Sunday, June 16, 2013

~Happy Father's Day~

Also to all the Single Mothers, like myself, who do it all on their OWN!!


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Sunday, March 18, 2012

~* Maybe I Should Change MY Last Name to... *~

WILLIAMS-SONOMA!! HA HA No really, read on!
I have had really good luck with selling Williams-Sonoma items on eBay.

Remember the William-Sonoma Culinary Herb bowls I blogged about in this post? Well, they did SELL!!!!


LISTED: Feb. 10,2012
SOLD: Feb. 26, 2012
PAID: $6.50
SOLD: $79.99 + shipping


I still have the canisters to this line listed Here!

Then a few weeks ago I picked up a box of 21 pieces of Spode Westbourne made EXCLUSIVELY {means $$$} for Williams-Sonoma for $25 + tax. I brought them home and then went away for the weekend. After the weekend, I finally was able to research them and there was only ONE completed listing, which had 2 plates for $99. I ran to the garage to get my box and start listing them! I listed them in lots of 2 for $99.99 on Auction. It was almost the end of the auction, there was not ANY watchers :( I took a change emailing the buyer that had bought the one I saw in the completes. I told him that I will be willing to take an offer on the whole lot if he happened to miss the auctions.


On the night that they were ending I went to a Game Night with a friend,  at the end of the night I noticed that one of the lots had SOLD! I was pretty happy about that. I got in my car to drive home, imagine my surprise when I saw that 4 lots total has SOLD!!! All to the guy that I had emailed.  He was VERY grateful that I spammed his inbox sent him that email. I was doing the happy dance for the rest of the night and next day too!!! He left wonderful feedback and sent me a very nice Thank you note.

LISTED: Feb. 21,2012
SOLD: Feb. 28, 2012
PAID: $27.19 including tax for all 21 pieces
SOLD: $99.99 x 4 = $399.96!!! + shipping & insurance

2 weekends ago I went to some Garage Sales. I happen to find a William-Sonoma ceramic Strawberry which is a Jam jar complete with it's spoon. I picked it up for only $1!  I will be listing it in my store soon for $19.99!


How do you think Kathryn Williams-Sonoma sounds? Not too shabby, huh?  Needless to say, I will ALWAYS pick up WS brand items.



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Sunday, March 11, 2012

~* Teapot Birds Nest *~

A month or so ago, I saw a picture on a friends Facebook feed that was soooo adorable. The pictures was of a Teapot Birds Nest by Bow Boutique. I didn't want to spring for the $27 in British pounds, which is about $42 American dollars.


I thought it was adorable and thought if I ever came across a teapot that would work, that I would try to make one myself. It is a great way to recycle and would make a Fabulous gift! Fast forward 2 days later, I was out in one of my Thrifting adventures when I spied this out of the corner of my eye!!

I was SUPER excited, I ran walked over and picked it up. It did not have a price tag on it and I was hoping that it would not be more than $5.00. I carried it around with me while I finished my shopping. I was very happy when the cashier said it was only $2.00!!!  SCORE!!!

Last weekend we went up to my Uncles house to spend some time with family that was here from out of state. I knew that my Uncle would have ALL of the tools I needed to make the pot. I had decided to make it for my Aunt and Uncle. They love nature and have many different feeders and bird dwellings. I knew it would be perfect for their yard.

My Uncle and I started working on it on Saturday afternoon.  I found some wood that I could use for the base and back laying around my Uncles yard. The process was relatively quick and painless. No injuries or broke pieces!

Here it is on the work bench. We went off to drink as the glue dried. I checked on it often to make sure none of the kids or my Aunt had messed with it. With 10 kids around that weekend, I was sure someone would want to touch it and move it around. Luckily, everyone stayed away from it.


And here is the finished product.  It was really great spending time with my Uncle working on the project. We have decided that we will make more, as soon as I am able to find Score more teapots. We figured out alot of things we could do to the next ones to improve the aesthetics of the Bird Next. 


