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


Anonymous said...

Thank you for helping us move! It was the fun-nest move I've ever had. :)

PLEASE keep coming to the walks! I need you! And it's all about you,don't you know? :)

I hope I see you Sunday.

Holly Thompson said...

Thanks Barbie! The move was fun! More like socializing than work. :)
I am really trying to get my mind set on walking twice a week, It really made it bearable to have walking buddies.