Why is Mardi Gras Celebrated?

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Why is Mardi Gras Celebrated? Mardi Gras - Boobs? Beads? Babies? When you think about Mardi Gras, what pops into your mind first? I may be the exception to the rule but I think about partying in New Orleans and all the beads and of course once I think about the beads my mind flashes (pun intended) to the method by which some are likely to do to earn some beads. I am talking about flashing your boobs of course. Well, I am here to set the record straight and tell you what Mardi Gras is really ...

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Valentine Cards for Adults

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Valentine Cards for Adults In our series about how to have a better relationship with your spouse. We talked about the power of a massage. I even offered you the opportunity to join an online class at 20% off. I highly recommend you take part in this class it is beyond awesome now you know why my husband is always smiling my cooking is good but my massage is even better. It is the perfect gift and once you know it will help you both move forward forever. These Valentine Cards for Adults ...

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Karla’s Korner: Oh Joy!

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Oh Joy! On Thursday this week I sent a text to a friend (extended family member) wishing her a happy birthday. Her response left me a bit sad and humbled “Thanks! I have two funerals to go to today for young friends so I am very happy to be celebrating LIFE!” My heart grew heavy for her knowing that on a day of great celebration for her she would be remembering the life of two people who are special to her. As I checked in on another friend whose granddaughter awaits pathology reports from a ...

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Money Management Skill

Money Management Skill

Thriving and (not just surviving) under $30,000 Part 6 Money Management Skill The important money management skill that we should learn asap is to stick to your budget and hold yourself accountable. Accountability is hard. Persistence is hard. If it was easy, everyone would have everything they want exactly when they want it. At the end of the day, what is important to you? It takes time and hard work. If you to want to head toward the goal of not needing to work to live, then you must ...

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Save Money While Cooking

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Save Money While Cooking Save Money While Cooking Check out these 10 simple tips to Save your dollars while cooking! 1) Use powdered milk instead of regular milk --It is easy to mix up as needed as is a great substitute in recipes, pasta or rice side dishes,pudding and anything else that calls for milk. The only thing I won't use powdered milk for is if I am having it straight up in cereal or a glass. 2) Keep your brown sugar from getting hard by placing a piece of bread inside the ...

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iPad Repair Cracked Screen

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    iPad Repair Cracked Screen It happened again. I mean again they cracked my screen. The first time I walked into apple only to be told they would take my iPad and charge me several hundred dollars for a refurbished one. I didn't take that option. I instead went to the place in the mall to repair my iPad. The did so for $150.00. I was desperate. It never occurred to me that I could do it myself for a lot less that was until it happened again and my screen was again cracked. I bet you are ...

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Karla’s Korner: Living Intentionally

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Living Intentionally… Searching for something to pass the time while on the exercise bike this week I discovered the documentary “Happy”. This film takes the viewer on a rather intriguing journey from the swamps of Louisiana to Kolkata India interviewing people who have found happiness. What I found interesting is that happiness is defined in many different ways by many different people, yet all claim to be happy. Following what many would consider an extremely poor man in Kolkata as he wakes ...

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Smart Money Saving Tips to Control Your Debt

Smart Money Saving Tips

Smart Money Saving Tips   Smart money saving tips to get your debt under control. What is the best way to tackle a mountain? Face it head on! Your financial freedom is your own personal Everest. Break it down and tackle it one step at time. Get your budget together. Cut out your reckless spending. Make a list if your bills and handle them one at a time based on how it is impacting your bottom line. Get your hands on your credit report and start scrubbing. Make your own calls to ...

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Karla’s Korner: Hum a Little

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Karla's Korner: Hum a Little Hum a little….. She stands a little over five feet tall, has long dark hair flowing down her petite shoulders, wears glasses and is humming every time I see her. I don’t know her name but every time I shop at the local K-Mart I find myself trying to get in her checkout lane. Like most folks I find holiday shopping exhausting. The crowds of people pushing and shoving their way through stores searching for the “perfect” gift takes a toll on me. I’m not a fan of ...

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How to Not Spend Money

How to Not Spend Money

How to Not Spend Money? The answer on how to not spend money is to Reprioritize. How important is that next vacation? Does it have to be an island getaway? Isn't the greater goal of a vacation to reconnect to yourself, your family, and what is really important. So why couldn't vacation be in town seeing all the things that you always said you would take your kids to see, but never did? What about that new bag or shoes? Why not ask a friend if they want to trade bags with you or get a good ...

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