Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Listing On eBay Setting Goals For Store Update May 31 2016

The month of May is almost over, in a few hours June and summer will be here in chilly Minnesota.

My eBay store has been quieter this month than it was a year ago this month.

We now have 1834 items up for sale.  My goal is to hit 1900 items before the end of next week.

Today I am working on vintage postcards.

Great for collectors or maybe to add to family history books.

Example my grandparents lived here in this time period.

Today I am visiting Texas in postcards. Here are two postcards that will be added later today.

Titche Goettinger Department Store Dallas Texas unused linen postcard from the 1940s

Light ends unit and storage tanks at Baytown Refinery Humble Oil a Refining Company.
States they gave free tours at 2 pm daily.  Another nice linen postcard.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Grab Your Printable Coupons Before They Are Gone

If you have not printed this month's coupons yet go and grab them before they are gone.

Print your coupons to save money off paper towels, toilet paper, cheese or what ever you  use.

Saving money using coupons helps the bottom line of our budget. 

Go here to coupons.com to get your savings. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Filling Our Tummy With Mama's Delicious Hot Dish

Today I am heading to the grocery store and cooking mama's hot dish.

Take a look at a past post to get the story and the recipe. 

I am sharing this at Melt In Your Mouth Monday Recipe Bop

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Menu Plan Monday Whats On The Menu Chili A Big Pot Of Chili

This week I am going to make a big pot of Chili.  We should be able to get several meals out of my chili.

There is only 2 of us so what I am cooking this afternoon is our homemade Spicy (to me) Chili and I am dividing it in to 3 containers for 3 different nights.
We can add some crackers or bread for a fast tasty dinner.
My recipe is for 6 servings so would be a nice amount for 4 to 6 people.
1 1/2 pounds of ground beef 85 percent fat free
small amount of onion chopped up
2 tsp of garlic
4 tsp of Chili
2 tsp of basil
1/2 tsp of salt
1 tsp of pepper
2 tsp of cumin
2 tsp of oregano
2 16 oz cans of Chili or Kidney beans
1 32 oz cans of crushed tomatoes
1 32 oz can of Tomato Sauce
1 can of water
Brown ground beef
then add your spices and stir
Add your tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and chili beans
Simmer for about 45 minutes . It is now ready to eat or cool and freeze for future meals.
This pot has been divided into 3 containers for dinner and there was enough for us to each have a small bowl for lunch.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Leaving Las Vegas Heading Back To The Chilly Shores Of Lake Superior

Winter is over or at least in most of the US.  We have spent the winter in Las Vegas and now will leave to return to the shores of Lake Superior.  It is still cool in my home town but time to head back to children and grand children.
I  will return to my kitchen and my appliances.  Time to start menu planning full force and start my project of cutting our eating budget.  We have cooked less here since dining in the casinos is so easy.

At this time we have a weekly budget of $150 for groceries, dining out and gas.  I hope to that we eat out less and cook more. The difference will partly go to paying off our van early.

Watch for future postings on my menu plans and shopping budget.

Good bye Las Vegas... Hello beautiful Lake Superior

Monday, April 18, 2016

Selling on eBay No Secrets Just Hard Work DAILY

I belong to several face book groups of eBay sellers. Common complaint is I am not selling or why is it so slow. All eBay's fault of course.

My sales are not as great as I would like but I do recognize some of the reasons.  It is my doing not eBay doing.  For the winter we are living in Las Vegas and only brought stock that would fit in our van. So when we return home we can put back on eBay the stock that was removed.
Our inventory will increase.  Another reason sales are small is that I specialize in vintage paper and sales dollar amounts are small.

What I can do and am doing the majority of the time is to list 10 listings a day.
Share these listings on Facebook, Pinterest and twitter.  When I do this I do see my listings get more views.
Another thing that I am doing is putting my store on sale a couple of times a month for 1 or 2 days. No longer we want the buyer to have a sense of urgency.
I can also learn new categories to sell in that may have a higher dollar amount.

Are you selling on eBay?  Do you have any ideas to share with us?

Some postcards I have sold recently.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Selling On eBay Adding Income To Pay Down Debt Or Build Up Savings

eBay....  A great way to add to your income  

The extra income can help pay off debt or to build up your savings account. 

We have been selling on eBay for over 15 years. 

I have found that people will buy just about anything. 

It is easy to sell on eBay and setting up your account is free. 

When deciding what to sell just check out their website and do your research.

Some things I sell on a regular basis are vintage photos, postcards, jewelry 

and barbie doll items. 

Buyers are willing to buy just about anything.  I save box tops for education 

and Campbell soup education labels Make sure they have not expired.

I also save and sell my used ink cartridges to sell.  

They also will buy clean toilet paper and paper 

towel rolls and used medicine bottles that are great for crafters

These I not sold as of yet but I am saving my medicine bottles.

Take some time over the next few days and search eBay for odd things that sell.

You never know what you may be able to make some money off.

Thanks for stopping by and happy selling.