Surface Pro for Couponers – Review


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The Microsoft Surface Pro for Couponers review is for those people that are on the fence about getting the new hybrid device. For me I am a tech guy and all the hype around the surface intrigued me to at least investigate the product. The first thing you need to know is that the device comes in 2 flavors "RT" and "PRO". "RT" essentially means it is a watered down version of Windows 8 that only runs a certain types of applications. It is about half the price of the "PRO" at $499, but once I saw … [Read more...]

P90X


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Some people just hear the words P90X and start the cringe and then there are others that hear it say "Well, what is that?". I'm here to tell you "It's not that bad". If you are serious about wanting to lose weight and you have a little space at home to workout then you should definitely give P90X a chance. No, it is not cheap, but making that financial commitment helps you see the process through to completion. I've done it before and will probably do it at least once per year. My first time … [Read more...]

Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Review & Giveaway


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This time of year, my slow cooker is out in full force. I use it a few times a week, but I can only make so much chili and stew-type food. I was lucky enough to get two cookbooks from Gooseberry Patch to review. One of them was especially for slow cookers! I was thrilled and couldn't wait to try it. I received copies of Slow Cookers, Casseroles, & Skillets and The Christmas Table. I have my eye on a handful of items from The Christmas Table for our Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas … [Read more...]

Fagor 10 Qt Pressure Canner Review & Giveaway


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  New to canning? I am a new canner.   I just started a few months ago under the guidance of a dear friend who has been canning for over 40 years. We used three of her canners, all 22 quart size, consisting of two different brands. I quickly discovered that one is not enough because of the amount of time it takes to cool before you can open a pressure canner. Now for my dilemma. What do I get? What is the best value and what is the best product? How many and what sizes do I need? Is … [Read more...]

Budgeting Tips for Newbies: The Mid-Month Review


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  Writing a budget is a chore.  It doesn't matter if you are a proven veteran or a 2012 New Year's resolution baby.  The fact is that it takes work, it takes tenacity and it takes discipline.  I have learned a lot about budgeting throughout the years.  Most of it has been trial and error.  One thing that I do every month is the mid-month review.  Today is January 14.  If you started budgeting at the first of the year, there have been some interesting dynamics in the last two weeks. … [Read more...]