Posts from the ‘Blogs for Bills’ Category

New home and new furniture

Rob and I have to find a new home, which has been far more difficult than one would think. What has been much easier than finding a new home is daydreaming about a new one. Or more specifically daydreaming about what it would be like to buy some actually new furniture for the house.

So I’ve been cruising through Become.com and trying to see what I could find that I liked. I keep finding myself looking at the…oddest things. Things I don’t need. But I’m drawn to them nonetheless. 🙂 (lol)

Like a bunch of glass dessert bowls. I don’t need any dessert bowls. Lord knows my Boys are Hell on glassware of any kind. (Not to mention the dog who has taken to breaking dishes to get at food. Because you know we starve her to death. *insert eye roll here*) But still I’ve been checking them out for some odd reason.

Or the comforter set burgundy, which okay I could actually use a new comforter set. Especially one that’s not a cheapie set from Wal*Mart or something. And yeah, burgundy would off-set the pink shade I want to paint the walls (if we end up stuck here) really well. But even though we need it, it’s not something we have to have, ya know?

And finally, there are these antique white nightstands, which honestly I don’t even know why I’m drawn them. We don’t need them. As of right now, I don’t have anywhere to place them. And the way I want to decorate our bedroom, they really wouldn’t fit in at all. But they are gorgeous in their own right.

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Free Play Banner at Right

So you may have noticed that the banner at right has changed. It no longer has to do with the “Snack that Makes You Smarter”. Now it’s a banner for Winster.com. It’s a gaming site where you get to play for free!

It’s all pretty simple and straight forward.

  • You click the Banner on the Right.
  • That takes you to a Slot Machine type game, which you play.
  • You win points towards “Gift Shop Coupons”.
  • They also ask for a:
  • Username
  • Email address
  • First name
  • Then you click “PLAY FREE” and begin playing.
  • As long as you are a female, age 35 or over and live in the United States of America, I earn 70¢. I know it doesn’t sound like much and realistically it isn’t; however, if enough people click-through and qualify then it will add up. And that “adding up” could make all the difference at some point to my family. (Especially between my mounting medical bills and the gas prices now that we need to get Gavin up to Akron Children’s Hospital at least once a month for his infusions.)

    So yeah, if you could click-through, that would be amazing and we would appreciate it so much! (Or if you want to click one of the Banners below. Either one. 🙂 Thank you so much for your support!)

    Family favourites on satellite TV

    Thanks for the guest post by Neville Mcintyre

    Total entertainment via www.Direc4U.com is the most amazing thing ever created and I can watch all my favourite programs and sitcoms through it. The amazing choices and quality allow perfect viewing opportunities at any time of the day or night. I work strange hours and the system allows me to catch up with programs I may of missed. I simply love watching the television and my all time favourite show Frasier is shown quite frequently. Frasier is about two pompous brothers Niles and Frasier whom are psychiatrist’s and Frasier has a radio show where he dispenses emotional treatment to his audience via the air waves.

    Niles, who is he younger brother and has an excellent character is married to a psychotic woman whom his brother has slept with once. This caused a few rifts within the family but all in good fun. The woman is strangely demented with a passion for the macabre. I can relate to this because of my mother-in-law whom is also a bit strange and possibly uses a broom stick to get around. The whole show is based on the lives of these two brothers and they actually are possibly in more need of psychiatric treatment than their patients. It’s an hillarious show from the beginning to the end and has me in fits of laughter.

    Kids’ chore charts

    Content by Sol Rosales

    My parents never really made me do chores around the house when I was growing up but once I got to college and had to clean my own toilet in my apartment and do household chores like that I wished that they had. One of my roommates laughed so hard when I asked them how you’re supposed to clean a bathroom. I don’t want that for my kids so I decided that I would make a chore chart for them to teach them some responsiblitiy.

    I went online to try and find some ideas on how to put a chore chart together, which I’ve never done before. As I was online searching for all of that, I ran across the website Get.WildBlue.com and decided to order one of the internet packages that I found on there for my home internet access.

    I found all kinds of cute ideas for kids chore charts, but I just decided to stick to something really simple because I didn’t want to spend a whole lot of time just making the thing.

     

    School Days

    The article written by Landon Gilbert

    The kids are excited to get new clothing, but never excited to get back to school. We leave early in the morning, it usually takes most of the day. I get them fed and we set theAdt Alarm, then shopping here we come. My kids are older, in high school, and they have to have everything their way. They have to pick out everything. It has to be cool. The supplies are pretty easy to shop for we usually get them at Wal-Mart.

    Clothes and shoe shopping is next on our list. They spend hours in Brass Buckle choosing the right look. They have to have everything name brand and with the latest fashion styles. I end up getting them quite a few outfits. My daughter changes her mind so many times trying clothes on. We finally finish finding the right clothes, several hours later. Now it is time for the shoes. They usually get two or three pairs, and we get them at Payless Shoe Store. They always have some kind of Bogo deal that saves us some money. I am so relieved when they finally decide on everything they need. I do not have to worry about this for a while.

    The Grammy Awards

    This guest post from Lenny Mcknight

    I enjoy watching The Grammy Awards on cable when it comes on every year. This show can be a lot of fun for me. You get to see different kinds of performances. Some of these artists I would never get the chance to see perform at all if it wasn’t for this show. This show is great to watch and see who wins all of the different awards. The various artists perform. They usually wear elaborate outfits and have a lot of dancers with them. It is always a great show. I don’t know who a few of the artists are on there, but always have a great time watching them. Then I get really excited when my favorites or someone that I know very well is up to perform. This is one awards show that I never miss out on watching. I always have a great time when this one is on and even watch it with my daughters. The kids will get up and dance around the room having a fun time. I can’t wait for it to be on again.

    Preparing for the future

    When I was with my ex-husband, Nick, and I had Gavin, his parents purchased life insurance for him. I didn’t understand why at the time. It seemed so morbid to me, preparing for your child’s possible demise. Then when Nick and I split and the policy was allowed to lapse and eventually close altogether, I began to thinking about insurance and life insurance in earnest.

    When Rob and I moved in together, he made sure we both had at least a bit of life insurance. Of course, we had our car insurance, renter’s insurance and then the little private policies on the expensive electronics Rob loves so much. But life insurance? What was the deal? I would learn soon enough.

    We had some very basic life insurance on each other; in case of something horrible. That way we’d at least have enough for a small service and that was good enough at the time. Then my health made a drastic turn for the worse. One doctor told me I was “24 with the body of an 89-year-old”. Life insurance was going to be next to impossible to get now! They require physicals; Rob and I both knew I wouldn’t pass one. Who wants to cover someone with Fibromyalgia, chronic migraines, GERD and IBS?

    Then to make matters even more complicated, we ended up on public assistance again. With public assistance you aren’t permitted to have whole life insurance because you can draw money out against the policy. They view that money as cash. We needed the insurance but we needed to find decent coverage that fit all of our needs. It was a nightmare!

    In the end, we manged to get our insurance agent to find something that worked for us and with us. Thank God!

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