GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure: 2013!

If we are Instagram friends, (@betterafterlnz) you might have noticed that I am in Georgia at the Haven Conference right now!  I’ve been so excited to attend this year for my first time ever.  I can’t wait to see some old blogging friends and make a bunch of new ones.

But by far, the absolute highlight of this trip is the fact that I get to work with GMC again, as they transform another Habitat For Humanity home in Atlanta!

Last year, I was one of the (insanely) lucky bloggers chosen by GMC to travel down the 127-Sale, aka The World’s Longest Yardsale.

Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl, Brooke from All Things Thrifty, Traci from Beneath My Heart, Donna from Funky Junk Interiors and I hit the road for a few days in our sweet GMC rides, starting at the tippy top of the sale in Michigan and ending in Alabama.  We were each assigned a room in an un-seen Habitat For Humanity home to furnish and decorate with the treasures we found along the way.

 

Brittany, Me, and Brooke, off to hit some sales!  Unfortunately for you, you cannot see my fanny pack.

Once we reached the home in Birmingham, we had just hours to attack, as we had to frantically move, assemble, paint, decorate, and makeover all the items we had stuffed in our trunks along the way.  It was CRAZY!

This year, GMC has organized a new team of bloggers to travel the sale, while last year’s team will be reporting on their progress from the conference.  Then, we’ll all come together on Sunday to help at the house, and I’m already getting chills just thinking about it.

It was one of the coolest, most rewarding experiences of my life to surprise the new homeowner and her children with a fully-furnished and decorated home, and I can’t wait to be a part of it again.

See the the big reveal of the home and all our hard work last year here, here, and here.

 

As for this year, you can follow along with the new team of bloggers as they shop the World’s Longest Yard Sale this week:

You can also follow the hashtag #GMCHTA (GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure) on your choice of Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook for live photos from the sale, as well as our progress with the makeover on Sunday.  And I’ll be back next week with a full report for you of how the whole thing went down.  Wish us luck!!

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  1. OMG Lindsey, have fun, take lot’s of pictures and have more fun! Enjoy dear!

  2. I would have so much fun with this! Seriously it would be so fun to furnish a home but to actually attend that yard sale, would be a close second place. Looking forward to the pictures.

  3. HAVE FUN!!

    I wish I was there too. I’m totally coming next year.

    Annie XO

  4. Looks so fun! Still comfortable with our decision to say no as we’d have missed our kids’ first week of school but looks tempting!! HAVE A BLAST AT HAVEN!!!
    xox

  5. Such a fun time and such a great service that y’all are doing for these deserving families!!

  6. Lindsey! I’m just heading home from Haven. So sad I didn’t get to meet you. You guys did an amazing job and had me in tears at the conference ;)
    Hugs,
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

  7. I had such an amazing time doing this with GMC and loved meeting you and the other bloggers who worked on the project last year. Thank you SO much for all your help with the craziness!! Looking forward to staying in touch and hope to see you again soon!! Hope the first day of school went smoothly!! :)

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