Friday, May 7, 2010

Spend like it's going out of style.

My favorite season has arrived! Which season, you ask? Garage Sale Season. I LOVE garage sales (and thrift stores, and consignment shops, and church/school rummages, etc.)!


I went garage-sale shopping with my mom last Friday - every year, I forget how much fun that can be. We decided that when my Honda Element was full, we would be done shopping. I don't know if you've ever seen the cargo area in an Element, but let me tell you, that puppy has TONS of space. My mom, in all her brilliance, decided to buy a huge round coffee table at the SECOND house we stopped at. But I worked my magic, flipped up the seat in my car and we were good for a few more houses. I can't even tell you all the treasures I found whilst out looking through other peoples' junk. I can't tell you because I can't remember all of them. I know that I found loads of clothes for Baby E, some toys that he can play with out in the yard, an inner tube to pull behind the boat (that was, by far, Big J's favorite find), and some other miscellaneous baby crap. All-in-all, it was a good day. Until I got home. Where I realized that I now had to sanitize all those toys, wash all those clothes, find a place to store the inner tube AND find room for all the other stuff. Thank God the addition on the house is almost done, cause now I actually have a REASON to go looking for good garage sales. I was going to head out today, but the rain made me change my mind - I guess I'll just get some cleaning done around the house instead - not nearly as fun, but probably much more necessary than shopping.


  1. Well, I'm so glad you didn't say bathing suit season was your favorite season! I am embarrassed to admit it, but I've never been garage sailing! So many people love it that I think I need to check it out :)

  2. Natalie-You have to go~if for no other reason than the laughs you will get~ OMG~ What ISSS that thing? Your Aunt Edie gave it to you for a wedding present? Well, what did YOU use it for? The best part, that Mins forgot to mention-she got a $300. car seat (for BabyE) for $15!!! Well, worth the trip...and she forgot to mention my delightful little BIRD house (okay-I lied-it's a doll house but it LOOKS like a bird house) that I bought for $3~ It is more about the F-U-N than the sale!