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Kohl's 90% off Clearance!

November 29th, 2018 at 01:49 pm

I had $10 in Kohl's cash to use and was able to get $104.08 in merchandise for just $1.28!!!! Most I will mark and pack up for summer sales.



Girls 2pc Elena of Avalor Outfit (this is a mismatched outfit, which is why it was so cheap) (Bought 1)
Regular Price $42.00 (this is price on tag, but since mismatched would not be accurate)
-$40.00 Clearance Price
-$1.00 Sale Price
-.90 Kohl's Cash
Final Price + Tax = .12!!
(Marked $5.00 for rummage sale)

Girls Red Studded SO Brand Shorts (Bought 1)
Regular Price $28.00
-$25.20 Clearance Price
-$2.51 Kohl's Cash
Final Price + Tax = .31!!
(Marked $10.00 for rummage sale)

Girls Aqua Mermaid SO Brand Bermudas (Bought 1)
Regular Price $20.00
-$18.00 Clearance Price
-$1.78 Kohl's Cash
Final Price + Tax = .24!!
(Marked $10.00 for rummage sale)

Girls White Carter's Shorts (Bought 1)
Regular Price $24.00
-$21.60 Clearance Price
-$2.14 Kohl's Cash
Final Price + Tax = .28!!
(Marked $10.00 for rummage sale)

Boys Carter's 2pc Octopus Outfit (Bought 1)
Regular Price $30.00
-$27.00 Clearance Price
-$2.67 Kohl's Cash
Final Price + Tax = .35!!
(Marked $10.00 for rummage sale)

Famous Footwear - Cheap Shoes Found by MO!

November 29th, 2018 at 11:59 am

While I was in the hospital I had a $5 FF reward that was going to expire. At that time I was just on bed rest and nothing was happening, just watching TV allllll day, so I sent MO out to use up the reward. He did great and found these cute boots for $8.00, so just $3.00 after the reward was used!



Rock & Candy Boots (Bought 1)
Regular Price $49.99
Clearance to $8.00
-$5.00 Famous Footwear Rewards
Final Price + Tax = $3.20 each
(Marked $20.00 each for rummage sale)

FIL picking up some deals!

November 29th, 2018 at 11:37 am

My FIL is retired and has a lot of time on his hands so he has been scoring some deals for us! I will split these 50/50 with him for cost and profits.



Avia Duffel Bag (Bought 1)
Regular Price $21.60
Clearance to $3.00 each
Final Price + Tax = $3.20 each
(Marked $5.00 each for rummage sale)

Contigo Shake Bottles (Bought 9)
Regular Price $14.99
Clearance to $3.50 each
Final Price + Tax = $3.73 each
(Marked $7.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 6 for $7.00 each on FB on 11/25/18

Copper Chef Pizza Pans - Not pictured (Bought 6)
Regular Price $21.88
Clearance to $5.00 each
Final Price + Tax = $5.34 each
(Marked $12.00 each for rummage sale)

Gotham Crisper Tray (Bought 1)
Regular Price $18.88
Clearance to $9.00 each
Final Price + Tax = $9.59 each
(Marked $15.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $15.00 on FB on 11/25/18
Profit = $5.41

Pioneer Woman Glass Water Bottles - Not pictured (Bought 3)
Regular Price $8.94
Clearance to $2.50 each
Final Price + Tax = $2.66 each
(Marked $5.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $5.00 each on FB on 11/25/18

Reflective Vest (Bought 1)
Regular Price $9.96
Clearance to $5.00 each
Final Price + Tax = $5.33 each
(Marked $10.00 each for rummage sale)

Zumba Sets (Bought 2)
Regular Price $24.88
Clearance to $5.00 each
Final Price + Tax = $5.33 each
(Marked $12.00 each for rummage sale)





$20K Update

November 28th, 2018 at 02:17 pm

I'm not going to try to figure out all the additions and subtractions from while I was in the hospital. But I did manage to get the totals figured out.

