Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Lauren and Heidi totally made me cry last night.

I still have three gifts left to buy and then I'm done Christmas shopping. I've actually sold two items on etsy this week, financing my Christmas spending. Two items in a week is a record for me and I need to get some new inventory up. I have couple of items sitting around waiting to be photographed, but the end of yard sale season is hitting me hard in terms of product. I'll have to check out some goodwill stores next week.

I got my Pay Pal debit card in the mail today, so no more slow transfers to access that money. Sweet. That will come especially in handy for shipping expenses. The Etsy store has actually ended up being profitable, which is awesome. I'm going to work on expanding it and I may look into some of the marketing opportunities that Etsy offers. Good times!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Extra Care

I did my first CVS Extra Care deal today and I started small. I bought two tubes of Crest toothpaste for $3 each, so $6 total and I got $4 in extra care bucks which I will spend on shampoo later this week when I run out. So, basically, I'm looking at $6 for two tubes of toothpaste and some shampoo. Not too shabby. I made sure to only buy something that I know that we will use like toothpaste and I will make sure to only spend the ECBs on something that I would buy anyway. I almost did this $15 worth of Coke products for $5 in ECBs deal too. The coke was on a super sale, so for $16, I could have gotten three 12 packs and four 2 liters. Hmmm.... I probably should have done that. I always buy soda when I grocery shop and that's a good deal and it would keep forever and then I could have gotten some free conditioner too... But, it's best to start small and $16 seems like a lot of spend on soda. So, for now, it's toothpaste and shampoo. I feel pretty good about it.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Mines of Treasure

I had so much fun making my Christmas wishlist a couple of days ago, that I've decided to make an entirely new blog of things that I love. It's called Mines of Treasure. It's simple. Just pictures of beautiful items and links to where to find them.