Friday, October 29, 2010

My daughter's afterschool activities

Guest post written by Elizabeth Quincy

Sometimes it's hard to keep up with all the stuff that I do on my time, much less all the stuff that my daughter does after school. There's art lessons, Girl Scouts, children's choir at church and now she's added figure skating to that long schedule of activities.

I was a little surprised when she told me she wanted to learn how to figure skate but I thought that it might be good to do a physical activity since the rest of her stuff isn't. As I was looking up information on lessons, I came across some facts about a wireless internet service that sounded like it might be better than the one we've been using forever, so I decided to click here and switch over from our old provider.

Well, I wouldn't quite call my daughter a figure skater yet because she's only a lesson or two into the sport, but she definitely is an ice skater because she's picked up on how to stop, go and control what she's doing when she's skating. I guess there are a lot of sparkly leotards in her future.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Who to Be?

Written by Otis Norton

It happens to me every year. As Halloween draws closer I am forced to make a tough decision. I have to choose a costume when there are so many awesome ones to choose from. I can never decide to the last minute and I spend hours just wandering around in local costume shops, online sites, and even Wal-mart in an attempt to get ideas. I don't like just buying a pre-fab costume. I like to make my own. At least in that way I can be original even if I use a common idea.

This morning I got dressed, set my home security alarm I found online at, and headed out to shop once more. I had the day off and I was determined to actually get an idea before the last minute for once. I spent all day shopping and never did decide on anything.

I began heading home with disappointment etched on my features. It seemed like this year would be the same as always. I went through all my costume designs of the last few years and shook my head. They had all been somewhat original. Once I had been a vampire pirate. Another Year I chose to be both a ninja catperson. That had involved intricate makeup! This year, though, I wasn't sure what to be.

It wasn't until I ran across a movie poster for Avatar that a thought crossed my mind. It might sound silly but it gave me an idea. I immediately headed home to figure out how to be a zombie Na'vi.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Save Money With Movies On Demand

Thanks for the article from Len Briggs

In today's economy, I just can't afford to go the movies. By the time I pack the wife and kids into the car, fill up the gas tank, drive to the theater, buy our tickets, and load up on popcorn and drinks for everyone, I'm too worried about paying the bills for the month to relax and enjoy the movie. That's why family movie night in my house comes courtesy of the movies on demand feature on our satellite TV from

I used to love the experience of going to a theater to see the latest blockbuster release. With funds so tight these days, however, I prefer not to spend a lot of cash to take the family to a film that we may end up not enjoying. It makes much more sense to catch a movie on demand. If one or more members of our clan aren't enjoying the film, they can just go into another room and do something else without making me feel like I've thrown money away. Since finding one movie that appeals to all five of us can be a challenge anyway, choosing from the wide variety of films available through the movies on demand feature is much more convenient than trying to pick a winner from the five or six movies playing at our local multiplex.

With movies on demand, the whole family can enjoy a movie, complete with snacks and drinks, in the comfort of our living room for roughly what it would cost one of us to see a new release in a theater on opening night. That makes it a heck of a lot easier for this hard-working dad to enjoy the film!

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Andy Griffith Show Still As Good Today As When It Came Out

Thanks for the post, Bernard Vasquez

Without a doubt, The Andy Griffith Show has stood the test of time and one of my all-time favorite shows to watch. It has recently marked its 50th anniversary, which tells you about its staying power. The story takes place in a small town called Mayberry and follows the exploits of Sheriff Andy Taylor and his friends and family. One of the funniest characters on the show is Deputy Barney Fife. He seems to always get into trouble no matter what he does. The rapport between him and Andy is just wonderful.

