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…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on March 17, 2014 at 7:31pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on March 10, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…
Added by Janice Perry on February 17, 2014 at 6:34pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Janice Perry on February 10, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on February 3, 2014 at 6:21pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Marie Summers on November 25, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on November 16, 2013 at 10:37pm — No Comments
For a long time I just accepted that the costs of gas were a part of life. I never checked which gas station was cheapest; I always figured that they were pretty much all the same and who cares about a cent or two here and there? When I moved recently, just a couple of towns over (from richy-richy Avon, CT to working-class Bristol); same state, same county even, I couldn’t help but notice that gas is always .20 to .25 cents cheaper across the board. I am still having sticker shock and…Continue
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Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on November 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
You can use your favorite pre-made makeup remover or check out this DIY remover recipes. Or go for the remover we’re currently loving so much: coconut oil! Here’s how to concoct your own makeup wipe magic.
Added by HollyDayBeauty on June 5, 2013 at 11:18pm — No Comments
Babies will never judge their parents for the amount of stuff that they had when they were little or didn’t have when they were babies. In fact, most babies only need a few basic necessities in order to be adequately cared for and they don’t need a bunch of fancy things. A baby will use most of their baby gear for a short period of time and they quickly grow out of it. If you are expecting and have a limited budget, I would recommend that parents buy or register for the following…Continue
I’m gonna pop some tags, only got twenty dollars in my pocket…(from the song, Thrift Shop by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis).
When my two step-kids were still living at home, they were pretty easy when it came to clothes shopping. Sure, they had certain likes and dislikes like everyone else, but they never really made a big deal about sporting the latest and greatest name brands on their backs.
As a matter of fact, when they each entered high school (they are two years…Continue
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Added by Megan Card on July 25, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments
I've never lived a lavish life. Even when I was at the height of tattooing, I could pull down maybe $1000 in one weekend, I'd always turn around and either stock the house with food, or buy the kids much needed clothes, or pay the bills for the entire month. I wouldn't say I'm bad with money, but I'd be lying if I said I had a savings account with even a dime in it.
So budgeting has always been a part of my life. Sometimes the budget has allowed for 'fun money', sometimes the kids…
Added by Morgan M on July 23, 2012 at 7:35pm — No Comments
I know we all dread tax time. It can be a very enlightening and scary exercise, especially for those of you that don’t budget. You might be shocked if this is your first time doing it alone. You will learn from the experience and may even decide that looking at your personal finances once a week or once a month is much better than once a year. Click …Continue
Added by Carol Ferguson on February 6, 2012 at 10:26pm — No Comments
By Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
Are you alone and wondering how you'll be celebrating the holidays this year? Whether you're divorced or widowed, a single parent or the spouse of a deployed serviceperson, it most likely seemed easier when you had a partner to share in the planning. But now that you'll be the one creating the holiday mood, take advantage of the freedom you have to develop customs that are just right for you. …
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Added by Marquise Jackson on November 22, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments
Each quarter I think it's a good idea to check out my schedules and see if I need to make changes. School is back on the routine and my nephews had to get picked up from school this month. So October is really going to look different. So lets get started.
I want to make time for all of you here at…Continue
Added by jeanette ansell on September 25, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The following 7 steps is an excellent guide that provides financial support for single parents. In the midst of all the emotions that are overwhelming you, knowing what to do about your finances may not be at the top of your mind. Worry not, you don’t have to think about it because the list is right here! Just read and check them off as they’re done.
Added by Carol Ferguson on July 14, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments