Did you ever look at a jar and think, "That's worn out"? Glass objects, like many other things, simply don't "wear out." And even if they show a little wear, it's perfectly acceptable to use them anyway. This means that you can buy them already used. Why spend two dollars on the same jar that you can get for fifty cents or less, used?
Happy Holidays from all of us here at Savings! December is only days away, and we're already planning for Christmas! Twinkling lights are being strung from the rooftops, the smell of pine and fir is in the air, and I can almost taste the peppermint hot chocolate that's a tradition on Christmas Eve.
At Savings.com, our company mission is to help others, and we realize that the holidays can be an especially tough time for many families. Continuing in last year's holiday tradition, we're thrilled to announce the launch of our 2011 Toys for Tots campaign! Over the next three
weeks, we'll donate $1 for every time you share a Savings.com Facebook
Hope you survived the crazy weekend that started with an early Black Friday and now concluding with Cyber Monday. So what's the hype surrounding Cyber Monday?
Apparently, Cyber Monday is projected to rake in 1.2 billion dollars this year beating last year's record of one billion. That's a massive amount of money made in one day.
Personally, I choose Cyber Monday over Black Friday any day. You have the convenience of shopping at home (save on gas and time), you can browse multiple stores at the same time to get the best deal, you don't have to wait in long lines, and you have the security of not being killed while trying to buy a doorbuster special (it's a crazy day in all aspects).
Once your child gets back to school, you'll start to notice that he or she may get sicker more often. Being in close quarters with other children contribute to that. By the time, one child's symptoms start to get noticeable, it's too late.
Colds are contagious the first three days after initial exposure. That's why sometimes the entire family is sick together. The cold usually starts out with a sore throat, followed by a runny and or stuffy nose, and sometimes a mild cough will be present.
When your child starts to get cold symptoms, make sure it's not the flu because a lot of people get the two confused, including myself (is it a cold or flu?). The cold should go away within a week, but if not, you'll need to make sure it's not a bacterial infection. If it's bacterial, your doctor will prescribe antibiotics (honestly speaking, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't for my family).
I remember when I was a new mom, I took my daughter in for a cold and we sat in the doctor's waiting room for 45 minutes and another hour in the actual room they assigned us. By the time the doctor came around to see us, all he said was to give her Motrin or Tylenol if she felt uncomfortable (this was the same case for the flu as well). If your child is under 4, it's no longer recommended to give your child over-the-counter cold and cough medicines.
After wasting time, lots of energy and money ($20 co-pay), I decided to use homeopathic and natural products to relieve cold symptoms for my child. Not only did it save me time, energy and money, it was very effective. Plus, I like do things naturally when I have the option to do so.
Back to School! This is the happiest time of the year for parents. The cost of full-time child care or camps
for the summer is usually sky high, so that expense will be gone for some. Then there is
the stay at home parent who will be soon getting about seven hours of peace and quiet each weekday.
It's not that they don't love their kids, but they sure are happy when the school year begins.
FaveCrafts.com has some projects you and your kids can make together for back to school.
Everything from book covers, locker mirrors, pencil cases, folders, tie dye lunch bags and MORE!
There isn't much time left--soon you're going to be loading them on the bus or dropping them off at
school. Get started making these great crafts and spend some more quality time together.
These are crafts they can actually use.