Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Here We Go!!

Oh how I would love to have stayed forever... I call this my Lake Powell Easy Chair! This and a paddleboard is where I lived for 3 days at the end of our journey two weeks ago and I'm already missing the relaxation I found on that trip! Even though it was a crazy trip it was still so fun with many family memories made!

We started our trip in Vegas, then drove all night to Page, AZ. From there we borrowed my cousin's RV and drove around Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Colorado for 9 days just the 4 of us! We saw lots of cactus, cliff dwellings, Tombstone, the Very Large Satellite Array, rode the train to the top of Pikes Peak and ended our trip back in Page for 3 days on a house boat in Lake Powell! I even got to go to one antique store in Mesa where My Dear Trash sells her awesome furniture! It was a whirlwind 2 week trip and we had soooo much fun!

But Here We Go! Back to Fall, Back to School, Back to Work!

I can't believe I have a 1st Grader on my hands! She and I both were very excited for school to be back in session and I'll be even more excited next week when Mason starts his first year of preschool! Two days a week with 2 free hours? Whatever will I do?? I fully plan on those being my sourcing days since there are so many thrift stores nearby his school!

In the resale world things have been dead as a doornail for the month. I did make rent and do well last month at the shop which is good but online I sold 3 things all month two of which were on Etsy on the last day of the month! I have to say, it was kind of nice to not worry about shipping and feedback and listings but man the corner of my dining room is starting to get buried and to the point where its stressing me out to look at it so I need to get to listing and moving some inventory!

Bring on the Fall Sales!! Oh and consignment sales are coming at the end of the month too, I can't wait, I drug in all my bins for this today to start organizing and I think I have more this fall than I've ever had before -- 5 BIG bins full of clothing, costumes and toys. I am hoping for a huge paycheck from all this work!


  1. Your daughter is adorable! My daughter is expecting her second child and they have chosen Mason for his name. Don't you just love vacations?

  2. I don't think I realized our kiddos were the same ages. My oldest is also six and started first grade this week. My youngest is three and is now in preschool for three hours two mornings a week. Two and a half kid-free hours twice a week, once I deduct driving time! :-) I scurry home and get listing. My goal is to get at least 10 new listings up each Tues and Thurs morning while I'm home alone.

    1. That's awesome Kari! So similar!! So far I haven't had the home alone time but I have gotten to go thrifting while he's at school a couple of times so far! My goal is to do my weekly trip to the little antique shop while he's in school one of the days per week, its just easier to go rearrange items when he's not breaking things from other people's booth spaces!