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Friday, November 16, 2012

Small changes can lead to big savings!

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of finding ways to save money.  I have made several posts about the best times to purchase items in order to get the for the best prices, as well as tips on ways to re-purpose old items into new and unique pieces that you can use around the house.  One amazing thing that I would like to stress is just how much small savings can change your life in the future.

Lifehacker.com posted a great article by Gary Foreman about How Saving $2.75 a Day Can Change Your Life that gives a simple explanation on how a small change in your daily life can have a major impact on your future.  Check out the article and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.  Share this information with your family and friends, and follow my blog to keep up with my posts.  Friend me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter in order to keep up with everything I ever post!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Buying Tips

I'm breaking my normal schedule to bring you an article that was brought to my attention by a good friend of mine.  SavingsMommie at Savings.com posted an article about the Best times to buy holiday gifts along with a great graphic to help guide you this holiday shopping season.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Reclaimed wood can offer amazing possibilities

There are many ways that you can transform the look of a room without spending tons of money in the process.  Do it yourself projects that utilize old materials to create a new, unique item, are a great way to do this.  I have posted other articles on ways to re-purpose different items to create a unique look, but one material that is often overlooked is old wood.  Even if the surface looks burnt, beat up, and damaged, it is often possible to use this wood to create a number of different of looks in the home.  Homedit.com posted a great article by Simona Ganea titled How to decorate using reclaimed wood that offers a great gallery with tons of great decorating ideas.

In some cases, reclaimed wood can even be re-milled to be reused in other projects.  Some mills have popped up with the sole purpose of revitalizing old wood instead of cutting down more trees.  Old Lumber Reborn is a great video on YouTube that showcases a mill that revitalizes old wood to be reused in construction and decorating.

Take a look at the amazing options reclaimed wood can offer, and let me know which ideas you like best in the comments below.  Feel free to share this with your friends and family, and follow my blog to keep up with all my posts.  Friend me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter to keep up with everything I ever post!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Winter weather on the way

Temperatures have already begun to drop, and the days are getting shorter, tell tale signs that winter is on its way.  One of my favorite thins to do in the wintertime is to cozy up next to my fireplace.  Luckily, I have a gas log, so all I have to do is flip a switch and the flames burst to life.  Even though I love my fireplace, nothing compares to building a fire in a wood-burning fireplace, and watching the flames dance while basking in their calming warmth.

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If you're looking forward to building a fire this year, it's important to make sure your chimney is cleaned out first.  Over time burning fires will cause a build-up of creosote inside the chimney.  As this build-up hardens, it can create a fire hazard that can ignite if left uncleaned.  Scheduling a chimney inspection once a year is a good way to help prevent this build-up and prevent this potential hazard.

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