I am especially happy that this only cost me $2.00!! That is a savings of over $40!!


Perhaps you will come across a teapot and try it for yourself or as a gift for someone too!!




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Saturday, March 10, 2012

~* MammaSource *~

I found a GREAT deal at MamaPedia and I wanted to share it with you! MamaPedia works like Groupon,  and Groopdealz, where you can get Awesome discounts on your favorite things!!

I know summer is upon us and that these are for winter, but I could not resist at $22 for them! It's a GREAT deal!!
Shoe Scandal
Australian-Style Boots (up to 78% off)
Various styles and colors to choose from—women's sizes 6-10
*Highlights
~Stylish, comfortable boots for everyday wear
~Stock up now and save
~Choose from several designer colors and styles

*Details
Valid for (1) pair Australian-style boots
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Orders cannot be shipped to APO/FPO or P.O. Box addresses Shipping and billing address must be identical when placing an order
Click here for the return policy
Voucher value must be used in full in (1) visit, voucher has no residual value
Limit (1) voucher per order, may buy more as gifts
Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions
Expires May 7, 2012

Mamapedia even has a School Savings Program, where the school of your choice gets 5% of your purchase price!  What a great way to give back to our schools but still get things we want!

Check it out here!!




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Saturday, February 25, 2012

~* Not a Mistake at All *~

Back in 2010, I wrote a post about Learning from My Mistakes. In that post I mentioned a Ralph Lauren Cashmere Sweater that had a bluish stain on the inside hem.
I finally listed the Sweater in February of 2011. Earlier this month I SOLD the Sweater for full asking price even though I had a "Best Offer" button on the Listing! Just goes to show you, that you can still sell NWT items that are stained as long as you disclose the flaw. I purchase it for $6.57. Awesome Profit!




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Friday, February 3, 2012

~ Frugal Friday ~

Almost a year ago to the day, I posted another "Frugal Friday"post about some Williams Sonoma bowls that I had picked up from the thrift store. Recently, I saw the same bowl and of course swooped them up, remember I had SOLD them for a GREAT price!
This time, I only got 4, for $6.50 including tax. But still planning to make another GREAT profit from them by listing them for $79.99 in my store.

I also picked up this Men's The North Face Apex Vest for $8.12 including tax. I am listing it in my store for $69.99.

The FREE item this week is: Angelcare BebeSounds Sound & Movement Monitor. Will list in my store for $49.99

I hope to be doing some Happy Dancing like I was a year ago!

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Monday, October 3, 2011

~ A New FREE Selling Venue!

This is just a quick post to tell you all about an exciting new FREE selling venue! If you've always wanted to sell on ebay but thought it was too difficult to deal with, come on over to our new group: eBug Classifieds! You can list for free there, it is on the honor system! No fees whatsoever!
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

~ Getting Back into The Swing of Things, Again...

Here I am... Getting back into the swing of things {Again}!! I am hoping to get this blog active again and keep it going! Looking forward to sharing with you all again, as I have missed being active in Blogland. Here are some Free Halloween Printables that I found on Pintrest to start us off again!
Enjoy!
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

~* OWOH Winner! *~


It's a Bittersweet day! Winners are being announced for the OWOH, but will all know this will be the last year for this Fantastic Blog Event! I hope you all had a wonderful Journey flying around the Blogsphere making new friends and catching up with old friends.

I do have a winner! I so hope she enjoys her new Necklace! Drum Roll please......


Karen Taylor said... 8

In love with your blog...wonderful giveaway!
I would love for you to come to mine and follow too...love new followers but most of all I love new friends!
http://creativeyearnings.blogspot.com/

{{hugs}}
Karen
January 31, 2011 11:55 AM


Congrats Karen! I will be contacting you for your address and your necklace will be on it's way!

I hope you will all come visit again soon! Thank you Lisa for a WONDERFUL 5 years of OWOH! I wish you all the best in your new Artful Adventures, of which she just posted a NEW Adventure for 2012!  Check out OUR WORLD OUR ART!!!  I am signing up!




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