“When Good Crafts Go Bad”…Part 2ish

I never thought I would ever top this insane craft magazine.

But I did. Ohhhh….I so did.

I found this beauty today…and it…is….amazing….ly….horrible.

bigxmas240 pages of…. absolute garbage! Much like the Santa on the cover.

bigxmas1Oh look! Delores is beckoning us in to see her 1964 world of glue and crazy.

bigxmas2Up first…a bread Nativity scene.  Or what happens when you serve “lima bean surprise” and rolls to your 8 year old son for dinner….and leave him unattended for 10 minutes.

bigxmas4Bird choir….and Tippi Hedren starring as the cherub.

xmas9Hold on!  You are telling me those are forks? Give me a moment….let me see if I can tell where the forks are because all I’m seeing is tree branches.

xmas8“WHAT? The Johnsons are at the door? They’re carrying gifts??? Stall them while I whip some presents up in the kitchen!  Hold on…hand me that featherduster first!”

xmas11“WHAT? The Johnsons are staying for dinner? Quick…grab everything out of the hydrator and start sticking them on the FORK TREE!”

bigxmas5Evidently, the stable was located in a flood plain.

bigxmas7Nothing says “Happy Holidays!” like purposely burning your house down.

xmas10Sadly, Delores found out that the only one who appreciated her holiday art was Mr. Santa Head.  But even he was creeped out by the dinner she threw him.

This magazine is a true gem.

Oh…and if you liked these crafts o’garbage…you’ll like this….and this too.

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Some thrifting words and phrases defined….

For the novice or the expert, these may come in handy:

As-is: From the latin word “As” which means “garbage” and the latin word “is” which means “with a price tag”.

Sold: Please sit on me. Please put your stuff that you bought on me. Please lean on me and eat that doughnut. You are a regular outlaw.

Fill a bag: A time when all that geometry  you took in high school finally pays off.

Estate sale: Criteria must be that people must step INTO a living room area.  Two items. Two hundred items. Doesn’t matter. Once the threshold has been crossed….it can be considered an estate sale.

“On Ebay it goes for ______”: I don’t sell on Ebay. But my neighbor does. But he doesn’t want to pay me that much for it either.

Boutique: Any area in a thrift store with silk flowers, a gold lettered sign, and 45+ cocktail dresses from Joan Collin’s closet.

Firm: I dare you to ask me for a lower price. Go ahead. I dare you.

Orange: Also known as the chameleon color because of it’s ability to fool people into picking up other items around it.  “No..that’s a red sticker” “Sorry..that’s hot pink.”  “No…that’s clearly an apricot colored tag and they are full price today”.

1/2 price day: Remember when the kid would hit the pinata and all the candy would come flying out? It’s like that…only with carts and low blood sugar.

Collectible: My uncle Herman collected dead wasps. Just sayin.

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Stylish Jumpsuit…NOT an oxymoron.

Normally, I don’t dig jumpsuits.  Until ,I found this little baby in one of my haunts today.  Now THAT’S a jumpsuit.  And I absolutely love the “graphic how-to” on the front.

voguejumpsuitaThis awesome, UNCUT pattern is now in my Etsy store here.

I seriously don’t think it’s going to last long.

I’m not joking.

It’s probably gone now.

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Thrifting Blog Digest- #59

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A  Rundown of  Some Great Thrifting Posts Found on the Internet

With spring break around the corner, this is helpful…..read here.

Parts is parts….BOLO! Read…here.

Wow! Now THAT’S some upcycling/recycling!…read here.

Guaranteed giggles….read here.

BOLO book…read here.

Winter wear…defined…..read here.

How to raise a stink…for cash!….read here.

Hollah for these dollahs!…read here.

The elusive “Coogi”..they are still out there!…read here.

A lot of info for your toolkit….read here.

That’s been this week’s “Thrifting Blog Digest”!

Like Thrifting Blog Digest? Catch up on some great past editions here!

And if you really love thrifting blogs, check out the “Thrifting Blogs” page at the top! If you have a thrifting blog, feel free to link up on it!

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Dooyahavwun?

marbleworksAs long as pain reliever will be produced, so will the manufacturing of “headache inducing “toys.

But never fear, THIS toy can bring a smile to your migrained face because when the kids are tired of playing with it….it can be RESOLD!

These Marbleworks kits include plastic building pieces to make your own “marble runs”. Good….loud…fun!

These kits (with or without the box) are going between $25.00-$140.00 depending on the number of pieces. You can find what people are buying here.

Make sure you check out those clear plastic bags at thrift stores in the toy section!

For more great BOLO items, follow my Pinterest board here or read these past Dooyahavwuns.

 

*Photo courtesy of Ebay

 

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I’m back…..again.

I’ve been thinking (really overthinking) what I wanted my first post back to be about. Yeah…I don’t have anything profound.

Here’s the cliff notes of my life since my last post:

1)Divorce

2)Moved

3)Started teaching again.

4)Still operating my online businesses.

Yup.  That’s about it.  Now I’m back and ready to get back into the swing of this writing and posting thing.

Yay!

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Thrifting Blog Digest-#58

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A  Rundown of  Some Great Thrifting Posts Found on the Internet

Catching their eye!…Read here.

“Check” out this BOLO!….Read here.

The science of packaging….Read here.

Play around with this BOLO!….Read here.

STOP! Don’t throw that away!….Read here.

Where did I put that?????….another good BOLO…Read here.

Something to really “like”….Read here.

A New Year’s Resolution?…..Read here.

I definitely see the future in this BOLO!….Read here.

An excellent lesson….Read here.

Want to do some early holiday shopping? There are  plenty of sales to go to this weekend!….Read here.

That’s been this week’s “Thrifting Blog Digest”!

Like Thrifting Blog Digest? Catch up on some great past editions here!

And if you really love thrifting blogs, check out the “Thrifting Blogs” page at the top! If you have a thrifting blog, feel free to link up on it!

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It’s Holiday Craft Season!

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The weather is cooler and it’s time to start making all those wonderful things for the holidays!

If you have a craft supply that you are selling, share it here!

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Teacher Tuesday-Halloween Theme!

scavengerhuntNeed a great Halloween themed activity for your students?

Check out these great activities below!

And for more great ideas for you and your classroom, visit this Pinterest board!

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Dooyahavwun?

*Photo courtesy of Ebay.

*Photo courtesy of Ebay.

When it’s hot, people are constantly looking for “cool”. And what keeps things cool?  A cooler!

Keep your eye out for the Yeti brand of cooler. These are highly sought after for their durability and insulation features.  Used Yeti coolers sell between $100-$400 depending on size and condition.

They have an amazing sell -through rate too!

Check out the issues of Yeti coolers that have sold on Ebay recently here.

On Pinterest? Follow my “Dooyahavwun” posts visually with my BOLO board.

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