You. Amaze. Us.

I speak for all of us here at Fab Frugal when I say we are humbled by you.  Witnessing the outpouring of support these last few weeks as we prepared for and especially today as we held the Pay It Forward Community Garage Sale, quite simply restores our faith in humanity. I know it sounds cheesy, but it is absolutely true.

To execute a sale of this magnitude an extraordinary amount of work is required. So much work in fact that as we prepared for last year’s sale we were questioning whether we would ever do it again. And then we held the sale and were blown away by the outpouring of support from you, our amazing readers. It was an incredible experience that we were blessed to have been a part of.

When we decided to do it again this year and the stress of planning the event began to take over, I again questioned whether it was worth it.  Would we even get donations for a second year? Had we asked too much of our readers? Would anyone even show up? Would people feel as passionately about helping these families as we did?

I now feel silly for having had those thoughts.

You not only donated, you filled flat bed after flat bed trailer. You volunteered to work shoulder to shoulder for hours in the sweltering heat with people you had never met, to benefit people you probably never will meet. You baked. And you baked. And then you baked some more. You shared our desire to help these deserving families and you showed up in force to prove it.

We are not sure how to adequately thank you. We will attempt it in our official thank you post tomorrow, but we are not sure any choice of words could ever make you understand how grateful we are to you. Or how blessed we are to be a part of a couponing community that so freely gives, without ever expecting anything in return.

The sale was a HUGE success. We do not have a final total raised yet, as we are still selling raffle tickets until midnight, but we were once again blown away by the results.

And we could have never helped these families without YOU.


Endlessly grateful,
The Fab Five


  • Malissa

    Wonderful job ladies! The sale was great. Nice to see your pretty faces in person! I can only imagine how grateful those families are for everything you have done. YOU all amaze ME!

  • kimberly

    I want to thank you at Fabulessly Frugal for putting this Garage Sale on again. I am thankful for your inspiration to have it last year and then to do it again. I want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve others in the community. I loved being a part of it. I was touched by the kindness and generosity of others who gave today at the sale. I was so touched by you Fab five women who worked so hard to make this happen. I saw your tired eye’s but watched as you smiled and kept on going. Thank you for such a wonderful exsperience. You women are wonderful. I look forward to next years and can’t wait to be able to help again. Thank you!

  • sophia

    Hello! What you ladies have coordinated is amazing. I came to the sale and found some AMAZING clothing and could NOT believe it was only fifty cents a pop! I asked 3 different times because I just couldnt believe it! It was amazing to find great items at a phenomenal price! We are a pretty low income family and we are VERY VERY limited with clothing or personal money (usually our budget is 0.00 a month for it lol) so you not only blessed the amazing families that are sharing the proceeds, you blessed hundreds of families that are having a hard time of their own by allowing us to have an amazing selection of necessities at unbeatable prices. Our 11 year old practically got a new wardrobe and I only spent 5.00 on her, it was great! Thank you again so much for what a blessing you are to our whole community.
    In Christ,

  • shelley

    Why did this sweet post choke me up so much!? Such an amazing event. You all are pretty FABulous for putting it together. I’m so glad it turned out to be a success! -It was so fun to finally meet you cute girls too. 😉 -Shelley {from HowDoesShe}

  • Bridget

    What a wonderful event to be a part of! You ladies are truly amazing. It was fun to spend a little time with you and get to know each of you a little better (because we all feel like we know you from reading the blog). I can’t wait to help again next year, and with better knees so that I can do more! 🙂

    • Kearna

      DO MORE?!?!? I can’t believe how much you did!!! Not to mention your knees being in recovery. I am hoping you didn’t overdo it and that you are taking it easy today! Thanks for your help, it was fun to get to know you!!!

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