Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Yard sale: Moose Factory style

So in the states a yard sale is usually a full day or even weekend long ordeal.
In Moose Factory, a yard sale lasts 30 minutes at the most.

Yard sales are HUGGGGEE deals here!!!
There is usually over 50 people that show up, if not closer to 75.
People show up 20 minutes early so the people running it actually have to ROPE off their yard sales.
Once they say GO everyone takes off and just starts grabbing stuff!

One thing I miss so much about the states is thrift stores. 
I've been wanting frames to make a gallery wall but I don't have a thrift store to run to to find the perfect vintage frames.
I do however have yard sales to go to and happened to find some frames at this one!

So I realize this video is crazy and not that great, but I just wanted y'all to see how crazy wild these yard sales are!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Why yes, we do attend social events

Happy 4th of July!!!

I love the United States SO very much and am so thankful to call it home!

Last weekend, when we weren't in the kitchen baking our little hearts out we went to the birthday party of Lorraine Jolly. The Jolly's have become like family to Joshua and me and we are so blessed to have them in our lives! We had an absolute blast celebrating Lorraine's birthday!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Canada Day Celebration !!!

We had an absolute blast hosting a booth yesterday! Southern Hospitality did SO well and so many people remembered us from Food Fight on facebook! We sold basically everything and had a great time meeting a lot of people! Fourth of July is one of my favorite days so seeing how Canada Day celebrations are similar made me one happy girl!!!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Happy Canada Day & groceries

The groceries in Cochrane aren't cheap, but still cheaper than here in Moose Factory! 
What we do is fax our very specific grocery list to the grocery store in Cochrane and they have somebody grocery shop for us. 
From there they just stick it on the train and it comes in Friday morning after ordering on Tuesday!
 The groceries actually come into Moosonee which is across the river so we can't just easily drive up to the train and get them.
 Joshua had to go over by boat.
Coming back he actually put a vehicle that belongs to the pastor here on a barge and came back to Moose Factory in a vehicle filled with out groceries.
He was able to drive that bad boy right up to our door step, pretty sweet.
  Upon receiving our groceries and doing the price checks it appears that we still do save $ from ordering from Cochrane!
 It was a fun experience and we will look forward to buying more baking supplies from Cochrane and picking our groceries up off the train!

Happy Canada Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!