Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season!


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With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season approaching full swing we have put together some ideas for giving this season. Before we get wrapped up in the crazy shopping frenzies, baking marathons, and holiday parties, lets take some time to remember those people who find themselves less fortunate than us. Giving is wonderful and needed everyday of the year, but during the holidays it can lift spirits even more. The people that need help may be your neighbor, a friend of your child’s, a … [Read more...]

Dollar General And Family Dollar To Offer Veteran’s Day Discounts


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Dollar General And Family Dollar To Offer Veteran's Day Discounts This Veteran's Day, Family Dollar and Dollar General are both offering discounts to Active Duty Military, Veteran's, and their families! Family Dollar wants to thank all the men and women who have served our country with some extra savings on Veteran's Day by offering a 15% discount good on November 11! Just go here to get your coupon. You can also head up to the Dollar General and receive a 11% discount on your Veteran's … [Read more...]

Holiday Mail For Heroes – Raise The Spirits Of A Hero This Holiday Season


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Holiday Mail For Heroes - Raise The Spirits Of A Hero This Holiday Season The Holidays are approaching quickly! Our days will be consumed with grabbing the best deals for everything on our gift lists, getting the decorations hung, along with all the fixings for those Holiday meals! This is also a time to think about our Country's Heroes. The ones who can not be with us on the Holidays, whether they are overseas, in a hospital or rehab center recovering from any injuries. The Red Cross is … [Read more...]

Stay Safe On Halloween, But Still Have Fun


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Stay Safe On Halloween, But Still Have Fun The BIG day, well night, is almost here! That would be Halloween Night! The night when all the ghosts, goblins, super heros, princess's and many more characters come out looking for goodies and treats! While it is a lot of fun for the kids, we have to remember to be safe! Halloween is certainly not like it was when I was a kid, umm a few years ago. Actually, I will be 40 in a couple of weeks, so you can guess what era I was trick or treating in. … [Read more...]

Hydroponic Gardening At Home


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    Let me start by saying that I am no gardener. In fact I can kill a rock and that's not easy to do! Hydroponic gardening at home is really taking off around the country but if you aren't looking for it chances are you don't know it's out there. Not only are there several methods available, there is a system that will meet anyone's needs. One day we saw a show about Disney's garden towers that really got our attention so we did some research and a couple of weeks later we … [Read more...]

Fed Ex Delivery Manager-Customize Deliveries To Fit Your Schedule


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Fed Ex Delivery Manager-Customize Deliveries To Fit Your Schedule With the Holidays fast approaching, many of us will be purchasing gifts online! Know when those packages will be there with Fed Ex Delivery Manager. Don't take the chance of a family member in your house getting home first and finding their gift. With Fed Ex Delivery Manager, you will receive an email notification when your package will be delivered, plus you will be given 6 additional options, including changing the date of … [Read more...]

Shrinking Your Cable Bill Part 6-Hulu Plus


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Hulu Plus-If you have a busy life and are constantly missing episodes your favorite TV shows then Hulu Plus is a good option with it’s wide collection of current-season television shows. Hulu Plus streams current seasons of the networks hit TV shows, so it’s very easy to watch on the go, or catch up and watch at your convenience. Watch Full Episodes of Current TV Shows and More! Hulu Plus is very similar to Neflix, but where as Netflix has a large movie archive, Hulu Plus has more of the … [Read more...]

Shrinking Your Cable Bill Part 5-Say Hello To Netflix!


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Netflix-A Subscription based service. For one low mothly price, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV shows streaming over the internet, to PCs, Macs and TVs via a wide range of devices. Choose from the streaming service which offers thousands of movies and/or the DVD rental service. Get your FREE trial HERE! How Does Netflix Work Here at our home we are Netlfix newbies. We have had Netflix for about 3 months and we really love it. My husband and son love surfing through … [Read more...]

How To Shrink Your Cable Bill Part 4-Amazon Instant Video


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As we continue on in our series on how to shrink that cable bill, we explore Amazon Instant Video. Here at my house, we just started exploring this option and are very pleased!  Read below on how it works. Also find out how having Amazon Prime can really beef up this option to even better programming! PLUS it gives you even more FREE titles! Amazon Instant Video Programming Options Amazon Instant video with unlimited streaming, lets you watch more than 5,000 movies and TV shows on your Mac or … [Read more...]

How To Shrink Your Cable Bill Part 3-Apple TV


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Apple TV-This is how Apple describes their product: "Apple TV is a tiny entertainment powerhouse that plays the content you love from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and your favorite sports leagues on your widescreen TV in up to 1080p HD. Just plug it in and discover a whole world of movies, TV shows, photos, music, and more. You’re gonna need a better couch.” Apple TV-What does It Offer? Apple TV opens the door for you to watch thousands of HD movies and TV shows from iTunes, many of … [Read more...]

