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.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Letters, I Got Letters

I got stacks and stacks of letters!
The Superbowl Envies are starting to arrive! Friday I got five. Saturday I got twelve (that's the mailbox shot) and today the other photo of 25 hit all at once.

I happened to be looking out the kitchen window when the mail lady pulled up. She opened the mailbox and just sort of stared into it and then looked at her lap. I could tell I had more stuff than she knew what to do with. It was better than Christmas when she handed it all over to me - a Valentine from my Uncle and Aunt, a Valentine from my Secret Pal, an envie of Boxtops for Education from my Pink & Brown Swap partner Christy (thanks!), a box from Amazon containing DS's latest round of Cirque du Freak books for Valentine's Day and most importantly - 25 big fat enveis all addressed to ME!

I cannot believe the generosity that everyone has bestowed on me! I think I have well over 1,000 coupons and forms already. Plus, gobs of stickers, scrapbooking supplies, greeting cards, postage stamps, keychains, samples, advertising things like jar openers, ememry boards, a Yankee Candle air freshener (yum), dip mix seasoning, tons of Boxtops, Campbell's Labels and Tyson's panels for DS's school and just so many other goodies that is is crazy! Ds goit little surprises like pencils, erasers, tattoos, stickers and the like. (Yes, he was home again today. I forgot the side effect of anitibiotics is raging you-know-what. But! Tommorow he WILL go back - YES HE WILL!). All in all, I've already gotten 45 deliciously fat envies and I am "supposed" to get 98. So, maybe 53 more to come???? The mail lady will FREAK.

If anyone needs a surplus of coupons - I will send you a Prioirty Flat Rate envie chuck full for the cost of the shipping only! I cannot gaurantee that you will be able to use all the coupons (meaning some things are sold in certain areas only) and a few (literally just a few) might accidentally be out of date. I have sooo many that I can't look at each and every one of them to make sure. But, I think pretty much 99% are in date. I just want someone somewhere to use some of these! (Pennypincher - yours will go out this week!)


  1. What fun!
    I love mail!
    You must be having a blast!

  2. WOW!!! Lucky girl! I love getting mail!! :) No one sends it anymore, so what a treat that must be!! I love the photos!!

  3. Mail is always fun, especially when it isn't bills!!!


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