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For you? 5 dolla!

This past weekend I got together with some of my girlfriends to throw a big ol’ garage sale. The idea came together about a month ago…I even cleaned out the house and gathered a nice little pile of “treasures.”

But, in typical garage sale fashion, I didn’t start pricing any of those treasures until the night before. At 9 p.m.

Ugh.

But let’s go back to the beginning. 😉 I threw the idea out to the girls in my homegroup, we nailed down a date on the calendar (that’s quite a feat when you are trying to coordinate 5 families!), and decided on a pricing system / advertising plan. Sounds organized right?!

As it got closer, a couple of the other girls & I decided that we felt led to donate our portion of the money we made to a family from our church that is raising funds to begin their mission in Africa. Another family already had a plan in place for their moolah, but suggested we take our leftover clothes and such to a local organization that helps meet the needs of families in our county. Sounds like a win-win for everyone!

I so wish I would have taken pictures of the sale, but you know how those things go…you hit the ground running! In addition to the 5 families from church, we had one other friend join us, additional items donated, and a couple of our moms sent stuff…so it was quite large. We didn’t sell near everything, but we were blessed to be able to donate just over $200 to our missionary family & a crazy amount of clothes and other treasures to a local shelter.

I won’t bore you with other details of the sale, except to say that when you get our group together, with all the husbands and kiddos and personalities, it is far from boring! 🙂 I will share with you the info for the organization that the missionary family is going with…they are special people, and it looks like a special organization! http://www.maf.org/

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And now, as a reward for sitting patiently as I shared my garage-sale successes with you, a special treat that will *hopefully* make you laugh.

Once I was getting a pedicure (a GREAT pedicure by the way), but was having a little trouble relaxing because of the ladies sitting next to me. I can think of no other way to describe them except to say that they were big ol’ “Texas women,” talking about drinkin’ and dancin’ and cowboys and sparkly shoes.

One of them explained to her pedicurist (is that what they are called?) who was Asian that “the reason my feet are so calloused is because I wear flip-flops to the bar all the time.”

Right.

The lady loudly continues on to ask the girl if she can “do something about my heels.”

The pedicurist raises up her foot, twists it back and forth, all while scrunching up her face and scrutinizing the crustiness that was this ladies heel. Then without missing a beat she glares up at the lady, points at her heel, and says “For you?! 5 DOLLAS!”

Bahahaha!

And then my perfectly relaxing pedicure turned into this horrific show that I couldn’t take my eyes off of. Again, I won’t go into details, but I believe there was a cheese grater involved.

*shivers down my spine*throw up in my mouth*

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And for those of you who are wondering, I did actually connect those two stories in my mind for a reason. 😉 It was crazy to see the way some of our garage sale customers would try to  get our already low prices down even lower…I think they would have been happy if we would have been “The Quarter Sale.” (And even then they probably would have tried to get us down to a dime or something!) When I felt like they were being unreasonable in what they wanted to pay, it made me want to charge them even more just to make a point.

So even though I never actually said it (and if it came down to them not buying it vs. them paying me less for it, I generally let them take it for the lower price) in my head there were times when I was thinking “For you?! 5 DOLLAS!”

Happy Monday everyone!

KEEP CALM & PUT SOME LOTION ON YOUR FEET FOR PETE’S SAKE!

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*Gloriousness*

It’s the only word to describe my weekend.

You are probably going to have to forgive me…this is more of a “dear diary” post than it is anything else. Some days you just wanna remember! 😉

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For Christmas my sweet husband had gotten me a gift certificate for a massage (*love*), but he just wasn’t quite sure what to get me for my upcoming birthday. Since he had mentioned several times that if I would rather use the gift certificate for a mani/pedi, I decided…why not do both? 😉

When I called to schedule the massage it worked out perfectly for me to set up a manicure and pedicure shortly afterward, so I did! Then I called Chris and said “Hey babe! Thanks for the birthday present!” Hehehe…gotta go after what you want right? He was relieved to have the gift worked out, and I got just what I wanted, so it was win-win.

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I spent Friday evening relaxing and being crafty…I’d been wanting to bust out the modge-podge for a while. Can’t say that my ventures were that successful, but it was fun nonetheless. Pictures to come…

On Saturday morning I woke up early with the dog and had some quiet time to take a walk & straighten up a bit. Chris woke up cheerfully (if you knew my husband you would understand what a big deal the “cheerfully” part is!) and went right to work cooking us a hearty breakfast. (This part was key to the plan for the day, because we knew it would be a late lunch.)

Then I was off for my spa day, ready to be pampered! My massage was up first, and my massage therapist Sarah was just awesome. Very professional, got my background and trouble spots, and created a really relaxing atmosphere.

I’ve only had a few other massages, but they always talk about the “tangle of knots” in my shoulders. I warned her about it, but I don’t know that she was expecting the HUGE knots all in my shoulders and up my neck. She went right to work and it felt so *wonderful*…and parts of it were so painful at the same time. <I mean, she went to town on those knots. I’m still a little sore!>

I snuggled in to the comfy couch in the waiting room and read a great new book <more to come on that later this week!> until it was time for my manicure and pedicure. My nail tech was Leslee, and she was incredible! So sweet and really attentive to detail…she spent 2 hours working on my nails & toenails! Absolutely the best pedicure I’ve had…so relaxing!

After being pampered for 3+ hours I ran home, picked up Chris, and we drove into Ft. Worth to eat at PF Changs. If you’ve never eaten there, let me just say that they never disappoint. Seriously the best food I think I’ve ever eaten…my fav is the mongolian beef. Of course we also had the lettuce wraps, and found that the knock-offs I’ve been making are actually pretty close! Have I shared that recipe yet?

Then it was home for an evening of snuggling in and Redbox. Perfect end to a day of relaxation!

Sunday was filled with rest, church, and catching up with my rockin’ friend K.

Who would want to go back to work after a weekend like that? 😉

KEEP CALM & PAMPER YOURSELF!

P.S. – I’m working on getting Chris to budget in for monthly massages…keep your fingers crossed for me! *wink*

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