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Day 29:: Long Post


I’m not sure whether I should laugh or cry when I see that my garage video has been viewed 1,173 times on YouTube. AND I should have put a little more thought into, “if you see anything you can’t live without, let me know… we might can work out a deal”. It would take me 2 weeks just to reply to your comments and emails. Y’all are cracking me… you did hear me say that most of what you see came from the trash, right?

So, as much as I’d like to haul the stuff to UPS and ship it to you… or sell it to you and wait for you to come get it… I just don’t know if I have it in me to arrange for such arrangements {for lack of a better word}. For now I will attempt to get out there and organize it and you will be hearing more about my progress… and I’ll be sure to give you a date as to when the sale will be taking place so you can arrange for your husbands to keep your children so you can drive to Alabama to buy stuff at my garage sale that I found in the trash! I promise I won’t tell your husbands.

But to answer some of your questions {those of you who are really really interested}:
– the headboard is a King
– the lamps are wooden & I haven’t decided if I want to sell them… but I’m sure my husband will make me… if I do, they will be “made over”
– the picnic table… there are actually 2 of them and they too are being made over
– the wicker chairs… I’m just not sure what to do about them. They are real wicker, with some signs of wear, some dirt, but overall: FAIR condition
– the brown slip covered chair behind the wicker chairs will also be for sale

I’m thinking I can pull this sale off sometime in February… I’ll keep you posted.

I also want to let you in on a little secret…

I bought 4 more ENORMOUS {about 12′ x 4′} bulletin boards this morning to makeover and sell…. homeschoolers and those with playrooms… get excited! We have 2 that I covered with fabric and I absolutely LOVE them! If I can collaborate with Erika we might be able to use some fanstastic designer fabric! I’ll let you know how I decide to go about the selling of these… they will not be sold in the garage sale.

bulletin board

Thank you for all your kind words about the pictures of JM. I do not know how I will choose. I’ve watched that slideshow at least 100 times and melt into a puddle each and every time. The girls have seen it a few times too…


Also, do you make ciniminis? If the answer is “no” let me change that to a “yes”…


1 can of refrigerated “crescent” rolls.

Unroll and pinch together the seams between the triangles {you’ll be left with 2 rectangles}
Spread butter over your two rectangles.
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Roll up.
Cut into ciniminis.
Bake on parchment paper according to directions on package… I think it’s 375 for 8-10 mins.
Drizzle with icing.

lots of powdered sugar
little bit of milk
dribble of vanilla

The weekend is almost here!!!
ps- another post will follow with a list of people {mostly children} in need of prayer so that I can put a link on the sidebar…

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  • Kellie Patton
    January 29, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    As my computer is down at home and I can’t view the video at work, I’m just going to take the word of the 1317 other people who viewed the garage sale items and know that I am missing out – though my husband would KILL me if I mentioned buying anything – we need a sale of our own! Anyhow, thanks for sharing that cinnimini recipe – Emma Claire and I both have a weakness for cinnamon rolls! Yum Yum!!!!

  • Hillary @ The Dunham Diaries
    January 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    I think the cinminis have been added to my weekend to do list! Those look great!
    And that’s hilarious about the garage sale video! Too funny that people want all your stuff- not that they shouldn’t want it- but it’s in the garage for a reason, right? I love garage sales though because you never know what you’ll find!
    And isn’t the list of babies in need of prayer that have been going around the blogosphere almost overwhelming? I was in tears (before a conference call that I was leading!) today about the little girl named Tuesday and right after that I got another e-mail about a local girl who died in a car wreck. Sometimes it’s just too much, but it will definitley make you fall to your knees.
    And this is the point where I quit rambling in your comments section. 🙂

  • erika
    January 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Mini Cinnamon Rolls rock… I made them for JM and Carlton when they visited and they loved them too. I’m starving. Gotta go eat.
    love you,

  • becky
    January 29, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    oh dear friend, thank you for those ciniminis. micah will thank you forevah. i don’t really work with yeast and have been wondering how to make something similar (b’c i don’t think the ones that Grands makes is on my WW list!) good luck on that sale. i love to go to one. hate to do one.

