My sister had started selling on eBay a few years back. One day she was telling me about all of the success that she was having selling her unwanted treasures. She was now the second person in my close circle that was selling and making money on eBay. The other person was Austin. But you know husbands they do all sorts of crazy things so I pretty much ignored his success.
It was a little over 2 years ago now that I had just finished my spring cleaning for the season and I had so many things that I just couldn’t part with at another yard sale. Although I had perfected yard sales and truly loved them (read my post about it here: How to Make A Fortune And Have Fun At Your Yard Sale!); my yard sales were only generating so much compared to what I could sell some items for on eBay. Especially my budding purse collection that needed to be refreshed. Out with the old, in with the new!!!
So I finally sat down with Austin and he showed me his eBay selling techniques. I can be quite stubborn with learning new things. Especially if it doesn’t entirely interest me, or if I want a nice shortcut. So why not use Austin’s expertise, he had been selling on eBay for years. Small car gadgets and machine parts that he would make good money on. I needed to know his secrets. And quickly, I didn’t have time to waste!
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Over a month ago I came down with your run of the mill cold. I brushed it off like no big deal, took my vitamins and continued to live my life. Day by day the cold itself faded but a terrible cough developed and lingered. To this day it still lingers. When I stop to think about it I realize that the reason I can never heal is because I never take the time to heal.
As moms we are so concerned with our babies, our husbands and our homes; that we leave so little for ourselves. As I sit here writing this post I am on the first sick day that I have taken for myself this year even though I have been sick a few times. I truly think that if I would have followed my own pre-baby advice I would have been all better by now.
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In March I wrote a super successful post about How to Explain The Spirit Of St. Patrick’s Day To Your Toddler. I received overwhelmingly positive feedback. I also learned so much from doing the post about St. Patrick’s Day. A recurring comment that I received was that I should create a similar post for each upcoming holiday. I think that is a fantastic idea! I will have to explain each holiday to Morgan anyway and what a better way than to actually learn the true facts behind them. Today I will be sharing with you How to Explain The Meaning Of Easter To Your Toddler.
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Spring Cleaning is not only about “Out With The Old” but it’s also about “In With The New.” In today’s post I’m going to be addressing something that I seriously didn’t even think would be an issue until my little Morgan began to walk: Bathroom Safety. She literally gets into everything. She wants to open every single cabinet and drawer. I love it because she is a natural explorer. But I worry that she will find something harmful. Whether it be a small object she can swallow or something toxic that can be hazardous.
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I’m taking a bit of a Spring Break from my Spring Cleaning posts to share something new! Don’t worry if you can’t get enough cleaning and organizing tips I’ll be back with a new post on Monday. You won’t want to miss it! It’s one of my favorite topics.
I can’t hide my excitement about a new style of post that I am piloting. The Featured MOMtrepreneur. A momtrepreneur is a woman who sets up and runs her own business in addition to caring for her young child or children.
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Cleaning your closet versus cleaning a baby’s closet is vastly different. For instance a baby is changing sizes every few months. We as adults don’t fluctuate all that often unless we are pregnant or dieting. In addition babies unlike adults are receiving clothes as gifts all the time from grandparents, neighbors, friends and from your late night impulse purchases. Lastly unlike adults who probably have 30-40 staples in their wardrobe, babies can have a 100 or so items. It gets to be a little daunting sorting through everything just to put an outfit together.
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When I first had the idea of starting a blog there was one post that I could not wait to write. In fact I wrote it over and over again in my head. I am a weird one when it comes to things I’m passionate about: my daughter, my husband, my career and oh yes hosting yard sales! You read that right hosting yard sales! Today I’m going to be sharing my yard sale do’s and don’ts with all of you. I’m so excited this is the second post in my Spring Cleaning series. I hope you enjoy How To Make A Fortune And Have Fun At Your Yard Sale.
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Today, March 20th is the official first day of Spring! I absolutely love Spring. Both the weather and the flowers are amazing, but I especially love Spring because it’s the only season that’s associated with cleaning! I know what you are all thinking, “that’s a terrible reason to love Spring.” But I absolutely love cleaning (I’ll clarify that one later). I have a whole series of posts that I will be doing during the Spring months revolving around cleaning, organizing and decluttering. Today’s post is about 5 of the Best Spring Cleaning Items Moms Must Have!
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Mommy Why Am I Wearing Green?
I honestly don’t remember if I ever had St. Patrick’s day actually explained to me as a child. I do recall an episode of the Simpsons when Groundskeeper Willy was chasing all the snakes off of the playground alluding to St. Patrick. That does ring a bell. That must have been where I learned about it. Or, I’m positive we must have learned about it in school. Somehow I just grew up knowing that on March 17th I wear green.
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This is a sponsored post. I sometimes receive products and/or services compliments of various companies. I however will only recommend products that I love and that I know my readers will love too. I was in no way required to write a positive review. The opinions shared below are completely my own.
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Whether its flying a plane,
racing a car,
or sailing a boat,
my Mr. Adventure has done it all. It’s always been a challenge to find the perfect something for Austin. It’s even more of a challenge in today’s day and age. Austin orders himself what he wants, when he wants and gets it immediately.
That is why I was so excited when JORD selected me to share one of their watches with all of you. My hubby was also thrilled because he was immediately drawn in by the stunning and unique details of the Dover Olive and Acacia hand-crafted wood timepiece. It is truly a beautiful watch. Every detail is deliberate. Every detail is perfect.
The more I learn about JORD as a company the more impressed I become. Not only are their watches extremely modern and cool but they value sustainability in the woods that they select. On their website they feature details about each of their woods. For example, I can learn all about the source, grain, texture and sustainability of the two woods used in the Dover Olive and Acacia watch.
This partnership is seriously amazing because my friends at JORD are giving away a $100 gift code to one of my readers to use on the JORD site! I know what you’re probably thinking, “Julia, I never win giveaways” but don’t worry, because every entrant will receive a $25 gift code to JORD just for entering! The giveaway ends April 9th 11:59pm so be sure to get your entry in before time runs out.
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Good luck! I know you will enjoy your JORD as much as my Mr. Adventure does.
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