June 22, 2010

Is it Christmas here?

Have I ever told you all how much I appreciate freecycle? If you haven't heard of it before, or are curious to find out what sort of 'junk' people are giving away (or looking for), check it out here.

Notice how our little Prius is low-ridin'?

Here's a close up, if you couldn't really tell in the above picture...

You're probably wondering what in the world could be in our little car. Well, I found out through freecycle that someone had a pile of mulch that was free for the taking! I grabbed some garbage bags (since that's technically what mulch comes in when you buy it at the store), and drove out to see what was in store for me.

Here's what I came home with:
Lots and lots of free mulch! I loaded up our car with 15 bags of it (and that was on my third trip to the mulch pile!)

And I thought, heck, I'll throw a box in the front seat and fill it with mulch too!

So, in a way, our home looked a little bit like Santa stopped by and dropped off all his goodies at our door! We must have looked so ridiculous! But if the shoe fits it...

So after lots of trips to the free mulch pile and lots of raking, we now have freshly laid mulch around all our bushes and flowers around our home. It took alot of work and alot of sweat to make this happen, but we couldn't have done it without freecycle. Thank you!! Can you imagine how much all that mulch would've cost at a garden center? And we got it all for free!

Have you gotten anything from freecycle lately? If so, I'd be curious to find out!


  1. Your house is beautiful. I love brick ranches, and I almost bought one. Anyway, freecycle is great. You turned me onto it in the first place. Mostly, I've been giving stuff away, but I did get a cedar chest once. Good find!

  2. Yes, I agree, that you can really find stuff on Freecycle, and you can get rid of stuff that you don't use anymore! It's kinda like an adventure, you never know what you'll come across!