So, I put everything off until the last minute (standard mode of operations around here, true), but honestly I was really dreading going through all of that stuff, pricing it, etc. All for what? Twenty eight dollars in small bills and quarters?
However! I feel so much lighter EVERY time I carry another load of stuff out to the van (and by this I mean whenever DAVID carries another load out to the van, because I am the Stickering Goddess and he is the Loading Lord). It simply is exhilarating to get rid of stuff. And the fact that every item has the potential of bringing in a little cash, well, that’s fun too.
The sale will be at my friend, and Garage Sale Mentor’s, house on Friday and Saturday. And if you’ve never had a sale of your very own, I’d highly recommend finding a GSM. I am learning so much! Like, hanging cuter outfits makes them easier to see/buy! And a tall ladder suspended sideways from the rafters makes a great hanging rack! And a plastic wading pool is a great place to toss all the toys for sale! [This may all sound like common sense, but when you are sitting, surrounded by piles and piles of crap, it’s hard to have perspective.]
As for my pricing… heh, heh, heh. It’s a bit, well, I guess the word is random. So if anyone calls me on it, I’m going to blame it on my ski accident slash head injury circa 1996. Ahem.
My aunt is taking all three girls overnight and all day tomorrow, and I’m so giddy at the thought of no children that I’m almost forgetting I have a 24 hour date with my attic and GSM’s garage.
Now, how about some Mother’s Day Pictures, yes?
These are my gifts: a Fiestaware picture in Peacock (twitter), my favorite bottle of wine, and a new bistro table and chairs for the patio. It was all perfectly selected.
Here’s Marin, with the adorable red table I scored at a garage sale last week. Tea, anyone? (This has nothing to do with Mday, other than the photo was taken on Mother’s Day, with the added advantage of showcasing the red table.)
Dear Hayden, I wuv you. *MUAH* (Also, *SMACK*) Wuv, Marin.
(Also taken on Mday… and showcasing the child that has the amazing ability to make my heart go pitter patter AND make my head explode, all while looking adorable with very little hair.)
And now…. DRUM ROLL PLEASE…
This is me, with the little ladies who made me a mama.
My Mother’s Day was perfectly lovely, btw. I had breakfast in bed (a bowl of grape nuts and a jug of milk, delivered by the children), the sun was streaming in the windows while I read in bed, I got to go shopping, and the girls brought be reeking fistfuls of dandelions all. day. long.