The Daily Birch: Saturdays Are for Yard Sales

Coffee in hand, kid in a wagon, and cash in our pockets is how we started our Saturday. There was a neighborhood wide yard sale and we were excited to take a stroll to see if we could find treasures to take home. It was a gorgeous sunny morning that was cool enough for a light jacket. I don't want to jinx it but it feels like fall is almost here. Almost because I bet you we'll have a few more 80 degree days before it finally cools down. Ah, the joys of living in the south!

 Pulling Ms. Daisy in the wagon. 

Pulling Ms. Daisy in the wagon. 

During our stroll through the neighborhood we smelled the delicious smell of onions, pork, and hot oil. Turns out, one of the yard sale participants was cooking up homemade spring rolls. They were delicious and were the only thing that we bought.

 Spring Roll Frying Operation

Spring Roll Frying Operation

 The delicious homemade spring roll.

The delicious homemade spring roll.

I spent the rest of the morning working while Brandon worked on the yard. He then packed up to head down to Atlanta to see the Braves play their last games in Turner Field. Charlotte and I spent the rest of afternoon shopping, eating, and playing. 

We started our afternoon adventure with a visit to Janie and Jack. This weekend is their friends and family sale and I wanted to check it out. Turns out we already own everything that was on clearance and the new styles are a little too dressy for everyday wear so we left empty handed. 

The mall was too busy to be enjoyable so we left after a quick pit stop at TJ Maxx to pick up facial masks and essential oils (more on these at later date).  

We drove down to Uptown to pick up dinner, since I didn't feel like cooking for one with Brandon out of town. We walked around a bit, stumbled upon a fashion truck rally, and played at the splash pad at First Ward Park

 Spicy Tuna Roll + Tuna Sashimi + Salmon Sashimi |  Bonsai Fusion  |  7th Street Market

Spicy Tuna Roll + Tuna Sashimi + Salmon Sashimi | Bonsai Fusion | 7th Street Market

 Blueberry Lemon Rhubarb Italian Soda |  Not Just Coffee  |  7th Street Market

Blueberry Lemon Rhubarb Italian Soda | Not Just Coffee | 7th Street Market

 

Charlotte saw the water and gave me the "pretty please" look that I could not resist. She tried not to get wet because she knew she wasn't wearing a bathing suit, however, it didn't take long before she was soaking wet and done playing. I did not expect for the splash pad to still be open in October and thus was not adequately prepared.

 

 Happiest child in Charlotte. |  First Ward Park

Happiest child in Charlotte. | First Ward Park

 

The baby ended up riding home shirtless because, as it turns out, the extra change of clothes in her diaper bag haven't been used since she was nine months old and the only thing that fit was a pair of drop crotch polka dot pants from H&M. She didn't seem to mind. 

The rest of our evening took the usual course: dinner, bath, and re-runs of Parts Unknown.   

 

How was your Saturday? Did you do anything fun?