Sunday, April 15, 2012

First Garage Sale of the Season

I went to my first garage sale of the season!! The weather has been warmer than normal and the season has started earlier this year. Usually it hits around May! I went to my first sale in April! It seems like forever that I have been to a garage sale when its really been about 6 months! 
But now that they are here I am getting ready! Spring cleaning and organizing. Making space for my new treasures! We have taken at least 4 car loads to Salvation Army this Spring so far! I have spent a lot of time sorting and storing everything away in bins in the basement. I need more bins and more time to put EVERYTHING I own away! But, so far, I have a total of 54 bins in my basement. And I need more!! I want it ALL tucked away so I know right where it is when I need it. 
My bins are labeled:
Bubble Wrap
Easter (2 bins)
Halloween (3 bins)
Snowpants, Hats, Gloves
Ice Skates
Winter Boots
Craft Supplies
Wedding (from 10 years ago! I should look through there one of these days - should be interesting)
Picture frames (3 bins)
Photos (4 bins. I have both of my grandmas photos because I should be scanning them and putting photo books together!)
Tote Bags
Beach Towels
Old toys from when I was little (2 bins)
Christmas (18 bins. yep 18)
Girl Clothes size 7 & up (2 bins for my oldest daughter for school next year)
and I have 7 bins marked JUNK because I need to SORT the contents out! I just have a hard time letting stuff go. I am getting better! Can you believe it? I guess I am border line "hoarder". But NOW I am committing to USING everything I own or getting rid of it! It feels good!
OK I am still working on it! But it feels good to be moving in the right direction!

This is what I purchased at my one and only garage sale so far this year! It was a great sale! I was her first customer! She had gorgeous BRAND NEW items! 
2012 is going to be a GREAT year of garage sales! 
New Queen bedspread $6. New SUPER SOFT cream throw $6. New Full size blanket $6. Pillows $2 each. 2 brand new roman shades $2 each. Total $26

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Design Turnpike

I am so in love with License Plate Art. I am determined to select the right piece of art work this year and hang it in my dining room. What a talent this is to turn rusty letters and numbers into fun designs!

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I have fallen in love with this company called Design Turnpike. They create MASTERPIECES from their collection of license plates. They are based in Michigan and ship their products EVERYWHERE!

They make all kinds of maps, mugs, mousepads, necklaces, phone cases, stamps, postcards, keychains, shirts and CUSTOM art work! I am seriously impressed! 
You can find Design Turnpike on ZazzleFacebook, Etsy, Pinterest, Blogspot, and Twitter @DesignTurnpike
I am such a big fan!

Right now they are having a Pinterest contest. Here are the details...

Pin It to Win the Print! Someone who pins or repins this image will win a matted and framed print of one of their signature pieces—a large license plate map of the USA. Contest runs through March 31st, 2012. 
I just love this colorful map of the USA. All 50 states made out of each states' plate. 

Here is the collection of license plates I saw for sale at the world's longest yard sale last August in Tennessee.

Here are the plates I bought.

I haven't decided what to do with mine yet.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Christmas Morning

Our happy girls on Christmas Day 2011! 

The girls were THRILLED with the "treasures" they found under the tree!

That is ALL she asked for was a Belle doll.

She absolutely LOVES Frosty the Snowman.

And this is the result of going to garage sales every weekend of the summer! 
The perfect gifts just jumped right out at me!

It was another wonderful "Garage Sale Christmas"!

I cannot WAIT for garage sale season to start this year!! 
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