Sunday, August 7, 2011

Well not much has changed

Its the summer and I'm still hitting the yard sales.  This summer has been a blast with the family heading out early Saturday mornings looking for deals.  I have also been addicted to that show Storage Wars my husband and I would love to go out and do something like that. 
We live in a small town and would love to open up a shop and sell our treasures but it just seems like so many people are doing that.  While we have looked at a couple of spots we would love to have our store and the rent is very reasonable the timing has just not been right.
To be honest I am scared.  Scared to fail and I know that is keeping me from succeeding.  I have a great job with people that I really like.  But, I just do not want to work for someone else my entire life.  I want to be the boss I want to run my life not have someone else run me.
I have decided that I will start posting tips and ideas that I have learned along the way.  I want this to be an open blog where we can share our ideas and our projects that we are working on.

I look forward to seeing what you guys have going on. 

Till next time

PS What type of project are you working on this week?  

Friday, July 2, 2010

Yard Sale Time

It is that time of year hot as you know what. But every weekend I get up and head out first thing in the morning looking for that deal. So that will be my morning cup of coffee in my hand and money in the other.
I am going to hit my favorite shop along the way the Big Red Barn. Yep, you guessed it it is this big red barn that has been divided into little shops. So you can go in there and find anything you need or want.
I am always looking to for decorating items for the house. But I am also looking for that resale bargain. I watch items on Ebay and see what sells and I keep an eye out for it. If I catch a good deal I pick it up and list it on Ebay. I have made some decent money doing this I have found that toys and children's clothes are selling pretty good.
Well I am off to hopefully make some money and find a good deal....

Have you sold items on Ebay what type of success have you had?

Until next time my friends *Amanda*

Friday, May 21, 2010

My thoughts.....

I have been so busy it has been crazy and I just have no idea where to start. Well first off I am getting ready for a yard sale time to get rid of some of this stuff I have accumulated. So right now my house is upside down trying to change my decor. My house is half shabby chic half primitive country.
How do you decorate? Is it ok to not have the same theme throughout your house. I have always been one that has to have it all the same except for the kids room of course. That is a world all into itself. Well that and my bedroom everything under the sun is in there that is the first door I close when someone comes over. Oh and don't act like you don't! (lol)
I have so much left to do but tonight I have everything packed and ready to go to the yard sale and that is all I am doing. I am sitting here sipping some coffee burning a candle and talking to you.
Oh and I promise to post more I have so many ideas hey if you want to see something or suggest a project let me know. I am always looking for new things!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Ok here I am... well kinda. I have not forgot about you guys just been a little crazy here. Business has really picked up which is a good thing. Of course making money is never bad. But, I have not had time to do little else. So I am going to try this project week again cause I really have a cute table that needs to be done. Now is the time I do my craft shows and outdoor events. I love it cause I get to experiment and trust me I know quick what people like and don't like by what they buy. I am going to be using you guys as a sounding board. I want to know what you guys think so be prepared to be honest. I am going to post pictures of displays and items I have done and you let me know what you think. Well for now I am out of here have to go close a show.....

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Crazy Crazy life I live

OK guys well here I am been a week since I posted anything new. Well life kinda got in the way kids got the flu. Then it just went crazy in the house and so far everyone but me has got it. Wow keeping my fingers crossed cause it is going to be a beautiful weekend. I am going out and about today in search of some bargains. So this week will be a project week I am going to find something that needs the crazy lady touch. So I am going to post the before, during and after pictures. So the crazy candle lady is out of here in her shorts and flip flops searching through the endless piles of VHS tapes and old toys for the diamond in the rough. Have a great Saturday my friends until we meet again........