As a new blogger, I enjoy reading other blogs of varying topics. While reading their blog, I will check out the blogs they have listed and find great information and new blogs to follow.
Today, I wanted to give a shout out to the blogs included on My Blog List. I stop by these blogs often to read their postings and leave comments. I like to stay updated with their happenings. There is a wide-variety of topics in the list including: -->News -->Technology -->Home Design -->Food/Meals -->Organizing -->Music -->Photography -->Fashion
Stop by the blogs on my list sometime. Have a wonderful day!
Hello Readers, it's Friday and seems like the week moved along quickly. No complaints from me! I thought today's post would be open to my readers in hopes that you will share what's going on with you today and this weekend.
Me ->I am finally getting the back-to-school supplies organized and ready to mail to my nieces. Also, I haven't stopped by a few local consignment shops in awhile. I bet there are some items marked down and a good buy is always fun. My friend owns an antique store in our downtown area and I enjoy stopping by to browse and chat.
Share your fun by leaving a comment. It's always nice to hear from you. Thanks!
By now, those who follow my blog or simply stop by from time to time, know that I am quite frugal and enjoy offering ideas for saving money. Try this quick tip on for size:
-->Carry only $10-$20: As you go about your day, decide that you will only spend that amount for everything you do such as buying morning coffee, lunch, snacks, or meeting friends after work. Once that amount is spent, don't stop by the ATM. I think you will monitor your spending a bit more knowing that your cash is getting low. It's a great way to avoid mindless spending.
Here's a thought ->You might have money left over to carry into the next day. Now that's saving!
The NFL season kicked off last Thursday with the two teams who played for the Super Bowl Championship ->New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings. Today, all the teams kickoff their season and I'm excited. My home team, the Atlanta Falcons are playing the Pittsburgh Steelers which should be a good game.
It's always an exciting time of the year when the NFL season starts. I am sure homes, college dorms/student centers, and sports eateries will be filled with fans cheering on their favorite teams. It's a good day to fellowship with family, friends, and neighbors. So after Sunday dinner and slice of apple pie, tune into an NFL game. Now that's Sweet!
If you like snacks such as chips, fritos, pretzels, or popcorn, pour a moderate portion into a bowl instead of eating directly from the bag. This helps to keep you from eating too much especially if you are snacking while watching television. Once the bowl is empty, drink plenty of water to help quench your thirst after eating salty snacks.
The fall semester has started on college campuses across the country and students are settling into their college dorm rooms. These rooms are generally not very big and most students have to share them with another student.
Here are some Easy Organizing Tips to make use of the space:
-->Use plenty of clear plastic containers that stack easily. Label the containers using masking tape and a Sharpie pen on what's inside. When you are hurrying in the morning to get to class, you don't want to waste time opening several containers to find what you need. These containers come in handy for storing snacks that you want to stay fresh. -->Buy a sturdy laundry basket so that you can easily grab it when heading to the laundry facility. The ones with a lid are best to avoid dropping any clothes from the basket while walking to the laundry room. -->Use an over-the-door shoe rack for easy access to your shoes. This will keep the shoes neatly organized. If you get up in the night, you don't want to run the risk of tripping on shoes that have been left in the middle of the floor. -->Stay organized on assignments and events with a bulletin board. Hang it near the desk area in the room for easy referencing. There are always fliers being handed out with college events coming up and the board would be a good spot to make sure you don't miss an important project or event.
Please share some of your own tips especially if you lived in a college dorm.
The last few mornings in Atlanta have been so refreshingly cool and this weekend will be about the same. If the weather is cooling a bit in your area, give the air conditioning a break by opening the windows of your home or apartment to let in some fresh air. This will also help cut down the A/C bill for extra savings. If it's safe enough, keep the windows open at night.
A new month has begun and what a good time to start that budget you've been putting off. If you already have a monthly budget and are sticking to it, I applaud you.
I am sure you have balanced your checking account from last month and are about to start paying those pesky, but necessary bills for September. It's time to take a serious look at your spending habits to make sure you are putting away money into your savings. I know budgeting can put a damper on your lifestyle, but there is no time like the present to start.
I recommend at least a six to eight months of savings for emergencies which can include car repairs, medical costs, home fix-ups, etc. Don't get caught in a lurch with no money to fall back on. Be prepared and start budgeting today!
A new start to the work week and you hit the ground running. The family may frown at eating Sunday's meal again tonight. But with the price of groceries, leftovers should not go to waste. Think outside the box and see what you can add to step the meal up a notch. Get the kids involved as you raid the refrigerator for ideas. I bet everyone will enjoy the leftovers after all. Yummy!
Today would be a great day to stop by your favorite Consignment or Goodwill stores. I like these places and think the bargains are endless. The season's are beginning to slowly change and some of these stores are marking down their summer clothing to make room for the fall arrivals. You may find some good buys for yourself and the kids especially if you live in areas where the climate will still be warm for another month or so. A fresh pair of capri pants, shorts, t-shirts, etc. will give your wardrobe extra mileage. It's worth a stop while you are out and about. Your wallet will appreciate you for it!
Here are 3 healthy tips that reap plenty of benefits:
1. As the weather starts to cool, step up your walking program with early morning or evening walks. The hot summer months may have slowed down getting out often due to the heat. Get back in stride! 2. For portion control at mealtime, use a salad-size plate. This helps keep you from filling the plate with too much food. 3. If you feel sluggish while working, step away from your desk or office for a few minutes. If you can, go outside for some fresh air and drink plenty of water for hydration. Skip the chips or sweets.
Every little bit of healthy eating and exercise is beneficial for all of us.
This week begins the fall semester for colleges and universities across the country. I remember my college days and the joy of resuming my studies and meeting up with friends. I also recall thoughts of how much the textbooks for my courses would cost.
I wanted to give some saving tips on purchasing textbooks for college students because I know how expensive they can be especially if you have to purchase them new. I always hoped that the professor did not change the textbook from the previous quarter/semester so I could possibly by the book used.
When students get the syllabus for their classes, they should check the campus bookstore's Used Book section to see if the textbook is available there. Better yet, some off-campus bookstores will carry college textbooks at a reduced price so it's worth a walk or drive to see.
During my college years, I did not mind buying used textbooks especially for courses that were electives as we called them back in my day. If the used book was in pretty good condition and the pages weren't filled with too much yellow highlighter, it's a good buy. Another way to find good deals on textbooks is to post on campus bulletin boards the textbooks you need for the courses. A lot of students want to make some extra bucks and may be willing to sell you their textbook at a good price. Just make sure the book is the correct edition for the course.
I hope anyone reading this post with kids in college will appreciate these tips and pass them along to their son or daughter. A college degree will open many doors and take you far in your aspirations. Keep on Learning!