Local Savings $1855.00
GC Savings $3080.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $2700.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$825.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$850.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $10,810.00

52 Week Challenge
2018 Total = $970 (Weeks 1-30, 35-39, 41-45, 52-53)

Debt Update - 11/23/18

November 28th, 2018 at 11:49 am

I am working on getting caught up with our financial tracking. Here is our debt update from 11/23/18. I am grateful that we were able to keep making all of our payments as normal while I was out of work for 3 weeks and MO was out of work for 2 weeks. Small favors...right??

$1076.72 paid off in the last 2 weeks!!!

Celebrations for this update:
-$1076.72 paid off in the last 2 weeks!!
-My Mortgage went under the next $1000 mark!!
-Total debt went under the next $1000 mark!!

Student Loan $0
Payback Savings $0
David's Bridal $0
Scheel's Card $0
Total Rewards $0
LOC - US Bank $0
Ring Iddeal $0
Best Buy $0
HELOC $0
Store Loan $4,313.96
Mom Loan #2/#3 $37,079.26
MO Mortgage $81,620.71
My Mortgage $145,900.00
Our Mortgage $242,266.19
Total = $511,180.12

Down $1076.72 in the last two weeks!

Starting total was $613,351.27
$102,171.15 paid off since 6/19/15 (including downpayment on house and adding new truck loan)!!!!!

Debt Update - 11/9/18

November 28th, 2018 at 11:44 am

I am working on getting caught up with our financial tracking. Here is our debt update from 11/9/18.

$655.02 paid off in the last 2 weeks!!!

Celebrations for this update:
-$655.02 paid off in the last 2 weeks!!

Student Loan $0
Payback Savings $0
David's Bridal $0
Scheel's Card $0
Total Rewards $0
LOC - US Bank $0
Ring Iddeal $0
Best Buy $0
HELOC $0
Store Loan $4,431.75
Mom Loan #2/#3 $37,079.26
MO Mortgage $81,820.71
My Mortgage $146,250.00
Our Mortgage $242,675.12
Total = $512,256.84

Down $655.02 in the last two weeks!

Starting total was $613,351.27
$101,094.43 paid off since 6/19/15 (including downpayment on house and adding new truck loan)!!!!!

FB Sales Weeks of 10/28/18 through 11/17/18 - My 1000th Sale!!

November 21st, 2018 at 01:31 pm

Sales are really picking up for the Christmas Season! My newly posted items are flying off the shelves!

Sales were $228.00!!

Sale #996 (JC) $14.00
Sterilite 3 Drawer (2) - I paid $3.20 for one and my bro and I split one for $3.20
Sold for $7.00 each
Profit = $7.60

Sale #997 (DA) $20.00
Bed Bugs Game - I paid $4.26 each
Sold for $8.00 each
Profit = $3.74

Play-Doh Shape and Learn Sets (2) - I paid $2.66 each
Sold for $6.00 each
Profit = $6.68

Sale #998 (JSM) $10.00
Tasty Frying Pan - I paid $3.73 each
Sold for $10.00 each
Profit = $6.27

Sale #999 (SR) $19.00
Pioneer Woman Towel Set - I paid $3.20 each
Sold for $7.00 each
Profit = $3.80

Pioneer Woman Dish Mat Set (2) - I paid $2.66 each
Sold for $6.00 each
Profit = $6.68

Sale #1000 (MP) $13.00
Pioneer Woman Towel Set - I paid $3.20 each
Sold for $7.00 each
Profit = $3.80

Pioneer Woman Dish Mat Set - I paid $2.66 each
Sold for $6.00 each
Profit = $3.34

Sale #1001 (MG) $7.00
Pioneer Woman Towel Set - I paid $3.20 each
Sold for $7.00 each
Profit = $3.80

Sale #1002 (MG) $28.00
Pioneer Woman Towel Set (4) - I paid $3.20 each
Sold for $7.00 each
Profit = $15.20

Sale #1003 (TB) $12.00
Pumpkin Carving Sets (4) - We paid $1.58 each
Sold for $3.00 each
Profit = $5.68

Sale #1004 (NC) $14.50
Scunci Headband Set - We paid $.17 each
Sold for $2.50 each
Profit = $2.33

