What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

A Few Buys This Week

I went to the Attic Thrift Store on Wednesday. I spent $2.50 - I spent $1.00 for a Foregin Military looking scarf, two books for DS for $1.50 and a keychain from Venusula for 10¢ for DS. Went to the Salvation Army twice this week. I got a Teddy Bear that makes noises like inside the womb for 75¢ and a Hawaiian Sugar Buddie doll from C&H Sugar for 75¢. I didn't buy anything the second time. DH works next door to the Salvation Army, so I find myself down there quite often.

Today I went to the Dollar Tree and they had just filled up the scrapbooking section with all new stuff. Ack! I bought 26 things. That's $26.00! But, the same things at Hobby Lobby would have been at least $3.00 each and I would NOT have bought them at that price. I got my latest order from Snapfish today, so I have lots of pictures to scrapbook. (I always made fun of scrapbooking - but I do enjoy it!)

I saw a sign for a Yard Sale tomorrow. I think it's at a house where this guy has a sale twice a year and only sells fishing, hunting and tool items. Not my speed. But, it's a good sign - Spring Sales are on the way.

My Flea Market is picking up - rent was due yesterday too. I need to find some nice tall backless shelves to put in the window so I can load them with things. Lord knows I have the things!


  1. Anonymous2:32 PM

    Hey Shara,

    Could you maybe check freecycle.org for shelves? It's a community where people give things away for free, and it's based on locals.

    ~ Nicole

  2. Thanks Nicole. I had thought of that but hadn't done it yet. I did put a post on Freecycle on Tuesday night - had a response Wednesday morning and DH is picking them up today. Thanks!


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