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Hi, I am from Oregon, OH also known as Oregon on the Bay, I work full time as an RN with hope to semi retire and write books on saving money. I am married to Jeff for 25 years and have 3 beautiful daughters, Jessica 25, Kara 23 and Kristie 16. My main goal is to be debt free!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Putting Life Back Into Old Cars

My husband is a car mechanic. He doesn't have his own shop, but loves to tinker around with our cars. I really can't understand why he doesn't do this all the time, because he is so good at it. Nothing is more rewarding to him to fix up an old car and put new life back into it. Trust me with my three daughters he's did this more than once. A few years back we bought a 1984 Plymouth Reliant for my sixteen year old daughter. Yes, it was one of those cars that just went to church and back on Sunday mornings. Naturally she hated the car, it wasn't up to her standards. It was a boxy brownish sedan looking car. Needless to say she drove the car for two years. When we bought it, it didn't even run and of course the tires were flat. It no time at all and under five hundred dollars the car was running. Good thing he didn't need a new air oil separator for his air compressor, that would have only added to the bill. My husband doesn't get a lot of fancy equipment, but he knows how important it is to maintain his air compressor. I just wish he'd learn how to pick up the garage a little better.

Yes, once in a while he does need to replace of few things, and it makes me cringe. I know how important that air compressor is to him. Ingersoll rand compressor parts would have all of the parts he could ever want. They deal in wholesale parts and hopefully my husband could get a great deal on them. Right now we're nursing my daughter's car with 150,000 miles on it. I'm hoping he can keep the old buggy running for another year or two. I really don't see a new car coming her way anytime soon in the future.

The Medical Field Can Be So Complicated

Being a nurse, I never really realized how complicated the medical system is. According to OnlineNursingSchool.net nurses can choose to specialize by setting or treatment type, by
condition, by organ or body system or by population.  I really haven't tried a lot of different areas in my career. It seems like once I found something, I found that certain safety zone and never really wanted to move out of my area. When I was a new nurse, I really wanted to work in obstetrics's, pediatrics or surgery. Its funny how that never happened. Those areas are always hard for a new nurse to get in to. I actually think that once I had a baby, I never wanted to be with screaming women! Oh maybe that was just me! My kids are great but did I really want to take care of sick kids all day and possibly return home at night to my own sick kids? Surgery, I just really didn't know about. Its definitely an area to look into if I was younger.

Being a surgical nurse would require a specialized skill. Besides all of the instruments and sterile technique I would have to know what a medical gas cylinder  and how to use it. Its bad enough that I didn't realize there were gas cartridges available for portable uses. What kind of surgical nurse would I be if I didn't even know about the gas tanks? As you can see, this would be way out of my area. My patients would hate me if they couldn't receive their Nitrous Oxide.

Nursing has changed so much in the past years and its so hard to keep up if that isn't your specialty. My best guess is I'm staying put in the area that I'm in and leaving the specialty areas to those who are already practicing in that field.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Smokey Bones $5 Off $15 Coupon

Another Smokey Bones great coupon. Head over to Here to get your coupon for $5 off a $15 purchase. Hurry coupon expires 3/4.

Promoting Through Internet Marketing

Are you still looking to be found on the Internet? Is your business or web site just out there hoping to get traffic? One of the biggest business mistakes is not advertising effectively. If you have an on line business that needs a little help Austin internet marketing is for you. Teaming up with their Internet marketing experts will grow your business. There's more to setting up an on line business than a web site. There are new Internet strategies out there to maximize your business. Don't be surpassed by the big companies when all you really need is a marketing expert to show you how to use mobile marketing and social networking to widen your clientele. Now really how much are you really selling on line? Even on my web site I realize the importance of networking and social medias. Don't fall into my mistake and wait as long as I did. In this economy its likely your business may not succeed if you aren't on the edge of the internet trend.

Looking for your business to be a targeted search? Austin SEO can help you optimize your over all on line marketing strategy. Businesses make more money when their name is on the first page of a search. I don't know about you, but I tend to do my first picks on page one of a search. I personally don't like to look through more than one page. After all aren't the best companies on the first page? See, if I think that, most customers will to. If you are serious about making money on the Internet Search Engine Optimization is the end goal of how your business should be promoted. After all its your business and your money why not make the most of it?

Things Didn't Go So Well last Week

Okay, I've really got to get back on the weight loss band wagon. I've eaten everything in site last week and had been to sick to really walk. I really don't know why I get such craving and sometimes am so out of control. Hopefully this will be a better week for me. This week that scale is staying behind the door.

