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Choosing The Right Planner For The New Year

Are you planning on 2017 to be your year of finally getting (and staying!) organized? I don’t know about you, but I thrive on order. I love lists. A lot. I like to have my house looking just so. I need a schedule.

Finding the Perfect Planner For The New Year

One of the ways that I keep (or attempt to keep) everything together is with my planner. But there are different planners for different people. So, what are they? Which one will work best for you? Here are a few great options to help you decide!

(PS! Have you seen our organizing challenge for 2017? You will want to follow along! Each day has a small way that you can get yourself organized and prepared all year long!)

Paper Planners

I am 100% a pen and paper kind of lady. And stickers. And washi tape. 🙂

Finding the Perfect Planner For The New Year

This is my planner. It’s from Erin Condren and I love it. It’s a great size and has plenty of room for my monthly calendar of events as well as more detailed weekly notes. And it’s pretty. Super pretty. There are plenty of accessories as well: stickers, snap ins, bands, notes, dividers, pens, etc.

The only drawback to my EC planner is that it is a little pricey. But, if you think of the fact that it gets daily use then that price isn’t bad. I like to call mine an investment.

Finding the Perfect Planner For The New Year

A friend of mine introduced me to The Happy Planner. It’s very similar to Erin Condren planners, but not as expensive. They also have a ton of stickers and customizing items so no matter if you choose an EC or THP – they are a great solution!

Another option that has come highly recommended to me is Plum Paper. I really like how when you make your planner you can add sections like a blogging section or a sales section (perfect for people who sell things like LuLaRoe!) There are also sections for baby (tracking growth/milestones), wedding, and SO many more options! The price of this planner is midway between The Happy Planner and EC, with amazing details and quality!

Finding the Perfect Planner For The New Year

If you are a lister then you might really love this option. It’s the Panda Planner. And I think I’m obsessed. After this year with my EC I may opt to try the Panda Planner. I told you I’m into lists so this set up just makes me happy. There are monthly, weekly and daily set ups with room to have everything written down. (There is a larger version available of the Panda Planner if you write big like me!) 🙂 I love that it also focuses on the positive!

Finding the Perfect Planner For The New Year

Do you want a paper planner but not into all of the artsy, cutesy stickers? Or maybe you are super artsy and want to have space to doodle and paint. Maybe you like the simplicity. Whatever your reason, a bullet journal might be the solution for you. Right now bullet journals are super popular. Some people use them for keeping a list of their to do’s. (I love the key above!)

Some bullet journals are just that – journals, as opposed to planners. Some are extravagant with art, and color and calligraphy. Others are minimal and simple. Both are beautiful!

Digital Planners

If you are looking for an app that you can use to help plan your days here are a few that you may want to try!

  • Planner Pro
  • Fantastical 2
  • Todoist
  • Calendar 5

And don’t forget that Siri can schedule things on your phone calendar for you as well!

Finding the Perfect Planner For The New Year

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How To Be An Amazon Reviewer (And Get Tons Of Things For Free!)

I’m pretty much obsessed with Amazon. I order gifts, stuff for the house, furniture, beauty products, and even groceries. But that’s all stuff that I pay for.

How to be an Amazon Reviewer

I also get lots of cool stuff for free too. No, not with credits that I earned from blogging. Just for free. And you can too! No blog required!

Sounds Too Good To Be True.

It’s not. Well it’s really awesome, but it is true! To the people who sell on Amazon, positive reviews are golden. So to help them receive more feedback, Amazon sellers will give out codes for free products in exchange for your honest opinions. You get to try out new products and in exchange you give them your thoughts. Easy and fun!

Is it really free?

It can be. I say can because sometimes some people will offer coupon codes to make the products super cheap. Other times they offer codes for it to be 100% free.

One thing to keep in mind is shipping. Some sellers will ship it to you for free and others want you to pay for it. If you have Amazon Prime chances are even if the sellers don’t pay for free shipping, your Prime will cover it. (Need a free trial to Amazon Prime? Get 30 days for free when you sign up here!)

Awesome. How do I get started?

Getting started is super easy. There are several free websites that you can sign up for that will allow you to sign up to get free codes for products on Amazon. Here are some that I use and 100% recommend. But before I share, I’m sure you are wondering what kind of things I’ve gotten! I’ve had essential oil diffusers, a motion activated emergency light (it’s actually much cooler than it sounds – we love it!), beauty products, even a screen for our door. I’ve gotten so many things, but what makes it cool is that you get to pick and choose which products you will actually use (or be able to use as a gift!)

