When you clean up one room that it turns other rooms into a mini or in some cases a gigantic mess. That is what happened to us this past weekend. I couldn't take the office anymore and it needed a cleaning out, but just don't look at our living room right this minute because of it.
I would love to say that our house was "show quality" all the time, but that is just not reality. It is best friends "only" quality at all times. These are the friends that know and accept the reality of your life. Luckily, we are not like filthy dirty just messy and at times disorganized.
The pics below are the before. Mine is the really messy corner on the left and this is due to our house being a storage facility for our youngest son who is currently stationed in Puerto Rico. Also, before the photos were taken Dan had done a little cleanup too. LOL
We are always on the go and right now 80% of our time is spent upstairs in the office. When you look at our house picture above it's the little barn nest at the top. Quite frankly it is a pleasant little space and it's painted a tranquil grey.
I am really happy how the office space turned out. We have lived here going on three years and we now finally have pictures hung on the wall. Dan came up with the center table from some spare table tops that we had lying around. It's a nice spot to hold our office meetings. I must say he is pretty crafty.
We need a few more pieces for the office space-especially storage and mail station. I think I may have an old cupboard in storage that will get a little re-creating for this purpose. At the time of this blog post everything looks pretty much the same. I love how things went from ugly and cluttery to livable and happy.
P.S. Our furniture is IKEA.
What do you mean by "Posh" you ask? Poshmark the online selling site for women's, men and kids clothing, along with makeup, shoes, handbags and jewelry. It's also the place that has me hooked on my Rae Dunn pottery addiction.
I highly recommend that if you have ever wanted to sell things online but were afraid to try, then Poshmark is the place for you. My son's girlfriend, Kristen, got me "poshing" and she has sold a ton.
You can only list items with your smart phone. Start by downloading the app. Then from there just follow the steps and snap a few photos, list your information and name your price. You can also give a discount for bundling items together.
By now you must be asking how do you ship it? They buyer pays for shipping, at a discounted rate. When you make a sale they email you a pre-paid, pre-addressed label and thats it. I do wrap mine up real pretty and drop a little "thank you" note for shopping my closet.
You can either have them put your money into your bank account or hold it so that you can make purchases. I have sold quite a few items of clothing to build my Rae Dunn collection. It's way more fun than driving around with a bag or two of clothes for Goodwill in your car.
If you sign up please use my invite code JQKNL and tell them @amy1971 sent you!
PS Please feel free to reach out to me if you have questions!
I hope this finds you all happy and healthy. A lot has been going on here at the cottage and I don't even know where to start. I guess the best place to start is to tell you that I have left my day job as a project manager for the furniture hospitality company. Yep I said left. Also, Dan left his day job too. No I swear we have not gone crazy. Well at least not bat poop crazy.
I also wish we could say that we left to pursue our passion of recreating furniture, but I can't say that either . Dan's background is hydraulics and he has been in this field for over 30 years. I know he doesn't look a day over 40, right? It's all the adventures that I keep him on.
He and I put together a great business plan and sold it to the bank. Can you believe they bought it? No seriously, Dan is an expert in this field and I am an expert in small business and from this "No Pressure Services" was born. Our desire is to provide great customer service with a great product and at a reasonable price.
All of our experience and knowledge, helped us to create a mobile hydraulic hose repair business. Our trucks will stock lots of hoses, fittings and adapters. I tease and say that the truck will have more than the shoes in my closet.
The goal is by the end of year to have another tuck up and running covering the northern part of the state, with Dan covering the southern part. We also hope to bring our children into the business along the way.
I will be at home a few days a week manning the phones and helping Dan from behind the scenes. The other few at least in the beginning I will be out helping Dan meet and greet our customers. I also hope to spend more time at home too, blogging and ever changing our home decor.
I have linked our logo to our website, but it is under construction and our truck is linked to our facebook page. Please be sure to stop by and like us.
We are excited to start this journey together and we look forward to growing this business together for our family.
Stay tuned because I promise to share this adventure every step of the way.
Hello there! We are Daniel & Amy Smith of Triple "R" Creations. Together we are creating a crazy re-fined life, be it re-creating, re-modeling, traveling, enjoying fine food or just enjoying life with our family and friends. All from our crazy cottage by the pond along the banks of the Muskingum River, in Southeastern Ohio. Come in sit a spell and read all about our latest adventure.