  • Anonymous
    January 29, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Hi. I found your blog and it is so cute. Let me know if you want to see that haedboard and the chairs. Email me http://www.kristivill@aol.com

  • andi
    January 29, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Would love to visit the garage sale…in need of some items. Need might be too strong a word. So, anyway…I don’t watch Utube often, so when will it be held? You can email me.

  • andi
    January 29, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Oh wow! I did go back and watch it as my curiosity got the best of me…my garage is in major need of a clean out too. Good for you!
    Can’t wait to try the ciniminis. Try having the girls hide a marshmallow in the middle of the crescent rolls at Easter and it disappears when you bake it…like Jesus in the tomb. 🙂

  • the brown's
    January 29, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    we are guilty of a handful of those 1,173 viewings–dylan was wanting to see “punky” again and again! [not like 100 times–maybe 5 or so…]

    and i would be tempted to load up and drive to alabama for one of your bulletin boards! i can’t wait to hear more about them!

  • Trina
    January 29, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Oh I am so stinkin excited! I happen to live in Alabama and I am SO THERE when you have your yard sale! WOOHOO!

  • meredith
    January 29, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Girl! I am serious about help. If you need me to help you out, I am there! I LOVE to organize me some stuff! Oh, and my mom and I think JM is THE CUTEST baby ever!


  • Jessica Ranjbari
    January 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    You’re killing me with all of the food posts…. you always have these yummy looking pictures and I want to run to the store and make them right away! I wish I lived a little closer….I’m tempted to make the drive, but I don’t know what kind of excuse I could come up with for the husband 😉 Can’t wait to see the bulletin boards!

  • Lindsey
    January 29, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Did you find those bulletin boards at AAA salvage? I WANT ONE OF MY OWN!! I love your’s and it is such a great idea. If you’re really go to make another and sell it somehow, I’m interested. If not, where can I get my own? We drove through D-town on the way to the beach today-tried to call last week and let you know. sorry we missed you. We found out yesterday that Leonard baby #2 is going to be a boy! Miss you

  • J
    January 29, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Alright Darby, I know you’re going to give me a percentage on the sale of those bulletin boards! 🙂

  • Erin
    January 30, 2009 at 7:42 am

    You’re too funny D! The backs of those two precious heads make me want to melt! Miss and love you!!

  • the woolseys
    January 30, 2009 at 7:57 am

    Here’s a tip…take it or leave it…but if you add a bit of maple (instead of the vanilla) to the glaze for you ciniminis…you will LOVE it! i make that glaze for my regular cinnamon rolls and its always a hit! 🙂 good luck with your garage sale!

  • Anonymous
    January 30, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Remember the first rule of garage sales. First weekend of the month. People have just been paid and have money.

  • Lindsey
    January 31, 2009 at 9:35 am

    wanted you to know elle and i made the whoopie pies yesterday and they are DELICIOUS! they sort of remind me of a fudge round, but much much better. can’t wait to try the cini-minis… maybe v-day weekend!

  • truth intersects life
    February 1, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Loved your keepin it real comment! The video cracked me up!

  • Anonymous
    February 1, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Did you get that “keepin it real” comment from the Rev. Al Sharpton’s daily talk show title?!

  • :o) mg
    February 5, 2009 at 9:49 am


    I find that I am searching for a tissue… what a powerful combination: music AND subject matter. The one of you the two of you kissing one another made me have a catch in my throat. Misty eyed moment.
    She is a brilliant photographer. And the baby is simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing those.

  • :o) mg
    February 5, 2009 at 9:55 am

    ps- War Eagle!

  • Kristin F.
    February 14, 2009 at 7:52 am

    I’m a blog-stranger, but love reading about another cute southern family. We tried your cinnamini recipe for Valentine’s Day breakfast this morning and boy, was it a hit! Thanks for the yummy goodness 🙂

  • Haydee
    March 30, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Hi Darby!
    Where do you find those enormous bulletin boards? I so need to buy one.

  • Allison
    November 15, 2009 at 8:23 am

    I discovered this recipe on your blog last month and have made these like 10 times since then! I am about to bake up a batch right now for some company we have sleeping over. They are so easy and soooo yummy! I love things mini! Thank you for this recipe!

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