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Wow, Dryer Sheets Have Meaning!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 10:48 AM
Doing laundry is not exactly my favorite pastime, but it has to be done. With modern technology, the only work involved is adding and removing clothes from the washer / dryer, with a little folding or hanging at the end and yet I find ways to complain about it. I am thankful that electric washers and dryers came along, long before I had to start doing laundry... Read More...
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How To Repel Bees & Wasps
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 2:35 PM
Although I'm sure they prove to be helpful to society in some way (yes, the obvious is honey), I have been looking for a way to repel bees & wasps when I want to enjoy the outdoors with my family. I have never been stung and neither have my children, so whether we are allergic to their stings remains to be seen. I do have several friends that have told... Read More...
Is It Worth It To "Coupon"?
Friday, November 11, 2011 11:02 AM
I do enjoy watching TLC at times and there seems to be this new craze out called "EXTREME COUPONING". Now, I hope I'm not the last mom left on earth to catch on to this concept, but I watch this show and I see a common thread - all of the extreme couponers I've seen have dedicated their garage or at least a closet in their home to non-perishable... Read More...
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How To Get That "Stuff" That Fell Between Your Car Seats
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 2:51 PM
I was actually trying to think of a way to prevent small items from falling between my car seat and the front console. Don't you hate it when you drop a coin, a piece of gum you're about to put in your mouth or the only pen you could find when you really need to write something down between your car seat and the console? It's a large enough gap to... Read More...
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Want To Save On Printer Ink?
Monday, October 31, 2011 6:08 PM
Personal printers seem to cost next to nothing these days. You buy your new home printer without worrying about the cost and print bill payment receipts, good coupons, hotel confirmations, maps to unfamiliar places, etc. But once the ink runs out and you find out the cost for new cartridges, you then realize why the printer didn't cost much -- they make their... Read More...
Did You Know It Could Do All Of This?
Thursday, October 20, 2011 1:01 PM
Do you ever find yourself using air fresheners in your home? How about buying expensive conditioners for your hair hoping it will do for you what it did for the woman with gorgeous hair in the commercial? Have you been buying fabric softener for your clothes for years? There is a natural remedy in a bottle for these and many other uses that you can pick up at... Read More...
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Getting Rid of Ants In Your Home - Naturally
Thursday, October 13, 2011 10:01 AM
I was reading an interesting article on Yahoo! this morning about using home made / old fashioned solutions to take care of common household problems. In many instances, they offer ways to take care of common problems with natural ingredients instead of harsh chemicals. When you have a family, this type of information really gets your attention. One of the problems... Read More...
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Now You Can "Will" Your Passwords
Monday, October 3, 2011 2:32 PM
I've been scouring the internet today to find some sort of helpful, insightful website to pass on to my readers and I found an interesting little blip on a service called "PassMyWill." PassMyWill.com actually allows you to "will" your passwords to your relatives in the event of your death! It might just be me, but isn't this a bad... Read More...
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Weird Florida Weather
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 2:54 PM
So, it’s the month of May, right? And yet outside our Florida daytime HI is only 66 degrees! It was just as cool yesterday and being that I didn’t check the weather in advance (I assumed it would be the same HEAT we have been experiencing every day) I just thought it was a fluke. But it happened again today. I am writing this around 3:00pm and it still has not... Read More...
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Postage Prices Increase May 11, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 1:05 PM
Well, it’s May again and once again the post office will be raising their prices for mailing first class. The full list of the new prices is now posted on the official United States Postal Service website at: USPS.com. Some of the more common price changes are: $0.44 Letters – first ounce $0.88 Large envelopes – first ounce $1.22 Parcels – first ounce $0.17 per... Read More...
The Punishment
Monday, December 15, 2008 2:23 PM
Why not have their clothes out the night before and stand over them every moment to be sure they get their teeth brushed and face washed before leaving? Well, at one time I did pick out their clothes the night before. Every night, I would go into their room, choose their clothes and be sure they had everything they need for the next morning. This left them with... Read More...
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This One Is For Procrastinators
Friday, September 12, 2008 8:00 AM
Many of us might be very good at getting things done, but we tend to do them at the last minute. We just didn’t plan ahead of time. Well, if you were able to implement the online calendar (or have some sort of other great reminder/organization system for yourself) try to put yourself ahead of the game. For instance, if you know you have to travel in two weeks... Read More...
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Do You Use Your Email Account For Reminders?
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:00 AM
Face it, majority of us have so many dates to keep track of that we have a hard time keeping up with them all. Some dates stick in our minds and we don’t have to worry of ever forgetting them because they are special to us. But what about keeping a business calendar? Sometimes we write down those important dates, and then forget to look at the calendar or... Read More...
To Forward, Or Not To Forward
Monday, September 8, 2008 3:21 PM
We are trying to limit the amount of mail that we receive. Taking steps to help save that tree, like signing up for e-billing on all of our accounts and removing our names from the junk mail list. Well, the amount of mail we get has gone down considerably, but whether that is due to our efforts to cut it down or to post office “error” we have yet to find out... Read More...
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After the Armadillo
Tuesday, September 2, 2008 9:28 AM
(You have to read my previous blog to understand this): Night four came and all was quiet until we heard banging out on the road. Yes, it’s time for the night crew to catch up on some lost time and work on expanding the highway a couple of lanes. This just started, so who knows how long they will be out there. It could be months. It could be over a year. The... Read More...
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