Bonanaza Booth New set up and it comes with real time Chat box. COOL


Well, back to setting up some sites. Learning the ropes of Bonanza. The wonderful part of this store its will cross connect to all you Ebay selling items and convert them to postings on Bonanza.This creates a bigger audiance for advertising items.

Just a reminder, there is a Free Trial before signing up to a Gold Membership costing $40.00 a month. You have to be able to have sales to cover that cost. Because this is Just another fee from your profits.

There is another nice thing about Bonanza, that it also will for a trial period sink your reviews. So, your have already a trial period with good reviews from you ebay account. This is great for crediablity and verifying your Booth in Bonanza.

The big bang of this sites , i would say is the real live chat room. Quality to answer your customers questions in real time. Because the customer can see your online and able to make a judgment call to contact a live person to assist them in there purchase. I think this is a added bonus to the Bonanza Booth.

screen shot of my first Bananza Booth: and the items listed for sale.

What i like about the screen shot is like that first dollar bill you save to frame. I just saving it in a blog for a way to refleck back on these wonderful adventures I take through life. I hope you enjoy seeing the first time set up of my Bonanza Booth and I like to Invite you to come and visit the Booth. I added the link to the Booth so just click and check us out. And Just like to Thank you for your time to visit our set up of our bonanza store. The future will dictate if we keep the doors open and it's worth the adventure of opening a online store. This does have alot of potential and favorable reviews to be part of this new site. come back often we love to chat.  

Etsy Selling - Listing my First Item, oh so nerve racking. i know it's only a .20cent listing fee.

  • Making a title to this page was easy.
  • Making my CoL-Lage Cards was a delight and so preciouse to me.  
  • But, Listing and showing my items that I treasure and think that are awesome, NOT SO EASY.

It took me to think. What goes where and tweaking things til they are just so. Just about blows my mind. That I would go through all the hassle to toture myself to do this adventure. But, it's time to make this jump into the world of crafting and selling. 
I have had so many plans to go to a crafters fair and set up.I call myself the procraftonator! Because I start with good intentions. Then I chicken out and start hiding in my craft room making my little groups of treasures. Then I say that I am going to list my item, or set up or go do flea markets. With all good intent. I fail again. and I do it again and then again. I find another excuse not to move forward. 

Then sometimes i say to myself, I can not understand why? I would be looking forward to showing the world my goods. I feel talented and worthy.

Surely, there are others, Like I am - the procraftinating fool, 

that I say all these  would a! could a! should a! excuses. 

 So,I challenged myself this week to list on Ebay some precious pieces of Gold rimmed bowls and glasses. Really didn't see much problem there.

 Then I reopened my etsy account which I was intimdated by .20 listing fee. 
Why do i feel intimidated. by a .20 listing fee. Well lets break it down. 

8" long x 5.5" high
Lets do the math: I list my Card "see above photo" for 4.99 each

three basic selling fees:    
  • a listing fee   -  It costs $0.20 to publish a listing to the marketplace.

  • a transaction fee -  Under Etsy's new fee structure, A sellers would pay $1.65 on the transaction--$1.50 for the item and 15 cents for shipping—compared with $1.05 before.
  • payment processing fee - Etsy will charge a payment processing fee of 3% + $0.25 per transaction. This amount will be applied to the total sale price including shipping and sales tax.
  • Lets see the breakdown..ok. price does not cover labor or supplies ??? something wrong 

So,now that i sat down and did the math.
I feel like that Listed Item.Is on its downward spiral in the Red.  
Does it seem like Etsy is the Casino's, and the House is making all the Money. 
Whew. Call me stupid. Does anybody win in this game called LIFE.

Lunch With God


Testimony of my first encounter with God, I hope this shines some light that help you have realization that as a very young child between the age of 7-9 I never fit in. You know that saying you are, your own worst enemy. Well at 7-9 years old you don't understand this and you can feel very alone. So alone even in your own home. Well I had two brothers and two working parents. Which the typical 9-5 work week and weekends parents would take us to the lake Camping with other parents. I think this was just a way to keep us kids out of their hair. Back then, children where to be seen and never heard. So, interaction with the parents was very minimal until you do something wrong and get their attention.

