Gratitude Saturday

Today I’m grateful for our trailer.

I’m going to relax today and work on my business and blog posts on the small pub table on our deck.

I’m grateful that I can type this post while laying in bed listening to the freeway traffic.

I’m grateful it’s the weekend.

I’m grateful I don’t have to get up for awhile. I can be lazy.

I am grateful I am breathing.

I Want To Give More

Every year on our anniversary we give boxes of school supplies that we bought on sale or on clearance throughout the year to our church.

We started doing this since our wedding day 12 years ago.

I admit I’ve been slacking since Covid.  I really haven’t donated alot of money or food or health and beauty items to our church or anywhere.

Mainly because Shopko closed. I found a lot of stuff on sale there. Target and Walmart just arent tores putting stuff on clearance like they used to.

I love the find clearance items that are a steal.

Here’s what I found couple of weeks ago at Walmart.  They had a box of pencils on Clearance for  10 cents a box.

How many did I buy?

The above receipt is one of two receipts.  I just want to show the price.

Amazing isn’t?

86 boxes at 12 pencils in each.

1032 pencils.

Wow!

I’m not going to give them all to my church.  My church partners with the poorest school in the school district so that’s why we try to donate as much as we can; but I know there are other schools out there that need supplies so I will also give to those other schools

I love to find these bargains and share them with people!

I can’t wait to see what I find next!

I Have Unlimited Data!

You’re probably wondering why I’m also excited about this.

Doesn’t everyone have unlimited data?

We did not.

We only had 2 g’s.

Our plan was old and my husband didn’t want to change it because he thought the price would go up.

Until we ran completely out of data….

We went to Best Buy yesterday to buy a new laptop computer (she’s a brute but that is another post) for me so I had my husband check out new plans. We were able to get an unlimited plan for $20 more a month but if we use auto pay then we save $20 a month. So it’s a the same price as our old plan.

Woo hoo!

Isn’t it funny how little things can make you happy?

I’m ecstatic!!!

Having a phone and not being able to use it to look things up is a little frustrating to say the least.

To me it was a lot frustrating because it’s where I type my posts. I am typing this post on my phone right. I love getting an idea and no matter where I am I can start writing a post.

I do have a computer which I type posts on once in awhile, but I like my phone much better.

It’s easier and faster and I can work on posts while I am waiting in line or whatever

This is why I haven’t posted much, but now that I have data I am ready to get back to posting.

Yeah for unlimited data!

Fun Friday: Garage Saleing With My Mom

This morning I went garage saleing with my mom.

I know saleing isn’t a word, but that is what my family and I call it and this is how we spell it.

Saleing.

It looks goofy.

We had fun.

My mom must have thanked me five times for going with her. I’m happy she was happy.

It was a little on the cool side, but it was sunny. It was the best weather we have had in a while so I’m not going to complain.

We walked about 6,500 steps.

We talked and laughed and remembered odd stuff about the stuff we bought in years past saleing in the area.

This was the first time in a long time that we were able to get out and garage sale together. I think since before the pandemic. I was nice to do something with her that we didn’t have to wear a mask, but we both had hand sanitizer in our purses.

This sale is in a town about 5 miles away from my house. We must have went to about 30 sales. Prices were a little expensive. This town is full of rich people and the prices reflected that.

I bought about 20 items to take to the consignment shop and I got 7 books for free.

We don’t only go buy stuff we go to look at people’s house and stuff and yards. It is a beautiful town.

I’m off to more to do more saleing before work. This time three miles in the other direction. Can’t wait!

I hope you’re doing something fun today!

Kindle Book Update

I’m still working on the first draft of my garage sale book.

I thought of more chapter ideas so that is what I will be working on this week.

I’m about half done.

My mom had a garage sale on Friday that I helped with so that sparked ideas and I made $20!

