Thursday, May 19, 2011

Yard Sales!

I love yard sales. Really love them. Its probably an unhealthy obsession except having to drag along 6 children pretty much keeps it in check.

I had some time to kill after I dropped the kids off for school and before I had to be back for the elementary play so I decided to go to some yard sales to look for a baby swing. Malachi loves motion and we don't own a swing so I wanted to find one.

They had a swing at the very first yard sale I went to but she wanted $25 for it. Now, this isn't a bad price for a swing but I just didn't want to pay that much. I only had $10 cash on me although I was willing to put that down as a deposit and go get more money if I found a really great swing.

Anyway, I got back in the van and asked the Lord to provide a swing for the $10 I had in my purse. I went to several more sales but had no luck. I finally go to what will have to be my last sale before returning to the school. They had a swing but there was no price. I ask the lady what she wants for it. She asks what I'm willing to pay. I tell her I have $10 on me and she tells me she'll take $5!! $5! YEAH GOD!!!!

I also got this piece of fleece for $2 for a sewing project for myself.

All these clothes for Elijah and a pair of shoes for Lydia . . . $1.85. The outfit on the left is a suit for which I paid $.50. Oh yes, $.50 for the whole suit. Seriously. You can't beat that with a stick!

I got this Darth Vader costume for Elijah to play in around the house for $1.

Anybody wondering why I love yard sales? Have you found any good deals lately?


  1. I had a swing JUST like that for Emily.. I loved it! Good finds! =)

  2. That is totally awesome! I got goosebumps. I love when you can find awesome deals like that. I love garage sales too and I'll go by myself with all 5 kids. I may be nuts, but I love it.

  3. yay! praise the Lord for answering your prayer and providing all of that stuff!!! =D Good deal hunting!! love the costume, too!!

  4. No outrageous deals lately, but one of my favorite deals was a wooden foot labyrinth balance game which retail for like $80 and I got for $3.