Passing On the Trait of “I Love Free Stuff”


I was trying to take a quick “power nap” (gearing up for camping packing).
But our son woke me up to help him–
“Refill the staple gun…”

Staple gun !?!
And so I decided I should probably check what they were working on
so diligently
in their tree fort behind our fence.

Apparently our neighbors who are moving put a big pile of stuff out in their driveway marked–
And our crew, with the help of neighbor kiddos and a cousin, managed to haul pretty much all of it to our house.

This is what happens when you unintentionally pass on the–

(still trying to decide if I’m thankful for the neighbors’ generosity)



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  • Johanna Hanson

    Lol! But what and awesome tree fort they have!

    • Kara @ The Chuppies

      Thanks Johanna…I protest, but I honestly do love seeing them working so hard together on a project!

  • JKramasz

    You crack me up!!
    They just needed a little furniture for their tree fort :-)

    • Kara @ The Chuppies

      Another neighbor donated a pile of old plastic Red Robin cups and some chalkboard spray paint…so they should be good to go! :)

  • Rebecca Bozarth

    Oh a staple gun!! I asked for one for my birthday this year! Didn’t get it.. (pout) I totally love free stuff too, I purposely make a trip to Sephora’s every month or so just to get a few free samples… And once a girlfriend and I were walking to breakfast over off Hawthorne and saw a big box on the corner of a street marked free. We peeked in, and proceeded to ooh and ahh and then take a bunch of the little things in there… sheepish of course when we realized several young men in sweats with cups of early morning coffee in hand were sitting on the lawn across the street watching us with pleasure. Ya just never know.

    • Kara @ The Chuppies

      Love this! Just saw it :)
      So you much like garage sales too–right?

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