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Month: June 2011

Money, Money and Trying Not to Spend Money

Money, Money and Trying Not to Spend Money

When I think about my finances, I absolutely dislike June. I think June is worse than December for my finances and budgeting. I love that my kids like to play softball and t-ball. Being gone, using more gas, and having to eat convenience food all month just kills my budget. I know ways to make this better and every year we get a bit better. At the end of the month though, I just get sick thinking about it. Adding…

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Back in Action!

Back in Action!

I came back!!! I do have mixed feelings about this, but seriously I can only handle three days of tractor pulling. Then my ears need to re-adjust. I love tractor pulling and meeting new people as well as seeing old acquaintances from last year! I also love the sound of the tractors and engines. So powerful! Courtesy of The Young Blood Pulling Team Facebook Page (BTW They won Sunday!!!) Seriously though, I do not like to be gone any longer…

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Roast Chicken – Slow Cooker Style

Roast Chicken – Slow Cooker Style

As some of you know, I am a huge fan of my slow cooker. I even have two – a small 3 quart size and a bigger 6 quart size. I use my slow cookers year round. Besides being more energy efficient than cooking in the oven all day, slow cookers should not heat up your home in the summer. I love coming home to a meal already prepared besides just fussing with some easy side dishes. This is the…

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Flower, Garden & Weekend Update

Flower, Garden & Weekend Update

Well, I have to make an admission. I didn’t get much cleaning done last weekend. I spent part of Saturday watching this:  Shali batting a very excellent hit! Then we spent time with family Saturday afternoon. Friday night, a little of Saturday afternoon/night, and Sunday afternoon and night was spent outside. The weather and temps were gorgeous if not a little (or a lot) humid. Dane and I planted the rose square in the yard. The middle of the bed…

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What to do this weekend? Clean, clean, clean!

What to do this weekend? Clean, clean, clean!

Do you ever have trouble with trying to figure out what to do with your weekend? I don’t mean making plans and with whom to hang out with. I mean the “cleaning the house” and “what projects to do this weekend” list. I am very good at making lists for projects, but not for house cleaning. Probably because I detest house cleaning, but I enjoy a clean, organized house!So I cheat…on my “cleaning house” list. I already know I need…

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Seven Ways to Save Money on Your Laundry!

Seven Ways to Save Money on Your Laundry!

Laundry can be so expensive! The cost of laundry detergent, the cost of electricity to run the washer/dryer, and the cost of the water used can add up quickly. The costs go up even further when you add in the extras like fabric softener, dryer sheets, and laundry boosters. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like wasting my money this way. Laundry doesn’t have to be so expensive! I have several ways that I save money on doing laundry. Many of…

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