Friday, June 22, 2012

May Projects

May was a very busy month as well.  I spent most of the month getting ready for our yard sale.  Then, at the end of the month, Gracie and I flew to California for my nephew Austin's high school graduation.  We had a great time!

Yard Sale

My 26 boxes of books to keep!

My other boxes of keeper items (memorabilia, knickknacks, kitchen stuff)
You'll notice in the pictures above that I have a lot of colored duct tape around the boxes.  This is the best way I know of to be able to label boxes in certain ways.

The fluorescent pink tape means fragile.  In other words, "If this box gets dropped, somebody is going to cry!" (or get mad about the mess!)

Blue tape means "I'm keeping this."

Red tape means books or "You might get a hernia if you pick this up the wrong way."

White tape (not pictured) means stuff for my husband to go through.

Purple tape (not pictured) means stuff for the yard sale.

We had the yard sale for two Saturdays in a row.  Some friends of ours from church who live in an apartment came over and put their yard sale stuff in with ours.  This worked out great because I had extra hands and eyes to deal with Gracie!  Plus the fellowship was nice.

The first Saturday it rained, so we had to have the yard sale inside the garage.  We still had a decent turnout.  The following Saturday was sunny and hot!  We were able to spread out all over the driveway and part of the yard.  We got rid of several of the large space-taker-uppers which was a huge help.  I now have room in my spare room for a craft table!!  (More on that later!)  We also have more room in the garage, although it doesn't look like it now because we have more things that have to be dealt with.

I was really shocked that we had so many books to keep, 26 boxes!!  What shocked me even more was that only a couple or so had fiction books.  I know I'm missing some books that were part of a series.  I found a few of them, but not all of them.  My mom has a bunch of my books, and my sister-in-law has some, too.  We often exchange books from each other as we visit each other.

May Project Plans Not Completed

Christmas Project:  To be decided.

Mother's Day.

Make a Grandma Board.

Source: I {heart} naptime
Make Felt Play Food for Gracie's Kitchen.


Even though I didn't get to do ANY of my planned projects in May, I am still happy that we were able to have the yard sale and get rid of a bunch of stuff.  We didn't make a whole lot of money, but it was enough for me to have spending money for my trip to California, graduation gift for my nephew, with a little left over for pocket money for a week or so.

I still want to make that Grandma Board, but it's going to have to wait until a less busy time of year.
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