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Mother of All Garage Sales: Year 2...and What the Heck Else I've Been Doing

My Picasa picture "holder"...thingy... hasn't been working to my advantage lately. I've been taking pictures left and right to document the first few weeks of Anikka's life and just generally things we've been up to, but when I try to upload them, they either a) take FOREVER (as in, hours, literally) or b) get lost! It takes me forever to track them down. Sorry for the long time in between posts, but hopefully I'll get it figured out sooner rather than later.

For about two months, we've been hosting a community group at our house every Thursday night. We meet with two other couples and two single guys for a potluck and the food is always tasty! Since we only had a table that seated 6 comfortably, Stefan and I thought we would try to find an old long table on craigslist. We'd been looking for a few weeks and there was nothing more than a few tables that seated 8 and were a few hundred dollars. People...craigslist is like a garage sale...a few hundred dollars! Your tables are out of style! Get real!

So anyway, in regular Mast fashion, when you can't find exactly what you want....you figure it out and make your own! So Stefan and I wrote out the plans for a new table. A few hours of a Sunday later, and wa-lah! A new wonderful table that seats 14 comfortably and fits in our dining room (thank goodness, because it's heavy). The total price including the new benches to go around it? $90.00!!!
(Ok. It actually looks very small in this picture but it's 4 X 9 feet! Those tiny benches are our old ones, and go around the two small sides, the new ones aren't pictured. I'm working on a tablecloth that will fit it too, since the top is just 2 sheets of plywood. Pictures coming soon...)
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Mother of All Garage Sales: Year 2
This year I scored big and spent little. Remember last year when I got brand new Keen shoes for $20? Well, ok, so I didn't find anything as good as that, but I was still happy with my $13 spent! I got a bundt cake pan (ok, I know, nerdy, BUT I'd been looking for one forever and this one was barely used!) Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut (50 cents brand new!) and a grab bag of vintage notions (ranging from 1930's-60's unopened!)
Plus, tons of barely used adorable little girl outfits from 6-12 months (each 50 cents or $1). I am SO happy garage sale season is upon us. Although...this year, I am trying to follow in the footsteps of this lady...who ALWAYS finds the best stuff at garage sales! Lori, take me with you!
And we can't forget the growing girl...6 weeks tomorrow! Her newest nickname: Peanut Lady.







Comments

Freckled Nest said…
Sarah, You won! :) http://frecklednest.blogspot.com/2009/03/winner-is_30.html
LA :)
Chimera Crochet said…
You are a lucky lady.
womeninhisimage said…
Slaughterhouse Five! One of my faves. And who can beat a whole bag of notions? (I just like to say "notions") :)

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