In the show, Andy Griffith plays Andy Taylor and he does a wonderful job. Some of the other characters you get to watch through the series are Opie Taylor Andy's son who is played by Ron Howard. Opie is a young man who gets into trouble sometimes and Ron Howard does a great job playing the little boy. There are also many different characters that you meet through the series such as Goober at the gas station, Floyd the Barber and Aunt Bee who lives with Andy Taylor. I watch The Andy Griffith Show on direct tv tampa when the reruns pop up. Even though I have seen every episode of the show this series is still as good as the day I first caught it on television.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ready To Change Your Attitude

Thanks for the guest post by Jonathan Curtis

Did you realize that by just redecorating your home that you could be changing your attitude? Just by giving one room in your home that probably well needed make over you could be making a major change in your life style and attitude. Get some ideas using your Clear WiMax 4G deal Boston.

If you are bored with the same old colors, pictures, furniture in you home it is time for a change. If you were to make over just one room in your home in which you spend a significant amount of time in you may become a bit more perky if you have been hum drum, or you could learn to become a bit calmer and more relaxed just by repainting your walls.

Your redecorating does not have to be an expensive project. Start by going to flea markets and second hand stores and find items that you can coordinate to make your living room look more vibrant. Add a few pictures where there were none and change that lamp to one that says hey look at me.

I recently did a make over in my house and for under $300 my living room, dining room and hallway now have a country style or very rustic look when before it had a more modern appearance. I feel much more relaxed and my company has expressed how homey my home has become. No longer a house, this is my home.

Express yourself and start making a difference in how you feel everyday.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Experience at the Movies

Post contributed by Leonard Phelps

This summer I have gone to see movies at the local drive-in theater at least once a month. My husband and I like to borrow a truck and snuggle up in the back for the double feature. The drive-in usually shows movie pairings that include something for everyone, which could include anything from comedy to family movies to action. I enjoy all of these genres so the drive-in is the ideal choice for us.

Another favorite is the theater close by with only one screen. I like this theater because they keep the ticket prices comparatively low. And even though they only show one movie at a time, it is generally the one that I want to see.

I usually go to the movies with my husband or friends. We like to load up on water, coffee and snacks, especially if we are going to the drive-in, and we make sure our adt Home Alarm is set before we leave the house.

Occasionally I will take in a 3-D movie at the larger theater downtown, but I am more likely to opt for the cheaper option of the drive-in. I will only pay more for a 3-D movie if it's a movie that I've been dying to see and know will be worth the price. But no matter where the location, I love movies and will continue to see them as long as they are made.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

How I Earn My Living Online

I thought I'd share with you all exactly how I earn my living working from home. I thought some of you might be interested in checking these out. So here is a list of companies that I work for or have worked for in the past that has always paid me on time just as they said they would.

Freelance Writing:

Demand Studios


The Content Authority

Writer Access

Associated Content

All of these companies pay through PayPal. Some pay weekly, some pay biweekly, and some pay monthly, but they all pay on time as promised.

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Paid to Sign Up for Offers:

This is a site that I have personally been paid from. How it works is that you signup for enough offers to equal 100 credits. Once you do that person who referred you is paid $60 by the website. Then that person pays you for signing up under their referral link. For every person that signs up and completes 100 verified credits for the offers, I will personally send you half of my payment. That's right, I WILL PAY YOU $30 for completing the offers. What's great about this is that will also get your own referral link that you can refer people to, earn $60 each for when they complete their 100 credits, and then you can pay them as much or as little as you like for signing up. Many of the offers are completely free and some have free trials. If you do not want to continue with the offers all you have to do is call them and cancel your membership during your free trial period. That's what I did and they canceled with no problem. I guarantee you that you will be paid $30 within a week of completing 100 credits of offers. After all, I am on here every day and I wouldn't be sharing this link with people that I interact with on a daily basis, if I didn't know that this website pays like they say they will. If you'd like to check it out just go here:

Paid to be a Website Tester:

I have been a website tester for Usertesting for over 2 years now. They ALWAYS pay me on time. They pay through Paypal exactly a week after you complete a website review job. For instance, if you complete a review on Friday, it gets deposited into your Paypal account
the following Friday. Each job you complete pays $10 and they seem to have a lot of work now.

