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I'm Kristen, a displaced So Cal girl living the good life (?) in Utah. I always up for a good.. yard sale, saving a dollar, a cute pair of flip flops and an iced mocha. Life is good!

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A girl with a budget who is trying to make every dollar stretch just a little bit further for her.. family of five.

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  • Holiday Weekend
    on Jul 5, 2016 in Ebay Sales
    Hope you all had a Happy Fourth of July!  We realized late in the game that we didn't have plans so we quickly invited some friends over to BBQ, play games and light fireworks.  The party got a little out of control when the kids...
  • Fighting Slow Sales on Ebay
    on Jun 19, 2016
    I really had to take a break and step away from eBay for a little while.  I was feeling so frustrated with the lack of sales when I KNOW what great, quality items I had up for sale in my store.I will add that all of the ever changing rules were...
  • Tillamook Cheese Factory After Portland we were on our way to the next part of our Pacific Northwest adventure.  Anyone else take dashboard pictures?  This road out of Portland was so beautiful to me.   We drove out to the coast to the Til...
  • Eating Our Way Through Portland
    on Mar 20, 2016 in Portland
     We had to make a stop at VooDoo Doughnuts.  It's in a unsuspecting part of town and while the neighborhood is dirty and a tad off putting....you can't deny the whimsy and cleverness of it all.   The kids were delighted with all t...
  • I Think I Might Be Done?
    on Mar 20, 2016
    Sales just completely stink.  I'm lucky to sell 4-5 a week now when I used to do double or triple that.  I told my husband that I am just not actively sourcing anymore.  I might still list things I find from time to time at yard s...
  • Stump TownWe finally made it into Portland!  I used to live here years ago and just love the area.  I worked for Delta Airlines as a Ticket Agent at PDX and got yelled at in Korean from passengers on the 5 a.m. arrival flight almost daily. ...
  • Welcome 2016!
    on Jan 31, 2016 in Ebay New Years
    Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are full swing into the New Year!  I am one who loves New Years Resolutions, setting new goals and I think New Years is the perfect time to do that.  Wei...
  • We Interrupt this Trip for Hiccup
    on Oct 21, 2015 in costume Greg Halloween Hiccup
    Greg was reading over my shoulder and asked me why I never blogged about his Halloween costume.  From last year.That kid...he kills me. He LOVES How to Train Your Dragon.  I remember watching him at the movie theater for the first...
  • Cascade Locks and Multnomah Falls OregonAfter deciding we were grateful to not be pioneers, we headed back on the road towards Pendleton, Oregon.  We thought it might be a fun stop to see the woolen mill tour.  There was a store and outlet store there, but the outlet/seconds pric...
  • Consignment Sales Done!
    on Oct 20, 2015
    I recently finished participating in my local Just Between Friends Consignment sale.  There is one up north from me in Farmington, Utah that fills two large out buildings at the state fair park.  I hate driving all the way up there but I lo...
  • Westward Ho! The Oregon Trail
    on Oct 19, 2015 in Oregon Trail Vacation
    Dan is a huge fan of making sure the kids learn something on every trip we take, like school.  I like the gift shops.  I tried to make this trip a better mix of the two so everyone was happy! First up for shoving information down the k...
  • Fall Break Road Trip to the Pacific Northwest!With our oldest now in Jr. High, the kids are on different schedules.  His school is traditional and the younger two are on a year round schedule.  Graham had the entire week off for fall break so we decided to pull Greg and Lauren out...
  • Lauren's Paris Birthday Party
    on Aug 20, 2015 in Birthday Paris Paris Birthday Party
    I haven't been great at blogging this past year but I feel like doing a few posts, especially now that all three kids are back in school all day!Lauren celebrated her birthday earlier this year and doing a Paris theme was a total given.  &n...
  • Did I Miss the Memo?
    on Jun 3, 2015 in Ebay slow sales
    Did the summer slump start early this year?  I've hit a new record - 470 items in my store, one return on the way and ZERO sales in FOUR days!Dear Sales,Please come back.  I have sno cones and sandals to buy. This is so depressing. &nb...
  • Back From London!
    on May 26, 2015 in London vacation
    It's difficult to keep your chin up and keep going with this job when sales get so slow.  As far as I've heard this is a common theme among sellers right now although I personally don't recall May being such a bad month usually?  I am dread...
  • Picking Out the Granite
    on May 15, 2015 in granite kitchen remodel
    I finally went to Dal Tile in Salt Lake and found these beauties...Yellow River....they were in stock and were just what I was looking for.  A little more than what I was hoping to spend but at this point, I didn't care.  Dan had not been a...
  • The Final Result - Our Finished KitchenThis is what we had as our cute kitchen for nine years...until cabinet doors started falling off faster than we could fix them and countertops started peeling away. And here is our after!I still am working on the fun details like a roman shade o...
  • Don't Take a Counter Top For Granite!Not this girl!  Not after what we went through to get ours!We had a friend recommend the company Bedrock Quartz to use as our fabricator and I cannot sing enough happy praises about this company!  They had a large in stock selecti...
  • I Left You Hanging!
    on Mar 29, 2015 in appliances house kitchen remodel
    We have a fully completed kitchen, I promise!  I realized that I haven't blogged in a long time (does anyone really blog anymore?) but I should at least post pictures of our finished project!We finally got all the cabinets in and the doors were...
  • Just Between Friends Spring Sale
    on Mar 29, 2015 in Consignment JBF Just Between Friends
    I just finished a local Just Between Friends children's consignment sale this weekend and I am pretty excited about the results! I know the Utah one isn't nearly as big as some of the other ones I have heard of, but either way, it's a great way for m...
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