muster up the courage!

Today was a big day for me!

After months of contemplating with myself, I finally mustered up the courage to finally talk to my best friend about reselling full time. My best friend is my husband. As pragmatic as he is, he completely understood where I was coming from and heard me out completely and fully without feeling any type of discouragement.

Reselling can be scary, it’s true. The unknown is inevitable vs. a steady, streaming paycheck when working for corporate America. Taking this leap has made me feel like the opportunities are endless. It is a risk that I am willing to take and I am no longer fearful. What will be in store for me next? We shall see.

If your ducks are all lined up or even if they are not but you know with hard work and tenacity, you will get there, then why not? Why not do something you love full force with blood, sweat and tears. Blood, sweat and tears that you are willing to take on for yourself and not for someone else.

I am scared, I am excited and I have a long way to go with proving myself. My husband is giving me a trial run. He knows the numbers are there, but can I make it consistent? Again, we shall see.

Stay tune. So much has yet to unravel and I am coming in strong and swinging hard!

Batter up!

Do not give up!

Reselling will ALWAYS have its ups and downs no matter what. The key to overcome this is to continue to be consistent. Consistently list, consistently share, consistently be active. Work hard, play hard, get rewarded is the name of the game. Focus on the end goal and it will pay off.

May madness!

Good morning! Happy Friday and happy 1st of May! What a roller coaster it has been over the past month! I feel like we entered an alternative universe and the old norm no longer exist! What is the deal, Lucille? 🧐

New month means new goals. April was good to me towards the end when I decided to get my act straight with reselling and put my couch potato skills to good use. Amid this pandemic the world is facing, I decided to quit listening to the news for many reasons including the sake of my health. Panic attacks are no longer part of my daily routine where my husband constantly has to calm me down. Positive energy is the best vitamin for me.

I get my daily dose of my awesome group of reseller friends. Homeschooling with my son has been so fun. Even I am learning something new!

Life in the quarantine world is good. This home body gal is going to make things happen!

Because going out thrifting is not available. I went online shopping and invested some of my money into some good quality inventory to curate my poshmark closet, which is what I’ve been focusing on since the beginning of the year. By invested, I mean I paid up. And by paid up, I mean I spent some serious buku. None of which came from my stimulus check, of course! 😏🤨

I created yet another set of goals for May, one which I am proud to achieve because I discovered the power of waking up early and accomplishing It all before 9:00 am. Ok, so it’s no discovery. Not a morning person? No need to be. If 5:00 am is too early, try 6, 7 or 8 am. Whatever time you can get in to be alone at peace where you can focus on your tasks.

I have a wild four year old child and knowing him, his wake up time is around 8:30 am. Which means, I need to get up between 5:00-5:30 to get my day started which includes a nice warm cup of lemon water, some poshing, relisting, working out, shipping out packages, some good reading, and a delicious cup of joe.

Whatever you can do to get your day done to feel one ounce of accomplishment is all it takes. Give it a try and you will feel great before the day even gets started. A food for thought because I appreciate you. I appreciate you reading this and wish nothing but the best for each and every one of you.

You’ve got this! 💪🏼


Well folks, this morning, was my time to get the boot from work. It’s been surreal. With that said, I do plan on filing unemployment and I will be focusing more on poshmark and my reselling business until it’s time for me to go back to work elsewhere. This to me, is a blessing in disguise. I hope everyone rises from this twilight zone that this world is in.

As of March 27, 2020.

Pandemic: COVID-19

As we all quarantine ourselves in our homes on this very hard time our world is facing, I want to give my thoughts and prayers out to those affected by the coronavirus. It saddens me to hear that the world could not battle this fast enough and loved ones are dying. This pandemic has gotten real and I could not feel more paranoid.

For starters, I am already vulnerable to the virus. I have a rare lung condition that I have had under control since I was diagnosed over ten years ago. I fall under the CDC guideline where I am at risk to be around in an office environment (where I work) and possibly get sick with my low immune system.

Please follow the CDC guidelines and stay safe out there. I will have plenty to blog about in the future, but my health and my family’s health is my main priority right now.

Cleaned Up!

