I’ve been actively cleaning out my closet recently and getting rid of all the clothes that no longer suit me after having a baby. I took a contractor sized bag to the thrift store and have been selling other things on ebay to fund a few new purchases.
After getting rid of so many things that no longer fit or worked with my needs I didn’t want to just clutter things up again so I have made a few well thought out purchases. After making my little mood board I decided I needed a comfy pair of black pants, another pair of non jeans, a couple sweaters and a new long sleeve shirt. I also really wanted a pair of clogs. I decided that it felt wasteful to just buy all new things so I purchased a couple used items from ebay and a sweater from the thrift store. Then I perused Old Navy to get the rest at a bargain. The photo above is what I came up with.
This is what I ended up purchasing.
- Leather Clogs $30 Unbranded from Ebay. Preowned and made in the USA.
- Polka Dot Sweater $5 at my local thriftstore
- Madewell pants $29.95 from Ebay. Preowned (similar to these)
- Old Navy Belted soft pants $10.00 with promo
- Old Navy Relaxed Boat Neck $6.00 with promo
- Old Navy Textured Sweater (my favorite purchase) $20.00 with promo
Bringing the grand total to $100.95 out of my $200+ that I’ve made on Ebay.
Ebay has been so easy to use! Especially because I can schedule package pickups from USPS and the postman picks up the packages right at my front door! I also purchased these poly bags for shipping the clothes which has really helped to streamline the process. Have you sold anything on Ebay? Do you have any tips?
Time is different now that I’m a stay at home mom. It is unpredictable. There are blocks of coveted time during naps when I run around and try to get a few things done. Those naps are fleeting, I’m still never really sure when they will begin or when they will end so I try to make the most of that precious free time. Lately I’ve been making what I’ve been calling “gifts for my future self” in those free moments. I have been making frozen cookie dough and frozen biscuits that I can cook in our toaster oven for later when my hands are full and I am tired and the only thing that will make the world better is a fresh baked cookie or a biscuit with some jelly. Future self is always so thankful for past self for the sweet treats.
The biscuit recipe I use is from the back of the self rising flour package
Lately I’ve been enjoying this cookie recipe.
AND I am obsessed with this cookie scoop it makes cookie and tiny biscuit making so much easier.
Yes those are my nerdy artsy car wash photos. This week’s challenge is to get off all that road salt, dust and grime off of your car! I love going through the carwash, it reminds me of being a little kid. It was a nice treat. Then I vacuumed out the car myself. I’ve got a crazy system for vacuuming out the car since you really have to scramble once you put in that last quarter.
- Before I leave I take out any big things from the car.
- Once I get to the car wash I take out all of the car mats and shake them out and put them in a pile on the ground.
- I also pick up all the bits of paper and what not and throw them away.
- I open the doors.
- Put in the quarters and vacuum out the floorboards
- Then you usually have to add some more quarters to finish the trunk and finally your stack of mats.
I also don’t know how I made it this far in life without knowing that you can put your floor mats in your washer. Man that’s a game changer. I came home and threw them in on the gentle cycle with laundry detergent and they look awesome.
Also here’s my update to last week’s challenge. We packed up 4 boxes before we both got hit with the flu last week. It was such a bummer, but Jason and I are both feeling much better now. I guess every little bit helps. Sorry that there was no artful way to photograph our junk.