Let me know if you sign up and what kind of products you get devlievered to your door – for FREE!

baking cups

AMZ Review Trader

This is a great one! You can request up to 20 items at a time. You won’t be approved for everything you request so it is nice to be able to request a higher number of items. If you don’t hear back in a few days, move on to request new products. I like to sort through by best discount or lowest price (aka free).

Product Elf

This is another great site. There are two lists that you can sort through, free products and $1 products. You request the items you would like and you are emailed a coupon code. This one is awesome but it is hit or miss. Sometimes you get some pretty decent stuff and otherwise not so much. The good news is that it is updated ALL the time. Just about every time I login there are different items available.


This is a popular one that many people use. Actually this is where I got that really cool light from! 🙂 Today I checked in and didn’t see anything I was interested in, but check in often. You can find good stuff!

dog treats

Dollar Deal Reviews

With this service they give you ‘tickets’ that you can turn in for different products. Once you choose your item, receive it and leave a review you just turn in your link and you earn more tickets. They usually have pretty good items. Today I was able to score a pack of jerky treats for our dogs. I’m usually pretty picky about what treats I buy them, but these looked like they will be a great choice. As you can see above, the treats usually sell for about $15 and after their coupon code, I didn’t pay a thing for them!

Elite Deals

Keep an eye on this one! I’ve gotten several great items including an essential oil diffuser that I use all the time! They post their items daily (usually a bit later in the day).

A Few Tips…

  1. Amazon is not a fan of people who just join groups and buy free products only. Weird, I know. So make sure that you are leaving reviews for items that you actually purchase regularly as well. This will give you a nice balance. How do they know? Because they can see you entered the promotional code and because….
  2. Legally you have to disclose you received the item for free or for a discounted rate. An FTC thing. I know.
  3. Write good reviews. They don’t have to be 1,000 words, but leave a good review. I’m not saying if an item is garbage you lie. I mean quality counts. People vote for helpful reviews on Amazon all the time. If your reviews are voted helpful regularly you can expect sellers to start contacting you offering their products to you to review. And generally, you can contact sellers as well and offer to review. THAT is how you get the really good stuff!

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Selling Teacups on Ebay

I’ve taken a bit of an auction break, and by bit I mean I haven’t been in probably 10 months! But I’ve been thinking about stepping back into the game. I know several of you liked seeing what sold and for how much so I thought until I start back up again, I would help you by showing you some things to be on the look out for.

selling teacups on ebay

Today, it’s all about teacups! I love selling teacups. They are small and easy to ship. Usually they are labeled with the maker and sometimes even the pattern – which makes it super easy to list. And surprisingly, some of those little cups can be worth BIG bucks!


At one auction I purchased a whole lot of teacups and saucers for about $20. There were about 20 cups in the lot so I only paid about $1 each. It was a steal. I figured that I would be able sell some of them for $5-10 each. This was one of the first cups I pulled out and it sold for $94.20! A few more out of that box sold for $50, a couple for $35 and most of the others for $5-10. I did very well.

This is a brand to keep your eye out for! It’s made by Shelley and this particular pattern is Dainty Green. The person may have gotten a deal on it – I’ve seen some sell for as much as $250. For one cup and saucer! It depends on supply/demand, condition and also for this pattern if it is an earlier print. The Dainty pattern comes in lots of colors – all of which do well, but if you can find the black, they have been selling for $525 – $750 for one set!

tea cup

I spotted this teacup thrown in a box with several broken cups and mismatched saucers. I had to have it. Sometimes at auctions they do what is called choice. That means you bid on the chance to choose. You never know what box people are going to take. Sometimes you wait and your item or box gets selected. Sometimes you pay a little more to make sure you get the one you want. For me, I paid a little more than I wanted to ($25 for the box). This cup (Royal Albert in the Old English Rose pattern) sold for $52. What made it worth more than the other Old English Rose pattern tea cups? The fact that this one is a matte black.

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When you are looking for teacups and saucers either at the thrift store or at an auction, look for things that make it unique. The Shelley cups were so thin it was incredible. For the Royal Albert cup, it is a matte black color. Collectors love intricate designs, unique designs, artist signatures, vintage/antique pieces, and limited editions all can raise the value. Gold gilding is popular with collectors! And as with everything, condition is vital! You want your teacups and saucers to be free of chips, cracks and hair lines. But if you find an ultra rare teacup like a Shelley Dainty Black and it has a small chip in it, be sure to pick it up. Just know that it is going to effect the value.

