Monday, May 30, 2011

Unemployment Extensions

13.7 million people in the United States are currently unemployed. This number is unreal but did you know that if you are one of the unemployed that you can file an unemployment extension that will allow you to collect unemployment pay up to 99 weeks? Sure, it's a controversial subject but if you're one of the ones that are unemployed you might want to definitely take it under consideration.

The site where you can get help is non-profit informational based website that is widely used as a point of reference for individuals looking for unemployment trends and current legislation benefits that you are entitled to. Most importantly, you can file your unemployment extension with step-by-step instruction and help when you go to

Don't wait till you're in dire circumstances to file for your unemployment extension.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Programmable Slow Cookers

We got a programmable slow cooker for Christmas and really enjoy using it. While we don't set it and leave it unattended like some people do, we do like being able to just forget about dinner till it's ready.

If you're looking for the best value programmable slow cookers you might want to check out this site I found. There are tons of programmable slow cookers for you to look at and make a decision on which is best for you. There are some really neat ones there like the West Bend Oblong Shaped Slow Cooker with Tote. While I love ours, there are tons to look at and some awesome deals as well. Most are eligible for free shipping and it's always good to save a few dollars. Check out all of the slow cookers and make cooking easier on yourself.

Memorial Day

It's not Memorial Day yet but we started today. We went in the pool earlier, which was a blast. We haven't been in it since last year so that was really fun. Now we're grilling burgers and hot dogs and Rich made some stuffed jalapeno peppers for a side item. We could have gotten steaks or ribs or whatever but I wanted all-American food that you have on these kind of holidays. Of course now we're starving since it's 6:00 PM already but it's almost done. Later we'll get coffee and enjoy some television and we're all set for the day. I want to go to the beach sometime soon but not on the holiday. We'll wait till it's less crowded.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Voucher Codes,  is your online shopping website with the latest discount vouchers, discount codes and voucher codes which help you to save money while shopping online. And can't we all use discounts when we're ready to buy something? Honestly, I think everyone could "afford" to save money and they help you do it.

Aside from vouchers and codes they also search for the latest deals and discounts so you always get the greatest deals possible when shopping online.

Did you realize they'd been around since 2005? That's almost a lifetime when it comes to voucher sites and most sites anyway, no matter what type they are. Right now they're overhauling the site so you'll get to see a brand new one once it rolls out but do check back often because you won't wait to miss it!

I Almost Lost It

My coupon portfolio, that is. We had gone to Target and Winn Dixie on Wednesday and I'd taken it with me. I used coupons both places and didn't notice till tonight that it seemed to be missing. I looked everywhere and couldn't find it. I'd asked Rich if he remembered putting it in the truck but he couldn't. We finally called Winn Dixie where we'd shopped last but the guy I talked to said no one had turned it in.

Tonight we had to stop by there and pick up a couple of things and I thought I'd ask the manager there if he'd seen it. Turns out it was lost on Wednesday but he found it in a cart last night. I can't believe it's still there. This is no ordinary binder. It's an expensive leather thing with my business name engraved on it. I got it back in 2009 I think and was going to use it as a portfolio but never did because the pages aren't big enough to print correctly.

Anyway, it's back in my hands, safe and sound. Rich is also out of the doghouse; his quote not mine.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Blue Sky Scrubs

I've talked about Blue Sky Scrubs in the past but seriously, check out these hot pink scrubs they have. Those are gorgeous. If you work in the medical industry you can't go wrong with the product line anyway since they are of the utmost quality. My point is, you get gorgeous scrubs like the koi scrubs on sale or just about anything you need to wear in a doctor's office or even the ER.

Blue Sky Scrubs are all tested three times before they are shipped out so that you know the quality is the most important feature. Combined with gorgeous, stylish scrubs, you have a product line that can't be beat. Why not stand out in the hospital, doctor's office or ER and show your colleagues that you mean business when it comes to healthcare. Check them out!

My New Job

I have a new job at home and it's not writing related. I now get bids from contractors, etc and sign up new contractors. So far I am loving this. Not only does it pay weekly, by the hour plus commission, I love talking to people and it's fun to get the bids; something I've done myself in the past anyway. The only thing that will change is that I may have to get up a tad earlier than usual but I can still work in the afternoon at least. This will certainly help out and if it's fun while I do it then all the better.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Home Security Arkadelphia

You all know how I'm all about home security. If you're looking for home security Arkadelphia area companies  then you should really check these guys out. Right now they have a great deal where you get a complete security system for just $99 installed. You get 24 hour ADT monitoring and best of all, peace of mind.

