Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sponges vs Cloths in the Kitchen

 I don't know about you, but  I tend to prefer sponges in the kitchen over cloths. They just look nicer and they last longer. But sponges can hold all kinds of nasty things, but one minute in the microwave can take care of that!  Off to nuke a bunch of them.  Saved money and didn't make anyone sick!



Hope that I gave you something to think about today :) Here is to making 2017 the most profitable year that you have ever had!

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This Morning's Topic is Placemats!!

How many place mats do you really need? One of my biggest mistakes was buying a service of 12 for our growing extended family. I bought place settings in spring and summer colors, fall colors and winter colors so that I would never run out. There was always two settings in colors that worked together. Having done that, I decided that I needed place mats that would match. I now have a drawer that is full of place mats... gorgeous to be sure, but I honestly don't need them all. They are now in a box destined to go to GoodWill and I will come up with a plan if I ever need 12 place mats again. I used butcher paper once with crayons at every place settings. Everyone had a great time!! I just might do that again!! Hope that I gave you something to think about today :) Here is to making 2017 the most profitable year that you have ever had!

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Today, I'm Making Orange Tea...

 If you love oranges, you are going to love this tip too. We are going to wash the orange well, with soap and water, rinse and then cut it away from the orange. And yes, you can leave some of the white pith attached. Now drop the peel into the tea pot and add a good couple of cups of simmering water to the pot. I let mine steep for about ten minutes, but you can play around with it until you get the taste that you prefer. There you go... tea from your own oranges that is incredibly soothing.



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Monday, May 8, 2017

Created a New Lipstick Color!!

I have a red lipstick that just doesn't suit me, but this morning I added a top coat of a golden color (which I really didn't like either  and the two combined is gorgeous!  I think that I just might have found my new favorite summer color. It's the pretties shade of coral now!!



Hope that I gave you something to think about today :) Here is to making 2017 the most profitable year that you have ever had!

Friday, April 28, 2017

What Do You Know That No One Else Knows??

 Everyone is good at something and this is what I want you to think about today. What could you teach other people and charge for it??  Put an add in the paper or in the laundromat and wait for the phone to ring.

At the moment, you are probably thinking that you don't know anything that you could charge money for, but I will bet by the end of the day... you have come up with about 5 ideas!! You might want to keep a pen and notepad handy for when those ideas start popping into your thoughts!!

Hope that I gave you something to think about today :) Here is to making 2017 the most profitable year that you have ever had!


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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Plant Nasturiums

 The previous owners left a row full of nasturium plants behind and I must have picked up a few hundred seeds last fall, which I sorted by color and then put into envelopes that I stored in the garage over the winter.  Just this week, my daughter and I looked at where we might want to grow them and decided that we had space around the property for 85 plants, not counting the garden. We planted the seeds and they have all sprouted. You would believe our window sills at the moment lol. Anyway, the reason that I'm telling you this is that we will harvest thousands of seeds from this years plants and then we will trade the seeds for new seeds. We will either trade with our neighbors or trade with friends from home. Either way, I'm not sure that we will ever have to buy seeds or plants again. I have envelopes full of seeds that I have even told you about!

So buy a packet the next time you are at the supermarket... they sprout within a week and they are gorgeous!! And the edible flowers look gorgeous on summer salads!!!


Hope that I gave you something to think about today :) Here is to making 2017 the most profitable year that you have ever had!


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Put Us In Charge Of The Government...

 I think that we would do a much better job of controlling money issues when it comes to solving the problems of the country. We certainly couldn't do any worse.

Take a Look!




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Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring Cleaning and That Means Money For You!!

Have you noticed that everyone is talking about spring cleaning and that means that people will begin decluttering and driving everything to the Good Will or similar places. So what are you waiting for lol... go and check out what deals that you can find. People are so anxious the get rid of stuff that sometimes they go overboard and give away stuff without really thinking it through!! 

So take advantage!!  Heading to Good Will has become something that I do for the sheer entertainment value. It just amazes me what I have found... like a brand new Ice Cream Maker... that I through out because we never used it. Like who makes ice cream in the springtime lol. Yeah... I did come to regret it a few months later!!!


