Monday, May 23, 2016

Weekend Wrap Up: Garage Sale Finds and A New Church Home!

Brace yourself, I actually have a Weekend Wrap up! WHAT IS THIS CRAZINESS?!!

I don't know but it was a great weekend, A perfect mix of fun, and relaxation!

I started off the weekend on Friday with a bang. My Mom met me in the am and we went to a big neighborhood garage sale. One of my students used to live in this neighborhood, which is how I started going to the sales, as she and her sisters always had a snack stand. Sadly for me, they moved and no snack stand was found in the entire place. Whimper. But we still had a great time and managed to get some good deals!

Because I am a nerd, I took pictures of what I got, but I won't bore you with all of them. Only some :)

I scored this adorable rug for my bathroom and I'm now kicking myself for not buying the other rug just like it!
I love me some ballet flats. And bows? I die!
I also got these more dressy shoes, which have.. brace yourself...
A HEEL! Y'all. I have not worn heels since I tore some ligaments in my ankle back in 2009. I'm not sure how these are going to go, but the price was right and I have felt like I needed one pair of fancy heels like shoes for when I hold my yearly Piano recital, and when I'm playing at events. Stay Tuned for whether I kill myself in these or not.

The funny thing is that I used to be known as "Meals on Heels" in college. I wore heels all the time, and my bag was always full of snacks :)
I fell in love with this American Flag plate with the music to "America The Beautiful". I'm going to display it somehow during the summer months. Haven't quite figured out how yet..
This cute little fake flower arrangement was only 25 cents!!! It fits in with the red, Coke theme of my kitchen, and will be great for the USA Summer Months of decorating.
I couldn't pass up some turquoise earrings. My name is Charity and I love Turquoise.
I also got a sippy cup, not because I am messy (I am) but Miss Addie visits my house, and when I get to babysit her I'm sure she would appreciate having a cup to drink out of!
There were a LOT of Christmas decorations for sale. I came home wanting to turn on my Christmas music but I managed to stop myself. This cute snowman jar had to come home with me.
My Mom and I found large Charlie Brown and Snoopy stuffed animals and I made her buy them since I am cheap. HA! It was near the end and I was rationing my cash :) She got them for my oldest nephew and the lady running the sale asked me if I had saw the beanie baby snoopy that played the CB theme song. Oh man. I was excited. I dug thru that box and found these and grabbed them up! They both play the CB theme song and I just love them!
I found this super cute, large picture frame and immediately knew it was what I was looking for to re decorate my sofa table. It fits perfectly on the bottom shelf and gives the height I need down there. Love it!!
I had to stop myself from spending all of my cash on children's books. But there were some i just couldn't resist. I have books for the kids in the "waiting room" aka my living room during teaching hours. And so many of them gobble up the books and read while they are waiting for their sibling to finish, or waiting for their turn. I can't wait to see their excitement when they discover the new books!
This cute office supply tray slides back and forth! SOLD!
A looks like new old navy scarf. 
And a NINE WEST purse for 2.00!!!!!!! That one I couldn't believe, but I bought it before they changed their minds!
Part of the fun of garage saleing was getting to be Audra's personal shopper. I scooped up several adorable outfits for Addie, and this was the sneak peek that I sent to Auds. She would have had more clothes if my Mom hadn't drug me out of every place with cute little girl clothes. I might have been having a bit too much fun but LITTLE GIRL CLOTHES ARE SO CUTE!!!!
Friday night after finishing teaching and running to Aldi's I finally got my first real meal of the day. At 8:30 pm....... I bought some pasta salad at Aldi's on a whim, it was creamy Parmesan and it was to die for. I could have married that pasta salad it was so good!
Saturday was spent like this. Rest day. I laid on the couch, watched TV, and basically did nothing productive. And it was GLORIOUS.

Snapped a pic of my new picture frame in it's new home!
Sunday was pretty exciting. My church has been renting out a store front for a long time, and finally within the past 1-2 years we found land and began to build on it. Sunday was our first service in the new building, a "Soft Launch".
Funny story, if my friend Cathy hadn't told me that this past Sunday was the first service and not the June 5'th Grand Opening like I thought it was, I would have totally showed up to the old building.
It is a beautiful building!! There was a line of cars to pull into the parking lot and that was exciting in and of itself!!! The auditorium holds 500 people, vs our old 200 some. And we are back to our two service at 9 and 11. When my alarm went off Sunday morning I had a moment of sadness for the 11:45 service. #NotAMorningPerson #45minsMakesADifference
We now have THREE screens to look at! I went back and forth between the side one and middle one. It doesn't take much to get me excited! We also have a Cafe, which looks super cool! There was a line in front of it so I didn't check it out, but you'd better believe I will!
I tried to take a picture of the building as I was leaving and well.. you can see how well that went.  It was so great to be in our permament home! Walking out of the doors with the sun shining, breeze blowing, and have people standing around by the entrance chatting and laughing was maybe my favorite part! Our old building you could stand around outside I guess, but it didn't really invite standing around and chatting. If that makes any sense. This new building is perfect for it!
One side of the building. Again, talent.

I came home and had to talk my #SundaySelfie outside. Which was hard considering it was so bright I couldn't see myself on the screen. Why don't phone companies make it easier to see outside?

I wore my new very sparkly gold sandals. They were shining like diamonds in the Auditorium of church!!
After having lunch and painting my jewlery holder I decided to head outside and do some work in my back yard and enjoy the weather! I'm sporting a new purple tank that I scored at a garage sale!
I love that I can now listen to pandora on my phone. Put it in my pocket, plug in my headphones and rock out in my backyard without annoying anyone with my music!
I cleaned off my back patio and washed several chairs. And then I sat down and started reading a fascinating book about a guy who was born into Polygamy and then found Jesus. 

It was a great weekend!! I am thankful I felt well for most of it and was able to actually do things!!

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