Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Last weekend I found some AMAZING deals at a garage sale!

I am not a big rummage saler because I am often too impatient to drive to too many different sales to find the things that are worth buying. 

I did see an add on a website through work that their was going to be a garage sale Saturday morning with LEGOS.

Now, if you don't have little boys or have never purchased Legos, you won't truly appreciate this post. 

Legos are pricey, but have created many hours of enjoyment for my boys, myself and I know they are worth the investment. 

So, I had prepared myself to not be disappointed when we arrived at the sale 1 1/2 hours later than it began. 

I brought the boys with and my sister Nikki sat in the car with them as we were on our way to the Farmer's Market.

I asked the lady holding the sale if she had sold the Legos yet and when she said no I felt like a kid getting ready to open my Christmas presents!

That feeling was quickly gone when she showed me big legos (ones that Isaac would enjoy).

She said she had more that she hadn't gotten out yet. 

Then the angels started singing when she pulled out a decent size tub of little legos!

While she was digging out other treasures (balloons, pencil erasers, etc) that her son had left in the box, I checked out the rest of the sale and found 3 board games for $0.50 a piece!

I had been looking for some for MOPS to use as centerpieces for this year's game theme!

I went to pay and asked how much she was selling the Legos for. 

She said she was sorry but Legos are expensive so is $7.50 okay.

I asked her if she was sure (because I know they would have been worth way more).

She said she just wanted to get rid of them.

I thanked her and said I had 3 little boys (and maybe a 4th) who would be very happy!

I paid my $8.50 for the Legos and 3 board games and was headed to the car. 

When I spotted this...

Now, if you aren't aware of the coolest boys toys today that, my friends, is a rip stick. 

It is similar to a skateboard, but has two separate platforms with a wheel under each one and requires a little more skill to ride. you have to wiggle your hips and move each leg independently to ride it.

They retail for anywhere from $50 to $100.

Jonah just learned how to use one in Texas and I was crazily thinking maybe he would be motivated to do more chores around the house to earn money to buy one. 

I asked her how much she wanted for it and when she said $5 I added this to my treasures in the back of my van and paid her again. 

The rip stick is a bit big, so Jonah may have to grow into it, but I am sure it will get great use in our house!

The Legos, however, have been played with almost religiously since we picked them up!

We brought them to the lake last weekend and the boys took breaks from the sun and played Legos in the shade.  Isaac was pretty tickled to be involved too!

He is often shunned from the Lego playing process in the basement as he becomes Isaaczilla and destroys everything. 

He and I had our own "lego towel" eventually and built a few things for him to destroy. 

Overall, I am very pleased with my $13.50 worth of treasures.

I just might have to get into this rummaging gig after all!

1 comment:

Cindy and company said...

Whooo Hooo! Jackpot!!!

Praise God from whom ALL blessings (yes, even Legos and Rip Sticks) flow!