Make Your Own Birthday Card Invitations

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Make Your Own Birthday Card Invitations   With having 2 children, we often receive many birthday card invitations during the year. These always end up in the garbage can or recycling bin depending who throws them away. I cringe at the money that is often wasted on invitations myself when planning my children's parties. This year I looked thru my list and realized that only a handful of the 50 people we were inviting were not connected to the internet. I decided that there had to be … [Read more...]

Selling Stuff on Amazon

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Making Money Monday - Selling Stuff on Amazon       I love shopping on Amazon and often times find amazing deals on things I can't find anywhere else. Not long after I started shopping on Amazon I realized that I could make extra money by Selling stuff on Amazon. The favorite shopping site also is a popular way to make extra money on items you have lying around your house. This is a win/win situation as you are able to provide a deal and product to someone who is searching and … [Read more...]

Tips for Cleaning Garage Floors

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Tips for cleaning garage floors   My husband and I recently spend a weekend cleaning out our (very full garage), and we had NO idea how bad our garage floors had gotten! Once we removed all the junk out of our garage we were left with a very dusty, splashed with what I think was leftover oil from the lawn mower, and in dire need of some care. So after some research and elbow grease, I am happy to report that my garage now looks like a real garage, and not a dump! I wanted to share … [Read more...]

How to Exercise Your Dog

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How to Exercise Your Dog   If your dog or dogs are anything like mine they have spent the past few months of winter eating and sleeping. They are only outside long enough to relieve themselves and they are back seeking the warmth of the house. This has left them with some "Extra" Winter weight that they need to lose in order to stay healthy.  Yes, even our pets need to stay in shape in order to help them live a long happy life. While many dogs would prefer to sleep they do need to … [Read more...]

Tuesday Tips The IT bag

Helpful Hints.. What should you pack in your bag Here is what is in my “IT” bag. I call it that because if “IT” happens. Then “IT” is okay because I have “IT” to fix “IT”. Just to note, before kids I thought my “IT” bag was this cute little Louis Vuitton number I used. Here is what makes up my “IT” bag: Baby wipes- can be used to clean up anything!!! Diaper- still have one that needs it but also useful when the waiter gives my child a glass instead of a cup with a top Ziploc bag- can be … [Read more...]

Save on Gas Bill for Car

Save on Gas Bill

Save on Gas Bill for Car     One of the first lessons I learned about owning a vehicle and having a driver's license was that if you can't afford the cost of gas, then you don't get to drive. Since I first received my driver's license I have watched gas prices sky rocket and my children don't believe me when I say that gas used to be under $1 a gallon. The problem is that with children, I drive more and that means I spend more in gas. I have decided that in order to get our … [Read more...]

Save Money using a Realtor

Save Money using a Realtor

Save Money using a Realtor Do you Save Money using a Realtor? Are you planning to put your home on the market this year?  If so, the thought of saving money using a realtor, or possibly not using a realtor, has probably crossed your mind.  Having worked in the real estate industry for over fifteen years, I can tell you that listing your home “FOR SALE BY OWNER” or FSBO is most likely not in your best interest. Yes, if you use a realtor to sell your home, you will have to pay a … [Read more...]

Baby Shower Ideas and Decorations

Baby Shower Ideas and Decorations

Baby Shower Ideas and Decorations Welcoming a new baby to the world is one of life’s sweetest celebrations! What isn’t so sweet is how much it can cost to welcome that baby, but I have some decorating suggestions to help you host a terrific baby shower that won’t break the bank. On my blog, Spaceships and Laser Beams, we specialize in parties for boys (and non-frilly girls!) so I have lots of Baby Shower Ideas and Decorations to help you plan yours. Baby Shower Ideas and Decorations … [Read more...]

Heart Healthy Weight Loss Diet

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Heart Healthy Weight Loss Diet   We all rely on our hearts to keep our blood pumping and our body working but thanks to our poor eating habits many of us are abusing our heart and don't even know it. The fatty and greasy foods we eat even in moderation can wreck havoc on our hearts and even those who shy away from fatty foods can still be at ricks for Heart Disease due to family history. With all the diets out there, it can be hard to find how you should be eating. I prefer to think … [Read more...]

Tips to Save on Home Repairs

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Save on Home Repairs I don’t know about you but it seems this winter has been particularly long and cold. As we approach spring, I look forward to the opportunity to open the windows and air the house out. I also have an ulterior motive for this. After enduring record high electric bills this winter, turning the heat pump off will be a welcome relief to my already shattered utility budget. Winter is almost over. At least I hope that statement is true. With the melting of the snow, warmer … [Read more...]