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The Penny Worthy Project

I've spent a lot of this week working on a deep clean of my house, the main floor anyway. While I've been scrubbing cupboards and enjoying the meditative work of cleaning I've been thinking a LOT about the disposable life that's so prevalent in our country. I wrote Does Thrift Store Shopping Lead to a Disposable Life? the other day and I had so many thoughtful comments, they really gave me food for thought. What do you think, I'd love to know.
Does pondering the disposable life make me stop thrifting? NO! It was certainly not my intent to stop thrifting, but perhaps thrift with purpose. Looking for goods I need or will gift to others rather than goods I want. I also do a bit of reselling, so between those things I have my goal: I either NEED it, will GIVE it or RESELL it. Now I have a goal, lets see how I did.

Ahahaha looking at my purchases this week I see this mug, an exact replica of one I bought for myself in Disneyland 8 years ago--now we have a matched set of cups bigger than my head--YEAH!!

And a vintage tin--hunh I guess I didn't NEED this one, guess I better put it to work

 Oh I DID need these, fold-able Christmas boxes. Collapse when not in use, pop up for wrapping and then poof flat for storage. I like these because we'll be able to use them again and again.

 last weekend was particularly crafty--here is one of the hats I made--ignore the goggles, it was super windy and cold outside

And we made some Martinmas lanterns last week too, this is mine with the sun shining though it

Don't forget to check out Hey Who's a Winner Mom? to see if you won the Seventh Generation/Le Creuset giveaway--I need the winner to contact me pretty quick or I'll have to draw a new a winner.

Peace and Love--


  1. There must be something in the air, because I've been on a clean-out closet rampage myself!! Must the the "Hoarders" show I watched on TV, lol. LOVE the hat (And the goggles...we sure have needed them).

  2. Looks like you have been busy!
    I have been helping a friend clear out her entire house - except I am the one going through the garbage reclaiming items.
    Some things are too good to toss, even if I do not have an immediate need.Of course soon we'll have to do the same thing at my house!

  3. Ooh! I'll have to check out the article you wrote on thrifting. I LOVE the Christmas boxes; saves a ton of work! I'm not the best wrapper yet...

  4. Really loving that old tin! I love things that have some rust on them...shows character. :)

  5. I love old tins too! Thanks so much for hosting. I'd love for you and your readers to come link up your thirfty finds at Cap Creations.

  6. I second the previous comment...I love that tin! Just the perfect amount of wear and rust. ;)


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