Bath and Body Lotion - I paid $2.96 each
Sold for $6.00 each
Profit = $3.04

Pioneer Woman Dish Mat Set - I paid $2.66 each
Sold for $6.00 each
Profit = $3.34

Sale #1005 (BH) $31.00
Red Copper Flipwich Duo - I paid $7.46 each
Sold for $15.00 each
Profit = $7.54

Targus Keyboard - We paid $5.41
Sold for $10.00
Profit = $4.59

Kitchen Towels (2) (Me) - Free After Rebate
Sold for $3.00 each
Profit = $6.00

Sale #1006 (AS) $5.00
Pioneer Woman Glass Water Bottle - I paid $2.66 each
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $2.34

Sale #1007 (CP) $15.00
Pioneer Woman Glass Water Bottle (3) - I paid $2.66 each
Sold for $5.00 each
Profit = $7.02

Sale #1008 (MG) $16.00
Pioneer Woman Dish Mat Set - I paid $2.66 each
Sold for $6.00 each
Profit = $3.34

Rachael Ray Hard Enamel Cookware Skillet - I paid $5.33
Sold for $10.00
Profit = $4.67

Sale #1009 (DA) $6.00
Pioneer Woman Dish Mat Set - I paid $2.66 each
Sold for $6.00 each
Profit = $3.34

Sale #1010 (SR) $18.00
Pioneer Woman Stainless Steel Water Bottle - I paid $3.73 each
Sold for $6.00
Profit = $2.27

Copper Chef Perfect Pizza Pan - I paid $5.33
Sold for $12.00
Profit = $6.67

Awesome clearance finds at Walmart for big profits!

November 21st, 2018 at 12:12 pm

I've been scoring some super awesome Walmart clearance items and flipping for great profits! I don't have pics as I have been selling as quickly as I get them, but here are the breakdowns....I don't have the regular prices as Walmart doesn't have those on their receipts and I don't want to look them all up right now, but most items were about 75% off retail.

American Tourister 5pc Luggage Set (Bought 1)
Clearance to $25.00
Final Price + Tax = $26.63
(Marked $50.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $50.00 on FB on 11/25/18
Profit = $23.37

Bed Bugs Game (Bought 4)
Clearance to $4.00 each
Final Price + Tax = $4.26 each
(Marked $8.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $8.00 on FB on 11/11/18
*ETA - Sold 1 for $8.00 on FB on 11/25/18

G-Boom Boomboxes (Bought 3)
Regular Price $80.00
Clearance to $40.00 each
Final Price + Tax = $42.90
(Marked $55.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $55.00 on FB on 11/25/18

Mainstays Sunflower Dishtowel Set (Bought 5)
Clearance to $1.50 each
Final Price + Tax = $1.60 each
(Marked $4.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 5 for $4.00 on FB on 11/25/18
Profit = $12.00

Maskimals Halloween Animal Masks (Bought 6 - After I got home I see I was only charged for 4 on my receipt)
Regular Price $25.99
Clearance to $1.99
Final Price + Tax = $2.13 each for 4 and the other were 2 were free
(Marked $10.00 each for rummage sale)

Pioneer Woman Dish Mat 2pk Set (Bought 5)
Clearance to $2.50 each
Final Price + Tax = $2.66 each
(Marked $6.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 5 for $6.00 each on FB on 11/11/18
Profit = $16.70

Pioneer Woman Fall Towel Set 4pk (Bought 12)
Clearance to $3.00 each
Final Price + Tax = $3.20 each
(Marked $7.00 per pack for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 7 for $7.00 each on FB on 11/11/18
*ETA - Sold 3 for $7.00 each on FB on 11/25/18

Pioneer Woman Rolling Pin (Bought 1)
Clearance to $3.00 each
Final Price + Tax = $3.20 each
(Marked $10.00 per pack for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold for $10.00 on FB on 11/25/18
Profit = $6.80

Play-Doh Shape and Learn Sets (Bought 7)
Clearance to $2.50 each
Final Price + Tax = $2.66 each
(Marked $6.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 2 for $6.00 each on FB on 11/11/18
*ETA - Sold 1 for $6.00 each on FB on 11/25/18

