Java Security Flaw Repaired


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On January 11, 2013 it was announced that there was a major Java security flaw and it was actually recommended by the Department of Homeland Security that users should remove Java from their computers. By Monday Oracle Corp. had already released a new update addressing the concern. I'm not going to get into all the bells and whistles about Java, but try to keep this as to how it relates to couponing. Here is the NPR article that I am using as my primary reference and it goes into detail about … [Read more...]

How to Install Java


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When someone says Install Java what do you think of? As a couponer we all have a love/hate relationship with Java. I know once I see the SmartSource logo I expect to not get all my prints. Recently, Java has come under heavy scrutiny. Read my article 'Java Security Flaw Repaired' for more insight. Now that the flaw is repaired it is now time to do our civic duty and clean our computers of old Java files. 1. First open your 'Control Panel' and click 'Add/Remove Programs' or 'Programs' … [Read more...]

Men’s Guide to Valentine’s Shopping


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In this Men's Guide to Valentine's Shopping, I'll help to point your better half in the right direction. A majority of our followers are women ages 25-44, and are couponers. This guide is designed to help people avoid the commercialism trap that is know as Valentine's Day. Men- women want you to get them something for Valentine's Day even if they say otherwise. Trap 1: If she says she doesn't want anything for Valentine's Day, DO NOT fall for it. If you do you'll be with the rest of the guys on … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Hair and Makeup Brushes


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  Bacteria is everywhere. While we take care of our personal hygiene we rarely think to clean our makeup brushes, hair brushes and combs regularly. Every time you use a brush on your face or hair they pickup and store moisturizer and makeup as well as deposits left behind from shampoo/conditioner and styling products. You don't need anything special to keep your brushes clean, in fact you probably have what you need in your kitchen and bathroom already. Cleaning your makeup brushes … [Read more...]

Glow In The Dark Halloween Ghosts


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I found a picture of a ghost somewhere on the internet made from chicken wire and immediately said I have to have one, I can see three uniquely different projects using the framework of this ghost so don’t pack it away.  I plan to turn my ghost into an angel for Christmas and I have plans for the spring,  I will share as each season changes.  I made one from scratch using my limited sewing skill though out process.  Although the ones I saw on the internet were different from mine, mine has easy … [Read more...]

Learn Something New Today With Craftsy


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  I found this beautiful idea simply by surfing around in the home decor tab then I clicked on outdorsy in Craftsy. Repurposing photo frames and planters to match my decor is nothing new to me, a little paint and I have a custom and personalized piece to match any room. If you are looking for idea's or you want to learn how to make something then Craftsy is a great place to start. Many of the projects are free and they also offer online video tutorials to make harder projects … [Read more...]