Sunday, October 31, 2010

Garage Sale BUMMER

I've been planning to have a garage sale for a few months and its never worked out. So finally I figure out I can squeeze one in this weekend, and my husband is home to help out. I have lots of furniture and lots of misc items, because I am cleaning out! Fab right?
Hmmm, here are some bad things that made my sale not so successful: It was super windy after about an hour so things kept flying off of the tables, furniture was falling over, then came the RAIN!
What? It never rains here!! The day I want to have a garage sale, it rains! What are the odds?!
Also my signs with the rain went by the wayside, no wonder hardly anybody came down my street (this I didn't figure out till later). There were 2 other families just houses down having sales too, so my sale was not the only one that sucked. I think I made $6 or $7. We packed all the small stuff into the van and hauled it off to Goodwill. I just didn't need any of it back in my house, it was already out the door - it needed to leave :) The furniture I hope to sell on Craigslist.

The moral - eBay Rocks.
Didn't see that one coming did you?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sweet Treats on the Cheap

Wendy's s offering up Halloween treat books with coupons for 10 free Jr Frosty's for only $1! Even sweeter is that all proceeds here in NV go to St Jude's Foundation. I bought a couple as a reward for my kids after a long hot day at school. They are just the perfect size for my little kiddos. And if you stock up, they don't expire till the end of December!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

FREE Emergen-C Sample

If you've never tried Emergen-C, you're missing out. My husband and I live on this stuff.

Go here to score a FREE sample of Emergen-C Vitamin drink mix! Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
And I just found out that for every box sold of this pink lemonade flavor (and several others) 20 cents is donated to breast cancer awareness and research! Feel good ad feel good about helping out! I love it!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Its getting chilly - even here in Las Vegas! And people are gearing up. This week I've sold mostly jackets!
This lovely Harve Bernard by Bernard Holzman sz 8 Trench coat was originally for sale at Goodwill for $19.99 but that was too much of an investment on my part so when it was half off on lades clothing day, I snatched it up for $9.99. Then on eBay, it sold for $19.99!

This Banana Republic had to be relisted 3 times, with lots of watchers each time. No one wanted to commit I guess until this week. I purchased for $8.99 and it sold for $17.49

This night-out-on-the town Avenue sz 18 NWT black velvet dressy jacket was purchased for $6.99 and sold for $13.99

Jackets are something I am willing to put in a bit of an investment because they always come out worth it. But I don't just buy any jacket. I look for ones with real promise, whether its by name brand or quality.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Get cleaning with FREE SUPPLIES!

Johnson & Johnson - Right @ Home
is offering up a *HOT* new giveaway for October!
The first 10,000 to fill out the form here will score a FREE Touch-Up and Go Gift Pack which includes a canister of Scrubbing Bubbles Antibacterial Bathroom Wipes, a pouch of Pledge Lemon Clean Wipes, a pouch of Pledge Multi Surface Wipes and a canister of Windex Original Glass Wipes. I signed up to get mine, so hurry over and sign up for yours!

Monday, October 4, 2010

That Really Stinks!

See this lovely trench coat / jacket? Yeah, it's Banana Republic. A pretty nice, pretty pricey brand. Apparently Banana Republic gets a lot of exposure on eBay. This is the second Banana Republic item I've had to sell. This beauty I purchased for $8.99. I listed it for $14.99 on a 3 day auction. It got a whopping 137 views!
I've never had that many on any one item. It had 10 people "watching" it. I should have known better, but I expected a battle in the last few minutes of the action. Did it sell for tons of money?? No! All those looky-loo's looked away at the wrong moment and the auction ended with NO bids. I'm so disappointed, I feel like not re-listing it out of spite. But I know that does no one any good, especially me. But I'm frustrated right now. And maybe I'll just wait till tomorrow to relist it. Maybe someone or 10 someones will email me asking for a buy it now option.
We'll see if I accept their offer!


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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Where in the World have I been?

Ha ha! Hopefully some of you get my humor. I've been sick for about 3 weeks now. Posting hasn't been my top priority unfortunately. But I'm finally slowly been getting back into it and do have some good posts coming up!!