Thursday, October 30, 2008
In the meantime, check out these awesome blogs I've found:
Fun Crafts & More I could read this one for hours! Be sure to scroll down to the Pumpkin Rocks!
Poppy Lane I can't even sew on a button. Thankfully, she has an Etsy shop.
How About Orange An eclectic mix of wonderful ideas!
jcaroline Check out what she does with this Goodwill couch!
I will be back very soon, I promise!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
What's shocking is the insane amount of even more stuff I was able to dig out of closets, drawers, cupboards and the garage. Where does all this stuff come from?
Ahhh...it feels so good to get rid of old
See you in a couple of days!
Have a great weekend!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Some friends and I decided we had too much
It was, by far, the largest garage sale I've personally ever been a part of. There were seven of us total participating in The Purge and that made for a lot of
You never know when someone might come along at 2 a.m. to steal your case of 80's music cassettes, worn bowling shoes or Chicken Dance Elmo. Seriously, you never know.
You can't see it, but the garage is full of
Our two junior entrepreneurs (ages 9 & 5) cooked themselves up a little sidewalk cafe with the help of their dad who handled the burrito making. After two days, the girls made $35.00. Not bad, huh?
Here's Friday morning crew taking in the morning sun along with the fresh scent of other people's cash and fresh breakfast burritos.
I don't know how they did it but all three of these women looked stinkin' cute at 6 a.m. It's not fair, I tell you. Not fair! I was at no time cute these last two days but "stinkin'" would sum me up pretty accurately. I had that garage sale "aroma" about me. You know the one.
All in all, we did excellent. Our entire garage sale pulled in over $900 with my take being a whopping $265! That's a lot of
crap gently-used quality items I managed to pass off to some fine folks.
And that, my friends, does not stink!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Check out the local news spot about Savvy Mommies here.
My dogs were barking! So much so that my dear, sweet, foot-phobic hubby actually gave me a foot massage. God bless that man!
Now I'm concentrating on the multi-family garage sale I'm having with a few friends this weekend. Since me, hubby and the real estate market have decided we need to down-size, there is a lot of stuff that won't be making the move with us.
That doesn't even show what's in the garage. What's in the garage you ask? Well, let's just say that it's a three-stall garage but only two cars fit in there.
I'll be taking pics of the event to blog about later because I know y'all are just dying to hear about it.
You know, like your dying to hear about how I clipped my toenails last night. Sorry, no pictures of that.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Here is a great craft that even the kiddos would enjoy!
Marble Magnets from NotMartha.org.
Check out her How To Make Stuff section while you're over there.
Also, if you haven't had the pleasure of reading Ree's blog, Confessions of a Pioneer Woman, then you have been missing out. Easily one of the best blogs out there. I highly recommend reading her true life love story - Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. She's not kidding when she recommends having a cold shower handy. It's a hot one!
Oh, and she cooks, too!
Looking for some great Halloween ideas? Check out this post over at TipNut.com
My friend, Andrea, has something going on in Sedona, AZ this week but you have to leave a comment on her blog to find out what it is. Check her out at Yoga For You!
Have a great Monday everyone! And don't forget about those To-Do Lists tomorrow!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Hannah Montana umbrella: 90% off. Paid .69 cents!
Pink paisley purse: 75% off. Paid $3.25
Celine Dion perfume: 50% off. Paid $5.99
Garage Sale goodies:
My snowman addiction:
I love snowman and I love decorative boxes so I was thrilled to find this set in excellent condition for $10.00. The lady was asking $15.00 but took my offer because her friend (who was actually selling the boxes) wasn't there to say otherwise. Yay!
See how everyone else scored this week at MoneySavingMom.com!
I've even made up a song for The Boy's "Nakey Time":
sung to the tune of Mr. Sandman
Thursday, October 2, 2008
In addition to the items on my list, I also hosted a 3 hr Bible study and started organizing a possible six family garage sale for the weekend after next. So, like I said, not half bad.
Today, however, getting the mattress set on Craigslist and getting London to make a thank you card top the list. As well as continuing work on my Savvy Mommies stuff.
I hope the rest of you have a productive day as well!