Saturday, March 13, 2010

Changing Your Spending Habits to Stop Wasting Money

Changing Your Spending Habits to Stop Wasting Money

Looking for tips on how to stop wasting money click on the link above.

The Lettered Cottage is Having A Giveaway!

You know how I love blog giveaways and one of my favorite decorating blogs, The Lettered Cottage is having one.

Stop by, for your chance, to win a $100 Lisa Leonard Design gift certificate!

Don't delay...giveaway is (Saturday, March 13th, 2010) and Monday (March 15th, 2010) at noon Central Time!

Friday, March 12, 2010

$25 Subway Restaurant Gift Card - Deadline is Tomorrow 8am PST!

Please don't forget that Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 8am PST is the deadline to leave a comment, at this post, for a chance to win a Subway $25 gift card.

This is honor of our teen, Marcus, getting his first non-family job!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Need a Friend to Accompany You to Lunch?

So, if you are planning a trip to Las Vegas and need some company while having dinner or just someone to hang out with you can rent a friend for $10 a hour!

News article courtesy of Las Vegas Sun By Abigail Goldman - Monday, March 8, 2010

First they went to a movie together. Two Las Vegas women — a 30-year-old and a 50-something. Total strangers. Totally platonic. And the older woman paid in advance, so there was no awkward exchange of cash.

They saw “Avatar.” Afterward, they went for hamburgers. They talked about the movie, about the older woman’s grandchildren. It was a nice time. A three-hour outing that netted the younger woman — we’ll call her Sarah — a tidy $100. That’s Sarah’s rate on

It was just a matter of time, right? Friends for sale online. It’s the sum of our modern equation: Community decline + Facebook + loneliness + 80-hour-work weeks + anxiety + the Great Recession + PayPal =

There are 108,000 friends for rent on RentAFriend, site founder Scott Rosenbaum says It costs nothing to list yourself for hire.

It costs $24.95 a month, however, to shop for friends. There are currently 1,200 paying members, Rosenbaum says. The site is 5 months old.

Click here to continue reading the full story!

Home Office Space - Works for Me Wednesday

When you have very little space to put a home office you have to consider working with what you got.

In our case, I utilized the space in our small bedroom, along the wall, to create an a work space where I could perform my customer service job comfortably.

We used a slim long table, from storage, I borrowed our teen's printer table and printer and he added my hubby's side table. The wall is a great place to hang procedures, policies, various memos along side family photos. The printer table has 3 sliding drawers and a few cubbies. I place all my office supplies in there. Marcus gave me office storage bin for me to place lip balm, clips and extra note cards. My calendar had space for a photo of our favorite pet, Toby, the Wonderdog.

For now, this work space works for me till we can get back on our feet and move to a larger apartment.

The Good Wife

The Good Wife

You just got to love teenagers. Anyways, looks like the firm is going to be shopping for a third partner. Peter thinks Alicia has been intimate with Will.

I'm definitely looking forward to next Monday's episode.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Time to Say Goodbye Old Friend

We've finally come to the decision to let our 1994 Geo Metro XFI have it's much deserved rest. When the mechanic advised us that we were looking at replacing a water pump and full head gasket assembly we knew it was time to say goodbye.

In the meantime, we've been getting a hang of the public transit system, RTC. We also live within walking distance to 2 grocery stores, Office Depot, CVS, UPS and several restaurants.

Marcus recently got a free bike and is fixing it up. He also receives free bus passes from his distance learning high school so that's a great help in our pocket.

In the meantime, the Geo will be leaving us very soon but will always have a place in our memories. Goodbye Old Friend!

Work at Home Jobs - free work from home job listing

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Work at Home Jobs - free work from home job listing

Are you currently looking for a work at home or telecommuting job? Check out Rat Race Rebellion's job listing.

I highly recommend their website after finding my full time work at home job with benefits.

My Penquin Cap - Theme Thursday Hat Day!

I just had to throw my hat into the ring when I saw this fun post at Theme Thursday.

Monday, March 08, 2010

The Latest Unemployment Rate in Clark County, Las Vegas

News article courtesy of Las Vegas Review Journal

Nevada's jobless rate remained unchanged from December to January, stalling at 13%, while unemployment in Clark County surged to 13.8%, according to new numbers from the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.

The Clark County rate is close to its record of 13.9% percent, set last fall.

Nevada's employers cut 25,300 jobs in the month, just 450 more than the average decline over the past 10 years.

Still, 187,700 Nevadans continue to lack jobs. Year-over-year job loss was 6.2 percent, and likely indicates that Nevada employers will struggle to maintain job levels in the years ahead, the employment department said.

More Tiny Home Office Spaces at CNN

Check out these tiny home offices for tips and decorating suggestions for your small home office.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - March 8, 2010

Don't you just love it when you still get those butterflies, in your stomach, when you look at your spouse? I still do after 22 years. But they're actually more intense as we've gotten older.

I pray that every married couple will have those butterflies through their years together!

Please feel free to leave a comment, at this post, for a chance to win a Subway $25 gift card. This is honor of our teen, Marcus, getting his first non-family job!

Also, another prayer for all of us is that the Heavenly Father will continue to get us through this horrible recession. Amen!

Now, onto this week's menu plan. Thank you to Organizing Junkie for her hosting duties.

Makeover Chicken Enchiladas - Taste of Home

Chili with Brown Rice

Subway - Marcus' Favorite Sandwich Place

Potstickers with Brown Rice and Broccoli

Oven Fish and Chips

Poll: Which restaurant hamburger should Kimber eat (her very first one ever)?

Poll: Which restaurant hamburger should Kimber eat (her very first one ever)?

I got teary eyed watching and listening to the online video of real WAHM's home offices. It's truly a blessing and privelege to have spent the last 7 years working at home.

Check out the video. And don't forget the Kleenex!

The Church at South Las Vegas - Online Interactive Service

Join me for live interactive worship and teaching at The Church at South Las Vegas Internet Campus on Sundays, at 6pm.

Deal Fanatic - Another Great Giveaway

Stop by Deal Fanatic for your chance to win Olay Total Effects body wash.

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