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You Wonder Why They Had To Go Away

Bits and pieces. Bits and pieces. People. People important to you, people unimportant to you cross your life, touch it with love and carelessness and move on. There are people who leave you and you breathe a sigh of relief and wonder why you ever came into contact with them. There are people who leave [...]

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Books Recently Read

Saving Grace, possibly one of the most humiliating free recommends I have ever let slip past me.  The basic story (not a spoiler, this part is pretty much in the description of the book) is that a tough but honest cop, Ray, is drowning his sorrows in a whisky bottle one night when he gets [...]

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Chili Cheese Popcorn

This is one of my favorite frugal snacks   Pop six cups of popcorn- the air popper is fine, or do stove-top.  If you do bags of microwave popcorn it’s no longer frugal.   Meanwhile, combine, melt, and stir together: 4 Tablespoons melted butter 1/2 to 1 teaspoon each chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, [...]

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Crockpot Hamburger Dip

This would make a nice informal lunch or dinner family dish.   Ingredients: 1 lb ground meat (beef, turkey, sausage) 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup ketchup 1 8oz package cream cheese 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 clove garlic, mashed 1 teaspoon oregano 1 Tablespoon parsley 1 Tablespoon sugar or molasses (cuts the acid, [...]

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Joe Biden and His War On Women

Here’s Biden: Speaking at the Urban League conference in Cincinnati, Biden told a very surprised audience that he “should have had one Republican kid to go out and make money.” via Washington Free Beacon: “You know,” Biden continued, “so when they put me in a home, I get a window with a view. You know [...]

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Amazon Fun Stuff and Play-Pretties

I use zipper and clip pouches of all sizes to organize my purse contents. I’ve picked up old cigarette pouches at second hand stores, as well as make-up bags and change purses and pencil pouches and I use the for all kinds of things- i-Pod storage, crochet hooks and scissors, cell phones, pens, change, credit [...]

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Free Kindle Books, Come and Go Listing

Updated all day today, scroll down to see new additions to the list!! Etsy Selling Success: Cash In On Your Creations is a perfect opportunity for those interested in selling crafts online, but lack technical knowledge. By spending less time on creating and maintaining a website, you can spend more time working on your [...]

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Getting Organized: I sometimes find myself with time to kill while my kids are in the tub or doing something nearby but with no cleaning supplies nearby to work with. I’ve been wanting to get better organized for a long time, but this week gave me the concentrated time to see the project to completion. [...]

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ObamaCare Architect On State Vs Federal Exchanges

Watch Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber Admit in 2012 That Subsidies Were Limited to State-Run Exchanges Why should you care? Who exactly is Gruber and what difference does it make? 1. “Earlier this week, a three-judge panel in the D.C. Circuit Court ruled that, contrary to the Obama administration’s implementation and an Internal Revenue Service rule, [...]

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Ground Beef Sukiyaki

Ingredients: 2 lbs ground beef 2 Tablespoons of molasses 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup A-1 Steak sauce salt to taste (not much) 6 oz can of sliced mushrooms 2 medium onions, sliced very thin 1 green pepper sliced in thin strips 6 scallions cut in 1 inch pieces 1 cup thinly sliced celery 1 [...]

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