Tuesday, May 25, 2010

That ole thing??

"Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you."
-Shakti Gawain

Rio and I LOVE to treasure hunt. One Saturday morning we were heading out to hit some garage sales, and while I was driving down a street near my home I happened to spot this beauty out of the corner of my eye. Literally. I barely saw a glimpse of green and about got some serious whiplash! I said "Rio! did you see that dresser on that porch?" And her immediate reply? Freaking turn around mom!!! So I whipped a totally illegal u-ie and pulled up to this man's house.

Of course Rio did the talking and asked this guy who was just enjoying his morning cigarette if he would sell the dresser. He replied, "That ole thing? But it aint got no drawer!" This is where I stepped in (elbowing Rio out of the way) and said, "Yes sir, I reeeeally like your dresser and will take it without the drawer. How much do you want for it?" Go ahead and cue up that jeopardy music now, cause that's what it was like. Total silence. Then he said " Well how much you wantin to give me?" GEEZ!! I KNEW he was going to say that! So I just said it, like I always do, without thinking...uh $20? Without saying a word he cleared the 8 smashed beer cans and 25 cigarette butts off the top and hauled it to my truck. SCORE!!!!!!

Here she is. Rescued. Showered. And lovely :)
** and the missin drawer? found 3 baskets on clearance at Target for $8 a piece that fit perfectly:)


  1. NICE!
    You're next occupation in life? Professional Dumpster Diver! I know you've got it in you.

  2. SCORE!!!! Love the story too-
    xoxo friend!

  3. Love it. It looks great and I love that first picture.