Friday, April 30, 2010

Pink Saturday May 1

Pink Saturday

Rain, rain go away. That's my theme song for tomorrow. The first day of May and our plans are to hit the city garage sales. However, there's 60% chance of rain tomorrow also so we're playing it by ear.

Also, Wednesday DH's cousin is going to have another of her storage building sales. I'm hoping the weather cooperates and we find some great deals.

On to my Pink Saturday post. It's been a couple weeks since I've participated and I figured I had better jump back on the bandwagon. For this week I'd like to share my mirror that I picked up at a garage sale this past summer for $1. I know a lot of people would have probably painted it right away but I loved it just the way it is. It now hangs in our middle bathroom.

Sorry for the sideways picture. I was trying to find a way to picture it without getting myself in the shot.

Until next time. . .

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My First Blog Award

I received an e-mail this morning letting me know that my blog won a blog award and was featured at the following site.

Beads Jewelry Supply

Until next time . . .

Monday, April 26, 2010

My Firsts

Hi all - sorry I've been too quiet lately. DH and I haven't been garage saling much because we've been getting projects done around the house. We have decided to start going into the city to the garage sales there the first of May (actually after posting this it dawned on me that the first of May is this Saturday - where does the time go). In the meantime I decided to show off one of my first garage sale finds, back when we first got together. This cost me $30 - unfortunately, I couldn't get her to budge on the price. However, it's been one of my favorite pieces.

Right now I have it hanging in the bathroom for storage. Yes, as soon as possible this room will be getting a major overhaul and the horrible 70's wood paneling will be gone. :)

This guy didn't come from a garage sale but since he's always being cute I'm always taking pictures of him.

Until next time . . .

Monday, April 19, 2010

Scarecrow at Goodwill

A while back I posted some of my Goodwill finds and forgot to post my cute little friend. For only $1.99 he's going to be a great addition to my fall decor. I fell in love with the little crow on his head looking down at him (and unfortunately when taking the picture I chopped him off but trust me he's up there). My little scare-crow has been through a lot since coming home with me. While sitting on the dining room table DD accidentally knocked him to the floor breaking poor Mr. Crow right off of his head and into pieces. Thankfully, my dear,sweet DH searched high and low on the floor until he found all the pieces to Mr. Crow and thoughtfully glued him back together and back where he belongs. You can hardly tell he was ever broken.

Speaking of fall we finally have the majority of the leaves that fell this past year raked off the ground. I'm blessed to have two helpers who love to help mamma rake. I snapped off a few shots of them busy at work helping me.

Even Ms. Sugar had to get in on the fun playfully chasing leaves around the yard.

Until next time . . .

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Community Garage Sale

For everyone visiting for Pink Saturday my PS post is right below this one. I decided to go ahead and post this since I knew I probably wouldn't get a chance to later.

Don't forget to visit Southern Hospitality for their Thrifty Treasure's Monday party.

Southern Hospitality

This weekend was probably one of the last weekends we hang around the house hitting garage sales nearby. The first of May DH and I have decided to start venturing into the city again since it will be warm and there will be garage sales by the dozens.

We woke up this morning and headed out to the Community Garage Sale that I mentioned in my last post. As usual this community never fails to have lots of garage sales. There were at least 10 if not more. I found lots of things, a good bit of it being for the children.

There are a couple houses on this route that have a garage sale every year and I know I can count on them to have Christian CD's. This year was no exception. I paid $2.75 for all of these.

For $7 I picked up these DVD's for the kiddos (except Scorpion King for me). There was one garage sale along the route that still thinks used DVD's are worth $5 each. Only at WalMart brand new. Then there was another house charging $2 a piece for DVD's that were horribly scratched - I passed. My kids are big Alvin & the Chipmunks fans and that DVD ended up in the DVD player first thing when we got home.

One garage sale along the route always has pretty Christmas ornaments for sale. This year I found these two boxes there. As you can see $1.50 got me these.

For $4 I found me and DD each a new pair of summer shoes.

For $2 DD got two new dresses also.

I found this cross to add to my wall of crosses for $1.

Since the kids were behaving and not giving DH a hard time today I rewarded them with some books to look at in the car while they waited on mommy to look around the sales. $1.50 got all of these.

Then on the way home we saw another garage sale. The lady and gentleman having this sale are actually the parents of DH's boss. Unfortunately, his dad got hurt real bad last month and I'm sure they were probably having their garage sale to help with some of the expenses.

I picked up these beautiful salad plates from her for $3 and plan on using them to line up on my hutch for display.

I also bought all these puzzles from her for the kids. They were never opened and she charged me $1 a piece for them. Since it his bosses mom and I knew it was probably for a good cause I went ahead and bought them for the kids since they're such puzzle lovers.

So my grand total for today $27.75. I actually went over my $20 a week budget but it was all worth it LOL.

Until next time . . .

Friday, April 9, 2010

Pink Saturday 4/10

Pink Saturday

DD and I broke away from the guys the other day for some mother/daughter time. I had some stuff to drop off at Goodwill so we went in and took a peek. I didn't find anything, however, DD found a must have purchase for herself. How could I say no?

DD is into Barbie. Just when I think she's turning into a tomboy on me, climbing trees and such, out come the Barbie's. A girl after my own heart.

I did find something for myself - a solid wood desk. I would have loved to brought it home and sanded it down followed by a coat of white paint. However, $149 was way too steep for me. Goodwill can be ridiculous on their prices sometimes. Or maybe it's just me???

Tomorrow is a big community garage sale at a town about 10 minutes from where we live. This will be the 8th year they've had it and so far every year it's been great with lots of nice finds. Hopefully, I'll some interesting finds to share tomorrow evening.

Until next time. . .

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!!!!

The past week has been wildly busy and right now my poor house looks like a herd of elephants ran through it. It will probably take me two days to get it back in order. Unfortunately, there has been little thrifty-ness this week. First thing that happened was that I sat in poor DH's recliner and it broke, never to be fixed. So I broke down and did something I've never done before. I bought a new sofa. I'm so excited because it's the first new couch I've ever owned. Now DH's recliner problem is solved and since it's got a recliner on both ends I have a place to prop my feet up also.

I did, however, make one trip to Goodwill this week but since it was Good Friday the place was a madhouse and the only thing I found is this. DH says "Oh, it would make a good candy dish." He knows me well.

From my family to yours I'm wishing you all a Happy Easter!!

Until next time . . .