Welcome to the WhackyShack

“Oh darling, let us be adventurers.”

I saw that quote recently in a gift shop and I fell in love with it. Just those few words express a longing that I think everyone shares to some degree.

One of the most important things I’ve learned in life is that money spent making memories will always be a better value than money spent buying “things.” Most of us can’t remember even a fraction of the things we loaded into shopping carts and purchased last year. But a year from now, or 20 years from now, we’ll remember the sound of crashing waves on the beach where we spent an afternoon with the kids building sand castles. We’ll remember the fabulous little café we stumbled upon one afternoon went shopping with our best friend. We’ll remember the weekend camping trips with the kids. We don’t remember the “stuff.” But we will always remember our adventures.

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My life has always been about making those adventures despite having a limited budget. In order to have more memory making money in my pocket I look for ways to save on all of the other day to day things. Recycling, refurbishing, and reusing have become a way of life for me. I love thrift shopping and finding new ways to use cast-off items. Not only is it good for the wallet, it is good for the environment too.

I hope you’ll enjoy exploring the WhackyShack and its assorted topics and random thoughts. If you’re a travel bug, arm chair or otherwise, you’ll want to visit the links section where you’ll find more in-depth travel writing at  Sunny Sky Blue and Sunny Sky Blue Ohio.

I hope you’ll also make a visit to the WhackyShack shop on Etsy.  That’s where you’ll find all of my creative “makings.”

And if you’re interested in fashion and beauty, my sister’s blog Lucy Loves… has some great ideas and articles.

Welcome to the WhackyShack. I hope it’s only one stop on your own road to adventure.



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