Today’s thrifty living tip is extend the life of your shower curtains. I wash mine in the washing machine on a short cycle with vinegar and hot water. I also throw in a towel to help weight it down. The curtain comes out clean and it’s easier than scrubbing it by hand. I have been able to keep a curtain for at least 2-3 years. These are the cheap vinyl ones. I do eventually throw them away once they start ripping or starts looking like swiss cheese.
I will admit that I am a big chicken when it comes to crawling pests. I think I hate roaches the most since we get these huge ones from our oak trees. For some reason the tiny spiders don’t bother me. If you have a problem with spiders, then consider using spider traps. It’s non-toxic so it’s safe for your family and the environment.
I have been meaning to blog about this for a couple of weeks, but it does seem that BoomerTowne has shut down for good. I had $300 in pending gift cards that I will never see which is sad. I knew something was wrong when it was August, and the May rewards were still pending. I’m sorry to everyone I referred that wasted their time and will never get their reward. They were sending them out prior to May, otherwise, I would never joined in the first place. It’s very upsetting when a site just disappears in the night and no message or warning. I did send an email to the company that was in charge of rewards but this is the reply I received below.
Thank you for your e-mail.
While Laughlin/Constable was hired by the owner to develop and maintain certain aspects of the site, Laughlin/Constable does not own the site; was never responsible for any aspect of the points program; and no longer is working with the owner or manager of the site.
The owner has not returned our calls and has not left us with forwarding information.
I constantly worry about my son’s safety in many ways. I worry about him crossing the street and being kidnapped. I also have to worry about if my neighbors are sex offenders. Child Molesters have to register in my state, and you can check out where they live by typing in a zip code. This is a great way to check out how safe your neighborhood is where you live. You can also get a full name, address, picture, and other information. Protect your family with this great website.
Today’s thrifty living tip is make double or triple batches when cooking. You can’t always do this since some foods don’t freeze. But there are many dishes that you can make at least a double batch of while cooking. It will save you lots of time and money. There are nights when you don’t feel like cooking. No problem since you can take something out that morning, let it thaw during the day, and just pop in the oven or microwave that evening. There will be less dishes to do as well which is an added bonus.
Since I’ve been using the Oil of Olay Seven Signs of Aging with Blemish Control face wash, I have noticed my skin is looking so much nicer. I’ve tried many different kinds of severe acne treatment face washes and lotions, but using a moisturizing face wash seemed nuts. I do have oily skin so why would I want to lather on more? I was very wrong, and I even put on an additional richer moisturizer for night. I just make sure it’s oil free, but my skin is much softer and smoother. The older you get, the more your skin needs moisture. I am very pleased with the Oil of Olay products.
I just want to thank all the people that entered this drawing by commenting and posting on their blogs. I used random.org to pick the winners. I will leave a comment on your blog if you are the winner. If you have more than one blog, then please let me know what blog you want me to use to send your credits. Thanks again everyone and I will have another Entrecard contest in the very near future.
Now without further delay……wait we need a drumroll please……the winners are:
Top Prize of 2,000 EC is Sara with News from NOLA!!!
1st Runner Up of 1,500 EC is Jamie Sue with Free Printable Fun for Everyone
2nd Runner Up: 1,000 EC is Sherry with I Luv Contest
3rd Runner Up: 500 EC is Angie with Angie’s Photo Blog
Congrats to all the winners and I will leave a comment to let you know that you won. Just let me know which blog (those with multiple ones) which blog you want me to send the EC credits. Thanks again to everyone who participated!