Raffle Results and a HUGE Thank You

Every last penny has been counted and the grand total is in. And oh how grand it is! The Second Annual FAB Pay It Forward Community Garage Sale, Bake Sale and Raffle raised (drum roll please)…………………



You guys are absolutely the best readers anyone could ask for. $4,345.80 to help 3 of the most deserving families, all because of YOU!  Like my 6-year-old says, “It makes my heart happy.”

Now some official thank yous are in order. We’ll start with our FAB sponsors:

Residence Inn by Marriott
The suites at the Residence Inn are beautiful, w/ full kitchens and living room areas. Plus, their staff is as fab as they come & as a bonus, they serve a massive breakfast buffet that won’t cost you a dime! Check them out on facebook too! Thanks for sponsoring Steve!

No reason to go into why we love Albies so much because we think you probably already know, but Kathi, Damien and the crew at 5&O are always so great to us. Thanks guys!

Famous Dave’s

If you haven’thad their bread pudding, you haven’t lived! Thanks Wes!

Olive Garden
Thank you to Tamra and crew over at the home of the best breadsticks on earth, aka. the Nampa Olive Garden!

Cheesecake Factory
I would tell you my favorite menu items, but that list would be as long as their menu! Thanks Jay!

Such a fun environment to gather with friends to eat some of the best casual food around. If you like french dip, you will love theirs! Thanks for your support!

Other Mother’s
Thanks Nancy and Val for your tremendous support. From your generous donations of gift certificates, tables and baby goods galore, to your hours donated and your willingness to help. You embody everything this sale is about and we can’t thank you enough!

Dr. Gregg Wilson
As nice as he is skilled, Dr. Wilson’s office ROCKS! And you won’t find a friendlier office staff!

High Country Produce
We love love love the produce (and the staff) at HCP!  Thanks Craig and Jim!

Sam I Am Jewelry – Stacy Brooks
Her jewelry is original, gorgeous and handcrafted. Does it get any better?

Doodlebeads – Celena Moncur & Chris Hessing
I love how a Doodlebeads bracelet or watch can make even the simplest outfit pop! Plus, you can customize to match your unique style!

Shaklee Products
Thanks AskLizFirst!

And reader Michelle for donating 8 weeks of coupon inserts!


Other Mothers: Nancy and Val Batteen
Sophie Allen
Evelyn McCullough
Mark Knight
Roman Yoder
Mark Abercrombie
Michelle & Kenny Gather
Nick Christensen
Desiree Foster
Bridget Messick
Tami Hill {and her husband}
Sally Hanson
Kathi Hancock
Kimberly Wing
Wendi Huffman
Wendi Huffman’s mom
Alesha Trujillo
Shannah Phares
Jennifer Millett
Afton Ellsworth
Ted and Karen Anderson
Michelle & Jason Humphreys
Mason and Savannah Humphreys
Monica Stamper


Every last one of you who donated items to sell!!
Lacey Kilgore and Five Mile Church of the Nazarene
Other Mothers:Nancy and Val Batteen
Paper Cottage: Celena Moncur
Carmen French
Jake Bishop
Alyson Harwood of Creative Elements
Evelyn McCullough
Becky Eyre
Ximena McCall
Wendi Huffman
Summer Price
Kurt Whiting
Jake and Carolee Price
Brian Price
Amy Connor
Shaunna Stoddard
Tara Neiderer
Dyana Galbraith
Debra Wade
Sophie Allen
Amy Siddoway
Aspen and Amber Siddoway
Danielle Smith
Melanie Newburn
Christa Arnstam {your cheese cake brownies sold out in like 5 seconds}
Chelsea Drake
Michelle Humphreys
Susan Lookhart {Cathy loves your basket!}
Hayley Schatz
Janeil Wardell
Jessica Seppa
Angela Frazee
Mark and Karen Dunkley
Ben Decker
Ted and Karen Anderson
Steve Burch of Sterling Construction
Krista Hibbert
Larry and Diane Grable
Katie Jennings
Jen Wieber
Wendi Huffman
Rebekah Marquez
Sally Hanson


Holly Anderson: Idaho Statesman
Michelle Edmonds, Steve & Lance: KIVI Ch 6
Stacy Skrysak, Bri Eggers : KTRV Fox12

We know we overlooked so many of you and we are so sorry. In our haste to set-up and in the busyness of the day, we never even had a chance to pause and speak to many of the volunteers like the kind blonde lady with the black tank top. We ♥ you.


On To the Raffle Winners!

If you are a winner – we will do our best to (read your writing and) contact you!  You can also just email us your info and we’ll make arrangements to get your prize to you THIS WEEK!  Congrats to all and thank you so much for entering!!!

{Sorry for the delay in getting this up – we had some technical difficulties that slowed us down!!}


  • Marne

    AWESOME! I wanted to make it over there Sat but it didn’t happen. But it sounds like it was a huge success. You guys are amazing! And I can’t believe I won a raffle! 🙂 How exciting. 🙂

  • kimberly

    That’s so wonderful! I was only at the sale for a few minutes when I was brought to tears. I watched a lady donate a $100 dollar gift card, then others give $10,$20 dollar donations. My heart was so full at the generosity in just the first few minutes of being there at the sale. How wonderful the people where who came to shop. I was truely touched. I have left this weekend with a renewed spirit of wanting to serve others. Thank you again Fab five for putting this whole sale together.

  • Kadie

    Thank you ladies for all your hard work! In a world with its fair share of materialistic, shallow women, it is awesome to see strong, kind women bringing more women together to make a difference. So many of us maybe only have $10 and a plate of cookies to share with those in need, but when you bring 10, 20, or 100 people with $10 and a plate of cookies you work miracles. It really is by small and simple things that great things happen. Please, please keep this tradition. It was awesome!

  • Sally

    Fab Frugals –

    Let’s all start mentally preparing for next year ! I am already setting aside a spot for donations for the sale & spare change (I will convert to $$$) to spend specifically at this sale next year !

    Fab Frugal Ladies – FYI – thiis is a hint !!

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