It’s Prom Season Again

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Prom can get expensive, but we have come up with a few ways to make it more affordable. I am bringing this post back from last year, How to Do Prom Affordable Yet Beautiful, because it was filled with money saving ideas. And I should say not just ideas, but things that we did that […]

Portland Monthly Subscription

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I was excited today to see that Portland Monthly is on Living Social today. You get a 2 year subscription for just $15. Here is why I love this magazine :: It always has great food articles.  The most recent was the Best Restaurants of 2012. They highlight everything from the best breakfast spots to […]

College on a Budget

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Until both my kids graduation college you just might keep hearing from me on this topic.  Only because I believe we can get our kids into a College or University and not come out on the other end with more debt than anyone can handle. When I write these articles I am writing from a […]

8 Ways to Stay Within Your Budget

Always struggling?  Here are 8 quick basic reminders for you. Know what your budget is – don’t laugh, some people have no idea Write down every penny you spend. Even if you only do this for a month or so, it gives you an idea of where the money is going. I tell you this […]

Top 3 Summer Meals and Summer Fun Activites

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I haven’t been around a lot lately and I do apologize. I have been trying to take full advantage of summer. PROJECTS :: I have worked on hard on 2 outdoor projects, redoing my outdoor table and spray painting my plastic chairs. I finally got the projects done and was so excited since I had […]

School Supplies – How to Get the Best Prices

It’s true, those back to school supplies are already out.  How is that even possible?  Here in the Pacific NW summer is just getting under way, or so it seems. But they are there and they are ready for the picking.  Some people will see them and jump right in and get it done and […]

Mor Furniture for Less Deal Plus Giveaway

Right now if you head over to Spotted Fox you will see a deal for Mor Furniture for Less.  You pay just $49 for a $200 voucher.  The deal is located under Tri-cities/Yakima, but this deal is good at the Portland location as well. Would you like to try and win this deal?  Let me […]

How to Plant Tomatoes

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I am resurrecting this old post, because it’s that time of year.   1.  Dig a Hole 2.  Plant Tomato That’s how I have been doing it for years, until last year when I bought my plants at a Farmers Market and I was taught a new way.  I called to confirm with my dad […]

That Works for Me Ebook

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For the last few years I have participated in the Works for Me link carnival where many bloggers shared all kinds of tips and tricks for everything from saving money to cooking to decorating and beyond. If you have ever clicked over from my site to hers you will see nearly 200 people participating each […]

Are We Doing Our Kids a Disservice By Letting Them Go To College?

photo courtesy For this small town girl, getting away to college, experiencing life on my own, living in the dorms, learning self discipline, all while getting a great education to catapult me into life, was the way to go. The experience was so magical and amazing I think any and every kid needs to experience […]