It wasn’t written by me but a great article on how to save money on the little ‘pennies add up’ things on eBay.
Tomorrow we are heading out to Thousand Oaks. The city is hosting its annual Touch-A-Truck. Aprox. a hundred different vehicles will be there for kids to touch, climb in, pretend to drive and pose in. Rescue helicopters, quads, garbage trucks, police cars, etc. Plus lots of other fun, related, stuff.
Whole Foods is hosting an author of a new book about having children that are high-needs on a glutton free, dye free and wheat free diet to help their behavior and they are doing tours of the store and taste testings.
and, Little D wants to bring his Build-A-Bear stuffed animals to the mall to get a special code for his two bears to use on their website (they have a website kind of like webkinz that Little D likes and if he gets this code he can have his own bear online too).
We have also been slacking on a project that I wanted to give to my mom for Mother’s Day and my dad for Father’s Day. So, since Father’s Day is on Sunday I need to see if I can get my dad’s done tomorrow.
It is a neat tissue box decorated with photos. I found the idea in Family Fun magazine. Here is the link to see it online. http://jas.familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=11430
Hopefully we can get it done on time!
Inspirational video about a guy missing his legs, one arm and his hand…but he can still fish…
Need I say more? I feel very humble after watching this. I am thankful every day for my family, our health and the luxuries that we take for granted.
I saw this really cool link in the Green Home & Family magazine.(June 08).
These groups collects old prom and party dresses and donates them to girls that can not afford a prom dress. They help people that would otherwise skip the prom due to the fact that most prom dresses are $200 + plus accessories.
These groups collect dresses, shoes and the accessories throughout the year and make them available each spring. They have personal assistant shoppers that will help them pick out everything. One group, The The Corsage Project, even includes a make-up and hair consultation, a professional portrait, refreshments and goodie bags.
This makes me smile!
My cousin, Leslie, asked me for some tips on having a garage sale. I emailed her back and decided to post it here too, to share with others.
Okay. This probably
First, you MUST advertise. Around here there are a fe
Garage Sale (or some people prefer to say Yard Sale).
Saturday & Sunday
June 14 & 15
Put the signs up around 5:30-6am AND be prepared for people to stop by this early! Do not get set up first unless you are up at 4am. Do not put them up the night before. You’ll loose some due to moisture in the night and some might fall do
Next, there are t
So, be prepared. Keep your cash in something like a fanny pack. Have loose change. Put large bills (
Try to not put a personal, sentimental value on an item since it is special to you and make the price higher! Some things are harder to sell then others.
Be prepared for almost EVERYONE to talk you do
AND.. enjoy yourself. You will meet lots of nice, fun people. See neighbors that you’ve never met, nice old ladies, etc! Chat it up and have fun!