I have been struggling with this a lot lately … alternating between these two extremes.  Feeling worthy and confident one day, then worthless and rejected the next. The reason for this introspection?  I lost my job. This was my job as a 911 call taker.  The job that I loved and felt good about.  The job where I …
Have you heard about the Debt Snowball Method for debt reduction?  It’s a great system to get rid of debt, and it’s worked great for me.  Here are some of the things I have learned about how get the most out of it: Write out your debts – Ouch!  This can be a little painful.  …
Everywhere you look lately – it’s all about Halloween.  Now you need to know up front that I don’t make a big deal about Halloween.  I reserve my money and enthusiasm for other holidays.  That’s not to say that we don’t do anything for Halloween – we just don’t go all-out, full-bore like many folks. …
Here’s the deal:  things change when you become a widow.  Yeah, I’m in a contemplative mood this morning, so brace yourselves – I feel the need for a rant coming on.  You’ve been warned. I just need to get a few things out on paper (or my computer screen, as it were) and out of …
  I watched “Moms Night Out” a few nights ago, and immediately decided I wanted to write a review of it.  I had been waiting awhile to see it, because I am too cheap to go see a movie when it’s in theaters.  Just kidding; truth is, I don’t have the time to go see …
Well, it’s been two weeks since I started using the OZ Naturals skincare products that the company provided for me to use and to review on this blog.  I have been faithful to use them, morning and night, and I must say – I am impressed with them.  I was fully expecting to find them …
With the weather getting a little cooler, I have hauled my crockpot out of the cupboard and am getting my pantry stocked with items for one of our favorite easy soups for fall and winter – Crockpot Taco Soup.  Or Crockpot Tortilla Soup.  But mine doesn’t have any tortillas in it, so I call it taco …
  So as I mentioned on a previous post, Fall Bucket List, I am a little “décor challenged” when the seasons change.  I often forget to put out the appropriate seasonal decorations that I have on hand; at least until about midway through the appropriate season.  But this year, I have vowed to do better!  …
  The Willamette Valley Pie Company will again have their Pie and Harvest Festival all this month in Salem, Oregon.  This is a great family tradition for many families in this area, with lots of value for your admission, like: FREE hayrides FREE pie with admission (no joke, this is for real!) FREE parking, and lots …
Do you like to shop at Target?  Silly question, I know.  I didn’t think much about it until lately, but over the past year or so I have grown to love my shopping excursions to Target.  And part of the reason is the money that I save when I get there.  Sure they have great prices …
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