Saturday, August 07, 2010

Hang Your Rubber Gloves |  Organize Your Broom Closet | Real Simple

Hang Your Rubber Gloves |  Organize Your Broom Closet | Real Simple

I really like this inexpensive way of keeping one's gloves dry for every cleaning project. Very cool.

Quick Cleaning Solutions for Every Room | Real Simple

Quick Cleaning Solutions for Every Room | Real Simple

I'm always looking for ways to squeeze in cleaning duties into my busy schedule.

So when I finally found some downtime I decided to visit Real Simple. Now all I have to do is get the hubby and teens to read this article.

It's Official Nevada Unemployment is the Highest in USA

While it's good news that the United States unemployment rate is down it's bad news in Nevada. Right now, experts are stating it's around 14% in Nevada. Las Vegas unemployment rate is over 15%. Some experts state the actual numbers are in the 20%.

It would be great if Las Vegas would encourage diverse businesses but that's not going to happen as long as the casinos have a strong hold on the economy.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Wall Decoration - Saving Money

We have many walls in our home that need decorating. So, I decided to use items that we already have, memo board, bulletin boards and loads of photos.

Here's just one of my projects.

I Love These Rubber Gloves ~ Available at Walmart

Don't you just love the color and pattern? I found these on an end cap at our local Walmart. I've always been a sucker for funky rubber gloves.

A girl has to protect her hands and manicure!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

It's National Waffle Day ~ How Could I've Had Missed It?

How could I have missed National Waffle Day? It's one of my favorite breakfast foods!

Use Your Mail Order Prescription, Save 50% or More or Pay Higher Price at Pharmacy

Recently, I've been receiving letters from my prescription plan advising me that if I chose their mail order pharmacy service I would save 50% or more on a 90 day order. If I didn't chose to participate my co-pay would be raised.

When I went to CVS last week to pick up 5 medications I was in sticker shock! $92 was my co-pay instead of $65!

Long story short, I did call my prescription provider and sign up for mail order prescription. They will contact my doctors for new prescriptions.

Here's my question: Isn't this just another way that big business is crushing another business? Which will result in more layoffs and store closing?

12 Things College Students Don't Need-Yahoo Finance

Gateway 11.6 Laptop

Here's a handy article for those sending kids to college. 12 Thing College Students Don't Need covers the basics, like not buying new textbooks.

Just some of the items that I didn't expect to see:

Smart cell phone ~ too expensive and a not necessary for your college bound student

Printers - with the cost of ink and paper they are better off with a flash drive

Meal Plans - a much more affordable and healthier route is to give the gift cards to the local grocery store or Subway

Monday, August 02, 2010

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Menu Plan Monday ~ August 3, 2010

A mirror that Kiana bought for only $5!

Can you believe it's back to school month already? Wow! Did this summer vacation go fast!

Marcus isn't returning to school but Kiana is starting her Junior year at Odyssey High School, a distance high school. We'll be taking her back to school clothes shopping in a couple of weeks. She's also getting her hair done by "T".

Marcus has decided to go to college next year. He wants to major in Childhood Development.

Enough about the kids and now onto this week's menu.

Baked Ham, Macaroni and Cheese, Mixed Green Salad

Roasted Chicken, Ranch Beans, Mixed Green Salad

Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Green Salad

Hot Dogs with Whole Wheat Buns, Bean Salad

Sandwiches, Macaroni Salad

Cooling Down a Room With Curtains

Our master bedroom

Since our bedroom gets the most sun it's one of the warmest rooms in the apartment.

I have a nice collection of curtains so I just needed to select one that would do the job.

Now, when one goes into the room it's much cooler. This will also help in reducing our electric bill.

Sunday Breakfast at Our House ~ Homemade Beligian Waffles

Our faithful Belgian Waffle maker - a wedding gift

Just waiting for the green light and we'll be ready to eat

Kiana and Marcus love fresh berries on their waffles

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