8.14.2013

A few cookies and a quick "flip"!

I will start with the quick flip.  Remember the chairs that I purchased from Savers a week or so ago?  Let me remind you:





A little on the rough side, but you might also remember what I paid for them...$12.  For four chairs...what the what?

I purchased them with the intention of redoing them and selling them.  While I was contemplating how I wanted to do them, I got another idea.  Maybe I would save myself a little time, money and sweat equity (let's not forget...temps are still around 110 degrees here) and just try selling them on Craigslist in "as is" condition!

I started a little high, willing to negotiate.  No bites...so after a few days, I dropped the price.  No bites...so I dropped the price a little more.  Still no bites...well, this is not working at all like I had planned!

Deciding that this was a sign that I just needed to redo the chairs myself, I headed to JoAnns to look for some fabric inspiration!  I found some really cool fabric, sent pics to my girls for their opinions (it was a bold fabric, but I loved it) and got two thumbs up.  I would have bought the fabric right then, but I knew that Home Dec. fabrics were going to be 60% on Sunday, so I waited.  Apparently, that was another "sign"!

What was waiting for me in my "inbox" when I got home?!  Yep, an email...someone finally wanted the chairs.  I was torn...now that I knew what I wanted to do with them...should I still sell them?  **sigh**  My heart said no...my head said...yep, make your hubby super happy by moving something OUT of the garage, instead of IN.

I ended up making just under $75 profit...not bad for no more work than hauling them home!  I still feel that she got a good deal...yes, mine was definitely better, but she really wanted those chairs, so everyone wins!  I have to say...I was a little sorry to see them go...

Now for some cookies!

I don't know about your neck of the woods, but here in AZ, school has already started!  Some have already been in over a week and the rest started Monday.  Corie wanted a special little box of cookies for her daughter, Camdyn, who was starting kindergarten!  This is what I came up with:




Thank you SSB, for your inspiration on the bookworm!  Isn't he too cute?




And of course it never hurts to bring your new teacher an apple on the first day!



Thanks Corie!

And I couldn't do school cookies without sending a few to my "babies"!
  


Yesterday was their first day...new school, in a new state!



Love them!

Till next time...
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3 comments:

Suzan Sweatman said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

what the what??? LMHO - 12 dollars for 4 chairs - 3 dollars each - amazing - and you made a profit so all's good!!!
And those cookies are too cute for words!
XOXO

Gail Wilson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow! great job on making the deal on the chairs!! woohoo!

love those adorable cookies, perfect indeed for back to school! :)

gail

Lisa TheBearFootBaker said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am glad you didn't have to put a lot of work into the chairs but, I am a little sad I didn't get to see you work your magic on them.

The cookies are absolutely adorable. I love the little flower you added to the girl worm:)

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