There is a brand new Goodwill store in my town, and I love it!
First let me tell you about my breadmaker. It came from Brian's family's basement and was purchased over 20 years ago. It hadn't been used in about 17 years until I got it. I used it almost every day for a few months. Then, mysteriously, the little mixing paddle started going backwards. Hmm, not sure how to fix that and it doesn't mix the dough that way. Oh well, after 20 years it owes us nothing. I found this one that I like on Amazon.com but it out of stock and expensive. Brian told me to buy it, that I would use it more than anyone else he knows. I put it off... and put it off.
So now you will understand why I snatched the $6.99 breadmaker off the shelf at Goodwill so quickly that a couple of people gave me weird looks! After plugging it in, watching it go, and being informed of the 7 day return policy, I took it. It isn't fancy but will get us by until I can justify the new one. What a deal.
Next find: 2 very large (king?) sheets for $1.99 each. They just happen to match our bedding set almost exactly. I'm not sure that I would want to sleep on thrift store sheets, but I could never find fabric that cheap at Jo-Ann's. I used the blue sheet to make 2 curtains for our bedroom. They are much cuter than our old blinds. They aren't super functional but could be let down to block the window if needed. That will be very handy this year when there are beer drinking farmers in my backyard!
I used 1/2 of the second sheet to make a new cover for the dog bed. I sewed it like a pillow case with the opening in the middle of the bottom. So...
Breadmaker $6.99 Curtains $1/each Dog bed cover $1
Can't beat it! Want to share any of your great finds?
What started as a blog about the happenings here on our Centennial Farm has now evolved in to a little more personal account of things from my point of view as a new farm(er's) wife. Stick around for awhile and hopefully you'll learn a little about everything from industrial and sustainable farming to raising livestock to being green and maybe even catch a good recipe or two. Enjoy!
We're on our way out of debt and on to greener pastures...