Monday, February 27, 2012

My Annoying Family

The article written by Geraldo Russo

I like to spend a lot of time at home, and I don’t get why my family gives me so much grief about it. I work hard during the week, and when my weekend comes around, I don’t want to spend all my time running around. I need that time to decompress and relax so that I can be energized when my crazy work week starts all over again. My sister lectures me all the time and says that there is more to life than watching DIRECTV, and that I am going to stay single forever. I don’t think she understands that I am focusing on my career right now, and that a relationship is the last thing on my mind. My family has gotten so annoying that I am starting to avoid their phone calls. I know they want what is best for me, but I am going to live my life the way I see fit. Maybe if they would relax I would want to spend more time with them!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Chili's Free Chips and Queso

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Maybe the Next Vacation

One of my favorite things to do is to decide where I'd like to take my next vacation. Yes, I admit I do have two big vacations already planned this year, but I'm already looking forward to next year. Who knows maybe that third vacation will even be closer than that. I've only been to New York city once when my kids were smaller and I think I'd like to go there again. I'm thinking the night life would be spectacular. I know prices are high in New York for hotels so I'm looking into new york city hotel reviews. I found that I can get a whole lot of information with no phones calls and just a few clicks. Why couldn't hotel shopping always have been this easy?

If you're into technology there are even great Apps that can help you find local restaurants and entertainment. How cool is that to have right at your finger tips? New York city will have to wait till after the first of the year, but I love researching great vacation spots. Don't tempt me to stay at New Year's its really too cold for me to stand outside all day, but I'd love to be there! I'd have a few reviews to check because I'm sure the great hotels are already booked.

House of Meats: Free 1 lb Bulk Breakfast Sausage W/$25 Purchase

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Random Blurb With Beer

What the heck? Another Saturday with beer blurb and I am sick again! What gives? I've had a stupid cold the entire month and just can't seem to shake it. With that thought in mind I thought I would discuss the medicinal status of beer. I am a nurse you know.

The best I can figure out is the mind numbing effect it gives. No need for antidepressants here, just a beer. The next best quality of beer is sleep. Who doesn't sleep well after a few beers? After all I'll need my rest. I've been sick you know. Finally I never knew how smart you can be after a few beers. Who can't settle politics and religion at the bar after a few? And you thought beer was only a drink.....

Friday, February 24, 2012

Need Legal Advice?

Its tough out there trying to handle life situations on your own. Family issues, separation and divorce can happen to anyone. Why struggle on your own? Separation has so many issues in itself, from support to who will get the kids. Many times women never even realize what is happening until its too late. Be sure to protect yourself, your assets and your children with barrie family lawyers . A great lawyer can help you have peace of mind. After all between toting the kids to school, practice and games, who really has the time or the energy to deal with this on their own?

Think you can handle this on your own? Guess again, the legal system gets trickier every year. Play it smart and know your rights. Its tough enough to make it own your own, leave your questions with the experts. Do you really know your rights?

Children play a big factor into divorce and separation. Do you know what type of custody is best? Chances are you're probably not even aware of all of the different types of custody's. Be aware that men have every right to gain custody of their children. Play it safe and be smart, leave the legal advice to the experts, you could have a lot to lose.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Spaghetti Warehouse Tuesday Leap Day $6 Special

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Free Donuts at Smokey Bones

Head over to Here to get your coupon for free donuts at Smokey Bones with an ebtree purchase. Coupon expires 2/26.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Wedding Update

I thought it was time for a little wedding update on Kara. It's been a while since I posted about it. Her hall is all planned right on the pier, its so beautiful and what a menu she is planning! I can't wait for it. The date has been set for October 6th so we still have a little time for arrangements. I've never been to a beach wedding so I have no idea how this will be. I'm really looking forward to something different. Her wedding dress has not been finalized yet, I think we will pick it out in April when I'm there. I hope so, I really wanted to be a part of this. My heart just ached when she sent me pictures of her in different wedding dresses. I so wanted to be there with her.

Her next focus is couture wedding invitations. She really wants this to be a big event so her invitations are very important to her. She is still undecided, however I told her this couldn't wait too long. She is Internet savvy so I'm sure she could help custom design these on line. Since her wedding is out of town she also wants to have save the date cards or magnets at her shower. This way if any of her relatives are coming they can plan their vacation around her wedding. To me its funny how weddings have changed so much. Back in my day there were really only traditional weddings available. Maybe I just wasn't savvy to realize I could of had something different.

By now you can tell I'm really excited about her wedding. Kara is my first baby girl to get married. Imagine me the mother of the bride.Like any mother I'm just hoping we don't have to send out Baby announcements right away!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Looking For That Special Place?

If you've been a long time reader, you know I'm always looking for great places to retire. I've looked at many cities and remain undecided. I find that there are so many choices out there that I wouldn't want to make a hasty decision. After all, I've worked hard for my future retirement, why not have it all? A house can be a lot of work and really I don't know if I'll have the time or the energy for that. I don't even want to get into money if it needs a lot of work. I like the hustle of downtown here, so why not look at a few downtown Austin condos . Its pretty in Austin and I know a big city will give me the entertainment I've been craving.  I'd be able to walk to restaurants and bars so I think it could be a great consideration. I really do like to keep my options open and a great condo my just be the place.

