Sunday, March 29, 2009

Green grass or weeds?

when you look at my front yard from a distance, it looks green and healthy, but up close, it's full of weeds. .. I should know, I just spent the entire day pulling them! An analogy...some people you know that are seemingly perfect and happy, really aren't when you get close. So, when you think that everyone else has it made and you've gone into the pity me mode, get a glimpse of real life by knowing that everyone...even the blissfully happy, aren't always that way. Thank God for what you have and be happy with that yard full of weeds...hey, at least you have a yard! 
Speaking of yards, I went to my first yard sale of the season...not much to report, but can't wait for warmer weather and bargains. Until then...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Yard Sale Basics

I was just many new blogs begin with this sentence..."I'm new to blogging...?" Well, I'm starting out by saying that my blog will share tips, exciting finds at yard sales and auctions and my adventures a long the way. I would also love to share ideas with my readers for decorating their homes and turning trash into treasure...something I absolutely love to do! (Just ask my family who is forced to live with paint, projects and a houseful of "extra" furniture.) I guess they've just learned to go with the flow.
Idea number one: get prepared for garage and yard sale season by cleaning out your car, throwing in plenty of rope, blankets and bungee cords (so you can transport all of your favorite 
finds). If you're like me and don't have the time to leisurely attend every garage sale, just stop by on the way home from that soccer game (or go 
early). I prefer to go late because that's where the bargains are found. People usually don't want to pack up their things and will get rid of it for a song at the end of the day. Yes, you do miss some stuff, but I find it worth it!