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Christmas is only ONE Day

Christmas is only ONE Day

What is it about Christmas? It’s a holiday that I’m torn between loving and hating. Of course, I enjoy surprising someone with the perfect gift – or even giving something to a person who didn’t expect anything. Seein ...
Kids are so Perceptive

Kids are so Perceptive

I’m not sure I’ll ever figure it out. Kids, I mean, and their contradicting abilities. They’re able to memorize lyrics to songs and the best way to go through a particular video game to maximize points. Yet you ask them if ...
Winner – Movie Tickets (plus teasers!)

Winner – Movie Tickets (plus teasers!)

Before I announce the winner of the General Mills promotion, I want to take a minute to give everyone a heads-up on what’s in the pipeline. With Christmas shopping upon us, I will be posting a lot of reviews for a variety of products. ...
Life on a Pollen-Free Farm

Life on a Pollen-Free Farm

I admit it, I love where I live. A farm is a wonderful place. It’s mostly quiet (unless you count the cows talking to each other) and it’s out in the fresh air with beautiful stars to look at every night. Climbing apple trees, playing with ...
My Memory vs Their Memories

My Memory vs Their Memories

When I was very young, I recall a trip to the St. Louis Zoo. My high-school aged uncle was living with us at the time and was along with us during the zoo excursion. While we were there, a frisky llama decided to snatch my uncle’s cig ...
Only Thing Better than a Good Movie

Only Thing Better than a Good Movie

Ever since the kids got old enough to sit through full-length motion pictures, we’ve been in heaven. If it’s a G-rated movie, chances are that we’ve been to see it… except for the occasional one that gets put on time ...
Winner – Inspiring Hope Gift Package

Winner – Inspiring Hope Gift Package

Fate is a funny thing…As I sat down this evening and looked at the entries in the Pink Together Inspiring Hope Giveaway, I was pleased to see so many positive comments regarding the Pink Together website. And my heart went out for tho ...
That’s Their Budget So Make Them Spend It

That’s Their Budget So Make Them Spend It

I’m an accountant by trade so when people talk about budgets, I tend to listen. I find myself often repeating “A budget is just a spending guideline. Just because you budget that much money doesn’t mean you need to spend t ...
Finding Life in Previously Cast-Aside Toys

Finding Life in Previously Cast-Aside Toys

Does someone ever say something to you that makes you go “Huh. Yeah, you’re right. I never thought of that.”?  It’s funny because around here, it’s DH saying something cynical and it makes me think.  While some ...
You Never Know What You’ll Find

You Never Know What You’ll Find

I’m a big fan of stretching a buck.  Doesn’t matter what you call it – cheap, frugal, tightwad – it pretty much boils down to the fact that money doesn’t grow on trees.  Although many parents recited that same ...