Tuesday, September 28, 2010

work can spoil a gals day dontcha know

fell asleep before washing clothes last night. smell like kfc now. however craving for fried chicken has been obliterated. perhaps forever.

sprayed much fabreeze and coco chanel. now i smell like expensive french fried chicken. hope garlic smell at work will cover said smell.

ebay items did not sell. am sure this is in direct result of my greedy over pricing. will relist tom at lower prices.

stopped at whole foods for an iced latte before work. find disturbing number of employees with pierced facial parts. if i wasnt so thirsty and sleepy this would put me straight off my latte. those quarter sized holes in your ear lobes are going to look mighty funny when your eighty

excited to be reading new mystery. sadly misread the author name and find self with book on roe vs wade. not the fictional mysterious joyfest i was looking for.

must finish unsweetened iced latte. five donuts in two days means no fun food or drinks. then on to work.

Notes to self

get sleep.....past three am...dont sleep just drink more coffee

must put in two loads of laundry. had clean work clothes hang drying in kitchen. fried chicken, now clothes smell like fried chicken.

dont eat fried chicken, bad for diet. also no more donuts. unless they have lemon filled. then eat just one.

make better friends with neighbors. nice married couple, would be nice to have mutual friends with beau. also would like someone to tell me if crazy end of building neighbors try to break into condo.

take more pamprin or get script filled for xanex. in wrong field of work for angry attitude. also being kinda mean to beau.

must take pictures for the ebay. need to list growing inventory will then need to find more inventory, vicious cycle.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Comme si comme sa

Today is just a so so day. Noting bad but nothing amazing either. My phone battery is about to die so that's a little disappointing but perhaps it's a hint? I do enjoy rather long telephone conversations with both my mama and TG just about every morning. I hit the Goodwill this morning and I found some pretty cute Yves Saint Laurent summer slides.

They have the most fetching little diamond mirrors then diamond rhinestones on them. In near perfect condition as well. I believe Tuesday will be my listing day so I will have many pictures to take this eventing so everything will be up and going by tomorrow.

I have also just realized that you can get almost any tv series at the library. It's amazing! I was able to order Bones, Weeds, The closer and a few others. I swear with how much moola we waste at the Blockbuster it's a God send. Now of course I'll be addicted to the dvd player for the next two weeks until I'm out of movies. I seem to have missed the gene that allows one to do things in moderation. Why have one doughnut when one could have two? If some is good then it goes to reason that more will be better. At least in my mind. But I also believe in not leaving the house without my face on, wearing heels as often as possible and big hair(Elnett is magic). I would have done so well in the eighties or the fifties. Better clothes in the fifties though. If you thought drugs were an expensive(not to mention deadly)habit you should check out how much a thing of La Mer face cream goes for. Not that I would spend that much, we have an Estee Lauder outlet near by that keeps me pretty darn happy. I always knew I would be high maintenance but geez it's getting crazy even for me. I guess I will have to keep on Ebaying to fund my beauty habits. Shopping is like exercise right?

In an attempt to economize(yeah....right.....moderation again) I tried out the pumpkin spice latte from Dunkin Doughnuts as it's a good two dollars cheaper then the Starbucks. I now know why. Oh well I'm never one to let half decent coffee go to waste.

Off to look for more books to read and then to lunch with the beau!

Happy shopping, sleeping, cooking, or what have you!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Drama Drama Drama

It is only nineish in the morn and already the day has expressed its need for the dramatic.

After many attempts to waken the beau were ignored he eventualy flew out of bed super late. Little did I know that we would be soon breaking speed records as well as my ear drums(I tried to tell him the lights could not hear his swearing but I guess HE could not hear me). As if the risk of death and loss of hearing were not enough excitment my car flashed the check motor light. Lucky for me it was just a battery and it was still covered until 2011.

Gosh all I wanted to do was go to the beach today. I will admit that my splurge at the Starbucks of a pumpkin spice latte and blueberry scone has done its fair share of spreading cheer. Lets just hope for happy thrifting later.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

I hit the mother load!

I am addicted to the Ebay. Both the buying and the selling. Luckily for moi I haven't had bunches of money to spend on online shopping. I have however had more then enough unemployed time on my hands to gather merchandise to list. This is very exciting. I love listing almost as much as I love selling. I do think there is a bit of a karma rule to it though. If I am lucky enough to find an item at a good enough price that I can re-sell it on the Ebay for a profit then I believe I should offer a bit of that discount to my buyers.

