I'm moving and held an online Garage Sale on Ebay!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

   I have sold our home of twenty years and we are moving about 30 minutes up the street to an amazing place. We are trading some square footage for resort-like living with a million dollar view. I've lived in this house since I was 7 months pregnant with my youngest son who is now headed to college.  Besides lots of great memories, this place was filled with stuff. An embarrassing amount of stuff. 20 years of four people and their stuff. Most of it had to go. 

    A regular old garage or yard sale was out of the question because of two factors. The first is that my homeowner's association does not allow them. I probably could have broken the rules if I really wanted to. My HOA is not very on top of things.

    The second reason is that my friends around here that have held garage sales have advised that the local garage sale shoppers are really intense. They will argue with the owner until she just accepts a dime or a quarter for all of her treasures. They are so persistent and annoying that the owner just wants to get the shoppers out of her face. I am not making this up.  I do live in Miami. People are kind of tough and crazy here from all of the beautiful weather.

    I'd rather donate or giveaway my stuff than argue with the locals, so I did what any sane person would do, I held a garage sale on eBay!

    I have two eBay stores, one for fashion and one for everything else.  I listed the clothes, shoes, and handbags in one and now about half of my closet has found homes with people who will appreciate it.

    As for the fun stuff, tons of it has sold on eBay over the past few months.  I grouped up some of the small stuff into bundles. Now my wallet is fatter and my new place will be clutter free. 

Here are some of the fun things that sold in my  eBay Store :

    I started out with service for 12 in water, wine and champagne glasses in 1994. By 2018. I had about 20 pieces total. Not sure if they were broken during great parties or by a clumsy housekeeper.   They sold singly for a 100 and then the rest were sold to a buyer in Oregon for $850.  They cost $35 each when I registered for them in 1994 so they actually went up in value...

     I bundled some of my "J" collection and they sold at auction very quickly...

    This would have sold for $1 or less had I hosted a garage sale....
   This was an airplane freebee...

This was a souvenir...
 I bought this painting only because the artist chanted "Saint Ann, SaintAnn find me a man"when I looked at it. It made me laugh at the time but the painting sat in a closet for years...
 Old technology always sells. I'm sure that they would have sold for more separately but I did not want to take the time...
 This was a shocker.  I really don't carry my wine anywhere so I'm glad it has found a new home...

Visit my eBay store at http://stores.ebay.com/casachic to see more of my virtual garage sale and follow my eBay journey on Instagram at http://stores.ebay.com/casachic . I give lots of tips there about selling on eBay.

My Favorite Book is turning into a movie starring three of my favorite people!!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

I was a voracious reader when I was a child and I  loved A Wrinkle in Time.  I read it again a few years ago when my son was assigned it for school and still loved it. 

I'm soooo excited because it is now a movie starring three people who are always on my list of dream dinner party guests, OPRAH, REESE WITHERSPOON and MINDY KALING! I'm sorry if I seem over-excited but this is an amazing cast and an amazing story.

From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic that takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light, good versus evil and, ultimately, the triumph of love.  The film also stars  Chris Pine and Storm Reid as “Meg Murry.”

It comes out in theaters tomorrow, March 9th so if you need to reach me, I'll be at the movie theater tomorrow!

Here is a link to the trailer  A Wrinkle in Time Trailer

Forever my Girl...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I met my husband before the days of cell phones. I was recruited by my friend to take photos at a surprise party for her friend Craig.  I brought my 35mm point and shoot camera and got some great shots.  Craig wanted copies of the photos and asked me for my phone number so that he could pick them up once I took them to the now-defunct Eckerd Drug store photo lab and got them developed (Doubles were free!).  I teased him and said that he would not remember my phone number as he had downed some birthday drinks.

The next day there was a message on my answering machine (the kind with the tape) which said "I remembered".

25 years, a great wedding, two great kids later we are still happy. I still have the tape from the answering machine with his message (but no mini recorder to play it on!).

