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Sunday, May 6, 2012

DIY Sunday: Garage Sales

Its been way too many weeks since I had a DIY Sunday.  Sorry.  But, it's back!  This weekend has been city-wide garage sales in our town and with the weather being great (despite some thunderstorms during the night) the crowds came out.

Yesterday morning a girlfriend came over, we loaded up the kids and hit the town.  Three hours later I came home with ALL of this.

For $25 bucks.

What a steal.  Especially on the kid's clothes.  Each piece was basically 50 cents to a dollar for slightly used items, some of them still with the tags on them, never having been worn.  I am not above garage sales.  I find them fun, you just never know what you are going to find.  In fact I love hosting them as well.

I've seen this book around popular lists, so I snagged it up.  Who has read?  Is it good?  I just finished my last book, so maybe I'll sit down with this one tonight after the kids are in bed.

We can hope.

Even the husband was impressed with all the summer play clothes I got for both kids for such little money.  In my opinion there is no reason to buy them fancy stuff when by the end of the day it is covered in milk, spaghetti sauce, juice and dirt.

Not in that order.

And not to be forgotten, two brand new stainless steel round cake pans (which I needed!) and a fun soup mug, for my cooking needs.

Who else loves a good garage sale?

And before I forget...the winner of my last giveaway for a sample pack of Funky Monkey Snacks is...Peaceful75.  Please email me so I can have them ship your snacks out pronto!

Thanks to all for entering!

I love to have fresh cantaloupe with some cottage cheese. It's something my Grandmother used to give me as a kid, and it always reminds me of her, plus it's delicious and refreshing :)

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  1. I really enjoyed the Kite Runner - difficult imagery at times but an incredible story.
    After hitting up some garage sales for baby clothes I'm not sure why I'd ever buy clothes in the stores. Great condition and only 50 cents for most of the stuff. Heck, one sale had a dollar a bag deal and since baby stuff is so small, that was a lot of clothes!

  2. I love love love garage sales, rummage sales, flea markets, auctions, thrift stores, etc. I totally agree- why pay top dollar for some items when the used ones will do just fine?
    Love the itty bitty sandals- so sweet :)

  3. The Kite Runner is great, fantastic find!

  4. We love garage sales! Looks like you had fun!!!

  5. Excellent book! I love good garage sales, too!

  6. I should have a bumper sticker that says "I brake for garage sales" because I literally do - if I see a sign I stop!

    One year I went to a more affluent neighborhood and scored - I think Hannah was about 2 at the time - every piece of clothing was .10 cents or .25 cents - I bought her whole fall and winter wardrobe that year for $13!

    And I'll tell you a secret - I haven't shopped for clothes at a retail store for almost 20 years - only thrift and garage sales! :D

  7. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)May 7, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    I love a good garage sale, but never seem to come across one in my city.

  8. Those are really great finds! And all for 25 bucks? WOW!