Paid to Read Emails:

I have been paid once by Send Earnings. You get paid to read emails, do surveys, and sign up for offers. They mail you a check once you have earned $30. You can sign up here:

This is how I earn my living from home. I worked for my school system for over 13 years and only brought home $600-$800 a month from being a teacher aide and sometimes a preschool bus monitor. Now, I work full time from home and can easily earn at least $1000 a month. If any of you are looking for ways to earn an income right from home, these are some of the best companies to do work for. Good Luck!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Watching House in My House

Thanks for the post, Nora Howe

I admit that I have never been much of a television watcher in my past, but ever since I hooked up my direct tv satellite, I have become completely addicted to the prime time drama "House". This is a bit out of my character, since I have never been one to get into hospital dramas, but "House" is so much different from the rest.

To catch everyone up to speed, House features the wild diagnosis process of the zany lead character, Dr. Gregory House. He is perhaps the most arrogant doctor anyone will run into, and in the show, he is often portrayed as being very disliked by both patients and physicians alike. In fact, the only reason Dr. House seems to keep is job is because of his ability to find cures for extremely ill patients. Even if the prognosis seems grim, Dr. House will determine the cause and find an unorthodox treatment.

No real hospital would ever put up with the shenanigans and protocol violations that are a weekly occurrence under Dr. House's care. This, however, makes for a television show that is full of drama. I find myself both loving and hating the doctor. His matter-of-fact attitude, along with his conceit, captivates the viewer for the entire hour. Since discovering "House", I have yet to miss a single episode! I cannot wait for many new seasons to come.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Back to School Shopping for Supplies

Guest written by our friend Jan Petersen

I love to shop for back to school supplies for my grandchildren. My grandchildren are in elementary school which makes them very small. It is always a lot of fun to take them with me and watch them get excited about the new clothes I just bought them.

But before we can go shopping there are a few things I like to do. First thing I do is look through the Sunday paper for coupons and to see who has big back to school sales going on. I want to make sure I get the best for my grandchildren and save money for myself. Then I make sure I set my alarm system before I leave the house. After all, you cannot be to careful this day and time.

Now it is time for some serious shopping. We usually go to Walmart first. Even though my grandchildren are small, they still know all about style. And they know Walmart has kids clothes with plenty of style. I can also get their shoes and back to school supplies there.

Since everything they need is on sale now, I like to buy plenty to last them this time of year. Being in elementary school they need a lot of supplies. Paper, pencils, glue, pencil holders, and backpacks are just a few of the items they need.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Newlywed and new NFL fan

Guest post written by Julia Hodds

There were certain concessions that I had to make when I got married about a year ago, like sharing a bathroom with my husband. But there of course, have been many good changes since then too, like becoming a huge NFL fan.I never really got my husband’s passion for it back when we were dating and then engaged. However, something seemed to just click and now I can’t stop reading blogs about the upcoming season and season predictions with my direct tv internet.When we met back in college my husband would spend a lot of time on his highspeed internet in Kentucky working on his fantasy football team. Now we both play on satellite internet in West Virginia and although he wouldn’t admit it, I’m better than him at fantasy football.

I’m really looking forward to the upcoming season and pulling for my team the Baltimore Ravens. Luckily we’re both Ravens fans – I kind of became one by default, another thing I picked up with marriage. At least our NFL allegiances won’t be something we have to worry about in our marriage.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Vegetable Delight in Granada Hills is Chinese Vegan Paradise

Written by my friend Jenny Kelly

Eating out, for me and my roommates, is at least a weekly tradition. We always go through the same routine before leaving the apartment--finding the keys (which are inevitably nowhere to be found for a good five or ten minutes), locating the wallets, and setting the home security alarm just before taking off. We found out where to get a door alarm near Cincinnati and it has been working great.

