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Goals for 2018? Start with Grateful.

Another new year! But before we leap into 2018, let’s stop, take a deep breath, and be grateful for 2017. I know, I know – lots of craziness happened in 2017. You don’t want to think about it. But here’s the thing. Without 2017, you wouldn’t have 2018. And here we are. Waiting at the edge of something very, very exciting! So before you rip down that old, stained, inked-up 2017 calendar, flip back through its pages and remember the good things that happened. There are always good things. No…

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7 Ways to Save During the Holidays

The news isn’t pretty – we all need to tighten our belts even more and find creative ways to save during the holidays. But you are in the right blog! There is always a way, always a Plan B. It’s easy to spend too much. You feel you need to buy just one more thing – for each child. You don’t want to seem like you are a Scrooge during the holidays, so you sign up for all those Secret Santa swaps at work, buy host gifts for every holiday…

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Manifesting Money 

Make extra money with a part-time job or side hustle.

This post was originally made last year, and my own situation has changed since then. But the information is still solid. The holidays often bring extra bils or responsibilities, and an extra side hustle can bridge the budget gap. Read on: Another side hustle I started another job last week. I signed on to do janitorial work after hours in a nearby company. The job starts right after my childcare position ends in the afternoon, and I arrive back home after 10 pm. My dog isn’t very happy about the…

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Eleven House: Lovely New Meters and Lights!

Eleven House moves forward! I have been neglecting you lately, readers! But I’m still here, juggling away. As you know, I have a childcare position before and after school. This week, school ended for the year, so I am focused on the summer’s activities with some upcoming family events, Eleven House and my own writing and voiceover business.     Progress slowed down a bit on Eleven House – but we are still moving forward! The electrician came in to install new meters and panels, and the power company put in…

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Eleven House 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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