Saving Money This Summer: How to Be Frugal and Still Enjoy Family Fun (More for Less Guides)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1: BUDGETING TO SAVE MONEY IN THE SUMMER
CHAPTER 2: FINANCIAL LESSONS FOR YOUR CHILDREN THIS SUMMER
CHAPTER 3: HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON GROCERIES THIS SUMMER
CHAPTER 4: GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD THIS SUMMER
CHAPTER 5: HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR ELECTRIC BILLS THIS SUMMER
CHAPTER 6: HOW TO REDUCE YOUR SUMMER DRIVING COSTS
CHAPTER 7: HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON SUMMER CLOTHING
CHAPTER 8: CHILD-RELATED EXPENSES FOR THE SUMMER
CHAPTER 9: INEXPENSIVE SUMMER VACATION IDEAS
CHAPTER 10: INEXPENSIVE SUMMER PARTY IDEAS
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The Joy and the Challenge
Articles and resources from SENG’s National Parenting Gifted Children Week. Topics include identifying and recognizing giftedness, the challenges of parenting a gifted child, underachievement issues and twice exceptionalism, gifted minorities and gifted boys and girls, misdiagnosis and depression in gifted youth, advocacy, and parenting supports and resources.
Feature contributors include: Edward R. Amend, Paul Beljan, Lori Comallie-Caplan, Rosina Gallagher, Jean Goerss, Tiombe Kendrick, Carolyn Kottmeyer, Linda Neumann, F. Richard Olenchak, Vidisha Patel, James T. Webb, and Nadia E. Webb
The Anvil of the Craftsman (Jon’s Trilogy)
A doctoral candidate in Theological Studies accepts recruitment by a friend in the U.S. State Department for an initiative to the most troublesome province in 2006 Iraq. The many challenges of nation building expand the mission from diplomacy to a survival situation as local and international interests position themselves to oppose a State Department initiative: one vital to progress in an uncertain theater.
Terrorism and counter-terror operations threaten to keep the team from leaving the relative safety of Baghdad. Until, that is, a former USAF Special Tactics operative hunting the men who want to kill them draws duty as their protector. The simple questions posed during a tribal council threaten provincial and regional stability; the conclusions reached explode into a clash of faith, loyalty, schism and betrayal that will help shape the future of two nations.
The Anvil of the Craftsman, the debut novel by author Dale Amidei, will be appreciated by fans of a broad range of fiction; from aficionados of the haunting themes of Ernest Hemingway to readers of the tightly woven plots of Tom Clancy and popular titles of authors like Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, W.E.B. Griffin and Richard Marcinko.
Invisible (An Ivy Malone Mystery Book #1): A Novel
She’s not your average crime fighter!
Ivy Malone has a curiosity that sometimes gets her into trouble, and it’s only aggravated by her discovery that she can easily escape the public eye. So when vandals romp through the local cemetery, she takes advantage of her newfound anonymity and its unforeseen advantages as she launches her own unofficial investigation.
Despite her oddball humor and unconventional snooping, Ivy soon becomes discouraged by her failure to turn up any solid clues. And after Ivy witnesses something ominous and unexplained, she can’t resist putting her investigative powers to work again. Even the authorities’ attempts to keep Ivy out of danger and her nosy neighbor’s match-making schemes can’t slow her down. But will the determination that fuels this persistent, quirky sleuth threaten her very safety?
The Journey (The Adventures of Jecosan Tarres, #1)
christian historical fiction
His father killed in war before he was three, his mother unexpectedly dying when he was eight, Jecosan Tarres is young and poor, yet he has something not many men have: a faithful heart, a strong spirit, and the knowledge of truth taught to him by his mother and Priest Shaledan. Alone for a year, but later befriended by Dalian the blacksmith, he has already beaten the odds of being destitute and forgotten, but clearly something or someone is at work in his life. With his faithful dog Gart and his friend Dalian, he sets out on a life defining journey after a messenger visits him with a commission to go to Kanavar, the ancient capital of Meoria, where he is to enter the king’s service and somehow prevent the war that is about to break out in his country. There are powerful forces interested in his journey, both to fail and succeed. Join young Jecosan as he struggles along, escaping sudden traps, facing prison and captivity, fighting pain and despair, losing and making friends.