As a vegetarian, my favorite restaurant for eating out is Vegetable Delight in Granada Hills (San Fernando Valley), California. It's a Chinese restaurant at which all of the food is vegan.

The menu at Vegetable Delight is huge, with a wide range of options that leaves vegetarians (normally used to having one option from which to choose, if any) delirious with possible decisions.

It's not usually busy, but it is great food, and the people who run the restaurant are very sweet.

All meals come with free tea. My favorite appetizers are the crispy wantons and the fried spring rolls. The wanton soup is also spectacular!

I always tend to order a "fish" dish, along with orange chicken, which is marvelous. Occasionally we order a piece of vegan cheesecake to share, as well, which never fails to delight.

When it comes to prices, Vegetable Delight won't break your wallet. We usually spend about $17 per person, plus tax and tip. However, because the dishes are meant to be shared, there's the potential to try a large variety of foods if you're eating out with more people.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Beautiful Music

Ever since I was a young girl, I have always wanted to learn to play piano. I have always thought that piano music is quite possibly the most beautiful music the ear can ever hear. It is also such a versatile instrument that allows a player to play it in a variety of different ways.

I remember listening to my aunt play when I was a child. It was amazing! I would always ask her when I could learn to play piano just like her. She told me that all I had to do was practice, practice, practice. That sounded extremely difficult to me, but it was exactly how my aunt learned to play. As far as I know, she never had even one piano lesson.

Even if I never learn to play piano, I am hoping that my daughter will someday take an interest in it. It would be just as enjoyable to me seeing her making beautiful music on a piano bench as it would for me to be playing myself.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Taking a Day Trip

Written by Sherri Hicks

One of the blessed things we have in this country is the ability to take our families on vacations and day trips. The day trip is the mini-vacation- one day to get away from the day-to-day routine of our lives and see new places and experience new things. The invention of the automobile allows us to be the adventurers and explorers we long and want to be and the day trip is the perfect getaway for a family.

Some preliminary things need to be done before we take our trip such as: taking along extra food and water, a first-aid kit, small toolbox, cell phone, and some extra clothes. The last thing to do is to set the security choice home security system before leaving the house.

One of the more ambitious day trips is the drive to Durango, Colorado and the train ride from Durango to Silverton. Just the drive alone is worth the trip but the train ride is a step back in time. This is a genuine steam locomotive the kind they ran in the 1800s. The train has been featured in many western movies and the trip is one of the greatest attractions in Colorado. Silverton is a real old west mining town complete with unpaved streets nestled between two mountain ranges. Our family loves to ride the train and the drive although long (we generally leave before the sun is up), is well worth it.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tartpon Springs, Florida

Content by Sol Rosales

Being somewhat short on money and also somewhat short of time, I decided that the Fourth of July weekend would be a good chance for a little vacation. The plan was to take a short trip, maybe two or three hours from home, check into a hotel for Friday and Saturday nights and return home on Sunday.

Using my satellite internet service to get online, I searched for destinations that were maybe 100 to 150 miles from our north central Florida home. On the east coast, I considered Daytona Beach and Melbourne. I did'nt want to go back to the theme parks in the Orlando area and finally settled on a trip to the Gulf Coast.

I looked up Tampa and St. Petersburg on several travel sites to see what the area had to offer. There were plenty of possibilities including the beach, Hard Rock Casino, Salvador Dali Museum and the Tampa Aquarium. I decided to take advantage of my Hilton Honors Reward Points and got a free night at the Hampton Inn in Tarpon Springs.

Tarpon Springs is located a few miles north of Tampa and St. Pete and is known as the Sponge Capital of America.

