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5/24/19 1:42 P

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On a diet, you mentioned hair products.
At dollar tree (etc) I only get deep conditioner or shampoo to use as a clarifying wash.
Daily, I use shikai. I buy a gallon every few years and dilute. My hair hates SLS and other strong cleansers. I use Whole Foods’ 365 Everyday unscented conditioner. It’s $7 for 32 oz, but goes on sale. I make sure I’ve two bottles around.

You say you liked Paul Mitchell. Have you tried Sally Beauty Supply’s knock offs?

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3/11/19 6:02 P

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Coupons to use at Dollar Tree are hard to find, but they do exist.

Mostly, you can find detergent, air freshener, chocolate and snacks.

If you cannot use these items, grab and donate to a worth cause.

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3/2/19 10:42 A

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Do you often feel that you are often the only person without money? I know how you feel. I budget for what I need, then figure that I am a happy broke.

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2/27/19 1:39 P

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Do you shop at Dollar Tree? I do!

I buy everything from toothpaste to coffee to craft supplies.

The only items I do not like from Dollar Tree are the hair care supplies. After from having used the shampoo, conditioner and hair gel for years, my former thick and full hair has become thin and brittle. Before Dollar Tree came on the market, I had always used Paul Mitchell products. But, as I grew older, I wanted to save money.

How about you? Are you a Dollar Tree fan?

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2/16/19 9:28 P

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Another favorite drink of mine is iced tea. I bought an iced tea automatic brewer at a yard sale about 2 years ago and a wise purchase. Almost every day, I brew a pitcher of un-sweetened tea and use some lemon juice.

As I like seltzer, I vary throughout the day what I am drinking.

Another drink? New York Egg Cream. A mocktail I learned out of a bartender's guide:

Pour in and mix:

half cup milk
half cup seltzer
3 to 4 tbsp chocolate syrup.

Voila! A cocktail without the booze.

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5/27/18 10:48 A

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Trying to drink healthier drinks, I've been buying Kombucha at the store,...however, at
$3-$4 a bottle, it gets pricey! While at my son's, he showed me how to brew my own kombucha! After buying the necessary equipment (at a reasonable cost) I'm making my first brew....seriously....this is going to cost me pennies to make!! A bag of green or blacks tea leaves will go a long way....and...you can flavor them any way you wish....so...here's to a money saving, and, healthy project

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12/26/17 10:43 A

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Psalms 34:7 - Delight your self in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

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12/16/17 9:24 P

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Hello! For some odd reason I am exhausted today and will make this message brief and on all of my teams.

Yesterday, I did an article on The Bath & Body Works Experience. Today, I did an article on How To Know If A Man Loves You. Wish me luck on many views.

I am still waiting on Mr. Right. Do you know him?

Today, I did a 16 minute walk of a Walk Away The Pounds DVD and got bored.

For dinner, I made Cincinnati Chili. Used a sauce I have never used before and the sauce was nasty. Classico creamy tomato and aged cheese with garlic. Don't do it! uuugh

I hope your weekend is going super. Be good.

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12/11/17 7:10 P

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Don't forget to shop the sales, use the coupons and save!

Have you started baking for Christmas? Get the ingredients at Dollar Tree!

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12/5/17 10:19 P

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Tonight, 2 of my articles will go live, both about couples... (1) about nicknames and (2) about Christmas presents. Pray they get many views. :)

Last night, I was a mess. I was sick and could not sleep at all. Today, I felt like a zombie. The roommates and I simply bought pizza from Gionino's for dinner. A luxury.

I have cleaned up the team Dealing With Our Fears. Here is to hoping for activity and new members. Kindly pass the word around.

Then, I was going to do 30 minutes of activity every night before bed. I have decided to simply calculate my activity from my pedometer from throughout the day. Also, I was going to read The Carb Lover's Diet before bed, but the book is so dry that I cannot get into it. I do need my rest and do not want to burn out. I have 12 topics jotted down on paper to research and write about. No joke.

Get your beauty rest and message me if you ever need a friend.

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12/1/17 10:32 P

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I have made a plan to workout every night before bed before Christmas for a half hour and read a chapter or 2 each night of "The Carbohydrate Addict's Diet". I really need to make this happen.

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11/29/17 11:52 A

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For Christmas, unless you have the ability to pay it off at the end of the month, do NOT use credit cards.

If you search on Pinterest, there are soooo many dollar tree gift ideas. Do this if money is tight. Everything from pampering to movie night.

How about gifts from the kitchen? I am lousy at baking and always look forward to Christmas goodies from friends. I normally don't allow myself sugar, but around the holidays, I do indulge in a few goodies.

All you need to do is search on Pinterest.

Have a super day!

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11/22/17 6:30 P

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What can I say...God has given me another day. I am making the most of it, never taking forgranted. I may complain every-so-often, but am grateful.

I acomplished 3 articles today... (1) How To Survive Another Winter, (2) How To Shop Out Of Your Own Closet and (3) How To Deal With Holiday Stress. They should go live by tomorrow night. I am aiming for over 1,000 views for EVERY article. Each article gets a 30 day run. The views are calculated and then the writer gets paid accordingly.

