Thursday, August 15, 2019

House-sitting and Craftiness ~ 100th Blog Post!

Many inquire about how I “get on” living my Gypsea journey. While more ways than I can relate here, house-sitting has been one interesting means. Often that involves pet-sitting too as was the case with my recent “assignment”. My sweet, playful charge was purrrfect and accepted me right away. Kids and animals generally do as they sense where I’m coming from – adults sometimes not so much 😁 I am deeply honored when peoples leave their cherished homes in my care. That honor is magnified when they confidently entrust me with their precious furbabies. Not leaving anything to chance, my gracious hosts meticulously ensured I had resources for every possible scenario. It’s truly magnificent when both sides feel they got the perfect end of the deal.

Though I never met a furry friend who was unpleasant, some are more fun than others. Such was the case with this fluffy, frisky feline. LuLu had attitude, tricks and games while being just too cute all the time. If you know anyone who wants the peace of mind of a reliable house-sitter with or without pets in a warm, beach area, please let me know! It’s more comfortable when the parties know each other in advance or have a referral from someone they know. My desire is for folks to enjoy their trip completely carefree with regards to the homefront. 

Nowadays, a good number of house-sitters collect as many testimonials and certifications as possible to list on places they “advertise”. Not only in this occupation, but other lines of work as well; people get on a soapbox trying to convince the masses of the importance of their certification(s) and to beware of people who do not have the proper pieces of paper (credentials). Admittedly, once upon a time, I too racked up certifications to prove to prospects my expertise and my worthiness of their consideration. I respect others' desires and preferences regarding this. However, too often it is just a huge amount of time, energy and money given to certifying organizations (who wouldn’t even be in business without inventing this “need”). That is why I discontinued my numerous certifications in the fitness field many years ago. It doesn’t mean I stopped learning, it just means I don’t pay someone else anymore to convince you I am worthy. As far as certifications go, look how well it works with driver’s licenses. And I won’t even start on the significance of a birth certificate! As far as I am concerned, the best “advertising” is someone knowing you, word of mouth from others you trust or “meeting” people through online means and making your own decisions based on information exchanged and your gut feeling about them. But that’s just me.

Other means that help me get life essentials (like food and travel) involve selling things including Juice Plus NutritionalSupport, Tower Garden Products – Vertical Aeroponic Growing System and Shell Creations. Usually, moving place to place, with limited future knowledge and space, I am not able to engage in my shell crafting. Happily, I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy creating custom pieces for a number of individuals. Tiny Frame Beach Art, Mermaid Trinket

Trays and Ceremonial/Decorative Feather Arrangements are exquisite items offered to all. Perfect for every space and budget ($1.11, $3.33 and $4.44), explore the dozens of unique Hearts of the Sea. If you want pricing and paying simple and clear cut, visit GiftsFromTheSeaShop. Various angels are helping with other art pieces so the shipping depends on the item as well as where it is being shipped from and to. You will find these one of a kind treasures in the previous few blog posts and the fb page Gifts From the Sea and Other Treasures. Let me know what you are interested in an I will let you know if still available and how to acquire.

Want a fossilized shark tooth? You still have time to get in on the contest for your chance to win. Look for details on the fb Gifts From the Sea and Other Treasures page. You may have to scroll through a few treasures to view (obviously the idea behind the contest besides fun) and share our gifts with more viewers. Winner will be chosen August 31.

Magically, I have managed to present this, my 100th blog post! I definitely didn’t imagine how far this would go! Once again, deep heart-felt thanks for accompanying me on this incredible journey! I am richly blessed and wouldn’t be the same without your presence/presents!