Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Found Treasures on a Walk -- Check It Out!

Today I found a penny on the floor of the grocery store. Thrilling, I know! But this evening on my walk, I found more coins!

Here's what and where:

  • a quarter in the street
  • a penny at a gas station
  • a penny at a fast food place and then 3 more pennies in the drive through
  • six pennies in a parking lot

Then closer to home I found this utterly fascinating object! Check it out! 

If you'd like to make your own utters, here are some gloves. Just click the photo and they can be yours!


Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  12 pennies, 1 quarter
Year:  too many to mess with
U.S. Mint:  ditto, dude
Condition:  They range from tarnished to shiny and that quarter has some gouges. Living in the street is rough on a coin, don't ya know?
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $35.02


Monday, October 27, 2014

Found 15 Cents at Two Shopping Centers

This morning I had a screening for a drug study and on the way home, I stopped at a grocery store for a few things. On the way out, I spotted a penny on the sidewalk!

Then I stopped at another shopping center where I've found some money before. I didn't need a thing there, just moseyed around looking for coins. I'm glad I did! I found two pennies in a drive through lane, a penny on the sidewalk, a dime in a parking space, and another penny in the parking lot. 

I just love finding money! I posed them next to some skull earrings I made. I'll take these to a gift shop today or tomorrow.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  5 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  1966, 1987, 1995, 2007, 2011; dime:  2008
U.S. Mint:  none on the 1966 penny, the rest D
Condition:  pennies tarnished, dime is shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $34.65


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Found 13 Cents in a Drive Through

Today on my walk I found 3 pennies and a dime in a drive through. Yippee!

I just listed this vintage pearl necklace on Etsy.

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  3 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  1999, 2010, 2010; dime:  2014

U.S. Mint:  D, D, D, D
Condition:  pennies mostly all shiny with some tarnish, dime is like new
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $34.50


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Found Four Cents Today

Today I found four pennies. Here's where:

  • one on a shelf at the dollar store
  • two on the floor at the grocery store
  • one in a change tray at the grocery store
Ta da!


Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  4 pennies
Year:  pennies:  1970, 198?, 2003, 2012

U.S. Mint:  none, D, D, D
Condition:  all tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $34.37


Friday, October 24, 2014

Found Money Blog: Six Pennies at the Gas Station

This evening I took a walk and found myself just a block away from a gas station, so I trotted up there. Glad I did! I found 5 pennies all together under a window wash receptacle then I found another penny in front of a gas pump.

Yay!

I posed the pennies next to an iridescent shell button pendant I just listed in my Etsy shop. The photo doesn't do this pretty vintage button justice!


Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  6 pennies
Year:  pennies:  1973, 2006, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2014
U.S. Mint:  all D 

Condition:  tarnished and shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $34.33

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Found Three Cents Today

Today I ran a bunch of errands and found three pennies:

  • one in the street as I was walking to the credit union
  • one at a gas station
  • one in a grocery store parking lot
I posed them next to a cactus and some button pendants for sale in my Etsy shop.


Have you found any money lately?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  3 pennies
Year:  pennies:  1996, 2013 2013
U.S. Mint:  all D 

Condition:  tarnished and 2 are dinged up
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $34.27

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Found 8 Coins Today

This evening I walked to Sprouts for their double ad Wednesday sale. I found a few things, mainly black grapes for 69 cents a pound. Yummy! On the way there, I found a nickel in my parking lot, a penny in the street, another penny standing up in a crack in the gutter, and a dime in the street.

Then I shopped.

As I was leaving the store, I found a penny in the track of the door, then another penny beside a water vending machine, a penny beside a car in the parking lot, and finally another penny in a drive-through lane. 

Have you found any money lately?

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  6 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  ?, 1970, 1988, 1996, 1998, 2013; nickel:  2005; dime:  1991
U.S. Mint:  ?, none, the rest D except the dime and it's P

Condition:  tarnished to shiny, one is a mess
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $34.24


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Found Two Pennies Today

Today I went to see the cats I'm watching while their mom and dad are out of town then I ran some errands. I found two pennies:  one penny in the parking lot at Michael's and one in the change tray at the grocery store. 

