Monday Randomness: Yard Sale, Painting and Chocolate Cake with Cookie Butter

This whirlwind of a weekend went by so fast.

But my husband and I both agree that it feels as if a burden has been lifted.

We got rid of SO MUCH stuff between the yard sale and donating to Goodwill.

And to top it off we made about $125 on stuff that we never use.

Friday night my mom and sister came over with a bunch of stuff to sell too; we got it all organized and priced by about 9pm.

After they left,  I remember I never went to the bank to get change for our sale, so off to the grocery store I went.

Thankfully my sweet cashier at Publix was able to give me a bunch of ones which made my life easier.

Then Saturday I woke up to find several people at the end of my driveway waiting for me to start my sale.


My niece Bailee sold donuts to our customers, and had everyone laughing.

At one point she told a gentleman that he could have a doughnut, but he had to pay her $50.:)


By 11am we were winding down; so we just threw everything that didn’t sell into our cars and then drove to the donation drop off about about 1 mile from my house.

Then we all headed to Chickfila for a celebratory lunch of chicken and fries.

By about 1pm I felt that if I didn’t take a nap I would be sure to fall asleep in my dinner.

Two hours of comatose sleep later, I felt refreshed.

Then it dawned on me that we were supposed to bring food to church on Sunday for potluck dinner.

So I quickly ran to the store to buy stuff for grilled chicken Ceasar salad, homemade pimento cheese, and chocolate cake.

When I got home Joe was working on the shelving over the washer and dryer. He removed all the old shelves (and I can’t wait to show you the transformation).


I quickly grilled chicken, and made dinner, and whipped up the cake and pimento cheese.


Sunday we served in the children’s program at our church, then had potluck lunch.

Then we came home and tackled the paint of the basement and new light fixtures that I bought for $1 at Goodwill).


And 7 hours later we went to bed.

But the main point of this whole post is that I took my mom’s chocolate cake recipe and swirled 1/2 cup of Trader Joe’s cookie butter into the batter.

If you don’t have Trader Joes in your area this product is similar.

AMAZING! It tasted like a chocolate cake made for fall. Try it!

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