Featured photo by Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash. I love secondhand shops. There’s no telling what you will find and there is most often a bargain to be had. Finding such places, especially in rural northeast Ohio, can be a challenge. Unlike big corporate retailers, secondhand shops and thrift stores rarely advertise. They are… Continue reading Day trips from northeast Ohio: thrift stores, junk shops, flea markets, and antique malls
Everybody wants a bargain. My gardening friends tell their gardening friends where they found the best price on vegetable and flower seeds. Social media gardeners discuss the cheapest place to buy everything from strawberry plants to decorative clay pots. Before the season of gardening frenzy goes into full swing, I’d like to wave a red… Continue reading Real Gardeners Don’t Dig Cheap Dirt: Saving the Garden Center
If you've been following my "Staycation-Vacation" posts you know that since quitting my job last fall, I have been going through my home room by room, making changes to transform my house into a more comfortable place — a place that feels like a favorite vacation rental where stones and seashells become collectibles and the outdoor spaces are as important as indoor rooms. As… Continue reading Clear the clutter…and make a few dollars at the same time.
It was a cool Saturday. One of those first days of fall that are damp and cold and so unexpected after a summer of warm days that the chill cuts right to the bone. My daughter, Amy, came around about 10:00 to pick me up. We were making one of our regular "gadding" trips, this… Continue reading The Saturday Hunt