Thursday, May 20, 2010

R is for Really Random Really's!

Linking up to Alphabe-Thursday for the letter "R" I have three things today...

Some Really gorgeous flowers I picked from my garden yesterday...
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A Really cute Granddaughter on her last day of pre-school...
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And a really busy garage sale today...so busy, in fact, we needed a security guard...OK, OK, technically that's my Dad but we gave him grief over this all day...We also called him a Wal-Mart greeter but he wasn't too enamored of that title...



...grand total of sales today was a little over $400 AND the nicest people came by AND my neighbor had some stuff to sell and I found a little desk for our oldest granddaughter for twenty bucks AND I sold the fancy Starbucks coffee maker for $85.00 in the first hour of the sale! Woo hoo!

I hope you enjoyed this Really Random R post of "Really's"!

This post is linked to Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "R"!

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64 comments:

Beth said...

The flowers are REALLY gorgeous. The granddaughter is REALLY adorable! And that sounds like a REALLY fabulously successful garage sale!

Jeanie said...

The flowers are great, but the little pre-school graduate looking rarin' to go takes the cake. What a cutie-patootie.
What a haul you took in with your sale. It looks like you had it very well organized. Your kids should be really happy.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Really, really cute granddaughter and a really nice haul!

Nancy's Notes said...

Well Jenny, you did great today!! Oh my, your granddaughter is just darling! Have to say too, your flowers are so beautiful! Wish I had your green thumb!

I had a chuckle about your dear dad!! Too funny!

Nancy

Just Kim said...

Those flowers are beautiful!

I had a fancy espresso machine just sitting there, collecting dust and I finally decided to part with it, so I checked to make sure it still worked. I could not get any steam to come out of the frothing wand. Bummer! Maybe I didn't clean it out well enough. :(

That thing had gotten a lot of use, when I was single, but then I found a great local place that made better espresso than I.

Thanks for your comment yesterday. None of the eye doctors have ever mentioned that to me about the flattening, so I don't think that is an issue. At least I hope not. :) That sounds pretty bad what you have been through. Did they have to do surgery?

The black spots are fading, so this is a good sign. I hope my eyes hold off doing anything else for awhile. My mom had quite a time with recovery having to keep her head faced down for so many hours in a day.

If your garage sale is going again tomorrow, I hope it is just as successful as today. :D

Terry said...

Congratulations on a successful garage sale! :0)

Julie Schuler said...

Wow! That's a good lookin' garage sale! Congrats on the big haul!$!
And congrats to the preschool graduate, too.

jen said...

Glad you got the sale in this weekend--it's gettin' HOT!
And the flowers--ending soon, too. So sad.

Maggey and Jim said...

Ooooooooooo, that looks like a delicious garage sale.. Wish I could have been there..
Maggey
Cute granddaughter too.

Vicki said...

REALLY Jenny.... :P

Love it all!

Linda said...

Jenny I REALLY enjoyed this post especially that cute Granddaughter and your WalMart greeter, I mean Dad! So far so good in the yard sale...and yes good thing you went and sold that Starbucks thingy!

BONNIE K said...

Adorable granddaughter and beautiful flowers. And you guys looked like you were having fun at that garage sale. How come I never make money at my garage sales after buying the ad and the permit?

Cheryl said...

Loved your Rs. Great photos of your awesome garage sale. Your granddaughter is adorable ~ so is your dad.

Woohoo on selling that coffee maker at just the right price. Take that Mr. Jenny.

Julia Christie said...

Congrats on a successful sale! The picture of you with your Mum (i'm assuming) is too cute. I love your smile!

Smiles back,

Busy Bee Suz said...

You sold your Southern Living Two tiered plate holder?????????
Ok, I am over that.

Your garden produces the most beautiful flowers.
And also...if you did not know this, your offspring has produced the most beautiful granddaughter!!!

Nadeen said...

immediately wondred about the Starbucks coffee maker. Now what did you buy to put in its place in that cupboard.

Mary Lou said...

I want to hire that security guard for my next sale!
Your granddaughter is precious..I guess you already knew that.
R.R.Really precious.

