Friday, February 4, 2011


Just this morning Jen and I were talking about shelves and how nice it would be to have all the shelves we need to store our books and kids' toys and everything else that doesn't belong on the floor. But, like so many other things in a home, those shelves are just another thing you have to go out and buy. Usually I try to find many of those "home-necessities-that-cost-more-than-I-want" at garage sales or GoodWill or on Craig's List. But now there is another great place that recycles used items...for free!

It's called FreeCycle!

Have you heard about this? Have you used it? Well, I think the first thing I'm going to watch for is some shelves! :)

And if you're looking for a good book to teach your kids about reusing and recycling and all of the great habits that go along with those, I would recommend Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen, by Cari Best.

She will teach you about taking care of your things, using them out, making do with what you have, working hard, and sharing with others. It's a fun book and I enjoy the illustrations too! :)

Have a great Friday...and let me know if you decide to join the FreeCycle group--I did!


  1. I have heard of Freecycle, but have never looked into it. I will have to check it out. Thank you for sharing it.

    I hope you will join me on a challenge I have going on over at my blog.

    Have a blessed weekend Cortney!

  2. We just checked this book out of the library this week, so cute! My 4 year old didn't quite get all the recycling but said she can't wait to ride her bike that fast.

    Get wait to hear if you find some on Freecycle. I haven't had any luck yet.