How Am I juggling All My Jobs

 

Before, I start out with scheduling and, everything I do not by any means have this all figured out. I am constantly evaluating what I can do to be more efficient and, how I am really going to get everything done. I have weeks were I get so much done an, others where I just can’t seem to get out of my own way.  If you work at home I’m sure you go through the same struggle you have a bunch of laundry to do or, a room to clean but, you prioritize your business or vice versa. It’s almost like a double edged sword because, until your business is becoming an extremely profitable one you, spend any free time on it if, you are like me.

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So, you don’t actually allocate enough time for simple things like cleaning etc.. Lately, I have learned to balance it better and, wake up earlier. If, I want to be successful I need to put time into each business and, not neglect any of the businesses. Right now, I have my Amazon Business, eBay, Poshmark, Blog, YouTube Channel an, Freelancing jobs. I mean one of them is going to get neglected and, it happens more often then I’ like to admit.  I have found that scheduling is the best way to prevent any neglect from the business to happen. One mistake I make daily is that I try to fit each business in on one day. Instead, I need to dedicate one day a week for each or, one in the morning and, one in the evening. This is my third blog post that I am writing today and, I woke up around 7:00 a.m. it’s almost 1 p.m. It sometimes takes me awhile to write my posts especially if I want to post great and, informative content for you all to read; and, of course that is the only type of content that I want post.

        

I need to write about fourteen articles a week so, I am always two weeks ahead of myself. It is not always easy to come up with fourteen well written articles without burning yourself out.  What I have done is researched questions people are asking and, then I will make up a bunch of drafts that I need to complete in the next couple of weeks. This way I am not constantly searching for content to write. For most bloggers that are writing for their audience they base their posts on what is going on that week. I try to have a good mix of both.

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

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Airbnb: This is my favorite way to travel. While in Italy we saved so much money using Airbnb and stayed in an amzing apartment. Airbnb is much cheaper than a hotel and, you can filter what you need for your trip. You can get an entire house or, a room in a house. It’s customized to your needs.

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Just Start Scanning

Hello Loves,

If you haven’t read my article on scanners to buy books and, other items I will put a link below. But, for those of you that have read it this article is about what you want to scan. Before we begin I am not an expert but, I will save you some wasted time and, money!

So, what should you scan?

  • Textbooks, when it is textbook season you will have books literally flying off the shelves remember to take in account how much it will cost to ship the book, the cost of the book and, you want the ranking to be as low as possible 50 or less if they even have that to around 1.5 million. The lower the more frequent it will sell. Make sure the textbook is worth selling but, if it is congrats!
  • Everyone has their niche art books, history etc.. we like foreign it sells pretty well! Take the same advice into play when fining the right ones to sell on Amazon.
  • Non-fiction the same rules apply

Find out what works best for your company make sure you go in with a bit of a business plan. Your scanner is your best friend and, you may make a few mistakes but, that’s the fun of it; because once you score a big sale you will be addicted! Scan away, list, ship and, let the sales begin!

Find out what you will need to bring with you to the book sale in the next article. If you have more questions leave them below in the comments.

Have an enlightening and adventures day,

Allison Vota

5 Tips For Hiking In Arizona

Hello Loves,

I’m back from Arizona and, I have a few tips I found helpful while hiking. I am not an expert when it comes to hiking but, I learned a few things when it comes to hiking in AZ. It is not a flat or paved area in most places where you will hike. There are lots of rocks which, can be hard to walk on and step inclines. I thoroughly enjoyed our hike and, here are my 5 tips!

