Jackpots, Blogging Friends, and Moo…..

Hello! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I am leaving today (along with my fam) to take a group of teens and juniors (4th-6th graders) to camp for the week. Fun times! πŸ™‚

This weekend was super eventful and fun! Anyone with a similarly busy weekend may appreciate the free articles from Article WritingΒ Services so you can still have fresh content even while enjoying the weekend.

It started out in a slightly less-than-flattering way:

As if I’m not already starting to feel like a cow (now that I’m officially 23 weeks preggo), I decided to further the experience by dressing like one. πŸ˜‰ haha! My little girl and I dressed like cows and headed to Chickfila to get a free meal. Daddy came along too but he wasn’t a big fan of dressing like a cow, so…he was our photographer. πŸ˜‰

On the way home from CFA, I noticed a sign that said, “Community Yard Sale” pretty close to our house. So…Saturday morning, I really did NOT want to get out of my nice, comfy bed, (it always makes it harder when the rest of the fam is sound asleep, doesn’t it?) but I decided I had slept enough and braved the early morning. (haha – kidding… kind of. it was only 8AM. that’s early on a Saturday.)

I am sooo glad I got out of bed! I was specifically looking for pillows, material, and clothes (mainly for my girl and little man-to-be-born). Check out what I found:

This is an awesome-ly large wooden tray I got for $1. Amazing. I have no clue exactly what I’m going to do with it yet, but I have great plans for this thing. I’m thinking spray paint + bright color. I’ll keep you posted when I figure it out.

That little shoe is to give you a little perspective on how big the tray is. But I got that (and its pair) for little man for $.50. Sweet!

2 big, ugly pillows – the yellow one was $.50 and the white was $.25. I have plans to recover them with fun fabric and possibly some flowers. (my foot was not part of the deal)

I know you have no clue what that big pile-o-junk is, but…it’s a Polly Pocket Water Park. It’s super cool. I started to put it together as soon as I got home. It will make a great Christmas/birthday present in a few years when my little girl gets a little older. πŸ™‚ $.50. Funny – a friend told me her daughter got that for Christmas and it cost $60. Wowza!!

And finally…the pile of clothes:

I know that princess dress is way too big, but at $.25, I couldn’t pass it up. (Did you know that my baby can already identify Cinderella? “Lella” is one of her fave things in her room. Lella also makes an appearance on her sunglasses. Those are the only 2 “Lella’s” that she has, but still, she knows her name. Funny…and she still can’t seem to tell Daddy and Mommy apart.Β not that I’m bitter or anything…) πŸ˜‰
Included in that pile is:
fairy pj’s ($.50)
princess dress ($.25)
long-sleeved Christmas shirt ($.50)
dino sweater – sooo cute!!! ($.50)
3 pairs of shorts for little man ($.50 each)
jeans and capris for me ($.25 each)
I also got a sweater and shorts for me – but I forgot to put them in the pic. They were each $1.

Oh, and those jeans are Calvin Klein. for 25 cents. insanity.

And that “size” tag was already curled like that. fitting. (no pun intended, but feel free to chuckle anyway) πŸ˜‰

After my yard sales, I headed out to the big I <3 Thrifting meet-up here in Charlotte. Here’s where it all began:


It was sooooo much fun!!!!! On my way over, I texted my hubby that I was nervous, but as soon as I got in there, it was like meeting old friends! Even though I really didn’t know any of them before. I met so many people and didn’t get pictures of them all! boo! Molly is a friend I met at The Wilds, and then there was Laine, Pam, Caroline, Angela, and some more awesome ladies who don’t blog, but love thrifting!

Rashon (aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting) is the guy who started this whole meet-up thing. What a great idea! He’s been on The Nate Show sharing some of his awesome finds and tips to getting great stuff on the cheap. Here he is sporting his “I <3 thrifting” shirt:


I got to meet The Nester in real life. I told her she was a celebrity. I read her blog, so I feel like I know her even though she has no clue who I am. πŸ˜‰

I got absolutely nothing at the ReStore. Well, I didn’t get any furniture at least. But I did get a lot just by meeting up with all the other ladies there! It was so awesome to meet, talk, laugh, and share inspiration with each other! It definitely should happen more often.

So, that’s what I had goin’ on…what about you? Hit up any good yard sales? Clean the house? Chill at home? Hope that it was a great weekend – however it found ya!


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  1. Chelo @ Run Like a Nanay says:

    Sounds like and exciting weekend, Christa! PS. I love your preggo top outfit with the belt. So cute!

  2. Heather says:

    I didn’t know you blogged! (I do too!) I like it. Looks like you got some great deals and fun craft projects to work on. πŸ™‚

  3. Jen Grammer says:

    Just noticed your “big, ugly pillows.” If you’re needing some throw pillows, I’ve got a closet with a bunch we no longer use that I’d be willing to part with for a really great deal…free. They’re in great condition as is or they could be covered (I don’t sew). Bud is the yard-sailor in our household. I think he uses picking up breakfast for us on Saturday mornings as an excuse to stop by every sale he sees a sign for (always seems to be a lot of those signs on Sam Newell).

  4. Jen Grammer says:

    You’re welcome to stop by, or I can try and bring them to church. I think I’ve got three sets of 3 or 4 each. πŸ™‚

  5. Jen Grammer says:

    πŸ™‚ Oh no…They weren’t yard sale purchases. These were pillows I’ve bought over the years. I like neutral couches that I can change up with different colored pillows. Bud’s purchases usually involve tools and games not decorative items. Heehee…I can’t imagine Bud negotiating for a throw pillow.

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