     In hope that my sharing my thoughts and testimonies on the web. I can only hope you gain knowledge and wisdom and see a light of maybe's, that it would give you a insight that God could of been talking to you to,or getting your attention. These are also testimonies to be a reminder to self as well. Age is creeping in and i like to reflect back on these pages as well to see how God Talked to me to draw strength from when I can share a testimony of a WOW nature.
     Of course, when ever God is getting the glory you bet ya he's going to draw from this and give you those WOW moments. And just a little WOW moment I had and love to Share that

                                            Faith is the WOW - With-Out-Wavering.
in our life.
without faith we are unable to please him who is in heaven

     These little in sites come to me and perhaps to many Christians yet we are yet to be authors. But, God loves and abides with us anyways. Showing us miraculous things. In hopes that one day we will fulfill our destiny and tell our stories. But, our Stories to be told are not novels and books it's testimonies of how God came to walk with us and talk with us and became the centers of our world.

     I like to start off as far back as I can remember my first encounter with God. Was a lunch date at the end of road of our neighborhood; that used to be a dead end; They did open it into a new development area. But, the encounter happens at that end of an old road and the beginning of the new development area. Let me not get to far ahead of myself. In this new development, there was this new bus route that opened up and carried off children to church. Very young and impressionable I asked so other children what was going on and they told me that they go to a Baptist Church bible study classes and that I was welcome to go. Now, I can't remember if I asked or didn't ask for permission to go on this trip. But, I sure remember wanting very much to get Baptized. So after one of these bus trips I came home asking my mother if I could be Baptized and surely found out that I couldn't because I was Catholic and already been Baptized. Yet, when I become a older how my mother put it and I decide that I would like to change faith. I could make that decision then. So, it was a good enough answer then.

     Now God is toughing on my again. But, I can't remember if I kept going on trips with the other kids. But, I sure remember a time that I go to this old abandon white building that looking like an old plantation back in the day. This white house had big pillars in the front. I also remember the grass was overgrown and hadn't been mowed in a while. As mischievous as I was remembered me and a co-friend of my age would roust about this house. 

     The house was old and full of all kinds of creaking doors. and noise from the wind. This of course added to the charm to this house. And oh well as a child I didn’t understand what was drawing me to this place and the chambers of rooms it had, here in this one room I came across a treasure, at least to me. I was excited and tickle me to have found this treasure. I even held it close not knowing this was going to be mine very own personal Bible to read and have. I felt remembering asking if i could have this treasure for my very own. It was not much to look at. If anything, it was worn out and no cover and pages where falling out. But, I could remember that I wanted to read these pages and felt drawn to them. I even got to take it home. I was a proud owner of this weathered down book that needed so much TLC and someone to read these pages.

      Now still only being 7-9 years of age. I could only remember reading Job over and over again. I guess you could say at that age. It was the only word I understood the Chapter heading and gave me no reason why not to start there in reading it. I want to say to you, I felt in agreement that I was going to struggle those same losses in my life. And that I am so glad I got the privileged to read this when young. So I was very prepared for it when it happened in my life.

     Let's now get back to the Lunch with God. After being so lucky to have been asked to visit a church of another faith, and finding a gift of treasure (Bible)- in and old house. I then started to get this unloved and unwanted feeling. It over casting me so heavy and drove me to pack my little suitcase. At 7-9 years of age you can imagine not much packed. I had a really old fashion cosmetic bag my mother gave me. Filled it with a hair brush, my new bible, can of tuna, can opener, and if there was other contents at this age they escape me. But, I walked out of the house down the street to the end. This is where the end of the old development to the new development began. There was this big silver gutter under the asphalt road with a stream running through it. not much to and adult but to a small child it look like a stream. Sat and pulled out my tuna and opener. Closed the suitcase up and sat down on the suitcase. 

     Began to open the tuna and remembered I didn't have a fork to eat. I still ate with my hands that day and talked with God. But, I really remember is asking God to fix my loneliness and that my brother hated babysitting us and made my life not so good. I am sure you would like to think it was a long wishy washy conversation. But, it was like if I talking with my Dad and Mom at the time just to busy to listen. I did at the time think of somewhere else to go and run away to. But, when I ate my lunch and realize I didn't have a fork. I realized I was prepared for such a trip as this. Yet, I believe it was a divine intervention of God to have a talk beside the still waters. Even as a child he makes us lie down in green pastures

Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)

23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: 
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul:
 he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness
 for his name's sake.
That is a good God we serve


Why a Testimony?