Sandy said...

Jenny,
I am so stupid!!!!! I for got about your sale....are you doing it again tomorrow????? Geesh!!!!! It looks like you had some good things.....:(

Debbie said...

That looks really fun Jenny!!~ I love garage sales.....you know I started my own linky party on the weekends Garage salen Sunday....people love thrifting and we get such good stuff.....looks like I could have had a blast at yours

summersundays-jw said...

One of the neighborhoods near me is having a big garage sale tomorrow & the sun is going to actually shine Can't wait. What a beautiful g'daughter. My twin g'girls graduate from kindergarten in a couple of weeks. Where does the time go???? Hope you make another $400 tomorrow.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I hope you really, really rock it and reap the rewards of real re-purposing regarding the remnants of what remains to be released in your house purge. Had to get a "p" in there somewhere just to throw it a little. ;-)

XO,

Sheila

Viki said...

You got a lot of money at the garage sale. Was that Starbucks machine the one that Mr. Jenny said you should charge more for, if it was, looks like he was right LOL. Cute picture of your granddaughter. I love the flowers from your yard. I guess you can pretty much have flowers all year, huh? They are just beautiful. I'm jealous.

Anita said...

This is a blog post full of peace, beauty, relaxation, and success!

Catherine said...

Really great post, gorgeous flowers, adorable granddaughter, and I think I see some things I "need" in those garage sale pics.! :)

Blessings,
Catherine ... whose computer is working fine now, thanks so much!

SquirrelQueen said...

Ravishing flowers from your Residential garden. And a Round of applause to your granddaughter on completing pre-school. Her Radiant smile and Rosy cheeks are so adorable.

The sale sounds like Real fun, glad to hear your profits were Respectable.

Okay, I am now out of R's.

Theresa said...

Oh it sounds like you had a successful garage sale and fun too:) Go Jenny! Love the picture of your precious granddaughter! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Chatty Crone said...

You're doing good - and you still have a great attitude - and you're still smiling! That's great. sandie

myletterstoemily said...

really rad raves forR youR gaRage revenue!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your grand daughter looks so much like you Jenny! What a cutie!

Congrats on a very successful garage sale! I think your garage is as big as my house ..lol

Happy "R" day!
♥ Pat

GardenofDaisies said...

Jenny, I think you have the cleanest garage I have ever seen in my life! :-)

Lourie said...

Yes your Granddaughter is very cute, and Jenny so are you! Your garage sell looks so lovely and organized. No wonder you made good money!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Beautiful flowers and the prettiest little flower is your granddaughter! Aren't grandkids the best thing ever?

Glad you did good on your garage sale, I live so far out no one would ever come to my house for one, or I'd try it myself.

Marlene said...

Beautiful flowers. I really needed a smile tonight. Thank you. ;)

criticalcrass said...

pretty flowers. i hope they cheered you up a little.

eighty-five bucks for a coffee maker? CRAZY. good thing i don't drink coffee.

Pondside said...

Way to go with the garage sale! I'd love to have one, but no one would ever drive our here to a sale. I'd like to talk a friend into having one in a regular neighbourhood, and then I could piggy back on it - so much junk and no garage sale opportunity!

Sarah said...

Sorry I'm a bit late. I've been checking out your garage sale to see what I might take home. :-)
Glad it was a success!

Jo said...

now that was really random! glad you had success with your garage sale! I'm having one in June ... i love having and going to them! and your flowers ... gorgeous ... i'm so envious!!!

Amanda said...

Oh, you're a better woman than me! As much as I love to go to garage sales, I hate to have them. Instead, I just load it up and have a kid take it down to the Goodwill! $400 sound pretty tempting, though....

Yaya' s Home said...

I'll bet Mr. Jenny was pleased with how well you did. And did he buy you a latte' for doing such a good job?

~ Yaya
Yaya's Home

Nora Johnson said...

Congrats on yr garage sale - always had great ones when I lived in LA!

Great 'R' post - but, as always, just too many 'R's to choose from!Ahh!