An old, Greek fishing village, Tarpon Springs seemed like a nice place to stay. We enjoyed the weekend, visiting local attractions, eating at some nice restaurants and just enjoying the change of scenery. If you want an easy vacation planning experience, you should Get DIRECTV and CLEAR to help!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Family Movie Time at Home

Guest post written by Taylor Jorne

This last year my family was visiting. It is always fun to see them because they have younger children. We had plans to watch a movie. I had seen great reviews for the family movie "Everyone's Hero". It is an animated movie about a young boy, named Yankee Irving, who loves baseball. I knew this would be perfect for all of us, and we would be able to watch the movie on directv So while my dad was outdoors grilling, we set up our places in the theatre room, where eating and watching movies at the same time are a blast! The movie's scene is set in the Great Depression, along with the times that Babe Ruth was a player. Irving is a 10 year-old boy, and loves baseball, but baseball does not seem to encompass him readily--his talent is sadly lacking. One day Irving finds a baseball that can talk. The ball's name is Screwie. The name fits because the baseball is a grumpy character. Irving finds himself going to see his father at the Yankee Stadium, where his father works as a janitor. Yankee Irving has always wanted to see the locker room of all of his heroes. He is let in. Trouble arises when a signed baseball goes missing that night...It is a movie worth watching for all ages--young and older.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron

This was written by guest blogger Linda Penea

There was a black out at the private school that my two daughters attend. The weather was challenging that day so we were given a notification in email that school would be delayed for three hours. I have the pleasure of working from home as a writer so I didn't have to worry about finding a baby sitter or get the girls to a daycare center so I could get to work.

We had a great opportunity to watch 'Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron,' together on our cheap satellite tv. Although the setting and plot take place in frontier America where no horse shows were taking place, my two girls absolutely fell in love with Spirit, the horse. They love horses and talk to each other all the time about when they will own their own horses. Spirit is the horse they say that they want to own so they can participate in jumping and dressage and three day eventing. Although Spirit did not perform in those types of activities in the movie, but instead was a supporting vehicle of inspiration for the young Lakota Indian brave, they felt Spirit could easily be trained for shows, especially for jumping. They even agreed that the paint mare, Rain, that Spirit fell in love with would make a great brood mare for one a foal that they would breed.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

How Quickly Life Can Change...

Up until about 4 years ago, life was not so bad. Neither my husband or I had any health problems that we were aware of. He worked full time and earned a decent living and I worked and made extra money at a job that I loved. I had great co-workers that were like family to me and the students I worked with at school gave me so much joy. We weren't rich, but we were paying our bills and had two vehicles and could take our kids out on fun days on the weekends if we liked. We could all go places together and often took my Mom right along with us. Back then there were no needs for any pain meds or depression meds b/c we were basically happy.
Then things changed drastically...John started having various health problems which meant missed time at work, more than one surgery, and tremendous medical bills. Then my MIL was diagnosed with cancer. I lost my job w/the school system and started working from home. My husband was diagnosed with depression b/c it was almost unbearable for him to deal with his mother's illness. She passed away 6 mths later and we were devastated. The next year John's grandmother passed away and again we were heartbroken. Shortly after I started having back problems and was diagnosed with depression as well due to ongoing stress and the chronic back pain that never goes away. Moving forward to this year, my grandfather passed away in May and only a couple weeks later a very dear friend of our lost his battle with cancer. In June, we move my FIL & BIL in with us b/c my FIL is also ill now. He has severe lung issues and desperately needs a hernia surgery that the surgeon will not do b/c of the condition of his lungs. Sometimes the grief and heartbreak that has hit us is so hard to deal with. It's almost unbelievable that one family could keep getting blow after blow like this.
Now, John has been off from work due to his messed up knee and back since August of last year. He does get a small amount of long term disability each month but still we can barely make ends meet. I still work from home and don't make near what I need to for everything we need and used to be able to afford. We only have 1 running vehicle now that does not have room for every one in it and does not have A/C either. We can never go anywhere as a family anymore. I rarely leave this house for anything other than going to the grocery store. My depression has gotten worse b/c I constantly feel horrible b/c I can't do things for or with my kids like I used to. I miss the person I used to be. I miss the life we used to have. I don't even have any friends anymore other than my online friends who live thousands of miles away from me. I see where those I used to call my friends can do fun things with their family. I want to do those things too. But, I can't right now. I feel like because of our health issues and our financial problems, my sweet babies are being deprived of doing things that other kids enjoy. I am so tired of this struggle. But, I have no idea if or when it will get any better. A few years ago, I would never have imagined how quickly things can change. But now I know, it happens. I would love to know how to make things good once again...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

What I've Been Up to Lately...

