Trashy Tuesday, You Don’t Always Get What you Want

Happy Trashy Tuesday!

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need.  -Written by Rolling Stone’ s Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.  By the way… is Suffering Husband (aka Mark, my father in law and I on our way to the last RS concert that came through town last Spring)  I definitely got what I wanted, Cajun food and Rolling Stones, not sure I needed it!

Cajun food with family-001

This week, I didn’t find what I wanted in the dumpsters but I found what I needed!  Remember this idea from one of my features at my weekend link party ?


I found something today I can use to store all my spindly furniture parts!!


Truth be told, I haven’t done much dumpster shopping.  Too busy with Paris Flea Market and the holidays. Plus, it looks like a bomb went off in here.  Someone needs to get in there and clean that up before I can work again. Oh, I guess that someone would be moi.

Messy Work Area

Mad Scientist Bench or my work bench.  Hard to distinguish between the two….

Messy Work bench

In the next few weeks, I will be hopefully emptying this area of misc junk, only the JUNQUE will remain.  My Christmas Dream :)

Hope your week is full of junque and totally trashy!



Be Sociable, Share!

Related posts:


  1. Now that is a great story! Thanks for sharing it… it reminds us all how lucky we are!

  2. What a blessing for him—and a bigger blessing for you, to know that you made a difference in someone’s life! I think, too often, we do forget how blessed we are. Karma—-it is so true, what we reap, we sow. You put a star on your side of the ledger today. God’s blessings—-pass it on!

  3. What a great story. Love it.

  4. This was a great way to start my day! God’s timing is amazing isn’t it! Thanks for sharing.



  5. That was a great post to start the day!
    “The things you take for granted, someone else is praying for.”
    Thanks for the GOOD start of the day!
    ps–have fun slacking off today!

  6. Love it! good for you.

  7. That is a really wonderful story Karen, so glad you shared it again :)

  8. So glad I hunted you down today and read your re-run post. What an excellent way to start the day. Saying a prayer of thanks for my blessed life. Thanks for sharing this. Hope you are having a wonderful vacation.

  9. It was fate that you met over that trash can! So glad you were able to help him – keep drinking those Diet Pepsi’s!

  10. I love your blog and all those treasures you turn into something even more treasureable, lol!! I wish you lived in Oklahoma so I could pick your brain for all your creative ideas!

  11. My boyfriend works some weekends so then has some time off during the week while I’m at work. Yesterday he said he was going to clean and organize. I said, “Ok. But whatever you do, don’t go into the garage.” I don’t even want him to see how bad it is. Ha!

  12. Santa says you’re on the right track – going to concerts instead of trash picking – baby steps! He may just leave an extra candy cane on the tree for you

leaving me a comment improves your Karma