Goals for 2016!!

Good evening everyone! So i know it’s been a while since i posted but my main reason for coming back to blogging was because i have a lot of upcoming goals for 2016! I mentioned in a few previous posts that i struggle very severely with anxiety, and while that is still the case. I have taken it upon myself to make 2016 my most amazing year yet.

So to start things off my baby turned 3 at the beginning of February!! i cannot believe i have a 3 year old! It is crazy how fast time flies!

So my next few goals kind of go hand in hand with each other. I’m going to get a job and move out this year. I am so determined, I’ve already handed out resumes got brook onto a waiting list for daycare. And it’s baby steps from there! This is my biggest anxiety trigger, getting a job or even just the interview so i think once i accomplish this the rest is smooth sailing.

My last goal and the main reason for starting back up my blog is i am extremely motivated to start living a healthier active lifestyle! I started my weight loss journey on Feb 14, 2016 and i know that only 10 days but i have eaten 100% clean and worked out every single night! I am so motivated to live this lifestyle and i have lost 4 pounds already. I just feel so much healthier and active already and it’s only been 10 days! I have been following a youtube by the name of blogilates. She is truly motivating and theres an amazing community of people motivating you along the way. Ill post tomorrow all about it but for tonight i just wanted to let you all know my plans this year!

Do you have any goals for this year?! I know new years resolutions are so cliche but u feel like i am finally getting somewhere this year. Slowly and surely by 2017 i will be where I want to be!

Anxiety Update—-

As most of you know i suffer from severe anxiety to the point it has stopped me from doing things. As i am sitting here today looking back on my day i feel like i have made a significant amount of progress in just one day!

First i went to the doctors office – So some of you are like yeah so? but for me that is a huge milestone! One of a huge triggers in my anxiety is attending appointments! I have a very nice doctor and once i am there i am find, but getting into that office is very hard. So today i overcame that and went to the doctors to talk about my anxiety! I have been given a few tools i’m hoping will help me out a bit.

Second i got some financial burdens figured out – I am currently unemployed but slowly building up a working from home business. I was able to pay off some debts and even get into the bank to get them all sorted out. Yet again going to the bank may be easy for you but for me it is a large fear that i was able to overcome.

I feel like opening up about my anxiety is making things so much easier. People just think i don’t want to work and i want to stay home and live on welfare for the rest of my life, but are you kidding me!!!! There is nothing more that i would rather do then go to work and pay off my debts, move out of my mothers house and into a place i can call my own, give my daughter everything and anything she can possibly imagine.

So like i said yes those small tasks may seem stupid, but i got help! That is the most important thing i want everyone to take out of this post. I seeked help and finally felt like someone was on my side. I put a plan into place and i’m going to continue to work towards my goals both long term and short!

I will beat this anxiety and i will overcome everything i need to in order to give my daughter and i the best life i possibly can!

Thanks for listening, See you soon, Jamie ❤

Conversations With My 2 Year Old – Fair and Thanksgiving Weekend!!!!

Well this weekend has been a SUPER busy weekend! It is thanksgiving here in Canada So happy thanksgiving everyone! We also had a huge fair on this weekend in town and decided to go to that 2 of the days. And on top of that i decided to attempt to make my very first turkey dinner!

So brooks first fair was a huge success! She had so much fun and i’m so happy she got to go. She was a champ on all of the rides and just kept wanting to go on more and more! I am so fortunate to be able to do this for her and i look forward to carrying on more traditions just like i did as a child! When i was younger we used to go to the fair every thanksgiving weekend and then we’d have a turkey dinner at my grandmas on the monday!

This thanksgiving i decided to cook a turkey myself! Since my grandmother passed away we have yet to ever have a thanksgiving dinner. So lets just say the turkey was definetely and experience! The worst part was preparing the turkey. Lets just say it turned my stomach… And i honestly debated continuing but i knew i had to do this or we weren’t going to have a thanksgiving dinner! So i ended up making turkey, potatos, stuffing, corn, cranberries and a fresh pumpkin pie! I wish i had taken pictures of it because i was so proud that i did this for my family.

Heres a few pictures from the fair! This weekend was full of “baby daddy drama” which i won’t be getting into in this post, but spending it with the ones you love is truly the best feeling ever!

See You Soon, Jamie ❤


  
  
  

Starting Something New?