Past Imperfect: A John McIntire Mystery (John McIntire Mysteries)
A grizzled Lake Superior fisherman with a massive allergy to bees dies very early one morning alone on his boat. Was he stung to death? John McIntire, retired from a career in military intelligence and striving to regain a place in his boyhood home after 30 years away, is serving as township constable. He questions the easy verdict. The town of St. Adele has little experience with violent death — or murder. Nor does McIntire, despite fighting in two world wars. Worse, all the suspects are friends and neighbors, men and women he grew up with “talking Swede.” The dead man, last of a Norwegian family who came to raise apples in the struggling rural township sandwiched between the Huron Mountains of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the southern shore of Lake Superior, had no real enemies despite his gruff temper. And he had little to leave aside from a heavily mortgaged boat. So, who wanted to kill him?
Saddened by violence striking Utopia, worried his British bride might cut and run, his task complicated by taciturn witnesses and six party telephone lines, the naturally humorous McIntire, while bringing a murderer to justice, struggles to evolve a new perspective on a rural community he has idealized for three decades. Rich in magnificent landscape, vivid characters stepping from a past both thoroughly Midwestern and multi-ethnic, and a secret-laden story, filled with laughter and warm insights, Past Imperfect offers a new voice of great promise reminiscent of the debuts of Steve Hamilton, A Cold Day in Paradise, and William Kent Krueger, Iron Lake.
Fantasy, set in the future. Oleevaba is the proud, pampered breed representative of the Advanced Midstate New York breed of humans – until she’s kicked out of society for having too much initiative. She’s expected to dutifully starve to death, like other expersons. Instead, she’s rescued by a parallel civilization she never knew existed. This civilization has been good at staying out of sight. But that’s about to change.
Bradamant’s Quest is set in a rarely used fantasy world, that of romances about Charlemagne. It starts after the battle of Ronseval, where the emperor’s nephew Roland has died, along with many peers and knights. Among those who died with Roland is Bradamant’s husband; she is mourning him and the others when Berman’s novel begins. Bradamant is a woman knight, borrowed from Orlando Furioso, a romance about Charlemagne’s knights by the Italian Renaissance poet Ariosto. In Berman’s version. she is an admirable character; intelligent, tough, stoic, resourceful, ambitious for honor and loyal. While she is still grieving for her husband, she is given a quest by Oberon, the king of the fairies. She must recover the magical tools that have belonged to members of her extended family and return them to Oberon. It s an entertaining journey through a France described in loving, realistic detail. Although Berman is drawing on medieval and Renaissance romance, she gives us real landscapes, real food, and the real problems while on a quest. This realism is one of the charms of the novel. Berman anchors her romance in everyday pleasure and discomfort, in the grit and beauty of ordinary life. I’m not going to tell you the end of the story, except to say it ends happily. It s a novel about loss and recovering from loss. Though magic is gone or going, ordinary life remains; and ordinary life is pretty darn fine. What else is there to say? The book is has images that stay in my mind: the marsh filled with gargoyles, the stony waste, and Bradamant’s journey roped to a sea-orc, like Ahab to Moby Dick, though with a better ending. Read it! –Eleanor Arnason
Bradamant’s Quest is a youthful fantasy from Ruth Berman who presents a story of Bradamant, who is charged in recovering her family’s magical talismans after Charlemagne’s wars are over. But faced with the forces of magic . . . Bradamant’s task is anything but easily done. Bradamant’s Quest is an excellent pick that shouldn’t be overlooked. –Midwest Book Review
Prose by a poet. I look forward to rereading this many times. –Phyllis Ann Karr