How To Shrink Your Cable Bill Part 2-Roku


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Roku-A digital video player. A neat little box that allows you to stream TV shows, music, photos, games, and movies whenever you want-otherwise known as “on demand.” The Roku streaming player gives you so many choices! If you are already a Netflix subscriber you can go ahead and watch movies from your queue whenever it’s convenient for you. (Requires an internet connection) The newer models come with wifi built in. Roku Says: You can do it "Roku was designed to be amazingly easy to use. With … [Read more...]

How To Shrink Your Cable Bill Part 1-What’s Available?


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Cable bills these days seem to be sky rocketing, but there is good news! There are many cable alternatives that can cut that expensive bill and maybe even get rid of the cable bill all together! Today, technology is ever changing and getting better everyday. I know for me, it’s hard to keep up with all the changing trends, let alone understand them all! So through the next few articles we’re going to explore some of the technology and newer gadgets that can help us reduce and/or eliminate our … [Read more...]

Backyard Chicken Update!


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Backyard Chicken Update! Hey everybody. Backyard farmer Ashley here! Lol  I wanted to give you an update on my backyard chickens. They are growing fast but I still don’t have any eggs yet. I also added 4 more chickens to the group shortly after I got the first ones so that puts me at 12 chickens.   Here is my chicken coop. I got a great deal on this shed. The company that we bought if from finances the sheds and offers a buy here pay here type of program. Of course that means people … [Read more...]

Fireworks Safety Tips – Have Fun, But Be Safe On The 4th Of July


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Fireworks Safety Tips - Have Fun, But Be Safe On The 4th Of July The 4th of July and fireworks go hand in hand, but we can still have fun, and enjoy the fireworks safely. The safest way to enjoy a fireworks show is to go view one that is professionally done, but if you want to put on your own show with friends and family, there are some valuable fireworks safety tips to keep in mind. We want everyone to have fun, but do it safely! First thing is to check with your city or county to make … [Read more...]

Flavored Water the Way Nature Intended


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Why spend money on water and artificial flavor when you can make the real thing? These are fabulous for company too, especially during the hot summer months. Choose about 5 different fruits  and let your guests make their own. Have a couple of sweetening items such as cane sugar or honey on hand in case someone wants it. Seltzer water or light herbal tea can be used in place of regular water. I always have fresh as well frozen fruit on hand so making my own fruit flavored water takes no time … [Read more...]

Homemade Smoothies


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Dark green leafy vegetables are probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food.  I can't always eat what I need each day, so I drink them instead.  Nothing beats the nutritional value of making your own smoothies from fresh fruits and vegetables without all the added sugars and additives. Some people prefer juicing, I personally prefer using food in it's whole form so I don't lose any nutrients or the necessary fiber our bodies need. 22 oz of raw greens yields about 8 cups … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 30-Loose Ends


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It's that time of year again-Spring! When the last of the fall leaves finally come off of my tree in the front yard, the flowers start to bloom, the birds are chirping, the days are longer, and hopefully it's getting warmer. Well I guess here in Indiana I'm still waiting on the getting warmer part! Then comes the thought of Spring cleaning. A thought that I push way to the back of my mind, but it still creeps back to the front. I definitely want to do a good Spring cleaning, but just wasn't … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning Challenge Day Twenty-Nine:Lawn


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It's that time of year again-Spring! When the last of the fall leaves finally come off of my tree in the front yard, the flowers start to bloom, the birds are chirping, the days are longer, and hopefully it's getting warmer. Well I guess here in Indiana I'm still waiting on the getting warmer part! Then comes the thought of Spring cleaning. A thought that I push way to the back of my mind, but it still creeps back to the front. I definitely want to do a good Spring cleaning, but just wasn't … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning Challenge Day Twenty-Eight: Leaves


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It's that time of year again-Spring! When the last of the fall leaves finally come off of my tree in the front yard, the flowers start to bloom, the birds are chirping, the days are longer, and hopefully it's getting warmer. Well I guess here in Indiana I'm still waiting on the getting warmer part! Then comes the thought of Spring cleaning. A thought that I push way to the back of my mind, but it still creeps back to the front. I definitely want to do a good Spring cleaning, but just wasn't … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning Challenge Day Twenty-Seven:Toys


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It's that time of year again-Spring! When the last of the fall leaves finally come off of my tree in the front yard, the flowers start to bloom, the birds are chirping, the days are longer, and hopefully it's getting warmer. Well I guess here in Indiana I'm still waiting on the getting warmer part! Then comes the thought of Spring cleaning. A thought that I push way to the back of my mind, but it still creeps back to the front. I definitely want to do a good Spring cleaning, but just wasn't … [Read more...]