Sunday, August 5, 2012

127 Yard Sale Finds & Sunday Social

Hi y'all! I'm back with a definite picture overload! Just a forewarning :)

I'm linking up with a different kind of linky party... called the Sunday Social! It's hosted by Ashley & Neely at their blogs, Ashley's Carnival Ride and A Complete Waste of Makeup - make sure you go to both of their blogs & check them out... link up while you're there!

With this linky, there are questions you answer. The topic for this week's Sunday Social is FALL! I absolutely LOVE fall and it's my favorite season out of all the seasons. You'll see why :)

1. What is your favorite fall activity?
My all time favorite fall activities are watching football games, snuggling under a warm blanket watching movies (especially holiday movies!), Trick or Treating, and all kinds of other fall things!

2. Do you follow a football team? If so, which one and why?
I surely do! For pro, I follow my Vikings - always have, always will. Why? I'm not sure... I guess when I was little, I really liked the horn on their helmets and they just stuck! For college, I follow my Bearcats. Why? That's my alma mater (so weird to say that!).

3. What is something fun about Fall in your area?
In our area, there's LOTS of different haunted houses. Kings Island is our big one - they've got the Halloween Haunt where you can still ride many of the amusement rides, but there's also scary stuff!


4. Favorite fall outfit staples?
I looove big, comfy, oversized sweaters and my sweatpants. I love being able to curl up in the big clothes on a cool, Fall night! I also like my boots and my jeans.

5. Thing you are looking forward to most about this coming Fall season?
I cannot wait for the holiday movies to start in November! I love that time, and I love the smell of fall. The bonfires, the leaves falling, the pumpkins. I cannot wait to be able to taste some delicious pumpkin pie! I'm also going to carve pumpkins this year and put them on the porch with candles inside. And I'm going to decorate our house since I'm home for it this year :)

6. Favorite fall holiday? Traditions?
I absolutely LOVE Thanksgiving. The time where you can pig out with no regrets because you want everything anyway! :) I also love seeing the little ones dress up for Halloween. We don't have many traditions besides going shopping on Black Friday and having Thanksgiving at someone's house!

Go link up with these ladies - such a cute idea for a linky!

Sorry I lied - I didn't post yesterday about my 127 Yard Sale finds, BUT today, I am posting about them! They're probably not real huge deals to you all, but I absolutely love what I bought and I am so happy with my purchases!

First up, I bought two different stools! Why two? Well, the green one is going to be sanded down and then painted black with all sorts of bright, fun colors - on the top (the stool part), it's going to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! This is going to be my birthday stool in the classroom. Special stool, basically! The blue stool is going to be painted over with a similar blue, and turned into my teacher stool. I'll sit on it for various things, but it's going to be decorated to suit me! These were a total of $18.00 for both.

And then I bought this basket for some reason - what am I going to use it for? The possibilities are endless! I'm not exactly sure.. I just really liked it! This was $1.00.

Then I found these two festive things! I love the holidays... especially Christmas. If it was in the Fall rather than Winter, I would absolutely, 100%, no doubt love Winter simply for that fact. Anyway... I bought the Happy Holidays to hang on my classroom door when it comes around to that time - I bought the Santa starfish ornament for my first Christmas tree. Plus, how could I pass him up? He's WAY too cute. This was a total of $1.00 for both.

I also got these craft sticks... not sure what for, but I'm sure I can use them for something! I also bought the beachy sign... I think I'll hang it up by my desk when I'm teaching so that way I can think of the beach when I get stressed! This was a total of $5.50 for both.

I bought the shutter (first picture) to do some sort of art project. I REALLY liked the flag I found on Pinterest (that links to Mamie Jane's site here), so I may try to duplicate that! 

So, that's what I bought!! Below are just a few extra pictures from the trip...

We drove through some CRAZY rain. On the way into Florence, KY, there was this rainbow in the sky! I had to take a picture.. of course.

 We also drove past this HUGE castle. Momma said they hold Renaissance Festival type things here.. but I'd prefer to live there :)

The 127 Yard Sale is SUCH a long yard sale, and there's a TON of junk... but I recommend everyone do it at least once. You never know what you'll find!!

Below are two things for my Monday Made it Tomorrow - I haven't done anything with them.. so they're very plain - but, what do you think I'm making them into?!? Guess you'll have to come by tomorrow to see!

Remember to check out my Giveaways page up above - I update it every day!

See y'all tomorrow!


  1. While I do love summer, fall is definitely my favorite season! I love the crisp air, smell of burning leaves, Halloween, and apple cider! Thanks for sharing your fun 127 finds!

    EduKate and Inspire

    1. Couldn't agree with you more, Kate! I love, love, love Fall and all that comes with it.


  2. The 127 yard sale sounds like so much fun!! I wish I had something like that closer to where I live. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. It's a blast, Lisa! You wouldn't think it would be... but it's just fun to go around and see what people you don't know have - it's almost like figuring out their story of their lives by what they have to offer you!


  3. You must still live not too far from Cincinnati! My mother-in-law lives inFlorence and we visit every few months. :)

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

    1. I actually lived in Cincinnati and I babysat in Florence! I live in Dayton now though!



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