Ask a Blackberry Addict: How do you turn it off

I would love to say I could give up all of my jobs for a day. I can't, but I did take today off from this site and my online job. I instead spent the day with my children after grocery shopping and cooking 3 dinners for the week. I wasn't sure I would be able to turn off my Blackberry and ignore calls from employees- but I did. I was so good I didn't even turn on my computer or Blackberry until 7:00 PM. I learned that it is possible and necessary to let it all go. The world isn't going to end. … [Read more...]

Ideas for a Halloween Themed Dinner

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For the last few years I have been making Halloween Dinner. I like to make sure their bellies are full with a hearty meal before they hit the sugar trail. Plus they get a kick out of the silly names I come up with! I actually print out a menu and they have fun trying to guess what we are eating. Menu ideas: Bone Breadsticks Take refrigerated breadstick dough (like Pillsbury) and tie a know in each end. Bake as directed. Note: I have been doing this for the last couple of years. When I … [Read more...]

Fashion Friday: Halloween on the Cheap and Chic

I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can't see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato's closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a … [Read more...]

Documenting Assets for Insurance Purposes

This post comes at a perfect time! I am meeting with our insurance agent today to go over our policy. I recommend that you meet with your agent every once in a while to make sure that everything is covered. I know some things have changed around our household and I need to make sure that we have the coverage we need. How To Document Your Assets For Insurance Purposes by Mrs. Not Made of Money Everyone tells you that you must have homeowners insurance or renter's insurance to protect your … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Carving: Mess Free & Preserve for Years

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Pumpkin carving is a messy job. It's fun, but messy. The carved pumpkin never seems to last very long either. It either starts to turn green and hairy or it is eaten by critters. Jenny came up with a wonderful idea! Carve faux pumpkins! Buy a faux pumpkin and have your kids draw their design with an orange sharpie. Take a knife or pumpkin carving tool and carve out the design as usual. Use a battery operated tea light to light your pumpkin! The best part, you can have your child sign the … [Read more...]

Funny Bone Comedy Club: 2 Tickets for $15

If you are looking for an inexpensive date night, check out the Living Social deal of the day for Richmond, VA. Get two tickets for Funny Bone Comedy Club to see J Medicine Hat for just $15. That is 50% off! The show dates are November 11th to November 14th. Plus get $10 off your $20 food bill when you show your voucher to the server! If you refer three friends to Living Social and they buy this deal, you will get your free! … [Read more...]

Chutzpah: Facebook

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. Chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or … [Read more...]

What Type of Deals Are You Looking For?

Alright everyone, what type of deals are you looking for this Holiday season? I would love to help you all score some great deals on gifts. In order to do that I need your help! Please leave a comment or email me telling me what you are looking for. Electronics? Clothes? Photo Deals? A Dyson Vacuum (that's what I need!)? Toys? Tell me what you want me to be looking for and posting! Thank you! … [Read more...]

Potato Cheddar Cheese Soup Slow Cooker Recipe

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One of the things that I really like about Fall is that the warm and hearty meals are back on the table. My husband and I both enjoy soup. We are working on the kids- the two year seems to like soup okay; no such luck with the four year old. One soup that I really like is Potato Cheese Soup. It is easy to make in a slow cooker and it is a hearty meal on a cold night. It is a versatile recipe too. Use what you have on hand. Potato Cheddar Cheese Soup 4-6 Potatoes (I use Russet) 2 tablespoon … [Read more...]

Sunday Afternoon Shopping: Rite Aid, Kroger & Harris Teeter

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I went shopping this afternoon for some things that we needed. I went to Rite Aid, Kroger and Harris Teeter. I also made a quick stop at Old Navy. My 2 year old needed long sleeve shirts and Old Navy had an extra 50% off clearance items. I spent $6 on (3) long sleeve shirts and a pair of flip flops. Rite Aid We were out of soda and Rite Aid has a pretty good deal this week. My Rite Aid was out of the Nivea lotion- bummer since it was one of the items on my list. I ended up buying: (3) Pepsi 12 … [Read more...]