Be sure to check out these top sellers that have happened lately on Ebay. Write them down, take a mental note, or keep a list in your phone so just in case you see one you know to pick it up!

tea 1

This teacup and saucer is gorgeous. It’s an example that you can get lucky sometimes. The person selling this couldn’t read the makers mark, but knew it was just pretty. Well, it sold. For $885!

tea 2

Haviland has long been a beautiful and desirable china maker. This particular teacup sold for $633!

tea 3

This is a great example of unique cups being a selling point. The colors are beautiful and the handle of this cup is definitely unique. It’s made by a company called Aynsley and this one sold for $598!

tea 4

This is another cup by Aynsley. Many of their cups are beautiful and vibrant colors making them appealing to collectors! Would you guess this cup brought in $324?


And one more Aynsley tea cup. This one is signed by the artist on both the cup and the saucer. It brought in a great $280!

Tips For Selling Teacups

Teacups are all about beautiful colors and condition. Show it off! When selling teacups on Ebay, be sure to take a great photo on a clean and clear backdrop.

To make it easy, one of these easy backdrops is easy to set up and makes for nice professional looking photos. You can use a free photo editing software like Picmonkey to make your photos look their best. Clear photos will attract more bidders and higher prices! If you plan on selling lots of teacups you may also want to pick up a teacup stand. They are inexpensive and will look great in your photos!

The teacup really should have it’s matching saucer. Once I found a teacup that would sell for $50 for only about $1 but it was missing its’ saucer. Without it the price would drop down to $10-15! A quick check on Ebay and I found the saucer for only about $10 shipped. It was worth the purchase in this case!

Bubble wrap is your friend when it comes to shipping.

Find a great teacup? Sell one for a great price! Let us know!

selling teacups on ebay

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Project Resell: What sold last week and for how much

Project Resell: What sold this week on Ebay (and for how much!)

Last week’s auction I felt like could be a good one for me. I didn’t get a ton of items, but I got some and they were the right price. I had spent $165 last week at the auction and I had a good chunk of it all listed. There are still a few things that I am listing and sorting, but most of it is all online.

Here are a few of the things that sold last week:


This teapot and sugar were in a box I paid $10 for. I wasn’t sure about these since one was marked Limoges and the other was Venetian and while they were painted the same they were obviously two different pieces. I had a few questions and 13 watchers on them. I was a little surprised with that many people watching that they didn’t go up more, but I’m happy with what they sold for. Especially since the teapot has a couple chips!

Paid: $10 for box

Teapot/sugar sold for: $16.88Other pieces in the box sold for: $28.75

Total Profit: $35.63

tea cup

This tea cup and saucer was also in a box. I really just wanted the teacup and I probably could have gotten it cheaper if I would have waited (it was in a box with broken teacups and 3 mix matched saucers), but I really wanted it! When they are doing choice you never know when it will be chosen! This is a hard to find set. It’s Royal Albert in the Old English Rose pattern. This pattern does well, but this was the matte black one so it sells really well.

Paid: $25 for box

Teacup and saucer sold: $52.00

Other pieces in box: (Sold 3 saucers for $2.99 each) $8.97

Total profit: $35.97


There was a very pretty full set of dishes at the auction that I have been kicking myself all week for not bidding on. They sold for $50, but they were so pretty. So when these large Limoges dinner plates came up, I made sure to get them!

Paid: $50

Sold: $138.59

Total Profit: $88.59

This auction had a whole case of jewelry, knives, etc. They were selling it out by choice for a long time – things went anywhere from $4-$40 each. After the bidding slowed down they sold the whole case and I was the winning bid at $15. I really didn’t think it would go for that low! When I got home I sorted through it. Some of the pieces I had to pull out because they were broken, knotted really badly, etc. I hate scrapping vintage jewelry, but there really wasn’t anything anyone could do with half of a ring, so I took them to a local shop. It was worth $80 in scrap so I more than paid for my case. I am still listing a few things from the case this week, but here are few things that sold out of the case last week:

rolls razor

This is a Rolls Razor. It is a compact razor for men and everything comes in the box.

Sold: $17.50

id bracelet

This bracelet is called a Forget-Me-Not bracelet. It is from around WWII and people would get a charm for each family member’s name. It was sterling and a neat piece to find.

Sold: $38.90


These took some research to find out what they were. The clips said France on them, but honestly when I bought them I thought they were hair clips! Turns out I was wrong and they are shoe buckles.

Sold: $39.99

There were a few more pieces in the case that sold like brooches, pins, tie tacks, etc.

