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Mother’s Day Crafting ideas

Mother’s Day Crafting Ideas! What fun! I’m a crafting junkie, not even therapy helps. I don’t always finish what I start (shhhh) but I love it and am willing to try almost anything.  I’ve been thinking about the homemade gifts I’ve received throughout the years. Those are the ones that I remember the most. As … Continue reading

Crafting – Easy Baby Handprint Crafts

I’ve been looking for Mother’s Day crafting ideas and handprint crafts was high on my list. I made a sweatshirt for my grandma once that had all of her great grand-kids handprints on it…I had more running around time involved in making it than in actually making it. Even so, I’m not an expert when … Continue reading

DIY Make Your Own Bar Soap, Part 2 Customization

To make the best soap for your skin type, you may want to try different oils. Everyone has a certain type of soap they like. That’s a good place to start-check out the ingredients in your favorite soap. There’s really no way around trial and error when it comes to any part of soap making. Continue reading

DIY Make Your Own Bar Soap, Part 1 Mixing

Making your own soap has some definite advantages. We can make our own soap much cheaper than we can buy it. Making it ourselves also gives us complete control over the ingredients, so we can create a soap that’s perfect for our skin type in scents that we love. Continue reading

How to Make Jam

Originally posted on Garland's Mountain Farm:
That last post got me to thinking about jam, so I thought I’d put up a little something I made when I was making blackberry sage jam in 2010.  Lots of pictures here – Enjoy! This was one afternoon’s haul from our local farmer, Great Country Farms in…

3 Reasons to Keep a Journal or Personal Blog

Last November, right after Thanksgiving, my dad passed away suddenly. It’s an understatement to say I was devastated. When a love one dies suddenly you’re left with this empty, painful feeling deep deep inside that only time can help. My dad was a great writer but wasn’t into writing for pleasure and definitely not into … Continue reading

Budget Yourself Some Attitude Money

Don’t get a debit card or checkbook with it. You want to make it a drag and a very conscious decision to remove money from this account. Continue reading


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Social Media Consumer Savings A Growing Trend

Originally posted on CBS Miami:
MIAMI (CBS4) – A new trend in saving money has people looking at social media for savings. People are hoping on group saving sites and buying coupons for more than just a cheap meal at a new restaurant. They are using the daily deal sites for health and medical related…

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Free Flu vaccine – Swine Flu

Image via Wikipedia ABORIGINIES and pregnant women will receive free access to the flu vaccine, federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon said today. Previously only about 2.8 million people aged 65 and over were eligible for the vaccine. “Today we are announcing that the seasonal flu vaccine will be available free of charge to more than … Continue reading

DIY and save money

It’s time consuming and it can be challenging, but doing it yourself can save you buckets of money and be rewarding. I’m all about finding ways to save money and doing it yourself hits the top of the list. After a little soul searching (and Internet surfing) I came up with a few unorthodox DIY … Continue reading