Have a great weekend.

x LOLAL:)

Nora Johnson said...

Me again! Above should of course read 'Lola'!

(As if there could be any more of us!)

My name is PJ. said...

Really great "R" post!

I'd have bought Mo for $85....in the first hour too!

Maggie B said...

Hi Jenny
Finally found those proverbial 5 minutes to continue visiting the "R's". Your garage sale made me sigh! The closest we have in France is a vide grenier which may well be the topic of my "V" post in a few weeks time.
Have a great weekend.
~Maggie~

Brenda said...

Well I think Dad looks like a security guard... a "Now Retired" one, HAHAHA! I crack myself up!
And you sold my Coffee Maker? Well, at least now you have enough $$$ to take me to lunch.=)

Terra said...

I am really happy that your garage sale went really well! Perhaps you would like to come to Colorado and hold a really great one in my garage? Will you bring me some of those Really pretty flowers when you come? And drag along that grandaughter because I have another really cute preschooler whose last day of school is Friday and she would really have fun with your really adorable grandaughter!

I hope you have a really great weekend because I know I plan to - we are in Beaver Creek and I really like it up here!

Sherri said...

Your Granddaughter is just adorable!! Wow, good job on the coffee marker...last I read you put it back in the house...lol.

Allie said...

I love garage sale shopping! And I loved seeing my "great" aunt and uncle! teeheeee

amariaf2000 said...

What neighborhood do you live in?!?! I need to come visit your garage sale! $400 - awesome!!!

~angela @ peonypatch
www.mccalled.com/peonypatch

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I know your first love is to work with words.

But that first photo is a work of art! It could be painted, and fit in with the old masters.

Really Dear, I hope you find time to work more on your photography skills. That first picture takes my breath away.

Hooray for the successful yard sale!

>^_^<
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Mumsy said...

I can't believe all those flowers are from your garden. They are beautiful.

Your garage sale was a success so far..

Aging Mommy said...

Aside from a few roses we have no flowers in bloom in our garden, yours appears to be amazingly bountiful and the pictures are wonderful. I wish I had such a lovely garden. Speaking of beauty, your granddaughter is also so. In England no one has garage sales and I have always thought them such a strange thing but am rethinking that view now I know how successful yours has been!

Have a wonderful weekend

Jamie said...

I am such a sucker for garden blooms, they wins hands down over store bought posies, in my opinion. And yours are beyond beautiful! Cute grand-daughter! And, congratulations on how wonderfully the sale is going. That's always good news!

laterg8r said...

so glad you had a successful sale :D

H said...

That was a really interesting read :)

Melinda Cornish said...

is that a red toaster??????do you know how cute that would look in our trailer...oh poop.

Christy said...

That was really random! I am the dart in look fast, stop at one thing, look like I might buy then dash out quick lady who bought the random plate for $.50.
Did you see me? Oh, wait I live in Indiana - must have been another sale.

H said...

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Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Really enjoyed the flowers, really adorable grandaughter, and it looked like a really successful sale!

Good job teach!

Steph said...

Glad the garage sale went so well. You are a treasure hunter, gatherer and sharer. I can't believe all those beautiful flowers came from your yard; and of course it always gives me joy to see your way cute girlie. Congrats to her on her last day of preschool and more Grandma time :).

mbkatc230 said...

Wow, you have an amazing green thumb - those flowers are spectacular. Grandaughter is too cute, she looks like she's having fun! And what a haul from your garage sale, that's great. Glad that you had security :) Kathy

Amy said...

It looks like I would have been in heaven in your garage. Such fun things! Really, why are you getting rid of it all? Oh, so you can get even more fun things at other people's garage sales, right? :) That is what keeps our economy going. Garage sales. At least in the summer months.

The Lone Dollier said...

Wish I could have been there!

Congrats on a great sale day.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Brimful Curiosities said...

Your granddaughter is a cutie and looks about the same age as my daughter!

Mighty M said...

Wow - nice job with the garage sale! You're REALLY got a lot to be proud of. What are you going to do with all the money!? Pay the security guard?? :)