Friday, July 17, 2009

Garage sales are fun!

When I was a teenager(mid 80's),I would go to garage sales with my best friend and her family. We'd pile into their huge van with the classified's in hand and stop at just about every sale there was. It was a fun time fro me and something I wanted to "pass on" to my kids. Lately my 4 kids have been wanting to go somewhere everyday and I was running out of ideas of free/cheap things to do.As I drove my older son home from summer school,I noticed a zillion garage sale signs and remembered how fun it was for me to go "garage sale-ing" so I decided to take them to a couple.Immediately my 15 year old son saw a tivo for $10 and at the next garage sale saw a mini tv/vcr combo for $15.He happily bought them both.My 4 year old daughter saw a Mary-kate and Ashley purse for $1 and bought it(with her "fun money").I found 5 ribbon necklaces(new/sealed in bag) and for 50 cents, a Big book of Bible stories(good reference guide when I teach children's church).The next sale My daughter could barely contain herself when she saw a pile of stuffed animals.She found a silk Ty Beanie buddie dog that she bought for 50cents and the oldest of the twins bought a mini cassette voice recorder for $2.The younger of the twins saved his fun money for what he hopes will await him tomorrow at another garage sale.I hope that he finds something that he loves since he used restraint by not buying just because he had $ in his pocket. It was good to get out and hopefully start a fun summer tradition with the kids.....making memories

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's too late to Blog but I'll do it anyways

Once again I have only a few minutes to post goes:
A couple days ago My sons big crayfish(Mr. Crawjers) died. We had him 1 year and though he looked like a big bug, we liked him...a lot

I've been wanting to do a test run of a craft kit that I made to sell on etsy.I asked my twin boys(8 years) if they'd like to try making one (a felt keychain that looks like a Popsicle).They said o.k. so it's a matter of getting my butt in the basement(craftroom) to get started.
I have to teach Children's Church this week so I also need to plan a lesson and a craft for 12-16 pre-K kiddies.
Looking forward to 4th of July!!!! Hooray for independence...I even made the above felt keychain to celebrate the occasion. Enjoy your day and your freedom.