It’s time to give back the gifts of Faerie, said Oberon. They are too powerful for mortals to use safely… And so this king in Faerie asks Bradamant, a warrior of strength, back from the wars, to seek out these treasures. She agrees, seeking honor and glory as her only reward. Who wouldn’t like to go along on a quest to return the gifts of Faerie magic with Bradamant and her companion hippogriff? Part eagle, part lion, part horse, he proves to be a useful, if not always reliable, animal. I enjoyed the journey, feeling close to Bradamant as she planned her days and her actions in accord with her bodily rhythms and knowledge of herself. Not least was my delight in descriptive words and phrases. I could hear the footsteps as they squelched along the muddy road. And I wanted to hand a handkerchief to the man who was crying as he walked, until his nose was stuffed up, and it was hard to breathe. I hope author Ruth Berman will continue following Bradamant through this heroine s life in her fantasy world. It’s fine writing and a fine story. –Norma Gaffron
5 Ingredients 15 Minutes Prep Time Slow Cooker Cookbook: Quick & Easy Set It & Forget It Recipes
15 minutes or less of prep time and absolutely no acrobatics. If you can chop an onion and twist a can opener, you can make these dishes. The recipes include nutrition data, and most include serving tips.
In this cookbook, you will discover 40 recipes for delicious home-cooked meals that only require 5 ingredients (PLUS OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS AND A FEW STAPLES COMMONLY FOUND IN A WELL STOCKED KITCHEN, SUCH AS SALT, PEPPER, WATER, COOKING SPRAY, MUSTARD, KETCHUP, SUGAR, VINEGAR, COMMON SPICES, ECT… ) 15 minutes (or less) of prep time and 1 turn of a switch. Your slow cooker takes quick and easy meals to a whole new level.
At the end of the day, what you want to do is put your feet up and rest. But what you need to do is get dinner on the table. Now you can do both!
Quinoa Salad and Side Dishes: Quick and Easy Quinoa Salad and Side Dish Recipes
Best Selling Author of Quinoa Recipes for Weight Loss and Baking With Quinoa, Sarah Clarence is now delighting us with her third quinoa recipe book: Quinoa Salads and Side Dishes.
Quinoa is a delicious and easy way to add powerful nutrition to your diet. With Quinoa Salads and Side Dishes, Sarah Clarence provides fabulous recipes such as, “Quinoa Almond Berry Salad,” “Smokin’ Quinoa Salad,” “Nutty Quinoa Pilaf,” and “Vegetarian’s Delight,” that are quick and easy to make. This book contains a variety of recipes, surely to please everyone in the family!
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101 Elephant Jokes for Kids (Animal Jokes for Kids – Joke Books for Kids vol. 10)
Elephant Jokes are anti-jokes. A joke that doesn’t have a traditional punchline but a deliberately daft answer that is funny because it is so silly – the kind of jokes kids make up themselves! Some of the jokes included in this collection are traditional but the majority are classic elephant anti-jokes!
101 Elephant Jokes for Kids for Kids is a wonderful, natural way for children to improve their reading. They are able to practice their reading skills whilst enjoying themselves.
Joke books for kids have the added benefit of improving memories, and importantly, instilling confidence. Children are given a great reason to talk in front of groups and with practice are able to feel comfortable doing it.
Joke books for kids on kindle are also a fun way for a family to interact, laughing – or moaning – at the jokes.
How do you know if there’s an elephant in your wardrobe?
The door won’t shut!
Things To Do While Avoiding Things To Do: And 56 More Fun Lists for Procrastinators
This has lots of very positive, and hilarious, reviews.
Countless books through the ages have offered wisdom on how to be more productive. Things To Do While Avoiding Things To Do humorously tackles the flip side of time management with essential lists to make you a proud procrastinator. So, go ahead, take a break from your to do list, and let go for a while.
Productive Ways To Spend An Unproductive Day
Research the genealogy of the trees on your property.