Roomba 680 (Bought 2)
Clearance to $74.00 each
Final Price + Tax = $78.81
(Kept one for ourselves and marked one $150.00 for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $150.00 on FB on 11/25/18
Profit = $71.19

Sterilite 3 Drawer (Bought 1 and my brother bought 1 to split)
Clearance to $3.00 each
Final Price + Tax = $3.20
(Marked $7.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold both for $7.00 each on FB on 11/11/18
Profit = $7.60

Tasty 9.5 inch Frying Pan (Bought 5)
Clearance to $3.50 each
Final Price + Tax = $3.73 each
(Marked $10.00 each for rummage sale)
*ETA - Sold 1 for $10.00 on FB on 11/11/18
*ETA - Sold 2 for $10.00 on FB on 11/25/18

Keeping busy and trying to breathe

November 21st, 2018 at 10:57 am

Today is two weeks since I delivered our twins. It feels like minutes ago, and also an eternity ago.

Both MO and I are doing our best to stay busy and stay positive. It can be a struggle every second... and then I find a few hrs here and there of calm. I wish so hard I could find a way to keep being "ok". When I find those small breaks where I feel "ok" it feels so wonderful to not feel completely destroyed.

We had my postpartum visit a few days ago. No answers as to why I went into pre-mature labor as the pregnancy was 100% healthy up till then, and I had just had a regular OB apt 10 days prior to going into labor, and there were no issues or red flags at all.
So I am very scared that if I am ever lucky enough to get pregnant again, that the same thing could happen, since they don't know the cause, therefore no way to help prevent.

I have a few family and friends who have been making sure I am still breathing. My Mom, my BF and MO have been awesome. MO especially, he is obviously dealing with his own loss and grief with this, but he still holds me up everyday, and his goal is to get me to laugh and smile at least once a day, which he has accomplished each day...which in itself is a miracle.
I am so incredibly lucky to have him, and that really does keep me going through each terrible minute.

Also my two dogs have been an enormous help. They know mama is so sad (and some part of me thinks that they miss and mourn the babies too) and they comfort me every chance they get with cuddles and kisses. Dogs are simply amazing.

Thank you to everyone for the thoughts and prayers. We are doing our best to continue on for our babies and be the kind of parents they would be proud of. One day and one step at a time.

Our Angels

November 14th, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Iโ€™m so so sad to share this news, but as you all know, after many years of waiting my husband and I were expecting twins. We now have two angel babies watching over us.

๐Ÿ’—Ember Lynne ๐Ÿ‘ผ
๐Ÿ’™Bridger John ๐Ÿ‘ผ

At 21 weeks I unexpectedly went into labor and was hospitalized. They were able to stop my labor and put me on 100% inverted bedrest. We did everything we could possibly do to keep our sweet babies safe in my tummy. After 11 days of hospitalization, constant monitoring and full bedrest, I went into labor again at 22 weeks and 5 days and they werenโ€™t able to stop it this time.
We lost both of our babies. ๐Ÿ’” Bridgerโ€™s heart rate was lost sometime in the night, he is very handsome and was our first sweet angel. Ember was born and we got to hear her cry, she was taken to the NICU and she fought hard for about 4hrs before they took her off the ventilator because there was nothing more they could do for her. We got to hold her as she passed and our baby girl princess was our second angel. I lost a lot of blood after I delivered them and became unresponsive so they had to take me to the OR and do a blood transfusion. My husband stayed with Ember while I was in the OR and she even grabbed his finger. They were both little fighters from the start. We are obviously completely heartbroken. The outpouring of love and support from friends and family has been overwhelming and so appreciated. They are missed and loved more then they will ever know.
๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’—
๐Ÿ’—Ember Lynne ๐Ÿ‘ผ
๐Ÿ’™Bridger John ๐Ÿ‘ผ

My husband stayed with me in my room every single night, I dont know what I would do without my wonderful husband being my rock through all of this and making sure I knew he was always there no matter what I needed and how lost I was/am feeling.