Saturday, August 20, 2011

We Have to Purchase a Washer...Soon!

When I informed the apartment manager that the agitator, in our washer, was dying she let me know that I needed to be careful with it.  Apparently, the apartment complex has no money to purchase replacement parts or new washers.   I informed her that I wasn't going to set in our apartment without one...we would rent one.  She said that they would make an adjustment to our monthly rent.

After Charles made some phone calls today we realized that renting was out of the's just too expensive, we would purchase a used one from Craigslist!

Our must haves are top loading, large tub, energy saving, and affordable.  Charles researched some possibilities and it looks like we can get one for under $200

So, next Saturday, he and Marcus will rent a pick up truck to pick one up.  They'll stop by Home Depot to purchase new hoses and than come home to set it up! 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Back to School Traditions With The Bacon Eating Kid

Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life topic for this week is Back To School Traditions!

Two back-to-school traditions that we had for Marcus once he reach Junior High School was to purchase him a new pre-paid cell phone from Target.  He got to pick the brand and style that he wanted.  We would than donate his cell phone to a domestic violence group.

When we started home schooling we gave Marcus a clothing budget that he could spend at his favorite stores.  He loves online shopping and usually purchased clothes from Old Navy.  He was thrilled to do his own shopping, learned how to stretch a dollar and look for promotions, like free shipping or buy one, get one free!

Now that he's 19 years old these lessons are seen in his own spending.

ps  Please post your questions at this post for Marcus' monthly guest vlog that starts next monh!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Questions for Marcus - Monthly Guest Vlogger Starting in September

I've posted Marcus' video!  Check it out!

 Deadline is approaching for a chance to win Handmade cards package from QueenBeeInspirations at Etsy!

Our 19 year old son, Marcus, will be guest vlogging starting next month about a teen's prospective on current events, dating, religion, the economy and his family.

While volunteering at the recreation center he was offered a full time position in his senior high school year.  Marcus is a program assistant at a local recreation center where he counsels kids from 5 to 17.

He's been home schooled since 8th grade in San Diego and Las Vegas. Marcus graduated from
Odyssey Charter High School distance learning program in 2010.

Marcus plays several musical instruments and sports. He still plays guitar and works out daily.

Marcus has been volunteering since he was 3 years when his family participated in a San Diego Beach CHe was chosen as Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year - Clairemont Mesa of San Diego in 2007.  As a member of Teen Korps he was part of a group of teen volunteers oral presentation,  in which Starbucks decided to be a sponsor for the of San Diego Build-A-Bike Assembly program. 
If you have a question that you would like for Marcus to ask please feel free to post it here.  He'll review the questions and maybe your question will be answered next month!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

I Finally Went Shopping at Our Local Thrift Store !

ps Check out my Summer Time Blog Giveaway!
I've been wanting a true summer tote bag for years so when I saw this one for $3 I bought it!

I love the handles and the straw pattern on this handbag!

The inside fabric and the straw definitely make this bag a winner!

I found these cargo shorts for $3!
I want to thank the many bloggers, YouTube videos and Workplace Like Home for your inspiration!  I'm definitely going to go back to look for more summer wear.  Since it's still hot in Las Vegas for a few more months!

Summer Squash Pickles- The Prettiest Pickles Courtesy of Wendy M.

Summer Squash Pickles-The Prettiest Pickles

Makes 5 to 6 half-pints
1 ¾ lb summer squash
1 1/3 c sliced onion
2 ½ c water
1 2/3 c sugar
1 ¼ c white wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp allspice
1 tsp ground ginger
Prepare for canning. Wash the jars and flat lids with hot, soapy water. Put the jars in the canning pot and fill the pot with hot water. Heat over medium-high heat to keep the jars hot. Place the lids in a heat-proof bowl.
Peel the squash and chop in ½” cubes. Slice the onion. Mix the squash and onion in a large bowl and set aside.
In a large saucepan, bring the water, sugar, vinegar, salt and spices to a boil. Stir to dissolve sugar. Add the squash and onions, then bring back up to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes, until the squash is heated through and tender.
Pack squash and liquid into hot jars, up to ½” below the rim. Use a chopstick to remove the air bubbles. Use a clean towel to wipe off the rims, and top each jar with a lid and a tightened ring. Place the jars back in the canning pot and make sure they are covered by at least 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil and process for 10 minutes. Place the jars on a folded towel and let cool, undisturbed, for 24 hours. Check the seals of the lids after 1 hour. If a seal has not formed, refrigerate the jar immediately.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

jumping tandem: Sunday

jumping tandem: Sunday: " He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go. If you stumble, they'll catch you; ..."

A Great Find at Big Lots - August 2011

Large trash bin, $10 at Big Lots
Marcus purchased this large covered trash bin, at Big Lots a couple of weeks ago.  He was looking for one that had a cover.  After I saw it I asked him to buy a black one for the home office. 

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