Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tis the Season

Mastering the Art of French Cooking
Volume I & II

Old Navy Ruffled Cardigan

Old Navy Sapphire Blue Tights

Sweet Grey Shirt Dress

Ruffled Yellow Tank

Revolutionary Chemex Coffee Maker

Alan and I have our first Christmas together as a married couple this year!

We are starting to make lists (mostly for fun) of things we would like to give eachother as well as other people.

We will also be having a Christmas party so I'm getting geared up with festive recipes and ideas.

If you have any traditions that your families have, I would love to hear about them!

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Proper Estate Sale

Alan and I went to estate sales this past Saturday..

I would just like to take a minute to inform the general public on estate sale etiquette when having or attending such an event.


When having an estate sale:

1. Proper signage is important- Brightly colored and well written (no ghetto cardboard box/duct tape thing please) I would even venture to say balloons would be a nice touch.

2. Try to have a price on as many items as possible. (The whole- "Just ask about the price" thing gets very old and half the time people will not ask because its an uneccessary hassle)

3. On number 2 though, almost always mark up a little because bargaining is fun!

4. Be nice...Bake cookies, or something to that degree

5. If you have but a few items...just donate them don't bother having a sale...

6. Um...also going the half-priced route for the second day is really nice

7. For best success have your sale fall not during football or holidays...

8. is a wonderful tool for crafters everywhere but you could put some of your handiwork in your estate sale (if it is good)

9. Have plenty of change. We recommend only taking cash...If taking checks be sure and get a phone number and drivers liscense # if your worried about fraud. (It is nice to have 2 $20's, 3 $10's, $100 worth of fives, and $30 in ones. = $200.00 total)

10. Finally enjoy it! Its a wonderful thing to take that weird heavy "buy something" pressure off people and have some good non-offensive music playing in the background. Hearing a pin drop in this circumstance is not ideal.