Last week was busy as we readied for our yard sale! I'm fairly certain my prep time could have been cut in half if I had not had to stop every five minutes to save this little guy from falling/climbing/choking/pulling things over on his head around the house.
I had never consigned or donated any of the kids clothes. Never. Crazy? Yes. Besides lending them out to other special babies, I always hung on to them thinking, "what if...".
We are now at a place that we feel we need to let most of it go. Although our family feels very complete, we don't have a definitive answer about another baby (I only include that information because I seem to get asked that question daily!) but we had so many boxes of clothes and gear that it was just time to free up some attic space while it was all still in style and working order. Because there was so much, I couldn't manage getting it all ready for our community consignment sale. We also had several other household items and furniture we wanted to sell. I stuck some tags on everything and hauled it out in our garage.
Some friends came to shop on Friday afternoon and then I put an ad in the paper that we would start the actual yard sale at 7 am on Saturday. At 6:30am, there were cars parked in front of my house! These folk take it very seriously!
It was kind of fun to arrange it all! My wall of smocking against the far wall...
We had a wonderful turn out and the sale was a success. By 11:30 I closed up shop and we had the rest of the day. I still have several items left, but now it will be more manageable to consign them or put on Craig's List. Best of all, we cleared some space and we have a little jingle in our pocket too!
We sold our rickety, old and rusted patio furniture so now we have an empty deck...
...and you know what? I love it! I don't think we will be in a hurry to buy a new table and chairs since now the kids (er...Dusty) can ride bikes and play.
Lastly, I have been meaning for weeks to share about some awesome children's music that we have had on repeat in the van. Santa Claus brought the girls Seeds Family Worship CDs in their stockings. They have listened to them almost everyday ever since!
Seeds is a multi-media company with tons of resources with a goal of "planting the seeds of God's Word in the hearts of families". Each song is simply scripture put to music! It is one of the few kiddie CDs that I actually listen to when I'm driving by myself. It is so precious to hear the girls belting out verses. Just by singing along, they have memorized two dozen verses without even realizing it. How awesome is that!?! We have Seeds of Faith and Seeds of Praise and I'm thinking that the Easter bunny needs to bring a couple of new ones next month!