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Vintage, Home Goods, Kid/Baby, Craft, Etc.


We aren’t new to the garage sale scene—in fact we love them! Estate sales, antiquing weekends, thrift stores, throw in a bunch of hobbies and there you have us in a nut shell. We are joined by a few of our equally minded friends to offer you our first ever garage sale.


Conveniently located in SW Portland at the corner of Haines St. and Lesser Rd. Off the Haines St. Exit (#293) off I-5. White house on the corner #12200 (can’t miss us!). Follow the neon on white signage.


Saturday and Sunday 10a. – 4p. (firm start time)


Vintage: fabric, home goods, decor

Home goods: kitchen stuff, entertaining, decor

Kid & Baby: clothes, toys (infant/toddler), wooden train tracks

Crafts: fabric, thread, modern scrapbooking (Project Life, studio calico, etc.), knitting, patterns

Clothing: women, men, baby, shoes

Outdoor: small charcoal grill, camp stove, hoses, cooler

Other: 2003 Xbox with three games, golf club, porcelain dolls from the early 90s in mint condition (priced to sell)

Plus an over flowing box of free stuff.


Did we mention we’re crafty? We’ll be featuring our handmade baby and kid dry goods: blankets, toys, onesies, tshirts, burp cloths, and more! If you’re expecting a little one or know someone who is we’ve got you covered.

Cash only please.

It’s been nearly three months since my last post. A lot has happened, a lot of good. I’m going to refocus “Bear” to be more project centered. At least for the time being. So here goes…


How is it that I never blogged about this quilt? It’s a shame because it’s my most unique and really should be on a bed somewhere in my house. Details here.

IMG_1093Recently it was shown in the Sister’s Quilt Show in Sister’s, Oregon. It got some great traffic and lots of love. The Portland Modern Quilt Guild had a show within the show and mine was one of 16. Here are the other quilts from the guild:

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IMG_0495 IMG_0499 IMG_0500 IMG_0502 IMG_0508 IMG_0513 IMG_0514 IMG_0516 IMG_0526 IMG_0528 IMG_0529 IMG_0532 IMG_0539 IMG_0541 IMG_0543 IMG_0545 IMG_0550 IMG_0551 IMG_0552 IMG_0555Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm’s Tulip Fest

Last fall my mom and I ventured out to this farm to pick up an assortment of tulip bulbs, which we are now enjoying the display of color in our yards. Sunday Ethan and I ventured out to the farm to see the tulips in all their glory. Oh my! We’re working on placing our order the three above are a few of my favorites.

I want to enter the photo contest, but not sure which photo(s) to submit. Any suggestions?

We’ve been doing a lot of springtime things.

IMG_0390 Skiing at Mt. Bachelor in 60 degree weather, Me, Ethan, Jen, Madalyn, Eric.

IMG_0397Annual Easter egg dying & decorating, Dylan, Hannah and Madalyn.

BEWARE of the rare Portland wind storm, it might blow over one of your trees and put your neighbors house in eminent danger. $$$$ Nuf said.

IMG_0351 IMG_0453Flowers are in full bloom around the house!

Ethan’s nieces were in Oregon for their annual spring break trip and the night they flew back to Virginia we hosted everyone over our place for dinner. My parents and sister happened to be in town for the weekend so everyone got to meet (long overdue). After a takeout Chinese food dinner and entertainment provided by Hannah the girls decided they wanted to do a sewing project. At this point we only had 20 minutes before they had to leave so I grabbed a pile of fabric and my ribbon jar and paper and suggested that they make a pattern. I would then follow their patterns to make their creations. This is what they designed:

IMG_8859IMG_8857Hannah’s circle pillow!

IMG_8860IMG_8856Madalyn’s pillowcase!

Great job girls! Your patterns were much easier to follow than say some written by, Ms. Amy Butler.

A few more shots from the evening:

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The girls posing with the headbands I made them.

Mouse Trap with Uncle Ethan!


I love this photo (even though it’s a little blurry), Jo Ann, Madalyn, Hannah, Ethan.