Hey everybody, I’m getting back in the web design world a bit. I make simple, easy-to-use web sites that can be maintained with a minimal learning curve. My style is clean, simple, and modern (see this site). I am all about helping artists promote their work, creating an online presence for your…
Here’s one way to save money: get my husband to make you a free website instead of paying someone else to do it! He’s starting a web design business and would like to build his portfolio. It might be a couple weeks before he can start on a new project, because there are already a few in the works. Contact him soon before this deal runs out!
Since I moved to Arizona six months ago, I’ve been on a reuse and recycle kick. Don’t ask me why I didn’t get on board with that ages ago. One of the best things to reuse are glass jars - baby food jars, pasta sauce jars, salsa jars, you name it! This practice saves me money because I buy less tupperware and ziplock bags. There are tons of other reasons to switch to glass, though, so read on!
Just fill out a simple form, and they mail you a coupon booklet with over $35 in savings. Just ordered mine!
I’ll pick a winner at 5:00 today!
I’ve been using olive oil lately as my facial moisturizer - SO much cheaper than the Mary Kay variety I used to use, all natural, and it works just as well. I ordered some coconut oil (because it smells better) and plan to mix that with some shea butter to use as moisturizer and body lotion. Check out this link for 9 more items you probably have in your kitchen that you can use for facials. Who needs a spa day when you can pamper yourself in the comfort of your own home? Or better yet, why don’t you round up your girl friends and have a pampering party?
So…I’ve been a slacker when it comes to blogging lately… and I’ve also been a slacker when it comes to saving money. It’s easy to get lax about sticking to the budget during the holidays, but NO MORE! As of Jan 1 of 2011, we’re getting legalistic about this stuff! When we ran out of “out to eat” money this month, we stopped eating out. It’s hard for me to say “no” especially when it comes to hanging out with friends. When someone says “Hey do you want to go to Paradise Bakery and grab a cup of coffee and a cookie?” It’s lame and embarrassing to say “You know, I really shouldn’t because I can’t afford it.” It’s much easier to go, charge it to the credit card, and let tomorrow’s financial woes take care of themselves… BUT I’m not going to do that any more. No way, no how. Debt is slavery and I already have enough student debt to keep me enslaved for a lifetime. Why add more willingly when I can just learn to say no?
I have started to notice that Americans eat ALL THE TIME … and social gatherings often center around food. It’s like we can’t get together without having something to eat. Don’t get me wrong - I LOVE food. But eating out is really expensive, and I honestly can’t maintain that kind of lifestyle. So if staying in budget means being a loser for a while, that’s what I’m going to be. If you care to join me, I’ll be at the park eating a peanut butter sandwich ;)