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  • Building Up My Home
    on Aug 14, 2015
    ~ Saved $83.20 at the grocery store, $13.55 of that was in coupons.~ Earned $2.25 from SavingStar.~ Earned thirty cents off per gallon of gas.~ Made homemade bread crumbs.~ Received a free car wash.~ Alfred cut his own hair (military style).~ Made a...
  • To Work Or Not To Work?
    on Aug 11, 2015
    I had been debating with myself about whether to return to the work force in an effort to get out of debt quicker. Finally I asked Alfred about it and he wasn't crazy about the idea. I never was to begin with...So I am staying home - gladly! I am goi...
  • Vintage Reading List
    on Aug 10, 2015
    I love reading old fashioned books. They are full of cozy home descriptions and charm. What better way to indulge in my love for vintage books than by going through my library's website and picking my choices via inter-library loan. Here are the book...
  • 30 Things To Do Instead of Spending Money
    on Aug 7, 2015
    When dealing with struggles it is all too easy to forget that it is the simple things that make life sweeter and more enjoyable. Here is a list of free ideas for things you can do instead of spending money.Rearrange a roomTake a bubble bathRead a boo...
  • Homemaking Groove
    on Aug 6, 2015
    Today I am clipping and organizing coupons. I will then prepare my shopping list and menu based on the sale items and try to match coupons to those items for the best prices. I've been rereading Debra's money-saving posts and how she manages to...
  • Batten Down the Hatches
    on Aug 5, 2015
    Theresa F commented on my last post saying she hoped all was well. That's when I realized it's been nearly a month since I have written a peep here and I do apologize.I've been busy with writing projects and personal family issues. And there has also...
  • The One Percent Club
    on Jul 8, 2015 in money saving money savings
    We are always being told to save at least 10% of your income. But what if you are, for whatever reason, barely making ends meet? Is it hopeless?Absolutely not!Recently I stumbled across a group on Facebook called the One Percent Challenge created by...
  • Tackling Projects
    on May 27, 2015
    imageSince finishing up my last e-book, I have been taking some time to focus on the house and have finally begun to tackle my long list of projects...mainly painting!Here is my inspiration photo from Kristy Seibert's beautiful blog, Starfish Cottage...
  • My Newest E-book
    on May 19, 2015
    I have just published my second book, Ideas For Creating a Luxurious Home On a Budget , on The e-book contains practical ideas for adding a luxurious feeling  to your home - inside and out.I am so excited to share my journey wit...
  • Saving Money on Razors
    on May 14, 2015
    Hello Friends! I like to let my readers know of wonderful things I have found and if it saves you money...all the better!Have you heard of the Dollar Shave Club? I had been hearing about them for a few years and once I found out a friend of my husban...
  • For the Love of Music
    on May 12, 2015
    imageGrowing up, Mama always had music playing. Early on, she passed her love of music on to me. I loved the melodies and harmonies that came through the air waves to the radio. Music was magical.I never learned to play an instrument, but I sang. I'v...
  • Make Your Home Your Own Bed and Breakfast Retreat
    on May 11, 2015
    imageThough I have never been to a bed and breakfast, I sometimes imagine what it would be like and try to make my home comparable. To have a successful B&B, you have to have your finances in order. So a budget is of primary importance. Each...
  • Happiness: Rules To Live By
    on May 8, 2015
    It took me a long to come to the conclusion that not everyone is going to like me or agree with me and my choices. And that's fine. Everyone is free to have their own opinion. I don't need anyone's approval to live my life in the way I choose to.&nbs...
  • How To Live Well
    on May 7, 2015
    My dear friend, Fiona, from How To Be Chic has written her first e-book, How to Live Well, available on Kindle through Amazon. It's a little gem of a read filled with practical and simple ideas that will inspire and motivate you to live well eve...
  • Thoughts on Raising Children: Controversial?
    on May 6, 2015
    Having never been one to follow the masses, I find it quite disturbing at the way most children are treated. I have sought to raise my children with love, respect and trust. I did not do everything perfectly, but my children are wonderful! I nev...
  • Quick Cleaning
    on May 1, 2015
    imageThe weather is gorgeous here in south Alabama! I have the windows open. The sun is shining and there is low humidity. It makes me want to clean like crazy and do some serious yard work!Alas, I'm still not 100% so I'm having to go slow and take i...
  • The Consequences of Neglecting Health
    on Apr 30, 2015
    For the past couple of days, I have been experiencing severe shoulder and neck pain. I cannot turn my head, lift my arms up or out, nor brush my own hair.I went to the chiropractor yesterday and got adjusted. I was all out of alignment and was instru...
  • Unbroken
    on Apr 28, 2015
    I had a promo code for a free rental from Redbox yesterday that I wanted to use, so I chose Unbroken. It is based on a true story about Louis Zamperini. This movie was one of the best I have seen in a long time. Louis started out as a troublemak...
  • Inspiration For Homemakers E-book
    on Apr 25, 2015
    Dear Friends, I am so excited! I have taken the best posts from my blog and put them together into an e-book entitled, Inspiration for Homemakers. I've already have my first review: This ebook has so much inspiration and I believe is well w...
  • Clutter-Clearing
    on Apr 23, 2015
    imageWhile I had plans to work in the yard today, I ended up getting sidetracked and started giving the sun room a good cleaning and purging. It's amazing how I continue to get rid of stuff! How much more is there?Decluttering is a lot like peel...

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