August 16, 2010

Garage Sale Date Idea

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Oh how I love Summer!  For this date we did a few things that I absolutely love to do during the summer time.
I posted this on the front door so as we were leaving for our date he saw this.  You can also buy the real signs at the Dollar Tree.
In the car Jason received 2 lists.  One list consisting of all the local garage sale addresses.  I had previously looked up on Craigslist.com who was having garage sales the day we wanted to go.

The second listed all the items needed to be found. Once found, we would mark them off of our checklist. (Kind of like a scavenger hunt but we weren’t going to buy the items.)  The person who found the most items would win and get a prize.

(Download Garage Sale Lists)

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.  Jason and I both like going to garage sales to see what we can find.  We found more than half the items on our list.  I couldn’t believe it when I found one of my favorite books, “The Five Love Languages” going for $1!   Seriously, this book is amazing and I apply it to my marriage all the time.

Since I already have this book I decided to get it anyways and give it away to a reader who might enjoy this USED book. The deal is, you must apply this book to your marriage and I better not see it at your garage sale in the future! ;)  Leave a comment to win this USED book, and I will announce the winner on Facebook by the end of the day.  We also have a BIG giveaway coming up soon that includes this book Brand New and signed….so look for that in the future.

*****Edited To Say: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*****
(The winner has been announced on our Facebook Fan Page.)

August is National Picnic Month so I found it only appropriate to take my Teddy Bear for a picnic.

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I borrowed my daughter’s teddy bear and book, “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic” to set this up in a fun way.  I think everyone should have a picnic basket, too.  I was lucky to have been given this picnic basket for free, but this is definitely an item I would have on my “wish list” or “garage sale list”  I don’t know why people ever get rid of these cute woven baskets.

I had lunch packed in the morning so right when we came back from the garage sales, we could go eat. We packed yummy sandwiches, fruit, chips, snacks, and if you live by a Trader Joes, their sparkling Blueberry Juice is a perfect summer drink.  Lisa M. did this awesome tutorial for His and Hers wine glasses that really set the mood.We walked over to a park and just relaxed in the warm sun while we ate and talked, and just laid there together on our blanket during a perfect summer afternoon.  I brought a few activities to do like a kite and a paddle and ball, and a Frisbee all bought from the Dollar Tree, but we were enjoying our relaxing, lazy afternoon so much we didn’t even use them.

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39 Responses to “Garage Sale Date Idea”

  1. Jamison Foster Photography says:

    That's a book that I've been wanting to read for a while.

  2. Big Boops says:

    I would love to win this book. It has been on my list for a long time!

  3. Amy C says:

    I would LOVE to win that book! My sister and I were talking about it just last week!

  4. Wendy says:

    I so need that book! Been married almost 13 years and I'm still trying to figure it out!!! :-)

  5. Heather Fofana says:

    I have read the book once from my library but I would love one of my own to read and reread often.

  6. jeanine says:

    I've read that book and love it… but don't have a copy of my own! I'd love to win!

  7. Derek, Jill, Easton, Cannon, Peyton says:

    My friend has been telling me all about this book. I would love to read it.

  8. Angie says:

    Sounds like such a fun day! I have always wanted to read that book. I just haven't gotten around to buying it!

  9. Heidi says:

    I love that book!! Would love to share it with my hubby!

  10. Selena says:

    I would love to win that book…I've been married a little over a year and we have a 7 month so between the '1st year of marriage is always the hardest' and a new baby…It hasn't been easy, would love to learn more things to apply to my marriage :)

  11. The Hafens says:

    Im so glad I found this website. i love garage sales I hit them weekly. Im always in need of help to strengthen our marriage. We have had a rough little bit but you just cant give up when you love each other so much… Hope I win.

  12. The Barker Clan says:

    I have heard so much about this book and have yet to read it. We have been married 8 years and it has been wonderful, but there are always things to learn and work on!

  13. The Riebeek Family says:

    I've heard of that book often but never read it. I would love to read it and put it to good use.

  14. Kiirsty says:

    Super fun! I am a yard sale fan too!

  15. Becs says:

    This sounds like such a fun date! And I would love to read that book!

  16. The Sanfords says:

    I would love to win that book and share it with my hubby!

  17. Scrappy Gifts says:

    Those dates sound like a lot of fun! I love that book too!

  18. alicia says:

    What a fun idea for a date. Maybe we could squeeze this in before the weather changes and the garage sales end.

  19. Melissa says:

    I'd love to get a copy!

  20. amybyrd says:

    I have been meaning to read this book! and great cheap date idea!

  21. Alan and Abby says:

    I would love to own that book! I got to hear from the author at a seminar, but couldn't afford to buy the book at the time.

  22. Brittany says:

    I've been wanting to read this book but just haven't bought it. I would love to win it!

  23. ebkins says:

    I love garage sales! What a great idea and a great fine! Count me in! I could TOTALLY apply it to my marriage!

  24. shirley says:

    My husband & I love garage sales. What a great date idea to do a scavenger hunt out of it. I am so thankful to have found your blog. Since having children my husband & I have struggled to find time for our selves and have lost some of that loving feeling. Thank you for all the great ideas and the opportunity to win your great garage sale find!

  25. Cassie says:

    I have heard what the 5 love languages are but have never read the book. My husband and I were just laying in bed last night talking about what we think our love language is but have never taken the test… this would be perfect! And what a fun date!


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