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Poshmark - empty your closet, fill  your wallet

Posted by Lawanda Stevenson on Aug 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The weather is beautiful, there are so many choices for fun and the kids are full of school year bottled up energy. You want to take them on adventures and would love to make their time magical. How do you find the cash to make it the Summer to Remember?

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Topics: Money, Saving Money, Cleaning, Budget, De-Clutter

Coconut oil - banish dry skin with these simple, natural treatments you can DIY

Posted by Lawanda Stevenson on Aug 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Summer is here and the rays from the sun has our skin baking, drying out and in need of extra TLC. Fall and winter will be here soon and the cooler, dry air can have the same effect as the heat and the sun - flaky, dull skin! Products to help prevent and protect our bodies can be composed of chemicals and additives that temporarily help but may have long term heath effects. The expense of natural or organic alternatives can be costly. A great way to get the products you need, control the ingredients and see results is to DIY it!

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Health and Wellness, Budget, DIY

Staycations - a way to relax and play tourist when you are short on time, money or the globe-trotting desire

Posted by Lawanda Stevenson on Aug 7, 2017 1:41:18 PM


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Topics: Budget, Community, Travel, Vacation, Adventure

Vinegar - keeping it healthy, clean AND green

Posted by Michael Hickerson on Apr 6, 2017 5:00:00 AM


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Topics: Health and Wellness, Kids and Chores, Parenting, Saving Money, Cleaning, Budget, Simplicity, Green

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Feb 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Valentine’s Day is a holiday rife with opportunities to make crafts. There is no better way for a kid to show their affection for family and friends than by sending a homemade valentine or other craft.

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Celebrations, Holidays, Arts and Crafts, Budget, Traditions, DIY

New Zealand on a budget

Posted by Brent Panno on Jan 18, 2017 8:21:00 AM

One of my favorite places in the world I have been to is New Zealand. I did a study abroad a number of years ago, and I had a short layover in New Zealand. In the Auckland airport there is a written quote centrally located on the wall. It reads; “Every flyer who ventures across oceans to distant lands is a potential explorer; in his or her breast burns the same fire that urged adventurers of old to set forth in their sailing-ships for foreign lands.”  This quote made me want to travel even more. I wasn’t able to spend much time there and I decided I would come back to visit as soon as I could. So, several years later I saved some money for a plane ticket, and took off for New Zealand.

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Topics: Culture, Stress Relief, Budget, World Culture, Travel, Vacation, Work Life Balance, Adventure

Croatia - a must-see destination

Posted by Brent Panno on Jan 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Coming out of the water onto the deck of the boat, I felt like I had chunks of salt on my skin. It was warm, the sun was bright, laughing people were swimming all around, I was in paradise. Actually, I was in Croatia.

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Topics: Stress Relief, Budget, World Culture, Travel, Vacation

Finding time (and money) for travel

Posted by Brent Panno on Jan 10, 2017 8:06:00 AM


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Topics: Working from Home, American Culture, Budget, Travel, Vacation, Day Trip, Work Life Balance

Having a holiday party this weekend? Planning a New  Year's Eve party? Some ideas and tips to help make your event cheerful and stress-free.

Posted by Karen Higgs Faretta on Dec 21, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Doesn’t everybody love a delightful holiday party? A holiday party can be the very best part of the entire season. Anticipation and excitement fills the air when holiday parties are being scheduled and planned. The excitement escalates with thoughts of get-togethers with family, friends and co-workers. Including parties in their annual holiday events give most people something to look forward to. The planning, the decorating and the menu items keep the good cheer (and sometimes the stress) at a high level. Good cheer, good people and good food make a delightful holiday party.

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Topics: Food, Celebrations, Holidays, Stress Relief, Family, Budget, DIY, Friends

Surviving the holidays

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Dec 20, 2016 8:05:00 AM


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Topics: Empowering Our Children, Food, Health and Wellness, Celebrations, Holidays, Stress Relief, Family, Nutrition, Budget, Home, Delegate, Gifts

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