Thursday, March 27, 2014

I sold my car!

Well kind of...I traded it in for a new car!  I was trying to sell my Lexus privately because the few dealerships I went to did not want to give me what I wanted.  And I've been loving the Ford Edge's since they came out so on Saturday, after a nice lunch with Christina and Lauren in Morristown, Christina said she'd take a ride with me to the dealership.  Little did she know she'd spend 4+ hours with me there!  What a trooper!  And without her I probably wouldn't have even bought it so thank you!  If you are in the market for a new car, check out Beyer Ford in Morristown, and ask for Brandon.  He was really good to work with and didn't pressure me at all!  Here's a picture of me with Isabella (my Lexus) from March, 2009...and now my Edge (no name yet...any suggestions?)

I've also sold this dress on Threadflip!

As for other news in my life, I've been receiving a lot of messages/texts asking who "HE" is.  For now we'll call him CATman.  And not CAT as in the pet, Caterpillar as in the manufacturer of those big yellow construction machines.  He sells those things!  He's exactly what I need in my life right now and treats me well and we're having fun.  Just follow me on Facebook or Instagram to see what happens...

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Quick and easy home decor sales!

Over the weekend I went home décor shopping with my shopping partner in crime Danielle to look for ways to spruce up my living room.  We went to Pier 1, Home Goods and Michaels and boy did I do some damage!  The best part of my Pier 1 shopping trip though was returning some old décor I purchased from there for a store credit and only ending up paying $1.30 for all the new items I purchased.  So if you have anything from Pier 1 that you don’t want any more they’ll take it back!  I returned these mosaic shelves I had from 2010 (so the sticker said).  I was shocked they didn’t even question me.  So my advice, the best way to shop for new items is to return the old ones first!  As for the items that were not store return eligible, I put them on the Morris County New Jersey Buy & Sell Group site on Facebook and they sold in 1 day.  I made an easy $30 buck and I think I even made a new friend during the process!  Here’s what I sold…and when I get all my new stuff up and organized I’ll share my new purchases :)

I also sold another dress on eBay that never made it to the blog so my total is now up to $400 in sales for the year.  If any of my readers have any kind of items you want to get rid of just let me know and I'll handle taking all the photos and listing them on eBay and mailing them out.  I only request 30% of the sale price :)

I couldn't sleep last night thinking about the blog post I want to write about dating and dating websites and all the fun I'm having so stay tuned for that to come!

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Update on what I've sold and on my LIFE!

As I sit in a hotel room in Providence, Rhode Island, alone with my thoughts and away from my home that I once shared with my husband, it’s time to announce and just come out with it…I’m getting divorced.  I’m sure some of my Facebook followers must know something is up since I recently dropped Becker from my name.  I am not checking in on Foursquare at Spain Rincon and captioning “date night.”  I am not counting down the days till my next Aruba vacation.  And finally just that Eric is no longer a Facebook friend of mine.  It’s very hard to sit here and write about getting divorced but I feel I owe it to myself to let it be known and not beat around the bush anymore.  There was no big event, no infidelity, no hatred in our demise…we just realized that we were not meant for one another.  I was no longer happy in my marriage and am too young to settle for unhappiness.  We both want what’s best for one another and want to see each other happy so we’re moving on...maybe one quicker than the other but that's a whole other story!  We are going to share Niko as best we can since he is my life and I could never give up on him!  Eric has moved out and now I get to redecorate!  I am left with countless holes in my walls as I take down the antique gun that sat over the fireplace, the photo of Eric’s Grandfather and his ship in World War 2 and photos of my dream wedding unfortunately that did not happen with my forever man.  I am removing memories of him, our failed relationship, my past…leaving behind visible scars that will need to be patched, sanded and painted over.  I am looking forward to covering this up with new memories and have such hope for finding my true best friend to share my life with.  So although there are many holes left behind to fill, I couldn’t be more excited to see what life has in store for me!  If you remember back to my first blog post this year…I said this blog was going to have some twists and turns...I even hinted about some lives starting over.  Well...I was talking about my own.  So here is the first curve ball!  I am going to get back to blogging and start focusing on myself so stay tuned for more :)  I also wanted to take the time now to thank my amazing family and friends for their support throughout the past couple months!  I definitely wouldn’t be able to go through this without them and am so fortunate to have such amazing people in my life!

Whew…cue the huge sigh of relief!

Now on to what this blog is really about!  What I’ve sold so far!
I’ve sold the Jessica Simpson's
One of these Juicy sets
And one other pair of Uggs I never blogged about!

For a grand total of $350. Not bad for 2 months!  Most of these items were shoes/Uggs…so the clothing isn't moving like I’d want it to even though I’ve lowered the price many times.  So maybe my items are better suited to be donated!  I’m sure they would sell at a Salvation Army.

I know this blog has inspired people to either stop/reduce shopping and wear what they have in their closet (my 2013 resolution) and even start to purge their own closets (my 2014 resolution)!  I hope by writing this post and I can inspire those who aren't happy whether it be in their marriage, with their careers or even in a friendship to do something about it!  As hard as it was and as much as it hurt I did what was best for me and my life.  Life is too short to be unhappy so do something about it! 
When I look in the mirror I see strength, learned lessons and pride in myself.  Now I just want to be able to look into that same mirror with my best friend and man of my dreams by my side <3

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Day 38 - 2014 - Red Pumps

Anyone in the market for red pumps?  I bought these from a co-worker many years ago and never wore them.  I don't think they've ever been worn actually!  I was told the heel was shortened (never even knew you could do that!)  Check them out :)
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Day 36 - 2014 - Pink Sweater

Just in time for Valentine's Day!  I am going to be selling my pink/red items.  Size XS pink sweater from Aeropostale.  
In other news...I'm getting my Ebates check!  Sign up people!

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Day 35 - 2014 - Jessica Simpson BNIB

BNIB (brand new in box) for shoes is similar to BNWT for clothes.  I purchased these pumps in 2012 at Lord & Taylor and never wore them because I have a similar pair with a pointy toe that I love more than these.  So if anyone is in need of a size 7 1/2 nude patent leather round toe pump let me know!
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Monday, February 3, 2014

Day 34 - 2014 - Lacoste Shirt

I love this top and I had it in white too which sold last year.  This is a size 34 which is equivalent to a U.S. size XXS.  So it is incredible hard to get on and is so slim!  I wore it last year on day 53 and today it's up for sale!
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