I just wanted to pop in today with this short but oh-so exciting FYI post. I’m headed out on an adventure. GMC has invited me and some fellow bloggers to participate in their annual Hidden Treasure Adventure.
What is the Hidden Treasure Adventure? Let me explain. It begins today. I’ll be meeting up with GMC and the other bloggers in Detroit, Michigan. We will then spend four days traveling the World’s Longest Yard Sale (700 miles of yards sales, people). Along the way, each of us will be shopping for furnishings and decor for a specific room in a house. When we get to Atlanta, Georgia, (after we’ve shopped our hearts out and depleted our limited budget), we will decorate and furnish a Habitat for Humanity home for a deserving family.
GMC has been doing this Hidden Treasure Adventure for the past several years. I’m so excited to be a part of this joy-filled philanthropic event. The homeowners have no idea their home will be fully furnished until they step inside. Since most of these families have few possessions, it’s an exciting day for them.
This afternoon we are meeting to learn more about the family, get our room assignments, and meet the awesome blogging crew that’s turning the house into a home. And then we’re off!
The map below shows the approximate path we’re following. So, if you happen to be attending the yard sale or live along the route, please shoot me a message! It would be so much fun to say, “Hello!”
In talking to other bloggers who have participated in the event, the schedule is pretty intense with not much down time. Nonetheless, I am going to make an honest attempt to pop back in here at least once to share my/our progress. Then, next week, I’ll wrap everything up and show you my space.
If you can’t wait until then, love going to yards sales, or just want to follow along, there are several ways to do that.
First, I’ll be sharing what I can via Snapchat @inspiredbycharm. Lately, this has been the easiest way for me to share moments, glimpses of projects, and short videos.
Finally, there’s an app (yes, another one!) that recently came out called Periscope. You can find me @inspiredbycharm. I’m on the app, but have yet to use it. It’s a live broadcast video. It seems pretty fun, but I haven’t tested it. It seems that some of the other bloggers who are participating in the adventure will be using it, so I might jump on the bandwagon. So, be sure to add me there. Just in case.
Finally, if you want to follow the group as a whole, you can search the hashtag #GMCHTA on Instagram and Twitter.
I’m off! Hope to see you there (or here)!