Hope that I gave you something to think about today :) Here is to making 2017 the most profitable year that you have ever had!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Online Reads From Harlequin!

 There are times when I have run out of library books... or whatever project that I'm working on and I want to just sit back and lose myself in a good "happily ever after" book. Harlequin has lots to choose from and are updated regularly and they are for free.

Check This Out


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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Your Summer Shopping List

 It will soon be time to go through the closet and look to see what I need for the upcoming summer months.   I'm pretty sure that there isn't a lot, but some of my tops I can't even remember when I bought them, so I just might treat myself to a few new pieces.

Now the list below doesn't have anything that I need but there might be something that you do actually need. I can see my son and his wife getting a little excited about some of the items featured. But their summers are a whole lot different to mine!!

 Your Summer Shopping List


Hope that I gave you something to think about today :) Here is to making 2017 the most profitable year that you have ever had!

Friday, April 14, 2017

I Want To Spend Money Today!!!

 There will come a day when you are going to be sick to death of being frugal. That is exactly where I'm at right this second, but I'm going to stay strong. I think that today, I'm going to avoid the mall like the plague! I know that if I do go to the mall, I'm going to head right for my favorite store and spend money on stuff I really don't need. My birthday is coming up... I can wait for those gift cards to come in!  Until then...


Hope that I gave you something to think about today :) Here is to making 2017 the most profitable year that you have ever had!

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Money You Can Save From Growing Some of Your Own Food


 It is going to take me a little while to get the garden beds ready, but I'm burning a ton of calories by working on them. And, we already have some seeds germinating so that we will be ready to go into the ground late May.

I should have held back my daughter however. I let her loose in the store to pick some veggies. I forgot that her favorite veggie was Brussel Sprouts... and wouldn't you know it... they are growing like little fiends!  We will have lots of tomatoes... both regular size and the tiny ones. Those will be good.  And she is going to try her hand at pickling cucumbers... just remembered. So all is good except for the Brussel Sprouts. Of all the traits to inherit from her father lol!!


Hope that I gave you something to think about today :) Here is to making 2017 the most profitable year that you have ever had!

18 Year Old Girl Auctions Off Her Virginity To Pay For School

 I don't know if this is what the world is coming to or it is a publicity stunt. To be honest, my own daughter went to university to get the science degree that she thought would make a difference in her life.  Now, with the degree that she spent hours and hours of studying to receive, no one will give her even an interview. They all want experience and lots of it. Luckily, she lives with us, so at least she doesn't have to resort to something like what this 18 year old is trying to do. It might not be worth the bother anyway.

Her last job involved working for a garden center for minimum wage. Can anyone live on minimum wage anymore? Maybe at one time, but certainly not any more but those are the only jobs out there... at least that have even responded to her resumes.

And another part of me is wondering whether it is just a big publicity stunt. She really has no intention of going through with it, but at least a lot of people are aware of her.


 Here is the story

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Save Money! 10 Ways to Make Your Groceries Last Longer! (Clean My Space)

I honestly don't even want to know how much celery that I have tossed, or have tried to stand in jugs of water to keep it crisp. Wrapping it in foil lets you lie it on it's side... and takes up next to no space  in your fridge! And that is just for starters!!



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How I Save Money on Chewing Gum


 You probably will think that I'm making this up, but honestly I'm not. Quite by accident, I bought a container of Dentyne Fire! I have always loved the taste of cinnamon, but wasn't expecting the intensity of this gum. They didn't add the word "fire" for no reason.  It literally burns the skin off your tongue... but I still love it lol but I'm not giving up on it.

Instead of chewing an entire piece, I bite off a corner and chew that. (It doesn't burn quite as much and I do love the flavor.)  And then there is the bit about cinnamon helping to prevent cavities... who wouldn't love that lol!!

Anyway, so you can just imagine how long one piece will last and the container that I bought contains 60 pieces!!

***Hope that I gave you something to think about today :) Here is to making 2017 the most profitable year that you have ever had!