cash crone, cookies, October, month, budget Eating Well For Less - and Other Kitchen Charms 

Make cookies, not war.

C is for Cookie The incredible, edible cookie! The month of October is dedicated to this favorite sweet treat. “There is a very strong emotional link for so many people which is why cookies are a comfort food,” says Brette Sember, author of Cookie: A Love Story: Fun Facts, Delicious Stories, Fascinating History, Tasty Recipes, and More About Our Most Beloved Treat.  “They are a true American food – the modern concept of them was born here and is an expression of American ingenuity.” Sember tells us that the fortune cookie…

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Money Management The "Eleven" : The Fixer Upper 

Why remodeling has to wait until I’m off the ledge

I have an amazing life. So many exciting adventures have crossed my path (and if you don’t believe me, take some time to read my oldest blog, TrusttheUniverse.com), and I am grateful for all of them. All of them! The business of blogging has forced me to share things I normally keep to myself. But I also know, through my work as an optimism guide and motivational coach, that our stories help others learn as well.     At the big house If you are a regular Cash Crone reader,…

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Eleven House Phase 1 - The Square The "Eleven" : The Fixer Upper 

Eleven House: Out of the Dust! Old House Deconstruction

When you start to work on an old house, interesting things begin to happen. From the moment we repaired the locked front door and began using it as our entrance instead of the steep back stairway to the second floor, we could feel a change. It was as if Eleven House picked its head up and took a deep breath, and started living again. This past week, the local waste management company brought in a huge dumpster. I thought it might be a bit too big for our demolition. I now realize…

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Eleven House Phase 1 - The Square The "Eleven" : The Fixer Upper 

Eleven House: Old House Attic Finds

You never know what you might find in a 125-year-old attic! We are continuing slow and steady work on the Eleven House. Bill Spaid and I decided that it was silly to work ourselves to the point of soreness and exhaustion; we’re too wise for that! So we’re going with the flow of the day and setting our sights for a few hours of work each day, in between our regular jobs and other responsibilities. It felt good to actually get some plaster off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keMJRxjbefo We took some time to get…

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Eleven House Phase 1 - The Square Projects and Deals The "Eleven" : The Fixer Upper 

Cash Crone: The Year of the Fixer-Upper.

We named the fixer-upper house! The Eleven House. I realized that each time I spoke of the house I called it Eleven (its house number). After a week of trying out new names I kept going back to it. In numerology, the number 11 represents the spiritual messenger, and is a master number. It is also considered a symbol of rebellion. Well, taking on this fixer-upper project could be considered a rebellion! Eleven House Now that spring is peeking in a little, we can spend a few hours at the fixer-upper house…

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