Monday, March 14, 2016

My Dollar Store Favorites


I thought I would just share a few of my dollar store favorites.  Dollar stores have a lot of items that are unworthy of my hard earned money; yet there are some items that I purchase occasionally; and some I purchase quite regularly.  

Example:  An occasional purchase is makeup.... I have certain favorites; like my foundation, eyeliner, and mascara that I wouldn't trade for dollar store items to save my life.  Well ok, I might try something; but historically I always switch back to my favorites.  

Eye-shadow and blush are a different story.  These L.A. COLORS brand eye shadow trio and the blush are used regularly.  


Another favorite item from the dollar store are reading glasses.  As I've gotten older, I need reading glasses well .... for reading.  I keep several pair around the house and office.  Since these are only $1.00 replacing them is not a problem.


Thanks for reading, and have a blessed day.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

MY KINDLE & FREE EBOOKS


I confess!  As an anniversary gift of choice for working with my company for 15 years; I picked and received a Kindle. There wasn’t really anything else that interested me. When the Kindle came out (as well as other ebook readers), I was not very excited about them.  I guess you could say I am old school.  I preferred the idea of seeing, touching, holding, and saving a physical book.  I still do in many instances.  But, after a friend told me that you can get ebooks for FREE, I thought what the heck? I’m going to check this out. 

The first couple of experiences weren’t very good.  It seemed the few FREE ebooks I selected were the first in a series of books.  Not wanting to get into that trap, I was pretty disappointed.  After all, you can buy physical books at garage sales, rummage sales, etc… for practically nothing.  Not to mention annual Friends of the Library sales as well as checking out books from the library. 

My friend, an experienced ebook reader, shared a website with me that emails daily recommendations to me based on my pre-selected interests.  That website is https://www.bookbub.com/home .  It automatically links me up with ebooks from various sources.  Some free, some not free.  Lots of bestsellers!  It has allowed me to download several that I can save and read later.  As any experienced ebook reader will attest… carrying one e-reader when traveling is so much more convenient than packing multiple books especially if you are going to be sitting idle for long periods of time.  And this my fine friends is what I’m excited about.  I’ll be going on an annual trip next week and only need to carry one book… my Kindle.  Of course, I will have to keep it charged as I’m sure anyone will tell you… so I confess – I now LOVE my e-reader aka Kindle.
For me it was FREE (best bargain ever), and most of the ebooks I've downloaded were FREE as well.  I only purchased one ebook and it was much less expensive than a hard copy. 
Next I'll have to check out how the public library ebook system works.
Thanks all, and have a beautiful blessed day!
Blondie
 
Disclosure:  The above post is my own opinion.  I have not been compensated monetarily or with gifts of any kind by any company associated with the products mentioned in this post.

 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Mortgage Crisis Prediction for Discussion

I read this article on the mortgage crisis prediction.

http://www.businessinsider.com/another-mortgage-crisis-might-be-coming-2016-3

What can this mean to people who are considering real estate investing (REI)? 
Does this mean property values may begin to drop again?

Review this article and provide your thoughts in the comment section.

Thank you,
Blondie

The Gift of Gab

Well good morning All,

I can't believe its been almost two (2) years since I posted on this blog.  I was posting on my other blog; but lost interest in that as well.  I no longer have an online retail business; but I still love to find a good bargain. 

While in church over the past several months; the question continues to come up "what are the gifts God has given you?"  I have actually thought about this for years.  I'm not an expert at anything, my interests change constantly, I've been what I like to call a serial entrepreneur.  The one thing I know I do a lot is "TALK".  I can talk so much; that you can't get a word in edgewise.... and yes I have been told that.  I just can't help it.  Well yesterday I changed my opinion of my excessive talking; and decided just maybe it is a gift instead of a fault.  Just maybe God gave me this trait to bring glory to his kingdom. 

So... lets see where this takes me.  I am going to get back into this blog; and share my bargain hunts.  Not sure if it will help anyone; but it will be an outlet for my excessive talking... lol  that's so funny!

Anyway; be on the lookout for future blog posts.  Later today or tomorrow I will share one of the bargains I found over the weekend.  I might not have pictures.  I guess that will just have to do.

Everyone have a beautiful blessed day!
Warm Wishes!
Blondie