Saturday, March 22, 2014
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Friday, February 7, 2014
I don't have to do things anyone else's way but my own. I don't have to watch shows I hate anymore. I can raise my children how I see fit. I can have more of the bed. I have more money (he hadn't worked in a bit and I was the only one working). And the best part. More room in my tiny house for me and my stuff.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
They say don’t judge a book by its cover. The same should probably be said about a yard sale. I know when I pull up to a location I make assumptions before I even get out of the car. Other times I make assumptions when I take a cursory look around. I don’t even realize I’m doing it but I am proven wrong so often that I should know better.
This past weekend we went to a yard sale where a lady was selling lots of kids items. I saw a brand new pair of Dansko girls clogs and North Face snow boots. I assumed she would want a lot for them for several reason: they were still there and it was almost noon, she had given an outrageous price on another item, they were good brands and weren’t cheap to buy new and she would want to make some of her money back. I was about to walk away when a voice inside of me said “Just ask. You don’t have to buy them if the price is too high (it’s only weird to hear voices when you talk back). So I asked and they were …. $1.00 a pair! I’ve already sold one pair of shoes for $35.00 and they are on the way to the East Coast. I know there have been several other times I assumed something would cost too much so didn’t bother asking. Other times I looked at a person and assumed they wouldn’t have anything designer only to find several great finds in the bottom of the pile of clothes.
I need to remember what they say about assuming. Like I always say, it doesn’t hurt to ask.
Monday, January 13, 2014
One of the items that I listed earlier already sold. It was a Burberry mens polo shirt. I listed it for $30.00 plus shipping and it sold really quickly. I know I probably could have gotten more but I'm happy for the quick sale. I'm always so scared of listing designer brands that are often counterfeited like Burberry. I always try and do research before listing to confirm it's real but I'm far from an expert on designer anything. Designer for me is Target or things that I find cheap at yard sales. I always cross my fingers and say a little prayer when I list things like that.
Speaking of yard sales, even though I have a buying freeze I still went yard saling this weekend. I always drive my mom to them (she never learned to drive) and she asked me to go. I did very well though and only spent $4.00 on a bunch of 4 oz bottles of Bath & Body Works Temptations 3 in 1 body, bath, and shampoo. I never heard of them before but they smelled good and they are the perfect size for Princess' swim bag. If I put big bottles in her bag she wastes the entire thing in two showers. I looked them up last night and found out they are discounted so I might try listing them instead of using them. I love finding discounted items. People get used to things and when they are gone they will pay big money to get them again.
It's time to go inside and get to work. I also want to go inside because some people I don't know pulled up next door and I have a huge fear of strangers next door. A couple months ago I learned that my neighbors know my Princess' former family and now I have a fear of someone coming and kidnap her. I never leave her outside if I don't have direct eye contact on her. I know my neighbors would never let anything happen to her but I don't know what her former family might try. I've been trying to teach her the whole stranger danger motto. Hopefully it never comes up.
Just a few random thoughts. Have a wonderful day!