Lately, I've been writing...a lot. I've started working more at my freelance writing jobs than ever before. I do still have a few smaller jobs that are basically for extra money, but I have been more seriously focused on my writing than ever before. I am so thrilled that I was able to get into freelance writing as this is a job that I can really put my heart into. So, starting tomorrow, I am going to double my writing goals and start doubling my work load as well. I have the jobs that will allow me to earn a decent living right from home, so it is high time I give it my all so I can start earning at my full potential.(:

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

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Friday, April 23, 2010

I Just Love Shop Wiki!

I just found a great website to order the cutest clothing for my little girl. It is and they have the most adorable styles. Another great thing about this site is that it has great tips that help you choose the best clothing for your daughter. These include wonderful ideas on how to choose the best size of clothing for your child.
When you first visit you will notice it is a bit different than most children's clothing websites. It has an amazing selection of online children's clothing stores that you can order from. Regardless of whether you are looking for more expensive clothing for special occasions or cute outfits for play clothes, the links are right there to virtually any children's clothing store available online.
So if you have been searching for a great way to find adorable clothing for your little girl online, be sure to go to You will be so pleased at just how easy it is to find great stores to shop at and find the perfect outfits to make your little girl look like and feel like a little princess.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Counting My Blessings...

Today, I am counting my blessings. Sure, we struggle financially, and have a few health issues to get through but, we are here. I get down every so often, but I know I am a very lucky girl! God has been so good to me!
First, I am blessed with a hubby who loves me. I trust him with every fiber of my being. We are and will always be the best of friends.
Next, I have two of the most wonderful children in the world. My so, Justin, is 15, brilliant, sooo musically gifted, and has a heart of gold. His intelligence in almost anything you throw at him completely blows my mind! I know that he will go on to be a great success when he gets older. My daughter McKenna, is 8, amazing, hilarious, smart, and loves everyone. She makes friends with almost everyone she meets and she is a top student in 2nd grade. There's no doubt in my mind that she will achieve whatever dream she desires when she becomes an adult.
My Momma is also a wonderful blessing in my life. She has helped make me who I am and gives unconditional love to her family at all times. She lives her life for God and always thinks of others first.
I am also very blessed with my husband's loving family. They are MY family as much as they are his. I cannot thank them all enough for making me feel like I belong so much.
Two other blessings I am very thankful for are my two puppygirls. It is mindboggling how attached a family can be to their pets. We love our girls, Bailey & Rylie so much and hope to have them as part of our family for many years.
I am also blessed to have a home. It isn't fancy, but it doesn't have to be. In one more month it will be paid off in full! It's a place we can relax in and enjoy.
Finally, I am blessed with my work. I feel very lucky to be able to earn a living from my own home. I love my work and love the ability to work on my own terms, when I want and how much I want.
So, even though times get hard sometimes, I have many, many things to be thankful for. I have wonderful people in my life, jobs that work for me, and a place to lay my head every night. Who could ask for anything more?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Stress Stinks!

Today is a cold, rainy, dreary day. I am so stressed out over our financial matters it is unbelievable! John has been off from work since August due to his bad knees and it takes every penny I can earn just to get by. Sure, he is on short term disability from his job, but that's a big joke! We went the entire month of both October and December without a check at all. They send it when it's convenient for them, not every week like we were told. When it does come it is only around $100 every now and then. Who can feed 4 people on that? I just wish like everything he could get back to normal and work again. Because the long hours I work both day and late into the night are really starting to put a strain on me and the rest of our family.