Friday’s Favourite Five ~ 2 Dec 2011

On Fridays at 365 Less Things I share with you my five favourite comments from my wonderful readers and my five favourite web finds of the week. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did.

Fave Five Comments. Enjoy!

This comment form Jo epitomises the complexity of gift giving.

Ami is a new reader or at least a new commenter and needs a little encouragement to be patient with the slow and steady approach. She left this comment, her first, on Thursday and I was particularly happy with her finishing sentence. It proves that she is seeing the benefits already and just needs to focus on that.

Felicity highlights the advantage of a Summer Christmas in this comment.

I love how our readers help one another at 365 Less Things. Jo gives some good advice in this comment in response to this comment from Pamela.

I likes this idea for fundraising in a comment from Wendy W. Cut straight to the chase and forget all the nonsense.

Fave Five Web Finds. Happy reading!

I received a comment from Neko from Chicago IL a week or so back telling us about how, as a teacher, she incorporates fabric in her lessons. Here is her blog ~ . Perhaps if you live in the area you might be able to help her out by donating unwanted craft supplies and fabrics.

Quite often these days readers send me great links and here is one sent to me by Lynn ~ The Nest Effect ~ October Project-Conquer Paper Clutter

Australia has a new web site where you can give away or pick up free goods. It is much the same concept as Freecycle only with a really modern web design. I hope it catches on in my area. Here it is ~ Ziilch

Snosie was kind enough to send me a couple of links about recycled art to round off this weeks Favourite Five. I hope you enjoy them as much as she and I did. and

Today’s Declutter Item

It pays to do a little homework before discarding some items. Do to my experience at the thrift store I know the old ceramic items can be valuable. So I checked out this little figurine on ebay before deciding what to do with it. I soon discovered that it was worth more than the 50c we paid for it. I sold it on ebay for $20, once again my son was happy with the cash bonus.

Vintage Snoopy sold for $20 on ebay

Something I Am Grateful For Today

I think my cold has gotten a little better as the day has worn on. Fingers crossed I will feel even better tomorrow. I am grateful it hasn’t gotten worse at least.

It matters not how fast I go, I hurry faster when I’m slow

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Colleen is the founder of 365 Less Things and lives in Newcastle, Australia.


  1. I love how readers help one another too:) Thanks to Jo! and Colleen!
    (I’ve rejigged the kitchen today so that instead of having no work space due to all the things I was avoiding putting away (aka bending/stretching/lifting) every thing is now in more user-friendly locations).
    Hugs to you both:D
    pamela x

  2. 20 bucks?!?! Fantastic!

  3. Glad to hear you might be on the mend. What a week it must have been, I’d forgotten I’d sent you those links! I’m glad you enjoyed them.

    • Hi Snosie,
      thank you for the well wishes and for the links. You made my job easier by saving me the time to go link searching. Mind you I think I will waste a little time now going over and looking at all that recycled art. I can never get enough of that.

  4. Hi Colleen, hope you are feeling better.
    Haven’t seen the kangaroos for a while – maybe too many tourists around.
    Went down the beach to see if any whales are there – not today.
    But at least the sun is out and we are getting a nice dose of vitamin d.

    Happy to make your favourite five today. Cheers!

    Good pick up on the ceramic Snoopy – way to go.

    • Oh well, can’t be greedy and expect whales, kangaroos and sunshine all in one day I suppose. It is fine here too today which is good since I am hosting the townhouse Christmas / farewells lunch today. Hope the weather stays like this. It is the annual motorcycle toy run too which my hubby will be riding in for the first time in about one hundred years (slight exaggeration but close). He hasn’t really ridden on a regular basis since about 1992 so it should be fun. I would like to go too but have to be here to get lunch ready. Bad timing.

      The snoopy was only about 8cm tall so good profit per square cm I’d say.

  5. Oh, those Snosie links! I could spend hours. That will be one of my email-time treats in the coming weeks, I can tell.

  6. I’m glad to have such a good community to come to for help. Even though my participation has slowed down a bit, I still read every day and enjoy the kindness and friendliness you have fostered here, Colleen.