Garage Sale Blessings

I have continually found that when you pray before embarking on a shopping trip of any nature, the Lord will tend to bless you in ways you couldn’t have imagined before starting. As weekly blessings tend to go, this past week was a biggie! With the garage sale behind me I am finding places for our new things and realizing how amazingly God provides in one day.

Birthday Money = $125 – $11.00 kids allowance = $114

135 Blessings 

Blessings #422 ~ 557

Most Lucrative Find ~

  • 8 brand new Chinese prefolds for a quarter each!!!!!
  • 2 brand new Lands End dresses, one for Ivy and one for Delilah (these are our favorite dresses for the girls…high quality soft cotton that have endured all kinds of stains, washings, and being passed down through 3 girls)

Baby Gear ~

  • 1 Bouncer for baby
  • 2 extra teethers for a baby who bites more than all our other children combined!

~ Clothes ~

 

For Baby Eli ~

  • 2 summer onesies
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 3 pair of winter pants
  • 4 winter pajama sleepers
  • 1 long sleeve onesie (yes, it does say “I’m woolly cute”!)
  • 1 pair beginning walking shoes
  • 1 medium cloth diaper cover

For Ivy ~

  • 2 pair of super cute polka dot shorts
  • 5 pair soft cotton summer shorts (great for potty training or pajamas)
  • 1 cotton nightgown
  • 1 winter hoodie sweater
  • 2 overnight training pants

 

For Delilah ~

  • 1 soft cotton summer shorts
  • 1 pair mary jane shoes for next winter
  • 1 pair summer sandals for next summer

For Luc ~

  • 3 soft cotton summer shorts (for day or night wear)

For Lily ~

  • 1 winter pajama pants
  • 6 soft cotton summer shorts (for day or night wear)
  • 1 winter sweater

For Gabe ~

  • 1 athletic sport pants
  • 2 soft cotton summer shorts (for day or night wear)
  • 3 T-shirts
  • 1 short-sleeve church shirt

For Mom ~

  • 2 summer T-shirts
  • 6 new cardio-strength training DVD’s (one with the promise of defying gravity of which my now-over-35-metobolic body is defying!)
  • 1 new diaper bag/purse

And the surprise we found in that new bag ~

To which Lily confiscated the Hello Kitty Lipgloss, Vanilla perfume, and notepad and Lilah took the mittens and necklace.

In the Home ~

  • A single shabby chic frame
  • 1 Full size flannel florel bed set for the girls bed this winter (we only had boy colors last year from switching around beds)
  • 1 4-set napkins (eventually I’d like enough to replace paper towels)

In the Kitchen ~

  • 12 glass ramekins of which we will use for child-size soup, fruit, or ice cream servings and which fit perfectly on our child-size plates.
  • 1 bread guide w/electronic slicer (The slicer is a bonus. I already have a great bread knife but have had my eye out for a guide for over a year to make our homemade bread more kid-friendly.)
  • 2 Easter cookie cutters, 2 Christmas cookie cutters
  • 1 Bacon Press (I’ve always wanted one of these! They are very farm-girlish…now I just need that side of pork!)
  • 1 bread pan (because I do my bread in 2 week batches)
  • 2 cookbooks with recipes for scratch cooking and using seasonal veggies:

 

~ The Home Book of French Cookery

 ~ The Farmers’ Almanac Cook Book

 


Indulgences ~

  • 1 My Little Pony House with ponies and accessories (Ours broke this past winter and is now discontinued. Our girls play with these ponies daily!)
  • 1 Wooden Tool Set (for Luc who has been asking for one since his birthday in January)
  • 1 fairy ballet costume (because you can never have enough!)
  • Zoe Girl CD for my Lily-bear who loves to dance
  • Veggie Tales: The Wonderful Wizard of Ha’s DVD

~ Homeschool ~

 ~ $5 Bookshelf ~

Manipulatives ~

  • 1 Gear Puzzle
  • 1 Counting Puzzle (with 3 possible ways to solve the puzzle!)

Phonics & Writing ~

  • A set of Phonics Readers (will go great with our Bob books)
  • 2 Dry Erase Tracing Alphabet Pads (one for Luc and Lilah)
  • A Dry Erase Animal/Alphabet Tracing book

History ~

Geography ~

 

Social Studies ~

Nature Study ~

  • A flower press (of which I will be replacing the homemade one that I made for myself in high school…finally one with clamps and a guidebook for the kids!)
  • 1 extra clipboard (we use these for sketching outside)

Science ~

The Classics ~

The Bible ~

Crafts ~

  • 1 huge bundle of craft paper (construction and cardstock) for $1
  • Shapes To Cut Out, Color and Make (Reproducible shape templates great for a rainy day or a geometry math lesson!)

 

For Fun Books ~

  • Roald Dahl’s Even More Revolting Recipes (fun kid-friendly recipes from all his books…Gabe checked this one out at the library before and loved it.)
  • My Little Pony book with audio CD
  • Dora and Blues Clues, a few board books, and a new (not-tattered) Goodnight Moon (Ivy is in heaven!)
  • The Biggest Book of Knock Knock Jokes Ever (in hopes that my 3 and 5 year old start telling jokes that make sense!)
Pretty good haul, don’tcha think?
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5 thoughts on “Garage Sale Blessings

  1. Great job on your shopping trip! I wish we had more neighborhood sales here. Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday–now I’ve found yours and love it!

  2. Oh wow, what a haul!!!! I love garage sales. When my kids were little I would buy them each a bag of donut holes to keep them entertained while we went from garage sale to garage sale. Now that we drive a 12 passenger van, we don’t go as much because it scares me trying to drive that beast down narrow streets with cars and people everywhere.

    • Thats too funny…we just bought a 12 passenger van too. Now we drive much less (a blessing on gas) due to it’s size! That’s why I love this neighborhood one…a one stop shop. Plus, I’ll admit, my brother-in-law was a saint and lent me his car for the day.

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