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Inventory? Sell?


Trying to make things to sell is not the easiest thing with my constant self doubt and need for perfection! I have decided to turn my front porch into a for sale area for the winter, I can put my lawn sale things out to mix in with the things I make and buy to resell. It’s not a huge space and it’s not heated but gets full sun all day and is recently completely insulated!

Could this be the start of a small local business? I don’t know but I guess I have to start somewhere!

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No milk!!!


Ughhhh, I can’t believe I have to cut out dairy! I like almond milk so , ok, I already use , I can’t believe it’s not butter , so that’s ok too but!!! My yogurts! Greek light raspberry yogurt is one of my favorite snacks! At first we thought it may be ok because there is so little dairy but, nope!! My other favorite thing is mint chocolate chip frozen yogurt!! I don’t think I can handle going with out that!

The horror!

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Kitten!


This is Cloe. We just couldn’t let her stay were she lived. They had ten cats and one litter of 8 kittens. Small, malnourished and living in filth. As we helped a PALS shelter gather them this little girl won my heart so after some time at the shelter being fixed and brought out of danger I brought her home. 2 hours and she is now sleeping in the window content as can be. Lol my pup was over excited and she never met a dog before but I am hoping they will become friends. Selina the 4 year old we brought home from the shelter months ago is not very happy about it but I am also hoping that will change.

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For rent ?


There’s a new scam, or new to me anyway, of renting out houses for sale by the not owners.

Scammers are watching houses for sale and then placing adds in newspapers and online to rent them out at affordable prices. The one I know of, two bedroom house, driveway and small back yard in Old Town Maine. Once you answer the add you are sent a bunch of pictures of the inside with the address so you can stop and look around , through the windows.

The story is, they moved for work or medical reasons, love the place and want to keep it in the family so decided to rent it out till someone in the family can take it over. They are out of state, can’t afford to hire a realtor and no one lives in the state or close by to show it all the time. Maybe someone was showing it but can’t for the next two weeks or something to that effect, especially if you told them how soon you need a place.

All new insulation and heat is included, trash pick up, snow and lawn care included, ready to move in today!

Two bedroom houses with full basement around here are usually 800-1000 a month varying on heat and hot water included, but this place is only 550, just the cost of running it and mortgage!

They tell you ,first months rent and deposit to move in but of course are willing to work with the right people, have a rental lease ready to download and print off for signatures , you keep a copy and send back pictures of it signed, you can send them the money by Money gram and they will overnight the keys to you for immediate move in!!!

The old saying, if it’s too good to be true then it probably is, comes to mind here.

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The road to building a business


Being disabled puts a major damper on my income, my husband works for the railroad so it’s not that we are broke it is just with the mortgage, loans we took for the house, two vehicles one which has a loan on it , child support, etc, etc, etc. I only get child support once in a while even though the state is supposed to be handling that for me. I want to do more, I want to not have to panic when an emergency comes up.

I love to be creative, I love to make things out of nothing, or junk, and some of it can be sellable. I hope! 😬

I can not sit at a computer, or a desk. I can not do physical labor. I am out of shape and not the healthiest with chronic pain to top it off so, I think this is my best bet. Work at my pace, do things I love. I have a craft room, total mess! I have a work station in the basement for cutting, sanding and everything else I can’t do outside in the winter. I have the means, I live on a great road for it. I just have to fig out how to do it.

I have big things like wooden signs, things I can do when I am couch bound, make jewelry and wreaths, so with or with out tremors, good day or not I have it to do.

My problem is, I don’t trust myself, I am a perfectionist and second guess everything I do!

I will need some help guys! I need some support and people I can ask if it is good enough or not!

Come with me on my journey. Please?

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When You’re Having Trouble Concentrating, Focus Yourself With These 6 Tips


When You’re Having Trouble Concentrating, Focus Yourself With These 6 Tips

When You’re Having Trouble Concentrating, Focus Yourself With These 6 Tips
— Read on thoughtcatalog.com/holly-riordan/2019/09/when-youre-having-trouble-concentrating-focus-yourself-with-these-6-tips/

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Wooden pumpkins


When I made these I was thinking of a two holiday use. They are in sets of 3 with 4-6-8 roughly sized wood and weather resistant. One side could be for Halloween and the other side can be just pumpkins for fall or Thanksgiving decorations. I made some rustic and some not, some with pictures as some not! Lol So anyone want to share an opinion? I take criticism well!!

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Pains of change but still the same.


I am full of things to say today! Lol

As the seasons change, so does my pain. In the summer it hurts when it rains, in the winter it hurts as it gets colder, but the pain is still the same, pain. The winter pain spreads in more places, and seems to be lot more often, it’s harder to get past then summer pain. I can get up and move to get rid of summer pain but winter pain just gets a little easier to bare. It’s strange, it’s the same pain, just different.

Humans are entirely different creatures and creations then weather and seasons but they all effect us in many ways. Before getting into medicine my son used to say I was crazy when I said it was the weather making me hurt , now he just says I’m crazy! Lol

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My own Monet!?


Saw a post by another blogger, Photos by Ravi and he had a version of Monet as well, so even though I posted this pic already I just wanted to repost with this in mind! What do you think? Do I make the newbie group for like Monet!

Course his are paintings but, so much beauty!

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So, out of the blue?


Curious and curiouser

How many of you have found Snowballs in your freezer? Anyone remember when you found it, time of year?

I found a few over the years, all boys, and never one that last eat till summer or even spring. My older boy managed to hide one behind the ice trays once and since we weren’t using them during winter it lasted a while. Once it was found it was more like a lump of ice attached to the corner of the freezer. It went in the sink. Lol

Anyone else?

(Can’t explain why this popped in my head, I don’t post most of the things that pop in my head, you would thank me! )

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The Evil lives


My husband exwife has been a nightmare since day one, it’s the ” he went and found his soul mate and got happy” thing. The closet drunk went and drank her liver to death, we thought she was going to die. Then the family stopped talking to us, stressing about adding two more kids to the house full time, allll the things that come with that very horrific thought, they have a cat, one of them hates us both, etc, etc,

To update, she lives. She came home from the hospital and if she can stay sober for two years then they will give her a transplant. WOW!

She has caused serious mental and emotional issues to those two boys, so part of me just thinks die already!

Then you have the boys, never taught respect, to clean up after themselves, empathy is non existent, they have been spoiled beyond imagination and still treated as much as babies as possible. The older one treated differently because he is “special” so the younger one is the one blamed for everything, and knows it.

I have such a hard time with the younger one. The older one does not visit at all. I know he needs meds for his ADHD but he takes 3 pills a day and seems to me to only get his hyperactivity under control. I get frustrated, impatient, aggravated, and plain stressed with him as it is when he is here for 3 days so living with us scares me to death! The things he does not know are the things I demanded my kids knew. How in the word do I switch my believes and parenting ?

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