A girl’s gotta prioritize her day, even if that means derailing from the plan for a surprise junk adventure!! Monday and Tuesday are usually my days ‘in the office’. I use those days to get caught up on emails, social media, blog posts, anything that requires me to be tethered to a computer and I always work from a to-do list. On the docket for today…
1. Balance Checkbook & Pay Bills
2. Write DIY License Plate Caddy Blog Post (We made a video!!!)
3. Get Change for our Sale this Weekend in Tennessee
4. Do Laundry and Pack
Did I do any of that?? Nope. Nope. Nope. Aaaaand nope! Here’s what I did instead…
You had me at ‘junk’! So, my blog buddy, Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl), sent me a message just before 11am, with a simple ‘what are you doing today?’ Say what?? With two days ’til we hit the road for Tennessee, well, I’m running around like a mad woman!! Then she sent me this picture she saw online and the two magic words… YARD SALE!!
You gotta be kidding me?? A yard sale on a Monday?? And it looks like that?? Say it aint so!!! Ok. When does it start? ‘Noon’ Are you getting there when it first starts? ‘Yes’ Is your van empty in case I can’t fit all my finds in my ‘lil car? ‘Yup’ Well then it’s a date!!! And I had t-minus 45 minutes to drop what I was doing, put on some ‘real’ clothes, gas up, stop by the ATM, and get there!
Boy was it worth it!! Brittany documented our little junk adventure on Periscope! Are y’all on Periscope?? If not, you should be!! It’s like live TV at your fingertips with all of your favorite bloggers, junkers, even celebs!! Download the app on your phone and be sure to follow Rusted Roots (@RustedRootsBlog) and follow Brittany too (@PrettyHandyGirl).
Sweet pickin’ right?? The sun was so harsh out there, I couldn’t get many good pics, but I did snag a pic of this little aqua toy cash register which is one of my favorite finds!! I also scored a sweet chandalier that everyone kept trying to snag out of my pile! Ha ha!! Loads of antique alarm clocks, some super fun coffee and tea cans with bright graphics, a couple of wash boards that will become chalkboards, some old wheels that will become Christmas wreaths! A car load of funky junky finds waiting for their Rusted Roots touch!!
Meanwhile, back at the ranch (if only we had one!!!) the hubs had a pretty eventful day as well!! For those who may not know, he works for a local television station (WRAL Channel 5, if you’re local). He’s the camera guy you see out on the scene! It’s how we met nearly ten years ago, back when I worked in News as well. But, that’s a story for another day! Ha ha!!
Today at work, the hubs got to hang out with Mister McCreery!! You know, Scotty!! Country music artist and American Idol winner. ‘It’s Bo-Time’ if you’re in the south!! I love his music!! And he’s such a down to earth ‘real’ guy! Hmmm… wonder if we can get him to pop in at Rusted Roots next Junk Market???!!
So, that’s a day in the life of Rusted Roots… when we aren’t at the shop! As for the bills, the change, the laundry, the packing, and the other blog post I was supposed to do?? Well, I guess those things will have to happen tomorrow!! That is… unless another junk adventure comes along! Priorities, friends. Priorities. Thank you, Brittany for a fun day out!! It was a blast!! (Isn’t she a doll in her fun hat?!!)