In November I headed to Des Moines for Junk Jubilee. A great junk show held at the Iowa state fairgrounds. Went with my favorite junking buddies my aunt, uncle and brother.
My aunt and uncle in front of the biggest ladder you've ever seen!
Lots of great booths, good junk, and happy people
I brought home a few smalls, but my big awesome purchase was this bad boy
Mid December brought about an exciting event, my middle son Tyler graduated from the University of Arkansas!
A week before Christmas I went to a casino and this happened
Christmas came and went as it does every year. The decorations went up, then they came down. Sad but true I have no pics to show you. Nobody likes looking at Christmas pics in January anyway so it's all good. The kids were home, the presents were given, the food was eaten and bam, another year behind us.
New Year's Eve was a fun time. I usually work or sit home on New Years Eve (amateur night) but my niece got married on New Year's Eve this year so we headed up to Omaha for a fun wedding!
The reception was a blast. Weddings in our family are fun anyway, but add in the New Year's Eve excitement and let's just say a good time was had by all!
January has been pretty uneventful. I did start a fun new project. I was at Goodwill one day and spotted this for $9.99
A giant vintage wooden dollhouse. Squee! Yes it's a bit rough but I am giving it a major overhaul
But like a real house, it has good bones. So I'm rehabbing it. Carpet out, floors will be sanded and stained (except the upstairs bedrooms are getting recarpeted) walls wallpapered, shutters fixed, window boxes built, new moldings around Windows, upstairs doors replaced, new kitchen linoleum, new brick on the fireplace and of course every room decorated. So yeah, that should keep me busy for awhile! I'll keep you posted on the progress.
My last bit of news is that I closed down my booth. It was fun while it lasted, I made some money, got rid if a ton of stuff, but it's time to move on. It doesn't get the foot traffic that it used to get so after crunching the numbers it just wasn't worth my time anymore. Everything has been brought home and stored in the garage so my next project is to start listing some of that on eBay. Fun times.
So that sums up my last two months. I'll try and post more often. I really have missed it. Till then...