Seventeen blessings that make growing older worth the effort!!...and 2 more blessings since this picture was taken!

Wouldn't it be wonderful if your family were the envy of all your neighborhood? Not because your family had the biggest house, the fanciest car or the very best interior decorator.

The reason isn't that you are the parents of the most beautiful children, you have a "to die for spouse" and you command a 6 figure income.

The fact of the matter is, you don't own a fancy house, your car is a CarMax reject, and your interior decorator is the local Goodwill Store.

Is all of that important? No! What is important is that your family is "The Happiest Family on the Block"!

I will be sharing our secrets that worked with our 6 children, 6 sons and daughters-in-laws and 19 grandchildren! I will share secrets and ideas that we did do and wished we hadn't, things we didn't do, but wished we had, AND things we did do and are glad we got something right!! Hindsight is 20/20 you know!

The "happy family" revolves around:


Raising children





Hobbies- cooking, sewing, crafts, decorating

Making money


Being friends with your grown up children

Being the best grandparents you can be

Etc, etc, etc

Grab a cup of coffee, sit down, relax and let's visit!

My Darling Grandaughter

My Darling Grandaughter

Monday, May 3, 2010

Too Old For Yard Sales?

You might be wondering where I have been all weekend?..... I was hosting a yard sale! Ugh!!! I really don't mind, but the preparation just wore me out. I was so tired after it was done that I could hardly move. Now I have a truckload of stuff that I still have to get rid of.
I really did okay, but maybe my expectations were too high.... I didn't sell near as much as I was hoping I would sell. The weather was beautiful and people came, but there were numerous other tings going on in our area that were big attractions. Oh well, we did it, got rid of some stuff and now I have to dispose of the rest!

I will be back this evening or tomorrw morning to pick the winner of the Mother's Day basket. I will let you all know the winner as soon as I do!
See ya soon!


RoseBelle said...

I've never had a yard sale before. My friend did and she said it was a lot of work. I just pack up my stuff and donate them to charity. Saves time while giving back to help others.

Nicole said...

I haven't had a yard sale, but I could really get rid of some old stuff. haha. I think my community has them every now and then. Did you make some good money?

I found you on meetup monday.

Kyrstin said...

I am following you back from Friday Follow. I love yard sales - I go to them all of the time, but I haven't hosted one in a while!! I can't wait to check out your blog some more!!

Peggy said...

A gal that I know had one last Friday and made $1,000!! That was amazing--think she cleaned out her garage:)

Happy Gramma said...

Wow, I would love to make that kind of money! The most I have ever done on a yard sale is $740.
No, Nicole, I did not make much.. it was about $160 and I was hoping to do at least twice that amount!

The Two Savvy Sisters said...

Visiting from Tuesday Tag-Along! I hopped over from The Two Savvy Sisters Blog and am so happy that I did. I have become a follower!!

Nicole @

Shiloah Baker said...

I love garage sales- having them and shopping them. :) Thank you for sharing your lovely blog with me! I've enjoyed my stay! :)

Lori @ Couponomic Stimulus Package said...

I love your welcome at the top! SO TRUE!!! I need to remember this. Thanks for stopping in at my site. I'm following you now!

rose said...

I've had yard sales and they are alot of work. I also felt that it could be fun, we make coffee, snacks.This is a good"gal" time.

Mungee's Ma said...

My garage is clogged with things I'd like to sell in a garage sale. I will have one eventually. It will probably have to wait until Mungee is two and doesn't cry if I leave the room for 3 seconds. Thanks for following us!

Paula said...

I love going to yard sales!

Paula@One Mom's Corner of the World

1 Precious Daughter, 2 precious Grandaughters

1 Precious Daughter, 2 precious Grandaughters
I am blessed!