Getting My Life Organized

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It’s that time of the year when I start to think about getting my life organized and all the home organizing and home improvement projects I want to do this year.  I always tend to start of with lots of plans,but just like resolutions, a lot of these plans somehow seem to fizzle.  Not this…

Putting Greased Lighting Multi Purpose Cleaner To the Test

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We (well mostly Phil) did a lot of cooking this past holiday season. With cooking, comes messes, and since he loves to fry certain foods, we certainly wound up with a mess. When we finally slowed down from all the holiday hustle and bustle, it was time to deal with the mess. One particular trouble…

Kids Learn To Care With The BK Crown Program

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Kids learn to care for the planet when they participate in the BK Crown Program. They will learn how they can help support charities that make a difference in many areas, like wildlife, the environment, and education. The program works by donating a penny to designated charities each time a child enters a code from…

Happy New Year 2012

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I just wanted to take the time to wish you all the best for 2012! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Help Others Help Themselves With Kiva Microlending

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Have you heard of micro lending? This relatively new concept in financing allows people to loan small amounts of money to people wanting help with their business start-ups and improvements. In fact, Philip and I have been involved with microlending since 2008 by providing loans to people living in third world countries via Kiva Micro…

The Courage Of A Brave Woman #Cbias #BraveWoman

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Many people would agree that society should have progressed to the point where domestic violence no longer exists. Sadly, this is not the case. Many women still find themselves in situations where they are victims of violence, sometimes in their own homes. During times when there is trouble at home, women can feel like they…

The True Meaning Of Christmas

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Now that Christmas is just about here, I’m taking the time to reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas.  When Christmas is mentioned, most of us instinctively think about a big tree with parcels wrapped up, the strings of lights outside the house, or the jolly fat man who comes down the chimney on Christmas…

Decorating For the Holidays – Part 2 #Searsrealcheer #CBias

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As I mentioned in my previous post about decorating for the holidays, one of the items we purchased while shopping at the Sears Holiday Shop was a Christmas train set for Z.E.N. As soon as we got home, he insisted that we had to set it up.  We had a long day and I really…

My Ice Cream Addiction – #CBias

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Hi, my name is Diane, I’m 40 years old and I am addicted to ice cream. There I said it. I don’t know when this ice cream addiction started, but it must have been when I was pretty young. I remember back in the day when the ice cream truck used to drive down my…

Decorating For The Holidays On A Budget Part 1

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After decorating our tree last week, I realized that Christmas was approaching fast, and I barely had any other decorations up. The house looked boring, and Z.E.N. kept asking if we were going to decorate.  I didn’t have much in terms of holiday home décor, plus funds were low so I was delighted when I…