Mission Not Impossible

The goal is to get my family in a house of our own by Christmas! I've got an imaginary board of directors to help and I'm willing to do whatever is legal and moral to make this happen! If a guy can get a house with "One Red Paperclip," I think I can do it too!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Last day of the month....

So we were hoping that the bank would lower their price in November and in December to match their previous reductions but I haven't seen any reductions this whole month :( I did find a site that lists every reduction and the date so that's cool and handy.

Currently the only way I can see to get our house by Christmas is to sell an amazing amount of e-books. I worked yesterday on a My Quiet Doll starter pattern that I plan on selling for $1.98- well something under $2.

This e-book contains patterns for the doll,one boy hair, one girl hair, overalls, jumper and I've included cuffs for the overalls and a ruffle for the jumper. I was concerned because tweaking the doll and hair took a long time but when got going yesterday the clothing parts went fast! The adjustments will still allow me to use the die cut machine I have to cut out the doll, the braided hair and a bun that can be used as is or trimmed into a boy style. Goal is to have this book for sale on December 1st! Wish me luck and say an extra prayer- I need it!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Little Bit......

Little bit discouraged. The bank has consistently lowered the price on the foreclosure we're interested in by $5,000 a month but there was no reduction in November so far. If they continued this pattern we'll both be happy with an accepted offer come the end of December but no....... they are procrastinating.

It's snowed and I don't see any foot prints on the property. No one else is looking... so that's good. Also more good news is that John got his first retirement check and he'll get one on the first of every month. The longer the bank takes, the more money we have to take care of things before we start making a house payment. Doesn't look like we'll make our deadline of Christmas but as long as the weather isn't too outrageous(keeping us snowbound) or something happens like skyrocketing oil prices, waiting is probably in our best interests. It would be good to have my son finish and get his Eagle Scout rank before we move as well.

However if this process ends up not getting done by April our contractor will have some conflicts in his schedule :( From what I've read online this company sometimes takes forever to work things out.

I'm trusting in the Lord. I'm trying to do my part. Just gotta be wise and patient and smart about all the angles. So keep us still in your prayers :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

What would an irresistable price be?

So I know free is the best price but I'm not feeling like we should totally give John's book away for free but what would the magic number be for selling a mega amount?or like my kids would say a bazillion! I'd like to clear a buck a book and Amazon takes a cut as does anyone else selling them as a middle man.

What would you suggest- anywhere between $9.99 to $.99.....

Also what would be the best day to do a great big sale :) ....

Thinking outloud. Sending a review copy to Foodista today....

Gotta go see what great Amazon Vine products I'm being offered today... think they've got a house?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

TOFW: Ultimate Mom "To Do" List Song

I"m loving this lady! Enjoy!

Prove Me - Hilary Weeks

Amazing! I needed this today!

One By One by Hillary Weeks

Just discovered Hillary Weeks! This song made my cry. It touched my heart. He really knows what is most important and He finds me important! He finds you important!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

You know that feeling...

You know that feeling when all things align and you did something right and it all comes together? Well today I played around with all things Google- adsense, gmail and my blog. I started compiling a list of all the great videos and songs I've posted and then come to find out I can make individual pages with my lists and all the items linked to my old blog posts. That means I can have a page with all my songs and video links. I can compile my board of directors and make a page with links to their profiles. I can make my "how to help page" and it'll appear right at the top of the page to the left with my other new pages.

Maybe this is no big deal to you but to me it's just feels so amazing and right. I think I'm on the right track and will soon send out an email to my "list" from our all-about-meat.com site . A cool way to tell my friends and subscribers about what I've been working on here.

How to Help

If you are interested in helping us get our house for Christmas there are quite a few things you could do:

1) Tell your friends about us
2) Buy John's Book Confessions of a Butcher- eat steak on a hamburger budget and save$$$. They're available from Amazon in paperback or Kindle format or you can buy them directly from us at http://www.confessionsofabutcher.com
3) You can visit our website http://www.all-about-meat.com
4) Find out more about our essential oils business at http://www.thinkdoterra.com/82486

I'll post additional options as they become available. If you have suggestions of other things please let us know. I'm not a big one for straight donations- I like to give value for what I get but maybe I have something else of value you're interested in and I are open to negotiations.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The waiting aint "Easy"

You've heard the prayer " Lord give me patience... and give it to me right NOW!"

Playing the waiting game is not easy. I've got till about December 15th to just sit around and wait for the bank to get reasonable on the the house price. Or I can get cooking and make things happen. I'm thinking that we'll offer John's book Confessions of a Butcher- eat steak on a hamburger budget and save$$$ at a steeply discounted price but how low should I go?

Considerations: Paypal wants their cut
Ejunkie would probably be the best most automatic delivery method....
We're already available on Amazon Kindle and they'd want a cut
Should we offer this through Clickbank so everybody would get a cut?

Time to do a big math project and figure out what really works!
Headed to the chiropractor and massage therapist- no worries this is just a maintenance visit- I wanna avoid any more pinched nerves!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wonderful !

It's a shame really. The video below doesn't work and it's no longer even available from Stagevu. I guess this "wonderful" is now the sarcastic kind instead of a wow it's great wonderful. I thought it was the scene where the very first guy puts on the ice cream suit. They all admire him and then he gets one hour to go out and shine. He is a musician so he grabs his guitar and it's dancing in the streets time. You should see all the charisma as all the women act like he's the pied piper and are drawn out to dance. It makes me want to dance just thinking about it. This is perhaps my favorite scene in the whole movie.

So don't try to watch it.... the video clip that is.. Do watch The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit and I hope you like it as much as I did.

The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit

This is my favorite movie! I'm looking for a clip of my favorite dance number.... You gotta see it!

Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are [Official Video]

Has anyone called you amazing today! YOU ARE AMAZING! Think of this as a message from God to his beloved child- YOU!

J Mac - A Hoop Dream

I needed this today!


It might be switching sports but this reminds me of the great basketball video that hitting FB today

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Breathless (Live) The Corrs from Ireland

Andy Grammer - Keep Your Head Up

David Cook - Time of My Life

This is the time of my life! This is the time of your life too!

Avril Lavigne - Keep Holding On

Lighthouse family - High

The good kind of high!

Sheryl Crow - Everyday Is A Winding Road

I love the bubbles on the vid!

Sheryl Crow - Soak Up The Sun

This song makes me smile!

Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine

luther vandross the impossible dream live

Climb Every Mountain - The Jacksons, An American Dream

My Wish

R.Kelly The Worlds Greatest With Lyrics

I'm not the greatest but my God is- My Father In Heaven.

Susan Boyle - Britains Got Talent 2009 Episode 1 - Saturday 11th April |...

Nat King Cole with George Shearing - Pick Yourself Up

Ella Fitzgerald - Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive