My Entrepreneurial Adventure

Cassidy Lackey I'm an entrepreneur, real estate investor, family man and follower of Christ. I spent 15 years as an entrepreneur and executive in the mobile software industry. Most of my posts here are focused on my recent journey as a lifestyle entrepreneur.

15 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Open Source Church Management Software

The past few months I’ve been working with the smart folks at Focus Ministry to help refine the business direction.  They are doing an amazing job building products and managing custom development for churches.  Much of their work has been focused on extending or customizing existing church management software such as Fellowship One and Community Church Builder. As […]

31 March 2015 ~ 1 Comment

One Year on the Farm

It’s been one year since we moved to the “farm” and we’ve made a ton of progress on our journey of becoming more self-sufficient.  Here is a recap of all that we have accomplished in the last 12 months. – We started with 3 hens but slowly added a few more here and there.  We now have […]

23 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Contrarian Investor and a Weak Economic Recovery

First off, I’m a Christian.  I believe that the Lord will provide to meet our needs (Philippians 4:19) and we need not worry about food, clothing, shelter, etc.. (Matthew 6:25-34).   That said, I don’t believe this gives us license to poorly manage our finances. As mentioned in a previous post, I’m a contrarian investor and I avoid […]

23 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Why I’m Selling Real Estate

I am a contrarian investor.  When the masses start moving into real estate investing and private equity firms are purchasing 100,000’s homes then it is time for me to exit.  So, I recently sold one of my 3 rental properties. I purchased 4948 Thorn Hollow out of foreclosure for $120,900 in December of 2009 when few […]

31 March 2014 ~ 6 Comments

Why We Moved

After 12 wonderful years in our Southridge Lakes neighborhood home, we moved.  We purchased a slightly smaller, much older, fixer-upper on roughly 2 acres in Southlake.   A good number of people were perplexed by our decision so I thought it’d be good time to explain. Different Lifestyle – While we loved our suburban life, […]

04 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Real Estate Investment Update – December 2013

Its been a while since I’ve posted about my real estate investing.  As we approach the end of the year I like to assess all my investments and set a plan in place to adjust allocation if necessary so I felt it as a good time for an update. Assessing My Economic Outlook Every investor should […]

06 November 2013 ~ 2 Comments

BuddyPress Demo – Example Site

As the days of web 1.0 are coming to an end we’ll start seeing a slew of niche-based social networks taking over static web 1.0 space.   Personally I’m not a big fan of the typical web forum as a very small percentage of visitors actually contribute to the forum discussions. Fortunately there are several […]

22 October 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Confession: I Grow Vegetables in Fish Poo

Warning – if you have dinner at our house you might be eating vegetables grown in… fish poo. I’ve taken a page from the ancient Aztecs and started growing my organic vegetables from the fish waste which provides nutrients for the plants. Today it is called Aquaponics – the integration of aquaculture (farm raised fish) […]

21 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Aquaponics – My New Hobby

It is no secret that I’ve been enjoying organic gardening the last couple of years.  We’ve successfully grown tomatoes, carrots, onions, zucchini squash, peppers, broccoli and spinach. We’ve had limited success with berries and sweet potatoes but still working on those. We are big proponents of the urban farming, local, organic food movement and we […]

06 March 2013 ~ 7 Comments

Challenges with WooCommerce v2.0

Update: as of  Aug 21, 2012, the Scandle Candle site below is no longer using WooCommerce.  I was never able to successfully upgrade to WooCommerce v2.0 so we moved it to BigCommerce. Since Woocommerce seems to be a popular topic on my blog, I thought I’d follow up with an update to my original Woocommerce […]