Friday, June 10, 2011

Food Friday!

I made it to the opening day of our Farmer's Market! I planned to take lots of pics, but sometimes plans just don't work out the way we intend. While I was walking around with my favorite little man (see pic below), I thought about what I wanted to make this weekend. Obviously the options are endless, but I decided on pickles! I looove anything and everything pickled! So that's it, decision made!
fruit vendor beautiful bunches of onions

the sweetest cherries
my little man playing in the fountains

dill pickles via David Lebovitz

pickled carrots via David Lebovitz

pickled beets via SimplyRecipes



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Successful Sale!

I held my first ever yard sale this weekend, and it was a huge success. I was out at 6 am setting up, and not long after people were already filling the streets. I can't believe I actually worried if people would show up!

I did three things that I really think helped make it such a success.

~One, I had these balloons, and this boy holding them. Well, not the entire day, but long enough for me to take a couple shots! But, I had a large bouquet of balloons to grab attention.

~Two, I used one of my chalkboard frames to write this: Don't Be Shy, Come on Down, At least One Bargain is Bound to be Found! I placed the sign at the end of my driveway, and I'm so happy I did. I wanted to lure those people in that have a tendency to slowly drive by, and it worked! Plus, several people inquired on the frame, and if I would sell it. Of course I said no, but I gave out my email address if they were looking to have one made!

~The final thing I did that I think was an important factor was using twine and cream colored tags for all pricing. I bundled all sheets, blankets, kitchen items, frames, clothing, shoes, etc. with twine and a nice tag. People really seemed to appreciated my effort.

So there you have it, my three tips for a successful yard sale!



Friday, June 3, 2011

Food Friday! Leslie Stowe Crisps

Have you tried these crackers yet? Every time I purchase a box of these Raincoast Crisps, I can't control myself. Today, I picked up the rosemary raisin pecan, and they don't disappoint. I love rosemary, but a little goes a long way. These crackers have the perfect amount, just enough that you know it's the flavor your detecting, but not overwhelming. I LOVE them. I tend to eat them plain, but they are really made for toppings. I just never get around to it, they are just that good.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Outdoor Inspiration

The weather here is still yucky. I'm in desperate need of inspirational images to keep me hangin' on until the weather finally warms. I think this pic just does that, don't you?

Summer, please come soon.XO