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About Mother of all Nations

Disciple of Jesus! I am a blessed wife to an AMAZING husband and a mom of 2 precious girls, a multi entrepreneur at heart and a stay at home mom. In this blog I will share with you a lot of my different experiences of being a stay at home mom including my journey to becoming a full force multi entrepreneur. Follow me below to receive my latest updates and new blog posts.

Shoe Repairs DIY!

So here I am excited about this pair of shoes I found at the thrift store! I am excited about quick flipping (the fast profit that I would be getting from selling on ebay). I get home, ready to list the shoes on e-bay only to find the sole of the shoe is falling off ūüė¶

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Well there can only be 2 things, throw them out or fix them!  Never repaired a shoe in my life but here goes!
I went on Amazon, looked up a few options and ended up getting ‘Shoe Goo’. It cost about $7 with free shipping.

Shoe Goo was delivered in a couple days and I was so excited to try it out, I waited for my 2 toddlers and hubby to go to bed and got myself a pair of non-sterile gloves , Lysol Disinfectant Spray, wipes , the goo and a pair of scissors.

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It worked like magic! The shoes are currently in a hiding place drying up, it says to let them dry for at least 24 hrs, but I think I will do the max of 72.

To reattach a sole to a shoe:

  • Make sure¬†the shoe and sole area that needs fixing are clean.
  • Apply the shoe glue to both the sole and the bottom of the shoe, if it’s any easier completely remove the entire sole and work from basics.
  • Wait 2 minutes before you ¬†line up the sole with the bottom of the shoe evenly and press together to¬†make contact.
  • Wipe off any excess glue visible on the outside
  • Place a heavy object¬†on top of your shoe to add pressure
  • Wait 24 – 72 hours for glue to¬†dry.
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Ebay Newbie End of Year Stats

This is probably a late post, but I want to share with you my numbers for 2016. They are not as great as all those other numbers out there, but for me, I consider it a divine achievement because I was pregnant in the beginning of the year and  finished the year with a beautiful 10 month old and a beautiful 2 1/2 year old. (24/7 Watch!)

Being a SAHM came with a lot of challenges in 2016, but I would never trade them for anything. In the first half of the year I sold things that we had around the house, anything I considered profitable! In the last half, I was able to go thrifting 4 or 5 times in total. That was good because I became exposed to more potential products!

The sales below are for 2016 on E bay

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My final sales for December were $1510.25 and $1119.63 of them were from eBay. The rest were from the other selling sites. Amazon, Mercari ¬†(use my code ‚ÄúKJNSJK‚ÄĚ to sign up and get $2 credit) and Posh-mark (use my code ‚ÄúGTBGU‚ÄĚ to sign up and get $5 credit). These are the other sites that generate income for us! So the month of December was really good. 44% of my yearly gross was from December! To me it means 2 things! 1.) I grew ¬†through out the year and 2.) Q4 is real! – best time of the year to have lots of inventory

There are a few things I hope to do different in 2017. Hope to share them in my next blog

How was you year? How did you do? What do you hope to do better this year?

 

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How to remove pilling from clothing

The other day I stumbled upon a post on how people get rid of pilling (lint) on clothes especially sweaters/jerseys and anything made of wool and/or fleece. I was so excited because the only thing I knew was to use a comb or manually pluck out each pill. (I know!!)

I have been feeling so bad because I wore one of my hubby’s sweaters , ended up with pills with no idea of how to effectively get rid of them

I just have to share this because I know a lot of people get rid of their clothes once they start showing signs of pills because they do not know how to get rid of pilling

I received this fabric shaver in the mail this morning and could not wait to try it. I ended up shaving about 4 sweaters out of excitement. It is magic!!!! You have to have it!

See my before and after pictures below. It is easy to use and very effective.

 

I found it on Amazon, if you want to check it out. Click on the image below. It is so worth it, especially for thrifters!! ( You know what  I mean)

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Hatchimals vent!

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A week before thanksgiving I remember seeing these animals on eBay for $59 and a a day after thanksgiving they were out of stock or in select stores/online stores selling for $200 plus. I wondered what the hype was and decided to do more research on them. Ok! Seriously, these eggs apparently hatch an animal and you have to nurture that animal and help it grow etcetra. I would love to explain more but I was left speechless after realizing the amount of money people are spending on these eggs. I am not sure how to describe my reaction, but for a toy or an egg $200 is no joke.  Please do not judge me, I might not be understanding the moral behind these eggs and maybe someone can explain to me. Take a look at the reviews on Amazon and tell me if something is wrong with me. I honestly feel sorry for the animals and not the ones spending.

 

Potty Training Continues

My first daughter is now 22 months and 2 weeks and I have decided to pick up on potty training from where I last left off. My second daughter  is  9 months so things are definitely {but not quite} getting better around the house. It was a challenge training my first LO because I was pregnant and ALWAYS tired. I decided to spice up the training this time and buy this cute potty from e-bay. Now that things are getting better, I plan to have her completely trained by the end of this week. We travel on Saturday so hopefully that will not throw us off a little bit.

Today we managed to score a poop on the floor, but key was she wanted to be behind close doors in the bathroom alone!!!!. I believe tomorrow will be a better day. She gets the idea of potty now but just has not patience to sit on the potty and do it the correct way.

I am learning to be patient! I am learning!!

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Thanksgiving is around the corner!

We are only 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving! For me a time to reflect back to all the things the Lord has done for my family and friends through out the year and whole heartedly take some time to express gratitude to The Lord God Almighty!                             Of-course the big dinner with friends and family!!!

  1. Every year I am thankful for my salvation : where would I be without Jesus? Romans 10:9-10
  2. Every year I am thankful for the word of God that lives in me : Galatians 2:20
  3. This year I am thankful for my wonderful husband and children, I really fell blessed to have the best
  4. This year I am also thankful for the e-bay business that I pursued, I wish I had started this a long time ago, but God’s time is the best. As a mother to an infant and a toddler 18 months apart, being able to bring income into the home while staying at home has been a blessing. I will write a separate blog about my eBay business.

Matthew 6:33, one of my favorite scriptures says seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you! My simplest understanding of this scripture is that God is saying when you put Him first, He will work out everything else for you, including our fleshly desires, a job, a husband, a wife, money, a house, a car, You name it!

This year I have definitely seen an increase in my familys’ spiritual growth, and I thank God for that. I find myself being able to understand and explain His word, something I struggled with for a very long time. To read the bible and get revelation is heaven¬†for me!
So I just want to encourage someone who might have tried reading the bible and not understood, continue to read: God sees your heart and He is faithful, He can even send¬†someone to explain that one scripture you struggle with, Feed your spirit with the word, receive it with faith and revelation knowledge will follow. His word says ” If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ¬†Ask!!! God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. So He definitely wants you to have that wisdom, but you have to ask ūüôā

So as you prepare your hearts to thank Him, don’t forget to daily feed your spirit with His word.

 

Congratulations Mr President!

Wow! What a close election!!! Interested to see what the next coming years have in store for the nation of America. The Donald Trump Cap, “Make America Great Again” is currently trending at #1 on eBay. That definitely shows where a large percentage of the nations hearts stands! Well¬† the speech he made at the end of the elections took me by surprise. I for the first time saw another side of Donald Trump I had no clue existed.

God Bless you America. Fear Not!!  The Lord is with you.