Menu Plan For Week Save Money Eat At Home

I plan to start planning my menu plans weekly ( I hope) .  If I plan my meals we tend to eat dinner at home more often and save money which is so important.  Click on link to see other menu plans from the past

Sunday (today) I am making my home made spaghetti sauce with pasta and hot bread

Monday Mama’s Chicken Salad ( using part of the rotisserie chicken from tomorrows dinner), Water gate salad and crusty bread

Tuesday Rotisserie chicken, mash potatoes and vegetable

Wednesday Home made basil Tomato soup (new recipe for me) Watch for my post and review. Add to soup is grilled cheese sandwiches and chips

Thursday Sloppy Joe with baked beans and chips

Friday General Tao Chicken with rice ( new recipe watch for review)

Saturday Buffet of left overs from the week


Another Day In The Life Of An eBay Seller

Well it is the middle of summer and sales are slower than normal. Actually down quite a bit , but also we just moved into a smaller apartment.  This could have something to do with our sales slowing down.  We have been busy with packing and moving and I have been to tired to sit and list.  Another factor is we have so much stock  unlisted that I am not buying much new inventory so the excited of new finds could be part of the cause.

On top of that it is vacation time for buyers.  People are busy and away from their computers.

Today I added to eBay some real photo postcards.  From a railroad yard with trains to King George coronation to a school in Minnesota.

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These are fun to look at and great additions to some one’s collection.  My postcards and other items can be found in our store.

Recent sales have been some vintage photos and postcards.

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How are your sales doing , up or down? Leave me a message if you like.

Another Day In The Life Of An eBay Seller 06/13/16

The weather here has been rainy and a bit chilly except for one day this week.

We skipped garage sales because of this fact and listed  items from the piles of treasures we already purchased.

Sales are picking up some I think and I have attempted to list 5 to 10 items most days.

Some of the items that sold this week are the following.

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Quilt kit new in package that I picked up at a church sale. Sold first time out on auction for $5.00 plus shipping.

Another items was 2 pairs of vintage nylons new in package that I had for some time.  I took a best offer of $10.00 plus shipping and happy to send them out the door.


Last items I will share today is a vintage postcard that are war time love postcards.  I sold two of them at $4.50 each plus shipping.

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Thanks for stopping by… happy hunting for your treasures

Another Day In The Life Of An eBay Seller 6/8/16

Another day in my life, not much coffee yesterday.  Book sale at the library is this week

Disappointed at amount of books at the sale.  We were a couple hours late to opening but that is not the reason for smaller amount of books.

Still found some that I think will be of interest to others.  Listed 5 of them last night and one sold with in 1 hour. See picture below.

Here are a couple others that were sold within the last 24 hours.

Vintage Good Citizenship Award


Texas 42 vintage Game mailed to Texas


True Crime book Murder at the Glensheen Mansion sold within an hour of adding to Amazon and eBay. Sold on eBay for $5.00

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Last night I was able to list 6 items , 5 of them on both eBay and Amazon. I also promoted my listings on facebook, pinterest and twitter.

Maybe that is why we sold we above paperback so fast.

Another day has started and we need to decide if we return to the library to scan the books.

eBay has offered an extra 100 auctions for the next few days.  I prefer fixed price but will take advantage of some of these.

Have a great day.. thanks for stopping by. i am off to continue my day on eBay and beyond.

Another Day In The Life Of An eBayer 06/06/16

Every day is a new adventure in the life of an internet seller.

I start my day with a cup of coffee and my flavored creamer and wait for my computer to come on.

What is today’s plan?  List of course  and pack our packages to go to the post office .

Also on my to do list is promoting our listings on facebook, pinterest and twitter.

My daily goal is list at least 10 items then promote those 10 on facebook and pinterest. I then tweet the 10 and then go and tweet another 10 to 40 older listings.

Last night after shutting down my business and climbing into bed my phone started to caching with solds on ebay.

We sold this vintage cocktail stirrer spoon from the Golden Gate Casino in Las Vegas.


The next item that sold before I fell asleep was this fabric sample from Longaberger.


