When you have a lot of musically-talented kids you know there’s gonna be expenses: You’ll be constantly looking for ways to save on guitar stands, having to buy sheet music, paying for instrument repairs….ect. In my opinion, it’s worth the little extra money you need to pay, to just be able to enjoy listening to your kids music, and watching them enjoy making music!
Thanksgiving is behind us now, and you know what that means: Winter, and depending on which part of the country you reside in, SNOW are right around the corner. Now don’t get me wrong, we Wisconsin-ers have already been getting snow. In fact there’s snow on the ground outside as I speak (type?) I’m talking about the big snows that I know are still coming. According to the Farmers Almanac, we’re supposed to get 27 snowfalls this winter. Oy.
When you’re cleaning at our house, you never know what you’re going to find—sometimes fun things like missing egnater amps at Guitar Center, or lost DVDs that haven’t been seen for weeks. Sometimes you’ll find annoying things behind the couch like dried-up orange peels, or a pile of stale Cherrios. Don’t even ask my HOW things like that end up behind my couch and into the cushions, but kids have a way of doing impossible things, right? LOL
These two very different animals are supposed to be isolated hunters that strike fear into everything they meet.
But this male bear and female wolf clearly have a fondness for one another and share dinner with each other every night.
Each evening after a hard-day’s hunting this pair of unlikely friends could be seen sharing a meal together as the sun set over their wilderness home.
Someday, I hope to completely redo our living room furniture—I’m talking about the whole deal: Couches, chairs, tables, a pull out shelf…..Our current furniture has certainly seen better days: The couch and chair cushions are ripping and they aren’t very comfortable to relax in anymore. I’m just dreaming about it now, but I know at some point we’re going to have to start looking for furniture deals SOMEWHERE.
Burglars who stole computers from an office building returned the items – along with an apology letter – after apparently realizing they had ransacked a nonprofit that helps victims of sexual violence.
After she was notified by police, Candy Stallings, the nonprofit’s executive director, told NBC Los Angeles that “one of the officers had talked to some transients around the street about what was going on. He was telling them about what we do.”
The next day, Stallings got another call from police alerting her to more suspicious activity around the office. But instead of finding additional looting upon her arrival, she was shocked to find a shopping cart full of the items stolen the night before.
“All my stuff was in front of the door,” Stallings said. “There was a shopping cart, and there were the PCs that were taken, there was the laptop – everything was there.”
When an investigator opened the laptop to dust it for fingerprints, he discovered note from the burglars apologizing for stealing things from a company that helped others.
I’m lucky enough to have 2 of my birthstone rings —I was born in April, which means that I’m lucky enough to have diamond for my birthstone. Diamonds are certainly a girl’s best friend, and I think it’s pretty cool that my wedding ring and my anniversary ring just so happens to be my birthstone rings, as well! Cool how these things work out, huh? A definite money saver in my eyes!
Ever wonder what best bargains a dollar store has to offer? Here are ten things that you should be buying at a dollar store.
1. Food Containers
You can stock up on plastic food containers of all shapes and sizes for only a few dollars at the dollar store. At most other stores, you’ll pay closer to $3 for a single five- or six-pack of small containers.
2. Personal Items
Hairbrushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste and deodorant are cost a significant amount less at the dollar store. For example, a package of two name-brand toothbrushes at the grocery cost $6.99 versus $1 for the same pack at the dollar store.
3. Party Supplies
Packages of paper plates and napkins in a large variety of colors and plastic utensils can be found at the dollar store for about 30% less than party supply stores and at least 50% less than at the grocery store. Streamers, plastic tablecloths and mylar helium balloons also are an excellent deal at the dollar store for when buying party supplies in bulk.
The weather has certainly been fall-like around here, lately. And next week promises to be even COLDER with the possibility of SNOW. I might be complaining and I might not—I do like some things about fall, but there are others I could do without.
I love lighting fall-scented candles during the day. I love a big bowl of warm soup for dinner. And the apples! I just recently found my new favorite apple: Ambrosias. They are to die for.
I could live without the freezing cold mornings. It does get annoying when it’s too cold for the kids to go out and play and I have to listen to them play their giffin guitars at musicians friend all day long. And I don’t like the fact that it gets dark early now. (stupid daylights saving time!)
It’s crazy to think that soon enough I’ll be complaining about SNOW. Scary as well….
As we get closer to travel season, the regular nagging thought comes to mind: How do I stay healthy with all these travel flights?
We’ve all been there — you’re on a packed-full airplane flight, stuck in the middle seat with someone coughing on your left side and someone sneezing on your right side. Nowhere to go. Are you doomed to get sick? Dr. Travis Stork, co-host of “The Doctors,” says there may be something you can do.
If germ particles are floating in the air, switch on your overhead air vent to the highest setting, aimed downward at your face. “The air will actually help push those particles away,” he says.
While many stock up on vitamin C and take other supplements designed to strengthen the immune system for travel, Stork says, wellness is more in your head than you think. “All of those supplements out there, a lot of it is the placebo effect,” he explains. “If you’re more optimistic and you believe you’re going to get better, your immune system strangely fires up.”