  1. Read The Trail Signs: Here in N.J. it is common to go walking in a park but, in A.Z. you have to make sure you read the signs before you go on the hike. Figure out which trail you will be able follow and, proceed to the trail. You can also, read about heat exhaustion and, to be aware if you aren’t feeling well turn around and, head back to the main area.
  2. Bring A Backpack: You should e wearing breathable clothing, hiking shoes and, a hat before your backpack even hits your shoulders. Hiking shoes are a must you will fall or, slide without them on. Your backpack doesn’t have to be large however, it should include sunscreen, two-three water bottles and, a few snacks. All of this will be important if you are hiking a long way or, if you have low blood pressure. You may not realize how many calories you are burning and, how much you are actually losing when it comes to sweat. In Arizona I did not sweat anywhere close to how much I do in N.J. It can be deceiving and, you may become dehydrated without even being aware. When you are half way done with your water you should head back to the main building where the trail started. Passing out from heat exhaustion or, dehydration is not fun. It is also, very dry so, you will be very thirsty. So, stay hydrated.
  3. Bring A Friend: You really should not go hiking alone. It can be dangerous if you do en up getting sick or, go to far there may not be someone to help you. It is also, a safety precaution because you don’t know who is going to be on the trail. If you don’t bring someone with you be sure to make someone aware of your location and, keep in touch with them on the trail ( I had service and, was able to text without a problem).
  4. Watch Out For Bikers: There  are bikers on the trail and, you want to make sure you stay out of their way because they can run you over. All of them are traveling at a speed that may be difficult for them to make a sudden stop. They were polite and, said thank you for moving. If you are wearing headphones keep one ear available to hear for bikers, snakes etc…
  5. Don’t go off the trail: If you are not from Arizona you may not be aware of how much danger could come your way be diverting from the trail. It is also, a disrespectful thing to do as they are trying to conserve their land. Not only can wildlife harm you but, plants can as well… If you are near this certain cactus and move to close the whole part of the plant will launch at you. Have fun getting those spikes out of your leg. Respect the trails stay on them, they were put there for a reason.

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The Entrepreneur Life

,Follow my entrepreneur life on my facebook page The Entrepreneur Life. Here is my latest post I hope you all enjoy and, now I really am going to bed…

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It is so late I really need to got to bed but, I wanted to share with you where I am at for all my businesses in 2017. I just started selling on ebay and, my goal is to have about 300 items listed every week in 2017 which, is going to be a challenge but, one I am ready to work very hard for. My ebay isn’t getting too much attention but, with hard work, more listings and, learning I am hoping to increase my watchers to at least 20 for now but, I hope to have them in the hundreds or thousands by the end of 2017. Poshmark has been moving like a snail and, I am trying to work from a new angle but, I am not sure why I haven’t been getting many bites even with my ongoing promotion. Poshmark has been a bit of an enigma that I am determined to solve. Amazon continues to grow and, I must feed it inventory every week or I can kiss my chances of making $3,000 a week goodbye. I understand how many products I need to sell in order to make close to a certain amount of money. I am still figuring out Amazon and, we are by no means making money off of it at the moment but, that is because I don’t have thousands of dollars to invest in Amazon. I am starting to focus back up on my blog and, trying to make money off of that because I think it is entirely possible. I have different topics I will be focusing on in order to gain more followers and, companies that want to run ads on my blog. YouTube although, I am absolutely in love with making videos I do not think I will be able to make money off of my channel but, I will continue to produce videos because I do have 51 fabulous followers and, I just enjoy it so much! Yes, there is more… I am continuing to do Freelance jobs because I need to make money and, enjoy writing for the companies. Freelance is really where I am bringing money in and, my plan is to make about $1,000 a month with Freelance which will require a lot of work. I think I covered everything haha… I really do work very hard and, I know it will pay off in the long run. It does deprive me a bit of a social life but, it is hard to have a social life without making money right? It is funny with all of these jobs I always here why don’t you get a part time job…. Well, although, I may not be making enough money to live on at the moment if I continue to work extremely hard it will pay off. I would not do will in a 9-5 job I am a creative person, explorer, boundary pusher who is an entrepreneur. This is my life welcome to it…

Allie

 

 

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Confessions Of a Brazilian Call Girl

