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June 23, 2009

Naughty Chair?

Good morning! Ok, so when my 3 yr old does something bad I send her to the naughty chair. So I am officially sending myself there as well! For some reason this summer I have been terrible about blogging! I hate that I haven't been and my good old catholic italian guilt has set in. I'm sure you all are like what the heck has happened to jojo? I'm just busy like all the rest of you girls, buy I just haven't been blogging about! Sham on me:(

Ok, so what have we been up to? Junking all the time! Our next sale in a month away, I can't believe it. We have accumulated junk, but we need more!!! Eat, Sleep, Breath Junk. Thats whats up! Some of my favorite finds so far : another railroad cart, some old wood cuppalas, feeders, a sweet teal and white table, of course metal metal & metal, and chippy wood stuff.  


We took a trip back to junk heaven and add some goodies to our piles below. OMG how could I forget to tell about what happen while in junk heaven. We knew that there was a barn that we had yet to search and rescue. So, we took the long walk through the horse weeds and Nettles, which by this time of the summer are seriously taller than me. Finally, we arrive at this barn. For the most part its empty, but we found a neat little metal handmade stool, some chippy wood drawers, and ......some treasures up top that we had to leave for another day b/ I was on my rescue mission Kasey all of a sudden says STOP. I turned around and he said SHHHHH. You could hear this  low and long hissing/growling. We tried  to scare it away for a quite a while, but it didn't move and we couldn't  see what it was, so we will have to go back for what' up above.

More junking to come. I'm off to sit on the naughty chair. Happy junking jojo!

**If anyone is keeping count we just hit deer #2 last nite and our truck is less than a year old**
BUMMER(amongst a few other words)

June 08, 2009

What is it?

Drum roll.......This little do da is used for clam fishing. It is a part of a clam trap!I would never have guessed it myself. I think the old man I bought them from wasa little upset that I wasn't going to use them for their actual purpose, but  last timeI knew we didn't have a whole lotta clams in Iowa!

More to come on our big junkin weekend. Right now I'm off to receive one of my birthday presents. I'm getting a massage! After this weekend I need one! Junk details to be continued. Happy Junking! jojo

June 05, 2009

Funky Junky Repurpose Friday


Happy Friday!! I found these thingy things at the swap meet yesterday. Any idea what they are? Any guesses? Oh I think this will be fun. I think I'll wait to tell you and see if anybody can guess what they were made for:) 

When I saw them I instantly thought this was a great, very easy repurpose for todays Funky Junky Friday.Ok, so this is what immediately came to mind when I picked up these cool pieces.

A very simple, but cool Photo or Recipe Card Holder!
You know how I love metal. It called out my name:) If you like it, I'm sure
I will be putting in our Etsy shop very very soon:) Have a great day! jojo

June 04, 2009

Schools Out...Junk On

Schools out forever! Yesterday afternoon we rushed over to a high school that we heard was being torn down asap. We didn't know what to expect. Most of the goodies had been taken, but we managed to come away with a truck load. Our favorite metal stuff is what sits in the back of the truck. Some old metal blue carts 2 tall and one short, a couple of science lab stools, cool galvanized rack with rusty hooks, a classic school clock, and few others. If we had been really prepared we would have brought our power tools. I so wanted to take the metal letters that spelled "High School" off the building, but they were bolted into the cement. I even tried giving that puppy dog look to the junk hunk, but he said there was no way we could get it. Sadly they we will be gone. Don't ya just hate that!!! Especially letters, one of my many weaknesses. Hope everyone has an awesome day. Happy Junking!!

June 02, 2009


Hmmm yes, I have been very silent lately. Trying to get back on track. We haven't been doing a ton of junking the past few weeks since our sale. Sometimes you have to stop and take care of home life. It's been nice. We have our veggie garden pretty much done, well as done as its gonna get. This year we wanted to make raised beds and you know every project always takes longer than expected. Our little Ella is such the farmer. She loves to play in the dirt, yet just this morning she wanted here little toes painted. A girlie girl and farm girl at heart. So, yes we've been selfish and taking a little time for stuff around the farm. I purchased this sweet shelving unit @ JB knacker(most awesome shop ever!), but the frame was brown. So we painted it with this splash of sunshine and I absolutely love it. It sits in our living room. Thanks Brenda!!
Like I said no hard core junking has taken place. Which means we haven't looked to hard for anything, but we did get a load in Winterset the other day. An old gate, shutters, a sweet little primitive bench, a wooden cuppala, some chippy lattice, feeders, little vintage bottles, and some mid century racks. After that little trip, a very friendly little birdie showed us the way to another little place where we found: old traffic signs, a few cool milk crates, old street signs, and some rusty little baskets. So, 2 pick up loads not too bad! This weekend is the kick off to hard core junking! I think the junk hunk & I may have to go two different directions to take advantage of all the junk happenings. I will post a few later to day or tomorrow.

Nothing like the longest post ever! Thats what I get for not posting in a week. Our little junk shop on Etsy has been keeping us super busy too. We just celebrated our 100th sale! When we started we didn't know what to expect and now I'm seriously addicted!

I know a few of you who check here often and I'm sure you've totally been wondering what's up, but I am back in full force. More to come...Thank you so much to all of you who read my little rambling. I love to do it and love to read about your lives too! Happy junking jojo