And the Stuff Just Keeps on Coming

by Kimba on September 16, 2010

in Real Me

If my lack of posting this week hasn’t given it away, I’ve been buried under piles of Stuff getting ready for my garage sale on Saturday. I’m literally giddy at the thought of being free from my excess Stuff.

I’m also embarrassed by the amount of Stuff that I’ve dug out of my basement and closets. Truly embarrassed. One entire bay of our garage is filling up with Stuff.

We’re starting the garage sale festivities at 7am on Saturday. If you’re in the SW Pennsylvania area and want to come, shoot me an email or friend me on Facebook so I can give you my address. If you’ve already contacted me and I didn’t get back to you, please try again. I got a bunch of responses and I fear that I skipped a few.

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1 Jill September 16, 2010 at 3:15 pm

I’m jealous that I’m not even close. I’d love to help rid you of your excess Stuff!

2 Michelle (LemonadeGal) September 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm

You tempt me so with that box of fabric!! That’s just too cruel.

3 Gayle September 16, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Boy, I wish I was closer also! The fabric is calling my name.

4 Rhiannon September 16, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Oh if I lived in the area I would sooooo be there… I see tons of stuff I’d attack!

5 Handy Man, Crafty Woman September 16, 2010 at 3:59 pm

don’t worry about it…we moved 5 (or 6?) times in the last 10 or so years, and EVERY TIME we moved, we had BIG yard sales. Plus I brought loads of stuff to goodwill. I swear, our house never looked overloaded or anything; it just comes out of the woodwork! I like to say that it multiplies in the dark, lol.

6 Lynn from For Love or Funny September 16, 2010 at 4:05 pm

I hope the garage sale goes great!
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7 robyn September 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Purging feels soooooo good! I bet you will be a happy girl when it’s all over! I’m having a give away, so if you have a moment, I’d love for you to pop on by and check it out!

8 Rhoda @ southern Hospitality September 16, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Hey, Kimba! I’ve hardly seen you all summer, but we all must be in the de-cluttering mode, with all the yardsales going on around blogland. It sure does feel good to get rid of the excess. I can breathe a little better this week. Hope it’s a good one! xoxo

9 jen September 16, 2010 at 5:52 pm

Oh how I wish we were close to you! We probably would load up a truck load and help you out!!
We have you added to our blog sidebar. Love your blog and our visitors will love it too!
I hope your yard sale goes better than planned.
When you get a sec, pop over and see us at and follow us too?
Sincerely, Jen & Dawn, AKA The Shabby Paris Girls
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10 Deborah September 16, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Your yard sale looks like it’s the jackpot of all yard sales! Too bad I don’t live near you. 🙁

11 Audra Lynn September 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm

I am literally salivating over that fabric. Too bad Louisiana is so far away. 🙁

12 Monica @ The Writer Chic September 16, 2010 at 6:34 pm

=( Are you sure you don’t live in Nashville?

13 Esther September 16, 2010 at 7:01 pm

That looks like the garage sale to end all garage sales How I’d love to dig through all that “junk”.

I hope your day goes well.

14 design 36 September 16, 2010 at 7:24 pm

new friend / follower…. grabbed your button.
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15 Kim September 16, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Oh my, I wish I did live closer… I saw lots I would LOVE to buy…..
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16 Mary Jean Taylor September 17, 2010 at 7:46 am

Wow! That is some great looking stuff!! Can’t believe you are getting rid of spray paint? Good Luck! It is such a freeing feeling to have it gone and some cash in the pocket!

17 Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue September 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm

I want – no I NEED – that gold framed mirror for a special project!!! I have been looking everywhere for one that was cheap – garage sale cheap. I can’t find one anywhere. Oh, I wish I was within driving distance because I would come and get that piece right now 🙂

18 champe September 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I have a fridge magnet that says ‘The person who dies with the most fabric…..wins’ My Design might have to give it to you:)

19 Nessa September 17, 2010 at 12:58 pm

I am so jealous of your neighbors… so so jealous!
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20 Richella at Imparting Grace September 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Good luck with your sale, Kimba! Hope it’s a rousing success. . . and that you’re left counting your money instead of your left-over items. 🙂
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21 Rachel Lynn September 17, 2010 at 4:39 pm

It’s probably a good thing we’ll be busy moving this weekend or I’d be tempted to travel south and come to your garage sale. And probably find way too many things that I love by the looks of your photos.
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22 melissa stover September 17, 2010 at 5:53 pm

oh i wish i could come. that box of fabric is tempting me.
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23 April September 19, 2010 at 12:47 am

Oh man, I love a good garage sale. Maybe if I started driving three days ago I could have made it. Hope it went well.
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24 DogsMom September 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Wow- this looks like my kind of sale.

Hope you found new homes for much of it, and a lot of cash came your way as well.

