This past weekend we’ve been rather busy…
WE.. or maybe I… decided it was time for a yard sale. I really wanted to rid my home of excess clutter… and one day just started tossing stuff.. I mean bags… and bags of items that we just did not need.
The boys have VBS a few weeks ago and while they were away at that, I went through their room… getting rid of toys I didnt think they played with or would miss… I also threw out anything broken.
The 1st thing BOTH of them said when they got home that afternoon was “WOW!! look how clean it is, where did you find all our toys?!” – Because they HAD SO MUCH, they were unable to FIND what they really wanted. Ridding them of all the excess stuff, resulted in them playing better… and being able to find things better.
Then I decided since we had SO MUCH from in our actual home, to finally just take on ridding our storage shed and attic of extra items.
WE GOT RID OF A LOT…
our entire sofa set (yup its gone!! wooo! – it needed to go – it was torn in many spots, stained and just to big!! – Not to mention not my style any more…)
our coffee table
old entertainment center
old blankets and quilts we no longer used
We made a total of $240.00
Not TO bad.. not as good as I had hoped… but honestly, Im more happy about ALL THAT STUFF, being Gone!! the MONEY is just an extra perk and will go towards the purchase of “one sofa” for our living room.. rather than having an entire SOFA SET, we would rather just find one really nice one.
A BIG THANK YOU to my friend Kelly M. – Her and her husband Jacob helped with our yard sale, and even brought some other items to sell as well. It was nice being able to hang out with them as we did the sale… made it a little more enjoyable 🙂 and humerous.
Kelly wanted me to pretend like I was a hoarded, and each time someone bought something to get emotional over it 🙂
Yeahhh, didnt do that haha.
After the sale ended, we put the boys down for nap… and as they slept I cleaned and tidyed up our newly open living room! No sofa, man it makes things look spacious! haha… I love how things are looking and cant wait to do more. I want to paint a couple walls in our living room and one day tackle our kitchen. We hope to one day BUY our own home… but for now we dont see that door opening yet… so I figure we may as well make use of what we got and enjoy it!!
When the boys got up from their nap (all 4 of them – yes even Travis napped!!) – I decided my husband needed a treat… for all his hard yard sale work.. and we went on over to Deadwood (an awesome family place nearby), for some outdoor fun. Our meal I must add was only $14 bucks, you can’t beat that! – It was the price of a few bed sheets we sold hahaha…
The Boys enjoyed play time on their play ground, a train ride and even a special treat of Ice Cream.
Owen enjoyed… well looking cute, drooling, cooing, drinking some milk… and of course catching some Zzz’s. Hes so easy!
I hope you all are having a wonderful 4th of July weekend!
Heres a few more photos to end…
This next photo was taken on the train, they were moving fast, im surprised I got them in focus 🙂
This was Owen during the train ride
*Note: To those curious about what camera I used on these pictures… I used my Canon 5D w/ a 50mm 1.8 Lens. I RARELY take my “nice” camera out for personal use… Its just to much to bring out with all 3 kids… but today I made a special effort for once 🙂 and was so glad I did… *