So lately i have been looking around my house and thinking wow we have accumulated so much stuff it’s time to declutter! So i’m thinking of starting a little series about decluttering? Once a week i will pick a small area and completely organize it! i’m talking top to bottom spotless! I think this will be helpful with me starting my own business and getting more organized!

So these are some areas i’m going to start with:

Each wall/section of my bedroom

Each section/ wall of my daughter room

Bathroom.

Car!!

Kitchen

Living Room

And who knows what else!!

This is going to be a long series but i think the fact that i am openly telling everyone that i’m going to do this will give me the motivation i need to get it done! So stay tuned. I was also thinking of filming some youtube videos about this but i am unsure on how far i will get with that! it’s been a while since i filmed a youtube video and am not sure if i’m ready to get back into that yet!

So let me know what you guys think and feel free to join in with me! Also stay tuned for some mommy posts! I would like to do a nighttime routine, morning routine, toddler meals, potty training post! Lots more to come

Man i just love blogging! i’m so happy i started this!

See you all soon, Jamie

App’s You Can Make Money From!!

Hey everyone, so i figured as most of us are probably mommy’s and some of us are even stay at home mom’s id share some apps i’ve found the can make you some extra money. This will by no means take the place of a full income, but if your bored or if you are just looking for something to do then this may be for you!

You will need a smart phone and possibly a computer for some apps!

I also want to point out before i begin that i live in Canada so these apps work in Canada. I will try to find what other countries they work in as i know most of you are from the US! I also have an iPhone so some apps may not be available for android but i will try my best to find out as well!

Field Agent – This app pays you to do small tasks at local stores near you. Tasks can range from different prices and in different locations each time. It can be free to complete the task or sometimes there is a purchase required. This app is available for iPhones and androids and is available in Canada and the united stated! (I am not sure about other countries)

Qriket – Qriket is an app that gives you a chance to win money by spinning a wheel. Basically you just watch a short ad and then it gives you a “free spin” then you choose either blue or yellow and if the wheel lands on the color you choose then you win the amount of money shown. I have never won more then 10 cents so it isn’t a huge money maker but over time this can really add up. This app is available in Canada and the United States for iPhone. It is not yet available for android but there is a waiting list on Facebook so i am assuming that means it should be out soon!

App Trailer & Perk Tv – These two apps are generally the same. You watch videos/ads and you earn points. The points can then be used to redeem prizes such as gift cards to various stores or just Paypal gift cards which you can deposit into your bank account. I personally do not use these apps as i find their kind of a pain but i have red many reviews of people using these for legit pocket money. Both of these apps are available in Canada and the United States and are available for both iPhone and Android.

Checkout 51, Zweet & Snap by Groupon – These 3 apps are a little different as you don’t make money directly from them but off what you have already purchased. They each have “Special” products on each week and if you purchase that product from the grocery store you upload a picture of your receipt and it gives you some money back. The amount given back varies for each item but it is essentially like a rebate! Why not make money for house hold essentials you have to buy anyway! All three of these apps are available in Canada and the United States and are available for both iPhone and Android.

Here are a few more i found while looking but aren’t available in canada so i wasn’t able to try them:

ibbota, Cartwheel by target, Gigwalk and Shopkick.

That’s is for now i know there is SOO many more but these are a few i’ve found in my travels. I really like these kinds of posts so i am going to be doing one about sites to make money from. I hope this helps someone. Even just gives you something to do while your bored!

See you soon, Jamie<3

Relationship After A Baby – part one

hey everyone! So i figured this is a topic that young moms struggle with and even though my daughter is 2 i am still struggling and expect to for the next 16 years. 

So for a little backstory i was with my daughters father for about 8-10 months before i got pregnant. I was having troubles at home and he was my shoulder to lean on. And i ended up staying with him for a few months. This made my relationship woth my mother VERY rocky! So in about june of 2012 i took a test and ding ding ding it was positive! Obviously i was very scared but i told him and as scared as he was he was supportive. We had talked about other option but i knew no matter what i had to have this baby i couldnt do anything else. So everything started out great we were close and he was very supportive. As the pregnancy went on about half way theough we became distant. We were both working full time in order to save up for the baby as well as completing school. 

Fast forward on February 2nd 2013 we had a beautiful baby girl! Everything was amazing he was there all the time it was perfect. We were the perfect little family. After a few months of “perfect” things got rocky. 

From june 2013 til may 2015 things were up and down. He is always very good with our daughter but being your daughters friend isnt everything. I was so brain washed into wanting the perfect family that i convinced myself i was happy and it caused more harm then good. I really wanted a life as this perfect family but deep down knew it would never happen. 