I’m still working on my business. I met with Tara, my realtor/mentor a week ago Friday to talk about my business flyer. I think from now on I’m just going to call her my mentor. She looked at my flyer and gave me some great ideas how to improve it. We talked for about 45 minutes. She’s awesome and gives great advice.

I don’t have any appointments this week so that gives me time to write.

Yay!!!

Weekly Goal: A Kindle Book

A couple of weeks ago I was looking on Amazon for books. Yeah, I know. I need more books like a hole in the head.

Anyway, I was looking at affirmation books about winning slot machines. As I was reading the description of each book, I was surprised that some of these books only were 10 or 20 pages long.

I was thinking I can write a book that is 10 or 20 pages long, but about what?

I’ve been researching websites of professional organizers and some of them have kindle books and booklets for sale.

I do have the first draft of a decluttering book finished, but it’s not close to being ready for publication.

What can I write that I can make money on in the future?

The light bulb went on last Saturday morning when I was laying in bed.

Garage Sales.

I’ve been thinking about putting a business page on my Facebook account and I was thinking having a class or something about how to do a garage sale, but I didn’t think that would make a lot of money.

What about writing a Kindle book on how to set up and run a garage sale?

Is there a market for this? I don’t know. Who doesn’t know how to do a garage sale? Doesn’t everyone have one?

There are books on it on Amazon so there is a market for it.

This is what I am going to work on this week. I’ll still work on LYLO a little, but I would love to write the first draft of this book.

My goal for the week is to write the first draft of my garage sale book.

I have 13 chapter ideas that I want to work on. I’ve written six chapters already.

I know garage sales. My family has had two of them each year for the past ten years. I am good at it. I love having them.

So why not write a book about it?

My long term goal is to have mulitple sources of income. If this can be one of them great, if not that is ok.

It’s about time I look for ways to share my knowledge with people and make some money at it.

I’ll let you know how my week goes.

Fun Friday: Isn’t It Fun To…

Learn things about yourself.

Push yourself out of your comfort zone.

Start off in a new direction.

Let go of the old you so the new you can grow.

Get to know a different part of yourself.

See yourself in a new way.

See how strong and capable you are.

To love yourself as you are.

Doing things to get LYLO going as a business has been fun.

Scary as hell, but fun.

I’ve learned quite a bit about myself.

I am strong. Capable. Smart. Beautiful. Talented.

And it’s ok to toot my own horn and cheer myself on.

I’m so glad I started on this journey.

Thanks for joining me.

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Here’s My Flyer

My flyer is complete!

I am happy with the way it turned out! I like what it says and my logo.

I’m just not sure about the font. Is it too fancy? I know it doesn’t match my logo on the bottom of the page.

I’m not sure.

I was going to play around with the font after work tonight and try different fonts.

Here it is:

I know it has a couple of typos. I’ll change them later

So what are your thoughts?

Doubting Myself

I am in my favorite writing spot working on my flyer.

It’s a gloomy day. It’s snowing and the skies are gray.

Just like my mood.

As I write my thoughts on paper, doubts come in.

You’re not smart enough to have your own business.

No one else in your family has their own business so why do you think you can?

Maybe I should give up before I start. Will this really go any where?

Will Tara, my real estate agent, laugh at my flyer?

Will it be good enough or will she tell me to work on it some more?

Some days, like today, it’s hard not to crawl back under the covers and let doubt rule.

I’ve let these doubts rule most my life.

Until now.

Do I know what the future holds?

No.

Do I know if my business will make it?

No.

What I have learned in the last couple of weeks is that have to push doubt aside and get out of bed and get moving.

I edited my flyer today.

Am I 100% happy with it?

No.

But I am closer to my goal.

Am I scared to show this part of me to the world?

Yes, I am, but it will be ok.

When I get home tonight I will retype it and see what I have. I can play with fonts and colors. I can edit it again.

In time I will come up with something I’m happy with.

Until then I will keep moving forward.

I made progress today. I got out of bed and put words on the page.

My doubts didn’t win.

I am happy with this