Contribution by Terrance Kirby
I recently got TV By Direct at home and can I tell you what trashy show I just can’t get enough of? The Real Housewives of New Jersey! I’ve never even been to Jersey so I don’t know why it speaks to me so but I just can’t get enough of those crazy yelling Italian women and their antics. The other shows are good too like the one in Beverly Hills but the Jersey ladies just have it beat, hands down. There’s sometimes even actual fistfights which I just can’t believe go on in the suburbs out there…it cracks me up! It makes it even more entertaining and fun to watch that they’re all somehow related to each other through marriage and blood and that they’ve got to keep coming together for things like parties and Christmas and stuff. My family may be a bit dysfunctional but we’re nothing like these crazy ladies, I can promise you that! My mother would kill me if she ever heard any of us talking to each other like these people do.
I have been doing some research on home based businesses, so I thought that I would tell you about some of the new ones that I haven’t heard of before. The first one is Pink Zebra. Pink Zebra began in the home of Tom and Kelly Gaines. Over the years, Tom and Kelly worked hard to to produce some of the finest home fragrance products in the world. They also developed a home party plan program that allows others to work at home and make money at the same time.
Pink Zebra products include simmer pots, glitter candles, reed diffusers, spa candles and more. To join Pink Zebra, you can sign up online and choose between two different enrollment kits ($99 and $199).
If you love candles this would be a great home based business opportunity.
The Author of this post is Velma Baird
I have two high school aged children who will be leaving for college in the next few years. While my husband and I have done a decent job saving money for when this time comes, weâ€™re still a little bit anxious about the amount of money weâ€™re going to have to start shelling out soon. Weâ€™re doing our best to save money here and there to help alleviate some of the stress, but itâ€™s hard. We still have a family to support, after all. With their extra-curricular activities and clothes, not to mention the amount of food it takes to feed two teenaged sons, our life is very expensive. One of the things weâ€™ve done to save some money is switch our natural gas provider. This is by far the easiest thing weâ€™ve ever done to cut costs. It took us about five minutes to make the phone call to shopelectricityratestexas today and save and then they handled the entire process for us. We started seeing savings on our bill immediately, and weâ€™re stocking all of that money away for the unexpected costs that are no doubt going to arise when our kids go off to college.
Do you run a commercial kitchen? Cuts and lacerations are the reason behind a large percentage of the claims for workers compensation, especially in chefs and other kitchen personnel. Knife injuries are not only a problem for the person they are inflicted on. With the rise of blood borne illnesses such as hepatitis and HIV, cuts and lacerations could potentially pose a health risk to other staff and customers.
In case you need reminding, here are ten tips for safe knife handling:
â€¢ Ensure knives are good quality and sharpened regularly
â€¢ Cut in a motion away from the body
â€¢ Keep knives stored safely
â€¢ Do not leave knives lying around in sinks or other surfaces after use
â€¢ Never try to catch a falling knife
â€¢ Always carry knives with the blade angled away from the body
â€¢ Never touch the knife blade
â€¢ Always use a cutting board
â€¢ Never use a knife for anything other than its intended purpose
â€¢ Try to avoid distractions when using a knife
Educating staff about the safest way to handle knives and other sharp instruments could help reduce the incidence of knife related injuries and hopefully keep everyone safer, from your cooks to your customers. Who knows, you may even prevent a Maryland workers compensation claim or two as a result!
What to you do in the summer time? I try to think of things to keep my kids busy. One year I found metal detectors sale and we bought a metal detector that kept them busy for weeks. Here is a list of things that I do to keep the summer from during into a television/video game fest.
I showed my daughter a picture of this pool and she has agreed to live in a tent for the rest of her life if only we could have this pool. Of course I would need a payday advance times 10,000 to be able to afford this pool! I would also need a piece of property large enough for the pool and the cool landscaping. I don’t think this would be the best pool to have unless you lived in a year-round warm weather spot such as Texas, Arizona or California.
We are looking at selling our house in the next year or so and I came across this great checklist. This checklist includes categories such as “Calculate Your Selling Expenses,” “Plan Your Selling Strategy” and “Prepare and Stage the Home.” This is a great tool if you are planning on selling your home in the near future and I thought I would pass it along!
I don’t know if you have a Planet Fitness gym near you, but I love them! There is one not far from me and I thought I would give them a try. I have belonged to another gym in the past, but the fees were getting outrageous. With Planet Fitness, I pay just $10 per month and get access to all the exercise equipment. This is not a full service gym that has a pool or aerobic classes, but they do have treadmills, elliptical machines, weight machines and the 30 min circuit.
I found a Treksta evolution running shoe that I love and went to my first workout. The treadmills all have boxes attached that you can plug your headphones in and watch the television sets. Next, I asked to be trained on the 30 min circuit. This consists of 10 weight machines and an aerobic portion (step). This is easy to use and motivating.
I really love Planet Fitness and have been going almost every day since I joined!
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* $1 on any Shout product
* $0.55/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Fantastik All Purpose cleaner
* $1/2 Windex Glass cleaners
* $0.75/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet Cleaning Gel
* $3 on Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Starter Kit
* $0.55/1 Windex Multi-Surface Cleaner or Wipes
* $3/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Power Sprayer Starter Kit
Print the coupons and have fun Spring Cleaning!
I stayed at a Radisson the other day and they had Sleep Number Beds. I really didn’t spend a lot of time adjusting the bed, so I am not sure how comfortable I could make it. I did but the number down pretty low. We have a mattress right now with a pillow top. I would not get this again. Once it becomes flat, you can’t do anything about it. I have also looked into a memory foam mattress and I wonder how comfortable they are.
What has been your favorite mattress and what would you purchase today?