Sunday, August 21, 2011

Rollin' In The Dough... right....

This is the week that tops off my summer decluttering spree.  On Friday & Saturday, I'll be having my garage sale.  Minus the frame & timber garage - so technically it's a yard sale - however, we're putting up our portable garage.  So does that still count as a garage sale?  I'll be making up signs & I'm debating whether I want to spend the money to put it in the paper.  It's a minimum of $10, which is cool, I can afford that.  It's the 'and up' part that I'm worried about.  How much is 'and up'?  I don't want to spend all of my profit.  It's not like I've got a huge big money sale going on here.  I just want to get rid of the crap stuff.  'Cause, you remember before when King Turd of Poop Mountain said that 'any decluttering AFTER the sale can go directly to the Salvation Army/Goodwill'.  THAT is the part I can't wait for, to tell you the truth.

I think I'm going to put up the portable garage on Tuesday (hopefully in the morning) and then add in the tables & such.  Then I'll be able to start putting things in.  I think I'm going to just put stuff on tables & in boxes not marked.  And just have a 25 cent/50 cent/$1 tables.  I think people are pretty honest about where they got things, if I can't remember.

I don't really expect to make tons of money - although that would be realllllly nice.  I do need a little bit of money for the beginning of school.  That first paycheck takes time to appear in my account.  I'm doing it different this next year.  I took the pay option of 26 weeks instead of the 21.  I can still save money, & have spending money, but I won't have to skimp & worry through the summer quite as much.  At least that's the plan.

Speaking of dough.... the other kind of dough.... I'm planning on making some cinnamon rolls & freezing them for fast breakfasts for school.  I've never tried this recipe before, nor have I frozen rolls before.  I've been reading up on the best way to do it.  Should I just freeze them - uncooked?  Or should I bake them for 15 minutes & then cool them & then freeze them?  I've found arguments about the quality of both ways.  I guess I'll just  have to experiment. 

The other breakfast foods that I'm thinking of making are Breakfast Burritos and Egg Mc-muffins.  The burritos are easy.... we do those at camp.  Soft shell taco, scrambled eggs, bacon/ham/sausage & cheese.  Roll them up & you're ready to go.  Egg Mc-muffins sound pretty easy too.  A reoccurring theme that I never thought of was to BAKE the eggs... who'd a thunk?... then they come out round & fit on the muffin.  We have a bread outlet store near us, so I'm going to stop there & get the muffins - not sure if I'll get bagels or english muffns.  Guess I'll have to have some input from the hoard family.

What are you doing to PRE-pare for the school year?

Bye!  Love you!  Have a good day, Dear!


  1. Good luck with your rummage sale, you are much more ambitious than I am. I had my last ever rummage sale a few years ago, now I either sell it on the bulletin board at work or donate it.

    It sounds like you have a good plan for getting your breakfasts ready. I'm hoping to buy a freezer next week and do a bunch of freezer cooking the week after next when we're on vacation

  2. I have a big yard sale every year - last year I made over $600! Definitely put a small $10 ad in the paper. Also have a "FREE TOYS" box - with Happy Meal & Dollar Tree kind of toys. The kids will dig for "hours", forcing Mom to look around longer, and maybe feel a little obligated to buy something... Good Luck!


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