One of our nieces had a baby right before Christmas. A beautiful, healthy baby girl. It’s hard to realize that she’s two months old already! Before you know it we are going to have to worry about baby proofing our house for the many visits we will be getting from them. It just seems like a few days ago that we put away our old baby gates! Funny how life sneaks up on you that way. All of our kids are grown up now, and some are having kids of their own. I’m not sure I’m ready for a newest generation! I don’t feel old enough to be worrying about the newest child safety tips - I was just starting to get used to (and enjoying) knowing that the kids were past that point in life!
Ahh… the circle of life. I think maybe we should just suggest that we go visit them at their house instead, so we don’t have to go all nuts and fortify our house with all the newest safety equipment! Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see them, but if we go to them, then they are the ones who have to make sure the baby is safe. And, we can decide when the visit is over and leave to come home when the baby is cranky! I think I’ll suggest that to my wife!
Posted by J L on February 24, 2010
Posted in Friends and Family • Home and garden • Life • Shopping
My wife has been buying some more dangling earrings lately, and has run out of places to store them. She’s been looking at buying a new earring tree, but can’t seem to find any that she likes. And they are wicked expensive to boot! So I decided I’d try to help her out and do a little bit of looking around about a quick, cheap and easy way to make her something that she might be able to use. I found a website about instructions on how to make things, and found some suggestions about just taking an inexpensive splatter pan, bend the handle, and put the earrings in the mesh holes! I think that is absolute genius! I know we have at least one unused splatter pan around here! Now to figure out where to put it – that is going to be the real challenge! I’m thinking about just not even bending the handle, and just put a hook in the wall behind the bedroom door. I think that will work out just fine, don’t you?
My wife is thinking of ways to spend the money that we should be receiving shortly from our taxes. We did pretty good this year, and are trying to come up with the best ways to utilize the new found money. Both of us could use some new clothes, we have been watching our pennies so closely these past few years that we haven’t spent much on things that weren’t absolutely necessary. So it would be nice to take just a bit of the refund cash and find some great online deals for a few things.
Dave’s New York has a website that I have had bookmarked for some time now. I’ve got my eye on a nice carhartt shirt, they’ve a great variety of top brand named clothing for good prices for their online shoppers. I used to have a carhartt sweatshirt, but it got ruined, big time, years ago and I’ve missed it, so I think that I’m due a new one by now. I like the look of this one that they are offering for under $50. It is a nice heavyweight zippered and hooded carhartt sweatshirt that would help keep my head and neck warm come next winter.
At Dave’s New York they have a 30 day return policy which gives you plenty of time to process a return, if needed. They’ve been selling clothes for over 45 years and they have a store in New York city as well. But since I don’t intend on visiting New York any time soon I’ll be more than happy to utilize their website for now.
Posted by J L on February 18, 2010
Posted in Computers or Internet • Education and Personal Growth • Energy • Home and garden • Life • Money and Finances • Shopping • Technology and gadgets | Tagged With: bills, Business, economy, electric, energy, family, gadgets, house, internet, life, money, opinion, technology
With the U.S. economy still continuing to struggle, many people are looking for ways to save as much money as they possibly can because it all adds up and it’s all about the almighty dollar. One area that can be dramatically reduced is your electric bill. There are so many household items are constantly (24/7) using energy even when they are not in use. One tip that stays in my head is to unplug my cell phone charger when it is not being used to actually charge your phone.
Actually any electronic item should be turned off if it is not in use. It’s even better to unplug it altogether. Turning off lights, video game consoles, and televisions can all add up to great savings. Using cold water when you wash your clothes is another good idea. CFL bulbs can also help with your savings. Take a look around your house and see what you can do without.
There are a lot of useful and unusual websites online that come up with some interesting ways to help save money around the house. I know that I have turned into the kind of nag that insists that the lights be turned off when leaving the room/area, now matter what. Something as simple as switching a switch can add up at the end of the month.
While looking for a mobile broadband to sign up for my wife, I came across a blog that was featuring posts about data cards and USB Modems and mobile broadband in India. It looked like a very impressive collection of reviews. Reading those reviews, I became even more frustrated that it appears that there are a lot of good mobile broadband providers overseas, yet I am having trouble finding one over here!
In this great country of ours I fail to understand why we can’t get good service at a reasonable cost. If we are to remain competitive in this global economy, these kinds of services need to be affordable to more people. I can only hope that the prices of these services come down in the near future. These are important tools that we will need to survive.