We have seen the many, many shows centered around prostitution, call girls a.k.a ( expensive prostitutes), hookers, women who turn tricks, porn. In many movies this is made to look like a luxurious life like Pretty Women but, the reality behind it is alarming. I have researched this topic a lot and, wanted to understand why mostly men turn toward paying a prostitute for sexual favors. Many men seem to just not have the time for a relationship others, have fetishes that most women will not accommodate and, the number one is that most men want to be heard. I’ve watched a lot of documentaries and, read quite a bit about this topic to see why this is appealing to every side. Call Girl- Seem to enjoy having sex, the power and, of course the money. What gets most of them in trouble are the drugs. I watched a series on women who have pimps which is ironically mentioned in Pretty Women. What we don’t usually see is how the women are treated from my research being a callgirl or girlfriend is a bit different and, has perks such as, reoccurring clients, better salary, a say in what is happening and, the ability to have a bit more stability. Women who have pimps are beaten if they don’t speak correctly, if the pimp is having a bad day and, if they didn’t get the right amount of money from their client. I am not an expert on this topic but, I wanted to talk about it and, see why this is necessary in life. I do not understand the abusive side that doesn’t make sense and, I can’t see why anyone would want to hurt another person. I do however have a better understanding of why men decide to pay a call girl etc.. She is essentially the perfect women she is available any hour of the day, will do almost anything and, she listens without out having an outward opinion. Yes this is degrading but, as I said I’m looking at each prospective. The whole being paid to be a girlfriend I find intriguing because most of these men would be able to get a girlfriend they are usually well-off business men. It seems they just don’t want to be bothered or don’t have the time to actually have a girlfriend. It is a bit sad to me because this women is being paid to not have any opinions of her own which I imagine can get old quick.  All this was brought on by a few Netflix documentaries I watched within the past couple of months. Some say that the porn industry is kind of the gateway to sex trafficking and, others would disagree. I have seen a lot of the links relating the two but, I have also, seen documentaries or read where girls think they are being brought to a better country only to be lead into the life of trafficking. This is even more frighting because a good percentage do not escape and, rules in other countries are not the same as the U.S. and, most of the girls are illegally in the country. It is sad and alarming because there is only so much we can do… The documentary After Porn Ends I found quite interesting. Women and Men in the pornographic industry are paid and, chose to come into this industry. While watching I saw a pattern with the women where there family life wasn’t great and, they needed money so, they went into the industry. After being out all of the women didn’t see their career as an accomplishment only something they had to do to get to where they are now. Each women was scared from their jobs while, the men claimed it was the best time of their life. I’m wondering why the men do not have traumatic scaring from this but, the women all did. Of course women an men have different ways of thinking but, why does it affect women in such a different way? And why is society as a whole obsessed with anything related to sex or sexual innuendos? I can’t answer my first question because I would have to do a bundle of research and, I’m sure there are many people researching this same question. In my conclusion, I see that most people are curious and, even more curious about what other people do. They want to be considered “good” so, the observe and, use what they learn. Sex can never be viewed the same which makes the topic taboo, curious, and seductive. In society it is seen as a hushed topic making the the word “sex,” extremely desirable. Just like drugs and, drinking when you can’t have it, most want it more. Maybe if we didn’t put so much into one word we wouldn’t have so many problems centered around it. It is funny that even within something like sex, communication is the key. Learning that having a partner, listening and, respecting each other is the most important  maybe we wouldn’t have prostitution etc… However, the only part I judge is the abusive part and, hurting people. If people actually enjoyed what they are doing like a porn star or a call girl there is no judgement on my part. I judge the people who try to own the person, not respecting them and, taking someones life away. Trafficking is absolutely wrong, having a pimp etc… The Brazilian Call Girl which is based on a true story went full circle and, she ended up writing about her experiences on a blog. Her blog was so popular she was able to charge high for clients but, it ended up going all wrong. I do not think women can handle being paid to have sex. I think they can’t separate their life from their other life which is why they end up turning to drugs. I would like to do a bit more research into this and, see why men and, women’s psyche are so remarkably different.

 

All Netflix Movies/Documentaries You Should Watch:

After Porn Ends

Tricked

X-Rated

Sex In Comic

Sexy Baby

Ukraine Is Not A Brothel

Movies Based On Real Life:

