Sunday, August 7, 2011

Yard Sale #2

Our Second trip to yard sale was definitely not as successful. We found a lot of yard sales but did not find anything that we were looking for. Even with it all planned and mapped out. Let's just say we learned a lot!!! The majority of the yard sales would state household items and so on but when you got there it was mostly clothes. Also, if the yard sale started on Friday all the good stuff was gone. My new rule is if there is even a mention of clothes or baby stuff we do not need to go. :) We did find a couple of estate sales and they were priced really high so not sure that I will go for that again. But all in all it was a learning experience for us. The first trip, although totally free styled as the "Pickers" would say, was unsuccessful except for this one little find. An old clorox bottle at the first place we stopped at that was not even on our list. This lady had a lot of stuff but we held out because of space and I wish we had just bought from her. Again, a learning experience. :)

So here it is our one great find....

Not super special but something we like so at least it wasn't a total waste. 

Friday, August 5, 2011

Mirror, Mirror...

A couple of weeks ago we went to a couple of Yard Sales (I blogged about it earlier). While we were looking we found this old mirror. It was extremely heavy so we knew it was good quality.

We are currently working on our guest room and this will go in there when we are done. I have one more week of summer break left before school starts back. I cannot believe that summer has went by so fast! AND it is so HOT here right now that you can hardly stand to be outside even in the pool. I would personally like to go back to the old days and go to school from Labor Day until Memorial Day. I mean we all turned out ok. Right?! So something must have worked. :)

What are you working on right now?

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Creations

I have been working on a couple of different things for our house and getting ready to go back to school. This summer has flown by and I am not ready for it to end. But I must say if we are all going back to school then I would like Fall to start right now! Bring on those 70-80 degree days please! :)

Anyway, this is what I have been up to....

 The dots are not perfect but I painted this one. If I were to make this as a gift I would use vinyl or make a stencil. This will go in my classroom with a picture of the hubby and I so I like the homemade look. :) 

This is a photo album that I personalized with our Monogram and now it just needs pictures of us. :) I love polka dots if you cannot already tell. Haha!

My Mom and I are also working on something to help get a little business going. I will reveal that later. Hopefully, our plan will be finished soon and I can show you! :)

This August Caleb and I both will be going back to school. I will start August 15th on my Specialist Degree. I just finished my Master's this summer and I am so excited to be done with that. Now to conquer the Specialist. Caleb will be starting August 29th to go back for a degree in Networking. I am so excited and proud of him for this! Anyway, as you know college is not cheap and we are trying to find a way to make some extra money to help out with this. So far we have had a couple of orders from family and I am greatly appreciative of that as it will help get the word out. We are praying for a great year and we know that God will provide and we have faith in that!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Yard Sale Treasure

We bought this stool at a yard sale a couple of weekends ago. It was several different colors but had potential. I am not the tallest person at 5'1 I have a difficult time reaching the top of our cabinets for the spices and such. I usually have to drag a chair over to get up there and have always wanted a little stool. So when we were yard saling a couple of weeks ago Caleb, the wonderful husband he is, came across this and showed it to me. I got it for $3 dollars. The little lady that I bought it from came up and gave me a hug and told me that she had kept it in her kitchen for years and recently her husband told her that she could not climb up on anything anymore and so he put it in the yard sale. She then whispered to me, "but when he is not around I will climb up on anything I want!" She let out a little giggle and had that twinkle in her eye that reminded me of my great-grandmother. She was always up to something. Anyway, that made it a little more special to me. 

 So today while I was in the house escaping the heat Caleb was in the garage working on this. Of course I did not know that until he brought it in and showed me. I am a lucky girl! :)

I think he did an excellent job on that little stool.

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