Monday, January 14, 2013
Take a look at some of the items that you can find deals on this month, including diet foods, athletic and winter apparel, televisions and other electronics, tax filing software, furniture, appliances, chocolate and other snacks, toys and more.
Although money may be tight so soon after the holidays, there are great buys in January that are worth the expense. This week Frugal Family features items that are at their rock bottom prices in January. Some are obvious: wrapping paper, Christmas decorations and like seasonal products. Others may surprise you: frozen finger foods, chocolate and linens. Take a look at the following products and see if there’s something you know you will need this year. By thinking ahead a few months, you will actually boost your budget’s bottom line in the long run.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Start 2012 right with safety tips and hobby help for your pets.
After an unfortunate incident with Booker and our Nativity, during which St. Joseph developed a chip on his shoulder, didn’t have a leg to stand on, and lost an arm, I safely baby-gated our dogs from the Christmas tree. All those temptations – flickering lights, pretty colored bows, and even the dog-proof ornaments – proved too much a distraction for young Booker. Once he got with the routine, though, he became very reliable around the “leave-its,” helped in part by the appearance of a spray bottle of Bitter Apple in the manger. All kidding aside, with the holidays past us, and the task of putting everything away, now is not the time to let your guard down to keep your cats, dogs, bunnies, ferrets, gerbils or other companion animals, safe…
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Time to discuss New Year's Resolutions.
I was having coffee with friends the other day when someone asked, "So, what's everyone's New Year's resolutions?" There was an uncomfortable pause. I hesitated to reply because once you say it, you know that your friends will hold you to it. I was tempted to cross my fingers behind my back before answering. I have a list of resolutions each year. I have a 50 percent success rate. Sharing my New Year's resolutions here may help me succeed more this year. And even if I don't, if you share yours then maybe we can get through this resolutions ordeal together. Oh, and I do consider it an ordeal. A top resolution of mine each year is better fitness and diet, which I rarely accomplish. I don't like to exercise. I'm not hot about sweating. This …