Halloween Dress up with your Pooch!

miriam Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Super Puppy

Super Puppy

When my husband and I had been married for almost a year, he began talking about getting a dog. I had never owned a dog, and although I wasn’t opposed to the idea of owning a dog, I wasn’t sure if I could ever learn to really love a dog. Low and behold, less than 2 years later, we were the proud owners of an adorable 6 week old mastiff/boxer mix puppy. We named her Maya and she instantly became the center of our world. When Halloween came around, I became one of those people who I used to make fun of that dressed their dog up in a costume. She won first prize in a doggie costume contest and we have dressed her up ever since.

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brave1 174x300 Dont be Stuck with Leftover Halloween CostumesAlthough summer is such a fun time of year, I have to say I love fall even better. The weather is still warm enough to be outside, the crisp nights are perfect for bike rides and long walks, and it’s the start of the holiday season. Now is when most kids start to think about who or what they want to be for Halloween. Finding just the right costume can make all the difference between a great Halloween, and a forgettable one. This is where the adults need to step in and help their kids out.

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The Brilliance of Layaway

miriam Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Try it today

Try it today

Growing up in the nineties, I knew what the word layaway meant, but I never saw anyone actually use it. My parents were the type who either bought something when they needed it, or didn’t buy it at all. Some adults I knew would put things on credit cards, and then pay them off later. Unfortunately, there are negatives associated with both of these scenarios. With my parents, they often times bought things when they couldn’t afford them, or missed out on deals because they didn’t have enough money at the time. Those who bought things on credit ended up paying more for them than their upfront cost. Now that I’m adult, I see that layaway is the perfect answer to both of these scenarios.

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Published Sep 11, 2012 - 1 Comment so far

College Football is in the Air!

miriam Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

college footballAlthough I love summer with all the traveling, swimming, camping and relaxing, I think I love fall just as much. The days start to get a little cooler, the leaves start to change, and there is a crispness in the air preparing us for the winter which will be here before we know it. Millions of kids, teenagers and college students return to school with high hopes of a great year. All of these events are fun and exciting, but it’s not what I love most about the fall. I absolutely love watching college football with friends, eating good food, and sharing in the excitement that inevitably follows.

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Published Sep 05, 2012 - 1 Comment so far

national sewing month2 279x300 Celebrate National Sewing Month With Savings!

Great Fabric Savings

Did you know that September is National Sewing Month? If you’re like me, you had no idea until you read this blog. I personally was unaware of this monthly celebration until today when I checked out Joann.com to get ideas for possible Halloween costumes. I soon found out that throughout the month of September, Joann.com offers 50% off their Home Decor Fabrics until supplies run out. What a great reason to get fabric now for those fun fall projects you have in mind.

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A Mother’s Best Friend

miriam Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

As a mother, my cell phone is part of my entourage, it goes with me wherever I go. I use it to keep in touch with my sister, my best friend, and my husband. The obvious reason for me to carry a phone is in case of an emergency. I can call for help. There are so many reasons to carry a phone.

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Crowd Free Back to School Shopping

miriam Thursday, August 9th, 2012

school suppliesJust when you’re getting used to hot weather, playing at the pool and sleeping in, it’s time to think about going back to school. It seems unfair that summer goes by so quickly, so make the most of it while you can. Don’t waste your time driving from store to store, trying to get everything you need on your school supply list. You can easily get everything you need in less than an hour, while staying at home in your pajamas.

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Do More this Back-to-School Season

miriam Monday, July 30th, 2012
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Get Ready for Back to School Time!

Although it’s hard to believe, summer is drawing to a close and millions of people are making preparations for going back to school. Some are teachers preparing their classrooms, others are students getting the necessary supplies, and some are businesses looking for ways to capitalize on the changing of the seasons. It’s no secret that the education and business sectors are struggling economically right now, so anything they can do to save money is very beneficial.

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suitcase 300x227 The Sisterhood of the Travelling CheapskateI love to travel. The only thing I love more than travelling is saving money when I travel! I swear that I account for half of the traffic on sites like travelocity.com, priceline.com, and orbitz.com!  When I began travelling these tools were not around.  There were travel agencies or you could be brave and make your own accommodations.  The problem with doing it yourself was that you had never been to these places.  You didn’t know how the hotel was, what part of town was the best to visit, or what restaurants were a must-visit.  These days all you have to do is visit one of these web sites and type in your desired destination.  It’s like having access to a travel agency owned by millions of friends who have visited the location you want to visit and can recommend the best hotels, car rental companies, and beaches to visit.

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Finding Your Match

miriam Sunday, June 24th, 2012

This time of year the weather is warm and the sun is out.  Each year, my husband and I look forward to this time of year to get outside and exercise.  We have always loved to hike, bike, and play at the beach.  So far we have more than a decade of summers doing these things.  I love having a partner for my active lifestyle.  It makes the activities so much more enjoyable.

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