Monthly Archives: May 2014

What Terms Does Your State Google the Most?

Google Terms across the country

I was so tickled and fascinated by this I couldn’t resist contacting Estately to get permission to post this for you!  Many thanks to them and, if you’re planning a move anytime soon, be sure to give them a look. Estately ran hundreds of search queries through Google Trends to determine which […] Read more…

The Amazing Burger Round-Up: 16 Fabulous Burgers, Buns and Sauces

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  Burgers? Yes, I’m a big fan! We grill year-round…hot, cold, rain, snow, wind, it doesn’t matter. And while there’s nothing like a good ole’ traditional burger, these days the combinations are endless. Even burgers themselves are now made from turkey, veal, chicken, bison, portobello, pork, veggies, elk, lamb, you […] Read more…

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

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It’s strawberry season again! I can’t even begin to describe how happy that makes me.  In Georgia, we can usually begin picking strawberries in late April/early May. Places north of here likely don’t see these fresh beauties until later in may or even June..they call them “June bearing berries” for […] Read more…

15 Things I Don’t Pay For Anymore

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I wish I owned a couple of colleges with highly-competitive football teams (read “teams that bring in a gazillion dollars to my college”) and the college bookstores to match. I would be one wealthy so-and-so.  Until recently, I had no true concept of how many different things a university charges […] Read more…

A Whole New Level of Frugal

A Whole New Level of Frugal

  I recall in clear detail, the recycled paper milk carton that my 3rd grade teacher opened at the top and sat in the corner of our classroom. It didn’t take long for all of us to learn that any time we used glitter for a project, we had to […] Read more…

Homemade Ketchup

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My relationship with America’s favorite condiment is long and complicated—and, for that matter, so is ketchup’s culinary history. As summer approaches and sales of the country’s best-selling condiment head for their cookout-fueled annual peak, it seems as good a time as any to publicly question my first and longest culinary […] Read more…

Vegemite – Foul Death Paste or Vege-Mighty Delicious?

DD plays a computer game called Minecraft.  You’ve probably heard of it. I call it Legoland for grown-ups and I don’t really get it.  One of the cool things about it, though, is that she’s made friends with people all over the United States and the world – England, Ireland, […] Read more…

(ENDED) Buzz Into Summer! Hide-N-Slide Playhouse Giveaway

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    School is nearly out and warmer temperatures slowly make their way around the corner. So why not start your summer off right with a clubhouse worthy of a super smile, the Hide-N-Slide Playhouse?!?  How adorable is this crooked little house?    Kids will create their own fun space […] Read more…