Here are some creative ways to save money on utilities. These are the frugal living tips that my family have done, or are doing now. Keep in mind that some of these ideas will work for you and some will not. At the least, your brain will be stimulated to use these ideas to save money on utilities or your own.
Added by David Kimball on June 30, 2011 at 10:29am —
If you don't have one, you should get an Aloe Vera plant to have on hand as a first aid remedy...They are very easy to grow, even if you have a brown thumb...First, wash the affected area with soap and water...Then cut off several inches of a large leaf, slice it open lengthwise and squeeze out the gel...The gel forms a cool coating to soothe sunburns, cuts, minor burns and skin irritations...A popular… Continue
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on June 30, 2011 at 9:00am —
Keep Work at Bay While on Vacation
Like any other hardworking professional, you deserve to enjoy your downtime away from the your hectic working world. Being committed to providing your clients if you are self-employed, or your employer with excellence is certainly admirable. But everyone needs downtime away from work related activities. And your family deserves time with you without dueling… Continue
Added by Denise Griffitts on June 30, 2011 at 8:12am —
Why are weekends always so much better? Why do we get this rejuvenated sense of self at 4:30 Friday afternoon? We will spend all weekend working in the yard or going to kids ballgames, but when Monday comes we hit a brick wall and spend all week exhausted?
Why are we so content being… Continue
Added by Mike Purchis on June 30, 2011 at 6:34am —
A debt snowball is one of the best solutions to eliminate your credit card debt. You have seen the image. Start at the top of a hill with a small snowball and let it roll down. As the ball goes further down the hill, it begins to pick up more snow and speed. And on it goes building momentum, getting bigger and faster, bigger and faster, bigger and faster until it reaches its destination -- Pow! All… Continue
Added by David Kimball on June 29, 2011 at 3:18pm —
Want to live better? Then spend time improving yourself.
How many people want to live better but seldom spend time developing themselves? They spend day after day seeking improve someone else's business, organization or work, yet people are not improving themselves. To improve others, we must first improve ourselves. If we are going to lead others, we must know where we are going. Our lives need to project the goals we set and the improvements we are… Continue
Added by Chris Gallagher on June 29, 2011 at 12:35pm —
Words of Wisdom: Episode 048 ~ Jason Ayers
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“The 4 P's of Perseverance: Conquering the Long Run in Life & Business” ~ Jason… Continue
Added by Jason Ayers on June 29, 2011 at 10:43am —
If you've planted cabbage (this will work with broccoli and cauliflower, too), those darn cabbage worms will get to your plants at some point this season...Here's a home remedy for protecting your garden from those pesky insects...Mix together 1 cup of flour and 1/2 cup of salt...Dust the mixture on the leaves of the cabbage plant especially when they're damp or dewy...No chemicals needed!
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on June 29, 2011 at 9:00am —
I did a lot of life contemplation this morning. Sitting on the back patio reading, watching the cat peek his head out from some tall wheat grass in the distance as though Dori (my dog) and I couldn’t see him. It’s funny to watch the animals communicate, even with the wild ones such as the birds and… Continue
Added by Robert Clinton on June 29, 2011 at 8:36am —
Imagine yourself walking into a large white room, and in this room the floor is lined from corner to corner with piggy banks. Some of these piggy banks are full, some are empty, and some maybe just a few coins. On the door is a note addressed to you. You reach up and pull the envelope off the door and tear the crisp flap and pull out the note. The note simply says,"… Continue
Added by Mike Purchis on June 29, 2011 at 8:29am —
I was at one of my recent water aerobics classes. A woman approached the pool and came down the ladder to get into the pool two or three times. The water was cold, and I thought that was what she was timid about. It turns out she was afraid of the water. I heard her talking with friends after the class was over. She never got into the pool, but just stood on the sidelines and then took a… Continue
Added by Bernice Coles on June 29, 2011 at 4:00am —
Do you waste your marketing time and money on things that don't give you results? I was recently overwhelmed with the amount of postcards my wife got in the mail over a 2-3 week period before she attended a conference she pre-registered for. Seriously, I could not believe my wife was getting this… Continue
Added by Jeff Jones on June 28, 2011 at 9:43am —
When harvesting the produce from your garden, if there's more than you can eat, preserve, cook, freeze, etc. for your family, please share with friends and neighbors, especially those who do not have their own vegetable garden...Or if you just like getting your hands in the dirt and like to grow things for the pure enjoyment of it, donate your extra produce to the local food bank or soup kitchen.
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on June 28, 2011 at 9:00am —
A couple of quotes came across my eyes this week while reading. Both were from former presidents so I thought that it would be appropriate to share them with the coming Fourth of July weekend. This week will also mark Matthew’s 10 year birthday. Matthew is our "differently abled" son. I will not go into the details and get all mushy like I did last year around his birthday…I will let you catch up here with this link…you will be rewarded with the most precious video of…
Added by Kevin Troupe on June 28, 2011 at 7:01am —
Not sure if I should be blogging right now, but hopefully I can get a couple words in before my wife signals at me to get off the computer and let’s go. I have this enormous tender pain in my lower left abdomen going on right now. It’s been here since yesterday, but evidently we’re heading to the doctor this morning.
Not sure what to say except that for prayers are always welcome. It’s probably just an enormous gas bubble. At least that’s the… Continue
Added by Robert Clinton on June 28, 2011 at 6:54am —
We had put together the pieces of the career coaching puzzle and were finishing up the business planning part of the process. (Jump to the full article and share your thoughts.)
She had a better understanding of what she had to offer and…
Added by Joel Boggess on June 28, 2011 at 4:30am —
I had to give two 25 min. "motivational" talks last Friday. Four of my co-workers were present. One told me today that he mentioned to someone that I had "missed my calling". I was flattered. Wow....really? Little does he know....my calling is calling me.
In the quest to "find our passion", "find our calling", or however we… Continue
Added by Bernice Coles on June 28, 2011 at 4:00am —
"Other things may change us, but we start and end with family."
- Anthony Brandt
At the beginning of our life and at our final resting place, it is family that will be there. Friends come and go, careers, possessions, ambitions and anything else that we deem important in our lives have their season, but it is family that remains our constant.
Happy is the person that… Continue
Added by Meredith "Kit" Bromfield on June 27, 2011 at 1:30pm —
When the garden raiders are out in full force at night, here's a way to discourage the critters...If your garden has access or is close to an electrical source, simply string up some blinking Christmas lights on the plant stakes around your garden and light up the area...Watch out, your unusual deterrent may be the talk of the neighborhood!...Caution: Don't forget to unplug the… Continue
Added by Janet Visloski Strang on June 27, 2011 at 9:00am —
I have a black and white medium haired domestic cat by the name of Angel. I love him, but he’s quite a little discomfort for me while I’m trying to get work done. He seems to interrupt me right at the right times; every time. Even while I’m writing this, he’s quietly nudging my arm and hand because he… Continue
Added by Robert Clinton on June 27, 2011 at 7:03am —