Wednesday, October 7, 2020

"Think Like a Monk" by Jay Shetty - Review

 


Currently listed at # 3 on the New York Times Best Sellers list in the Advice, How to category.  I actually pre-ordered this book back in February.  And after waiting 7 months, I was very excited to have received it.  In my personal opinion, this book is definitely worth the read.  A very open and optimistic book offering suggestions and exercises on how to improve your mentality and life in general through meditation.  I personally loved it; and actually will probably read it again and again. 

Disclaimer:  I purchased this book with my own funds.  I have not been compensated in any way for this review.  An affiliate link may be included in this post.

Best Regards,

Blondie


HOW TO MAKE EXTRA MONEY WITH A SIDE HUSTLE (is this really easy?)

Hi Guys,

I've spent several recent weeks researching how to make additional money with a side hustle.  So far, nothing has really panned out.  Maybe because I work full time, exercise, spend time with the hubs, and was basically looking for something really simple and not very time consuming.

I have watched numerous YouTube videos on doing furniture and home decor flipping, having a YouTube channel in various niches, starting an online T-shirt business among my usual gardening videos.  I actually even started working on a YouTube channel, but so much work is involved that it hasn't gotten past the name.  

My most recent research was the online Tshirt business.  It was dubbed as being a way to create designs that "THEY" would market.  The more designs you create the more money there is to be made.  Well, the first thing they want you to do is create a storefront.  It doesn't cost any money that I can see; but YOU have to market it to your social media accounts.  If I thought I could actually sell anything to my friends and family, I would have done that already.

Maybe I'm too old; but nothing in this world comes easy.  Some say its easy; but it isn't "MY" interpretation of easy.

I really enjoy blogging; but there aren't a lot of people who read blogs anymore.  Or do they?  Prove me wrong, PLEASE!  To be perfectly honest, I am getting bored with YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram because its so repetitive.  Or maybe since I've been working remote for 7 months and my away from home activities are limited, I've just spent too much time watching TV, and spending time on social media.

I'm really at a loss as to what to pursue.  Do you have any ideas?  If anyone even reads this.

I try to be a positive individual; but sometimes life just makes it extremely difficult.

Maybe I should just do a daily blog of bitching 😖  and see what transpires...lol; maybe its funny maybe its not.  I do think friends and family do NOT want to be bothered by my business.  But in all truth, I don't want to be bothered by theirs either.

Lastly, I just need to keep trying my best to be positive and pray 🙏 that we come out of this Covid-19, Coronovirus, Work from Home, Wear a Mask Everywhere, Social Distance, Pandemic stronger than ever before.  I am looking for inspiration.... How about you?

Blessed to be blessed,

All my best, 

Blondie



DOLLAR TREE FAVORITE - MAKEUP ON THE CHEAP

 


Sassy + Chic Moisturizing Foundation Medium 1. 1 oz for $1.00 + tax.

This is my recent great find at the Dollar Tree near me.  A nice shade to match my skin tone, goes on well, covers decently.  A great alternative to my usual favorite makeup foundation.  

What are your recent Dollar Tree finds?




Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Thrifted Office Chair

I know from the pictures; this appears like a different chair; but I assure you it is the same one.  The reason they look so different was the lighting.  A great bargain for my work at home office.

I picked up this used office chair at the New Braunfels Habitat for Humanity Restore
Cost:  $15.00  


Believe it or not, it was a little difficult finding the upholstery cleaner I wanted.  The grocery store didn't have the aerosol.  So, I went to a local Dollar General; all they had was this Woolite brand.  I think it was about $5.00 +/-


I sprayed it down, and used a brush to scrub it in a bit.


Below is the result.  A little stubborn stain on the seat; but overall not bad.  
As I said at the start of t his post; it looks like a different chair; but it isn't.


Happy Thrifting Y'all!
Blondie


Friday, July 3, 2020

My Dollar Tree Favorites Part 1

My Dollar Tree Favorites 
Part 1

One of my most favorite products found at Dollar Tree is Pillsbury Cake Mix and Icing.  I've only found two flavors; Traditional Yellow, and Chocolate.  Still just $1.00 each.  Add your water, oil, and eggs and you've got 10 servings of deliciousness.

Add the average cost of 3 eggs:  $0.22; + average cost of 1/2 cup vegetable oil $0.20 + $2.00 spent at Dollar Tree gives you a great price of $2.42 per cake.  You just can't beat that price.




The closest match to this cake mix at HEB is $1.11.  Not a huge difference; but 11 cents is 11 cents.  And if you stock up, it's an even bigger overall savings.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

BURLINGTON.... 50% OFF SALE

More bargains found to share with the few readers I have. 

Two skirts
Brand:   Garfield & Marks
MSRP:   $48.00 each
Burlington price:   $14.99 each
50% off price:  $7.50 each





Shoes (sneakers)
Brand:  Calvin Klein Jeans
MSRP:  $79.00
Burlington price:  $24.99
50% off:  $12.45



I may not have many places to wear these yet; but at some point it will be safe to go places.

All the Best,
Blondie

Friday, June 26, 2020

Goodwill Haul ... June 20, 2020

I had a rather fun thrifty adventure on Saturday June 20th.  My husband surprised me and took me to a lovely lunch at Olive Garden (not thrifty), then a shopping trip to the Goodwill Store and Donation Center in Live Oak, TX; which is part of the San Antonio Goodwill system. It's not a long distance away; but we both enjoy shopping for bargains at Goodwill as well as other thrift stores in the area.  I do prefer the San Antonio Region over the Austin Region because they offer rotation discounts every week.  The week of this purchase was "green tag" discounts of 50%.  I will only be sharing my bargains; since I wasn't really  paying a lot of attention to his.  I got some really great deals.  Just check them out below.

First, is this letter "C" decorative item.  I plan to repaint it and hang it on the wall in my home office.  The "C" represents our last name.  The regular price was $3.99; and with the 50% rotation discount, it was $1.98.  When my husband saw it; he liked it and wants to hang it on the outside wall near the front door.  We'll see who wins this battle 😍. 


Second; well this might be considered 2nd, 3rd, and 4th; are these Victoria's Secret sleepwear.

  • Pink robe (I didn't notice there wasn't a belt; but its still cute and worth the discounted price.)
  • Long sleeve sleep shirt/dress
  • Racer back sleepshirt/dress 


       

    



Fifth; Books; I have a few favorite authors and pick up their novels when I can find them.


  • It never hurts to read something of the spiritual nature.  Especially during this uncertain time.

Sixth; Games; this was another item that the rotation discount was on... Regular price $2.99; and with 50% off $1.49.  



Seventh; is this adorable top/jacket by Tanjay.  It looks brand new; and I just love it.  I tend to gravitate towards black.  I'm not certain why; perhaps because it can go with anything.  


Eighth and final: this cute skirt by Talbots. 
I figured eventually we will be able to go back to church. 😇

    


Not everything had the 50% rotation discount; so those items were discounted using my husbands Military Discount.. I think the military discount is 10%. 

This was a real fun shopping trip.  I am glad we both enjoy thrift shopping, it makes my heart very happy.

For health and safety concerns, all clothing items are washed and dried prior to wearing.

All the best,
Blondie