In fact, you can have LocalTV-Satellite and still get your own monitoring system. It's been one of the things that really gives me more peace of mind. We're not in some high crime area but you can't be too safe nowadays with the amount of social networking and ways that people can find out when you're not home. Why not get the security you and your family needs and feel safer at your own home?

Ready for the Weekend, Almost

Last weekend we did a ton of work in the backyard. Rich started cleaning the pool for the summer and believe me, it was a doozy. I cut the grass back there and like I said on Facebook, if you knew our backyard, it's hilly. It's hard as heck to cut back there because there are hills and valleys, woods in the middle of the yard, areas with dirt, etc. I thought I was going to have a heat stroke! LOL

Finally, about 3 hours later we were done. It seemed like much longer though. The yard is cut, the pool is clean and filling up, the deck is clean, I cleaned the fire pit, the hot tub is rinsed off (the top gets dusty since there's been little rain around here) and the whole thing looks great just in time for Memorial Day weekend. I plan to do what we always do and that's go in the pool and grill out. I can't wait!

PS I call the middle of our yard woods. It's this circular area that has trees in it. The dogs love going into the "woods" and playing. There used to be a pool right there when we moved in so the area is lower than the rest of the yard and over the years we had planted a few trees. Now they are really tall and it's like our mini-wooded area.

Making Money Online

I was recently fortunate enough to get to check out an eBook called Make Money Online: How I Created a Six Figure Income Giving Away a Dead Guy's Book. This is by a gentleman by the name of Vic Johnson and if you haven't heard of him just simply do a Google or Bing search; he's on the top of the charts!

His book teaches you how to make money online and can't we all use a little of that? If you have need any type of presence on the web and want to make money on top of it, you'll get this eBook. In fact, even if you're new to the world of trying to make some cash on the Internet you need a guide and this is the guide for you. His eBook even has a positive review from the guy that is the best selling author of The Secret. That alone was impressive to me because I've read The Secret

Check it out. It's affordable but the information is priceless!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Yes, I Work From Home...No, I Do Not Have To

I recently saw a blog post talking about how writing had changed due to Google's changes and this was affecting the people that work at home; some that have no choice. I have a choice, folks. I worked in the real world all of my life till about 5 years ago I think. Now, I wouldn't have it any other way.

Can I go out and get a job? Sure! However, I've made more money at home than I ever did working for someone else. Granted, the economy sucks now. Don't even get me started. Rich has heard how I wish it was 2008 about as many times as he can take. However, I love being able to get up when I want (most of the time) and wear what I want. I take a break when I want, meaning that if I want to watch a Lifetime movie, I can.

I still work hard at home. I just don't have to answer to anyone but myself and my income. Believe me, that's hard enough. When you don't have a secure income coming in it can be scary but as long as I can do it from home I will; I just don't have to.

So no, I'm not disabled, too stupid to get a job somewhere else or too lazy. I work more hours from home than I did at a real job, not that this isn't a real job. I love being with my dogs and being able to do housework when I want. Honestly, as long as I can make a living from home that's what I plan to do. :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Top Links on Mashtop

If you're looking for the top links out there then you should check out Mashtop, where you'll find a collection of everything in one easy to use place.

Mashtop takes all of the top web links on the world wide web and mashes them up into one place. You can find links by most popular, upcoming, latest or all and by time periods such as the last 24 hours, 30 days, 365 days or all year long. So let's say I want to learn about the new Twitter notification where you can get an e-mail if someone retweets your tweet. All I have to do is click onto that particular post. Or perhaps I want to see what is trending right now I can look with the most popular search engine.

Check out Mashtop and find all of the most talked about links on the world wide web.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tonight's Extreme Couponing with Picture

Tonight I got 8 packs of Zantac. $7.35 to start with.
Zyrtec 5 dose for $5.29
Cottonelle wipes $2.24

My total bill for all that and a couple of extra items was over $77. I had a $5 gift card from other coupons, free Cottonelle and Zyrtec coupons and $7 off of Zantac. My bill was $10.72 and I saved $66.61.

