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K12 High School Program Available in Nevada

My husband and teen

I recently saw a TV ad regarding K12 High School Program. It's now available in Nevada. This program gives us another online choice for our homebased high school students.

Stop by their website for more information.

You Would Like Plastic or Paper? Plastic Will Cost You!

Nevada lawmakers are proposing a tax of 10 cents on plastic bags. Eventually they would ban them in the state.

Do you use plastic or paper? Does your state have a plastic bag tax?

Our family's favorite neighborhood grocery store, Fresh & Easy, is offering a FREE canvas bag when you sign up for email updates.

One Checkbook or Two? Finances in Your Household

When my husband and I were first together he thought it would be a great idea to split the expenses down the middle. Okay, but I was only working part time so that wasn't go to work.

We finally decided to have one checking account, both paychecks going into that account and pay all expenses. Our spending money came from a bi-weekly allowance.

After fifteen years, this method still works.

Couple Time - Shopping Together!

My husband and I stopped by Marshalls to see if we could find some great bargains. We also were looking for some new bed sheets and a bed set.

We just love this store! Brand names and terrific sale prices. It's like being on a treasure hunt. And yes, we did have fun deciding on our purchases.

My husband said that he saw only one other couple in the store. The husband looked like he'd rather be any other place.

I managed to marry a guy who doesn't mind shopping for household items. He enjoys cooking, likes a high thread count in his bed sheets and remember to add the Stain Guard option to our living room furniture. (Our teen still makes a mess)

Does your husband like to go shopping with you?

Menu Plan Monday - April 6, 2009

American Mini Storage - E Craig Rd, Nellis Air Force Base

We'll be having this year's Easter dinner at Landry's Seafood House, our family's favorite restaurant. I'm thinking of having lobster this time. Marcus and Charles are still undecided.

Now, onto this week's menu. Thanks to Organizing Junkie for her hosting duties of Menu Plan Mondays.

The following recipes can be found in Diabetic Cooking Magazine,
Mr. Food's Quick & Easy Diabetic Cookbook and Everyday Food

Salmon with Leeks and White Bean Salad

Teriyaki Chicken Wings, Brown Rice with Brocolli

Spinach Salad with Bacon & Blue Cheese

Mexican Tortilla Soup

Lamb Chops with Mixed Green Salad

Public Restrooms - What's Up?!

I don't understand when a restaurant will have a flithy restroom. I mean you're working with food, your staff is suppose to be washing their hands and you would hope they are keeping the kitchen and restrooms clean.

Lately, I've noticed that the restrooms are being neglected. The worst one was at an Applebee's and yes, I wrote a letter. I received a response back from the District Manager thanking me for taking the time to send a reply. The rest of the letter was about Applebee's terrific service and food. Ugh! I told my husband I never want to eat there again!

The Black Bear Diner, great lunches and dinners but even my husband said the Men's restroom was in pretty bad shape. We haven't been back.

So, when you're upset about service, the food or the condition of a restaurant, do you call, email or snail mail a letter?

Operations Military Kid - Nellis Air Force Base

American Mini Storage - Jones Blvd, Las Vegas

Tammy, American Mini Storage - E Bonanza, and I represented American Mini Storage at the Operation Military Kid event, on Nellis AFB, this Saturday. It was our first time at this event.

I really enjoy attending these type of networking events. It's a nice break from our work schedule and it's a low pressure marketing experience. We also have more time to be one-on-one with current and potential customers.

The event included Easter eggs, food, face painting, games and a magic show. The four hours went by very quickly but it was fun.