Open for Business

I’ve been saving this post for two weeks! Pictures, pictures and more pictures. I’m not going to write about much, other than the Grand Opening Event was great fun and very encouraging! I even sold six pieces of furniture this weekend. Take note of some of...

Two Days and a Reveal

Find us on Facebook!The best part about having a space of my own to showcase and display all of my furniture is that I can do just that…showcase the furniture! For example: What a piece of furniture looked like pictured at home.Cute vanity, right? Nice cement...
And the Oscar goes to…

And the Oscar goes to…

With only two days to go until the big Grand Opening event, I’ve been putting together the final touches in the store, cleaning like crazy and (best of all) sorting through boxes of new inventory! The 4th of July Jubilee was great fun and I even raised nearly...

Available for 1 Day Only!

What a weekend! I know..it’s only just Saturday…errr…almost Sunday (seeing as how I’m writing a post at 11:15 pm), but with the hubs and kids out of the house and visiting family the opportunities for productivity are endless! In preparation...

A Sneak Peak

I bet you think I’m going to reveal a sneak peak of what the store is looking like these days, in its state of near readiness. But, no. I have another sneak peak of a project that isn’t finished yet! I just love how it is turning out that I couldn’t...

A Head Injury, Busted Lip and Two Stitches

This week has proven that you can patch up, repair and make over children just as well as furniture. The cost, however is far more expensive, just as time consuming and way less fun! Not only did we get to visit the ER once, but we got to visit the ER twice. And, in...

To Paint or Not to Paint

I got this AMAZING dining room set this weekend. In fact, it is probably the nicest set of furniture I’ve ever come across yard saling. If I had a dining room of my own, I’m pretty sure I would keep it and not sell. But, alas I don’t have a dining...

Ceiling Sadness

I hate the ceiling in the new store! I know it’s just a ceiling, but I can’t shake the blah-ness of it in it’s current state.Looks like a hospital ceiling, right? So, some of my ideas to remedy this problem are:1. Dry wall over the ceiling. Best...

Frozen in Time

If you have kids, you will be able to relate! They (meaning the kids) come home from school, church, play dates, friends houses, etc. bearing gifts of art and other hand made creations. They get thrown onto the refrigerator until there is no room left and then mom...

It’s Fun to be Fancy

I can hardly believe it’s been only a week since I took possession of my new storefront. And, what a busy week it has been. I have gotten rid 1100 sq. feet of green carpet (posted for free on craigslist), 20 feet of peg board and shelving (craigslist), window...

Excuse me sir, but how much is your hand?

Today, my hubby and I spent a glorious morning and afternoon at the monthly Pasadena Flea Market, one of my FAVORITE places to go (his, too…and if you don’t believe me, just ask him)! Normally, when I go swap meet shopping, it is with my dearest friend...

Completely Shabby and Totally Chic!

I could hardly contain myself when I found this completely uhhhhmazing yard sale find! Well, to be honest, I was containing myself quite well because my natural assumption was that the asking price was going to be far above what I’d be willing to pay. It was...

Mommy Picker Takes a Break…

…but only for one weekend! I’m free of children for three glorious nights for a weekend getaway to celebrate nine years of marriage. Awwww 😉 I couldn’t leave without sharing my final project for the week and some fantastic sales from the past week....

Totally Revitalized!

Thanks to the holiday weekend, I had loads of time to spend on some outdated furniture pieces that I picked up on Saturday! I completed what has become my favorite furniture retrofit project (at least up to date). An old and very dilapidated vanity, complete with...

I was going to keep it a secret, but…

…I am being forced to spread the word that I am opening a store…hopefully, that is! My plan was to keep the store opening a secret until I knew for sure where and when it was going to happen, but political issues are forcing me to drum up support and...

Crazy with Color

I have renewed my interest in spray paint over the past few weeks. And, despite the exorbitant cost (about $4.00 per 12 oz. can), I’m finding that I can quickly and efficiently finish projects in far less time with much more creativity. After a year of painting...

2 Trucks, 4 Truckloads and a Busted Wedding Ring

During the 2nd truck load, I smashed a table against my finger loading. Ouch…I barely managed to get my ring off of my finger and only forced it off after it started turning unusual colors…my finger that is, not the ring.  What can you get for $200? A...

Trash to Cash

Months ago, I received an email from a lady who came across my blog and suggested that I drive the streets of Glendora before trash day with a pair of rubber gloves. In her email she told me that she had made $3,000 a month digging through garbage and re-selling it!...

Mommy Pickers Goes National

Well, sort of. That is probably a bit of an exaggeration! But, I am looking at it as “the glass half full.” Anyway, hot off the presses and hitting mail boxes this week was the Spring Edition of CLU Magazine where I was extremely lucky to be among four...

An Imposing Piece of Furniture

This large set was imposing because the only place I had to store it was in the middle of my living room. Little girls bumped their little heads on this table no fewer than half a dozen times in the last three weeks that it has been in the house. But, the annoyance of...