Third power? Do you remember what that means?Just a little math to get your fuzzy brains thinking this weekend. If you don’t want to think, you can scroll down for the yard sale treasures.:)
I just started blogging, and I am excited to say that I have received my first ever web award, and I thank Lauren 100 times over. She used to baby sit for my kids. We lost touch through the years, but found each other again through the web…isn’t technology amazing? She is getting married in Dec. and is the sweetest, cutest thing ever…oh, to be young and in love (clarify…I am very much in love, it’s the young part that is debatable).
Now, a little math quiz for you.
If Jennifer P (who is ‘famous’ in blog world) nominated Lauren (who will now be famous in blogland), and then Lauren nominated me…does that make me famous?
Remember….if A=B, and B=C, then C=A…..
Anyone remember which property that is?
This home school mom needs to dust off the summer cobwebs.
Thanks ladies for making my entry into blogging this month so enjoyable. When you’re famous, don’t forget the little people….hee hee.
What would a Saturday be without sharing my amazing finds…I have to save the best of the best for another post because I need help from you all, and want to have the time to solicit it.:)
There’s a beautiful crystal doorknob that you can’t see very well….for the girls’ room, a few “classic” movies. After our “singing in the rain” experience/post, this is a must see for the fam. Cute swim suit for next year, and balancing on their cute booties is a clip rack to hold my Homemade Gourmet products when I do booths. That is a find for me.
They are in great shape with beautiful mats/frames that I will paint and re-purpose.
Cute black planter…definitely change that out, and this ‘American Girl’ doll sofa for $1.
Yes, that’s right…a BUCK!!
Please SIT DOWN…
if you have any girlies in your home because I may make you covet, and that’s definitely not my intention.
At another yard sale, I also purchased SAMANTHA in mint condition with 6 Pleasant Girl outfits….yes, 6 PG American Girl doll outfits for $30. That is a find of the century!
I have been trying so hard to sneak and get a picture but it will be for this cutey for Christmas. Every time I get near the closet with the camera she wants to know what I am doing.:)
Just imagine that we’ve already purchased our great, new camera…are you imagining? Good…remember that I am redoing the girls’ room (yea, yea….I’ve been saying that forever, but do you know how hard it is to get around to painting all by yourself?)
Sorry, I’ve tangented….look closely, there’s one of those cute crystal beady type things and great green fabric…$2. Don’t worry…that is not a mistreatment. It’s just been thrown up there so you can see the “Before.” (ha..that’s a good one, they’ll never know).
A cool wall hanging from the Bombay Company. Do you know how much that probably sold for retail? My price – $1. I am going to lightly wash it out with some black. Yes, I know it’s not rotated…couldn’t figure it out….turn your neck and deal with it.:)
So cute…the flipflops, not the pedicure.
My daughter couldn’t schedule me in for an appointment yet.
Cute chair pads, table cloth and cool plastic dish (one that I can leave at someone’s house)
Can you tell my girls are loving this. They insisted on every picture.
Candles….I LOVE CANDLES!!
I have an entire cabinet devoted to candles, and candle holders.
You think I am joking…no. Why don’t people burn candles? Too expensive? Not when you pick them up second hand.
I NEVER pass up a candle and many times they are brand new.
All of the ones in this .69 basket (hee hee) are brand spanking new and were in the boxes.
We eat every evening meal by candlelight even if it is pizza or mac and cheese.
I am going to do a whole post about atmosphere
at the dinner table because that is one thing I do right.
It sets such a soothing atmosphere….oh, I could go on and on….I’ll wait.
I can’t wait to use those candy cane candles….everything in the basket…$3
(including the adorable glass butterfly holder which is much cuter in real life).
Look what I happened upon in my front yard.
For all those of you who aren’t rocket scientists…this is one of my outside plant stands.
Do you see any flowers? Anywhere?
This is a planter….an empty planter.
Do you see a few dead flowers in there somewhere?
