Saturday, August 4, 2012

Show & Tell Saturday

Welcome to Show & Tell Saturday! This week we have Lish from Imprintalish!

Hello Garage Sales R Us readers! My name is Lish and I blog over at Imprintalish. My blog is packed with photography, tales of life with two little men, ages 16 months and 3 years, recipes, crafty projects and anything pretty I find along the way. Since beginning my blog over 2 years ago, I have been on a constant journey to realize who I actually am aside from being a SAHM {soon to be WAHM once my new handmade shop opens!}It's definitely been a growing and learning experience and I am so thankful that I am able to share that with others who may be struggling with learning and accepting who they are. I try to share the real life ups and downs of balancing kids, work, free time, a husband and all the other household chores and still find time to fit ME in there somewhere. Blogging for me creates an hour or so that I can stop and reflect on the little things that happen during the day and hopefully appreciate them more.

Today I am sharing my 'garage sale' experience with you all! Trying to score a bargain is something I definitely can appreciate. Even when I was a teenager, I can vividly remember skipping school to go hunt through bins at the nearest second hand store. Staying up late to get the first look at a rummage sale, and spending Saturdays touring nearby towns with friends, to see what we could find in the antique shops.

Recently, my oldest son and I went on a little Saturday road trip...and here's what we saw on our adventures...

Our phone photo dump of our Saturday spent antiquing and garage sale hunting....
My husband could spend hours looking through old books...
I'm in love with these chairs, if I had extra money I would totally buy these and reupholster them!
I think it's always neat when I see someones wedding dress...
Aisles of stuff at our local antique market, supposedly the biggest one in Ontario, Canada.
Grayson's car that he bought for a quarter {his first purchase with HIS money!}
Some yard sales down the street from us.

Some things that landed in my car that day...

Funny story...2 years ago I was contemplating on this bright red coat rack at a flea market, it was only $10, but I couldn't figure out where to put it because we don't actually have a foyer and it was quite tall for the slanted ceilings in our 1.5 story house. So I sadly left it...THEN low and behold we are driving around and I spotted this on the side of the road!!! First, I never find cool stuff on the side of the road and the car it went! It's a bit rough at the bottom, but a good scrub and paint will look marvelous. It's much smaller then the very first one I was looking at and think it would be so cute as a costume rack for the kids play room...

 I was super stoked to find a box of old embroidery hoops, for only $1.00! I've been wanting to do a wall display in our bedroom and these will be perfect!

 These frames were so adorable I couldn't pass them up, I will probably end up taking out the cute little prints in them though and replacing them with photographs...I am a sucker for frames and these two were $8.00...

I also found this little sign at the antique market, although probably not an antique, I just liked the colors and saying and it fit perfectly on my mantel!

So there you have it! My garage sale experience... Thank you so much Robin for letting me be here today to share this! I hope you all have fun at your next garage sale!

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Lish, I am so jealous. I have been wanting to find some embroidery hoops at a garage sale. And you got all of them for a dollar! Great deal. I also LOVE the vintage sign that you put on your mantel! Thank you for guest posting on my Show & Tell Saturday!

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July 28th 2012

As I posted earlier, Saturday was mine and C.J's 6 year anniversary. Before I start this post I want to say that it was NOT my idea to go garage saleing on our anniversary. I was fully prepared to lay around and be lazy. Going garage saleing was actually C.J.'s idea and let me tell ya, I am not going to complain about it if he wants to go!  Here is what we found this week.
I bought a bunch of handles this week. I think I will be good for the next year to be honest! I got 9 of the drawer pulls and 10 of the knobs for $2 dollars plus the lady threw in this cute green piece of fabric for FREE! It will make a cute wipey case cover! I paid about .10 cents a piece for the handles.

My mom also picked up these handles for me
She got the whole bag for $2 dollars. There are 31 handles so I paid about .06 cents a piece! 

I also picked up this fabric for $1. These colors are so popular right now! I think I will make some bows out of them.
I also bought this blanket for $2. This blanket has a great texture to it and I have been looking for one like it for a while now. Its great to have blankets like these for photography shoots!
My mom picked up these peacock feather for me for .75 cents. I will also be using these for bows

 This is a picture of two different paint sprayers. I took a really big chance on these hoping that maybe one of these would work for me. I really want a paint sprayer but for now I am too cheap to buy one. I bought both of these for $15. I also got the ladies number so if all the parts are not there I can call her to see if they can be found or just take it back to her and get my money back. If your not sure if an item will work and you can't test it out right there at the garage sale ask the seller if they mind if you bring it back if it doesn't work. If they are not ok with it that may be a hint that they are not telling you something!

 C.J. bought this auto tape measure for $2 dollars.

I bought this for our bathroom. I already have one that I was thinking about spray painting a bronze but why do that if you can find exactly what you want at another garage sale! This one was marked at $3 but I talked the lady down to 1.50.
I also bought a few cans of paint from this guy. I bought two gallon cans and two quart sized cans for $2 dollars!! Beats buying paint in the store!

