one man's JUNK is another man's TREASURE!

designer jeans courtesy of Erika & Kelli

With the exception of my children and anything chocolate, I must admit that I am a sucker for a great pair of jeans. I am not bias to any particular brand or pair. Dark or light, skinny or boot, I love them all. You could say it is my weakness. Unfortunately, a good pair of jeans in not easy to come by. It is a simple matter of timing and well, price. According to my husband, I have a "champagne taste on a beer budget". Meaning, there is a good chance that I will be wearing my favorite pair everyday of the week or until the holes in the crotch have spread so wide using the bathroom becomes hassle-free.

Remember, I am on a budget and a quest to save money!

Last week, my girlfriend Erika inherited a bag full of designer jeans from her very generous cousin who has recently come into some good fortune of losing a few pounds. And fortunately for me, I am reaping all the benefits. I received 5 pairs of designer jeans, Diesel - Adriano Goldschmied- Citizens of Humanity, etc. all for FREE! That just satisfied at least a years worth for wanting a new pair of jeans!

Thank you Kelli!

And you want to know the best part, I found $11 in the pocket, of which I did try to return.
Everyone likes to get things for free, but even better-GOOD things for FREE!

So I'll let you in on one of my best secrets! FREECYCLE

http://www.freecycle.org/- Freecycle is a free organization set up through Yahoo, designed like a forum consisting of members in you neighboring communities. It is a way to recycle items instead of sending them to the landfill. You sign up through yahoo and post "wanted" items that you are seeking and "offer" items that you may want to "freecycle".

Here are just a few FREE items that I have received through freecycle:
  1. Graco car seat
  2. Graco car seat base (new in box)
  3. kitchen aid hand mixer
  4. Moby wrap
  5. Graco tandem double stroller
  6. Kolocraft double umbrella stroller
  7. changing table w/changing pad
  8. Chicco Key fit car seat with base
  9. toys
  10. bread pans


you can always find the things that you want!