After about a year and a half of marriage, my husband and I bought our first house. We were very excited to update the paint, flooring, landscaping, appliances and wall coverings, but we didn’t know where to begin. Our first big project was re-painting our dining room, which turned out pretty well. We stripped the wallpaper off, painted the walls a straw color, then smeared stain around with cloths to give it an old Latin flair. We were so proud of ourselves, we couldn’t wait to start another project. Unfortunately, not all the projects we did went as smoothly, and we soon learned to seek out expert advice to help us avoid pitfalls along the way.
Published Apr 11, 2012 - No comments yet, your thoughts are welcome
Personal computers are everywhere. They are in our home offices, kitchens, cars, workplaces, phones, and even in our children’s toy boxes. The utility they offer seems limitless. When I think of my daily activities and the assistance that computers give me I am in awe. I really don’t know how we got along without them. Over the years I have owned several types of computers, between desktop and laptop computers. My laptop has become my personal assistant. I take it everywhere. Sony offers a great line of laptops. Their customizable series is my favorite. At 13.3″ it is the perfect size. It is small enough to take with me while offering a screen large enough for my daughter to watch a movie on. Sony’s shopping process makes it easy to choose exactly what I want and upgrade whatever features I need. Their battery life is incredible also. I have included a link to a coupon for Sony. I highly recommend checking it out!
Published Apr 07, 2012 - No comments yet, your thoughts are welcome
I don’t know about you, but it seems like spring is taking a while to show up and that makes summer seem even farther away. Right around this time of year I start to get really antsy for bike rides, hikes, wearing flip flops and feeling the warm sun on my face. I know summer will be here in a few short months, but at this moment in time, it feels like that day will never come. So, what’s a girl to do with this type of a quandary? I think the only rational response is to sneak in a mini spring vacation that will give you just enough incentive to hold out a little longer until summer arrives.
Published Apr 03, 2012 - No comments yet, your thoughts are welcome
There have been so many technological advances since I was a kid. Back then, if you wanted to drive somewhere new you would look on a map. If you wanted to hike to a new lake, you would need a compass and a map. If you wanted to run a new route, you would have to pull out the map, a ruler and a calculator just to know how far you need to run. Things have certainly changed.
Published Mar 30, 2012 - No comments yet, your thoughts are welcome
In this worldwide economy, it’s hard to know where the products you buy come from. I try hard to buy products that don’t come from sweat shops or places where people are treated unfairly. Although there is one local fair trade store near my house, finding online stores that provide fair trade have proven harder. I recently found an online store that provides a great selection of artisan products from around the world.
Published Mar 27, 2012 - No comments yet, your thoughts are welcome
My husband is in college. There are many things we had to get in preparation for school. A backpack, text books, and most importantly, a laptop computer. These items can really set someone back financially. Then there’s the matter of which computer to buy? We debated between a desktop computer, a laptop computer, or a tablet.
We ended up deciding to get a laptop. With the laptop, he can take notes in class then use his computer in the library while doing research. He can then bring that same computer home to finish up homework.
Published Mar 24, 2012 - No comments yet, your thoughts are welcome
I was under the impression that spring had finally arrived until I looked out my window this morning and saw tons of snow falling down. Why is it that we always have one week in February with temperatures in the high 50’s and then inevitably we get freezing rain, hail or snow at the end of March? Well, regardless of what the weather is doing today, I know for a fact that April is less than 2 weeks away, which tells me it’s time for spring. This time of year I think of spring cleaning, allergies, Easter and being able to enjoy playing and eating outside once again. Fortunately, Walmart has everything I need for springtime.
Published Mar 21, 2012 - 1 Comment so far
As I sit working on this blog, I can’t help but notice the bright sunshine flooding through my windows. As I walked to the park with my daughter yesterday, I saw daffodils and other flowers bursting through the ground, reaching towards the sun. After their long winter in the ground, they are coming out, telling the world spring is here. Birds of all kinds seem to be proclaiming the same as they chirp from their nests and spread their wings in the newly warming sun. Something about the spring weather causes us to come out of our version of hibernation and breathe in the fresh air that makes us feel alive again. With this abundant warmth and joy, comes a season of love and new relationships hoping to blossom into something wonderful.
Published Mar 17, 2012 - No comments yet, your thoughts are welcome
Electronics are a fickle thing to shop for. It seems that you need to decide between the latest and greatest, or the cheaper and outdated. Whether you are looking for the latest iPad3 or Brother wireless printer, your choices really come down to price. At least that’s the way it is for me. I don’t need a website to sell me on a product. By the time I am shopping for it online, I already know what I want. I am just looking for the best price from a reputable company.
Published Mar 15, 2012 - No comments yet, your thoughts are welcome
There’s a myth floating around that says you can’t be environmentally friendly and save money at the same time. I’m not sure where this idea came from, but it’s certainly not true. HP is a perfect example of this. They have spent a lot of time and energy creating two systems that work simultaneously to help you save money, and take care of the earth.
Published Mar 08, 2012 - No comments yet, your thoughts are welcome