Since I only buy something I can make over a 100% profit I'm never willing to spend to much on an item. If I pay five dollars I might start the listing at ten depending on the kind of item, even if all the other like items are at thirty. I figure as long as I'm meeting or exceeding my profit goal I'm not going to be greedy. Greed is the tumbling block of womankind you know.

Today however I came across a gem. A real true blue steal at only five dollars. This is the kind of thrifting gals dream of. As I was wandering along the shoe area in the White Elephant(see a theme yet?)I came across.......wait for it......a vintage pair of KARL LAGERFELD black satin with rhinestone evening shoes. For those that are asking who that is, let me just put it like this. He designed for CHANEL!

If these beauties weren't a size eight and a half mama'd have herself a new pair of shoes. Aren't they cute? They will be making their appearance on the Ebay on Monday I think. They aren't quite ready for their close up yet.

I had two other pretty good finds as well. A lime green with hot pink polo player Ralph Lauren polo shirt and a super cute Chinese Laundry handbag. I think I'll be sending the handbag off to my best friend TommyGirl(she has been a loyal Tommy Hilfiger girl since 1999 at least). TG recently witnessed the destruction of her super cute Nicole Lee bag. She's hurting right now. This should cheer her up!

Well I'm off to manage my listings.

Hugs,wishes and happy shopping!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Oh how much fun you can have

Lately I have been a mad thrifter. I have been exploring all kind of new(to me) thrift shops. These shoes are a very happy purchase made at Goodwill from the other day. I believe they were about three dollars. That's a steal!(yes I know my second toe is longer then my first...it's a sign of noble lineage you know! lol)

Then as if the shoes were not enough I found this Michael Kors handbag. Oh yes you read that right. For five dollars + tax. I was so excited I couldn't pay for it fast enough. You know when your out and you find a really good deal and it makes you feel guilty? Like you are taking advantage and as soon as you get to the register they are going to tell you it was all a big mistake and it's really way more then the sticker said. That's how I felt when I saw this little beauty peeking out from behind some other bags.

In the background you can see all the other things I feel need to be on my kitchen table. Like a bath towel and the rest of my goodwill shopping splurges. Don't ask about the bath towel because I couldn't tell you what it's doing up there. I have a sneaking suspicion that the beau left it up there after his shower. He thinks it dries better there. Or at least that's what he'd like me to believe.

During my adventures I also found some very cute H&M tops for a dollar each, as well as a pair of pink Victoria's Secret sweats for a dollar. I found all of this at a thrift shop called the White Elephant in Naples Fl. If you every make it down this way it's worth a stop. It was a heck of a day I tell you!

So after my super exciting shopping I went home to make my Banana Bread. My mama had sent me a loaf for my birthday but you can guess how long that lasted in my sweet and carb addicted world. I had some over ripe bananas so I thought I would make my own. This picture is of a double loaf. The recipe that follows is for a single full loaf.

Mamas Banana Bread

Oven at 325-350F

1/2 c. Shortening
1 c. Sugar
2 Eggs
1 full c mashed very ripe banana
1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
chopped walnuts to preference

Cream shortening, sugar, and eggs. Then mix in the banana. Sift in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Then stir in the walnuts.

Pour the whole thing into a greased loaf pan and bake for 35-50 min. This will vary a lot depending on your oven. It will be done when golden brown and springy to the touch. Now don't go poking your finger into it just tap it a bit!

Tea Party Banana Cake

Double the recipe above just substitute four cups of all purpose flour instead of the 1 1/4c.(this means you will have four cups of flour in the recipe...not eight) After you have iced the cake you can sprinkle fine chopped walnuts on top.

After banana cake has cooled for at least an hour you can ice it with cream cheese frosting.

This is a recipe for a simple Cream cheese frosting. Sometimes I add a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon to it.

* 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Oh the joys of the Thrifting Adventure

I am still riding high on my giddy buyers wings. Ok in basic English, I scored big today at the thrift store. I'm talking like new Victoria's Secret love pink sweats for one dollar, two super cute H & M tops also for a dollar and a Dana Buchman gray sweater with big gray enamel buttons for a dollar fifty. I still have a few more to hit but I just wanted to stop in and share my joy. I've been taking pictures like crazy so be looking for a super long post full of pics. I also had the find of a lifetime at goodwill the other day when I came across a $600 handbag for two dollars, I kid you not. You can bet that baby went on Ebay the next day. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I have a karma theory about what I sell on ebay. Sometimes I ask less then what something is worth because I figure if I got it for a good deal I should make my profit but still pass it on for another persons good deal. So far this has worked out pretty well for me. I hope everyone is doing well!

Wishes and Kisses