Grace Hill Media has asked me to tell you about a great romantic moving coming out this week. It is called Forever My Girl.  It tells the story of music super-star Liam Page (Alex Roe) who left his bride, Josie (Jessica Rothe), at the altar choosing fame and fortune instead. However, Liam never got over Josie, his one true love, nor did he ever forget his Southern roots in the small community where he was born and raised. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown for the funeral of his high school best friend, Liam is suddenly faced with the consequences of all that he left behind.  Forever My Girl is an uplifting romantic film about second chances. 

You can watch the trailer here...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iEOQn8UUHI

Grab your sweetie pie and make him take you to see this for date night. I'm sure he'll like it just as much as you do. 

Tell me below, how did you meet your better half? 

The Miracle Season is coming!

Friday, December 15, 2017

I'm back from a blogging absence to tell you about a great movie coming out and I've been given a sneak peak to share with you all. 

THE MIRACLE SEASON is based on the inspiring true story of West High School girls' volleyball team. After the tragic death of the school's star player Caroline "Line" Found, the remaining players must band together under the guidance of their tough-love coach in hopes of winning the state championship. 

It stars two of my favorite actors, Helen Hunt and William Hurt so how could it not be great! 

THE MIRACLE SEASON is available in theaters everywhere on April 13, 2018!

Click here to watch the trailer!

A Dog's Purpose!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    We all love our pets. I currently live with two cats who I really like but they favor the men around here. Here is the Queen Bee of the place, Miss Fatness (she has her own Instagram account!). She is very sweet but not the sharpest tool in the shed. Good thing she is pretty.
However, I have a dog-nephew Petie , who is certainly part-human. He is the friendliest, best dog that I have met. He even rings a bell when he wants to go out. Here he is in his Halloween costume. You just know he is more than a pet. Look at that smile. 

Petie is one of the reasons why I can't wait to go see the new film, A Dog's Purpose. It comes out in theaters on January 27th!. Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A DOG’S PURPOSE, is a sweet and lovable family film that shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad (OLAF!)) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.  Told from the perspective of “everybody’s best friend” the film highlights the importance of familial bonds, and the unconditional love we have for our best friends.  The movie stars Dennis Quaid, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, and John Ortiz.

Tell me about your pets. Do you think that they are part human? I'd love to hear your stories.

Courage is all you need to win...

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Girls my age love Luke Perry,  so I was really excited when Anchor Bay Entertainment asked me to tell my readers about a new movie coming out starring our favorite 90210-r. The film is called Race to Win and it is coming out on Digital HD from Starz and on DVD next month.

It is a heart-warming, family-friendly film about a family running a horse ranch. The DVD will be available in stores on February 14th. In the meantime, here is a link to the trailer.

Hillsong..Let hope Rise & Great DVD Giveaway (FREE STUFF!)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

   We were the only Jews on our block when I was growing up.   Luckily, our neighbors were open-minded and although many of them had never really known Jews before, it did not matter to them. They became life-long friends. Religion, although important to all of us, did not play into being neighbors and friends during both good and bad times.

   Our neighbor, a nice man from Minnesota, made us a menorah out of wood in his workshop. Our neighbors did not leave us out when they were delivering Christmas cookies or caroling.  We reciprocated with Potato Latkes and dreidel lessons.

   As young girls, my sister and I  could not understand why Santa could not come to our house like he did to all of our neighbors'.  So we hung up stockings and left cookies and he did visit. We got to double dip! 8 Crazy nights of Hanukkah presents and Christmas Presents. Doubly blessed!

   What Christmas means to me if different from what it may mean to others. I love Christmas Trees and Santa and make sure to donate to both Christmas and Hanukkah based Charity events during the season. I don't get insulted if you send me a Christmas Card or wish me Merry Christmas even if I'll be eating Bagels at my mom's annual brunch held on Christmas Day.

   My point is that just because we may believe in different things, most of us believe in the same things...take care of one another, be kind, keep the faith and peace on earth.

    Hillsong-Let Hope Rise  & Great are great films that are coming out on DVD. They are coming out on December 20th and will make great gifts! Hillsong Media has given me copies of these movies on DVD. If you are interested in winning a copy, leave a comment below (tell your friends).  I'll pick a winner by random drawing!

   Here are links to the trailers...

Greater Trailer

Hillsong Trailer

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