With over 350 items in my Poshmark closet, I managed to clean up over 100 and bagged them up to bring them over to my local buy sell trade stores. I was inspired by many of my instagram followers, that I just had to it myself! Especially when you’re not to thrilled about the item in the first place. Those were definitely the earlier days where I was just buying and buying and not really thinking about the comps and even if anyone would like the item.

Keeping this one short. Just wanted to blog about this mega transformation my poshmark closet is going through. I am super stoked.

An Affirmation Blog Post

Hey there!

Let’s talk about connecting with the universe and manifesting what you want when you want it. I am now a believer in manifesting your wants and desires. Within reason, of course. I had a rough week at work and the weekend couldn’t get here any faster. My job is very stressful and my affirmation notifications that I kept getting throughout the day just made my eyes roll a couple of times asking myself, “oh yeah? Money will come to me before I know it? Pshhhh!” Not one affirmation came to life with that negative Nancy tude I was feeding everyone.

I decided to later take a short break from the fires I’ve been putting out. I went for a walk and took in some deep breaths and reminded myself what I was thankful for and how lucky I am to be in this world. I was also hungry and didn’t bring my lunch. I was craving sushi which I know was going to cost me at least $16 for the meal, and it was cash I didn’t want to fork up that day. I decided to say out loud, during my walk, that I will make at least $20 profit on Poshmark that will pay for my meal.

Low and behold: before lunch time I had made $18 in profit. 😲 That’s fantastic, I thought. It’s no coincidence when your at peace with your mind and body to make things happen. That was something I sincerely struggled with when I started making money on poshmark and eBay. It was all a coincidence. Well, my friend, it’s not.

I ended up making $50 in profit that day. Which not only paid for my $18 (plus tip) lunch but it also paid for me and my son to go to Chuck E. Cheese for a bit and be a kid! 🤪

Today at work was what I thought the worse day. I wanted to pound my head on my desk from all these back and forth our team was having with the attorneys. (I work at a law firm).

Instead of wasting my time stressing out, I managed to take a peak at my phone to see this affirmation notification:

I said it out loud and knew that patience was going to be a virtue and that I need to be at peace with that. I told myself whether it’s today, tomorrow or whenever, I knew that reselling money was going to come tenfold.

Within an hour, in the middle of all the chaos at work, I get a $22 sale on eBay. Whooo-hooo! Thank you, universe.

Keeping the positive attitude going, I get this:

$300+ sale on Poshmark. What???

Then I get this: A buyer on poshmark decided a dress didn’t fit her so she wanted to return the item. No problem, I kindly direct her on how to get a refund. Long story long, she decides to keep it because she said I’m such a nice seller and a “super posher!” So she accepts the item and leaves a five star feedback. Cha-Ching! Another $24 profit.

I’ve been feeling so blessed today and so thankful for the universe, that I wanted to shout out from the rooftop!

You will have bad days, don’t get me wrong. But when you know you’re going to have those good days, make them count! You will be surprise what might happen to you.

Please feel free to shoot me a DM on instagram at heysheenathrifts if you want to discuss further regarding this blog post, or any of my other blog posts.

Happy New Year!

Hey all! Can you believe that 2020 is here? That’s amazing! I hope you all have accomplished everything you ever wanted to for 2019. I have so much room for growth in 2020 that I am beyond excited to just get started!

I’d like to set my goals for the year and what I have to live up to until December of 2020. To hold myself accountable, I’ll do a follow up every three months and check in.

2020 Goals:

1. See a Therapist- Self help books and audiobooks are to the point where they are going in one ear and out the other. Some mental tune up is something I need in my life right now. I’ve never been to therapy in my life, so this one is such a big deal.

2. No more pork! Yes, bacon can taste so delicious, but I am over pork. I do not want that in my body. I want to eat healthy and what better way to do it than to start eliminating the fat. (Literally!)

3. Purchase $500 worth of reselling items– I average about $150-$200 worth of reselling items so far and I want to double that this year by working smarter, not harder.

4. Join a business start up class– I need guidance if I want to grow and create my own reselling business. There is an Entrepreneur Collaborative Center in my area and I am constantly getting emails of scheduled dates for very informative workshops like Quickbooks for beginners, buying a franchise workshop, going into business workshop (which is what I want to do). If it wasn’t in the middle of the week at 11 a.m for some of these workshops, I would have been there already. But I will do it.

