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June 19, 2011

Makeup Brushes and the Law of Attraction

Filed under: Homeless Living/Survivalism/Prepping — urbandumpsterdiver @ 9:59 pm

Makeup Brushes

Yesterday was the day for food shopping. I’ve eschewed these large corporate food chains (who exploit workers and feed us garbage) and fast foods (who do the same) and cook at home 99% of the time. Our only dining out now is local family restaurants on special occasions, date night and while traveling.

Last night we visited for the first time a local Spanish market. The place was impeccably clean, the staff spoke English and those who didn’t found you one who did and the food prices were fair. We decided to get some fresh chicken to cook on the BBQ and a little dessert later. The bakery sells desserts for one portion. If I have an entire cake I become a glutton and want to eat the whole thing.

Before food shopping, we decided to hit a few malls. Found makeup, office supplies, probably a year’s worth of trash bags (new) and other odds and ends. The pet food went to our neighbor who just bought a dog (the pet food was way before sell date) and the makeup will be distributed to local needy women.

So today, I realize I needed new makeup brushes. Went to Target and bought 4 new brushes at a good price. Guess what I found when we left the parking lot in a local full dumpster? A brand new bag of makeup brushes.

The law of attraction works ladies and gentleman. But you have to believe the universe will provide and then get out of your own way! The makeup brush was a small manifestation of what happens when you relax and let go.



  1. Ta, Wonder-dumpsterdiver.
    I glean daily on the streets of my suburbs, while walking my hound.It is difficult to access dumpsters in my area.
    Nevertheless, I enjoy the anticipation of finds.I love to give gleaned presents and re-employ discarded wealth.
    Good on you.

    Comment by annineorh — June 25, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

  2. UDD.

    Yesterday, I gleaned an unopened child’s toy from a box adjacent to recycling bins in my locality.Obviously, generously placed there, in order to gift to the community.
    My best friend had previously, told me she needed the EXACT toy, as a birthday gift for today.
    I received a gift.
    My best friend received a gift.
    A child received a gift.

    This blog is a gift.


    p.s. The best things in life are free.

    Comment by annineorh — June 28, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

  3. What a sweet thing to say. I’m so glad you like this blog. Your post made me cry with joy.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — July 3, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

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