Confessions Of a Brazilian Call Girl

The WhistleBlower

Also, watched some documentaries on TV as well

Real Estate Junkie: Dream House

Hello Loves,

I hope you had an amazing weekend and are having an amazing week. Tomorrow I actually start a creative writing challenge and, my other 30 day challenges I will talk about that in one of my blog posts so, make sure you follow me to be able o see all of m new posts. Today I got stung four times by wasps and, my hand is having a bad reaction it is swollen and hurts like a mo-fo… I am trying to write with both hands and, I’m like naw bro what are you doing. Trying to push through it for you all so, I can get all my posts up this week. Fingers crossed tomorrow the swelling goes down.Well, it is the next day swelling has gone down and, I can actually type with both hands. Yesterday I went on Pinterest and went to town pinning what I want in a dream home. I have traditional taste mixed with modern take. I like British country, traditional French, a touch of modern and, earthy mix when I looked back on my Pinterest Pins. This taste in a home does not surprise me and, I would say is extremely accurate. When I imagined my home I always thought of it to be a warm inviting place where my friends and family could spend a magical summer. I want nooks of the house where you can get lost in a book, a room filled with thousands of books and, places that bring out the child within all of us. Seems like a beautiful place to live in my mind. I want a light airy flow to the house and, for it to also, have a homey warm vibe, like the kind most people get on Christmas. I do not want the house to be so big that I wouldn’t want to live there but, I also, don’t want it to be too small that I would not be able to have lots of guest. Looking at the pictures on pinterest I think I have created m dream home. Of course, at the moment I wouldn’t be able to live on my own let alone this large however, I am manifesting my dream of someday creating or owning a home just like this one. I will take my favorite pictures and they will comprise my dream home.

The Home:

By now I am sure you have concluded that I like unique ways of having or doing… For that reason I absolutely hate cookie-cutter houses an, the Stepford creepy neighborhood where all the houses look different. I want my home to warm inviting view from the driveway when you are driving up. Imagine driving up to find trees to the right an left of you and, you can see a peak of the house through them. These are the three was I imagine the drive up to look like.

 

     

Which one do you like the most or would want to pass through when entering a friend/family members’ driveway. Now that we have moved through the driveway we have a house to see starting with the exterior.

Antique Purington Street Pavers traditional-landscape

Elton Hall is a baronial hall in Elton - Cambridgeshire. It has been the ancestral home of the Proby family since 1660.

Belton House | Carolean architecture is England's only true vernacular style since the Elizabethan days.:

Each of the exterior fronts of the homes provide different aspects of the home I would like. The first exterior is probably about the size I would want my house to be I also, like the warm, light country vibe it gives off. the second exterior shot is a bit creepy but, if you just focus on the ivy and, door those are the traits I love. The third house although very large, and not light gives me great architecture and a powerful feeling when approaching the home. As to stick to being unique I would want my home to create a presence that is welcoming yet, stunning when approaching it. I also, don’t want it to look brand new I want it to show some history airing an idea of creating great memories when inside if the home.  What do we always want to do on a sunny day or warm night our family usually has dinner or breakfast on our porch; it is where I go to read, listen to music and, just enjoy the day. Let’s see what my front porch might look like..

 One of my all time favorite homes..from Paula Deen's book "Savannah Style"

Wicker porch

Old Southern charming home with wrap around porch and lovely arched fascia... ᘡղbᘠ

Now that I have a place to drink my smoothies and, enjoy my company let’s head for the door. Each door brings it’s own feeling to me as I imagine opening it. Picture yourself entering my house which door do you feel is the right fit. I was particularly hard to chose a front door because it really defines your home.

A Fabulous Front Door for Fall:

I love these doors.  Close just the bottom in the spring and fall and feel the…:

dream house: the front door.:

Lets start with door number one it is charming and inviting with a structure build to fit the house. The second door is quaint and, a door you would find in an old country home. I enjoy this door not only because it is split but, because it has a magical aspect not unlike the door you would find to the cottage of Sleeping Beauty. The last door is chic, sleek and, modern. It still gives of an inviting older asethic and, has plenty of light to bring into the house.

We are going to make our way to the kitchen as it is one of my favorite rooms of any house and, where families tend to find themselves spending the most time. There is one design of the kitchen I am enthusiastic about and, you will see why.

 Kitchen Inspiration: Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent's kitchen via Architectural Digest | Scotch and Nonsense

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Love the wall of windows in this loft home in Amsterdam (via dustjacket attic):

We will start with the second kitchen because I have an idea for the first and last kitchen. Beautiful light airy country kitchen with a large sink. It is simple and stays with a modern yet, English country theme. The first and lat kitchens are by far my favorite especially the last one. They are modern, rustic and, edgy. The most drawing part of the kitchen are the windows in which I would want to combine the full wall windows with the partial round window in the first picture. I really foresee that

to be a stunning kitchen. Outside of the kitchen I would like a garden since the kitchen has such amazing views.

