Saturday, September 20, 2014

Fun Friday Finds #26

Welcome back to Fun Friday Finds!!

A friend from church and I went yard sale-ing yesterday so I have some fun finds to share with you.  We didn't find very many sales, they're kind of sporadic on Fridays around here anyways, but it had also been rainy all week so I think that may have scared a lot of people off.  We drove through three different towns in our search.  One place was like going 'round Robin Hood's barn trying to find it as the arrows on the signs pointed in opposite directions.  Then once we finally found it, after following some other randomly placed arrows, we had to be careful where we stepped so as not to fall through the floor of the poor 'ol trailer.  I think the bike they had that my friend wanted (that was NOT for sale) was nicer than the entire home and its contents combined.  Yikes!

We finally saw another sign in the 3rd town and I almost didn't even go to it because the sign was in a not so nice part of town.  But my friend convinced me to forge on ahead because it said the sale was 4 miles down the road and she said there were nicer homes further on down.  So on we went.  And boy am I glad we did!!  It was the vintage jackpot!  And they were making some serious deals.  I probably could have bought and resold everything they had if I had been so inclined.  Well, all except for the vintage Playboy magazines that is.

I got these license plates for $1 each, one even still has an old reverse light still attached!  I've been wanting a few more to put in my son's room, but they're usually around $10 each most places I've seen them.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Construction Themed 4th Birthday Party

This past weekend was my son's 4th birthday party.  We alternate each year on which child gets the big party and this year was his turn.  I'm all about doing up cute parties, but within reason.  They still have to fit into our one income budget.  Thankfully, I had a few Etsy sales beforehand so I had a little bit extra to spend.

Months ago I asked him what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday and he and I perused Pinterest for ideas and when he saw this one from Fredillicious that was it, that was the one he wanted!  He had that exact same backhoe already so this was "his" cake!


So that's how we came up with our construction theme. 

We found this cute set of plates at Hobby Lobby and that's what I based everything around.

Monday, September 8, 2014

100 Sales Giveaway!

** The winner is......PJ Harrison!!  Thank you so much to all of you who entered the giveaway, it made it so much fun for me.  And congratulations to Pamela!  I've sent out an email to you so if you could get back to me with your address right away I can get your vintage prize pack sent out this week. **

So I've been promising a giveaway to celebrate when I reached 100 sales in my Etsy shop.  100 sales came (woot woot!!)....and went... and I kept promising, but life got busy and I just couldn't manage to fit it all in.  But never fear, I got it together and it's finally giveaway time once again!

Up for grabs is a vintage prize pack that includes: 1 cute little jelly jar & lid, 10 vintage wooden clothespins, and a vintage tea towel with sweet red stitching around the edges.

The giveaway will start at midnight tonight and end on Sunday the 14th.  Just leave me a comment on this post telling me how you would incorporate these items into your decor if you were to win.  And that's it!  I kept it simple, there's only one way to enter. Make sure you go back and click on the Rafflecopter widget where it says "I commented!" so that you'll be entered.  Also, be sure to leave me an email address so that I can contact you should you win.  A winner will be announced on Monday morning, September 15th.

Good luck!

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