Archive | March, 2011

Thank you, Josephine Cochrane

March 31, 2011

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I had to write an article about dishwashers recently, and did a little digging into the invention. A woman named Josephine Cochran invented it, in 1886! Our dishwasher is our favorite kitchen appliance. I have never owned one before I made room for it in our kitchen renovation in 2010. We LOVE our dishwasher! Before […]

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Boredom– Killer of Innovation

March 30, 2011

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The Old Geezer had a great blog post about boredom. He noted that in this modern world of electronics and gadgetry, some people still complain of boredom. Boredom was an infrequent condition for folks living in the “olden days,” as their lives were so filled with hard work that leisure time was scarce and precious. […]

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Walgreens Is Here!

March 30, 2011

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This is a compensated post written by me on behalf of Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine. We FINALLY got a Walgreens in our area. I was eager to get one, since the frugal blogs are constantly aflutter about how much money they save. I’ve ordered from them online (great prices, too!) and been to […]

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Weed vs. Plant

March 29, 2011

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I’m in the middle of a ferocious writing streak– have written 7 articles (and counting) so far for work. Yay! But I just have to pop in here just for a sec to pass this funny quote along. You see, I’m researching herb gardens in preparation for a fantastically florid article. As I was looking […]

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Frugal Alert: Apple Store Coupons!

March 28, 2011

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MAN! I missed out big time on this. I ordered some stuff from the Apple Store TWICE, and then got a few Apple accessories at my local Big Box retail store… and missed the Apple Store coupons. Sheesh. dumbdumbdumb! *sigh* Oh well. I’m sure there will be a next time! šŸ˜€ Well, at least you […]

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Meet Me on Monday #40

March 27, 2011

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We’re up to week 40, woohoo! Questions: 1. Crunchy or soft tacos? Soft. YUM. I only like crunchy when the tacos are broken up into small pieces and sprinkled onto a salad. We recently made quesadillas and now I am SO hungry!! :jittery: 2. Do you scrapbook? Nope. Never tried. I used to cross-stitch and […]

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Good Prices on Printer Ink

March 27, 2011

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Ouch, printer ink is SO expensive. I have a couple of ink jet printers, although I’m trying to phase out of them for the more affordable toner ink of laser printers. Still, I like my all-in-one copier/scanner, and will bite the bullet when I need to refill the ink again. Here’s a little tip on […]

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Random Toodles

March 26, 2011

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I have eccentric kids. For example: I caught my son last night, staying up WAY past his bedtime, secretly reading a book under his covers. Guess what it was? Strong’s Concordance to the Bible. :blink: In case you didn’t know, you could kill a dog with that book. It’s about 4 inches thick, weighs, what, […]

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Would You Go To College For Blogging?

March 26, 2011

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ashworth College for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This is totally mind-blowing! A college course for blogging! Ashworth College is offering a 6-month course with turnkey instruction and more– all about blogging. I have a sudden case of the warm fuzzies. šŸ˜€ I’m […]

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Loans Groans

March 26, 2011

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If only I knew then what I know now: shop around for better loan rates, pay off the higher interest rate loans first, claim deductions on taxes for all the interest we’re paying, and etc. Oh SURE, NOW Dave Ramsey comes along! Dave, where were you when we were a struggling young family who knew […]

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