Wow! Could camouflage get any better than this? Garden with secret door. Secret Garden.:

I would love to have a secret garden just outside of my kitchen. The mystery continues are we walk our way unto the other parts of my garden be prepared I have a lot of pictures and ways I want my garden to be.

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Another type of sanctuary...one doesn&#39;t need to be here physically to enjoy it. It takes only a deep relaxation to fly to this place and forget whatever can be bothering us....

 

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Hedge Arches-I think this would be so cool if I had a HUGE garden. Then I&#39;d have a maze for photos

beautiful maze♡

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Wow that was a long walk so glad we found our way out of the maze now, we can take a dip in the pool before we head back for the house. I don’t know if I would ever have a backyard big enough to accommodate all of those garden and, secret doors but, if I ever do that would be amazing. Let’s go for a nice soak in the hottub and then cool off with a shower.

wood burning hot tub This is so awesome! Not only are they less expensive to purchase and maintain than your every day hot tub they are also much more fun. Very fitting for a country home setting :-)

21 Refreshingly Beautiful Outdoor Showers I Bet You&#39;d Love to Step Into | Apartment Therapy

  Lets make our way into the sunroom or conservatory for a sip of tea and, a snack.

Sun Room - Instead of covered patio can we/should we consider a sun room?

 I love this idea not only because it’s fabulous but, it is beautiful to sit in and, enjoy a book or snack with family or, friends. I have not completely decided what living room would be best which is why I am leaving that out for now. We will head into the library and dining room, then finish with the master bedroom/bath.

18 Incredibly Creative Shelves For Book Lovers:

Okay this is a personal dream of mine! Oh my goodness double story library, gorgeous family room, and grand piano?! Yeah!:

TheFullerView-Landing Library.:

I think a library however, big or small is extremely important to have. I have a very small library in my room where I have a selection of books that I thoroughly enjoy reading or I am waiting to read them.

rough farmhouse table, crystal chandelier. Not this exact thing but just an example of mixing old farm with modern/dressier style.:

 

Checked fabric in grand interior spaces:

French paneled dining room at the house of interior designer Ginny Magher. Source: The Houses of Veranda.:

How lovely are all of these dining rooms! I enjoy the feeling of each one although they are all different from each other. I do not know which one I love the most because each of them have there own unique style. The chairs in the second picture look super comfy! Oh, the master bedroom I am so torn between styles which you will see from the pictures.

David Mlinaric, Waddesdon Manor for Lord Rothschild:

Love this #rustic attic bedroom with a dramatic a-frame ceiling.:

English cottage bedroom. So inviting!:

 Lets head into the bathroom where I would be getting ready and, maybe filming some YouTube videos in.

green space A Contemporary Reinterpretation Of A Historical Rural Residence In Pennsylvania:

Farm, Barn, Wood, Stone & Steel(love for rustics) — homeadverts: Amazing lodge style home in...:

1 Hanson St. residence, Boston. PEG Properties & Design. EMBARC Architecture + Design Studios. Kennedy Design Build. Benjamin Gebo photo.:

Yes, I know my theme is very confusing when it comes to the bathroom… I’m sure when I actually have must first home I will know what to do with everything but, for now this is my Dream Home concept. I hope you enjoyed going through my dream home. Please let me know if you want to see more posts like this because I can do my dream cabin, summer home etc..

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie

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Real Estate Junkie: Colts Neck N.J.

We pass by this little house on the way to church and, my dad says, ” that is the perfect size house for you.” I say, ” I can’ afford that house or any other house at the moment..” Needless to say I found out how much the house is and, I am not surprised knowing how expensive the Colts Neck area really is.. I would need to make a lot of money off of my Amazon book selling before I am even close to thinking about owning a house. I do want to own a few properties and, rent them out. Actually I would like my first house I own to be a rental so, I have even more income coming in when purchasing my home. And, no I definitely do not want to rent an apartment i want to save my money and purchase a home. I’m going to do a Real Estate Junkie my dream home edition next week with ideas about how I would like my first home. Feel free to comment and, let me know about great real estate you think I would like as my dream home. Getting into Colts Neck a pretty swanky area that used to be almost all farm land of course, since hen it has turned into multi-million dollar homes but, still has the charm of having a lot of land and, farms. Being my realistic self I am not showing you all a multi-million dollar property that only about 20% of America could afford instead here is a property that is still within most budgets and, still in Colts Neck.

