Archive for May, 2007

Good Experience with Farmers Market

The first time I went to the Farmers Market here I was very disappointed. The veggies were lacking – in quantity and quality – and the prices seemed very high. My opinion changed over last weekend though! And in a good way. We found one stand in particular that has a large variety of veggies [...]

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Paid Blogging Goes Direct

PayPerPost recently released a handful of changes one of which is PPP Direct. Here is a video you can watch that tells about the process. This looks like a great addition to an already great get paid to blog network. PPP Direct puts an advertiser in the drivers seat of picking who they want to [...]

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Electric Bill Down

I am thrilled – the latest electricity bill is only $134! This is a huge improvement over last year when our summer bills were $170-$200 each month. I’ve been keeping the lights off, keeping the temp up a few degrees and keeping the curtains closed. It seems to have made a big difference and I [...]

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Moms and gardening

My Mom has been visiting for the past week and wow the amount of gardening we have done! I was very worried because lately I’ve been thinking I would like to sell the house when we move (we’ve talked about renting it out) and I’m just not a gardener. So our curb appeal was very [...]

Monday, May 28th, 2007


I can feel it. Since my desktop died a couple of weeks ago I have yet to find a new financial program to keep track of our accounts with. I started a new excel spreadsheet and started keeping track but I’m doing what I used to do – obsessing about checking our balance online. For [...]

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

No Cost Holidays

Today we spent no money for Mother’s Day. Last night my husband surprised me by saying he had arranged a sitter and figured we would go to dinner and a movie. Of course the only reason he had to tell me last night rather then today was because we redid our budget last night and [...]

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Coupons for Gifts

Gifts are always so hard to buy. I’ve known what I wanted to get my Mom for Mother’s Day for about a month or so, but still haven’t bought it. She would like an iPod, she goes on daily walks and once in a while hits the gym. I’ve been holding off because I was [...]

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Spring Fundraising

The time has come for spring fund raising kids (and teenagers) to stop by my house. I had cheerleaders today selling pizza kits, cakes and cookies. I bought one pizza kit, with two pizzas in it. She said I could have made a donation but considering my children are elementary school aged, I’d like something [...]

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Neighbor News

The house is still up for sale and no one has stopped by to look at it. I think the people I saw a few weeks ago never even came back! The only thing I worry about is the yard – we have neighborhood rules saying how you are supposed to take care of your [...]

Saturday, May 12th, 2007


I’m so excited – we might be getting a large settlement payment sometime in the future. Okay so it’s hard not to be excited thinking of being able to pay off credit cards, the car and a large chunk of my student loan. But on the other hand, it is “sometime in the future” that [...]

Saturday, May 12th, 2007