Monthly Archives: April 2010


There are SO many things we can do to cut costs around the home.  I’m going to share a few I found from a great article…and you can head on over here to read the full article!! 1. Bundle your services.  If you get cable and internet, see if you can put them together and save that way.  You can do this with auto and home insurance too.  Heck, you can do it buying on ebay!  Most places online combine […]

Frugal Friday – Cutting out Household Costs


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The other day when I was volunteering at Munchkin’s school, I wore my hair in pigtails.  Nothing wrong with that, I thought.  But then a 1st grader walked up to me and said, “You REALLY love pigtails, don’t you?”  I didn’t know what she meant by that, but I just confirmed that yes, I did. Walking home I remembered something that had happened about 2 months ago at church.  One of the ladies there said to me, “Wow, you REALLY […]

Let me ‘splain something…



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(photo credit) “Read in order to live.”   – Henry Fielding “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” -Victor Hugo “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world.  Love of books is the best of all.” – Jacqueline Kennedy “A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” -Abraham Lincoln “The more you read, the more things you will know.  The […]

Thoughtful Thursday – The Beauty of the Written Word




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*This is a post I wrote about a year ago…I still feel it applies, so here it is again: I’ve felt some stirrings for quite a while now, and I’ve decided I can’t wait any longer to share. I have felt very strongly that these troubling economic times are our golden opportunity for greatness. I believe that this is the chance we need to show what kind of people we truly are. Do we really mean it when we say […]

Past Post – This is OUR Time!


This one really couldn’t be much easier….if you have school-aged children, make an effort to help at that school. This can mean different things for different people.  For some, simply joining the PTA and making that one-time donation is about all that you can handle time-wise…but it does, of course, cost money (Here the membership fee was $5 per parent). For others, time is an easier way to help out.  You can join your schools’ community council.  You can offer […]

Do a Good Deed – Volunteer At Your Childs’ School



You know a book is good when you read it in 2 days flat because you CANNOT put it down. Hunter’s Moon by Don Hoesel is a story about a man, CJ, who left home 17 years ago, and is just now coming back.   From facing his ex-girlfriend, to confronting old tragedies kept secret, to working with an old friend, to dealing with an ugly divorce, CJ deals with a full plate, all while trying to improve his situation, not […]

Hunter’s Moon Book Review


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“Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. “       -George S. Patton  “Adventure is worthwhile.”        -Amelia Earhart  “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”        -Joshua J. Marine

Thoughtful Thursday – Challenges