Monday, March 31, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I'm not cool enough to figure out how to add a YouTube video right here into my blog. So, I'm putting links here. Here is the UPS ad, with the song in the background, and here is the Postal Service video for their song "Such Great Heights"
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I made this bracelet for myself. The girls did the drawings.
These pendants are for someone special!
I made bracelets for the girls to wear Easter.
My newest foray into resin pendants are these tiny little pendants. Aren't they cute? I dyed the resin and added glitter. I haven't listed these in my shop yet.
A close up of the yellow pendant.
Check out this cool travel case I found for my goods!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
29.) A four spritzer pack of Asti Spumonti. I love that stuff.
28.) A stuffed bunny.
20.) Tickets to see Hayden when he's in Cleveland in April.
19.) A manicure.
18.) A working vintage typewriter.
17.) A dinner at Olive Garden.
16.) An Ipod dock for my office.
15.) Bottlecap pin cushion. I wouldn't even use this as a pin cushion, it's too cute!
14.) A supply of these tiny bezels. I'm obsessed with making glittery colored earrings out of these.
13.) A Starbucks gift card.
12.) A trip to Ohio Valley Antiques.
11.) A package of Andes Mints.
10.) A pink bowling ball.
9.) A set of jacks and a bouncy ball.
8.) A smaller wooden star to match the huge star we have in our foyer. The artist who made it has gone incognito and he's hard to find.
6.) A recycling bin for my house.
1.) FOR OUR HOUSE TO SELL!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Right before we listed our house this year, we got a note card from a realtor in the mail. He said he had an interested couple that wanted to see our house again, were we going to relist? Well, yes we were. When we relisted they came over and walked through the house.
That was a month ago. We get a call early yesterday morning that someone made an offer. We had no idea who it was from because it had been a good three weeks before anyone had been through. Our realtor came over and showed us the offer. It was low but not extremely low. When I saw the names of the people a lightbulb went off - what the heck, it is the same couple! So obviously they didn't find a cheaper "similar" house next year. And obviously they're still interested in our house. The offer they made would have us bringing $12K to the closing table, to pay for their sellers commission and to pay 3 percent of their closing costs. Oh and our own closing costs. YEAH RIGHT! If we had a lot of equity built into this house, fine, we could pay that, but we DON'T.
We have since been going back and forth with our realtor about what to counter offer. I'm not even hopeful that the couple will accept anything that we counter offer, since they didn't accept a thing last year! They are obviously out trying to find a deal still. Or, maybe they seriously are interested in our house! WHO KNOWS! The whole thing is stressful! About a dozen times last night as Mike and I were discussing things and figuring out finances and what we really could afford we said "LET'S JUST FORGET THE WHOLE THING!" But we know that we want to move and that we want our new house. We just can't break our banks to get out of here! IT'S SO FRUSTRATING!
Our realtor is telling us this market is better than last year. But we're still running the risk of this being the ONLY offer that we get. So what do we do?!
I do have a question ... is it typical for sellers to pay for the buyer's agent's commission?
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I think the "maybe just a little evil" part is hilarious! tee hee
Which character are you? Find out here.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
***If you've landed on my blog from searching the 'net for info on tip toe walking or serial casting or AFO braces, hello. This particular post here is one in a number I wrote about my daughter's tip toe walking. I encourage you to start with this post instead. It encapsulates our journey more succinctly.***