Facts About This Found Money
Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:  pennies:  1985, 1998
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $34.03

Monday, October 20, 2014

Found 12 Cents and Made Some Cactus

Today I ran a bunch of errands and lucky for me, I spotted some money! 

  • First I found a penny in the street, well, it was really in the gutter, but close enough!
  • Then I found another penny on a bench as I was walking on a sidewalk on the way to the grocery store!
  • And finally in the grocery store, I pawed in the change tray of the copier and out fell a dime! Right on the floor. I snapped it up and went on my way!

I posed them next to some cactus I made. Have you found any money lately?

And on another note, I was asked by Zazzle to write about their iPhone 6 cases. Do you know about Zazzle? On their website, it's described as "a community marketplace where you can collaborate with makers and designers to make almost anything" and that includes iPhone 6 cases!


Here are some fun iPhone cases from one of my favorite designers, EMangl. He is a talented graphic artist and photographer and makes some wonderful designs including pink breast cancer designs, fun elephant (and lots of other animal) designs, Mozart, and Mona Lisa to name a few!

Pink Ribbons Tiled Pattern iPhone 6 Case
Pink Ribbons Tiled Pattern iPhone 6 Case by EManglAbstract
Browse for another iPhone 6 Case at Zazzle 

Happy Elephant On Tricycle iPhone 6 Case
Happy Elephant On Tricycle iPhone 6 Case by Emangl3D
Look at other Funny Casemate Cases at zazzle.com

Aren't these great!? You can customize most any product like the iPhone 6 cases or a postcard or a pillow (or so many things!) with your name or a friends to make a perfect personalized gift!



And in case you want to reward a math student or teacher this year, check out my designs with Math Teachers Believe in Angles gracing them.

Denomination:  2 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  ?, 1983; dime:  2000
U.S. Mint:  ?, D, D
Condition:  tarnished pennies, shiny dime
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $34.01

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Found a Dirty Dime at Goodwill

Today everybody and their dog was at Goodwill (well, at two Goodwills) shopping mostly for Halloween costumes, I think, though people checking out had a variety of stuff they were buying. 

Anyway, the lines were long and as I was standing in line at the second store, I spotted this dirty dime on the floor. I'm really surprised I saw it but so glad I ddi!

I found some vintage linens too (the Sweet Dreams pillowcases and two tablecloths) and listed them in my Etsy shop if you'd like to take a look.

Denomination:  1 dime
Year:  1998
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  very dirty

Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $33.89

Friday, October 17, 2014

Found a Nickel in Change Tray

Today I found a nickel in a self-checkout change tray at the grocery store. Yippee!


Denomination:  1 nickel
Year:  1996
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  shiny 

Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $33.79

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Found 12 Cents Today on a Walk and in the Grocery Store

Today I walked to the grocery store because I just needed a few things. On the way, as I walked through a parking lot, near an ATM I spotted two pennies on the pavement. Then in the grocery store I found a dime on the floor by the coin machine. 

I made these vintage button pendants this evening while watching Inspector Lewis. I just love these buttons, but I decided instead of hiding them away in my button jar, I'll share them with others. I've listed them on Etsy if you want to check them out.

I love how my found money total is growing this month! It's the cooler weather, of course.


Denomination:  2 pennies, 1 dime
Year:  pennies:  1999, 2001; dime:  2011
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $33.74

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Found 52 Cents Today

Today I had to run to the post office and run some other errands. While at the dollar store, I found two pennies on the floor in two different places.

Later when I was walking here in the complex, I spotted a quarter in some rocks and then another! 

And surprise, surprise! I got this fun Grumpy Cat book in the mail today from a friend! 

Need one of your own? Here you go:  

Have you found any money lately?


Denomination:  2 pennies, 2 quarters
Year:  pennies:  1986, 2000; quarters:  1995, 2006
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $33.62

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Found a Bunch of Coins Today

Today I found coin after coin after coin. I love it! Each one brought a smile to my face!

First thing this morning I went to the doctor for a physical and got a flu shot. That's a first for me. But after having the shingles, I don't want to be sick again!

But back to the found money; here's what I found and where:

  • a penny on the floor by the checkout register at the grocery store
  • a dime in the parking lot
  • a penny in another parking lot as soon as I got out of my car
  • two more pennies inside another grocery store
  • a quarter in the self checkout change tray
  • a nickel in the parking lot

That makes 45 cents found today. Love finding multiple coins and all of the popular denominations! Yes, I would have loved to find a half dollar coin and some Susan B. Anthony coins but I didn't, and that's okay.

And hey! I just checked and one of the pennies is from 1945! So cool!

How about you? Have you found any money lately?


Denomination:  5 pennies, 1 nickel, 1 dime, 1 quarter
Year:  pennies:  1945, 1981, 1982, 2001, 2014; nickel:  2000; dime:  2012; quarter:  1999
U.S. Mint:  none on the 1945 penny, all the rest are D
Condition:  range from shiny to tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $33.10


Monday, October 13, 2014

Found a Penny in the Street

Today I found this penny in the street. The sun hit it just right and it was bright and shiny. When I moved closer, it blended in with the rocks and street so I felt lucky that it caught my eye.

If you remember yesterday I showed so fabric paint and today I used some of the brown paint on the stuffed cactus.


Denomination:  1 penny
Year:   too scratched up to read
U.S. Mint:  ditto
Condition:  shiny but very scratched up
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $32.65

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Found Money Blog: Found 3 Pennies

Today I ran some errands and found 3 pennies at the grocery store. 

I posed them next to some fabric paint I bought. I'll show you what I made after I get around to making it!


Denomination:  3 pennies
Year:   pennies:  1980, 2000, 2001
U.S. Mint:  all D
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $32.64

Friday, October 10, 2014

Found 83 Cents Today and Made Some Prim Mug Rugs

This morning I took out my trash and found a penny in front of the dumpster. Yay! I was plenty happy with that, but there's more! 

This evening I took a walk and found, get this, 81 cents (a penny, a nickel, and 3 quarters) at a restaurant parking lot! Double yay! Then I strolled through a gas station and by one of the vacuums, I found a penny! Triple yay!

I just love finding lots of money! I posed my found money next to the primitive mug rugs I made today. I listed them for sale in my Etsy shop if you want to take a look.

Hope you have a good weekend and find some money!

Oh, I just noticed. With this found money, I have officially passed my last year's found money total of $32.52. In 2014, I've found $32.61!


Denomination:  3 pennies, 1 nickel, 3 quarters
Year:   pennies:  1964, 1984, 2004; nickel:  1991; quarters:  1993, 1996, 2005 Kansas
U.S. Mint:  all Ds except one quarter is a P
Condition:  range from tarnished to shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $32.61

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Found 5 Coins Totaling 23 Cents Today

Today on my walk I found 5 coins totaling 23 cents. So, what were the coins? Go ahead, do the math.

Ready for me to tell you? Like you haven't already looked at the photo and figured it out from there, right? And yes, I'll be adding that cute little bird pin to my Etsy shop. Probably tomorrow.

Yep, it was 2 dimes and 3 pennies. Yay! I found 1 penny in the street while I was crossing at a crosswalk, a dime in a fast food parking lot, another penny at a gas station, another penny at a second gas station and finally another dime at a car wash. Yippee!

And my friend sent me the book The Painter today. I have already read this book and loved it! Have you read it yet? If not, I highly recommend it and Peter Heller's first novel The Dog Stars.


Denomination:  3 pennies, 2 dimes
Year:   pennies:  ?, 1974, 2011; dimes:  1990, 2008
U.S. Mint:  ?, none, D; dimes:  D, D
Condition:  range from tarnished to shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $31.78


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Found a Penny on a Ledge and Play Money

Today it rained here cooling it off nicely, so around 4:30 I decided to take a walk. I headed to the shopping center with two groceries stories, not really in need of anything but knowing by taking my money along I'd walk that far and get a bit more exercise.

After leaving one store with a couple of kiwi fruits,  a few tomatoes, and a bunch of kale, I spotted a penny on a ledge of the building. Sweet!

I went to the second store because I really wanted an avocado but all of the small ones at the first store were way too ripe. So, I got one at the second store plus a big roll I can use for two sandwiches along with a package of sharp cheddar cheese. I didn't find any more money but that's okay.

