Thursday, April 5, 2012

Do you Bookoo?

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Have you been to a bookoo website in your area?  We have a couple around here and I looooove them!  It's like craigslist but totally local (I can only take so long in the car listening to Max and Ruby, soooooo the closer to home the better)!  

Do a quick Internet search for bookoo and see what you find.  It's way to much stinkin' fun for this stay at home mama!

Check out my latest treasure

He has a broken pane but all that chippy goodness makes up for it!  

One thing I have learned using these sort of sites:
I always ask where the closest public place to meet is.  I don't even care if it is on the curb in front of their house.  I'm just not going inside their home. Ain't gonna happen. 
If it is a larger item I send the hubster to pick it up.  (That sounds kinda mean, I just figure no one will mess with him)

Better safe, than sorry right?  If they wanna sell it, they'll meet you.  

I had the perfect home for this little fella all planned.  We have transom windows above all of our downstairs windows.  Over time the seal on the transom over the kitchen window must have cracked because it has condensation in it all the time. 

As Velma would say, Jinkies!  I don't get out much.

So, I screwed some hooks into the back of my little window and popped it right over the transom!  

Be. Still. My. Heart.
It's the little things, isn't it?

Plus, I'm gonna let you in on a little trick for those pesky "hooks" on the back of pictures that are spaced just so apart.
Put lipstick on the hooks (FYI--this is sis' lipstick. I may not get out much but even I know not to wear sparkly purple lipstick!)

Then when you hold it up to the wall the lipstick will leave marks on the wall that tell you exactly wear to place your screws!

I'm a thinkin' gal! ;) 

Plus you can't imagine how many "oops" screw holes I have had to fill in this house!  Talk about learning the hard way...

P.S.  I'm linking up to these awesome parties!


  1. I so love that window, it's perfect!


  2. I had those windows in our previous house and I MISS them! I've since found 3 vintage windows like yours. I don't have a window to hang it over, so I mounted a mirror to the back side, a shelf to the top, and hung it over our sideboard. I gave the other 2 to our daughters. You've found the perfect spot for yours! Visiting from Wow.