We went to a yard sale this morning to help support Race for the Cure. I saw a dining room table set with a rug and corner cabinet included. We've been needing a new kitchen set, but it wasn't in our budget for a new one. The guy told us to take everything for $100.00. We thought that was a great deal! Also helping a great cause. The girls got lemonade and other goodies and a few little toys. So after we were loading it, a man and his wife approached us interested in the corner cabinet. Well I didn't really need it and they explained that their daughter bought an older home and after settlement they went to move in today and the previous owners ripped out the corner cabinet! They wanted to know if they could buy it from us for $50.00. So we said sure! We even delivered it to there house for them. It was a great deal for us, and we also gave them the rug since we didn't need that either. When we went to deliver it the Mom was so excited for the kids that she invited us in to see the house, moving boxes and all. I understood her excitement, we've been their ourselves several times. They were just the nicest family. So we got a dining room set with 6 chairs for $50.00 :-)
The chair seat covers were really nasty dirty, you can't see too well in the photos but I wanted to recover them. Off to Walmart we went to pick fabric out. My kitchen is Victorian with a fruit theme tied in, so I have a green color scheme. We found a nice green that would blend into everything we already had.
This is the yucky before ( The pattern wasn't bad, but ewww the dirt....)
So I recovered them. :-)
I was very pleased with how they turned out. A little elbow grease on the table and that came together nicely too.
My husband found a nice hunting jacket brand new, normally about $150.00 in the stores, he got it for $13.00 so he was very pleased. We had a few other really great finds. I just love yard sales, you never know what treasures you'll be taking home.
After that we decided to go Bowling since it was way too hot to be outside today. This was Kathleen's first time, we use to take her along as a baby, in her stroller, but this was her first time bowling so she was so excited!
She said "Mom there's just one problem...these shoes don't match my dress!" LOL
They also had a nice arcade there so the girls played some games. Jerry and I squared off with air hockey, I love that game. Been awhile since I've played. Girls were like uh Mom and Dad we want to play too!
Then as we were heading back out we saw a hot air balloon. We get these a lot around here, about 2 years ago we had one land right outside our house. Scared us hearing this loud swooshing over our house that morning, oddest sound! Thank goodness the people inside were uninjured. They are so neat though, the kids get really excited when they see them.
As we were getting ready for a late dinner, Kathleen came down in this.....
Said she just wanted to dress up for dinner! LOL Yes, that is last year's Christmas dress, LOL
It's actually a pretty dark green with sparkles, but my camera hasn't been taking the clearest shots lately and I'm not sure why. It's only a couple months old.
We found out also that his twin brother and his family will be coming up for the day tomorrow to visit. My parents are also coming up and my Mom will stay the week. So I'm sure it will be another crazy busy day tomorrow. I love have family and friends in our home to visit. I miss them so much!
Hope you are all having a great weekend!