     Today, I would like to interrupt my recent return to overboardcreations blog to tell and record an testimony of when I was approximately 7-9 years of age. Intermittently I like to tell some testimonies and hope you enjoy them until i can go through my life spans of  testimonies. Hopefully i can keep them in order of age. I did do a simply PowerPoint presentation reminder to myself to keep me from straying to much off the path and try to tell My Story.
     Since this has been pressing heavily on my heart. At first I though  It was to be a book. And I like to tell you most Christians will say the same thing about how the are burdened to write a book.  this heavy burden on their heart to write their story or even write a book. Some it meant to perhaps evangelize and write those books. But, I am hear to set some record straight. Writing your story is meant for another purpose. God wants you to remember your past. Not to feel sorry for yourself. But, for an uplifting purpose. I will describe how i mean so. By quoting an example story out of the Bible how King David and his people lose site of his anointing to be king. But then David strengthen himself with the lord by remember what he had done in his past by writing the psalms.
     These posting will also somewhat be a treasure to my own growth with God and a please share if you like to know somewhat how God has always been a part of my life as well as your own. Growing and learning through the span of each person life is a personal experience and I hope every person can jot down or verbally share there testimonies. I willing to jot down my testimonies for this will help strengthen me as well as you. Some of you have  lows in life and you can look back again and again to strength us on how God got us through those hard times.
     Today I like to reflect to a Young boy first to set the stage of a trial that David had before he became the King that he was anointed to be. Now I Highlighted the toppings of each area. Just so it would simplify the telling of the story. Yet included the bible passage for clarity for those who would like to seek my reference.  I like to really reflect the reasoning of my discussion. But, the text is there to read the full understanding. or refer to the Bible.

* GOD has Samuel Anoints David as King
1 Samuel 16 King James Version (KJV)
16 And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.2 And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the Lord said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the Lord.3 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will shew thee what thou shalt do: and thou shalt anoint unto me him whom I name unto thee.4 And Samuel did that which the Lord spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?5 And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the Lord: sanctify yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord's anointed is before him.7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this.9 Then Jesse made Shammah to pass by. And he said, Neither hath the Lord chosen this.10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The Lord hath not chosen these.11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the Lord said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

* Saul is Removed as king and given a Evil Spirit that only the Harp can sooth it and David is called.
1 Samuel 16:14-23 King James Version (KJV)
14 But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.
15 And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.
16 Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the Lord is with him.19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.20 And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.21 And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armour bearer.22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

* David flees Saul Camp and is being chased by Saul, because now Saul knows that David is king.
* David flees to the King of Gath Achish the son of Maoch
1 Samuel 27 King James Version (KJV)
27 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand.2 And David arose, and he passed over with the six hundred men that were with him unto Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath.3 And David dwelt with Achish at Gath, he and his men, every man with his household, even David with his two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the Carmelitess, Nabal's wife.4 And it was told Saul that David was fled to Gath: and he sought no more again for him.5 And David said unto Achish, If I have now found grace in thine eyes, let them give me a place in some town in the country, that I may dwell there: for why should thy servant dwell in the royal city with thee?6 Then Achish gave him Ziklag that day: wherefore Ziklag pertaineth unto the kings of Judah unto this day.7 And the time that David dwelt in the country of the Philistines was a full year and four months.    *11 And David saved neither man nor woman alive, to bring tidings to Gath, saying, Lest they should tell on us, saying, So did David, and so will be his manner all the while he dwelleth in the country of the Philistines.12 And Achish believed David, saying, He hath made his people Israel utterly to abhor him; therefore he shall be my servant for ever.

*Achish asked David to fight with them against Israel his own people and David replied sure. 
1 Samuel 28 King James Version (KJV)
28 And it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered their armies together for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish said unto David, Know thou assuredly, that thou shalt go out with me to battle, thou and thy men.2 And David said to Achish, Surely thou shalt know what thy servant can do. And Achish said to David, Therefore will I make thee keeper of mine head for ever.   

*David is asked by Achish to depart because Achish Princes will not fight with David in the ranks.
 1 Samuel 29 King James Version (KJV)
29 Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek: and the Israelites pitched by a fountain which is in Jezreel.2 And the lords of the Philistines passed on by hundreds, and by thousands: but David and his men passed on in the rereward with Achish.3 Then said the princes of the Philistines, What do these Hebrews here? And Achish said unto the princes of the Philistines, Is not this David, the servant of Saul the king of Israel, which hath been with me these days, or these years, and I have found no fault in him since he fell unto me unto this day?4 And the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him; and the princes of the Philistines said unto him, Make this fellow return, that he may go again to his place which thou hast appointed him, and let him not go down with us to battle, lest in the battle he be an adversary to us: for wherewith should he reconcile himself unto his master? should it not be with the heads of these men?5 Is not this David, of whom they sang one to another in dances, saying, Saul slew his thousands, and David his ten thousands?6 Then Achish called David, and said unto him, Surely, as the Lord liveth, thou hast been upright, and thy going out and thy coming in with me in the host is good in my sight: for I have not found evil in thee since the day of thy coming unto me unto this day: nevertheless the lords favour thee not.7 Wherefore now return, and go in peace, that thou displease not the lords of the Philistines.8 And David said unto Achish, But what have I done? and what hast thou found in thy servant so long as I have been with thee unto this day, that I may not go fight against the enemies of my lord the king?9 And Achish answered and said to David, I know that thou art good in my sight, as an angel of God: notwithstanding the princes of the Philistines have said, He shall not go up with us to the battle.10 Wherefore now rise up early in the morning with thy master's servants that are come with thee: and as soon as ye be up early in the morning, and have light, depart. 

