Sunday, October 26, 2008

Trinity Expressions

Becky and Christy
My friends Becky and Christy have a business called "Trinity Expressions". They sell fabulous accessories including jewelry, buttery soft purses and rhinestone adorned flip flops and belts.

I visited them at a huge craft fair this weekend held at a high school in Richardson, Texas. This was the largest one I've ever been to with over 150 booths. I had to get myself out of there pretty fast with so many tempting things to buy! Their space was a little small but you can get an idea of some of the cute things they have from my photos below.

I just love the tan and brown purse in the back. In front folded on the table, are jean jackets with a cross on the back that are really cute and comfy. They have just added the jackets and t-shirts and haven't had a chance to put them on the website, but will be very soon.

I bought this cute little lightweight backpack. I am always looking for something lightweight to carry my "necessities" in for outdoor outings like garage sales and you guessed it craft fairs.

I tried on the flip flops you see in the right bottom corner. I have to tell you they are not on the table anymore, they came home with me. They are so comfortable and cute.

Becky and Christy are two of the nicest and fun people I know and are really putting their "hearts and souls" into this. I hope you will take a look at the items on their website. My pictures do not do them justice. Here is the link.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

No More Garage Sales!

This weekend I had my "last garage sale". I have been trying to get to this for over a year and I must say the weather was perfect for it. Thursday I worked my tail off getting everything out of boxes and set up. The preparation is the worst part. I started the sale Friday morning and had a somewhat steady stream of customers until about noon. I closed up for the day about 2 pm. My husband Tom promised not to stand by the ab exerciser below.

In fact the lady who bought it asked me who used it? Ha! I'm sure she didn't think it did me any good either. I told her my son used it, which is true kind of. She asked me why he didn't want it anymore and I told her he didn't need it because he was involved in a lot of sports now. By the way Jackson had his first swim meet yesterday and won first place in the 100 meter free-style against 5 other schools!

If you need exercise equipment it's probably best to buy it at a garage sale. Most of the time it hasn't been used very much. The exercise bike was my Dad's. He did use it but it was too hard for him to get on and off of.

I opened again Saturday morning and had just a trickling of people come by so I ended up closing about noon. It was Texas - OU weekend in Dallas, plus the State Fair is going on. How about that Texas win!

My cat Rosie has always loved garage sales! Despite being 18 years old and disguised as an overgrown rat, she still attended. I had a lot left over and took a load to Goodwill yesterday afternoon, the rest is being picked up by the animal adoption center on Wednesday. I have a few collectibles that I just can't give away so I am going to put them on Ebay. I am now retiring from having sales and instead will go to them. You never know what little treasure you might find.

My friend Carol and I have had many garage sales together, some successful and some not. Carol loves to tell the story of how she went home with everything she had left in one little shoebox. (Now that's a successful garage sale!) This one I did on my own and it was just not the same.

Doing one by yourself is just not as fun. I missed you girlfriend!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


I'm pretty much finished for now with my construction. What do you think? Now it's on to organizing my garage sale for next weekend, cleaning house, doing laundry and back to weeding my flower beds. I have put off working in the yard for so long that the grass and fire ants have taken over my yard. I have had to stop frequently because the ants are everywhere!! I hate those critters.

On another note Jackson started his first job at "Yogurt Fever" this weekend. I am not sure how he is going to fit it into his schedule. He is a busy boy this year with school, tennis team and swim team. He will be working weekends and the shop is within walking distance from our house. Of course the walking will probably never happen! They just opened and seem to be doing alot of business. Here is a picture taken of him recently at the homecoming game.

Speaking of games, Cowboys are playing again today. I'd better get back to the yard and get ready for hopefully touchdown time!!

I am not tired of this picture yet.

Go Cowboys!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Working on my blog

I have been trying to get my blog fluffed up a bit. Time and lack of the knowledge to do it is making my progress slow. I will not be blogging until I figure this out, I am very stubborn! Also I am planning on having a garage sale next weekend and need to get ready for that. I'll be posting hopefully soon.