Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Elvis is headed to Rhode Island

Good evening my friends.
Elvis is on his way to Rhode Island with a list of weekly goals.
The list of goals is for a swap I joined on Swap-Bot.
I also signed up for the Adventures of the Traveling Postcard so that's what's in the envelope above Elvis.

I want to share with all of you my new year so far.
We're barely midway through and I feel like I have done a lot already.
I keep getting little inspirations here and there that are nudging my subconscious to take action. One of those inspirations came about last week when I was browsing Amazon for journals. Well one title led to other titles and before I knew what was happening, I was browsing the books and clicking on the icon that urged me to look inside. This happened over and over again until my eyes couldn't take it any longer. A peek inside one of the books was talking about the art of manifesting. Well, my interest was piqued long before I looked inside. I knew that I was going to like what the author had to say just by the title of the book, "Write it Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want & Getting it."  I took it to heart and I am now currently writing free style in my journal first thing in the morning before I even pry my eys open. I set the timer on my phone for 15 minutes and I just write about all that I desire no matter how unrealistic. It feels good.
It's liberating. It's therapeautic. It's me taking the first step towards manifesting my dreams into reality.

How about a little mail porn before I go on with my jibberish!

Three pen pal letters that I mailed a few days ago.
I'm almost caught up with all of my replies.

Postcrossings on the way to Ireland and the Ukraine.

A postcrossing card from the Ukraine.
The sender writes that the name of this car is Zaporozhets and is a typical retro car from 1960.

Now back to more jibberish.

One of my inspirations came from out of nowhere or maybe it came from watching episodes of American Pickers or Auction Hunters or The Longest Yard Sale. In any case I have developed an interest in Estate sales. I'm talking about the kind of sale handled by a third party after a person dies. Last week I immersed myself in cyberspace googling estate sales in my area. I combed through hundreds of pictures and mapped out four estate sales to attend. I managed to go to three of them and I bought items from two. Before I ever started looking at estate sales, I had already made up my mind that I wanted to sell vintage items and other used stuff either on Ebay or Etsy. I came up with a shop name and designed a little banner for the shop.
So technically, my shop is open because I have listed one item, however, I won't consider myself in business until I get a few other items listed.  With that being said, I'm wondering what kind of items you all buy on Etsy and Ebay. I would love your feedback.  I have been doing research on the top selling items, but I want to know what you think. So can you please do me a favor and leave feedback in the comment section and tell me what you like to browse or purchase in these stores.  Thank you so much.

I went to my first camera club meeting of the year and it was really good. The auditorium was so packed that many people had to stand. I'd say there were over 125 people in attendance. We haven't had that kind of attendance in awhile so it was nice to see all the old faces and some new faces as well. The first program meeting was about night photography, which is my favorite photography to shoot. The presentation was by Royce Bair, a Utah resident. If you're interested you can read his bio here.

I have a jewlery party to attend this coming Friday, a business seminar on the 25th, and a photoshop class on the 26th.  When the month of January has passed, I can look back and say, " wow, It was a productive month and the new year is off to a good start."

I scored some postcards from one of the estate sales.
These are all from Argentina and although they pre-date the internet, I believe them to be from the 80's or 90's.

Have a fabulous week, everyone!

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