* David and his men are to lose heart, return to Ziklag- finding they had been invaded and lost all.
1 Samuel 30 King James Version (KJV)
30 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;2 And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.3 So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.4 Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.5 And David's two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.6 And
David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: 

but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.
18 And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives.19 And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any thing that they had
taken to them: David recovered all. 

Now, I want to review .

* GOD has Samuel Anoints David as King
* Saul is Removed as king and given a Evil Spirit that only the Harp can sooth it and David is called.
* David flees Saul Camp and is being chased by Saul, because now Saul knows that David is king.
* David flees to the King of Gath Achish the son of Maoch
* David flees Saul Camp and is being chased by Saul, because now Saul knows that David is king.
* David flees to the King of Gath Achish the son of Maoch
*Achish asked David to fight with them against Israel his own people and David replied sure.
*David is asked by Achish to depart because Achish Princes will not fight with David in the ranks. 
David and his men are to lose heart, return to Ziklag- finding they had been invaded and lost all.
David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: 

but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.  
David recovered all.

*This is the importance of the outline. defined. David encouraged himself in the lord.!!!!!

     David had to search his life and past to strengthen himself in the Lord. To us in modern day Christians to draw strength and build our faith and courage we reflect back on our testimonies . We don't have the Big red sea opening up and pillars of clouds and fire leading our way. We have testimonies of whence we became from or our past to draw strength from. Also if we haven't got the testimonies of the walk with God we can also go in the Bible and draw strength from the Lord through his word. But, I like to reflect back to those feelings that come over us Christians we fill the call to Write our Story. I like you to reflect back to David encounters in our life when King Saul abandon David, when King Achish sent him away out of the Camp. the people started losing hope of Davids calling and weeping for they have lost everything. Then and only Then God moved in a mighty way and David Recovered all they had lost and Kind Saul died and David gained the people back and became the King he was meant to be.

     So, this is why you see me jotting down my testimonies on this blog. There will be all kinds of  tittle and tats of my past testimonies and perhaps I can get caught up with them to bring you to my current testimonies. Yet all my testimonies can be of various natures. Because i craft with my hands I also feel that my hands and mind are used by God to express my feelings and Love for mankind. So I will be sharing some of these wonderful things as well if this is Gods Will. But for now I will be just jotting them down on the Cloud of technology for all to view. But, not for glory of any kind. Just a reminder for me to reflect when I lose heart or lose site of my purpose/strength and need to know that God is always with me. So I will be following up on my next post. See Lunch with God. But, feel free read and delight in Gods wonders will me.


Enjoying the Beautiful new life of being a Home Owner

Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Now! there is many other things i have been up to. My Husband and myself bought a home and we had much to do. I hope you understand that moving is an important decision because you will make a long term settlement to move. So, my husband is very happy of our decision and he gave me what he calls the white card to decorate. so i like to show a few of my decision of home changes and the house we ended up purchasing...

There she is. At first not much to be proud of. But you got to see what i have done with her. Beauty is always in the eyes of the beholder. so much flowers to make it pleasing to the eyes. 

From Begining to decorating to Halloween to Christmas. Playing House is quite the work out.
All those who own home, can give you the download of all the ins and outs of Just going from holiday to holiday. Spring cleaning and the 12 hour work week and then coming home resting. But soon my time will be open to crafting and showing off some of my features and crafting shows that i intend to start creating my inventory. But , just letting you know i haven't lost the vision of my retiring and having a crafting business Hobby. Until then showing off the first of my accomplishments and place to stabilize my future.
My Traveling flower that has lasted from Apartment to Apartment has
made it to its own center piece in my from Yard.

The Beginning of spring
                      building the Deck
Time to sit back and enjoy

      Thanks for Enjoying the start of a beautiful new life. Being a Home Owner