I'm a diehard thrifter and garage sale addict! I love the thrill of the hunt! And I love making CASH from trash so I also resell on eBay and Etsy. I share my successes to inspire you ... and my failures so you learn from my mistakes. Please join me on this wild and crazy ride of making cash from trash!

About Me

Retired: twice the time, half the money!  How true is that!  Well, now that I have twice as much time on my hands (NOT!), I thought it was time to join the hundreds - or is it thousands? - of folks who are bloggers. So, welcome to my blog!

I love to go treasure hunting at thrift stores, garage and yard sales, rummage sales, estate sales, flea markets, etc. ... and have been known to do a little dumpster diving! Haven't had as much luck with alley finds, although have found a few goodies on sidewalks and along freeway shoulders!

I'm also a seller on eBay ... what else would I do with all those really great vintage finds? I've been selling and buying on eBay since 1999 and I think eBay still offers opportunities for folks to find one-of-a-kind treasures and for the sellers who offer those one-of-a-kind items to make money. So, last year - with the anticipation of retiring - I decided to become serious about selling on eBay. It's been trial and error, but every sale keeps me motivated ... and I keep at it!

I started this blog to highlight some of the great treasures that I have found and sold on eBay in the hope that it would help others who would like to do the same. Whether you're looking to supplement your income, save for a special event, or make a living with eBay, the opportunities are still there. You just have to know how to find them!

DH and I have been married since 1983.  We have two great sons who are both in college.  I also have a daughter and 5 grandchildren.  DD and her family live out of state, so I don't get to see them very much.  At least once a year, I go visit for about a week.  But we keep in touch via email and phone on a regular basis.

Sure do miss them!

I've lived in Southern California all my life and just love it here!  After 25 years in the public sector, I retired in December 2008.  After working all my life and being Mom for over 30 years, I am now facing an almost empty nest and more time on my hands than I know what to do.  Well, there ARE plenty of things to do -- it's the structure and purpose of what I do that is off-balance.  So, I quilt, I blog, and I do eBay.  I've also joined a book club and quilting guild. I visit with my friends as often as I can ...

... and we go to Hawaii ...

... and cruises to Baja, Mexico where I can kick up my heels and shake my bootie to the sounds of Latin music!  Maybe retirement isn't so bad, after all!