it! I thrill of the hunt too but today I got to go to a Pottery Barn store...yeah! I'll be posting about it soon.

    Love your recipe too!


  7. Love all your yard sale goodies! I can't wait to see them in place in your new master bath.

    We made another trip to Menard's today. What can I say, I'm hooked on that place!

    My daughter loves blue berries so we've gotta try your recipe.

    Have a great weekend!

  8. Hi,
    I found your blog by accident while searching for country home crafts. I love your ideas, you really inspire me! I don't have a blog of my own at this time. I hope you don't mind be reading yours!!
    Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.
    My family and I will will be in the Omaha area soon, I'm hoping to travel to some of your great shopping places.....
    thanks again ~ Coleene

  9. I love your ironstone pitcher! What a great deal for a dollar! I love zucchini bread. I have never had it with blueberries. I bet it tastes great. I am definitely going to have to give this recipe a try! Thanks for sharing!!


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