Thursday, September 13, 2012


                 The past few weeks have been kind of crazy. But I think I have figured it all out. Life is always going to be a little nuts. Between kids, work, home, hobbies and the weather you are bound to have a bad day. But don't turn that bad day into a bad week/month/year. I have always done that and it stops now. I quit roller derby about a month ago and all I did was lay in the bed and on the couch when I wasn't cooking, cleaning or chasing a baby around. I felt like me wanting to skate made others in my house mad. My kids would give me a guilt trip when I couldn't take them and my husband would get ill when I took the older kids and he had to watch the baby. Then, when I did go to regular practice I ended up leaving in tears, I felt unwanted and bullied. Which was going on but we found a resolution to that problem. I did not feel good about any of it so I tried to quit thinking about derby all together. I removed myself from the team, the boards, my friends and my skates. It was hard, most of my friends skate and I couldn't even talk to them without it coming up. Then I hung up the phone crying, that lasted about 2 weeks.

                    Then I focused on my home; rearranging, cleaning and throwing stuff away. I am still not done but feel better about it. I wanted to focus on the kids and get them doing something they want to do away from home. They have always been home bodies and that just isn't healthy for any of us. I have been begging them to join a sport for years but they all said no-way, but somehow it all fell into place this month. The oldest joined band on her own, the middle son joined cub scouts (this should be fun) and baby girl is going to check out the Daisy scouts next week. I have never really had the time or money to get them into anything when they were younger (so I say) but I think it was because I was never asked or forced to do anything as a child. Not sure why not. I wanted to join clogging (lol) and was in jr band but never stuck to it. My parents paid for the instrument/s but never held me to playing them. I am not sure what to do with the husband just yet. We need to work together and not against each other which is not going so well. It's hard to make time for each other when you have 4 kids and never, ever have a sitter and when you do you just want to sleep with out interruptions.

                  That being said I went to skate last night. It was hard-fun-exhausting-exciting. I missed it, alot. I missed my friends, alot. So I guess I am rejoining the team. I just can't let it take over my life. Some people say Roller Derby is a drug/baby/sport/addiction, I think of it as a virus I have to ride it out to get rid of it. I also have to stick to it if I am going to tell my kids they have to stick to the activity that the have chosen. So hopefully in a month from now things will get better, we will be stronger and I will be a roller girl! I just have to turn good days into good weeks and good months!
Until next time check out that huge new picture on the team page, 1951.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June junkin' under $20

I may have a problem....

Not many people know this but I am addicted to Junking. I have to force my self to keep driving when I see a yard sale. Which is one of the reasons I started Junkin under $20. I had set a limit because I buy wayyy too much stuff.

Case in point, why do I need all these empty canisters?? It all started when I was on a hunt for Khromex brand canisters and I got a pair close to what I wanted on day one. But then I kept finding them and had to have them all.
So now I have set myself to a under $20 a month limit (until I can sell some stuff and empty out my storage room). So here is my Junkin' under $20 for June.
On June 2nd it was yardsale day and I didn't go far from home due to the kids had a birthday to go to. Yet I did find all of this great stuff right down the road.

 I got the Theadore, 4 tins and another elf guy at a yard sale for all for 25 cents each. Lily loves the chipmunks and I have a thing for tins. Then I went to a storage room of a man that re-sellls things he finds at yard and lot sales. I didn't find anything but a record, oldly enough it was The Urban Chipmunk. I died! Two great things together. He had a buck each on the boxes of records but gave me that one for free! Then on the way home I see and Estate sale sign on the road I live on. So I stopped by, it was very odd. I have never been to an estate sale before. I talked to the lady, seeing how she was pretty much a neighbor to me, she said she was just selling everything to remodel her home. They even had thier current home phone for sale. But I didn't see much there so I picked up the paintings of the three girls for 25 cents. Then as I left I saw this old dryer going in a goodwill box and asked if it worked. She found a plug and it came on like it was used yesterday.

Later that week my youngest son had an appointment " in town" and we stopped by Goodwill on the way home, I found an apple green pyrex pie dish that didn't look to well but fair for the price and these sweet chairs!
Needless to say they are currently in the room with me but they are stacked up not being used yet. :(
I hope to find a good spot for them tonight and then use them like they should be. Well that's all for this month. Happy Junkin'!

Tins 4 x .25= 1.00
Theadore         .25
elf friend          .25
record  free     .00
hair dryer      1.00
girls 3x.25=     .75
pyrex              1.99
chair              4.99
chair              4.99
June Total!!  15.22                 

this post is linked up to**Apron thrift girl** Her Library Adventures**Cap Creations**

Friday, June 15, 2012

Where in the Hell have you been??