I created an elaborate dinner tonight. Chef Boyardee Mini Ravioli. A roommate threw a temper tantrum but I cannot do everything. She is not helpless. Want to know why I asked?

The roommates are making their own Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. Being that I am not a turkey person, I will make taco salad all for myself...YUM. I have been craving it like you would not believe. Are you having a different Thanksgiving dinner?

I wear my pedometer every day. Let's hope I don't lose the darn thing this holiday season. I may not get in those 10,000 steps, but I do what I can. SOMETHING counts, right? Do you wear your pedometer every day? About how many steps do you accomplish?

Well, I will close for now. Be good! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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11/20/17 12:02 P

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I do limit my diet soda consumption, but do like to have it on hand. I only buy what is on sale, whether a Coke, 7 Up or whatever product.

I stress I only drink diet.

What I have been drinking alot of and is super cheap is lemon iced tea. 2 lemonade packets, 12 iced tea bags in a pitcher of water in the fridge to brew about 6 hours. Quenches my thirst.

Have a super day!

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11/15/17 10:53 P

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I have been working my little petunia off with freelancing. Being poor comes with the territory unless you are one of the lucky few.

Telecommuting does seem nice when you think of people with long commutes in bumper-to-bumper traffic. No car payments. No car insurance. No maintenance.

The downfall? Same scenery every day. The laptop and one's desk.

Do any of you work at home?

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11/12/17 10:07 P

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Today I have been going in a zillion directions!

How are all of you?

Today I made stuffed pepper soup in the small crockpot and nuked some baked potatoes. I got compliments from the roommates.

I am thinking of the month of April.

Be good.

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11/11/17 5:24 P

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Hello team...

Today went really good for me. I did a list article for Christmas gifts under $5.00. Then, I had a meeting (via computer) about a health coach position.

Articles are good, but payout doesn't happen until a certain dollar amount is reached. Health coaching is something I have wanted to do since graduating from Stratford Career Institute. Finally!

Crafts are still a hobby... A good way to earn spare cash.

Furthermore, I still like to work at night. However, I got an early start this morning. Getting dinner out of the way, finishing the dishes, having the evening iced coffee then off to telecommuting I go, is the usually thing for me.

Today, for lunch, I made Acapulco Tuna Salad. For dinner, ranch potatoes are cooking in the crockpot. I stretch the groceries as far as I can.

Be good!

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11/8/17 1:58 P

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I fixed the link. It should work now...

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I hope you like the link!

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11/5/17 10:27 A

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I have a ton of potatoes and would like to make potato salad in the crockpot. However, the only recipes I can find are for Hot German Potato Salad in the crockpot.

Do you know of any regular potato salad recipes for the crockpot?

Thank you!

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11/3/17 3:40 P

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I made taco salad for dinner. It was soooo delicious! I had two big helpings! I am always being frugal. So, it was so nice having an "extravagant" meal for a change!

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11/2/17 6:47 P

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Being that veggies are cheap, I thought I would share this link:

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What do YOU think?

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10/31/17 11:25 P

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Well, last night was a humdinger... Total anxiety. I worry about my family. I worry about work. I worry about exercise. I worry about what to prepare for dinner so that both roommates are satisfied. I worry about housework. I worry, worry, worry.

How are YOU?

I was told by accounting that the money I had set aside for Christmas needs to be used for other circumstances. Merry Christmas.

I have a job writing for a women's website and do several side hustles. My crafts are going to have to be completed in warp speed to make some extra money.

I opened up a tote crate today and found dressy winter clothes that I forgot I even had. The clothes were all gifts from Santa over the past few Christmas'. I will have nice clothes for church if my neighbor ever asks me to go. For some odd reason, the neighbor does not ask me to go to church anymore. I about passed out today though, cause she asked me to go to the church craft show on Thursday. I have no money to spend but it will be nice to get out and socialize. Fun fun.

The roommates' kitten tore into my knee. They acted like it was no big deal. The kitten can do no wrong.

Today I loaned a ton of Woman's World magazines from the local library. YEA! My favorite magazine. If I get anxiety, I can always read the anxiety away. When I go through magazines, I like to find the hidden gems as opposed to what the diet of the week is. Although, sometimes there are really neat diets.

Well, this is my dissertation for tonight. If you are up late, message me or something. I would love to hear from you.

Sincerely,
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10/28/17 9:47 A

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The roommate got her whole wheat bread, so I will make grill cheeses for din din. Tomato soup sure sounds good, but we do not have any. I might make a side dish, maybe some vegetables. It is tough, as there are 3 of us and basically can only afford a good dinner. You know how they say to have 3 meals and 2 snacks a day? There is no way we could. I stretch things out the best I can. I do the cooking and believe me, I have to really season that cheap spaghetti sauce up.

Oh well, there are people who have it worse. I am grateful for what I do have.

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10/22/17 5:37 P

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Have any of you clipped coupons today yet?

If so, any good ones?

One day, I would like to throw a coupon swap at my house. Have you ever had one?

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