Saturday, February 04, 2012

"Can I Claim the Home Office Deduction?" Tax Preparation

Stop by the Mobile Office Techology 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.

"Law & Order" Super Bowl Sunday Marathon on TNT!

Calling all "Law & Order" fans! TNT will be having a L&O Marathon on Sunday, February 5, 8am to 10pm EST!

Go Patriots!

Friday, February 03, 2012

Our Living Room Space ~ February 2012

It's a new year and time to make some changes to our living room space.
I really want to replace these pillows. The blue ones are over 10 years old. Maybe I'll just purchase some pillow covers from my favorite Etsy store. I also want to put a 2-3 tier bookcase under the mirror. Target has a burgundy lamp shade that would look better than the tan one.
I think we'll hang onto the Ikea coffee table for another year.

My wish list includes replacing our old TV with a flat screen. There's a console table I have an eye on that would replace the bench.

I think I'll do some more window shopping at Etsy now.

With Love I Give You Fruit!

In our home we like to have fruit in a large bowl, on the kitchen bar. Since Valentine's Day is coming up I thought I would let the hubby and our son know how much I love them too!

Furniture Feature Friday ~ Coffee Table by Jeremiah Collection

I love Etsy! It's my favorite online mall of creative and unique store fronts. Like any mall I love to do some window shopping...adding items to my Favorites or Pinterest boards, as I go.

Just check out my latest find...this beautiful retro 60's style coffee table by Jeremiah Collection!
Coffee Table White Oak $650 by Jeremiah Collections, San Francisco, CA

The round corners, low height make it an amazing piece that can be home to your books in a sitting room or living room space. It's real solid wood, made in the US and handcrafted!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's Pork and Beef Chili with Brown Rice Tonight!

Our son, Marcus was in charge of making the Chili this time. My husband stopped by the Mexican market and picked up a pound of marinated pork. Marcus then mixed it with a pound of lean beef and seasonings.
I prepared the Brown Rice. Note to self: It takes 45 minutes so prepare brown rice first!

Sex, Marriage, & Fairytales || Spoken Word

I discovered this video while visiting Marriage Works, at Facebook, today.

After listening to this video multiple time I knew I had to share it with my son and you. I love this young man's insight and words. Enjoy!

"Men put down the controller, lead her in grace instead of wanting to control her"!

"It's the promise that sustain the love"!

"Men lead by serving by putting her first.."!

"Wives honor your husbands...husbands give up your life"!

A fantastic video to share with singles and couples!

Rat Race Rebellion Today Work at Home/Telecommuting Jobs ~ January 31, 2012

Rat Race Rebellion Today's Listings feature the following:

Cancer/Oncology Nurse (RN) - Humana; KY, WI, TN
Bilingual (Japanese/English) Product Support Specialist - Rosetta Stone; Seattle, WA area
Telephonic Transplant Case Manager, RN - UnitedHealth Group

Stop by their website for more work at home and telecommuting job leads!

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Menu Plan Monday ~ January 30, 2012

This week's Good Wife episode has made up for a couple of okay story lines. If you haven't seen it yet I won't spoil it for you but it was good!

For this week's menu plan I pulled out my *Fix-It and Forget-It Diabetic Cookbook by Phyllis Pellman Good with American Diabetes Association for inspiration.

I might make a meatloaf and keep it for lunches. We'll see it!

Thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Mondays.

One Pot Chicken and Brown Rice ~ Everyday Food

1 2 3 4 Casserole*

Chili with Brown Rice*

Sausage and Peppers*



Hearty Vegetable Soup*

Home Office ~ January 2012

My Post-It Heart ~ Home Office

I saw a Post-It Heart on Pinterest a few days ago and thought I would give it a try.

Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dave Matthews Band - Ants Marching (Live at The Gorge)

"Ants Marching" by Dave Matthews Band was one of Marcus, our son's favorite songs when he was very little. We hear him singing along from the back seat. He would also be keeping the beat, by tapping his hands on his booster seat!

Happy Birthday Wishes from Big Daddy and The Bacon Eating Kid!

Thanks for the birthday wishes Kiana! I enjoyed our FB chat.

I'm 50 Years Old Today ! Thank You Heavenly Father !

I have found peace in my life. I truly love my husband. And I have the best job in the world ~ Mom!

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