Holiday Deal Alert!

Target is currently having Green Monday with savings of $20 on every $100 you spend. Check it out here!

They are also having a toy sale with no promo code needed. Christmas trees are also on sale for 30% off.

Today at Old Navy online, take an extra 10% off everything with promo code STYLE. The entire store is also on sale for up to 60% off.

I don’t know about you, but I have some shopping to do! Enjoy those savings!


Small Business, Big Joy: The Benefits of Keeping Your Side Hustle Simple

People often ask me why I don’t just stop working and bake full-time or open a bakery in town. There are several reasons, the biggest being I am not much of a risk-taker. I enjoy having a full-time job, knowing that as long as I work there I will have a paycheck. I like that I work from home and I am not adding a business mortgage or lease to my expenses. I would also have to make a lot of cakes to make a living wage, and a good cake is very time-consuming. I like knowing that my budget is based on my salary and any extra from my side business is a bonus. Continue reading “Small Business, Big Joy: The Benefits of Keeping Your Side Hustle Simple”

Selling Items on Clearance to Make Millions or Lose Thousands.

Good Morning America did a piece about Ryan Grant a former accountant that now makes a living from selling products on Amazon through Fulfillment by Amazon. Ryan is doing what’s called “Retail Arbitrage”, buying goods on sale or clearance at a discounted price and then selling them in another place (in this case Amazon) at a higher price, the old adage of “buy low, sell high.” The video does a good job of going over the basics of getting set up and starting but really glosses over the fees and costs and how to account for them. I also have a hard time picturing that he’d be able to source $4 million in goods to sell just from clearance racks, but that could just be because of my perspective of doing something similar in a small town. Otherwise, it’s a great success story and is kind of inspiring of something to aim for.


Our Buys and Sells From Late October (2017)

The last half of October was really busy for us and included a vacation to California. So the time we needed to spend between getting ready for that and “recovering” after we got back, we made the decision not to purchase much inventory before then and haven’t had much time afterward to pick up much either. There’s still some stuff that sold that I want to talk about in this post. Continue reading “Our Buys and Sells From Late October (2017)”

My first run in with Amazon’s gated categories, aka, the Qixels Conundrum.

I think I might have mentioned that I’ve wanted to get into Amazon FBA. So I was walking through a local Target’s clearance section working on getting started with FBA by doing some retail arbitrage. I found a bunch of Qixels glow-in-the-dark design creator on clearance for about $5 each. I looked up the Amazon listing, and it was a little crazy at the time around $40. I figured even at the regular price of about $15 to $20, I’d get a nice little profit out of them so I bought the 9 units I could find on the clearance shelf. Now, I had just set up my seller account (as an individual account to get started) a few days ago and while I had the Amazon seller app on my phone I didn’t sign into it yet and couldn’t remember my password at the time, and that’s where I made my mistake. Continue reading “My first run in with Amazon’s gated categories, aka, the Qixels Conundrum.”

Buying and Selling Clothes

I’m a bargain shopper at heart and have loved the art of finding a good deal for as long as I can remember. I’ve been Black Friday shopping since way before it was even a thing. I just remember that every “day after Thanksgiving” while my daddy stayed at home and worked on his business float for the Saturday Christmas parade, my mom would take my sisters and me shopping with our aunts and a few cousins. There was no early wake-up call, just a late breakfast followed by a day of shopping fun. Basically, I was born to shop.

When Daniel told me about his idea to buy and sell items, I was most excited about the shopping part. I want everything we purchase to sell, mostly because I love an opportunity to shopping. I was really excited to shop and told Daniel he had given me my dream job of being a buyer for a company. 🙂 Continue reading “Buying and Selling Clothes”