Monday, June 21, 2010

Garage Sale…

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This is a portion of our garage sale. We had tons of stuff!!! I loved that we used the canopies to shade everything and everybody. This picture shows about 1/3 of what we had for sale and was taken while we were still setting up. I have to admit that it really was a good experience. The kids got to practice making change and adding some money. They also cleared some of the clutter out of their rooms (which made me happy) and sold it and kept the money (which made them happy). I cleared out a lot of clutter and made my goal of getting a new cast iron skillet (which made me VERY happy)!!! I got to spend some time with my sister…even though it was a little chaotic…it was very nice. I can’t believe I’m saying this but we’re going to do it again next year. I love to donate my things to thrift stores that then take the profits and do “good” with the money. I’ve had to wrestle with this…but I’m offering what would have sold for $3.00 for 50 cents, that makes it accessible to even the poorest people. People who couldn’t drive stopped by on bicycles…they would rarely even get to the thrift store. And…it was such a good experience with the kids!! Three hectic days spent outside learning a surprising number of little lessons. My older son was such a good helper – especially when we packed everything up at the end – he got a lot of “atta-boys”. All. Good.

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This is what I got!!! And as a bonus I was able to throw away two pans in my cupboard – yippee!!!! I got the 7 quart dutch oven, and a 12” skillet. The cover on the dutch oven also fits the skillet. We were lucky enough to find a sale and cast iron cookware from The Lodge was 20% off. I use my cast iron almost every day (the 10” skillet I already have) – I am so excited to add to my collection! I think both pieces ended up costing around $70 total. A bargain when you figure I’ll NEVER have to replace them. I am so much more into the natural materials these days. I’d rather wear wool than fleece…but I do love a little spandex in my jeans!!

Now, here is a giggle for you -

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My younger son wanted to mow the lawn and we told him he had to wear goggles to protect his eyes – he did – swimming goggles! He was in the front yard running from end to end with those goggles all steamed up – hehe!!

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Gotta love that kid, he’s really embraced his inner geek. Takes after his parents that way!!

Happy Crafting!!!

6 comments:

Julie said...

Oh he is so cute. I love it. You are so luck with the new skillet and dutch oven. I still have my money, not sure what I want. I know I have to get a few things for mama's party, the rest...well gotta have something for me.
Have a great time on your up-coming trip. Remember hug that daddy of yours tons and tons.
Love you Kim. Thank you for selling my stuff at your garage sale. I really did appreciate it.

Julie said...

Oh he is so cute. I love it. You are so luck with the new skillet and dutch oven. I still have my money, not sure what I want. I know I have to get a few things for mama's party, the rest...well gotta have something for me.
Have a great time on your up-coming trip. Remember hug that daddy of yours tons and tons.
Love you Kim. Thank you for selling my stuff at your garage sale. I really did appreciate it.

yonca said...

He looks so cute with the goggles :)

Shanna said...

OMG Gabe! HA!!! Too cute! It was fun - not too chaotic:) Hope you are having fun with dad...I am jealous!!

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures and thanks for the neat updates. Gabe, you are just tooooo cute! Keep up the good work (both of you) and hope to talk to you all soon. Love from Gramma Pig

Snippety Gibbet said...

I have definite dutch oven envy. I keep thinking that I need one, but never shell out the money to actually buy one. Yea for you to do that! jan

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