Saturday, April 29, 2017

Murphy here for a visit?

I say that with worry in my heart, lately things  and little things only, are becoming a pain in the hiney. First the toilet seat broke ($6 fix at walmart), bathroom door hinge getting loose (Screwgun fix), just redid the dining room and living room hardwood floors and notice the chairs made scratches, no fix unless we want to sand down and start again, our dog Bella had to go to the vet ($300 later she has bladder stones) and we can try our homemade recipe of apple cider vinegar with food or water or pay another $800 to have them removed. Mind you our previous dog had the same issue we paid for the surgery and she passed away a week later. So for now, the apple cider vinegar is our first try and believe it or not, she actually likes it with yogurt. So without further ado, I will be planting some pretty flowers outside today in this lovely weather and get to cleaning.

Another day tomorrow at the flea market with the hopes to make some money to save for the future Tiny House and Land OR pay for the surgery for my baby girl Bella. Crossing my fingers the ACV works as I've been reading about how it's worked for other Shih Tzu dog owners. Prayers Please.


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Tracy - Simple Time Living
My love of vintage goods, antiques
handmade goods and living simply!
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Monday, April 24, 2017

The Wheels are turning....

Such a true statement but not as far as a bus but the wheels are turning in our heads and everyone is so on board now with simplified living. The reality of it all is we are ready, I was able to start simplifying my life by selling off a bunch of my belongings at the flea market yesterday, made a decent amount, put some in savings and the rest to my credit card which is now PIF. It's a start to a dream that will come true.

Spoke with hubby yesterday and as much as he loves his "things" he agreed to sell off our professional embroidery machine and t-shirt printing machine, even if it means taking a MAJOR loss on it just to gather funds to fund our dream. This is E X C I T I N G !!!

YouTube has been our friend lately and once we start this journey, we will also start our own youtube channel complete with videos, bloopers included just to record the process, the ups and downs, mistakes and ideas. So keep on the lookout for that in 2018!

For now, the saving begins and the house selling process will begin shortly, stay tuned!



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Tracy - Simple Time Living
My love of vintage goods, antiques
handmade goods and living simply!
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Off the grid....

Lately, my hubby and I have been watching videos on YouTube about living off the grid, building a tiny house, etc. And of course, it's appealing to me, some guy made a van into an off the grid camper, with solar panels, storage, kitchen and fully insulated for less than $5K, not bad if you ask me. It didn't have a bathroom though so that kinda bothered me but he did mention taking showers with a portable shower (water holder) and a magnetic shower curtain with rod once he opened the back doors to the van, kinda neat. Just not so much liking the no toilet.... I mean even a compost toilet would be an option, something to think about for the future I guess. For me this is an option but I would much rather buy a camper that is drivable, then fix it up how I see fit, since it still would be under $5K since around my area, people just want to basically give stuff away because it's just sitting in their garage or yard and not being used. Just the other day I saw a camper online for $800... what a bargain. If anyone has converted their camper into an oasis or even a van/truck into a camper, please show the love and send us pictures and a rough cost :)

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Tracy - Simple Time Living
My love of vintage goods, antiques
handmade goods and living simply!
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