Saturday, December 31, 2011

Project 365

I am starting a new blog called Life in A Snapshot. Beginning tomorrow, I will be taking a picture a day to serve as a way to remember my year and help understand what is important in my life. Time moves incredibly fast and this will be an amazing way to document my travels and accomplishments, recall what I did, who I met and what I learned.  Feel free to join me over on my new blog
I will still continue to do this blog as my new blog will be only pictures. I hope to see you there.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

F Is For Fire Truck Bed

I found a fire truck bed for Ryker at the consignment shop. It was one of his birthday presents. I paid for it with money I made on Ebay. I wrote an earlier post about this bed that you can read here. (sorry its late and I'm too lazy to repost it.)

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Ryker

Today my Little Man turns 2. Time sure goes quickly. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

E Is For Ebay

I sell on Ebay so it would make sense for me to write about Ebay for the letter E, right? I started selling last summer but didn't open a store until January of this year. It has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. Some weeks I get really good sales and some weeks not so much. Some days I wonder why didn't I do this sooner and some days I wonder why am I doing this at all.

Overall it has been a pretty good experience. My feedback is 100% and as of right now there is only one neutral. I have only got one negative and Ebay removed that. (The buyer threatened to leave negative if I did not partially refund her for an item she felt was not new) I do not like Ebays feedback system. It is a 5 star system in 4 categories: item as described, communication, shipping time and shipping and handling charges. You do not want to get too many 1's or 2's as this can cause you to lose your Top Rated Seller status and possibly your ability to sell on Ebay. Your business is basically in the hands of your buyers and at the mercy of the Ebay giants. Even if you have the worse buyer in the world, you can no longer give them negative feedback. and don't even think about leaving them a false positive (saying something negative about the experience but giving them a positive dot) as Ebay will remove it.

If you are interested in selling on Ebay, there is a great group of sellers willing to help you out and answer your questions. You can find them on proboards here

To visit my store, click here
To read about my Ebay experiences, click here

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Saturday Centus 16

At age 16, I knew everything and I let everyone know. Now my son knows everything.

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What's a bored kid to do on a rainy/snowy day? Why tape my cell phone to the ceiling of course.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

D Is For Dog

I am not a dog person. (I'm not a cat person either but that is another story) Unfortunately, my husband is, so we he adopted a German Shepherd named Garret. Garret was in training in SC to be a police dog but failed. Yup, our dog is a police academy drop out.

I have a love/hate relationship with Garret. When we were younger, all our big dogs lived outside. Even in the cold winter months, they were not allowed in the house. Garret, however, is not an outside dog. My husband's choice, not mine. Therefore he sheds alot. You could make another dog with all the hair he sheds. We don't have a big living room but it takes me 30 minutes to vacuum each day. Some days I can vacuum up to three times. If he would just lay down in one spot, it wouldn't be so bad but he has to lay down on every square inch of carpeting we have. All this hair and dander makes me sneeze.

Garret is a good watch dog but at night he drives me crazy. He lays at the top of the stairs, and if I go anywhere near them, he barks and growls. What's up with that?

guarding what? I don't know.

He usually doesn't beg but the other day, he stole a piece of Ryker's toast right out of Ryker's hand. Trust me, this dog is not starving.

Ryker fed the dog

Garret suffers from separation anxiety. He is attached to my son, William, and when he is gone, Garret paces the house waiting his return. When William does come home, Garret will not leave his side. Garret is truely man's best friend.

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