Saturday, October 20, 2012


Last Monday we were at a local auction house about 150 miles away from home. Weekend spent with family and friends ended at the auction house on Monday night. 450 items for bid during the night. Lots of sport cards, signed foot balls, glass ware and art work. I had my eye on a few items but they all sold for more than I was willing to pay. I have to buy right to be able to sell so I have my limits of purchase price. Last on my list of things I wanted was 5 boxes of vintage books, mainly vintage cook books. Cook books from 1890s to mid 1950s.  My buying price was some where between $60.00 up to $100 for these boxes. There is a 15 percent buying premium added to purchase price. It was between me and some dude at the end. His bid was $95.00 I went to $100.00 and going going gone, no sound from the other side of the room and the boxes were mine.
Mine, mine all mine. Next move was to pay for them before leaving with my pay pal card. Sign for my purchase and I will get 1 percent back from pay pal. Not alot of money but my belief is NEVER UNDER ESTIMATE THE VALUE OF A SMALL AMOUNT OF MONEY.
I spent Thursday and Friday afternoon listing the first ten cookbooks from these boxes and sent them up Friday night on eBay for auction.
I shared the titles on my For the Love of Junk blog site last night. Take a peek if you like. I believe my $115.00 was a good investment but I have a lot of work ahead of me.
Do you buy and sell on eBay, Amazon or Etsy. My second income comes from all three sites with eBay being number 1 in sales right now.

Sitting on my desk is the next 5 to list on eBay and send up tonight. I love the cover art on this book.


Well back to listing my cook books, have a great weekend and happy hunting for treasures for your collection or to resell. Grace

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Weird Wednesday ~ Living Within Our Means 10/17/12

I want to be consider weird, I want to live within my means. I want to be able to pay cash for what I want or need for my family.

There are three ways to Live With In Your Means...

1. Increase your income
2. Sell some assets
3.Decrease your expenses

Pretty hard to decrease the expenses, every thing is real tight as it.  Hubby and I are always on the hunt to buy items to resell on eBay, etsy, and Amazon.
I would like to add an extra $850 a month to the income or $213.00 a week. This would be money to travel to twin cities more to hunt, to put money away to travel next winter, additional weekly money to add to entertainment and to have a budget for clothing. This is not in our base budget because of tightness.
Monday night we were at an auction and I bought 5 boxes of vintage cook books and recipe books. Invested $115.00 from pay pal account.  This week I will be working to see how may I can list on eBay to sell.

Last week we had a fairly good week on eBay. One thing I sold was a great 1970s vintage men's suit as a buy it now for $60.00 before expenses.  All the money from sales last went to buy the cook books at auction and to travel to cities to see family and friends. And on the way home we stopped at three thrift stores and found some great books for resell. 


Well time to get busy listing some of those cookbooks on eBay for auction.   Thanks for stopping by to visit. Do you sell on the Internet to add to your income. Grace

Menu Plan For Week ~ Whats For Dinner Saving Money Eating At Home

This weeks menu plan is late, we were in the twin cities for time with family and friends and to do some hunting for STUFF to resell. Great time with family and found some great items to resell on eBay, etsy or Amazon.

This weeks menu starts with tonight
Wednesday is Orange Teriyki Beef over noodles see yesterdays blog
Thursday is Meat balls with gravy,mash potatoes and left over bake beans.
Friday is Tomato soup with grilled cheese and chips
Saturday Enchiladas from the freezer ( last weeks left overs) with refried beans  recipe posted a few days ago.
Sunday is left over Teriyki Beef with noodles and what ever left over buffet

Breakfasts will be eggs and toast or cereal
Lunches are soup and sandwiches

Hope your week is full of wonderful eats and happy memories. Grace

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday Orange Teriyaki Beef with Noodles

I am sharing a recipe that we first made a few months ago. Orange Teriyaki Beef with Noodles. It was fantastic and I have decided to make it tomorrow night. 
It is frugal to make and unbelievable easy and has fantastic flavor.
Click on the link to get the recipe. I am sharing this at Blessed with Grace.

Thanks for stopping by.. Grace