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. greenfrugalmama says:

    I've been looking at this book, too. :) I love your site. Thank you!

  2. The King's says:

    I LOVE the love languages books, I have only read the one for kids but I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win the adult version!! I would most definitely apply it to my marriage!! Thanks for all the great date ideas!

  3. Snow Family says:

    I'm excited for this giveaway, because my relationship with my husband has not been strong lately and I want things to change! I think this book would really help! I absolutely love your blog and the other day we went on the bookstore date and had a lot of fun! Thanks for the ideas! :)

  4. Jordon and Terra says:

    I have also wanted to get this book and would love to read it with my husband!

  5. wrightfamily says:

    I LOVE that book, but I need to get my husband to read it! I'd love that copy!

  6. kensjewl says:

    My husband and I have been working on the new Dating Ideas… I wish to thank you for giving us more ideas then just "where do you want to eat".
    Julia

  7. Sarah says:

    I have been wanting to read this book….need to make my marriage stronger!

  8. Pam says:

    Love this date idea; now only if I could talk my husband into it :) I would love this book. I have heard numerous great things about it. Anything to help keep a marriage happy are harmonious is great!

  9. Jason, Charisse, Savannah, Michaela and Lily says:

    What a cute date! I love garage sale-ing too! We love that book at our house, but it's been a lot of years since we read it. I think we need a refresher!

  10. Patrick and Carrie says:

    My husband was just telling me last week that I needed to get this book. I can't wait to get this book and read it, together.

  11. Jessica Hills says:

    I could TOTALLY use that book!

  12. Tammy says:

    that is an awesome book… my copy will not be in any garage sale any time… excellent resource that needs reading and rereading… glad you snagged it though and are passing it along… you are a sweet gal…

  13. Francynn says:

    this is amazing! my hunny loves garage sales and we are in need of dates since we havent had one since i had my baby (6 months ago.. eeek!).. thanks for the awesome idea!! and i am sooo looking for that book!


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