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March 10th, 2007 at 11:48 pm

A Great Value!

Affordable Skin-care

You can order through me: www.youravon.com/meredithhale

Old Hollywood

February 18th, 2007 at 05:00 pm

She takes her photos seriously!

Pure Silliness

February 18th, 2007 at 04:56 pm

Sometimes you just have to stop and enjoy the moment.

Expressive Shots

February 18th, 2007 at 04:53 pm

Hmmm... not your run of the mill "angles".

I'm White & Nerdy

February 18th, 2007 at 04:50 pm

I have to say- that I'm being cliche, but it's so appropo.

Go Figure- Her two favorite Xmas Toys

December 30th, 2006 at 01:34 pm

Dad's Game Box

Plastic Maracass- Target's $1 Special

Job Update

December 22nd, 2006 at 04:20 pm

It's been almost 4 months since I've been back to work- if just for part time. And it's safe to say that I like my job. I'm one of the few people that actually like their jobs. What a shame.

Well- It's turned out to be a great strike of luck. I'm getting paid more than I did working fulltime at the public high school down the street. I'm very happy with my bosses and co-workers. The people I see, virtually every day, are pretty swell too.

I'm still on a mission to find another job for more income. Not to say we're "hurting" anymore. But- I may try selling Avon in my spare time for some extra cash. According to my friend, she did it- with online store- and it seemed easy and less time consuming...

We'll see...

Happy Holidays to all....

13 months

December 22nd, 2006 at 04:09 pm

She's taking over...

A Budding Friendship

September 16th, 2006 at 09:54 pm

Jasmin is finally getting over her overwhelming fear of Jackson. She even coos when he's around and she looks for him and likes to touch him. Oddly, the puppy is getting more aggressive which scares me. This is my first puppy ever, so I have no idea what to expect.

Our newest addition: Jackson

September 13th, 2006 at 08:56 pm

What a sweet little devil!

Little Jasmin is 9 months old!

August 23rd, 2006 at 08:34 pm

She's wearing a 24month sized dress. Her Daddy's loves the shades of red and orange in this dress.

Is debt inevitable?

August 19th, 2006 at 10:11 am

I think this must be a socio-economic issue perhaps. I think some people stop dreaming/pursuing better financial situations because they think that they are meant to be in a rut. They grew up poor and will die poor. They don't know any better.

But- Should that matter? Don't you want to be in a better financial situation? Not to say that you should try to "keep up with the Jones's" if it doesn't fit within your means.

Don't let your financial dreams die just because of what you're *used* to.

Positive thinking begets better opportunities & fortune. Motivation will take it to the next level- and hopefully to success.


August 17th, 2006 at 09:32 am

Advertisements bomard us with ideas of what we need to buy. They say we need a distinct cleaner for every room and object. Your shampoo is only for hair. Baby products are advertised only for babies. They want you to buy more of their products, not face the truth and save money.

Fact is there are more "all-purpose" products out there without the corporate masks we associate with cleanliness, hygiene, whatever. Do they deserve our hard earned money?

Vinegar, Lemons, Baking Soda, ammonia, rubbing alcohol and bleach have been around a lot longer than commercials and did the just as well for cheap. What do you think that cave people used to survive? Did they die off because they didn't have Lysol?

Same goes for hygiene products. You can use shampoo as bodywash and for some light hand washing. Baby lotion is as good for the mother as the baby. Body lotion is good on *skin*, not excluding our face.

Don't *you* feel taken advantage of? Do you gripe about your underpaid job and yet stuff Procter & Gamble's (for example) pockets with *your* hard earned money?

True- we've been brainwashed. But now, it's up to you to keep your money.

Interesting Numbers

August 16th, 2006 at 03:05 pm

A loaf of bread has risen more than a dollar since 1929. A gallon of gasoline has risen over 2 dollars.

Electricity, by in large, has stayed the same price for 77 years!

(info from my utility company)

1st Time @ Money Blunders Anonymous

August 16th, 2006 at 07:00 am

Okay- I have two confessions.

(1) I am a serious person at heart. I acquired a "funny bone" while dating my now husband. Point: I'll try to interject some humour in my posts as you follow our journey.

(2) I have been in denial. You've assume that being committed- hehe, married, I mean- it should be easier to stay in the green. Well- that's not always the case. I've gotten myself out of debt (medical debt included) before, but now it's a whole new beast. A married/parent financial beast.

I'm not a Taurus for nothing. Bring it on!


P.S. Does saving money count when you're a SAHM? What's the opposite of "income"? Debt, I suppose. Well, saving money doesn't hurt the progress either.