Thursday, June 25, 2009

Rummage Sale Birthday Party

A 10 year old girl that attends my daughter's grade school is having a birthday party, so what you may say. Her party is a rummage sale and bake sale to benefit the local humane society. Each guest has been advised they will be helping run the sale and if possible to donate some items. What a socially responsible young girl and a clever idea. Her mother must be proud. You can check out the entire story here. Since the sale is only a few blocks away, I will try to make it to support her cause.

Speaking of kids, the other day I over heard my daughter ask her brother if he'd like to play rummage sale. I had to chuckle, as she set up all her goods all over my living room. It was cute, even if the mess was in left sitting for two days. I guess maybe we have been going to a few sales this summer, but after all we are the Junk Mammas.

Enjoy the weekend.

The Junk Mammas

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Junkin finds and a recipe

Since summer is in full swing our schedules are filling up, so our junkin has slowed a bit this week. I did manage to go to Goodwill and found some things and I did stop at two sales on the way to an outing. It is so hard for me to resist a garage sale sign.

I think I am going to attach a bird house to one end of table leg then put in my garden. Maybe the same for the shovel or maybe I will just hang it on the outside of the garage. Who knows with me. Don't forget to check out all the other finds at the Rhonda's Southern Hospitality.

Someone requested us to share this recipe.

Chicken Delight(Divan)

2 10 oz packages of frozen broccoli

2 cups cooked chicken

2 cans cream of chicken soup

1/2 cup mayo

1 Tbs lemon juice

1/4 tsp curry powder

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup croutons, we use more

1/2 stick butter

2-3 cups cooked rice

Combine soup, lemon juice, mayo and curry in small bowl. Melt butter and mix with croutons for topping. Save for later. In 9x13 greased pan layer cooked rice, broccoli, chicken, soup mixture, and cheese. Top with croutons. Bake @ 350 from 30-45 minutes.

I usually half this recipe for my family and use light soup and mayo. You can play around with the amount of lemon and curry to your taste. And don't forget the croutons because it's the best part.

The Junk Mammas

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Planting flowers and growing a vegetable garden are some of our favorite things to do in the summer. We have a large back yard and I have tried to make it cozier with planting along the fence and using non-tradition planters.

We love old garden gates. Below, I used some posts and a gate to make an entrance to my veggie garden .

The black one was found curbside, I used it on my back fence behind some perennials.

I lined my back steps with tin coffee pots that I found and some old buckets. This area does not get a lot of sun so I used impatiens and fern type plants.

Some old washtubs I found rummaging are filled with a fern and some shade blooming flowers.

Kimba's having a garden party @ A Soft Place to Land, stop on over for some great ideas or join the party.

The Junk Mammas

Monday, June 15, 2009

Weekend finds

Here are some of our junkin finds from this weekend. Although, we only went to a few sales we think we found some pretty good stuff. All the stuff in the picture below was $1.00 or under, most marked $.25. We discovered church sales this year. The stuff is super cheap and there is usually a huge selection. Love it.

These chairs were only $4.00 for all of them, yes $1.00 each. The lady didn't want them back in the house again. They are already a nice creamy color all they need is some new fabric on the cushions.

Of course we love the farmers market on Saturday morning, I picked up these peonys and put them in one of 25 cents ball jars. Simple pleasures.

Check out Rhonda @ Southern Hospitality to see what other stuff was found this weekend.

The Junk Mammas

Friday, June 12, 2009

Last day of school

I can't believe it, but it is the last day of school. I have been a tad sad because my first born will be finishing Kindergarten. OK, I have being crying at just the thought of the last day of school. I guess I am just sad because she is growing up. In Kindergarten they still have rest time, free choice, and special helpers, all the fun little kid stuff. In first grade she will be heading into more of the scholastic side. I guess she really is a big girl. Life must go on, I just will be the one hiding behind sunglasses at school today.

I did put together a easy little teacher gift. I wanted to make something to add to a gift card, so I decided on paper covered clothes pins. Added some cute little school wood thingys I bought at Micheals. I wrote the teachers name on the chalkboard, but didn't take a picture of that before I tossed in the gift bag.

The Junk Mammas

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Meal in a box

One the best gifts I received after having my children was dinner. Friends and family delivered a couple complete meal. After a long day of tending to little ones it was heaven to just pop the already home made meal in to the oven.

My niece arrived a few weeks ago, so I put together a little meal box for my brother and SIL. The meal box included a Chicken Divan Casserole, Mandarin Orange salad, and a favorite of my SIL dipped pretzels. I also included a healthy snack of apples and a sweet treat which isn't pictured because I picked it up at the store on the way to their house. I was literally finishing the casserole in the back of my van in the grocery store parking lot.(LOL)I had forgot the croutons, and they are the best part of the dish. Organization people, I sometimes am lacking in that department.

I converted a lid from a paper box to a tray by covering it with wrapping paper. Used an onesie drinking glass from the cupboard to hold the pretzel rods and covered with a cello bag tied with of course pink ribbon. Placed all the salad fixings in the pink gift bag. And don't forget to add cooking instructions, I used manila office tags and hand wrote baking instructions. I will be keeping my eye out for new looking dishes, I can use for my next meal box. No worries about returning a dishes.

The Junk Mammas

Monday, June 1, 2009

Mondays Weekend Finds

We went rummaging this past weekend. The weather was great and the sales were everywhere. Although, they turned out not to be the best, we still managed to find a few treasures.

Found this little storage cabinet for $5.00. I painted it red, just need to find new knobs and it will be going in my son's room.

Found some old pop bottles, a silver tray, cute little bird cages and a few dishes.

A soda crate to display special mementos in my son's room. Some pharmacy boxes and little container.

Check out Rhonda @ Southern Hospitality for some other good finds from this past weekend. She has a linky as well so share your own finds with all of us.

The Junk Mammas