Alright so here is the Deal of the Day. I did not buy this. I went to go visit a friend and she took me to her sons room and showed me this Love Sac she bought at a garage sale a few days earlier. You will never guess how much she paid for it! I couldn't believe it. I usually see these for between $100-$200 at garage sales. The cheapest I have even seen one for is $80. She bought this on for $25! She took the cover off and washed it and it look brand new! This was a STEAL!


This highchair was spotless! The seller wanted $20 for it.
 I wish I would have tried to talk the lady down on these. She wanted $15 for the big one. After seeing that I just kinda walked away cause I thought it was too expensive but these would have been so cute all painted the same color! I am really kicking myself in the bum right now! 
 Here are boxes and boxes of liquid nails. They wanted $2 a piece for the tubes. They are about $4 in the store. She was also willing to make a better deal if you bought a bunch.
 Ok here is something I was a little mad about. I just bought C.J. one of these. I paid $38 dollars for it. Here is one that is really similar for $10! And it still had all the tags on it!!! Thank goodness when I showed him he said he wanted one with smaller water bottles so we ended up taking the one I bought back to the store anyway.
 How cute are these! $5 for the set.
 Here is a bookshelf for all the kids books or whatever else you want to use it for. It was only $5!
 C.J. loves this style of couch. I think in the right setting, possibly a western office it would look great. We looked at these at a furniture store near our house because C.J. liked them so much. They were several hundred dollars. This one was only $30! I have a feeling later on down the road when C.J. has an office he will regret not buying it but we just don't have the space right now.
 This box of oval frames was $5 dollars. This would have made a really cool wall collage 
I loved this entry way table. When I asked how much the lady wanted she said "I think I will start it out at $100" This means if it wasn't selling fast enough she would be willing to go down on it! 
 Check out the price tag on the back of it! $279.97! 
 My girls would have so much fun on this John Deer tractor! It had all the parts and the battery was charged. The seller wanted $40 for it, which I am sure is a fair price but I am just still too cheap. :( 
Here is something I really want! I used to have a motorcycle in college that was exactly like this one but a different color. I paid 3,500 for mine new (I will never buy any sort of vehicle or motorcycle new again because they depreciate the second you drive them off the lot. That was a hard lesson to learn) A few years later I sold it for about 1,800. These days I have really been missing the ride and have been wanting another motorcycle. This one is only 1,000. I Kelly Blue booked it and the cheapest one that was the same year and had higher miles was 1,200. I want it! We will see what the husband says!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Don't miss out!

There is only a few hours left in my Cricut Machine Giveaway!! You don't want to miss out! Make sure to enter so you can have a chance to win! Click HERE

ALSO don't forget that tomorrow is Ace Hardware's Free can of Paint day!!!!
No rebate or anything! You don't even need to have the coupon with you! They have it in the store for you! Just fill out the coupon with your name and address and you get to walk out with a totally FREE can of paint!! 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fashion on Dime

I am so happy to have my photographer/husband back! Here is my latest Fashion on a Dime!

This is easily one of my favorite outfits I have put together and to be honest I was not really sure if I liked the coral capris at first! I LOVE them with this outfit though! 
Here are my financial stats for this outfit:
Coral Capris- originally 7.99 but I had a Savers coupon for donating items so I got them for $6!
Floral and striped tank- $8 at the Orange County Swap Meet
Lace Blazer- $21 at the Orange Country Swap Meet
Nude shoes- $3 from a garage sale
Necklace- $1 dollar from a garage sale
Bracelets- .25 cents for all of them at a garage sale
My total outfit cost is $39.25. My DPWF (Dress Per Wear Factor) is $3.93 cents! Again my outfit cost is a little bit higher than normal but the lace blazer was a must have for my closet! You understand right? :)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Anniversary

Over the weekend my Husband, C.J. and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary! 
 6 years and 2 babies later I know marrying this man was the best decision I have ever made! 
My Mom came up to take care of the girls and we spent the weekend relaxing and enjoying the outdoors. Friday we went to a movie and hiked out at Pine Valley.

Saturday we headed out to Zion's National Park and did a hike called Angel's Landing. I have been wanting to do this hike for a while now. Angel's Landing is one of the parks most dangerous hikes. It's a 5.2 mile hike which is mostly up hill and very physically taxing. There are even points where chains had to be installed so that hikers could have something to help pull themselves up the rocks with. I am not going to lie, Angel's landing has had a few fatalities which scared the CRUD out of me. I am also not really afraid of heights but when we got to the part of the hike where you had mile high cliffs on either side of you and had to pull yourself along by holding on to chains all I could think about was, "What if I fall?!" I am happy to say we made it to the top safely and the view was incredible! 

C.J. and I had so much fun together and I am so happy to be married to my best friend! I love you babe!