Saturday, June 06, 2009

Shhhhhhh.....

It is so quiet here right now. Here being home. My parents are finally back from a month long road trip and they invited Kiah and James over to play with their new puppy... a miniature dappled dachshund. Her name is Daisy and she is about the size of one of Mo's paws. Mo is their lab mix... he is BIG. Pictures are necessary for full comedic impact of that pair but they will be shown at another time.

Anyway, my other two lovelies are napping. I wore them out at the thrift stores this afternoon. My Love is home but also napping. He has kid duty tonight and so must be fully rested. I am working tonight. 5-10 doing something that will probably make me sore. I did not realize that making pizza was such a workout but I have come home after each shift very sore and exhausted. But being a mom I recover quickly.

Next week end I will be busy busy busy! I work 6-11 thurs, fri, and sat and I'm doing a yard sale. I LOVE having yard sales. Its a great way to get grown ups to come to my house. I usually have water or lemonade available and popsicles or lollipops to give to kids. What doesn't sell will most likely be going to the thrift stores where I can make regular visits to it until someone gives it a home.

I have completely enjoyed doing this last giveaway. Stuff like that is so fun for me. I'm a giver. When I'm out shopping around I see little trinkets (ok sometimes secondhand junk, lol) at thrift stores or garage sales that reminds me of someone, and I want to get it for them. Usually I refrain because, having done so before, I have found that the thought of getting stuff from the thrift store makes some of my pals naseous. I don't get that. I'm all into second hand stuff. I love thrift stores, garage sale, yard sales, *drool* ...

I thought I would do give aways a little more often... smaller ones, using some of the great finds I come upon. After my yard sale I will set aside any of the nicer stuff and do giveaways for it here. Hmmmm... I'm just wondering if it would work. It would sort of be like a thrift store but you don't pay, you just enter a drawing to win my junk. Would any of you be into that? Maybe in a new blog by itself. I'll have to work out the details... Free Stuff Friday is kinda catchy ;-)

I suppose that is enough rambling for one post and I want to hop in the shower before work.

OH! To all my giveaway winners I'll be going to the post office Mon or tues to ship your stuff. Thanks again for playing!

Robin, I got your email, we're good to go.

20 comments:

Andi said...

I love bargains, but you knew that! I love recycled memories...a nice name for yard sale/junk store/thrift store finds!

Mel said...

i am always amazed at folks who have the patience to go to thrift stores, i get overwhelmed and give up!!!

sara said...

I love going to garage sales but I don't enjoy having them.....except the money, that is good! ha!

farmlady said...

I like the idea of Free Stuff Friday. It's a great idea. The people that don't want to get wonderful thrift store finds just don't have to sign up for the drawing. Simple. You go girl....

Joyfulsister said...

I Love going treasure hunting!! I find so many pretties and bargins along the way.. People usually make a lot of comments on how they love something they see on me or around my home and it usually is a treasure I found. The ones I buy from the regular stores don't get as much oohs and aahs like my bargin treasures do lol.

Wish I could go with you it's always fun to go with a friend!!

Hugz Lorie

a corgi said...

I like your idea of giving things away on a Friday or any other day; they say one man's junk is another man's treasure. It would be fun to participate

I, like you, am a giver so I totally understand where you are coming from

that's a grueling work schedule with little ones getting up at the crack of dawn I imagine

glad you had some quiet time this afternoon!

betty

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Love Free Stuff Friday!!!!

Back in the day my Saturdays were spent rising early and hitting the yard sale circuit. My children would have been naked if it were not for yard sales and the goodwill.

My house is decorated with some wonderful goodwill finds. It is amazing what you can do with a can of black spray paint.

Anyway off to church for the first time since the DD surgery so we are all excited about getting out of the house and back in the general population!!!

Blessings
Robin

Laura ~Peach~ said...

free stuff friday sounds fun... maybe i should go through and declutter and see what treasures i have here....

Sue said...

I love garage sales and thrift stores, too. I started when I was young (with my mom) and have never lost interest. Reminds me of a treasure hunt!

=)

DaNella Auten said...

I don't care where it comes from (well of course unles it's edible... that could be kinda gross!!!) I just love that you thought about me long enough to get me something... I'm a giver too.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Love that header pic -- it captures each child perfectly. (Marli just cracks me up!)

Happy pizza makin'!

* * *

We need a get together . . . it's been far too looooooong. Let's think park, snacks, bikes or maybe kid-free, moms-alone, thrifting or tea sipping or garden gazing or . . . I'm hoping for something summery and fun. ; D

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

I LOVE thrift stores!! My husband can't go near one, the mold smell that permeates all of the old stuff just does him in. I have found more bargains and treasures in thrift stores than I can count.

I don't know about the Free stuff though--what about shipping? Especially to Alaska???

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

You are one generous girl. And that pic of you with the Ugly Mug still cracks me up.

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Girl!! Don't know how you do all that you do!!! But I'm glad you are still blogging!!!

~Beth

skoots1mom said...

out on my stoop
there was a box
the prettiest box
that i ever did see

i love surprises...thx again for the giveaway...i've got a better thank you on my post today :)
come see

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

Becky...thank you so much for all the stuff you sent!

It really touched my heart :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh! You are having a yard sale! That is so fun. Can not wait to see dog pictures. I love a quiet house. : )

Laura ~Peach~ said...

MARFA BEAN AND I PLAYED WITH YOUR VIRTUAL KITTY CAT HES TOO CUTE... THANK YOU FOR THE GIFTS THEY ARE PERFECT! i ADDED YOU ON FACE BOOK TOO AND LEFT A MESSAGE TILL I RAN OUT OF SPACES... YOUR VIDEO WAS TOO CUTE AND GOODNESS WHAT AN ADORABLE GIRL YOU HAVE HELPING YOU! HUGSSSSSSSSSS PEACH AND MARFA BEAN :)

Life with Kaishon said...

I love that word. Poignant : ). You are so cool Becky.

Sweet Annabelle said...

That is so fun! As homeschoolers, also, we enjoyed reading books and doing related activities so much! Looks like this was a success!

Your daughter is gorgeous!