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Friday, April 16, 2010

Weekend Plans Dogwood Festival, Thomas, Yard Sales

So many things to do this weekend. And not enough time.

First if your child is into trains then Toys R Us is having a special playdate with Thomas the Train 11am to 1pm. Thomas story time, games, trivia, coloring and free gifts.  I'm not sure that we will go to this because we defiantly want to to the next thing.

Second if your in the Atlanta Area Dogwood Festival starts today at Noon. There is lots of free stuff to do and not so free stuff. Pack snacks, water bottles and some sandwiches, and a blanket.  The dog shows were great! the live music great!  The playgrounds are great! Last year we brought lunch and then bought food vendor stuff for an early dinner.  Also I highly recommend taking Marta. A Single One-way Fare is $2.00 Children 46" & under ride free, maximum four per paying adult; check at Breeze Vending Machines, faregates and entrances of bus doors to measure height of child.  If your not familiar with the stops check their website.  Also this weekend is a busy weekend for Atlanta you might want to check schedules. (Trust me so much less hassle to take Marta.)

Lastly.  Start looking around. I noticed there were lots of church and neighborhood garage/ yard sales.  These are great to go to. Go early or late to get the best deals and finds. If you are wanting furniture go early.  To get the best deals and to stay on track. Make a list and have dimensions on the items you want and bring a tape measure. If you go at the end you are more likely be able to bargain more. Like I'll take the lot for x amount.  My list consist of legos, containers for planting, maybe even seedlings of plants (much easier for me to grow from seedlings instead of seeds), and a few glass jars.  I found this neat craft that I want to try out. for making tinted glass lanterns.  When I do it I will post it.  Also an outdoor planting bench/table.  I'm not holding my breath on that one.


  1. Don't forget that Cobb County is also having their "Shredder Day" on Saturday morning. 9-12 at Piedmont Baptist Church or Jim R. Miller Park.


    It's not exactly a fun event, but a way to declutter some stuff from the house :)

  2. Thanks Tracey!
    Also most Lowes is doing a free workshop for kids.