Tuesday, October 30, 2012


I graduated from high school just over 20 years ago.  That's right, 20 years.

Twenty years ago my hair was big, I wore scrunchies and I pinched rolled my jeans.  And I was cool.  Or at least I wanted to be cool.  

That's me on the left.  It was drama class.  I wasn't going to hurt that poor girl with the stool, I promise!

Ok so I wasn't very cool.  But I did like school.  I loved sports and writing and having a place to be, though I'm not sure I knew that at the time.  So when the opportunity popped up 20 years later to go back and reunite with some neat people I knew back then, I jumped at the chance.

Me, 20 years later

It was really fun.  But it made me realize that I missed out on some great friendships I let drop without a very good reason.

Here I am to say I don't want to do that again.  I don't want to let my friendship drop with YOU any longer.  A lot has happened over the past year and there are reasons why I disappeared...reasons I probably won't share specifically but my absence will certainly be addressed in the near future.  All I can say is thank you for all of the awesome emails you have sent me over the past year...every week (even last week!) many of you have written me asking me to not stop blogging...so I'm going to give it another try, ok?

I'm going to blog again about eBay and yard sales and bargains and Charlotte and the girls and all of my other crazy money making schemes.  Cause I had fun doing that and I think you had fun reading about it.  It may not be every day like before, but I won't stay away so long, I promise!  And I can't wait to hear what you all are up to.  I'm sure you're all eBay moguls by now *wink*.

Me, 20 years ago.  My hair was awesome and you know it. 

So let's not let anymore time pass.  Let's reunite and become reacquainted.  'Cause my hair changes moment by moment and I don't want you to miss it.


  1. I'm so glad you decided to start blogging again.I loved reading your posts.
    BTW,I totally rocked big bangs and a spiral perm in the 80's too.I shudder to think of the gallons of hairspray used to hold my hair up,lol.

  2. Glad to see you back in the blogging saddle! I am not a yard sale guru like you but I have enjoyed watching how you score big and then sell bigger with your amazing ebay prowess! Also - since I don't know you this might seem weird to say - I'm praying for you and your family and what you have alluded to with regard to changes that have kept you from blogging. ;)

  3. SO glad you're back! :-)

    I had been thinking about eBaying for awhile when I saw your first post on MSM last year. Since then, by following your blog and many others, and starting my own, I have slowly gone from dabbling in eBay to opening a store to having nice, consistent sales. Sometimes all it takes is being in the right place at the right time, and that is what your first guest piece on MSM was for me. I feel it was a blessing in my life, and for that I will always be appreciative.

    Wishing you and your family the very best!

  4. So glad to see you back in my reader again! This year marks my 20th high school reunion as well. I didn't go but I agree about losing touch with people and not having a really good reason why. I took the summer off from my blog. I feel that it has given me a fresh perspective. Blessings. Angie

  5. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited that you are back. You have been missed!

  6. SO Happy to see this blog post pop up! I've missed your ebay wisdom. Welcome back!

  7. So glad that you are back...this was such a nice surprise on this rainy Tuesday! :)

  8. I went to my 20th high school reunion this year also! I cannot believe I am that old!!

    Welcome back :)

  9. I am so glad that you decided to come back. I loved reading your blog last year and always looked forward to hearing about your yard sale finds and your eBay successes. I've thought about you this past year as I've gotten more experience selling on eBay and have you to thank for my jump into it.

    I love your hair BTW. 18 years out of high school for me. I'm looking forward to that 20 year reunion. :)

  10. I was so happy to see your post that I ran to tell my husband! I have been wondering what happened to you in the last year and hoping all was well. Your blog is fantastic and I missed it. Because of your guest post on MSM over a year ago, I started selling toys and books on Ebay for the first time and am making a real living at it now. This month alone I have made over $2100 in pure profit because of you. I love it and am helping to support my family. So thank you for getting me started. Very glad you're back. :)

  11. Welcome back. You have been sorely missed.

  12. I was so excited to see a post from you! Cheers to you for starting back up again, and well wishes for you and your family.

  13. Yay! Glad to see that you're back!

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

  14. Prayers your way! You blog rocks my ebay sellin socks off! I picked up a few things at garage sales/thrift store this weekend and already sold one BIN (5 build-a-bear outfits for $15 - paid $2) and have a bid on another (sweet valley high book set 9.99 (paid $1). Not too shabby! I usually just sell my kids clothes, but you've introduced me to a whole new world! Yay!

  15. Oh YSM
    We missed you so
    Happy you're back
    From my head
    To my toe
    It's been a long time
    But even so
    It's great to see you back
    From a long time ago

    DJ from Keen Eye Finds

  16. This just made my day!!! Yay! Glad to have you back :)


  17. I was just reinspiring myself with your archives and had decided to post a 'We miss you' note in case you still checked this and I was so excited to see you back! Your blog has been very helpful, even while you were gone. Thanks!

  18. Glad you are back. I really wanted to brag to you about the $1 pink glitter toms that I found for my one year old months ago. You have been missed! Hope all is well in your home.

  19. YOU'RE BACK! I am thrilled. :D

  20. I'm so happy to see you are back to publishing. Big thanks to you for inspiring me to look at older toys for resale.

  21. So glad you are back. I found your blog a few months ago from another site. You have a lot of great information to share and we are grateful. Looking forward to following you and learning from you!

    Margaret @ Live Like No One Else


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