Where Are We Now?

2018 Hobby And Web Funding - Final Preparations

Publish Date: 
12/18/2017
Red Bubble Prancing Horse Mug | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I enjoy crafting and creating content for the web. Unfortunately neither of these hobbies are free. I told myself and hub that I would take 2017 off, which I "mostly" did. You likely know that at the end of June I became a Stampin' Up demonstrator. I have engaged in side businesses since 1992 so I know that it takes time to grow a business. I joined SU six months before I planned to earn some...

Christmas Cards Are In The Mail!

Publish Date: 
12/15/2017
Christmas Cards Are In The Mail! | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I am proud that I set a deadline for finishing Christmas cards and that I was able to finish on time. I would say a weakness of mine is an inability to focus on repetitive tasks. I make my Christmas cards throughout the year and I make all sorts of them so by the time I have to mail them I don't have the last minute rush to make any.

You would think that by making them throughout the...

Sunset At Lake Tawakoni Thousand Trails

Publish Date: 
12/5/2017
Sunset At Lake Tawakoni Thousand Trails | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I shared a sunrise video awhile back. So, I have been looking out for a beautiful sunset to share. Hub remarked on the peachy fire of the sunset the other night so I grabbed my cell and videoed the very short walk to the lake with that fiery peach sun. This is a very beautiful campground so I am glad to have taken the opportunity to film it. Ironically as this video was uploading late last...

Our Campground Memberships Experience - The BIG One - Part 3

Publish Date: 
12/3/2017
Our Campground Memberships Experience Part 3 | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Here is the detailed tips and tricks part of the Thousand Trails membership topic. I hope this is helpful for folks considering a membership! I am happy that I broke this topic into three segments. It allowed me to go a little long so I could demo the Thousand Trails website which has some great information available if you know where to look. Video length 16 min 28 sec.

Lake Tawakoni Thousand Trails Is An Idyllic Spot

Publish Date: 
12/1/2017
Lake Tawakoni Thousand Trails Is An Idyllic Spot | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We moved a couple of days ago. It is hard to believe how fast time flies! We love it here. The huge gaps between neighbors, our close proximity to the lake, which we can both see from the dining room windows, and the scampering squirrels make this a lovely site. The weather is more mild, no wind and not as warm. This property is 380 acres and our loop is far from the rest of the park's RV...

Our Campground Memberships Experience - The BIG One - Part 2

Publish Date: 
11/30/2017
Thousand Trails Membership Cost Discussion | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

This is part two of my Thousand Trails membership discussion. I analyse our cost to usage ratio, our ROI and speculate on our cost for 2018 and 2019. If you've wondered whether there is any sales pressure after you've bought a membership, there is. I talk about those two meetings and explain how I worked the time to my advantage. Part three will finish up the Thousand Trails discussion by...

Our Campground Memberships Experience - The BIG One - Part 1

Publish Date: 
11/29/2017
Our Campground Memberships Experience - The BIG One - Part 1 Bunnies | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We are finishing up our first year of full time RV travel. We have learned a ton! We also have enough financial details available to provide a cost analysis of our campground spending for 2017. Hub insisted that I break it up into smaller segments and the first part alone was 24 minutes. So, I broke it into three parts. This first part focuses on our primary campground membership (Thousand...

Winding Down At Lake Whitney Plus Some Great Insect Pics!

Publish Date: 
11/26/2017
Our Site At Lake Whitney Thousand Trails | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

We've had a nice, quiet time here at Lake Whitney.

I taught cardmaking 3x while here. Everyone wanted Christmas cards so I had to come up with three new designs since I only had a total of 5 available from my Paper Pumpkin subscription (these come all ready to go, much easier than me cutting all the materials). I like the ones I came up with even if it was a bit of work. I have to make...

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