December seems like a good time to talk about some important do’s and don’ts of gift-giving.
Are you a Freecycler? Do you sometimes have trouble getting people to take the items you are offering? Freecycle is a worldwide network of local groups of people who are either asking for items for free, or are giving away items for free. The groups are local because people have to be able to pick up […]
When we buy impulsively, we may end up regretting the purchase. It might be more money than we really wanted to spend on that item, or we might find we don’t like that item as much as we thought we would, or we find that we could have gotten it for less somewhere else—sometimes a […]
One way to save a fair chunk of money every year is to reduce your transportation costs. A vehicle is one of the larger investments you make. Here are some easy things to do to keep your costs down: Keep your vehicle for a longer time. Keep your vehicle maintained. When it is time to replace […]
Check it out! For a very modest fee, you can send charming animated greeting cards from JacquieLawson.com, a British Web site. BY “modest,” I mean US$12 for one yer or US$18 for two. Considering how much time and money you save by sending greetings electronically, and the good will you develop by finally remembering that […]
A while ago, I made a post about mineral makeup. At the time, I was just beginning to look into it seriously. I haven’t ever worn much makeup because I have a redhead’s very sensitive skin (yes, okay, my hair is gray now, so the red comes from the graces of henna, but it was […]
Some kitties are sensitive to grains or just plain have sensitive tummies. For those kitties, it can be hard to find cat food they can stomach. My daughter’s cat is one of those; most foods make him throw up and the vets suspect he has an ulcer, poor kitty. (He is a bit tense.) After trying out […]
One of my childhood delights was the annual advent calendar my mother would purchase. Made of cardboard decorated with a winter holiday picture or themes, it would have little flaps numbered from 1 through 24. Those numbers represented December 1st through 24th. Starting on December 1st, one of my siblings or I would be allowed […]