Friday, November 16, 2012

Let The Holidays Begin!

Hey Everyone!
I hope you're all doing well. The holidays are right around the corner... so hard to believe. We finally are having fall weather in So Cal. We had a little rain and one morning while I was on my way to the office, the temperature was 56 degrees. I don't know about you, but that is a little chilly!  It does help to set the mood though for Thanksgiving and Christmas. And I can wear my new boots :-) That's what it really boils down to!

Thanks to one of my FB friends, I've joined LISTiA .  It's a new website that you can auction off things you no longer want. You get credits and you're also able to bid on things you want that others are listing.  "One man's junk is another man's treasure"  Not sure who I'm quoting but I truly believe that. Lol.  And I like shopping online while still in my jammies sipping coffee!  You can earn credits by referring friends if they join as well as other tasks you can do for credit. I listed a few craft items I no longer needed. I had some brand new decorative patches.  I knew I'd advertise "free shipping" so I wanted something that would fit into a standard envelope and not cost me a fortune to mail out.  Bingo. Well all four of my listings ran 4 days {you pick the length of auction} and all 4 sold. It went swimmingly well.  I also bid on a pattern and won.  YaY Me! So my first week went well. I will attempt to post a Badge to MY Listia page ** H E R E ** and also on my blog sidebar for easy access.  One gal I spoke to via email, said she does really well and she has already purchased most of her Christmas gifts and got a few luxury items for herself. The best part is the de-cluttering of her closets, etc.  I'm not sure if she charges s/h. The website itself is 100% free. It could be a pretty cool way to clean up a bit!

I had the best Mom Surprise this week. My son in NY is visiting me this weekend! His company flew him out on Monday to work in the LA office. He's staying in a nice hotel in Venice Beach right on the sand. He checked out last night and came home for the weekend. He's able to work out of the local office today and he'll head back up to LA on Monday morning for two more days. I am so lucky that he's able to come home as often as he does. There is a chance that they will send him back out early December too! He already has his planned vacation a few weeks around Christmas. This is one happy Mama :-)  

In case I'm unable to post before Thanksgiving, I hope everyone has a very thankful Thanksgiving and has a wonderful time breaking bread with loved ones.

Until Next Time, 


  1. I miss being chilly!!! Lows here are 70's. I know I shouldn't complain too much, but winter isn't winter if I'm not chattering =)

    Have fun visiting with your son!

    I wanted to invite you to join our new Meet and Greet Blog Hop!

    Come link up, and join in on the fun!


  2. Hello Laurie!
    Thank you for the invite :-) I will email you directly because I have a question for you!
    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving in all that warm weather, haha. Usually we're wearing shorts in Nov & Dec but this year it's actually a little cool. Nice for a change.
    ~ Tammy

  3. I love the holidays! Not just for the meaning of the holidays. Its also the practical side. For me I get excited to clean out some of the closets. It allows me to make new plans about the coming year and feel like they are in reach. It is exciting. Best of luck with your blog, etsy and listia. I can see you are talented. I have lost my mom but she was extremely talented with everything. Especially sewing. I did not get any talents like that. Thank you for sharing. wendishifflette at yahoo dot com

    1. Thank you Wendi, for your sweet post! I'm sorry you have lost your Mom. I cannot imagine what that must be like.
      I love the holidays too. This year is a strange one for me because my boys are all out. Two were married in August and October and my middle son is in NY. He will be here for Christmas, thank goodness - and does come out often for work, but it sure is different not having young ones around for me.
      I think you should dabble in sewing or crafts. Don't write it off! Start out slow, like making pillow cases or drawstring bags. It's easy and fun and very forgiving, it's your creation so you can make it anyway you want!
      Merry Christmas to you !


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