I’ve noticed that “Bathroom Cleaning Tips” seems to be a popular topic this week–so I figured I’d throw in my two cents worth. First of all, understand that I’m probably a lot like you–I HATE cleaning the bathroom, and I want to spend as little time as possible doing it. At the same time, you […]

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EBAY!   Not to buy, but to sell. (See my article Gearing Up for the Holidays: How to Make the Most Money on Ebay.) I’m always on the lookout for great stuff to sell on Ebay.And when I saw that this TokiDoki Barbie was catching fire, I knew it would be a great opportunity to […]

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You may have noticed that most retail stores now start displaying Christmas holiday merchandise about the same time as they put up the Halloween merchandise. If you’re like me, then you probably find this more than a little annoying. But the truth is, the stores wouldn’t display Christmas items this early if they didn’t believe […]

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We have several Target stores here in Southern Maryland–and there’s a Starbucks in each one. But it turns out these Starbucks stores are not quite like the stand-alone stores. What I found was curious today was that when I stopped by the Starbucks inside my local Target store, they wouldn’t make me a decaf coffee. […]

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There are so many things to love about eating chili–not the least of which is the comforting way the spiciness helps ward off the cold as the weather grows chilly. In addition, Chili can be extremely healthy because of the high iron content in the ground beef and kidney (or small red) beans. Plus, the […]

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A few months ago, my son and I were on one of our regular shopping trips to Target when we found a new cookie that looked promising: Target’s Market Pantry Creme Sandwich cookies.  They looked a bit like Oreo Cookies, except that they had a different design and they had chocolate, rather than vanilla, creme […]

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We’ve always loved Girl Scout cookies at my house. But the trouble is that Girl Scout cookies are only available for a very short time each year. This means that I end up buying a crazy amount of Girl Scout cookies when they come out–usually a dozen boxes or so–then try to make them last […]

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Let’s face it: once in a while, the stuff we order from Amazon.com might not cut the mustard. Sometimes, we realize we should have bought a different item; other times, the item we ordered is damaged during shipping. In the cases where we purchased the wrong thing, the only option is to return the order […]

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