Category: family life

Great Back to School Clothing Deals

Does the high gas prices have you on a smaller budget? Are you looking for quality clothing at a great price? Then look no further than Heavenly Couture for your back to school clothes shopping. They have a great selection of cheap Junior clothing, and nothing is over $17.95! This site will save you so much time instead of driving from store to store. You will save up to 85% off the retail price. If you spend $75 or more, then you will receive free shipping. I would check them out today to snag some great deals on cheap clothing. Here are a few of my favorite items that you can buy. Heavenly Couture will save you time, money, and gas.


Have Fun with Your Pictures

I just finished making a free slide show at Roxio online . I uploaded several pictures of my cute son, and had a blast making it. You can add a title page, like I did, or not. You can also add music, stickers to jazz up those pictures even more, and captions to tell a story. I just chose random pictures that were already on the computer, but it’s amazing how much he has grown in the past year. If you want more options, then you have to upgrade. I could see this as a great way to share baby pictures, wedding pictures, and much more. You can email, or on your blog, and you can even have it burned to a DVD. Register online today for free to start making your slide show.

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Check Out This Automobile Website

The gas prices definitely have me looking for more fuel efficient used cars. We are thinking of buying a nice secondhand Toyota Yaris. This could save us a lot of money in gas with his commute to work. I have been doing some research on Auto123.com where I can search for new and used cars, plus read reviews from owners. The site is very informative, and very easy to navigate.

Don’t forget to enter the Drive, Rate, and Fly contest. All you have to do is evaluate a car for a chance to win a great vacation. You can choose either a trip to Mexico or see the Daytona 500 race in Florida. Note: Only residents of Canada are eligible to win. This is a great site so check it out today!

Back to School Means Supplies

My son went back to school last week. I had to buy the usual school supplies and school uniforms. That also meant I had to had to label them. I really wished I had a DYMO Labelmaker. I had so much trouble writing his name in small letters using a marker. The scissors were the hardest one to label. The writing could smear if not careful. Having a label maker could have saved me so much time and frustration. These labels look so much nicer plus no smearing.

I could even use this handy little label maker around my house. I hate having items in plastic containers, and I don’t always remember what I have stored inside. I don’t want to write on them so this label maker would be the perfect solution. I would also love to use this for organizing my pictures. The boxes are fabric so I can’t write on the outside. I can also use this to keep my files more organized. I would really love to color code it all with medical documents, tax information, and old bills. I can really see this great machine being used for all sorts of organization around the house. This will allow me to have more time to spend with my family.

Buy Quality Eyeglasses for Less!

I just can’t say enough great things about the ZenniOptical.com website. I’m not the only that has taken notice of this site. Clark Howard has also given this site wonderful praises. I first posted about them when I bought my husband two pairs of Memory Titanium frames, with the Anti-Reflective Coating, for $68.xx with shipping. It took about two weeks to receive them. The eyeglasses come with a great microfiber cleaning cloth. I have been hooked since then.

They have so many styles of frames available, and you can even buy sunglasses. You can’t beat the low prices starting at $8 a pair. You can select from many lens. They have single vision lens, bifocals, progressive lens and much more. The Memory frames we bought are great quality. These were a fraction of the retail price.

The reason Zenni can offer such low prices is that they sell their own manufactured lens which cuts out the middleman. This passes the savings onto their customers. I really appreciate the savings with the high cost of gas and food. I didn’t have to sacrifice on quality. I know many people who could benefit from this great website just as we did. I would definitely check out this website before ordering your next pair of eyeglasses or even sunglasses.

TMR Frugal Living Tip #17

Today’s thrifty tip is to clean a microwave using vinegar. I pour half water and vinegar in a bowl which I then put inside the microwave. Turn it on long enough to bring to a boil. I usually do 2-3 minutes. It depends on how high and your microwave. The steam loosens food particles and deordorizes. This will be hot so be careful and just wipe clean. I do use the same mixture in the bowl. Then I pour the rest down the drain with the baking soda method I posted before.

Identity Theft is a Serious Crime

Identity theft is a serious crime that affects millions of people. Just last year hackers were able to obtain over 45 million credit and debit card numbers. The Department of Justice finally nabbed most of the criminals involved, but you have to protect yourself from potential thieves. I don’t even worry about being mugged in a dark alley, but having my information stolen from an online hacker is a very real threat.

The good news is there are ways you can protect yourself. I check my credit report at least once a year to make sure nothing suspicious is on it. When I shop online, I always check to make sure the page is secure. I also don’t have my Social Security Number published on my Driver’s License.

Another great way to protect yourself is to get life lock. This is a great service that will guarantee their service to keep your protected up to a million dollars. They have been featured on shows like the Today Show and are members of the Better Business Bureau. They also will reduce the amount of junk mail and credit offers you receive. If you lose your wallet then they will help you by sending you to a certified Recovery Specialist. Your children can also get protection from identity theft. You have insurance for cars and houses, but no one thinks about their identity. This is one insurance you can’t afford not to have.