Saturday, February 04, 2006

Valentine Fabric Heart Pillow - Sewing

Here's a cute and personal Valentine's Day gift idea! Sew a Valentine Fabric Heart Pillow.

Visit Sewing site at for a supply list and FREE pattern.

You can even personalize them with their name or a lovely message.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Independent Contractors and Office Deduction

Stop by the Catherine Roseberry's Mobile Office Techology site for more information regarding the Office Tax Deduction. The details of why you are telecommuting should be in writing and included in a Telecommuting Agreement signed by you and your employer.
It's stated that Independent Contractors (Home Agents) the situation is different, they can normally claim the home office deduction but it's important for them to have a Telecommuting Agreement which states their status.

Another great source for Independent Contractors (Home Agents) is Arika at MomsGoneVirtual Blog. She offers tax advisement and preparation services, bookkeeping, and budgeting services. Arika is currently posting about Telecommuter Tax information. You can also email her your tax questions.

Keep good records!

Thursday, February 02, 2006 - Periodic Table of the Elements Theme Week

Stop by the Educational Programming on Discovery's Family of Channels website and see upcoming TV shows, content, dates and times. Since we're studying Periodic Table of the Elements in a couple of weeks, I noticed that Periodic Table of the Elements Theme Week starts Februray 20. This will be a great compliment to our curriculum!

Visit website for lesson plans, teacher store, and more information. K to 12 grade subjects are covered including Health, Geography, Math, Economics, and Science.

Frozen Food Day - February 2

Have you ever heard of Schwan's? Are you a customer? What's your family's favorite? My husband and I love the Beef Tips and Gravy. Our son ask that the White Meat Chicken and Three Cheese Quesadillas are in every order.

I love having a few items in the freezer for those days that I'm not feeling well or are in time crunch. The meals are also easy to prepare by our teen.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

National Baked Alaska Day - February 1

Don't you just love those special days that celebrate food? Today is one of those days. It's National Baked Alaska Day!

Visit Homeschooling Site at for history, fun activities and recipes.

Enjoy your baked Alaska!

National Wear Red Day - February 3

Everyone (men too!) can support the fight against heart disease in women by wearing red on February 3, 2006— National Wear Red Day. It’s a simple, powerful way to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. By joining together with thousands of women, companies and organizations, and cities across America, you’ll help the American Heart ssociation support ongoing research and education about women and heart disease.

Visit the website to make an online donation, sign up for the e-newsletter, and to shop. Click here for local Go Red events.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

February 13 - 'Doing Business in Your Bathrobe Holiday'

Monday, February 13 is the 4th annual Doing Business in Your Bathrobe Holiday at This is a holiday to celebrate the freedom and innovation of mom entrepreneurs.

The holiday started in February 2003 as a fun way to get publicity for the event and a home business book, 'I Love My Life: A Mom's Guide to Working from Home'.

Ways that you can celebrate and win cool stuff!

* Get publicity by sending in a press release to your local newspaper.

* Wear your bathrobe all day on February 3 to show your entrepreneurial pride.

* Enter the contest at to win one of several great prizes including one of 5 "Kristie T. Signature Style" luxury bathrobest from Prizes will be awarded on February 20.

Super Bowl Party Recipes - Food TV Network

Are you looking for some yummy terrific Super Bowl Party Recipes to keep your guests full and happy? Food TV Network channel and website have come to the rescue.

Take your pick of the one or two of the various 'Wings of Victory' chicken recipes.

Don't forget the chili and the bites, sticks and skins.

Your guests will love your choice of dips and spreads recipes.

Now you can't forget the classic nachos. Take a look at these selection and pick one. The Beef Nachos recipe sounds like a crowd pleasurer.

Cap off the buffet with some handheld desserts.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Small Business Workshops Offered Free - Central Library

The San Diego Central Library hosts free counseling sessions for small businesses with SCORE (Counselors to America's Small Business). Each session provides an opportunity to discuss various business challenges business owners face. Topics covered may include business plans, business start-up, finances, marketing, business expansion and other issues.

These valuable sessions are also benefitable to home business owners.

The next sessions will tak place February 1 and 15, from 6 to 8 pm, at the San Diego Central Libary. Call or email to reserve your seat! 619-238-6630 or

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