All Blog Posts Tagged 'budget' (63)

The case for more home economics classes

Like many people, once I established my own home away from my parents and started my own job, I started to think about how my education had failed me. Yes, I had many years of dedicated schooling around math and science and communications, but some basics alluded me. I knew how to cook, for example, (thanks, Mom!), but I didn't know how to use a drill (I should have taken shop class). I could balance my checkbook, but didn't have the…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 10, 2015 at 6:50am — 2 Comments

Japanese Hibachi Style Noodles

Japanese Hibachi Style Noodles

 

 

I frequently find it difficult to come up with dinner ideas.  I get so bored having the same meals over and over.  Brandon doesn’t very often have input on dinner, so he is of very little help.  To my surprise he came to me the other day and said….

Brandon: Hey mom, I really wished we could have those noodles we had in Colorado with Dad at that one…

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Added by Stacie Anderson on April 24, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments

Go Big Or Go Home?

Boiling the ocean.

So cliché. We hear those words all the time in corporate America. It basically means you are trying to do way too much within a given endeavor/timeframe. Usually, those projects end up failing because you didn't focus your efforts on the goal at hand and you let things get way out of control to the detriment of your resources.

But those words also have a lot of relevance for startup entrepreneurs, whose budgets are considerably smaller and time to market may…

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Added by Kristen Luciani on February 9, 2015 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Top 10 Valentine's Day Bags under $100

Are you prepared to be the most romantic chick in the crowd? No matter your style, I have found the best Valentine's Day handbags and they're all under $100! h…

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Added by Terina Nicole McKinney on February 5, 2015 at 11:14am — 1 Comment

DIY Moon Sand ( 2 ingredient)

You need:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup baby oil
  • container (we used the lid off a sheet cake) 

Directions:

  1. Add flour to your container
  2. Drizzle oil evenly over flour.
  3. Knead the oil into the flour with your…
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Added by Tiffany Miranda on November 7, 2014 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Ice Cream Playdough

The Graceless Mommy Grind

 I originally found the recipe for Ice playdough at Smart School House. There they have the exact recipe of how…

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Added by Tiffany Miranda on October 30, 2014 at 1:34pm — 1 Comment

how to take 4 Kids to Europe and Love it

I love to travel and being a filmmaker has given me all kinds or reasons to go many places. But as my family grew I got tired of long hours in airplane seats and nights alone in hotel rooms. Then, a few years ago I had a flash of inspiration (some might say insanity, but I’m sticking with inspiration). I decided to parlay a  project in Germany into a summer adventure for my family of six.

It turned out to be a memorable vacation and taught me a very important lesson: Big…

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Added by Eileen Gunn on October 23, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments

My Mascara Review





I LOVE the the look of big, full lashes.  Honestly, if you got your lashes on point not much else is needed for your everyday look. 

I have you tried every mascara you could possibly name.  From $50-$5 for a tube I have tried them.  I must say I am also a huge fan of getting my lashes darkened at the spa.  Great for summer or if you are going on a tropical vacation.  I also love the drama that false lashes add to your…
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Added by Hope Brissette on September 10, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Anakena Chile Carmenere: Wine with a Wild Side

It’s been awhile since I’ve had the chance to try any new wines, I have been searching my normal haunts (Trader Joe’s, Costco, and the Wal-Mart) and have been striking out in finding anything interesting that fits into my Middle-Class wine parameters (under ten bucks a bottle). Then, while on his own perfect brew mission, the Hubs returned from the Total Wine with something different, a Chilean Carmenere, and viola a new bottle to taste and share my thoughts on was…

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Added by Janice Perry on March 17, 2014 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Wineducation: The Miracle Machine

Over the weekend I read an interesting article in the Los Angeles Times about the future of wine and it's being called: The Miracle Machine. The proposed Miracle Machine is the blessed counter top product that would give the everyday wine lover the ability to turn water (and a few prepackaged ingredients) into wine.  

Two big time wine guys (with lots of fancy wine related titles after their names), have been burning the midnight oil alongside the computer…

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Added by Janice Perry on March 10, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Wineducation: Girl Scout Cookies and Wine

If you are the one bringing home the literal bread in your household then you have seen them, the bright eyed, loom band wearing, merit badge earning Girl Scouts and Brownies outside your supermarket doors selling those cookies.  Those cookies, the ones that can’t help but bring back my memories of selling those rectangular boxes while wearing knee high socks and a brown smock, offering my best seven year old sales pitch to unsuspecting supermarket customers, and as you know…

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Added by Janice Perry on March 3, 2014 at 2:48pm — 1 Comment

Wineducation: Don't Just Drink Your Wine

This past week’s wine drinking was interrupted by a very vile virus that attacked our home and took my boy and I out for most of the week. The inability to taste or smell anything for days on end kept me from uncorking and giving a new budget friendly bottle of wine a try in order to offer you a review. While wine-less and laid up under a pile of blankets and pillows, I was able to spend plenty of time perusing the web and reading blogs, which is where I stumbled upon the ingenuity of…

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Added by Janice Perry on February 17, 2014 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Wineducation: Valentine's Wine Picks

There is many a besotted couple that only wine on Valentines Day because of the pressure to make this day special. The rest of the three hundred and sixty-four days of the year they rely upon other sorts of spirits to provide that warm and fuzzy buzz, so when this holiday focused on Love rolls around every February, these once a year wine drinkers are left staring aimlessly at the wine aisle with no clue what wine to pair with their impending evening of…

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Added by Janice Perry on February 10, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Buffalo Grove Merlot: A Wild Bet?

I used to consider myself a Cabernet Sauvignon type of girl. I loved the rich red hues, bold flavors, and the security of what to expect when ordering a glass of wine when out at a restaurant, but recently my taste have changed.  Now I would say that I gravitate more towards Merlot and Pinot Noirs (which is unfortunate because of the Pinot's more expensive price tag), but I find these two reds range of taste more broad, and usually more enjoyable as well.…

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Added by Janice Perry on February 3, 2014 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Why It’s Important To Teach Your Teen How To Manage Money

Our children look to us as their first roles models so it is our job as their parents to lead by example. To simply say “don’t do what I do” is not enough, you will have more influence in a positive way if you share how you budget for your family. This will not only teach them to be responsible it will boost their self –esteem and self confidence.…

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Added by Marie Summers on November 25, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Three 3 Winemakers...Win or Lose?

Well my friends it is time that it happened again, I have been on a winning wine streak, and as streaks are known to do, it has come to an end.  As much as I love sharing great budget wines with you I truly hate sharing the budget bombs but an honest wine drinking mama has got to do what an honest wine…

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Added by Janice Perry on November 16, 2013 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Do You Compromise Your Health

Compromises have no place in our lives when it comes to our health and well-being. There is only one…

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Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on November 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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