5. Travel– A few weeks ago, my family and I went on a four day cruise to Key West, Florida and to Nassau, Bahamas. It was great. Creating memories is my new cup of tea and I am thirsty for more! Last night on New Year’s Eve, my sister explained that she would rather spend money on experiences/ travel than clothes and material things. Funny, because I invest in clothes to resell to enjoy what life has to offer. What a full circle that convo was.

6. More date nights, please! I want more date nights with my husband. His work schedule is very hectic and I don’t see him often enough to sit down somewhere nice and have an adult conversation. Even when we have a one on one conversation, our son loves to join in and express his cute opinions and thoughts.

7. Girls Night– so we have date night, and we have girls night. Girls night can consist of me, my sisters and my mom. Or me and my friends. Or me and my new friends. Heck, it can even be girls day. Brunch has been my jam way before it was a cool thing!

8. Save $20k– I use where you can set goals for any amount for anything. Whether it’s a vacation, wedding, retirement, or remodeling your kitchen, is your site! (No, this is not an endorsement, smarty pig is not paying me to say this.) I used smarty pig to save up $500 by December 2019 for Christmas shopping and to accomplish that goal, every two weeks since January of 2019 $17 was automatically transferred to my Christmas 2019 goal. Doesn’t seem like much, right? It’s a pretty neat and brilliant way to manage big future goals by contributing a little bit. I am doing it again this year for Christmas 2020. I added a generic $20k Goal category and a Reselling Income category. For my reselling income category, I don’t have a set amount, I am just putting money in there and saving up six months worth of bills. It’s untouched and I want to touch it sooooooooo bad!

9. Clear out the clutter– A lot of people that know me personally, know that I am a minimalist. Ironically, reselling clothes is what I enjoy so much, but having tons and tons of clothes personally, is what I do not have. I own less than 20 items and it brings joy to my life. Cleaning out unwanted items is something I need to do around our house again, whether I can resell it, or give it away to someone in need.

10. Work out- oh the famous I-am-going-to-the-gym-starting-the-New-Year attitude. And don’t forget the New-Year-new-me mantra you constantly hear and see. Well, guess what! If my stomach is not flat and my butt is in shape by May, then we have a problem, people because I am dedicating time for this and only this without a gym membership. If anyone has any great tips or videos on YouTube they would like to share, feel free to DM me on Instagram. (heysheenathrifts)

Well ladies and gents, this is it. If this at all brings any joy to your life or would like to give any of these resolutions a shot, go for it! Cheers to a wonderful New Year!

Ramping up!

Hey there! I’m back with awesome updates I have in store for me! I am removing over half of my items and starting over from nearly scratch. My entire game plan was to have more items and quantity was key! Then I realized that I was working a bit harder to ramp up my quantity and not so much paying attention to quality. Even though I have become a bit more pickier with each item I am picking up at thrift stores, I sometimes pick up a bit of the bread and butter items as well. No harm no foul, but I am going to be staying away from all of that and stick to quality over quantity and be A LOT more pickier than ever before. My game plan for 2020 is to completely revamp my poshmark closet and create a more capsule wardrobe for my customers. I am super stoked and can’t wait to complete my capsule poshmark closet!

Roller Coaster

It has truly been a roller coaster of emotions balancing my part time reselling gig, full time job, full time mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend. Wedding is in one week and it’s now taking it’s stressful toll on me after planning it for over six months. I’m slacking off every chance I get and I am not proud of it. I miss reselling, I truly do! I just haven’t had the heart and energy to do so at this time. 😫 I keep telling myself I’m going to do it and the next thing I know: my energy is low and all of a sudden, I don’t have the time. The struggle is real, you all! It really is. I’m hoping to find that fire in me again once this week is over and I am back on the reselling saddle. Venting on my blog has helped me cope with this discouraging feeling I’ve had and the truth is, I am doing this to myself and I will come back swinging when the time is right. Until then, keeping my head up. I can’t wait to celebrate this amazing evening with my husband. Cheers!