Well, I lied. On the way home I did find a play dime. It caught my eye, looking just like a real dime at first glance! So I picked it up and brought it home so I could show you. See? It's got a bite out of it but does't it look like a dime? With a bite out of it! Check out these sweet flower basket earrings on Etsy.

Here is some new play money if you need some. 



Denomination:  1 penny
Year:   pennies:  1992
U.S. Mint:  D
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $31.55

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Found Money Blog: Found Two Pennies on a Walk Today

This evening just before dark I set off on a short walk and I found two pennies. Of course since it was just before dark, it was pretty much full dark by the time I got home. Note to self:  Have to leave home earlier and earlier each day!

On my walk, I took along a tote bag and I'm glad I did. I found six aluminum cans to add to my stash to take to the recycling center. Last visit I had enough for $18. Not bad for picking up random cans as I find them.

So, where oh where did I find these two pennies? One was on a sidewalk near one of the cans I spotted, and the other was in the street in front of a car wash. 

This photo shows the two pennies with a mess of clip on and screw on earrings I just listed these in my Etsy shop.

Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:   pennies:  1999, 2007
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $31.54

Monday, October 6, 2014

Found Two Pennies at Fresh and Easy

Today I went to my son's house and on the drive home I stopped at Fresh and Easy. I spotted a penny on the floor then another in a change tray. Love finding even pennies. 

How about you? Have you found anything good lately, money or otherwise?

Denomination:  2 pennies
Year:   pennies:  2004, 2013
U.S. Mint:  D, D
Condition:  tarnished
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $31.52

Friday, October 3, 2014

Found 8 Cents and a Man Who Finds Lots of Money and Donated It to Help Cats

Today I found four coins:

  • a penny and a nickel under a bench at an outdoor shopping mall
  • a penny in the street while I was parked at a red light
  • a penny on the floor of the grocery store

I was thrilled to find these coins, but listen to this! A man in Florida, Rick Snyder, has been finding money for 10 years and recently donated it all to help cats. What a guy! 

He found more than $21,000 in this time and he's my hero! I love finding money and I love cats! Read about Rick's story here.

What would you do with the money if you found about $5.60 a day (about what Rick finds each day) in spare change and bills?
Denomination:  3 pennies, 1 nickel
Year:   pennies:  ?, 2011, 2013; nickel:  2001
U.S. Mint:  ?, D, D, D
Condition:  range from tarnished to shiny and one is badly scratched up
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $31.50

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Found Money Blog: Found Three Pennies Today

Today I had to run to the fabric store for some buttons. While checking out, I spotted a penny on the shelf under the counter. Mine!

Then I went to the 99 Cent store and found a penny on the floor near a register then another penny in the parking lot on the way to my car. Score!

UPDATE:  I just got home from a walk and I found another penny and a 10 cent Mexican peso coin. Yay! I won't add the peso to my found money total but I'm adding that penny!


Denomination:  3 pennies
Year:   pennies:  1977, 2000, 2002
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D
Condition:  tarnished one and all
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $31.42


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Found 13 Cents, a Giant Nail, and a Light Lighter

Today I went to two grocery stores and at one, I found a dime under a water vending machine. At the second one, I found two pennies, one on the floor and one in a change tray at the self-checkout line. This penny was wedged in sideways but I was able to realign it and get it to fall down the chute.

Then this evening I took a short walk, and I first found a light lighter (it looks like an optometrist's light) that actually still works! Then I found a penny in a parking lot, and finally I found the giant nail shown in the photo.

I saw this optometrists' eye chart lighter on Amazon. Cool, huh?

I just love finding good junk and money!


Denomination:  3 pennies, 1 dime
Year:   pennies:  1987, 2007, 2012; dime:  1997
U.S. Mint:  D, D, D, D
Condition:  tarnished and shiny
Total Found Money in 2014 to Date:  $31.38

Mid-December Found Money and Murder on the Orient Express and Swagbucks

It's mid-December and I'm finding a few coins here and there while out running errands. Today I found a penny at the Dollar Tree, y...