2 Year Poshmark Anniversary

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As I write this post, it is my Two Year Anniversary on Poshmark.  Yay for me.  Looking at my stats, I have sold 344 items with earnings of $10,205.  That’s approximately a sale every other day at earnings of $30.  Sure, that may only buy a latte and a bagel these days, but it’s something and it adds up.  Head on over to Poshmark and shop my closet so I can some day afford more than a coffee and a bagel.



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My Thanksgiving Poem 2014


The week of Thanksgiving brings joy to us all

The gathering of family as colored leaves fall

The chill in the air makes us warm by the fire

The tryptophan turkey that makes us all tire

The football on TV as we all cheer

The day off from work as more holidays near

The shopping online while daring the thought

Of waking up early for Black Friday’s spot

Standing in line to get that one great deal

Or maybe several if they’re a steal

It’s so much simpler to sit here at home

With fingers a walking on keyboards alone

Dreaming up what in the world they might like

A jersey, a new phone, a toy or a bike

Letting the shipping come straight to you

Alleviates pain from gas tank to shoe

No need to fuss with exhaustion or stress

Order online to come to your address

If more is done sooner more time you will find

To sit quietly, relax and free your mind

With shopping quite done there’s just one thing to do

Finally enjoy what hard work has brought you


Posted by on November 26, 2015 in Thanksgiving

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My Thanksgiving Poem 2013


Twas the Day of Thanksgiving, when all through the house

Many creatures were stirring, including the mouse

The Turkey was tied by the leg tips with care

In hopes that the relatives soon would be there

The children were hungry and starving instead

While visions of stuffing danced in their heads

And Dad in his apron, and I in my heels

Had just settled in for a long dinner’s meal

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

We sprang from the kitchen to see what was the matter.

Away to the window to witness the scene

Tore open the shutter and peered through the screen.

The sun on the crest of the freshly cut lawn

Gave luster of mid-day to our yard and beyond.

When what to our wondering eyes did appear

But the relatives coming from so far and near.

With little old drivers so lively and quick

We knew in a moment it must be Cousin Nick

More rapid than cheetahs the relatives came

They whistled and shouted and called out by name.

“Now Hayley, now Hunter, now Joe and now Carrie,

Great Uncle Ralph, Uncle Kirk and Aunt Mary!

To the top of the porch, to the very front door

Now dash away, but please don’t dirty the floor!”

And then, in a twinkling, I heard from the house

The grumbling of hunger that came from their mouths.

As I drew in my head and was turning around,

The hugs and the kisses all came with a bound.

They were dressed all in finery from their heads to their feet

Warm woolen sweaters and pressed slacks with a pleat.

A bundle of pies piled high in their arms

They looked just like bakers selling their charms.

Their eyes how they twinkled, their dimples how merry

The little round dishes they filled with cranberry.

A wink of their eyes and a twist of their heads

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

They spoke many words and went straight to their work

Filling their plates with a smile and a smirk

And laying a finger aside of their knife

And giving a nod to the husband and wife

We sprang to our glasses and let out a cheer,

“Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all A Good Year!”



My Thanksgiving Poem 2011


To brine or to roast

To fry or to smoke

Which one will it be

I like the one

I buy already done

and heat up so easily

To bake or to mash

To fry or to hash

Potatoes, Sweet or Plain

Yams are good, too

Which one to choose

So the menu’s not always the same

But tradition is nice

Just don’t serve rice

Unless it’s part of the stuffing

Slices of wheat

Cornbread chopped neat

We’re not doing this all for nothing

Cranberries sweet

Pumpkin Pie treat

The whipped cream we must blend

Creamed Corn or cob

It’s all quite a job

For it all to be hot in the end

At least the wine’s chilled

And still nothing’s spilled

Though we haven’t eaten yet

We call to the little ones

Round up the bigger ones

The table’s all been set

As we sit down

As we gaze round

Family and friends we see

Thankful we are

From near and far

Together it is that we

Enjoy this meal

A short time to steal

A rare and precious hour

Amazing to us

With all this fuss

That a turkey has such power

Soon the dishes are done

And some have begun

To track down the midnight sales

The boys watch the game

Call the children by name

As you hear the screams and wails

It’s bedtime for wee ones

And shop time for we ones

Who know a good deal will be found

Full purses and hearts

The sale evening starts

The mall to which we’re bound

Luck we will need

No budget we’ll heed

Though deals are all around

And when we’re all done

And had all our fun

Our feet will be off the ground

We finished our shopping

To the point of dropping

To bed, completely exhausted

Success once again

As it’s always been

And no one even lost it

Just one month more

To even the score

And then we’ll have a break

To Tahiti we’ll go

Where there is no snow

In the sun we all will bake

Happy Thanksgiving!


Posted by on November 24, 2015 in Thanksgiving

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My Thanksgiving Poem 2010


May your table be set

With warm cheer and a glow.

May your guests be on time

Or a bit late or slow.

May your turkey be tender,

Your green beans a delight.

May your stuffing, your creamed corn,

Your yams come out right.

May everyone eat

To their full heart’s content.

May there be enough leftovers

To last until Lent.

May your cleaning be quick

And your laundering, too.

Leave the big stuff for later,

You know we all do.

Take a snooze on the couch,

And as the bird sings,

Dream the same time next year

You’ll be in Palm Springs!

