Monday, November 21, 2011


What can I say but THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to our wonderful customers for making our barn sale so WORTH all the work we put into it. We love you! After the mad rush on Thursday evening, we were able to settle in and had a steady stream of shoppers for the entire sale. We have to thank all of you who so willingly donated money to Toys for Tots on Thursday for the Sneak Peek...and also those of you who gave up a $5 bill after Thursday night, just because you wanted to give to the cause. We are going to give them your money, plus all the stockings left over from the sale. Hopefully it well help make some Christmases a little bit merrier.

Keep checking back...we will be posting more pictures from the sale, and as the shopping starts for the spring sale (dates to follow SOON!) we will keep you posted about what to expect to see there. We are already tossing around alot of ideas for spring!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Multitask Much?

The barn sale starts today!!! Need I say more? I guess so. So, yesterday, since the barn was pretty much finished, and it was a rainy day, I planned to spend the day in the house. I love to bake, and was going to take my time, making all sorts of tasty treats for your enjoyment at the sale. Then around 7am, the panic set in. What if we sell out the first night? What if all the cool stuff goes in the first hour...and the rest of the sale is just average, 'cause all the best things are gone? Well, that is simply not going to happen. But, when you are getting ready for one of the most fun events of your whole year, sometimes you just don't think straight.

So, I spent the whole day in the shed. Got three more pieces of furniture ready, plus a few smalls. And, baking time.... sort of disappeared. I was determined to cook a good dinner, since I have been too busy to pay much attention to that task lately. And the rooster specifically asked, um, whats for dinner tonight since you have been home all day. So...I multitask!!! I simultaneously made dinner, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, and chocolate dipped pretzels. It was fun, sort of hectic, but reminded me of the days when we had kids in the house. There was always alot going on in those days. Homework, dinner preparations, games and Legos, practice of some sort...piano, was an awesome time. But before I get all nostalgic, I'm going to sign off. After lunch, I am going to take the few last pieces over (don't worry, Sharon...I will fit them in somewhere), them turn on a couple of small heaters and wait for y'all to get there!!!! YAY!!!!!! See you soon!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Little Bit

Out of character for us, I know. We have one of the stalls all dressed up in gray, gold, silver, and khaki. With so many individual areas, it was fun to dress them up (or down) in so many different ways. Seriously, this sale has something for everyone!

Don't worry, we still have LOADS of the regular country, primitive stuff we are known for! Oh, and Christmas decorations galore!

Can't wait to see you! The sale starts at 5pm sharp tomorrow evening with Santa's Sneak Peek. We will charge $5 per person, with all proceeds from admission going to Toys For Tots. Friday hours (free admission) are 9am until 9pm. And Saturday (free also) we are open from 9am until 5pm, with a special appearance by Santa from 10 until noon, so bring your camera and your tots!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thursday Night

That's right, the first ever glimpse of the new barn for all our wonderful customers is only 2 1/2 days away! Great time for me to leave my camera at the barn, huh? I will TRY to remember to bring it home tonight. We are really down to the last minor details, and let me tell you, you are going to love it! Tonight we will put up the last of the lights and check the parking lot for dark spots...don't want you to fall when you are RUNNING to the barn!
Have a great day!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

We continue to make progress...the large area in the front of the downstairs, until last night, looked like this...and we now have it all CLEANED and arranged...can't WAIT for you to see the results of all our efforts. I think Sharon and I have cleaned more in the last month than we had in all our years previous...all for the benefit of the barn sale! Have a good weekend (yup, I know it is only Thursday...but I FINISHED CUTTING SOYBEANS yesterday, so it feels like weekend to me!)...and check back Monday...I will have pics of the weekend tasks, and final touches. A week from tonight, we will open with Santa's Sneak Peek, from 5 until 9. CAN'T WAIT!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Short and Sweet

Loads and loads of advertising/country store items...

I am keeping the actual words at a minimum this week since we are working hard to get the barn ready...and for some reason I can't think of anything to describe how awesome it is looking...but I am taking lots of pictures! Hope you have a good Wednesday!

Monday, November 7, 2011

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

So this post should be worth several thousand words. We started working in the barn at 9:30 yesterday and were still working in there wayyyy after dark last night. Things are really progressing...but there is still lots to do! The downstairs rooms are just starting to take shape. But we are so excited for you to see what we have done!!! Will post more pics later in the week. In the meantime, have a great Monday!!!