Sunday, April 29, 2012


Hello!!!  It has been too long!  I have been knee deep in packing and cleaning for the past two weekends.  Not much to blog about when that is your weekend project. 

Today I noticed that my pot of succulents had died since I left them out all winter on the porch.  Sorry no before photo.  My little cactus from Sedona, AZ was still alive so I went to Lowes and picked up a few more to refresh this pot.

IMG_6743 That really prickly one is from Arizona.  I can’t believe it lived all through the winter outside.  My hands faired much worse while repotting, ouch!  Also a spider had made a nice home for itself in there, protected by all those pricks.  I had to clean the web off with a toothpick.  I added another aloe plant because those are always nice to have on hand.  Really wish I’d had that earlier this week when I burnt my arm with the curling iron!


IMG_6746 Love how Abbie snuck into this picture  :)

In other gardening news, take a look at this picture….

IMG_6747 This photo makes me  a little sad about moving.  I love our current yard and I worked hard getting the plants in front of our house looking good.  This particular area is just what I like with plants, it is thick with varying heights.  My peony looked so pretty just a week ago but still you get the point.  It took 6 years to look like this!  It is the one thing I dread about moving to a new construction house, the yard looks so dull for years. 


Then after all the hard work, you wake up one Spring and it looks like this :)

Happy Gardening!  Hope you are making the most of your Springtime planting I really miss it this year. 

Now back to packing….we have a month to pack everything up and get our minor repairs done around here! Busy Busy Busy!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Yard Sale

I finally had a yard sale this past weekend!  I say finally because I’ve been hoarding stuff in my garage for almost a year and I was really ready for some Spring weather to sale off some of the stuff.  I think it was the coldest day we’ve had since Febuary :) but we still had a great turn out. 

My brother and my friend Amanda joined me and my neighbors threw in some stuff too.  I made $304.  I think in total between all of us we made just under $600.  Not bad for a days work.

Yard Sale Pic This picture was about 1/2 way through the sale.

Afterwards I loaded up the car and took all the small stuff to Goodwill, I had planned to have a second yard sale in a few more weeks but I kept noticing that people were picking over the same stuff and not noticing some stuff at all so I didn’t think it would make a huge difference.  Plus I have a lot I need to do with my free time to start packing up to move. 

Here is what was left minus my buffet and shelves in the dining room I’m trying to sale.

Yard Sale Left Over

I would be happy to use any of these things still but thought I would sale if I could, so I guess I’ll be keeping.  I know I can find a good home for them when we move.  I was disappointed that I did not sale any furniture the day of the sale.  I’m thinking I should reconsider my dreams of rehabbing furniture to sale :(. 

Hope you all had a great Easter weekend.  Happy yard sale buying to all you out looking, tis the season!