Friday, March 15, 2013

Peaches to Beaches {Yard Sale}

Last weekend was the annual Peaches to Beaches yard sale.  This is a yard sale that beings in Barnesville, Ga (below Atlanta) and stretches down Highway 341 to Brunswick, Ga (located on our beautiful coast).  It is always the second weekend of March and attracts thousands of people not only from Ga but from other states near and far too!
Last Friday, I took the day off of work to hopefully find some good things before they were all picked over on Saturday. I ended up sleeping in (hey, it was my day off) and was really mad at myself about that.  I got out to the sales around noon.  I started off in Perry where my mom lives.  I went downtown to a few stores that were having sales in honor of PTB but struck out.  I then traveled down to Hawkinsville (20 mins south) where my dad lives and spent the rest of the afternoon walking around town.  Saturday afternoon, I went to Eastman (20 mins south of Hawkinsville) to see my Grandmother and stopped by a few other locations along the highway.
I ended up with only a few things this year.  It was kinda disappointing.  My friend Ashlee recently posted on her blog her finds from PTB and she basically struck gold....SEVERAL times that weekend. She recently purchased a farm house and found lots of rustic/vintage things to decorate with photography props for her business. is what I found....

I bought this chair to use as a photography prop.  I thought it was the perfect size for children. I am of course going to paint it.  I haven't decided on a color yet!  It had a price of $10 on it but I ended up paying $6.

I bought these milk glass vases.  They were pretty dirty from being in storage so I soaked them overnight in dish soap and hot water and now they are so pretty.  I paid $0.50 for both!  I love the one of the left!

I bought this ottoman for $10 (!!!) from a church in Hawkinsville.  I know the person that previously owned it so I don't have to worry about bed bugs or anything gross like that! HAHA! It's very comfortable which is an additional plus! I plan to have it covered and tuft soon!  I'm also thinking of changing the legs.

 I found this crock for my dear friend, Dever.  A couple of weekends ago I went to visit her in St. Mary's.  Her and her husband collect them and have them all around their house.  I sent her a picture, which she forwarded to her husband, who told her to get it. It was a steal at only $60 (they can get very expensive)!

Like all yard sales there was TONS and I do mean TOOOOONS of J-U-N-K!!  It started to get quiet ridiculous actually.  I eventually decided to take pictures of some of the crazy things people were selling b/c no one would believe me. Enjoy, lol.....

TP holder made out of PVC pipes.  I was just so dumbfounded by this.  I have no words.

These are birdhouses made out of just about anything.

I can't imagine why no one had snagged this up by late Saturday afternoon. I would much rather soak my feet at home in mildew and mold than go to the spa.

I couldn't believe it but people had farm animals for sale.  Bunnies, roosters, chickens, and llamas.

Someone even had their award winning birds out for show. I had no idea there were such competitions...

And for the winner of the complete shocker of all weekend.....drumroll.....

EMPTY beer cans for $1!! WHAT THE HECK??!!!!!

What's the craziest thing you have seen at a yard sale?  Do you have yard sales similar to Peaches to Beaches where you are from?

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

I Need an Intervention....

If you know me, you know TJ Maxx is my jam.  I LOVE that store but mainly b/c of their home decor section. I never dig through their clothes and usually just skim the purses and shoes.  Most times I just shoot straight to the back of the store to study everything in my favorite section.  Sometimes TJ can be a hit or miss and yesterday was definitely a hit.
I went to look for some Easter decorations and left with one Easter decoration and tons of random things.  I am so A.D.D.  In my defense, the Easter decor was pretty much picked over.  I did need a couple of kitchen things and the other things I bought were wants and not needs.  I could hear my dad in my head saying, "Is that a want or a need?".  Needless to say, I didn't listen. a some of my favorite things from my visit!

These garden stools were presh! Perfect pop of color for my cute little back yard. They even match my chevron cushions that are in my chairs! They were $39.99 and while that may be a good price for garden stools, I wasn't wanting to spend that much on one item. 

These silver lanterns look like they just pranced out of Pottery Barn.  Their prices were great too! The one on the right was $24.99! 

This display was so beautiful and colorful! It made me so excited for spring! I really like the way they mixed in the lanterns with the flowers and pots.

Obsessed.  All I have to say.

Succulents! I have recently fallen in love with these flowers and TJ had them everywhere!

I was wishing I had a place for these blue and white Ralph Lauren lamps.  They are too precious!

These chevron rugs were only $7.99!!

My cart....told you it was random. I sometimes like purchases like that though! I got some things for the kitchen, a cute Easter bunny, bowls, and a beautiful wood frame!

My favorite purchase hands down were the bowls! I swear I died a little when I saw them.  I bought 1 for each place setting (3 red and 3 orange).  I put them in my cart before I decided to buy them. I couldn't let someone else get them! I love that you can see the brush strokes and the colors are so vibrant. They match my dining room perfectly! At $3.99 per bowl, I would say I got a deal! :)

Do you have an obsession with TJ?  What's been your favorite find?

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Hi friends!
    I'm writing today to ask you to give me any advise on how to spruce up my blog page.  I really want to learn how to add things like a signature at the bottom of my posts, a banner, a new background, etc. 
    I know a few of you have "pretty" blogs and I'm hoping  you can give me some advise.  I really don't want to be spending over $100 for someone to design my page for me.  That's the problem I keep running into when searching google. I want to be able to do it on my own if possible.
    I hope by making these changes I will have more followers and be more excited to post things going on in my everyday life. I have so many things I want to write about!
   Thank you for any advise you can give!! :)