When It Rains It Pours.

This past week has been a very hectic one. I’m just glad it’s over. Last Tuesday my hubby’s battery died in his truck so we replaced it. No biggie. Then Thursday evening the A/C decides to stop working. It’s getting hot here in the deep south. Luckily we have ceiling fans in pretty much every room in the house. The repair man comes over Friday and fixes it less than 5 minutes. It felt great having that cold air again. He isn’t charging us for the repair. So that was wonderful news.

My hubby calls me at lunch saying his glasses snapped in half. So poor baby has them taped with electrical tape so it looks pretty bad and a little funny. His right lens had also popped out. Of course we don’t have a back-up pair. Then our carpenter cancelled for the weekend so we have to wait yet another week to finish our porch remodel. I wasn’t too upset b/c we really need to finish it painting which we did. Hubby got his eyes checked on Sat. and we ordered him 2 pairs from ZenniOptical.com and I paid $70 for 2 pairs of memory titanium frames. These frames are bendable and titanium is supposed to be the new great material that is lightweight and last longer than stainless steel. I’ll give an update when we get them. It was just one thing after another this past week.

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FaceDoctor Soap is Amazing!

Face Doctor Soap*Disclaimer: I am not being endorsed for this review. I actually love this soap so I wanted to share this information. I am not affliated with Face Doctor.

I have been using a new cleansing product called FaceDoctor soap. This is the best soap I’ve ever used, and my face is so clear that I still can’t believe it. I started using it over a month ago, and I no longer have blemishes or red blotches on my cheeks. I also had eczema along my jawline, but it no longer itches or bothers me. I have always had acne prone most of my life. I have tried pretty much everything including ProActiv. That worked for awhile but then stopped after a couple of months plus it was pretty expensive. My skin is so smooth and doesn’t feel like an oil slick after a few hours anymore. I just wash in the morning and at night before bed. They also make a nice moisturizer with the same ingredient Seabuckthorn oil, which is the main ingredient, that helps clear up your skin. This soap is also great for people with Rosacea. I haven’t tried the moisturizer yet so I will update when I do.

Not everyone will have the same results, but more people that I recommended it to are having the same great results I am. You also need to leave it on for 30 seconds before rinsing. I also use it on my arms or anywhere on my body I have red bumps, and it has cleared them all up quickly. I still do breakout but it clears up within a day or two instead of several days. The pimples are usually very small and not painful like in the past.

The only con I have had is the skin is a bit drying. This is not a problem for me as I have oily skin especially in the T-Zone. If you have dry skin, then this might not be a good soap to use.

I found a seller on ebay that sells it, and also Amazon has a 2 pack deal with free shipping. The one I use has a lady on the front called FaceDoctor RX Chinese Rejuvenating Soap 100g. The two pack on Amazon is selling for $19.93 so you will have to put in a cheap item to get the Free Shipping of $25 or more. It might seem a little pricey at $10/bar but it will last 3-4 months. I only use it twice a day when I had a breakout so now I mainly use it at night before bedtime. I use Clinique Redness Solutions kit for my moisturizer and cleanser. You can also get a Free Sample on their website but s/h is $7US. You can view the site in the US, CAN, or UK so just click on your flag. I have the US Site below.

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The Little Things Aren’t so Scary Anymore…..

Let me start off by saying that hubby & I used to be in financial straits. We slowly climbed out of that mess and am now Debt Free including the house! I don’t share this to sound like a braggart, but I am very proud of what we have accomplished in the last few years. We are still relatively young, early 30’s, so we are looking forward to really building our retirement fund.

Hubby stopped at a store on his way from work today and the truck just wouldn’t start afterwards. So he called me to let me know and even tried jumping it but no luck. He just happened to be near an auto parts store. One of the guys looked at it and told him he needed a new battery. He gets a new battery installed, and it was $70 w/ tax. Not cheap but not as expensive as a new starter or alternator. We had the alternator rebuilt about 3 years ago so he got a little worried.

A few years ago that $70 would have been a big deal to us because we really lived paycheck to paycheck. It really hurts not to have anything in savings for these little emergencies, but it really hurts for the bigger $500-1,000+ ones. I have several books that I really enjoyed reading and my two favorites are The Complete Tightwad Gazette and Total Money Makeover. They have both helped us, and as I said in my title the little things aren’t so scary once you have money saved up for them.

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A Little About Me

Hi and welcome to my blog about my ramblings. I’m a SAHM (stay-at-home mom) and I also sell Tupperware for extra money. I love the freedom and I am making a nice little extra income with very little time since most of my sales are online. I have had a few parties but all were catalog parties so very little work on my end. I also started this blog to share my thrifty tips, my remodeling projects, and the ways I make extra money from my computer. I also homeschool my son who just finished first grade. It was a very hard decision but I think it was the right one. I am not here to bash public or private schools, and I personally have nothing against them or teachers. I actually have several family members who are teachers and I have the utmost respect for teaching professionals. We do our schoolwork online using Odyessy Learning and we love it. It works for us for now and I also supplement with weekly trips to our public library and other activities.

I have been married to my best friend for 10 years as of the 1st of May. The time has really flown by, and I can’t wait for the next 10. He is a wonderful husband and father. He really is my best friend and am so happy to have found him. Ok no more mushiness for now.

There is really so much I want to say in this blog and I just love sharing my tips and ideas with others as well as learning new ones. I was a powerseller on Ebay for almost 8 years but recently quit for so many reasons. Again I won’t bash Ebay since I was able to make a nice living for a few years, but I am sad about some of the many changes under the new CEO. I still like to hang out in my groups and on some of the boards. I also am discovering some new sites to make some extra money and will critique the ones I use most often. I’m not getting rich off of them, but it’s extra money and gift cards which helps to stretch my budget. I also use a few of them as gifts so I didn’t spend any money but the recipient gets a nice gift. I have so much to share so I will try to post often. Thanks for stopping by.