Sunday, February 20, 2011

Dear eBay, WTH is this?

Dear eBay?? WHAT do you think you're doing??  I paid for that listing... I didn't agree to share the page with 10 other people (nor did you offer to charge me just 1/10th of the listing cost if I shared the page..)  GET THOSE OTHER PEOPLE OFF MY PAGE!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Increase Your Work Place Well Being

Boy that was a good tip from Danni in the last post (what you didn't read it?? well go ahead, I'll wait right here...) tapppppppping foot...

Now, we all have stress, we all have aggravation (I mean we SELL online..where we can't see or touch or talk to our customers, many of whom don't bother to read what we write about our products...the thought alone raises my bp).  Then there's family, friends, frenemies and outright hostile people we encounter.  Our pets, our cars, our computer...all conspiring to "get us".

So I read this tip and I think I'll try this with just a small fish bowl...up high were the VPs won't see it..

The tip I read is "adopt the principles of Feng Shui. Add an aquarium to the east or north corner of your office. Guppies are considered an auspicious fish choice.  (and they aren't that hard to take care of either.)

I'll let you know  in a few months how that works out for me.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Top Secret Tip of the Day

ok shhhhhh..... don't tell anybody about this top secret tip I'm going to share with you. It's just between you and me ok?

As you know eBay is just amazing how you can see the same item or brand selling for .99 to $999 - sometimes the same exact item right? Well many eBay sellers are shopping right on eBay for their inventory to resell and so can you.

Here's how I do it. When I am out and about in the retail stores...gasp I know crazy right? If I find a brand I really like I will come home and research and often times find I have pretty good taste, meaning they sell pretty high on the eBay market. So I what I do is set up a saved search with newly listed items being the main order... and I watch for these items to be listed at those very low starting prices... often I can nab them and either have them for my own (yes I do this more than I should) but also for resale... usually at a fixed price with best offer.

Now another little tip - these sellers who list things like this list lots of stuff lower than they should, so I tend to keep watching these sellers, often making multiple purchases and saving on shipping as well!

ok you didn't hear it from me... just our little secret! Have fun!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Preparing for Superbowl XLV

Ok I will admit that I don`t watch every Regular Season Football Game BUT I do watch EVERY Superbowl even if my Beloved NY Giants don`t make it in .

And this year was no different. Hubby and I were settled in for the night and ready to watch the Game.

So to get ready for the Game I decided I was just going to have a bits and pieces dinner and not have to keep getting up to check on things in the kitchen.

Earlier this afternoon I had put together some Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Pinwheels made using Pillsbury Crescent Rolls.. Very Easy recipe

Stayed in Fridge until dinner time

can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
tablespoons ranch dressing
cup cooked real bacon pieces or 4 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
cup chopped green onions (4 medium)
  • 1Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate into 2 long rectangles. Press each into 12x4-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut lengthwise into 2 long rectangles. Press each into 12x4-inch rectangle.
  • 3Spread dressing over each rectangle to edges. Sprinkle each with bacon, Cheddar cheese and onions.
  • 4Starting with one short side, roll up each rectangle; press edge to seal. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 8 slices; place cut side down on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 5Bake 12 to 17 minutes or until edges are deep golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft)
Nutritional Information
1 Serving (1 Appetizer)

I started things off by slicing up a Cheddar Cheese Log rolled in Walnuts and put out some Pepperoni slices and Ritz Crackers on a plate..

While we were munching on this course, I had some Crab Meat chunks warming up in melted butter on Low heat in the Oven.

When the Crab meat was ready and we were enjoying that, I popped the Tray with the Pin Wheels in the oven.

Oh did this smell good baking BTW.

Once they were baked and cool enough to eat it was time for Kick Off..

One last thing to do and that was Dessert..

Tonight was a Treat with Pillsbury Grands Cinnabon Rolls.

So I laid the Rolls out on the Cookie sheet and set them aside to wait for the beginning of the 2nd quarter when I would pop them in the oven to enjoy during 1/2 time

Hubby and I sat down to enjoy the Pinwheels and some Football .

First 1/2 of the Game wasn`t what we expected BUT the Dessert was everything we knew it would be..

Mmmm Good !

Now our Dinner is completed and so is the Game !

Congrats to Green Bay Packers 2011 Superbowl XLV Champions

Snow and Ice Will It Ever Go Away?

This winter has been a rough winter for many all across the country. Here is PA we have had snow on the ground for months it seems in fact I can't really remember seeing the grass for a long time. I have always loved the seasons and yes even the snow which many do not. I loved the snow as a kid and what kid doesn't and as I got older I spent years riding snowmobiles. We had many years of fun with those snowmobiles and loved winters when snow stayed on the ground all winter.

Then around here it seemed like we got spoiled and we had a bunch of winters with very little snow and even ones you could consider mild for this area. In fact we had such little snow we had to trailer the snowmobiles upstate to find enough snow to ride.

Well so far this winter brought back those snows of years ago and caught many by surprise. We have had snow on the ground since December, cold temps, wind and plenty of snowstorms. We had about 18 in of snow out of one storm and other smaller ones. The worst days were when we had freezing rain and everything was completely covered in ice. We had a few of those days and even though I love the snow I could happily do without the ice.

I think the weather is on every one's mind this winter with all the snow and it looks like we have more snow heading our way in a few days. I know many people will appreciate spring when it finally gets here.

So if you would like to see some of my pictures of our winter wonderland here in pa you can check out my blog Book Corner Cafe. I know there are many who are looking forward to spring and are done with snow but there is something very special about getting up and seeing your world covered in new fallen snow don't you agree?