I would have saved even more but we had the wrong lunchables coupon. We did good though. Here is proof with our receipt. I think you can click it to view the full size.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

OEM Car Parts

I’m all about saving money lately and one way you can save money is to buy your own OEM Car Parts and have your mechanic use them or if you’re like us, do it yourself. I don’t know how many times Rich has bought his own parts and done our own repairs. It sure saves time and money. Heck, we all know how high it is to go to the dealer and have them do a repair for you. Between the parts and labor you could almost buy a new car by the time you are done dealing with them. When you buy your own OEM Auto Parts you get the real price, not the price after the dealership has marked it up.  Most places will allow you to buy your own parts and let them use them. It saves everyone a lot of money and since the mechanic isn’t out any extra money, typically they don’t mind. In fact, be aware that if your mechanic won’t let you buy your own parts you may be paying more than you should. This can be due to them marking up the price parts. We’ve even had it happen to us but luckily we caught it.


I have really gotten some great deals lately from couponing. I haven't done any of the food couponing because we don't have a deep freeze. We have a large refrigerator but you'd be surprised at how fast it fills up; or perhaps you wouldn't be. Mostly I have HBA stuff like Ibuprofen, peroxide, toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, shampoo and body wash. Oh and razors! I have some other stuff like cleaning products but those are the main things in my stash. However, most of it was free or under 50 cents. All of the Ibuprofen was free and all of my Zantac boxes were about 34 cents. It's fun and I enjoy it so it's kind of cool to have a hobby that saves money.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The sites for homes

Post contributed by Leonard Phelps

I was online not too long ago and happened to come across some real estate related cheap domain namesup for purchase. I jumped on them, and now I’m so glad I did! I’ve since developed a new marketing strategy that includes creating a website for each and every home I list, which is pretty labor intensive. It’s great, though, in that potential buyers have a one stop shop to find out information on my properties so I’m not constantly inundated with basic informational phone calls. My clients also seem to like this feature and all beg me to keep the! photos updated on their sites. I secretly suspect that many of them just like showing off their webpages to their friends and families! I’m still learning what it takes to be a good agent and I’ve decided that the more involved you can get with your clients, the better. Obviously some require more attention than others but having the home websites really shows everyone that I’m in it to sell their house and willing to work hard for it!

More Coupon Goodies

We had a really nice haul the other day. 10 shampoos and 5 boxes of Zantac for a total of $3 and something. The price before coupons was over $45. I have some more to get today like free pain reliever and peroxide at 2 cents after coupons. I'm getting a really nice stockpile but I should buy more food stuff in case the zombie apocalypse comes. LOL That or we can create makeshift weapons from all of the razors and stuff.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Roof Repair

We’re lucky that before we bought our home our landlord put on a new roof after a major hurricane, Hurricane Opal. However, a lot of people in our neighborhood haven’t been so lucky and have had to look for a roof repair company at the slightest gust of wind. I sure am thankful for our new roof because it hasn’t even had a loose shingle in the years since.

Extreme Couponing

I have to say that I'm loving the show Extreme Couponing on TLC. I realize that a lot of it is over dramatized for television but I've really gotten some great deals by reading Krazy Coupon Lady. In fact, even some 50 cent to almost free stuff. I honestly don't see how they do most of what they do though. For one, we don't have any stores here that double coupons. The other thing is that it'd take the hours and hours to do it, just like it shows on there. You have to see who has what on sale then match up the coupons you have, do the math (which I am not good at) and then make a list, etc. However, the few things I've gotten were awesome deals so I consider myself a couponer now, not an extreme couponer. :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Nutrish Just 6

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nutrish for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I was recently lucky enough to get to sample Rachael Ray Nutrish just 6 dry dog food  or I should have said that my dogs were lucky enough! Let me tell you that my dogs were excited before I even opened up the bag.

Once I poured it for them they immediately gobbled it up! I poured the twins some first and then gave Swan the rest and well, it's all gone on the twins' behalf. As many of you know, Swan is a picky eater and as I type this she is chomping away at the food. They loved the Nutrish dog food and that's pretty exciting because it's actually good for them.

 Rachael Ray Nutrish just 6 dry dog food  comes with just 6 ingredients: rice flour, barley, beef, oat fiber, olive oil and malted barley flour. Obviously if you get chicken or lamb instead then instead of beef you get those proteins. They also come in either soft and chewy or crunchy textures so you can pick the one your dog likes best.

Right now they are giving away a free sample and you can let your dog try it too! If you're like me and consider your dogs a member of the family then you'll want to give them the best - Nutrish.

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