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Running on a Budget

On August 14, 2011 By

Last March I decided to check  “Run a 5K” off of my bucket list.  Being a person, however, who is always searching for ways to keep fit on the cheap and within my budget I decided to search for all of the ways I could cut costs with my new hobby.  Having now completed five [...]

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Thursday was the first day of school for my kids, and although I realize that my kids are going back earlier than most, the first day of school will be here sooner than later for the rest.  In order to get ready for the first day of school I decided that I would search for [...]

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The other day I was doing some volunteer work at a local organization.  One thing I like about volunteer work is that often times you meet people that you wouldn’t normally meet in your every day life.  This volunteer job was no different in this respect, and I met a young college aged girl who [...]

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Many people think that getting a beautiful look for one’s home usually costs you a pretty penny. But what I have discovered over the years is that you can really get a beautiful look for a lot less than what people might think. To learn how to decorate on a dime I’ve decided to show [...]

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People often think that frugal shopping often means that you are getting poor quality items or that it means that you are lesser than as a person if you have to buy those bargains.  I’m here to tell you that is a whole lot of hooey.  Those of us who have been bargain shoppers their [...]

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Last week I introduced the 7 layers of Design by Christopher Lowell and we covered paint.  I like his process in that it helps me to remember all of the little things that I’m supposed to remember to get a finished look in my home.  However, I often times do not follow his order exactly.  [...]

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What is Apple Camp? In Free and Cheap Summer Activities for kids I mentioned Apple Camp.  Apple Camp is a free camp for kids between 8 and 12 who learn how to shoot their own footage, create an original song in GarageBand on an iPad, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac. [...]

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For my kids school starts again August 11th.  Can you believe it’s so early this year?  Having had 4 weeks in a row of 100 plus temperatures I really hope that the air conditioners are working properly, and I feel sorry for the teachers as I know with this crazy heat there will be no [...]

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Many people think that getting a beautiful look for one’s home usually costs you a pretty penny.  But what I have discovered over the years is that you can really get a beautiful look for a lot less than what people might think.  To learn how to decorate on a dime I’ve decided to show [...]

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A few weeks ago, one of my son’s friends called and invited him over to go see the local midnight premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2.  Needless to say he was very excited, and he was especially excited when he found out he got to go without parents (his friend has [...]

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