Trash to Treasure Tuesday Evening

Happy Tuesday evening everyone?  I thought today was a good day for an evening edition of Trash to Treasure Tuesday.

Either that, or I just now had the time.  😉

I’m excited this evening to introduce you to my FAVORITE tool for garage sale, flea market and consignment store treasure hunting, GARAGE SALE TRACKER.

This genius web site allows you to not only SEARCH for garage sales in your area by zip code, but also to ADVERTISE your own sale.

You know, the garage sale that you’re having so that you have more money to spend at other people’s garage sales.  That’s how it works, right?

There’s even a new I-Phone App.  You can search for garage sales, flea markets or consignment stores RIGHT FROM YOUR I-PHONE.  Wow.  Ain’t technology great?

Who needs the newspaper?

Well, actually, I DO.  I use newsprint to wrap up the breakables so everything makes it safely home.

Check out GARAGE SALE TRACKER this week, then come back next Tuesday and show me what you’ve found and REINVENTED!

Now link up this week’s projects, I’m dyin’ to check them out!

(Disclosure:  I was compensated by Garage Sale Tracker for this post, but most certainly not paid for my opinion. :))

One Thing You Don’t Know About Me

Hi friends!

I’ve been reading a few blogger posts lately titled “25 things you don’t know about me”.

I thought about writing a similar post, but, honestly, there aren’t 25 things about me that are interesting enough to read about, and I sure don’t want to bore you people, I like you.  😉

So… you guys know how much I love to “reinvent” stuff, turn trash in to treasure, bring nasty furniture to life with paint…DIY stuff…

Well for some crazy reason I haven’t yet figured out, I’m going to share a different kind of DIY with you today.

I like to call it “Kimm DIY.”  Or Kimm, “reinvented.”

And it has to do with one thing you don’t know about me.

Here’s the story:  I have struggled with my weight since I started getting pregnant.  My first pregnancy ended with a miscarriage, and I drowned my sorrows in food.  I had our first child soon after that, then another miscarriage, and then three more kids.  With each successful pregnancy I happily gained 38 pounds, eating whatever I wanted, just as I had been able to do throughout my childhood and teenage years.

But after each pregnancy, less of the weight was lost, and after my 4th…well, let’s just say I still have “baby weight” and my “baby” is 13.

I have a sweet tooth, a pizza tooth, and a bread and butter tooth.  I’ve tried many diet plans, lost weight, and then fell hard off the wagon over a piece of cheesecake/french bread/chocolate.

Now, at 47 years young, I’ve finally realized that even though I am VERY self conscious about my weight, and worry constantly about people thinking I’m fat, the best reason to lose my extra pounds and get healthier is for myself and my

family.  I feel lousy, don’t have any energy, and avoid social situations because I’m so self conscious.  I’m really not that fun to be around.

I’ve recently joined Weight Watchers (this is not a sponsored post, they have no idea who I am) because I think that theirs is a practical, and reasonable plan that I can stick with.  I would love it if all of you would be my “accountability partners” and virtually (like via the internet) kick me in the but when I need it.  🙂

If any of you would like to join me, I would LOVE that.  Please let me know in the comments, or e-mail me at reinventedkb{at}gmail{dot}com

I also thought I’d share yummy plan friendly recipes when I find them.  I know this is a little “off the beaten path” for Reinvented, so I’d love to know what you think about that, maybe once a week?

Like tonight’s dinner.  It was really yummy, and the engineer and sons even liked it.  (the girls are still on a church mission trip).

We had Bacon and Cheese Turkey Burgers, and I found the recipe on the WW site, here.  With a low cal bun or english muffin, this totally yummy burger is 9 points.

Anywhoo, I’m glad we had this talk.  And in case you are wondering, I’ve lost 2 pounds so far.  🙂

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