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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

March Phone Dump

Earlier I was trying to figure out how much more month I had left at the end of the money.  I was SURE that there was another payday this month, but the calendar said otherwise.  That's when I noticed that I still had it on February.  Dude - April is next week!  But, hey - I was right - five paydays, BABY.  :D

Okay, here we go - random phone dump post.

Pumpkin Spice WATER.  I mean, Come ON!

The biggest strawberries I have ever seen.  I love eating two strawberries for lunch and being full.  I also think it is fun to eat six halo's for lunch.  I am easily entertained.  

Spotted these plastic succulents at the Dollar Tree.  I am not into the whole succulent craze, but I think these look really real and would be cute in vintage pottery.  I might try some in some vintage pottery at the booths.  

Hey - guess what? I cleaned up that crib from the last post and I found cute graphics already on there. The Cat and the Fiddle.  So darn cute.  Who would cover that up???

The Bean telling me goodbye as I left the other day.  I need to make this his photo on my phone.  


I got an Azalea plant for Valentine's Day and it's still in bloom.  So pretty.  

Pickles.  Spicy.  Maple.  Bourbon.  No.  Freaking. Way.  

It conjurers up smells of drunks and pancakes.  

This email keeps coming to The Breadman.  I don't know exactly why he qualifies for ass......and I really don't want to know why!  :)

That old tool box I found that I said I would plat with flowers for The Junk Ranch?  Well, I put it on it's side and discovered it's a rustic cubby.  I have all sorts of ideas for that bad boy now.  And yes, I will be keeping it for awhile.  

Today we cleaned out the dryer vent.  The clothes were taking forever to dry so I knew it must need a cleaning.  I wasn't expecting to pull out almost a half a pound of lint and an entire birds nest!  We bought a Pest Guard to put on the outside and a new dryer hose for inside and I was able to dry a huge load of jeans in twenty minutes.  Yay!  (I hate laundry.)  

So there you have it - the Phone Dump Post for March.  I will be back with my Easter decorations before the bunny comes hopping into town with some eggs.  


  1. "HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE" ~ Perfection!

  2. Wow! It's like Ripley's Believe It or Not for the grocery section! And the dryer vent! Too much...Lint! The Azalea is just beautiful! I got a great deal on exclamation points today!

  3. PS. Better go easy on the strawberries, they may be on steroids.

  4. Pumpkin Spice water! Now I've seen everything lol! I would probably try it if they sold it in Canada! That was A LOT of lint...a scary amount. And dangerous too!

  5. I'm with you on the major EWW factor of Pumpkin Spice anything.

  6. The pumpkin spice water made me feel ill, lol. Love phone photo dumps!

  7. It's freaking me out that you had a birds nest in your dryer vent, because now I think I must have one in mine. I don't know if I have EVER cleaned out the dryer vent since I've lived in this house (11 years). I didn't even know that was a thing. Worlds' Worst Housekeeper here!

  8. Oh, and I love the photo of The Bean :)

  9. I have those same little chicken and duck Easter honeycombs - I made them into a little 3-D display on my bulletin board at work. Those crib graphics are darn cute - I wouldn't cover them either.

  10. Whoa on the strawberries! I can't believe the size of them. Love the metal piece on it's side. I KNEW you'd end up keeping it. I love the fake succulents - wish I could find them at my dollar store. No work to take care of them. Actually, not much work to take care of live ones! Phone dump pics are the best! Although mine are never as interesting as yours.


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