I won’t bore you with more pictures, but my flowers are scattered through out the yard.
Jack lives next door with my brother, but he decided to come and “play.”
Have they no respect for all the work I put into my poor little pitiful flower attempts….grr…I choose joy…really.:)
God saw fit to grace me through this lesson.
Walmart just put all their hanging baskets on sale for $2/piece!:)
Come back when I reveal my really amazing find…even better than the AG doll.
WOW! First…congratulations on your award! I’m new here and can already see there is much to love about your fun place! = )
And then…the yard sale extravaganza! What incredible treasures you found! HOLY COW, girl! You completely ROCK! = )
Oh my … you are too kind! :o) Thank you so much Jen for thinking of me as you have to pass along this award. You have blessed my heart with your thoughts of wanting to be my friend! :o) I am touched … truly. :o) You have been an answer to several of my prayers that I have offered up to the Lord during the past two years. :o)
Again, many thanks!
I can’t leave without telling you that your deals today are way off the charts!! Wow! Love the candles too!!! I purchased a box of unopened Yankee tea light candles that will be perfect for the fall (I only paid $1!!)!! I also buy most of my candles at thrift stores, other than the occasional Yankee Fresh Cut Roses, that my sweet husband will bring home to me from time to time! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne
I agree with Tracy, your creating a “fun place” on your little bloggy! You are such a “balcony” type person. That’s those rare people who are cheering you on in life and make you want to do a little better. 🙂
All of your great finds make me want to go looking!
Thanks, for the sweeet reward and thoughtful words! It is my very first! I will have fun passing it on!
OH my goodness! I am stoked!
My first award…EVER! Thank you so much! I would love to pass it on, but don’t know how (I’m a dork, I know)… can you guide me on this new adventure of passing the torch?
Your yard sale finds are awesome … I am still sucking in air over the $30 American girl doll.
I sent the award to someone who asked for the homepage of the award. Do you know what that means?
Thanks, Again! I had fun passing it on!
I have to tell you that I went blueberry picking! :o) It was awesome! Though they weren’t very ripe so it wasn’t easy going but I’ll have to go back again! :o)
I am SO glad that you found me again! heehee! I have changed around so much but I am finally at raisinglittlewomen.com to stay! I LOVE your blog! My goodness your girls have grown so much! What has it been almost 2 – 3 years? We would love to get together just let us know a time and place and we’ll schedule a field trip (heehee) Oh, I have also changed my email address, I’ll send it to you.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Congratulations on your well-deserved award!
Ok, a Samantha AG doll at a yard sale??? That’s amazing!
Loved all your fun pics!
Thanks for the love, girl!! I just love reading your blog… you really deserve the award! congrats on all your cool stuff – where do you find all these awesome yard sales?
Here’s my email
and I forgot to mention ~ I can’t belive that we didn’t “bump” into each other sooner in blogland ~ I noticed we read many of the same blogs!
Have fun on your trip! Drop me a note once you get back in and settled.
Thanks for leaving me a note that you stopped by.
I love to find treasures at yard sales!
Your site is fun, encouraging and uplifting…thank you! Not to mention your girls are adorable!
Hi hon…I was away at my parents”farm in Indiana…catching up today and soon headed for the couch for the languid afternoon nap.
Thank you so much for such sweet admirations and right back at yacha’
You and women like you keep reeling me back in!
God bless you and your unabashed love for Him
Great yard sale finds. I’ve not ventured into the yard sale world yet. It never seems to fit in my schedule (and yes, I’ve read your current post, I’m working on it).
Thanks for the comment about my steal of a cabinet. I actually thought of you when I got. I knew you would be proud. And yes, you and your entire family could have come to my house for dinner and there would have been plenty.
Those are some great deals!!! I am always so sad when yard sale season is over…
You have found some great finds!!! I can’t believe the deal you got on Samantha with the clothes!!
You had some GREAT finds! Have fun with them!