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.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Change is Good. When It Works.

Woo-hoo-hoo, look at me!  New look for the old monkeybox!!!!

To quote Toby Keith, "How do you like me now?"

Still a little bit of tweaking to be done, but so far, so good. 

Or maybe not, I can't figure out how to load a photo.  *


To quote Arnold Schwarzenegger, "I'll be back!"

*I figured it out!  Whew.  Here's my LittleLlady with her thrifted FREE box "Ugly Doll" from the .  We talk about how pretty she is and how precious she is, so to give her an Ugly Doll was funny.  But, she loves it!


  1. I know! they changed it without a word. I did figure it out but used some naughty words while doing it. Oh and I really like your new look!!

  2. My little bro is getting married this summer and his fiance was looking for a turquoise typewriter just like yours to use in place of a guest book (the guests type a message to the newlyweds--isn't that a cute idea?) They had me looking on craigslist here but I think they found one. I can't wait to see it!

  3. Laurie2:46 PM

    While I love the tablecloth that is your background, it makes it a real PITA to read your blog...

  4. Oh it is so good to see your excitement again. I am feeling good vibes all the way to New England! Looks great.

  5. That is my color...I mean I just love that color!!! Cool header.


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