Here are the totals so far:

Paid: $15.00

Sold for: $197.63

Some things that I listed last week didn’t sell, so they are re-listed this week.

Last week I sold $488.59 worth of items, so the $165 that I spent at the auction was more than paid back. Plus, there is still more to sell from that auction!


Project Resell: What Sold On Ebay Last Week

Project Resell: What sold this week on Ebay (and for how much!)


It was another good week on Ebay. The great thing about hearing your phone go ca-ching is not only getting paid, but that means it’s time to go out and get some more inventory. 🙂 I love the hunt for new things. I love finding cool things that are full of history and finding ‘junk’ a new home where it can be loved and appreciated.

This week we went down to an auction and boy, they zipped right through. There were a few things that I wanted to get, but a lot of it was out of my comfort zone and went a little to high for me to risk when I didn’t know anything about it. There was a beautiful hand painted clock. I bid up to $290 and then stopped. I got scared! There was lots of sterling silver, costume jewelry and dishes. I’m still kicking myself for letting a man get a box of gorgeous antique plates for $25. I thought he was bidding on something else. Oh well. I was able to pick up a few great items and learn a little something while I have been busy listing my new items.

But you want to know what sold last week! If you read the last update, I had a large lot of tintype photographs. So it was another tintype selling week. I had paid $30 for all of them and last week they had sold for $191.82!


This pretty lady sold for $10.50

plaid cowboy


I called this guy the plaid cowboy. I honestly didn’t have any expectations – I started it the same I did the others, at $3.00.

He sold for $43.97!

safari tintype


How awesome is this photo? I thought these guys looked awesome and like they were ready to go for a safari. It was one of my favorites and I was excited to see it do well!

Sold for $36.10

Several other tintypes sold this week too. And also, I had a few Hallmark ornaments. I bought a tote of ornaments at an auction a while ago for $10. I took a few out to sell online and posted the rest of them for $20 on a Facebook garage sale group. It sold immediately and it left me with a few of the higher selling ornaments.



These Father Christmas ornaments have been doing well. I had 5 total and so far have sold 3 and the other 2 currently have bids.

This one sold for $31.00

This week I sold $208.12 worth of items.

ALL of it was profit! 🙂

What did you sell last week?



5 Ways To Earn Money While Working At Home

5 ways to earn money working at home

I love my job! For me blogging is the best decision I could have ever made. I get to do things I love, be my own boss, meet amazing people, have a voice and earn a living at the same time. And my schedule? Flexible! I work from home, which is amazing. I can start dinner, be home when Josh gets off of school, fold a load of laundry while I’m on a call, and work around any appointments we have. Now don’t get me wrong. I work – a lot. But to me, it’s not really work. I use my day and things I truly love into my work.

Working from home gives you so much flexibility! Whether you decide to do it full time or are just looking for ways to supplement your income, you can do so from home! Here are five ideas for to earn money while working at home.

1. Become a VA

Blogging is a lot of work! Many established blogs are looking for help. There are so many opportunities that are available for you to be able to choose something you enjoy.

  • Do you like to write? You can write articles and sell them online. Articles are typically 300 words and usually include at least one photo. Images need to be quality (think pin-worthy) and you can edit them using free software like PicMonkey. You can write things like articles or even recipes that you make. There are several groups on Facebook that bloggers use to purchase content. Just search ‘buy content’ or ‘VA’ and a few groups should pop up!
  • Do you like to take photos? If you are a rock star photographer, you may want to try selling some photos! You can try in one of the VA Facebook groups or sign up to sell on a stock image site like this one.
  • Do you like social media? Yes! You can get paid to manage social media! Scheduling out posts for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Stumble Upon, etc all take time. And when you are trying to write articles, edit photos, answer emails, create content, work on campaigns and handle the business side of a blog, social media can sometimes take a backseat. But it is essential! If you like social media you may want to work on managing social media channels. This is another job to search VA groups or Social Media Manager groups on Facebook for!
  • Do you have graphic design experience? If you do then you can offer services like logos, web design, or even designing business cards. For smaller jobs you can sign up on sites like fiverr and for larger jobs try networking in groups on Facebook. Don’t stop with just blogging groups you can also search small business groups in your area.

2. Teach English

Do you speak well? Then consider applying to teach English online. Many businesses use online teaching tools to teach second languages to their workers. Most trainers work 25-30 hours a week, but you can decide how little or much you would like to work. You can apply here.