25 Carmie of the Single Nester September 20, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Hope it was a success.

26 Joselyn September 20, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Oooooh do I see oval frames? I wish I lived close by. I would be your first customer.

27 Tiffany September 21, 2010 at 11:35 am

a whole box of spray paint…that would be a garage sale find come true!! I am afraid I have a small collection of spray paint – but a girl can dream!
And your “clear the stuff” posts got me busy – I had a yard sale this weekend and got rid of tons of stuff. I took the rest of it to a local auction and it will be sold off in lots in a week.
Good luck – hope you sell it all and are left with a pile of money to count!!

28 Sam September 21, 2010 at 12:55 pm

I have a feeling you are going to have line of people waiting to rummage through your “stuff” before you are even close to being set up!!
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29 Sam September 21, 2010 at 12:58 pm

I find it very hard to believe that YOU do not have DIY project in mind with all of those frames or fabric!
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30 Rona September 21, 2010 at 10:50 pm

I was looking at the photos and spotted some terrific mirrors. Your garage sale is definitely going to be successful.

31 Amanda (asweetliferocks) September 22, 2010 at 9:40 am

Just found this great blog! Can’t wait to see your next post! I’ll be back……

32 Mary Lou September 23, 2010 at 12:26 am

Looks like some good stuff! Hope you do well.
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33 Shannon September 23, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Ooooh! That goldish-mirror in the second pic hung in my parents house from about 1975-1983! I think they still have it int he basement!
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34 Jami September 23, 2010 at 11:31 pm

I’d love to help you unload a few items! Wish I were closer…

35 Faith September 24, 2010 at 11:27 pm

I have so much stuff I need to shed! If I were close I would bring them to the mix!
Hope to meet you at Relevant!

36 Sandra September 28, 2010 at 4:26 pm

I’m just sooooo curious! How did it go??????

37 prior September 28, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Wow, looks like some great stuff. Glad you are feeling “giddy” about the cleaning out! I hope you did well. Lezlee

38 Richella at Imparting Grace September 28, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Hey babe. . . Just checking in and wondering how you’re doing. I hope your sale was fabulous and that you’re now enjoying putting your nest back in order with much less STUFF! Love you, sweetie!
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39 Annelise September 28, 2010 at 10:41 pm

I hope the sale went well, I have a ton of stuff, not quite that colorful to sell too.

40 Ann September 29, 2010 at 3:22 am

Oh I live too far….:(

Those mirrors and frames look so lovely.
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41 Leigh Anne September 29, 2010 at 11:24 am

Hope your sale went fabulously! But, I’m more concerned about where you’ve disappeared to. I hope all is well with you Kimba 🙂

42 Angela September 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Hi Kimba…just wanted to let you know I miss your blogging. Hope all is well!

43 Denise September 30, 2010 at 1:05 am

Same here!

44 allison walker October 1, 2010 at 9:14 am

me three

45 Sara October 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Me three…. I had a dream that I met up with the Nester and Emily to ask them where you’ve been – LOL

46 Rebecca September 29, 2010 at 2:50 pm

I know what you mean-I have barns full and I would still like to come to your sale~
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47 Bobbi September 29, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Oh would I have loved to be there!! Lots of goodies I see. SW Pa.? Hmmm might be close. I’m Western Md. Hope the sale was a huge success!

48 karyn September 30, 2010 at 9:43 am


I made your bread. Head to my blog and see it. PERFECTION

49 Shelley Davis September 30, 2010 at 10:37 am

Hi Kimba,
This is my first time at your blog. Your name is so unusual. I use to babysit a little girl named Kimba. Her parents were Rusty and Kay. I lived in Washington State at the time. I had to ask if this might be you? Could there be two Kimba’s :}

50 Paula J September 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Hi Kimba,

I hope your garage sale was a huge success!

I sent you an email about a possible giveaway via the contact info listed on your blog: let me know if you didn’t get it.

I hope all is well with you!!

51 Stephanie@Geezees October 1, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Oh man, wish i lived near you, you have such neat stuff. Hope it’s a great turnout!
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52 emily freeman October 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm

So Nester and I are sitting here getting ready for our yardsale (clearly, since I’m online) and so we thought of you and your yard sale. And then, we just thought of you. And we miss you and wonder now if you also sold your blog at your yard sale.


Hugs. Miss your voice.
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53 Janel October 2, 2010 at 9:58 am

I just wandered about your fabulous site from StumbleUpon. I am sooo thankful that 1) your sale is over already and 2) that i don’t live anywhere near you cause i was drooling a tremendous amount over much of the ‘stuff’ that you are getting rid of. I probably would have made its way to my house and be added to the stuff that I already have excess of. i’m proud of you…cause its tough to get rid of stuff…but its good that you felt that you were helping yourself to get rid of things you didn’t need anymore.

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