In may 2015 we “broke up” and i will explain in a bit why that is in quotations. We got into a large fight over childish crap. After days of crying i came to realize that i am so much happier on my own. I deserve so much better. I still love him and i probably always will because hes the father of my little girl but there is no perfect family and there probably never was. And it hurts so much that it took 3 years to realize that. 

And now here we are today. The reason broke up was in quotes is because we still act like we are together when were physically together. Its like things are okay when really their not. Half the time we fight and half the time everything is okay. I think its going to take me a while to distance myself from him that way but baby steps right. 

So i know this only generally talked about my relationship and trust me there is soooo much more but the moral of this is just because you have a baby together does not mean you have to be together. And no matter how much you love him if he doesnt want to change he wont.. 

I really would like to hear if any of you are single moms! I want to connect and hear your story. I am trying to find a messaging app or way we could talk so leave a comment if you have any ideas! 

Thank you all for reading, See you soon, Jamie<3

First Month Working on Ebay and Amazon!!!!

Well here it is everyone the long awaited post about my first month working on eBay and amazon!

So to start off it has been a very big learning month for me! I spent many many nights on the computer figuring out what would sell, how to sell how to take pictures, etc! I red a lot of blogs and watched a ton of youtube videos! I have been focusing on eBay for the most part because i find it much easier to work with, although i did have a few sales through amazon as well.

When i first made the decision to sell on eBay i immediately went and raided the thrift stores! I took the scanning apps on my phone (the eBay and amazon seller app) and researched everything while i was shopping to see what i could bring in the most profit with. This became very overwelming! The thrift stores around here are pretty big and i just found i didn’t know where to start. So i purchased some odd items such as games, clothes purses and toys. I have had some success through them but found that i wasn’t getting much profit because i had to use the money i made to go purchase new inventory. Thats when i really started researching and found the best place to start building up your inventory is your own home! Thats right the average family of 4 has over 2000$ worth of items they no longer use or need. So i started digging around and have sold some toys and some clothes. Then a family friend gave me 3 large garbage bags full of brand named clothes and i started to list them as well. Sounds pretty good right!

Well heres the part that got a little tricky. eBay has seller limits, meaning as a new seller your only allowed to list and sell so much until you built up a reputation and they will be increased. So i could only sell/list 20 items or make 2000$ whichever comes first. So i reached my 20 items and could no longer list for the month. Now my limits have been increased and i can list up to 60 items of 4000$ whichever comes first and it will be reevaluated at the end of next month.

So to sum this up i have been doing fairly good with eBay and i am looking forward to increasing my limits and being able to make more profit this month. I am working on an inventory spreadsheet which will shop me how much profit i actually made and i will be sure to give you guys a ball park number once i have that finished.

Now onto amazon! I find amazon much not strict and you don’t have the freedom to customize your listings as you please. You have to use an already made listing and compete with others selling that item through price. So i sold 2 textbooks through amazon and that has been the only luck i have had with them last month.

I am researching something called “Amazon FBA” which is where you list items send them into an amazon warehouse and they store them for you. Most people do this and seem to have quite the success rate! So it is definitely something i will be looking into in the upcoming month.

One of the main cons i have found with amazon and eBay is once an item is purchased the funds are not automatically released into your bank account. It can take 2-3 weeks which was hard at first because i was investing money that wasn’t coming back quick enough! So i am trying to be a lot more careful in regards to that.

I am going to link 2 youtube channels that have really helped me out on my journey so far!

The first lady is a mother who works full time selling through amazon and eBay. She also homeschool her children and still makes a full time income. I encourage you to check her out for lots of information! 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa1hsPoH9bUyssI4qAO4eZg

The next is a young couple. The man sells on eBay/amazon full time and i believe the wife may have another job but also helps the husband out as well. They have been very helpful as well. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa1hsPoH9bUyssI4qAO4eZg

So i hope this post has been informative in some ways. I am by no means an expert at this. This is just my experience in my first month. I will say i have had a few set backs as my internet was out for 2 full weeks which made it almost impossible to list so i’m hoping to have a much better outcome this month. I really encourage people to look into this as it can be a hobby or a full time job. Or even if you want to do your spring cleaning and list stuff you don’t want. People can be very successful and i’m so excited for this next month. See you all soon, Jamie ❤