5 ways to make money while working from home

3. Open an Etsy Shop

Are you crafty? Maybe you have a love for all things vintage! You can open an Etsy shop and sell your goodies. If you like to design things, you can also try out Zazzle.

4. Resell on Ebay

Do you have things around your house that you can sell? Do your friends have things they would like you to list for them? You can also shop at places like garage sales, estate sales, thrift shops or auctions to resell. You can check out our series Project Resell to see items that we resell! I try to put on there how much we paid and how much it sold for. Also be sure to search completed listings on Ebay to get the current going rate.

5. After School Care

Do you have school age children? I know before I became a work at home mom, breaks and vacations were the worst! If you don’t have plans, see any parents need help with childcare. In the state we live in, most of the schools are switching to a more year around schedule. That means that our fall break went from 3 days to a week! And our spring break is 2 weeks. (It is 3 weeks if we don’t have any snow days!) That is a long time for parents who work full time to try to find help. Plus, it will give your child kids to play with and some money in your pocket!


Project Resell: What Sold This Week On Ebay

Project Resell: What sold this week on Ebay (and for how much!)

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Project Resell update. I have taken a few months off. Summer has been really busy for me. I wish I would have gone to more estate sales and had time to sell, but you can’t win them all right? This past week has been my first week ‘back’. I was really excited; last weekend looked like there were some great auctions! We got up to the first auction and took one look. Everything was gorgeous! In fact, we thought it was a little too nice. We guessed that things would go really expensive so we decided to head over to another one.

We got there and bought a few things. And by few things I mean, just a couple. The auction had a lot of stuff, but not a lot that really interested us. So we were off to the third auction. The description said that there was 150 boxes that were packed by the estate and not seen by the auctioneer. Well, we quickly realized why they weren’t shown before! By this time, the auctions for the day were over. I was bummed that we wasted our day!

Sunday we headed to another auction where I was able to purchase some more items. It feels nice to hear my phone ca-ching again!

This week, I’ve been selling a lot of tintypes! I purchased these as a lot in our second auction. I have never purchased tintypes before nor do I honestly know much about them. I took a chance and bought them. I figured that there were so many that it would hopefully be easier to make my money back on them! I paid $30 for about 44 tintypes.


This photo was etched 1879!

Sold: $15.50


This photo of a boy playing his banjo I had listed with a starting point of $3.00. (I listed all of my tintypes with starting points of 99¢ – $3.99 depending on the condition.) Within minutes I had an email asking if I would call the man because he had a ‘respectable’ offer for me. Call or not to call? Well, curiosity beat me and I called. I was fully prepared for him to offer $20 or maybe $30 and I was going to take my chance at the auction. After all, most of the time when people want to buy it without the auction it is because they think it will go higher than they are willing to pay. But he offered me $95! I said absolutely. Part of me is curious what it could have done, but I made a good profit that I am happy with.

Sold: $95


The two brothers weren’t in the best shape, but I liked their pose and their outfits.

Sold $6.50

father son

I thought this was a cute picture of the Father and Son. It only got one bid though.

Sold: $3.00

ma pa

This was another one that I thought would do better. Ma & Pa.

Sold: $3.99


I actually had two copies of this photo. One was a little rough though so this is the only one that was listed.

Sold: $5.50


These girls were all dressed up!

Sold: $10.09

The past week I sold 13 tintypes. Only one that I had listed didn’t sell! Could I have gotten more for them? Maybe. Probably. But I am very happy with what I got for them. I am even happier that I paid for them and a week later have made my money back plus some! I would rather sell something for $3 and get rid of it right away than to hold onto it for 3-4 weeks and sell it for $10. Time (and space!) is money! 🙂

This past week I also sold 2 brooches as buy it nows and a Mickey figurine on a Facebook garage sale site.

Total spent at auctions last week: $230

Total amount sold last week: $230.89

Total Profit on just the tintypes (so far!): $161.82

Which means everything else that I have from the auctions will be profit! The tintypes will mostly all be sold in the next few days and I have quite a few things that need to be listed including some advertising tins, art, collectibles, lamps, glassware, etc. The next few days will be busy, but it’s pretty motivating when you know that it’s all profit! 🙂


Project Resell: What sold this week

Project Resell

I don’t want to jinx anything, but spring is almost here. Which means garage sales and estate sales! I’m pretty excited! My mom and I love going to auctions and estate sales. Our new adventure is to bring items home and resell them. It’s a fun hobby to have! We learn tons of things (I think we are becoming quite the Useless Trivia Queens!) Plus, it’s a great way to earn extra money!!

Here are a few of the things from the past week that I sold:


Majolica Lion PitcherBought: $85

Sold: $150.00

Profit: $65

Sold in 1 week


Cobalt Blue Salt Glaze CrockI loved this crock! I was really tempted to keep it for myself. I think I should have kept it!

Bought: $50

Sold: $79.99 (See, I think I should have kept it!)

Profit: $30

Sold in 2 week

Crown Devon Fieldings Tea Cup

I got pretty lucky. I paid $20 for about 20 different tea cups. I purchased them kind of blind and didn’t know what kind of cups were in there. I figured I would be able to sell 8-10 of them for $10 each. Surprise! After some research there were some pretty good ones!

Crown Devon Fieldings Tea Cup & Saucer

Bought: $1.00

Sold: $50.00

Profit: $49.00

Sold in 1 week


Shelley Dainty Green Tea Cup & Saucer

This was another cup in my lucky box! I will be on the look out for more of these for sure!

Bought: $1.00

Sold: $94.20

Profit: $93.20

Sold in 1 week


Jadeite Water Cooler (Missing the Lid)

Bought: $50

Sold: $72.50

Profit: $22.50

Sold in 1 week

I wasn’t sure how this would play out since it was missing the lid. I over paid for it, but it was worth the gamble to me. (If you find one with a lid they sell for $100ish)

It was a pretty good week! So far I’ve sold 6 tea cups (the 2 above and 4 more) for $184. Not bad for my $20! Plus, I have 14 more! 🙂



Project Resell: Making Extra Money at Home – What Sold & What didn’t

Project Resell


Last week I told you how my mom and I like to go to auctions, yard sales and estate sales together and then list our treasures on Ebay. Well, last week was kind of a slow week! But here are some of what sold and what didn’t.


This cute kitty winds up and it chases the butterfly. Plus, the key and original box came with it! I know when you find something fun and cute at an auction it’s exciting! Make sure you check to see if all of the parts are included!

Bought for: $9.00

Sold for: $42.50

Sold in 1 week

Handy Andy3

Handy Andy Tool Set (we were missing the hammer) but otherwise this was in excellent condition! I honesty don’t think it was ever used!

Bought for: $6.25

Sold for: $30.99

Sold in 1 week!

made in england3

This super cute vintage toy didn’t sell. But we have it relisted this week! Sometimes you have to wait a little while for that perfect buyer!

no smoking

How cool is this no smoking sign? He is such a fun piece! Unfortunately, he didn’t sell last week so he is relisted as well.


Vintage Badminton set

Bought for: $5.00

Sold for: $19.50

Sold in 1 week


Hot Air Balloon Decoration

Bought for $20.00

Sold for: $48.77

Sold in 2 weeks

My mom and I sold $296 worth of cool vintage finds last week.

Those items cost us $115! Not bad for making extra money at home!


Project Resell: One Mom’s Adventure In Making Extra Money At Home

Project Resell


I know lots of people are looking for ways they can make money at home or in their spare time. One thing that we (my Mom and I!) do to make extra money at home is Ebay! So I thought I would show you a few things we have purchased with the intent on reselling on Ebay and show you how much we either made or lost. Hopefully, we don’t lose anything! 🙂

Here are some of the items we have purchased and sold in the past week:

snow white

Vintage Musical and Dancing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Bought for: $9.00

Sold for: $42.02

Made: $33.02

Sold in 1 week


Vintage Decorative Small Bowl from China

Bought for: $3.50

Sold for: $7.99

Made $4.00

Sold in 2 weeks

book4The Howdy Doody Book

Bought for: $5.00

Sold for: $5.00

Sold in 2 weeks

Made: $0 (Boo! But it happens!)

that donkey boo

That Donkey Book

Bought for $8.00

Sold for: $23.50

Made: $15.50

Sold in 2 weeks

marx box

These 4 items were in a box. The planer is made by Marx and the 2 gun figurines are made by Marx as well. My mom was going to throw the tickets away but she decided to go ahead and try listing them. It’s a good thing she tried!

Planer sold for $7.88

2 Marx gun figurines: $9.99

Tickets sold for $15.00 each ($30.00 total)

Items were bought as a lot for: $11.00

Total Made: $36.87


Cast Iron Sharecropper Penny Bank

Bought for $30.00

Sold for $86.00

Made: $66.00

Sold in 2 weeks

Total made: $155.39

(This is before Paypal fees and Ebay fees are taken out)

Not bad! What about you? Have you ever sold anything on Ebay? Or better yet, bought something with the intention to resell it?