What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Roadtrip!

I have wanted to go to this FOREVER.  So, guess what?  I am GOING!!!!!!!  Me and The Bean are heading out Thursday morning and looking to FILL THE CAR.  Whoop!  Whoop!!

Bargains Galore on 64

  THE 16th ANNUAL BARGAINS GALORE on 64 will take place on August 13-15, 2015, Thursday through Saturday. If you haven't been out looking at all the antiques, collectibles and just great buys, you have missed 160 miles of yard sales. "Shop until you drop" along Highway 64 (which parallels Interstate 40) from Fort Smith past Conway to Beebe, Arkansas

     The River Valley of Arkansas is proud to host another of our Bargains Galore on 64 yard sale extravaganzas. This annual event is held on Thursday through Saturday, the second weekend in August and offers a great opportunity for commercial vendors, non-profit groups, clubs, schools, churches, civic organizations, etc., to promote their products or service. There are no limitations on what vendors may market, though we particularly encourage antiques and collectibles.

     Designated a "Travel Treasure" by Southern Traveler magazine, the event draws family vacationers and dealers, buyers and sellers alike, who "treasure" not only great bargains along Hwy 64 but also the friendly atmosphere and the beautiful vistas that prevail.

     We have grown tremendously each year, thanks to the great support of the various chambers of commerce and other tourist promotion agencies throughout the River Valley area.


I AM SO EXCITED!  Happy Birthday TO ME!!!!!!

Stay tuned for the big rundown post.  Maybe it will be AMAZING.  Maybe it will SUCK.  But it is an adventure and I am stoked.  Let's DO THIS!

**Follow me on Instagram for lots of updates, rants and excitement!

16 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see what treasures you and the Bean discover! Happy picking!

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    1. Me too! Not sure if I will see a ton to buy or be sad because it is too much. Either way, I am going to have an adventure!

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  2. Yay! What fun! I've missed going to the Worlds Longest Yard Sale for the past few years, so I'll enjoy your trip with you!

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    1. I'll never make it to TWLYS, so this is going to be an adventure for me. I'll post a lot for you to see what is happening!

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  3. I LOVE yard sale routes! Just got home from doing 127 Yard Sale - World's Longest Yard Sale for 3 days. It was a blast!

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    1. Oh, your IG posts are part of the reason I finally decided to go to this sale. I am curious about prices and quantity vs. quality. I guess I will see when I get there.

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  4. I am so excited for you and can't wait to ride along vicariously!

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    1. I will post on IG - if it's worth posting! FINGERS CROSSED!

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  5. FNGERS CROSSED for you!! Through years of going to our local 50mi Garage Sale, I have found that I can 'endure' longer by focusing on little towns along the Route- park ONCE and walk to Several! BUT often going off on little side roads you can find 'better-cheaper" STUFF!! Can't wait to hear your reports!!! GOOD LUCK!!

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  6. May the Yard Sale Gods smile down on you! Sounds like a bunch of fun!

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  7. Dang, I go back to work Wed. I could have hauled my happy ass up there and gone on the adventure with you. Early retirement is sounding better and better, then I will be freeeeee to come play.

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  8. Have fun! Wish I was in Arkansas to make that trip. Be prepared for stretches of road without any sales, but keep an eagle eye out. Some folks setup near their house, which sometimes is not right near the road. Look for lots of sellers grouped together--less walking that way. Don't forget to eat, rest, and go to the bathroom. Also, decide in advance how you are going to handle sales on the opposite side of the road.

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  9. Can't wait to see what you find! I like EM's bathroom thought. You must have a plan!!! You'd be surprised how many people won't let you use the bathrooms in their house :)

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  10. I'm not getting to do too much junking so I will be awaiting your report. Have a great time and go with your gut! You don't want to be regretting any non purchases!

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  11. That is the best kind of birthday present. I am sure you and the Bean will have the adventure of a lifetime...go forth and junk girl!

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  12. Can't wait to see your fabulous finds! Have a great time with the Bean!

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