My sister had a friend that was giving away a ton of crochet books. I found one for a crochet gift bag. Here is how my sample turned out. I am thinking about making them in the school colors and sell them for $5 each or 5 for $20.
Here is my moving checklist (it will be a growing living document!
- Pay of work loan 1
- Pay of work loan 2
- Pay of Credit Card
- Put money in savings to pay off car
- Save up enough money for Moving Expenses
- Save up enough for any appliance purchase we may need
- Save up money or deposits
- Save as much to assist with Down Payment (will be taking a work loan for the remaining)
Getting Rid of Located Clutter
- Make sure to list all for sale items on my personal Facebook group
- Make sure to actively list items in all the surrounding Facebook groups
- Look for places that will allow me to sell items on the weekend (flea markets etc)
- Starting 4/28, start donating items to Faith Missions and the Special Olympics that haven’t sold.
- Post things to bidders during trips back to Beaumont
- Have lots of garage sales!
- Move all unwanted items immediately to the garage
- Go through closets once a month to get rid of unwanted or needed items
- Determine furniture that will be moved and the ones that wont start making arrangements to sell/donate
- After each Holiday pack neatly and well label all decorations.
- After Winter next year start packing all clothes no longer needed.
- Joey’s clothes, pack and label all clothes he is still to big for.
- Start packing dishes that are not needed on a daily basis.
- Start packing craft items and clearly labeling (so I can still use but quickly pack)
Do you ever get where your mind is so full and disorganized. That is where my mind is right now and I am slowly working to get it organized and cleaned out! I big hurdle for my husband and I, was our living arrangement. We moved to Electra due to Hurricane Harvey and we have been trying to determine if we wanted to stay or move back down south.
We had a lot of pros and cons for staying and moving back. The ultimate decision maker was my son. He misses his sister way to much for us to even consider staying. We want to make it the best move back that we can and we want it to be permanent. So I am trying hard to take the right steps to get us there.
I will be making a very extensive moving plan and trying my very best to stay on schedule. I want to be able to purchase a house June 2019. An be moved in and ready for Joey’s Kindergarten year!
Having moving suggestions or a blog that helps with moving, buying a house, etc. Please drop a link or a comment below!
TBall Photo Shoot
I finally did my first big photo shoot with Joey. It was definitely a love/hate relationship!! He is not an easy person to do a photo shoot and I had to work extra hard, I threw fits like a 4 year old, I threatened to eat his candy, but I got it done!
As you know my goal for the year was 200 dirt cheap baskets. To date I have bought 39 baskets. As of today I have made all my money back, kept lots of items for myself including enough toys for Joey to have an awesome birthday and Christmas! I have donated items to people in Electra that were new but just didn’t feel right selling (underclothes and food). Then my husband picked up several baskets full of folders and notebooks. I donated 200 paper folders to Electra Food Bank (they give out school supplies to the needy). Now tonight until 11am tomorrow I am gathering up items to donate to the Wichita Summer Olympics. I think it is important to donate when you can. I am also putting some of the items aside for next school years Holiday Party Crafts.
Today was my birthday, hello 39! It was a good day for the most part. Went to breakfast, dinner and did cake at my sister’s house. Delivered some items that were purchased and took my son to the Texoma Fun House to jump.
I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter! I hope everyone had an awesome day!
We went to my sisters where Joey was able to get his Easter basket/gifts. Easter bunny brought him a Ninja Turtle themed basket and t-ball items (a bat, 2 balls and a ball holder). Then we had sandwiches for lunch. Unfortunately it was to cold to go outside and play :(.
Next weekend I am having my 3 day garage sale and I am hoping for a really huge turn out! I don’t want to mess with pricing so everything is going to be $.25 each or 10 for $1. That is for both new and used items. (Over 2,000 items gathered up!) If I sold 1/4 I would be happy! This includes phone and tablet cases, fitbit and apple watch bands, clothes, toys and so much more!
I just received another $5 Amazon Gift card from Crowdtap. I plan to save it up for awhile and see if I can’t buy something big at the end of the year. I also applied to three more samples from Crowdtap and hoping I get in at least one of them!
Spring Cleaning has not been easy for me, and I think it may take all Spring to accomplish it. My husband has brought home 34 Dirt Cheap Baskets and from it we have enough items for my son’s birthday and Christmas. We have lots of underwear and socks for my son and lots of socks for me (which is awesome because I never buy myself socks!). I have given a ton of items away and even sold a ton. I started counting what I have left to sell and I still have over 2,000 items!! We have made all our money back and now everything else I sell is pure profit. My goal is $170 profit for the 34 baskets (I still have $154 to go). I told my sister if someone came up to me and offered me $154 dollars for everything I would tell them to load it up! I am having a 3 day Garage Sale next weekend and hopefully will sell a lot!
The Easter Party went pretty good. It started out with making the chicken puppets (the kids made fun of it), but still enjoyed making them. Then we went to the teacher’s house and did an Easter Egg hunt and games. The games included Feed the bunny, bowl down the bunny, Easter Egg toss, pin the tail on the bunny and the Easter Egg balance walk. The kids really took to the Easter Egg balance walk and some were really good at it! I was supposed to make these really cool bunny shaped PB&J sandwiches, but that was a huge fail! I guess my cookie cutters were not sharp enough for this project. In frustration I just made regular sandwiches and sliced the fruit without doing anything fancy. I did draw bunny faces on the cakes.
Joey’s School Testing
Joey was tested because his teacher thought he might have Autism. I didn’t feel he did, and since she said she wanted him tested for ADHD I agreed to the testing. (Wasn’t till after I agreed they said it was for Autism.) The results came back that he showed no sign of Autism and that he did show some signs of ADHD. The examiner said this could just be the fact that we had to move due to Hurricane Harvey and moving away from his sister. We will see how the rest of the school year and next year go. Hopefully he starts calming down some!
David had surgery on his hernia on Thursday, so far so good. He is still in a lot of pain but hopefully it starts hurting less pretty quickly. He goes back to the doctor April 11 to get it checked out.
Just finished reviewing the Steagle Webcam Cover on 0.8L and updated the listing on my latest samples from pinch me. I have received 8 of the 10 samples on my goal list! If you want to see a complete listing of my samples please click here.