Friday Finds – July 6, 2007

Cara’s Friday Finds

 — One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This week my husband and I have been pretending we’re on a TV show called, “Pimp My Play Set.” Our neighbor gave us their old wooden play set for FREE, and we’re in the process of fixing it up. Sure, we had to spend some money on wood-stain and new swings, but we probably saved ourselves at least $600. If hitting up neighbors for their old stuff isn’t your style, check out Find FreeCycle Groups around the globe with people wanting to give away old items like furniture, toys, building materials, and more. Reduce, reuse, recycle!

What will they ruin next? Although the Transformers movie is doing well at the box office, I’m still skeptical. It’s just one other piece of childhood nostalgia that’s been thrown on the big screen to bring in the big bucks. The Best Week Ever lists other movies like this. Check out their “Top Ten Movies that Ruined Our Childhood Memories” list. And now, I just discovered another one: Jason Lee will star in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie… WTF?!?

Lucky number 7. What’s on your schedule for tomorrow? Make it good, because tomorrow ( 7/07/07 ) might be the luckiest day EVER. I don’t really have anything going on, except maybe some shopping. Maybe I’ll get lucky with some great deals.

Speaking of shopping… Last week, I posted about Old Navy’s Summer Sale. But, it looks like the Gap has a sale going on too which they’re calling, “The Really Big Sale.”
Susan’s Friday Finds

Live Earth rocks out tomorrow night. If you’ve been off your e-leash for the past few weeks, perhaps you haven’t heard about this. Live Earth is a 24-hour, 7-continent concert series taking place on 7/7/07 that will bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis. I’ll be watching it on MSN. Sure, the star-studded lineup is impressive. But what floors me is the mass media attention that’s finally being paid to the climate crisis. It’s about time, people!

I think I need this book: The Three-Martini Family Vacation by Christie Mellor. This new release from Chronicle Books offers “firm-but-gentle advice for anxious parents” (that’s me!) “on the joys and pitfalls of venturing out with your kids in tow.” We’re headed for Seattle and Portland in September, with little Cassie, too. Yikes! I’ll need all the advice I can get.

3 thoughts on “Friday Finds – July 6, 2007

  1. I would add “Harriet the Spy” to the movie list. I haven’t actually seen it. But I just KNOW it would ruin my dorky kid experiences of reading that book and pretending I was like Harriet.

  2. I just used for the first time this week! We are in desperate need of moving boxes, so I posted on the Cincy East board and low and behold, a kind woman emailed me and had lots of boxes for us. I plan to post whatever big items we might have left over after our garage sale on there and see if anyone needs them.

  3. Cara, I totally scored at the Gap sale. You are my sale-alert friend! Thank you. And Cassie the well-dressed baby thanks you.

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