This cute cape is nestled in the village part of Colts Neck this means you are within walking distance to everything but, unlike most towns Colts Necks doe snot have a main town and you will most likely be driving everywhere especially because the highway is right down the street. Some perks are that it is by two shopping complex’s with a Dunkin’ Donuts, pizza, dance etc. Delicious Orchards is a skip and a jump down the highway which is great for apple picking in the fall an, has that country town vibe however fair warning, Delicious orchards can be pricey so, you may be headed to a ShopRite or farmers market instead..

The backyard does look spacious which is nice because there is a smaller yard in the front which can make it difficult when your children want to play outside. Located in a semi-quiet neighborhood and, the plus is that there is a restriction on the hours traffic can come in and, out of the highway. From the looks of the house it does need some work and unfortunately they did not post pictures of the whole house which gives you all the more reason to take a look. From the looks of the back something I would add to the house is a sunroom, porch and, possibly a deck. They stated that there is enough room if you wanted to build a pool. It is three bedrooms with one bathroom which is why I would probably add at least two more bathrooms if possible. It has an eat-in kitchen and living room on the first floor.

Zillow estimates that you could receive about  $2,200 in rent a month. The price they are asking is about $335,000. In 2007 the peak of the market the value of the house was over $400,000 and, based on the comps in the area if you were to put in a little bit more to the house it could go in the $600,000. I would be sure to check with that before purchasing the house because I am not a professional and, that was an educated guess.

 

I hope you enjoyed this addition of Real Estate Junkie look out for next weeks post on m dream home..

Have an enlightening and adveturous day,

allie

Real Estate Junkie

It seems “Virginia Is For Lovers,” at least when it comes to me and their real estate. This week is focused on affordable housing, because, lets face it, most of us are not millionaires. The house you are about to see has a quirky exterior with a gem of an interior. The inside of the house was not as I expected it to be at all; it is modern, open, with great lighting. This house is a perfect one to own given its unique qualities.

 

These 3 bedrooms’ and, 3 baths’ were meant for outdoor lovers’ who will drive their boat in the marinas. It is placed on 2 acres with a community pooled just around the corner. The plus to a community pool is that you don’t have to deal with the maintenance of your own pool, which gives you much more time for that boat of yours. Your porch is in need of some sweet tea and lounging of course, done by you. I know porches always get me so, I thought I’d include something from the original listing, “12 x 15 Screened Porch with lovely natural views over the headwaters.” One patio and, an enclosed porch is amazing especially if you want to have family over for a big dinner outdoors and, don’t want to get eaten up by bugs.

This is one of my favorite rooms because it not only, has some of the coolest doors but, it has a fireplace. A fireplace is so important for a home, at least for me, because it gives it an extra cozy feeling. The house has creek views, a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, storage space, and a car port. If a garage is important to you, I don’t see why you couldn’t build one especially with 2 acres.

The kitchen area is serene and, it seems to open onto the back screened in porch. I enjoy when a kitchen has space for bar stools as well as, a little table for your family to enjoy their meal although, I would be on the patio in the summer and, by the fireplace in the winter but, that’s just my preference.

I thought for the last photo I would show the only picture they include out of the three bedrooms. I would have to see all of the bedrooms to compare but, I enjoy this space as it is one of the most important spaces. My bedroom is my space to work, wind down, and curl up with a book so, I think your connection and vibes should be strong when choosing your space. If you do not have good vibes and, purchase a home there will always be something not right with it, remember to go with your gut.

