Tag Sale Season is Even Better than the Holidays

DIY

The weekend has hit, the sun is shining, and yard sale signs are lining the streets. It’s a beautiful time of year for those of us who love a good do it yourself project and truly believe that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Ever since we moved in together we have made it a point to shop on a budget while filling our home with pieces that are the product of some good ole fashion TLC and a testament to our combined taste. While you may undoubtedly run into your occasional useless trinket or an accessory that peaked years ago, you never know when you’ll come across that beautiful table that would go perfectly in the living room or that dresser that would provide just the right amount of storage space.

Some may argue that DIY projects typically cost more than buying something new when all is said and done and to those readers I say, you aren’t doing it right. Sure it might require a can of paint but did you ever think of scoping out the woops-a-daisy paint aisle in your local hardware store? That often overlooked aisle serves home to cans of paint that didn’t come out the way a customer had hoped as far as color is concerned and has since been significantly marked down. Perhaps the bookshelf you spotted is missing a shelf unit…flip it on its side, lay it on top of your bedroom dresser and call it an entertainment center (also great for storage if you have a few homeless odds and ends). We just found a small dresser that correlated nicely with our living room color scheme but unfortunately was missing its top drawer. What did we do? Found a small piece of wood to lay across and lined it with small candles for a little dose of ambience. We came across another book shelf that had somewhat of a stair effect and looked a little out of place next to our straight top coffee table so we stuck it in the closet to serve as a shoe rack. The possibilities are endless and they don’t have to break the bank or consume your entire weekend. You have to have an open mind when it comes to these things and some of you may gawk at the idea of sticking used goods in your home but you’d be surprised at just how well these soon to be personalized effects fill your space.

I don’t think that we’ve ever spent more than $50.00 at one of these yard extravaganzas (that’s right, extravaganza) and yet our home is almost filled to capacity with buried treasures. We recently invited our parents over for a Memorial Day celebration and while they relaxed on our outdoor wicker bench (free) and rested their frosty glasses on our patio table ($5.00) they took note of just how well our condo is coming along, inquiring where we got this, how we did that, and what inspired those.  Over the past year or so our house has really begun to feel and look like a home, a task that once upon a time seemed impossible on an extremely cautious budget.

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  1. Hi my Name is Lee, Instagram @chicklogik. A while back you had “Liked” my picture on Instagram and told me that I could submit a picture for thefutchlife. I was wondering how I would submit a photo to you, i.e. to whom or what email I should send the photo.Would you just like a description of what I am wearing or a description of what I am wearing plus a cute little snippet about what I was doing that night as well. I went to a dinner party with my Brilliant Beauty, goof mate, partner in crime and girlfriend Nicole a.k.a. Miss Nikki Nox(Instagram@nikkinoxcosmetics) as my date. I let her put makeup on my eyes and I never wear makeup. However I was happy with this look because it perfectly showcased the amazing ability that all of us sexy Futch Lesbians have which is to meld our butch and femme sides. The irrefutable aethetics and way of life that make us who we are as a an irresistable subculture. She is a makeup artist. A talent Soooo wasted by dating me hehe.
    Since I can NEVER keep things short and sweet (as evident in this email) I could tell you about the night and you could shorten it and put in what you’d like. My only request, if you don’t mind, is that you put her maleup artist/alter ego name in the description. She is working her way from the bottom up in the industry and we help one another in both of our respective business. I am a Pet Sitter/House Sitter/Occasional Babysitter Extraordinaire and my busimess is called Edge Sitting. We are soul mates who are ridiculously and hopelessly in love. I have so much faith in her that I want to help her in anyway that I can. My business is based on the referrals from the personal experiences of my clients so you wouldn’t have to mention it in the description. I have just been waiting for the perfect photograph of myself. It is more of a headshot, but I can take another one that is a full body shot if that is a requirement.
    So to make a short story long…..where do I send it, what type of photo would you prefer and what, or if would you like me to write as a description? Having you like my picture and then offering to feature me on you website and/or instagram page meant the world to me. It was only until about a year ago that I felt more confident in my physical appreance. I am 38 years old so that’s a long time to go without realizing how sexy I am hehe. She and I would individually advertise your web page and Instagram accouny on our facebook pages and each ofour Instagrams as well. I have a personal fb page and she has both a personal page and a business facebook page. There is nothing like free press right? She has 3,900 followers on facebook which isn’t too bad and it will continue to climb in spurts. Plus, we would ask people to share the post to show you guys some love. We would tag you and also hashtag with whatever you would like us to that would be beneficial to TheFutchLife. I hope we can help raise awareness about all of us sexy Futch lesbians out there through your website and whatever social media that you have. Thank you and again, my sexy apologies for this long winded email. Stay awesome my fellow Futch Ladies :o)

    -Lee Edge

    Email: Lee.Edge1154@gmail.com

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