Thursday, August 28, 2014

A week later...Aug 26

Since last week I..
  • Walked two miles
  • Installed solar lights on our fence (ok I watched Vic do it)
  • hung bamboo blinds on our lanai (again...watched Vic)
  • did a zillion loads of laundry
  • got my hair done
  • posted a few things more on ebay
  • sold a few things on Ebay/Amazon
  • played the lottery twice (didn't win yet but there is always hope)
  • Gained 1 lb. 
  • found a picture of my first foster baby on facebook..he's 10 now and so adorable
  • watched the VMA's and the Emmy's (yay Beyonce and Breaking Bad!)
  • Got a new Ipsy and Birchbox glam bag/box
  • Started catching up daily on my youtube peeps again (Cullen & Katie, Ace & Gina, Benji & Judy )

Just got my seller newsletter for August from Ebay. I'm pretty pleased!




13% of your sold items were purchased from a mobile device.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August in a nutshell

                                              August 2014

New Arrivals!
My great nephew Devon Michael

Our new privacy fence..big hit!

New Slip covers for sofa and loveseat..not a hit
New Shelving for my ebay/Amazon business

Departures L
Robin Williams
                                                                      Lauren Bacall

New Restaurants we tried
Eggstraordinary, in Nokomis

Walts Fish Market (it has been over 20 yrs since I’ve been so It’s considered new lol)

Doctor Visits
All ok with the lady parts!
The littles went back to their first vet Dr. G! All good , they both weigh 12 lbs (Dexter weighs one ounce more than D.J)

We went and saw 100 foot journey. I’d rate it a 3 out of 5.

My nephew Max moved to Colorado to start law school.
We helped our friends Barbie and Susan move across town.

The start of the month we had our second window stop working in the SUV. It is the motor or something that works the electric windows. And now this week our third one is broken! They run about $300-350 a pop! Yikes! L We are at almost 100,000 miles…time for a new car!

Online Business
I’ve sent in five boxes to Amazon since the beginning of the month. I had sort of slacked off on Amazon and focused more on Ebay but I am getting back in the groove now.
This month I’ve sold Shampoo, cupcake liners,toys, dog supplies, juice, games, ties, stuffed animals, clothes and my biggest sale a statue for $209.37! , biggest lesson learned was losing money on the stuffed animal..didn’t charge shipping and didn’t price it high enough to cover my costs.
I set a goal to do 25% more in sales than I did last month, it’s only the 19th today and I’ve already beat that! Go Me!  We are not talking huge money. Last month combined Ebay and Amazon was only a little over $300, this month so far we are at a little over $500! I’m still working full time at our Venice Office and one day a week at our Siesta Key office so I’m pretty impressed that I’ve done this much part time.

I’m walking with some friends after work today. They have just set up a group , walking Tuesdays and Sundays. I’m hoping that I stick with it but I know my track record!   The scale is not moving much. I’m stuck around 210 and really, really, really need to get my butt in gear and eat/exercise like I know I should.

Goals for September
Lose 5 lbs
Increase online sales at least 25% from this month
Get more  organized
List the rest of the ties I have
Send in at least 6 boxes to Amazon
Make more time for friends
Keep Walking! At least once a week

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Just another day...

I keep meaning to get on here and do a little update but google has made it so darn difficult! I changed my email address and it seems everything is attached via the other gmail account. Youtube, Blogger, etc. etc.
But anyway...
I've been trying to get myself more organized. I  bought a great at-a-glance day planner ! (yes another calendar to add to my already over loaded calendar collection/obsession)
I've been setting goals and so far meeting them! (most of them anyway) I'm selling more on ebay and amazon each month. Still not mind blowing figures but enough that keeps me excited. Today I sold a figurine for a few hundred dollars.
Ebay and Amazon had been quiet for a few weeks but it's like someone turned the light on again this past week. I tend to go sourcing and post more after a day of cha-chings on my phone (It's a sound my phone makes when I make a sale on either Ebay or Amazon).

We got our fence installed a week or so's AWESOME! It has made all the difference in the world with the dogs barking. They are much quieter and happier now that they can spend more time running around the yard. Before we'd make them come in as soon as the barking started. I'm sure the neighbors are happier too. :)

A group of my friends have started a walking group (starting Tuesday) I'm pretty excited about it. I've been wanting to ask around to see if anyone wanted to walk or ride bikes with me but I didn't want to really have the commitment incase I didn't feel like it  once the time came. It's so much less stressful when someone else sets it up lol. I hope that I actually show up and do this next week! I need some exercise in the worst way. 

Since my last post I became a great aunt. My sisters son and his girl friend welcomed a little boy Aug. 8. Unfortunately I have not seen the baby and don't know if I will anytime soon. Family drama...I wish you could make young kids understand what is really important in life BEFORE it's too late. 
My other sister has a daughter that is due next will be a totally different story with that little baby...I can't wait to see her! 
Here are some pictures from this month :) A bit of "What Holly Has Seen"...