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Should You Be Posting That On Facebook?

Should You Be Posting That On Facebook?

My dad called. The first thing out of his mouth was, “I wanted to call and tell you this before you saw it on Facebook…” I was done. Finished.

I’ve walked away from Facebook for personal use. Mostly because it was driving me nutso. I’m not sure if I’m your average Facebook user, though. I found that it was stressing me out more than helping me out. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

No, this isn’t a post why you should leave Facebook. I’m well aware that most people won’t – and that’s okay. It’s a good tool for those who know how to use it. I don’t.

I’ve stayed on FB for this blog, to announce new posts or something I’ve seen that I thought you might enjoy. Otherwise, I stick mostly with this blog and Instagram. If you’re one of the types of people who can use Facebook to your advantage, not get upset at things you see, or get addicted to being on it a million times a day, that’s why I’ve stayed – for you. 😉 I usually check it about once a day to make sure I don’t have anything pressing to answer…but sometimes it’s every two-three days. Sometimes butt wiping puts me behind on things…pun intended.  (more…)



DIY Vanilla Coffee Lip Balm Recipe (Using Only Natural Ingredients)

DIY Vanilla Coffee Lip Balm Recipe (Using Only Natural Ingredients)

Post by Contributing Author, Lexie McNeil from Lexie Naturals

Lip balm is one of those products that almost everyone uses, whether to actually heal cracked lips or because you love the different flavors.  I use lip balm year-round, so it ended up being one of the first things I started making instead of buying.  Making your own lip balm is fun and simple, and compared with the prices of most natural lip balms, it is cost effective too!  With a cute label, this vanilla coffee lip balm also makes the perfect gift.

A friend of mine recently suggested that I should devise a recipe for vanilla coffee lip balm.  I loved the idea, but since I don’t use fragrant oils, I wasn’t sure if I could make it naturally (which meant I wouldn’t make it at all).  But then, I formulated this recipe, and we love it.  It’s almost as popular as our vanilla peppermint lip balm (Stacy’s favorite)! (more…)



Job Interviewing 101:

Job Interviewing 101:

Post by Barry Myers

Let’s talk job interviews! Call me weird, but I’ve always enjoyed the interviewing and hiring process. I’ve done a lot of it, too. I’ve probably been in a few hundred job interviews at this point…on both sides of the table. I’ve also done some various interviewing classes for high school students and others for front-line hiring managers. So when someone contacted me recently and asked if I could offer some pointers, I thought it may be of use to all of us to go through some interviewing basics…an Interviewing 101, if you will.

Mental Preparation

First and most importantly, remember that every job interview matters. Whether you are voluntarily looking for a new position, interviewing for a promotion, or desperate for a j-o-b to make ends meet, every interview gives you the chance at a fresh start to convince a captive audience that you are awesome. With that in mind, be awesome! (more…)



Stitch Fix: Budget Buster? or Worthwhile Investment?

Stitch Fix: Budget Buster? or Worthwhile Investment?

The other posts in this series:

Does Buying Children’s Clothing Online Make Cents?

Twice: Second Time is a Charm? (Online Thrifing)

Thred Up Review: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down? (Online Thrifting)

I Don’t Buy Clothes Online…CONVERT (Thrift Stores)

I was raised on second-hand clothing. I’m raising my kids on second-hand clothing…it’s just our thing. But I know from talking to some of you, that’s just NOT your thing. And you know what, that’s okay.

Several of my friends are in the camp that like to buy new, expensive, well-made clothes and wear them for years and years. My frugal friend, Kate from Venison for Dinner, is astounded that I don’t spend big money on shoes.

Some people like to spend money on clothing and shoes.

Some people, like us, prefer to save on clothing and shoes and instead buy expensive appliances. It takes all kinds to make the world go round. :-) (more…)



Planning a Restful Vacation

Planning a Restful Vacation

Post by Contributing Author, Becky Norvell from UnabridgedBecky.com.

Have you ever heard the saying, “I need a vacation from my vacation!”? If you’re like me, you are so excited that you plan tons of activities, beach time & shopping trips so you don’t miss a thing. But then what happens? You come back so exhausted that you need a week to recuperate! This year, I wanted to do it differently and schedule in “rest” time…and a lot of it!

  vacation itinerary

We took our vacation earlier than normal to avoid the busy season on the beach. Let me say, I highly recommend traveling during the off-season. Our vacation fell right after the spring breakers left and before the school year ended, so we were able to enjoy the beach without the crowds. But on to the planning… (more…)