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Dear Neighbor,

March 24, 2010 |

You don't know me, but I know more about you than I'd care to.  That's because even though I don't even know your name, I know what you watch on TV every night.

No, I'm not some creepy stalker or ... Read More

It's a Fan, Not a Target

March 11, 2010 |

One of the best investments we've made in our home is installing ceiling fans in the bedrooms, living room and dining room.  They do a great job of keeping us cool in the warm weather.  Plus, they look good.  My ... Read More

Good Enough for Company

March 4, 2010 | 2

When you set the table on an ordinary Thursday, do you use a pretty tablecloth and the nice dishes? 

I'd like to.  I really would.  A tablecloth makes the dinner table seem a little extra special, even on an ... Read More

Pancake House

February 9, 2010 |

Every Saturday morning, my husband and seven-year-old make pancakes.  It's their ritual.  At seven, our son can measure the pancake mix, drag a chair to the sink, pour in the water, and mix up the batter.  Then he waits impatiently ... Read More

Retailers Wage Holiday Price War on DVDs

November 19, 2009 |

by Doug Desjardins

Retailers aren't expected to offer deep holiday discounts this year as they did in 2008, but DVDs seem to be an exception to that rule.

Wal-Mart got things going in early November when it offered an online ... Read More

Fireplace Ins and Outs

October 2, 2009 |

It's definitely autumn.  There's a chill in the air, and we're putting away the summer shorts and tank tops in favor of jeans and sweaters. 

It's also that time of year when my neighbors start to make heavier use ... Read More

Things You Find When You Clean the Basement

September 21, 2009 | 2

It was a task long overdue:  cleaning the basement.   In my house, part of the basement is finished, and my husband has been using that as office space.  The rest of it contains our pantry, laundry and utility area, ... Read More

Mop Up the Savings

September 18, 2009 |

I'm not a big fan of using disposable stuff. It seems like many cleaning products are designed to be disposable, maybe so we don't have to actually touch any dirt. But I find that the disposable products wind up being ... Read More

Hot Lunch!

September 17, 2009 |

When I was in grade school, everybody who was anybody had a character lunchbox.  I had this awesome Snoopy one in fifth grade.  You could put a lot of lunch in a lunchbox as big as this!  Plus it had ... Read More

Weird Holiday Monday: Summer Wind-down Edition

August 24, 2009 |

Are you sad to see the summer go?  Fortunately the deals don't disappear with the sunny summer weather.  We've got great coupons to share with you, any time of the year!  Enjoy the last bargains of the season at our ... Read More

Cleanliness is Next to Obsolescence

August 19, 2009 |

Who wants a clean house?  Clearly, not my kids.   Or maybe they just want a clean house as long as they don't have to help clean it.

To hear my children tell it, I'm torturing them by making them ... Read More