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Monday, September 13, 2010

Yard Sale Mayhem

For those of you who read The Lettered Cottage (like I do) then you already know that Layla from TLC hosted a joint yard sale last weekend with Rhoda from Southern Hospitality.  The sale was in Birmingham, AL at Rhoda’s house.  Layla and her husband, Kevin, drove up from Montgomery, AL with a load full of yard sale stuffs.  When I say load, I mean…



Since we live nearby, Judd and I decided to check things out.  We are not the early-bird-yard-sale types.  Apparently, some folks arrived at Rhoda’s house really early.  The sale was advertised to start at 8am.  Yikes.

We decided we needed sustenance first.  We had an early morning breakfast date from Chick-fil-a and then headed down highway 280 towards Rhoda’s.  I made this video while in Judd’s truck on the way to the sale.  Yes, we took Judd’s truck actually thinking we might have a chance to buy something.  And yes, this is a terrible video.  Note to self, don’t even think about making a video of yourself speaking when you have a cold that makes you sound like Fran Drescher.  Epic blogger fail.  I thought y’all might get a kick out of it.  So, at my own expense, here it is. 

Did that make milk come out of your nose or what???  Ha. 

Anyways, we arrived at Rhoda’s around 8:10 to find a crowd full of people assembled and waiting for Layla.  You see, Layla wasn’t there yet and being the blog star that she is, everybody was sticking around to see her and peruse her items for sale.  Judd and I didn’t mind waiting because we ran into a friend of mine from high school.  We chatted with him and his wife while waiting for Layla.

After we stood around for a short while, Layla and Kevin arrived.



When they drove up, Judd and I were at the top of the drive way.  Before we knew it, the crowd below us swarmed the trailer.   We didn’t stand a chance.  I just couldn’t muster up the courage to fight the crowd.  People were literally buying the items as Layla and Kevin unloaded them.   If you look closely you’ll see us at the very top of the driveway. Judd and I are both wearing white shirts.  Note: I didn’t have my camera so these photos are Rhoda’s.  She was nice enough to allow me to use them.  Thanks Rhoda.  :)usinthewayback

We made our way down the driveway and watched in amazement from the back of the line.


I couldn’t even see the items until they were in the hands of their new owners.  I saw faux-liage, benches, and chairs passing before me left and right.


Judd talked football with another husband.  They were being such good sports.  Kevin was too for that matter.  I, however, kept my eyes on the trailer in sheer awe of what was happening.  I look scared don’t I???


I enjoyed going.  It was a treat to get to see Layla and Kevin.  I must emphasize the “see” part.  At this point, I felt like I was wasting our time.  I knew we wouldn’t be able to get close enough to purchase anything.  We decided to leave before I ever actually got to meet them.  Maybe we’ll run into them another time.  I know I’ve seen some Auburn attire on their blog before.  Perhaps we’ll finally get to meet them sometime down on the plains.  :) 


Overall, we decided the morning was a success.  It got us up early, allowed us to have an adventure together, and hey, at least we got a chicken biscuit out of it.  :) 

What did you do over the weekend? We had another adventure the night before the yard sale.  I’ll share that one with you soon.  Spoiler alert, it involved Melissa Joan Hart’s husband. 

1 comment:

  1. Hey,
    My name is Michelle and my husband was the one who talked football with your husband at the yard sale. Adam says that he wants you and I to be good friends so I'll take you yard-saleing on the weekends so he can sleep in. :)

    Anyway, we are in Homewood too. I am now following your blog and if you want to check out mine (which I just began yesterday), it is There isn't much to it yet, but I'm about to fix that.

    If y'all are headed to Auburn this weekend we may see you there... I'm an alum and this will be our first Auburn game together. He usually drags me down to Tuscaloosa for games.