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Busy Busy Business

Published November 29, 2011 by Sara

Wow, I was worried sales were not going to be so awesome considering how the sales were on Thanks giving. But now thinking a,about it in hindsight, people were too busy gearing up for midnight sales. So basically there was no down time to putz online.

But after? WOW! The sales kicked my butt in a big way and now I am trying to stay ahead. But I am feeling since Cyber Monday has come and gone, sales may return to normal.

But great news, my husband purchased me a Toshiba Thrive tablet and this is an awesome investment! My email is right at my fingertips. I get instant notifications when an email comes in and was able to configure it for my 3 email accounts, which this makes the tablet a dream. If anyone is in the market from one, I definitely recommend the Toshiba Thrive! It really puts the I pad to shame. There is a SD card slot, USB ports, HDMI port…whereas the Motorola Zoom and I pad does not have this. Also, you, yes YOU can change out your own battery. iPad and Zoom do not have that.

I have the 8gb, which is fine for me. I have an external I can use, by am seriously considering seeing if I can add my tablet to my network, being as when I create listings, I can access those folders from anything, even more so my tablet.

I do hope to get some new listings up, but these may not happen due to the overwhelming orders.

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Cyber Monday

Published November 29, 2011 by Sara

I have never before shopped online on this day, and this being the first one. I didn’t hit up too many, but didn’t know who was having what.

So I just winged it. I finally ordered Gwen a digital camera, which am sure she will love. Its 16mp, 7x optical zoom (I’m already drooling at the zoom.) And it has a 3” screen. So lucky! But the camera was quite he find to.

Purchased some gift cards for Marcus, which doing this on Monday versus Friday, get double the coupons. 2 Bogo’s on admission for each GC purchased and then we the Frosty Flicks coupons as well. It basically pays from itself after we use the regular admission coupons.

Then I ordered from Think Geek, which that was not expected to do today, by not sure what made me check out their site and here the had free shipping. Sweet!!!

I was going to order our State Fair Tickets, but the deal will come again. Same with this one desk I was looking at. Was reading reviews and it appears to be going on sale a lot, so I will wait. Its glass top, so this would be perfect for me. Any spills of epoxy, glue, it will be much easier to clean up. Plus it’s an L shape desk, which is exactly what I need to give me some room! But it can wait….I rather wait being as we have a lot of bills coming up …..health insurance, car insurance, water bill, and her soon, my first electric bill from upstairs. I’m nervous to see what that will be, since I have been stingy with turning te heat on. I’ll let it run once or twice in the morning just to take the chill out and then I am fine. Was getting spoiled with that nice weather, but ah well, it looks to be leaving us…..

Day 25 – 30 Days of Thanks

Published November 26, 2011 by Sara

I am thankful for Black Friday. I was nervous this year with the stores opening at midnight, it would be chaotic. I didn’t leave till 1am but when I arrived at Walmart. It was busy but not as bad as I had expected. I was waiting in line about 5 minutes….I never get in and out that quick at Walmart of all places. But I found out later that they opened at 10pm, which explains why some of the items I was looking for were gone. But I only had intended to g to Walmart and head home. Well I stopped at Target and then the Walmart in Franklin. I made it home about 4am being as I was tired and needed to get some sleep. Well I over slept and finally rolled out again at 9am.

Next year I will be a lot more organized being as this was just insane. I did get some deals, I have been wanting Dance Central 2 and Just Dance 3 both for the Xbox. Well DC2 was $15 at Best buy I got that price matched and JD3 for $25 from Target. Both games just came out this past Oct /Nov.

Got Julia a new piggy bank since she broke hers literally minutes after she got it on Christmas.

I also got some crazy deals at Joanne. Spent $170 and save close to $400. Most of it was stuff for my business. I plan on making Pajama bottoms for my girls and whatever material is left, will make pillows for them. Funny I started out with picking just one fabric, but then saw other styles I knew they would like, so I ended up buying enough to make them 3 pairs if PJ pants. This does not count the material I already have from last year. Which come Monday, I will start getting my area set no to crank these out. I also plan to take their measurements so I make them the right size. And really how could I could not get these? The material was $1.49/yard plus an addtional 25% off. And what’s once is the Pajama bottoms are so easy to make, I figure it will take me about a half hour for one pair. And my kids will be getting slippers…. a lot of stuff made by me. I love making them stuff. 🙂

Day 24 – 30 Days of Thanks

Published November 26, 2011 by Sara

I am skipping a few days here, but will add them at the end. (33 days)

I am thankful for my really good friends Kevin and Liz. They are almost like family to me. I have known Kevin since I was like 14 and we have remained friends since. If you had asked me back then if I thought after all this time we would been friends this long and be even closer today than we were years ago. I would have said No. I honestly thought Kevin was a little annoying. Now? I don’t feel the same way.

But I honestly thought Staci and Jenny, we would have been life long friends, by things happen and you drift apart. I still talk to Jenny from the time to time, but her life I feel has taken her down a road I think will prevent us from being as close as we once were. Staci, I don’t know what happened. I mourned our friendship for the longest time when each of moved up north, but it’s the sad part of life. People move and people drift apart.

When I met Liz she was the first girlfriend of Kevin’s that I loved to bits. She was funny, smart and has an animated way of talking. She is truly unique. I am so glad he met her or vice versa. I can not imagine a better couple. They compliment each other so well. But that’s not saying their realtionship is perfect. They have their issues like anyone else.

And today we will be going to their house for Thanksgiving dinner. Which I am just relieved there will be minimal cooking on my part. My life has been chaotic with all these orders. Yikes! And then we will go through the paper to figure out the deals, which this year there really wasn’t a whole lot of items we were absolutely GaGa over. AND we finally exchanged gifts from last Christmas! Which now I wish maybe we held back some it give from the year. We overwhelmed them and I feel they think we feel shortchanged being as they didn’t give us as much. I don’t like making people feel like that by they are s damn easy to shop from and I have a hard time not getting something for them.

Day 21 -30 Days of Thanks

Published November 26, 2011 by Sara

I am thankful for PayPal. While sometimes the may make me angry and want to rip their eyeballs out. I had a few unauthorized transactions come through, which I reported right away that they were not anything I had purchased. But one of the cases the seller refunded me my money back. But the other be hangs in limbo. By honestly, I am thankful to have this protection and ensure I will get my money back.

And that goes without saying the ability to accept payments for my product. This makes almost everything that I sell easier to collect payment on. And not to mention that for all my purchases that I make with my card. I receive money back on. Can’t really be all to thankful for it being a Money Market account as well. My interest that I earn is literally pennies on the dollar.

My husband is amazing..

Published November 25, 2011 by Sara

He bought me an Android Tablet today and I am just in love with this. S much easier then a net book, easier to type and able t keep up with eBay, Betsy and the rest. My net book is now se up like a main computer to use while I am upstairs

I really wanted an I pad but those are sloop expensive. But are soo nice!

Day 21 – 30 Days of Thanks

Published November 25, 2011 by Sara

I am thankful for PayPal. While sometimes the may make me angry and want to rip their eyeballs out. I had a few unauthorized transactions come through, which I reported right away that they were not anything I had purchased. But one of the cases the seller refunded me my money back. But the other be hangs in limbo. By honestly, I am thankful to have this protection and ensure I will be my money back.