Buy a pair of back up shoelaces for every pair of shoes you own.
Create a riveting Wikipedia entry for yourself.
Recondition the leather on your slippers.
Create a beautiful collage of your childhood memorabilia.
Thoroughly clean the soap scum out of your soap dishes.
Photograph every room in your house, so you’ll always have a memory of it.
Carefully remove all lint and dust from between your computer keyboard keys.
Buy a battery tester and determine the power strength left in all of your household batteries.
Track the usage of everyday household items and create a monthly projection budget. Then comparison shop to lower your cost by 10%.
How To Make Killer Art Out Of Office Supplies
Line up colored pencils of different lengths to make a cool domino maze.
Connect paper clips to rubber bands to make a funky necklace or a cheap Christmas tree ornament.
Make a group of paper airplanes and turn a document divider upside down for a hanger.
Turn file folders upside down to make a Tee Pee Village.
Make an avant-garde sculpture out of used toner cartridges.
Turn your rolodex into a flip photo album.
Empty your drawer organizer, fill it with sand, and turn it into a Zen garden.
Use a pencil cup holder to plant a bonsai tree.
Connect large reams of paper to make a huge tic-tac-toe board. Use a rubber band ball for O’s and two pens crossed for X’s.
Spell out the “word of the day” on your desk using staples.
Each list is interspersed with invaluable productivity tips, like:
Do your most critical work at the same time every day—the last minute.
If life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans, why make any?
The Story Bible
Have you ever set out to read your Bible only to get stuck in Leviticus, the prophecies of Ezekiel, the seemingly endless lists of First and Second Chronicles, or the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew or Luke? It’s common to start out determined to read through the Bible only to get bored, confused, or discouraged as you struggle through genealogies, prophecy, or sanctuary rituals.
Prophecy, genealogy, and sanctuary rituals all have their proper place within the bounds of Bible study. But for the new believer, these things can be difficult and confusing.
To resolve this difficulty, I created The Story Bible. The idea was to remove from the text those things that are complicated and/or confusing for the new believer, or for anyone who is new to Bible reading. For example, the books of First and Second Chronicles contain some great stories. But they include so many numbers and lists that the narratives get lost in the shuffle. So in The Story Bible I simply removed the lists, while leaving the stories to be read and enjoyed. Another example is the book of Numbers, which also contains some fascinating stories. But the stories are interspersed with descriptions of sanctuary rituals and census data that can become boring or confusing to the new believer. So again, I simply removed the sanctuary ritual descriptions and the census data while leaving the stories in place to be enjoyed without frustration. What I have produced is a Bible that can be read by a new believer from cover to cover without getting stuck.
After serving as a Christian pastor for many years, I not only recognize the problem of new believers getting stuck in genealogies, sanctuary rituals, etc., but I also recognize that what new believers need most is familiarity with Bible stories. The Bible narratives form the backbone for everything else in scripture. Prophecy, sanctuary rituals, pastoral letters, genealogies, and even census data find their place once the new believer becomes familiar with the stories.
Keep in mind that I have not edited the narratives themselves. Every word of The Story Bible is from the text itself. I have only removed that which is not narrative, so that the narratives are no longer obscured and can more easily be enjoyed. Another way to put it is to say that The Story Bible is a compilation of all the stories of Scripture. Every portion of the Bible that is narrative was included. I did not edit, condense, or rewrite the narratives. I only compiled them.
The translation I used for this project is the Bible in Basic English. It was translated by Professor Samuel Henry Hooke (1874-1968), an English scholar and Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Studies in the University of London. The BBE was printed in 1965 by Cambridge Press in England. Published without any copyright notice and distributed in America, this work fell immediately and irretrievably into the public domain in the United States. The BBE is easy to read, since it utilizes a 1000 word vocabulary.
My hope is that new believers will be drawn in by the Bible stories and discover how relevant and practical the Bible is for us today.
1.99: Shepherding a Child’s Heart
Don’t Make Me Count to Three!