 

 

 

45 Spring St, Irvington, VA 22480

3 beds 3 baths 1,536 sqft

 

For Sale:

$235,000

 http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/VA/pmf,pf_pt/house,land_type/2103890519_zpid/56_rid/1-_beds/0-400000_price/0-1397_mp/globalrelevanceex_sort/40.396764,-74.064332,35.559043,-84.786988_rect/6_zm/3_p/?3col=true
 
I hope you enjoyed the post please let me know if there is a specific area you want me to focus on. Remember I am not a real estate agent, I am in fact, just a real estate junkie. I think next week we will switch it up with some interesting real estate..

 Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie 

 

Real Estate Junkie

We all know by now I am a Real Estate Junkie and, if you didn’t welcome, “my name is Allie and, I am a real estate junkie.” Yup, I am hooked and, unfortunately I have quite expensive taste or I should say I have a vision in mind. I would like to own an estate and, use it for the summer for all of my friends and, family to stay. So, my vision includes an estate and, trust me, I have found a lot. I have looked specifically in England and Virginia and, I found some pretty spectacular places. This week I focused in on Virginia and, all its glory. I do not have a lot of historical information on Virginia but, what I do know is that there are some gorgeous properties. Breathing taking is one why to describe the landscapes of these Virginia Estates.

Rosedale

Historic three bedroom home on 55 acres of hayfields, hardwoods and a large, stocked pond 15 minutes from Amherst


Brochure: http://www.virginiaestates.com/rosedale/rosedale-2015.pdf

I will talk you through the house and, explain why I find it so charming. The pictures will be followed by my opinion, I am not a historian nor am I a real estate agent, I just happen to be smitten with real estate. 

  What first attracted me to this listing was not only the price but, the quaint exterior of this charming historic “farm house.” The first picture that I see of a house gives off a vibe that attracts me to the house and pulls me in to take a closer look at the beauty.

The kitchen I always find is the center of the house and, you want it to be large enough to cook and chat in. I happen to really love to cook so, if that is you, you understand the importance of this. They have really done a fantastic job of preserving the home which has a warm and enchanting atmosphere. The counter space in this kitchen is stellar, especially if you have family coming over to cook a large meal. In this kitchen you might be able to fit five people comfortably cooking together. The beams are rustic and match the tone of the flooring. The only thing I see that may need updating are the appliances however, this does not strike me as a stainless steel type of kitchen, it would completely ruin the charm that the current owners have preserved so well. They make great use of the walls with a place to hang all of your pots and, pans. The only problem which I can’t see in this picture is if there is room for a little breakfast nook.

This bedroom is one of three perfectly placed interior designing. There are a few elements of the room that could use a little touch but, the wardrobe is not one. If this house comes fully furnished the next owner will defiantly have quite a treasure on their hands. I have never seen a wardrobe as unique as this with a mirror and two doors on the sides. Can we chat about the wood flooring which gives a blank canvas to work with and, for a painter that is the best thing that could happen. The room is a treat to design.

Staircases and I, well, I have no idea why I happen to love beautiful staircases so much but, I guess it comes with the real estate junkie territory. I am enjoying the appearance of the wood and, how the eye catches different aspects of the staircase in every glance. I have to say it’s visually appealing especially if you enjoy older homes. I happen to love houses with history and character. Notice in the back the door either to the front or outside with the farm like screen door.

Please tell me you feel like we stepped back  in time because I do! It has two of my favorite aspects of a bedroom all in one and, I can’t help but, vibe with the room. Lets chat about the fireplace and, how much I love it. If I was to own a house one of my requirements would be to have a fireplace in my bedroom. Not only is it sustainable but, it is aesthetically pleasing. The bay window is an absolute must for me. When I was younger I fell asleep watching a thunderstorm from my friend’s bay window and, ever since then I have wanted a bay window in my room. It would be the ideal to wake up and sit at my bay window watching the sunrise or, sipping tea and, reading a book. Do you feel the same pull as I do when you almost understand the room and, why it was built.

Moving out to the pool and, if you have been reading my blogs for a long time you will know how much I love to swim. This pool looks quite large and, has a lovely patio to put pool furniture on. If I had the money I would install a closure to be able to use the pool in the winter as well. I would get a lot of use out of the pool and, if I had the money it would be worth the investment.

