Home from our little anniversary getaway. Just a day trip really and I am sorry to say that the big 200 mile garage trail wasn't the thrill I expected. I broke my own cardinal rule of garage saleing...don't go where there is an annual sale. You know the best goods are found when someone who doesn't clean out the attic every year finally has a sale. There were more antique dealers and flea market junkers along the trail than anything, Lots of depression glass on tables, lots of high prices as they anticipated hordes of gullible shoppers. Blech, not what I was looking for so we came away mostly empty handed. I ended up with a few pieces of vintage jewelry for my creations and that's it. Of course, the real reason we went was just to have some time together alone to celebrate. So the walks along the pier, the picnics in the park by the water and the time alone to talk means we did not really come away empty handed. We had a good time and it was over all too soon. This next week I plan to start on the curtains for the bedroom. I'll be keeping everyone updated on my progress and I think just for fun I'll keep a running tally of just how little this decorating project is costing. When I say I want to do it for as close to free as possible I mean it. It's a fun challenge. Only 3 more weeks of summer left for me, a daughter to get ready to move to college and my schedule is already filling up with church projects, etsy projects and, darn it all, I swear I'm going to get the flowers weeded too! How about you? Lots of projects to get done before the summer is over?