Then came the sale of these little rain bonnet purses.  Each has a rain bonnet and my grandmother would carry this in her purse in case she got caught in the rain. Last year I bought a box of these at an estate sale and this is the last of that purchase.


Last item I will share at this time is this darling postcard.  It is part of a series I bought at an auction some time ago.

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Time to go and list my 10 items, go to post office and then to a local auction this evening.

See you later .. Grace

Another day in an eBayers Life

Every day is an adventure in the life of an internet seller.

I start my day with a cup of coffee and my flavored creamer and wait for my computer to come on.

What is today’s plan?  List of course  and pack our packages to go to the post office tomorrow.

Added to my list of things to do is promoting our listings on eBay, pinterest and twitter. We also edit our listings and maybe some hunting for new product.

Today hubby and I listed 13 new items , relisted a few and got our mail together for tomorrow’s run to the post office.

We are at 1889 items for sale. We prepared for the mail 6 packages, have 1 to still do and we are waiting for payment on 2 items that will go to Germany.

Here are some of our  new items for our eBay store.

This weekend I found at a garage sale this

Mickey Mouse single waffle maker by Disney


At a yearly church sale I found this scrap book kit that I put into my store for 30 days



The day is cloudy , windy and we are almost done when hubby spots a pile of books on cars.  Here is one that he listed on auction. … Hemmings books of Mustangs , Nashes and Studebakers.

Some of the items we sold and got ready for the mail are photos, postcards and a cookbook


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The day is nearing the end and time to call it a day. See you soon.



Selling On eBay Vintage Postcards

Good morning all hope that your summer is warmer than mine, cool and rainy here in Minnesota.

Earlier this week I was busy listing some of my many vintage postcards.  Small dollars but easy to list , sell and ship.

Texas, Minnesota and Wisconsin were added to our  eBay store.

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My goal for this week is to have 2,000 items offered in our store with in the next few days. As of today we have 1868 items offered.

Our May sales were down from last year so need to get sales up this month.

How are your sales going on eBay or where ever you sell.

How do I Handle Slow Sales On eBay? Day 1

Sales have been slower than normal and what I want them to be.  I have to admit there are times I do not work as hard and list as much as I should on a daily basis.

Yesterday was day 1 of a challenge to list daily at least 5 items and to promote that many or more on Facebook, twitter and pinterest.

By the end of the day I listed 8 items on eBay all vintage paper items and all in auction.  

We sold 3 items one of them is this adorable baby photo from the early 1900s

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This morning I went to eBay and promoted all 8 on face book,  twitter and pinterest. 

Hopefully by tomorrow morning I can report more listing and sales

How are your eBay sales?



Whats For Dinner ? Menu Plan Monday

What’s for dinner is always a good question.

I attempt to make a plan for the week but all it takes is a call from one of the boys or a friend to go out to dinner and I am grabbing my purse and out the door we go.

This is this weeks plan

Monday ( today keep it simple ) Stop at deli for chicken,  mash potatoes and baked beans

Tuesday grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup with potato chips

Wednesday Mrs. D’s sloppy Joe recipe and left over baked beans

Hamburger Hotdish

Thursday Grab a package of hot dish out of the freezer with garlic bread and green beans

Friday try a new recipe to be decided what I am cooking


Saturday cook eat and freeze pot of Chili

Sunday Left over buffet

I am sharing at Menu Plan Monday Blog 

Saving Money Eating At Home $5.00 Meal Possible

I love to make hamburger hot dish / casserole. Reminds me of mama’s kitchen.

This casserole can cost you about $5.00 with careful shopping and coupons.

1 1/2 pounds of hamburger $3.00 bought on sale for $1.99 a pound
2 cups of pasta $1.00
3 cans of Campbells tomato soup $1.50 I bought on sale at 50 cents a can (used a coupon so really less than 50 cents a can or use 1 jar of spaghetti sauce and a can of tomato sauce
spices pennies
Total cost for Hamburger Hot dish/Casserole about $5.50
This can easily feed 6 people or for the 2 of us 2 dinners and 1 lunch.

Hamburger Hotdish

I make this one evening and freeze another meal or two for following weeks.  I am sharing this over at Monday Food Bop click to see other recipes