Thrifty and Reusable Birthday Banners


The night after I did a review post for Banner Buzz, I got to thinking about their banners and I came up with some pretty cool ideas.  I mean at $6.99 (regularly $9.79) plus shipping these durn things cost less than a PIZZA for a custom-made 3′ X 2′ banner with full-color artwork.  I think […]

Re-FASHION-ing My Closet


As I mentioned in my last two posts about my cruise (My Cruise with the Six Sisters) and (How to Enjoy a Cruise without Going Broke or Getting FAT), last week, I went on a cruise with a famous fashion stylist – Alicia Richmond from Chic on a Shoestring.  And when the fashion consultant talks […]

Product Review – Banners from Banner Buzz

Banner Buzz Logo

I occasionally order banners for various activities related to Scouts or church, so I am always on the lookout for good sources of high-quality banners.  So, when I was approaced recently by Banner Buzz to review their products, I jumped at the chance.  (Disclosure – I received a banner to evaluate for this post, but […]

Lots of Thrifty Weight Loss Ideas

Lots of Thrifty Weight Loss Ideas

Every New Year’s Eve, what is the absolute number one resolution?  Hands down, it is always to lose weight.  It’s like the Holy Grail of resolutions!  Because of that, the diet and exercise industry is one of the richest in the world.  People spend thousands of dollars each year with hopes of losing weight – […]

The POWER of small REWARDS

The POWER of SMALL Rewards

I wanted to post this post in honor of my upcoming Power of You cruise with the Six Sisters and Alicia Richmond from Chic on a Shoestring.  I also wanted to give a shout out to my Facebook friend and favorite financial advisor Chellie Campbell.  She just won $20,000 in a poker tournament!  Go CHELLIE […]

Help Your Adult Kids in a GOOD Way

Help Your Adult Kids - In a GOOD Way

I have two adult sons that I love like crazy.  They are awesome kids, but like most young adults, they stumble once in a while.  Sometimes the stumbles are just due to poor decisions, but more often it’s just life smacking them in the face.  Sometimes there is an unexpected bill, or a major car […]

Time to Undecorate Your Home?

Time to Undecorate Your Home?

OK, my little Clutterbugs, Christmas is officially over – have you made plans to take down your tree and put away the rest of the Christmas clutter?  I know there are people who leave it up for months, but you don’t want to be one of those, do you?   My mother was very superstitious.  She […]

A Little Help for Your New Year’s Resolutions

A Little Help for Your New Year's Resolutions

Controlling my habits is probably the biggest challenge I’ve ever had to deal with, both breaking bad habits and creating good ones. I have done a ton of research on it because I’m always searching for that magic solution.   And I’m not alone. I read somewhere that something like 90% of heart attack patients […]