Archives for September 2017

Essential Oils in the Dryer? Yes, Please. (And a Giveaway!)

Essential Oils in the Dryer? Yes, Please. (And a Giveaway!)

#sponsored post We're always looking for new ways to use essential oils.   Last year I bought these nifty wool dryer balls for some of my kids but for some reason I didn't end up with any. So when I got the chance to try these out, I jumped!   They came in the mail a couple of days ago from Got Oil Supplies and I've been busy trying them out on all different types of laundry.     First, my pillows. I have some very nice pillows - we discovered them while on a trip back to Michigan while staying in a hotel. They were so comfy we ordered some for ourselves even though they were very expensive! I was a little leary about washing them because pillows often end up thrown away after washing them, but since these dryer balls got such great reviews both online and in our family, I Continue reading

Oh, Susanna, don’t you cry for me…

Oh, Susanna, don’t you cry for me…

#sponsored post   Susanna, a Royal Settee Another estate sale - another opportunity to save an old piece of unwanted furniture.   This time it was for my granddaughters. I could see my little two-year-old grand daughters sitting in this little chair holding the teddy bear that used to belong to their moms the second I found Susanna.   Here she is "before" at the estate sale Before I took her home Before she changed Before she became mine Susanna, "BEFORE"       Tired, worn and hoping to serve again... These outdated and worn out pieces of furniture can have another 100 years if we bring the back to life. Most pass them by. Most don't even see them. The estate buyers typically look for Continue reading

When the Low Ballers Come Out to Play

When the Low Ballers Come Out to Play

The Two Types of Furniture Artisans There are two types of furniture artisans that you'll find in this furniture flipping business - the soul-invested and the business-directed.   The Soul-Invested Artisan The soul-invested artisan, or SIA, leaves a little bit of themselves in each piece and views their creations as an extension of themselves, an expression of their deep-down selves that they must share with the world. The SIA's emotions are painted onto their canvas and seem to speak back to them, "Here I am, I am are part of you, the artist who created me." They view marketing process as tiresome but a necessary evil - it allows them to continue creating. When they sell a piece and watch it go out the door, they feel like a part of themselves is going home with the buyer.   If the SIA is asked to change part Continue reading