How cute is this porch area with a walk way up to the house. If you go to the top of the blog post you will see a link to the brochure which will show you the guest cottage and, bunk house. They are both charming and quite useful. With 55 acres of hayfield I would add a few cottages and, bunk houses for airbnb goers. You may even offer your pool and, a breakfast. It would be great income to add to your bank account while meeting lots of people. I would suggest this idea to someone with a family or a couple. I probably would not suggest for someone who is single to do this because there is a dangerous aspect of having strangers rent out your cottages. There is also, a fully stocked pond and, your own cemetery.

House:

$495,000

15 minutes from the town of Amherst, 1 hour from Charlottesville.

For more information call Kurt Vogelsang (434)409-0750.

Disclaimer: I am not an affiliate of this company I just love real estate. 

I loved walking through the farmhouse with you and, hope you fell in love with its’ charm. I surely love the house and, think the cottage & bunkhouse are adorable. Let me know in the comments if you are enjoying Real Estate Junkie and, want to read more/see new homes. Let me know if you like just one property reviewed or multiple reviewed at once. 

Have an enlightening and adventurous day,

allie 

Business Shenanigans Day 1

Hello Loves,

Today I am chatting about my business trip and what happened the first day. It was chalk full of shenanigans now, I have a better idea of how to use my PDA and, what I need for it. Road trips to P.A. are always fun, it is a short distance, and usually pretty scenery once you get off of the highway. We landed at Bird-in-Hand ready to get to our room and jump in the pool. I always try to find places to stay that have a pool because, well, I’m a pool junkie. I like to swim as much as I can and, when I was younger if there was a pool I was in it and swimming around for hours. The way I feel when swimming is almost indescribable, I just love it. Well, we walked into the hotel to check in and, of course nothing can go smoothly, it turns out that we weren’t booked to stay in the hotel but, rather in the motel. If we weren’t paying $96 something a night I wouldn’t have been as upset but, since we were I was. I was absolutely not staying in a motel for $96/night if that was the case I would have booked a motel for $50-$60/night. We had booked through Expedia and, they IMG_3363booked us in the motel not the hotel. Apparently if you book through Expedia they can put you anywhere without you know where you are being placed. I was not aware of this when I was booking the trip and, of course was shocked when I got there to find out we were not staying in the same place ( I was not impressed at all.) After about two hours on the phone with Expedia we ended up paying an extra $70 to stay in the hotel. There was a major difference between the rooms and, I was not staying in the motel for that kind of price. We still have to speak to Expedia to at least get the extra $70 we spent back. When you have specific money set aside for this type of a business trip $70 can be a big hit on your wallet. We settled in the room, pool and, went to Panera for dinner. It can be difficult to eat as a vegan in Lancaster, PA but, I ha a much easier time, this trip. While at Panera I had a moment of sheer panic because I had left my laptop in my dads car which was at home in N.J. huge mistake on my part and, I immediately lost my appetite mid spoonful of black bean soup ( which is delicious and, one of my favorite vegan dishes to get from Panera). My dad ended up meeting us halfway, thank god, and we retrieved the laptop and splashed into the pool when we got back. Why was the laptop so important? Well, what you don’t know is that I have been trying to download aseller tool onto my PDA so I could use the PDA for the book sale and no longer use my phone. Asellertool is hella-expensive and, I wanted to get full use out of it. Now, to get the PDA to work I needed a scout which plugs into the top of the PDA ($250-$300 piece) I also, needed to have a compact flash that is 2-4GB which I didn’t know until the second time I talked to aseller. Then I needed a converter to plug the SD card to install the aseller tool unto the PDA but, we’lll get to that tomorrow. So, the laptop was crucial to get the asellertool onto the compactflash and, then onto the PDA. If you followed all that you defiantly get props because it was confusing even when I finally understood what I needed. So, I should mention that I had purchased the compact flashes on Amazon but, they weren’t arriving until the next day.. yeah.. So, because there was an option to download directly onto the PDA I tried that and the download was like an hour altogether. Now it is late like 10:3-11p.m. and, I have a book sale at 7a.m. the next day. I end up staying up until 3a.m. trying to get this to download and, it kept giving me an error. Or first day in Bird in Hand did not go as planned at all and, I’ll leave off that I woke up exhausted the next day. Stay tuned for the continuation of the business trip story.
Have an enlightening and adventurous day,
allie

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