Works For Me Wednesday: Back to School Resolutions

Well, this is our last day before school starts and it is time for some Back to School Resolutions: 1) Allowance & Chores: My kids are going to start earning an allowance. $5 if chores are done with $.50 allocated to savings and $.50 allocated to offering. The girls will earn $2 for a clean […]

Works for Me Wednesday: DIY Frugal

It works for me to participate in this carnival today BECAUSE I have been working this week on a new site called DIY Frugal to categorize and house the weekly articles I write for our local paper on Frugal Living. These articles will also be on Chester County Moms for Frugal Finds Friday. But, the […]

WFMW:Double Peanut Butter Paisley Brownies

These yummy brownies were a home run with my family and at the bake sale for our church! 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened1/4 cup REESE'S Creamy Peanut Butter1 cup granulated sugar1 cup light brown sugar3 eggs1 tsp vanilla extract2 cups all-purpose flower2 tsp baking powder1/4 tsp salt1-2/3 cups (10oz.pkg.) REESE'S (R) Peanut […]

Works for Me Wednesday: Professional Headshot Photos

I finally ignored all advice to find a friend with a good digital camera and have him or her take my photo. Because of the writing I am doing for the paper and the acting as an extra in local TV commercials and movies, I decided it was time to finally go to the professionals. […]

On Getting It All Done

There are a few steps I am going to have to take today if I am going TO GET IT ALL DONE. I am sharing them with you so YOU CAN GET IT ALL DONE! 1. Ignore Twitter, Facebook and every other social media tool that sucks me into the wrong programs on the computer […]

Kids and Their Resolutions: Organization and Cleanliness

Cleaning out our house from top to bottom after Christmas has been no small chore. I carried down four bags of trash from the bedroom that we call an office. When four more bags came from the girls' rooms, I realized that I really let things go this last year. My 11-year-old daughter sooo appreciated […]

Works for Me Wednesdays: Phone Interviews

As I sit here about to write this post, at midnight, I hear "Wait, Wait, Wait." My daughter is sitting up in bed talking nonsense to the invisible person beside her — totally in her sleep. And then, "I have to go potty" which I never laugh at so I had to take a quick […]

Works for Me Wednesday: Phone Interviews for New Writers

Writing sample: Lamy Vista, originally uploaded by churl. Can you really capture everything a person says using the old pen and paper? You can try. Some people use shorthand, others recorders and then some people scribble VERY fast and then have trouble distinguishing their own words. That would be me. Recently, I have been writing […]

Whiter and Brighter

This week I was talking to a friend."Hey, friend." "Hey, what?" "How are your teeth always so white?" "Since highschool and braces," she says "I always dip my toothbrush baking soda and pour peroxide over it. I then brush with regular toothpaste and swish with mouthwash. Then I floss. Dentists since the guy who told […]

News from the Pink Toolbox: Window Splining

Ever had to pop out your screen to get in your house? I did and it stayed that way for months. I finally asked my husband what I could do to help. His response: "The tool you need is not going to be in your pink tool box. It is behind my workbench and it […]