Family update and a "dumpster dive"

If you know Joey and I well, you know that Camp Lu-Jo holds a VERY special place in our hearts. (click here and here for stories and pics)
This week marks the FIRST time that Joey or I have been to camp without the other one since our story began about 15 years ago! It feels VERY unnatural for him to be there without me! However, life means that “You can’t always get what you want” – a line from one of my favorite Rolling Stones songs! Since this year has been crazy in my line of work (mortgages) and it’s only getting busier…there was NO way for me to be able to make it happen this year.
So… Yesterday Joey left for camp. Jax was pretty bummed, because he loved it last year. We plan on spending an entire day out there this week so at least we’ll get a little fix!

Jax and Daddy before he hit the road:
This morning was Jaxon’s first day in Mrs. Mcbride’s class at MRCC. Wow… I cannot believe he is old enough to be in there!
Jaxon has been practicing some signs.. here’s the best one!:

Okay, thanks for getting through the obligatory family stuff… here’s what you really want:: The Dumpster Dive story!

My mom got here yesterday from Ft. Worth to help w/ Jax for the week since I will be working. Tonight as we were on our way home we spotted a GREAT “trash” pile. Tomorrow is “Big Trash Monday” in our neighborhood! I didn’t get a pic of the pile, but here are a few items I pulled out of it. This was my FIRST time “dumpster diving“. I’m sure my husband would approve! ha! For the record, I got all of this loaded by myself and it took two trips!

First – a set of OLD Samsonite suitcases… ugly green. I have NO clue what I will do with them (well I do have one little idea). If I can’t figure something out, they’ll be on my curb the second Monday in July!

Next is what caught my eye to begin with – a dresser!! I’m not real sure where I’ll use it, but it is in almost perfect condition. It obviously needs some major sanding and paint, but hey, that’s my specialty!!
Then I spotted these shutters. We have the exact shutters in our house. Again, they may end up on the curb but I just hated to see them go to the trash without some thought put into it!
This was a must… I know exactly what I’m going to do with this – Just have to find the perfect fabric! I had to hurry home to unload the dresser and head back before someone stole it from me… ha!
I work really close to the local goodwill. I go in from time to time, generally I don’t find much. On Friday I found this:

You can find your very own Whirley Pop HERE for $25.19 plus shipping and handeling. I’m proud to say that I paid a WHOLE $3.00 for mine!! I’ve been wanting one forever… timing is everything!

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y tuned for After photos… I might actually get through a project this week… ok, don’t hold your breath!
Happy Monday – Suzanne


16 thoughts on “Family update and a "dumpster dive"

  1. Suzanne! Oh my…what great finds. You are going to be busy! Can't wait to see what you do with everything.Blessings,Mariehttp://emmacallsmemama.com

  2. Suzanne! Oh my…what great finds. You are going to be busy! Can't wait to see what you do with everything.Blessings,Mariehttp://emmacallsmemama.com

  3. I can't wait to see what you do with all your good finds! I have to say that I was inspired by your posts to go to my garage sale this weekend and I was so thrilled! I love the chair you found too!

  4. I can't wait to see what you do with all your good finds! I have to say that I was inspired by your posts to go to my garage sale this weekend and I was so thrilled! I love the chair you found too!

  5. Awesome finds!!! I can't wait to see what you do with them!!! David will be going to camp for the first time without me this year too. It's going to be so hard.JB

  6. Awesome finds!!! I can't wait to see what you do with them!!! David will be going to camp for the first time without me this year too. It's going to be so hard.JB

  7. I didn't know sanding and painting was your specialty. I need you here now! I am working on stripping paint off a dresser I got from Craigslist, repainting it and making a changing table out of it. I'll be sure to post before and after pics, but I sure could use some help! 🙂

  8. I didn't know sanding and painting was your specialty. I need you here now! I am working on stripping paint off a dresser I got from Craigslist, repainting it and making a changing table out of it. I'll be sure to post before and after pics, but I sure could use some help! 🙂

  9. WOW!!!!! look at you. I have to say that I do not like garbage sales but you are finding lots of goodies! I can't wait to see what you do with all of them. Hey my mom is in town this week too!!! We may have to go out after this week is over to re-coop!!!I love you tonsWish we were at camp, I am always bummed this time of year when I am not there.

  10. WOW!!!!! look at you. I have to say that I do not like garbage sales but you are finding lots of goodies! I can't wait to see what you do with all of them. Hey my mom is in town this week too!!! We may have to go out after this week is over to re-coop!!!I love you tonsWish we were at camp, I am always bummed this time of year when I am not there.

  11. I want to be at camp too! 🙂 After all these years I still get a bit sad during camp. AHHH good memories.

  12. I want to be at camp too! 🙂 After all these years I still get a bit sad during camp. AHHH good memories.

  13. cute pic of jax and joe.. i love how he is hanging onto joeys shirt.. daddy.. dont go! :)umm i could use that dresser and chair for babys room!.. maybe we will go LA free furniture hunting!!!…. just am not sure about the refinishing part :)love you!

  14. It made me sad to read that you didn't get to go to Camp with Joey this week! I remember reading your story last year and thought it was so sweet! I love all your dumpster dive findings! You are doing a great job with the refinishing of the stuff you found! Keep on!!

  15. Suzanne, I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who has been crazy busy lately. I am feeling some serious guilt about working so much and not spending much time with Kaeden – thus the resignation! Yes, we still need to meet! If you are out and about – the model home is open on the weekends and is in NorthHampton in Edmond (just North of 150th and Penn). I'd love to have you stop by!! I'm not usually there but if you want to meet just let me know and I can meet you there.

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