Monthly Archive: April 2010

Apr 20

Cleaning for a Reason

This is a really cool offer…if you or someone you know is suffering with cancer, check it out! “Fighting cancer is difficult enough, but living with it is even tougher – and that’s where the Cleaning for A Reason Foundation steps in.  This  nonprofit offers free professional housecleaning, and maid services to improve the lives …

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Apr 18

Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics! Some thoughts.

Have you noticed that Lowe’s has been doing their kids’ clinics every Saturday lately?  I’m loving it!  If you sign up NOW, you’ll probably be early enough to reserve a spot for your kids for May 1st’s activity:  A fun little schoolhouse. I love these things!

Apr 17

Emergency Kits – Money

How’s the money coming along in your emergency kits? It’s been a bit of a struggle for me to add to it much this month.  Things just keep breaking down!  My suspected ulcer has been giving me worse troubles, and so I’ve had to go to the doc and I’ll be going again to get …

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Apr 17

Do a Good Deed Day!

Love Thy Neighbor There are so many cheap, fun, and EASY ideas to build a better relationship with your neighbor(s)!  Brightening someone’s day with a simple gesture can make a world of difference for someone, and it’s SO easy to do.  Here are a couple of ideas I’ve done with/for neighbors: – Buy a bunch …

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Apr 16

Frugal Friday – Balancing your Checkbook

In this age of digital budgeting and spending, it’s easy to forget this simple, yet extremely important aspect of budgeting:  Balancing your checkbook.  If you’ll take 15 minutes to balance your checking account, you’ll stay on top of your budget and avoid bounced checks and overdraft fees. Head on over here  to read an article …

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Apr 16

Don’t forget about Mega Swag Bucks

Don’t forget that today is Mega Swag Bucks day!!  Head on over to Swagbucks and join, if you’re not already a member, and then search away, baby!

Apr 15

Thoughtful Thursday

 (photo credit) “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. ” Abraham Lincoln “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. ” David Frost

Apr 13

7 Ways to Save on Healthy Living

 http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/personalfinance/tipsandtrends/healthyLiving.php Go to the above link to read a fantastic article!

Apr 12

A Proud Day…

The other day Munchkin was hosting a playdate.  The girls decided they were cheerleaders, and were cheering at a basketball game.  After the “game” was over, the gal who was visiting said, “Let’s go home and get our boyfriends!” I was so proud to hear my daughter’s response: “There are NO boyfriends allowed in THIS …

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Apr 12

My thoughts on Compassionate Service

In conjunction with the Service Soapbox Baby Shower, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on compassionate service, and service in general. Just a couple of days ago I shared a story about my daughter serving me.  That story really sums up my thoughts on the matter, but let me recap: Service does not have …

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