Friday, July 10, 2015

Scavenger Tip #3 and Recent Sales

Recently I wrote a post about using up my abundance of calcium supplements by putting them in water for plants.

Today while I was making my new favorite breakfast (fruit/veg/yogurt smoothie) I realized I could probably throw a calcium pill into the blender with the rest of the stuff and swallow those horse pills with no problem! And it worked. I figured if the blender could chop the ice up it could probably handle a calcium tablet.

Below is today's recipe (shown in a thrifted glass above).

  • 1 banana 
  • a handful of mini carrots
  • a couple of spoonfuls of organic vanilla yogurt
  • about a tablespoon of flaxseed (for omega 3 fatty acids and fiber)
  • water and ice
  • calcium 
This new habit is only a couple of weeks old. I've tried it before but I get tired of cleaning the blender (no dishwasher). So now I fill the sink with hot soapy water before I start the drink and throw the blender right in so it is easy to clean. So far so good. 

Sales have been pretty slow lately. I was happy though to have two recent sales on etsy. 

This chartola was given to me free. At first I thought maybe it was a Pier 1 imports faux antique. Then I saw all of the original paperwork for it. I got $100 plus shipping for it on etsy. 

I bought this lot of silver plate at a thrift store for $1.25. None of the pieces separately were worth much so I put them up as a lot for crafters. They sold pretty quickly for $19.99 plus shipping. 


  1. nice sales! I usually have smoothies for breakfast too. I like adding canned pumpkin in the fall.

    1. I love pumpkin. I'll have to try that.

  2. you can also add frozen squash cubes-raw from the freezer section for a mega boost of vitamins--also you're brilliant with your calcium pills!

    1. Great idea Laura. I didn't even know squash cubes existed! That could replace the ice cubes. I like my smoothies good and cold.

    2. oh...maybe an idea for our abundance of summer squash in the garden!

  3. I love smoothies when we're in a hurry. I have tons of frozen bananas and the kids have been making peanut butter and banana smoothies for lunch. Quick and delicious. Love them!