Thursday, October 15, 2015

An Unexpected Gift

Do you remember back in August when I posted about my bookshelf on a budget? At a recent family gathering, one of Mr. Handsome's aunts (I suppose that would be my aunt-in-law) said she had been reading my blog and had seen that post.

"Do you still need a bookshelf?" she asked. "I found an old one in our garage, and you're welcome to it. I brought it along in the backseat of our car, so you can take it home with you."

The shelf was in fabulous condition, so we gladly took it off her hands. It holds all our books with room to spare and fits well in our bedroom. And best of all, it was free!


  1. Anonymous10/15/2015

    Happy for you, and of course I could imagine something like that happening since you put the word out there. Good for you.

  2. Anonymous10/15/2015

    That was so nice of her to give that to you.

  3. Anonymous10/15/2015

    So nice and beautiful!

  4. Shela G10/15/2015

    what a wonderful gift!! God saw your need and filled it. So awesome when He does that!

  5. You've got a super sweet aunt-in-law. I'm so happy for you. Bless her heart!

  6. Anonymous10/17/2015

    Such a nice gift. And on a side note, have you stopped posting about the Willis Family? If so why?

    1. Hi Kim,

      For the time being, we have stopped blogging about the Willis family. Our current three blogs take all our time, and we don't want to sacrifice quality.

      Thanks for being a loyal reader. :)

    2. Anonymous10/20/2015

      I never read that one, I am glad you will have more to focus on the Bates and Duggars!

  7. Anonymous10/18/2015

    I have to keep reading your blog to get in touch with your strict refusal to waste money. Sometimes it is not so much having trouble putting money into ones pocket but the trouble is all the reasons it there after comes out of the pocket!!!
    Each one "seems" imperative!!! Your calm refusal to spend and your search for b answers to your problems and imperative demands is really interesting and inspiring!!! Keep the blogs coming!!!

  8. Anonymous10/19/2015

    Great! Glad you have such sweet relatives--you seem to deserve it:) God bless you!