Or maybe Hawaii,

Bermuda’s nice, too.

Mexico, Florida,

The coast of Peru.

Come to the beach

The sun, surf and sand

Don’t worry about them,

They’ll all understand.

In time you may find

That a cruise on the sea

Is worth so much more

Than ten pounds of turkey.

But if you don’t want to go

Away all alone

Then bring all your friends,

All your family from home.

The martinis, the maitais,

The wine from Two Buck,

Margaritas, Sangria,

We’ll all run amuck.

Who doesn’t like

A vacation away

Where no one must cook

No work and all play.


Posted by on November 23, 2015 in Thanksgiving

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Local Goodwill: “Miz Mooz Kent Boots, Tignanello Color-Block Shopper & True Religion Baby Blue Jeans”


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I was really only dropping off a carload of donations, but conveniently had a bit of time to spare to run in and see what might be hiding in the shelves, hooks and aisles.  The boots had barely been worn and I knew how popular the Miz Mooz can be.  At $180 retail, $10.49 was not a bad price.  The Tignanello suede purse was in really nice condition at just over $8.  An Annalee Santa for 99¢ was a steal.  And then the three pairs of jeans: J Brand turquoise, 7 for All Mankind Gwenevere in Green and the soft baby blue True Religions, each at $7.49.

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$42 for the lot of six is $7 each when I dollar-cost average.  We’ll see how they do, but should bring $250.

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Poshmark, You’re Awesome Twice

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As my two year anniversary on Poshmark rapidly approaches, I thought I would share two recent experiences where Poshmark superseded my expectations as an online clothing resale website.

Instance #1: I sold a leather jacket to a customer who incorrectly listed her address for her account.  As a result, the package was undeliverable and the tracking showed that it made it to her town, but could not make it to her address.  She contacted me in a panic and I suggested we wait to see if it eventually showed up.  Poshmark also keeps track of deliveries and after contact by myself and the buyer and review of the tracking to realize the USPS was not making much of an effort to return the package, they compensated both myself and the buyer for our losses by the USPS.  Bravo Poshmark, Boo USPS.

Instance #2: Several months ago I purchased some jeans for my daughter.  The seller mixed them up with another buyer’s package and I received the incorrect item.  Poshmark promptly emailed me a shipping label for the correct recipient and the package was back on its way to the right buyer. I thought at the time, how stupid of the buyer, until it happened to me.  Sure, it could have been that both of my buyers that day lived in towns in Texas that started with McK, but I am generally more careful.  I realized my mistake when one buyer received her package and messaged me that it was not what she was expecting.  I contacted the other buyer and let her know that she might be receiving someone else’s package as well, but she was out of town and would have to check when she returned.  I let them both know that “when this happened to me,” Poshmark sent the correct shipping labels to the buyers and the packages were easily shipped out again and exchanged.  I also contacted Poshmark and let them know of my error, reminded them of what had happened when it “happened to me,” and offered to also take care of additional shipping or have the packages shipped back to me and I would reroute myself.  Once again, Poshmark emailed the correct shipping labels to each buyer and the packages were once again shipped out and easily exchanged at Poshmark’s shipping expense.  I did receive a scolding email warning me to be more careful when I ship, but they also said that they understood that “accidents happen.” Bravo again, Poshmark, for handling the situation seamlessly.

Just two more reasons to shop Poshmark!


Posted by on November 19, 2015 in Websites

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Latest Thrift Store Trip: “Nanette Lepore Blazer, Coach Terry Wedges & Vera Bradley Tote”


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Another fairly slow day at the thrift store as is the general rule in these colder months.  In jeans we have the 7 for all Mankind Flynt, the Rock & Republic Skull, the Miss Me Bermuda shorts, the Citizens of Humanity Ingrid and the Lucky Brand Charlie Skinny, each under $5.

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In shoes we have the Lands’ End beige gingham espadrille wedges, the Coach Terry wedges, the Steve Madden Chart Clogs and the Manas Design Red Sandals, each marked down from $2-$5.

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In jackets we have the Nanette Lepore Green Tweed and the Bizz seafoam green and lace velvet blazer that really is quite amazing, each at $2.

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And a Vera Bradley Java Brown & Turquoise Tote & Cosmetic bag for $3 and a Victoria’s Secret Red & Black Plaid Dog for 99¢.

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Okay… about $55 spent.  Potential $850 gain.

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Thanksgiving from MBH

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North to Thrift: “BCBG Tote, Fisher Price Drum Set & Miss Piggy Ornament”


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My first stop was decorated to the hilt with Christmas.  I promptly gathered up a few figurines, a Miss Piggy Ornament from 1981, a Hallmark Rhonda Reindeer, two rolls of wrapping paper, Olde Father Christmas Appliqués, a 2 yard piece of Christmas fabric and a Bearington Elf Bear all for $21.

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At the next stop I found the vintage Fisher Price Drum Set and the nearly new Liz Claiborne Brown Leather Wristlet, both for $14.

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Then down to the corner I found multiple figurines including three Christopher Collection Lefton China Angels, an Enesco Angel from 1986 and three Holly Babes Angels, all for $14.

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And at the Goodwill I only picked up the BCBG Max Azria Tote for $10.

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$59 spent, potential $330 gain.

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