 I get that a lot, seems no one is ever looking for you unless you are doing something else. But for the past 13 weeks on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday I have been skating my heart out. For why you may ask... Well for the past few years I have been starring at these little fliers like a lost puppy wishing it could read.
Poster from the week I started

So on March 14th I went to Looney's to see what it was all about. I felt like and idiot, I asked myself, why was I here? I thought I could skate well but this had nothing to do with skating to your favorite song with the wind in your hair. This was serious, this was hard, this was scary, This was fun! I have never done organized sports before. I am not use to playing with a team. But I loved to skate. So when I would think about joining it was always one of those, "before I die" things. I looked like such a fool at my first practice. It was really last minute and I wasn't sure if I had a sitter.
That it that night and came home with my legs in the worse pain ever! I stayed up with ice packs and peas on my legs till the sun came up.

Bottom right with Jeans on!
For the next 3 days I was hunting down skates and gear, waiting for my skates to come was like waiting on Christmas. My skates came on the day of the next practice. By then I was like, I have to go!
My local derby team is/was pretty small and doesn't have a huge turn out on open recruitment like some teams do, which is a good thing because you don't have to worry if you "make the cut". You can take the time to learn how to skate, stop and fall correctly. With RRR you start out as a maggot and learn basic skills and safety. Then after you feel ready you can take the maggot to meat test to become fresh meat. At that level you will work on more blocker/jammer positioning and scrimmages. But you still have a few more months to go until you make it to an official Roller Girl. I will cover that as I progress. Until then find your local team and go support your local roller derby!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Junkin' under $20 #2

        This weeks mini junkin' trip happened on a weekday. Thank goodness, because the weather was ugly around here Friday night and Saturday morning. I went to the main Goodwill store and a little Faith Rescue mission store.  I found a few things to add to my collection and a cute dress. I really only need the top from that shaker to fix one of mine but glad I finally found it. I am lucky we did not get hit directly by the storms but my heart goes out to all of those who lost a home or loved one this weekend.



  Dress                   3.99
  Shaker                   .39
  Sno Cone Maker 1.00
  Spoons .20 each  1.00
  New Calender     3.50
  5  Vtg Lg Books  2.50
  Total                  12.38

Today's post is a link up with Apron Thrift Girl for Thrift Share Monday! 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Junkin' under $20

       Last week I went to the local animal shelter that just happens to have a thrift store next to it. The place is a bit crowed which is a good thing unless you have a kicking baby strapped to your chest. The money made at the store helps with payment for the things the animals need. Here are a few of the items I got for less than $20.

8 hardback cooking/design books .25 cents each= $2
4 kids books .25 cents each =$1
Sears 4 slice chrome toaster $6
Betty Crocker recipe box $3
Not pictured
Vintage Oj glass .50 cents
Towel rack $2
 total $14.50!

Monday, January 23, 2012

No cell phones in 2012!!

         Yes the world may have  to come to a stop because I lost my iPOSphone on Friday. I did cry and throw a few things on the floor while searching for it but I have yet to completely die from not having it. I have had a cell phone for over 14 years now and while I do tend to lose them I never have for more than a few hours. This weekend without a mobile device I discovered I have no clue what the date or time is without a phone, I do not know any ones phone number and obviously use my phone to calculate and take pictures of everything. I have no clue how I would survive if I had to carry around a calender, address book, camera, flash light, and wear a watch 24/7. Did you know they don't even have pay phones anymore?!?! I almost went crazy when I had the baby at the movies and had no clue where H was or a way to entertain the crying child. We also had our current home phone die on us and I just picked up a basic corded phone without caller id. Everyone answers the phone around out home so much nicer now but I kind of hate not knowing if we missed any calls while we are gone. I had my heart on a vintage yellow phone that had been sitting in a thrift stop for months but the day I went to buy it the seller took it back home with him. I really want to find a wall one instead of a desk top type. Maybe today is the day I will find it. I just really hope it didn't throw it in the trash while cleaning off the table that night. Maybe I should just buy this sweet phone and solve all my problems.
Crosley Phone 

Friday, January 13, 2012

1st post

           I hate using the title 1st post because I have done over 10 "1st post". But here is a rough draft of what you might see here. I am Lynz, wife of 1 mother of many. We just lost our home due to the economy and are starting over in a tiny little 1,400 sq ft home that needs a whole lot of TLC. I pretty much suck at any kind of bloggyland kind-of thing. I have a family blog, etsy blog and just a random sappy about me blog. But one think I think I am pretty good at is Junkin'. I don't do it because Vintage is "in" I do it because I am cheap, very cheap. I love handed down items, free stuff, kitchen things, pink, aqua, silver and anything that reminds me of being a child. So here I will post my junked items and stories of our home un-renovation because I needs a little help getting back to how it once was. Here I will post a ton of pictures, because whats a good story without photos? I will show some of my scores and things I wish I wasn't to cheap to buy. Hope you enjoy and join with Google friend connect.