I've never really looked at condos for sale in Austin so I really don't know where to start. I'm sure a good real estate agent will be able to show me places in my price range. Since I don't want to look at places in the out skirts of town, I realize the prices could be high. I don't want to spend so much on my living quarters that I can't go out for entertainment. Now how much fun would that be staying home?  I'm fortunate that I have plenty of time to keep researching real estate, hopefully by the time I retire I have enough cash to get exactly what I want. Someday I'll have to quit researching and just take the plunge, but for now I'm just having fun looking at all of my options.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

House of Meats: Free 1lb Boneless Beef Stew Meat W/$25 Purchase

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Companies Need Their Money Too

Are you a business owner and tired of not being paid? Nothing is more frustrating than trying to collect on unpaid bills. I don't even have a small business and I realize how over whelming this can be for any business owner. If you're looking for help Direct Recovery Associates may be able to assist you. They even have international debt collection , which can be especially helpful if you have an on line business. We all know that in the virtual world things sell anywhere. Collecting debts out of country sounds so tricky, why not leave it to the pros. I know I wouldn't even know where to begin.

Don't worry they do handle local and California debt collection if your business is not world wide. It's your money why not try to collect it. Why lose out on goods or services they you have already provided? Its hard even to stay in business now a days without getting money you've already earned. If you are a small business I'm sure uncollected debt really increases your bottom line. Can you afford to go without pay?

Debt collection can be a tricky business, and no one really wants to do it. Why not have a company with expertise help you out? Running a business is hard enough work on its own. That stack of unpaid accounts won't get smaller on its own. You've invested in your business, why not invest in getting your money? Think about it, debt collection has been around for years, why not let a company help you keep your business around for years? Business owners can no longer afford to have unpaid accounts. Take the risk and hire the experts to help you get the money you deserve.

Heading to Bob Evan's?

Celebrate President's Day with Bob Evans
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lane Bryant 30% Off Coupon

Head over to Facebook to get your 30% off coupon that can be combined with their sales! Coupon expires 2/20.

Smokey Bones $5 Off a $15 Purchase

Wow, it's been a while for a Smokey Bones coupon! Head over to Here to gey your $5 off $15 purchase. Hurry coupon expires 2/19.

The YesterYear Soap Winner Is....

Thanks to everyone who entered my YesterYear soap give-away. There were 113 entries. The winner is .....Frances! I've emailed you and you have 48 hours to respond. Thanks to everyone who entered and look forward to a new give-away soon.

Fertility Options

I'm so fortunate that I never had any difficulties getting pregnant. I have three great daughters and all are healthy. How truly blessed I am. However, working in the health care industry, I realize that many women are not that lucky. Even in my field, many women have delayed motherhood to opt for careers. Infertility is a difficult topic for any woman who is having difficulty conceiving. There are many reasons. One main reason is we are so career oriented now and tend to delay pregnancy till our jobs are well established. A career is great but sometimes delaying motherhood into the thirties or later only increases infertility. Other reasons besides age could be related to medical conditions. Stress, smoking, weight and Polycystic ovary syndrome can increase infertility. Sometimes delaying only adds to more stress.

What can we do? We want it all and women should have the right to a family and a great career. If infertility is an issue for you, there are many options. One avenue may be egg freeze .This is a great option for patients who require egg donation. I never knew how many options existed and the age requirement goes up to to 49 years to start. Certainly this adds thought to the older mom concept.

If you're out there struggling for a baby or really just considering the idea, egg freeze may be an option for you. You'll never know until you check it out and keep all of your avenues open. Keep in mind that many options are self pay, but most contracts are clear and do state what services you will receive. Rest assured you can control the donor process and all meet FDA requirements. Its a huge step, thoroughly check it out, and be sure to explore, keep an open mind and be sure do your research!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Low Entry YesterYear Soap Give-away Ends Tonight

Last chance to enter my YesterYear soap give-away, it's LOW Entry! Be sure to go Here to enter, plus for all of my daily readers just type in "Bonus" for an extra entry today. Good luck, contest ends tonight at 11:59pm EST.

Why Do a Limited Car Search?

In today's economy we all want to get a deal, right? However if you're thinking about buying or selling a car may be the internet is the best place to shop. I never really realized what kind of deals were out there. My biggest concern was if I buy a car from out of state how do I get the car? Would it really be feasable to ship the car here? I didn't even know that many companies do Car Transport Quotes .

Why buy out of state? Hey, I've found that everything sells on the internet. What a deal you can snag up especially if you have a friend that lives by that great car deal and can check it out for you. Of course being the money miser that I am, I naturally factor in the shipping cost to the price of the car. Still I think a good deal can be had.

Why limit yourself to just your local dealer? At least its worth a thought and a few clicks of the mouse at least to check prices and deals throughout the country. You never know when that sweet little old lady that only went to church and back will be selling her car clear across the country.

House of Meats: Free 1lb Casing Hot Dogs W/$25 Purchase

Head over to Here to print off your coupon for a free 1lb of casing hot dogs with a $25 purchase from the House of Meats. My favorite pick this week? Definitely the boneless, skinless marinated chicken breasts for $1.79 per pound.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Another Bath and Body Freebie

Yipee! Bath and Body has another coupon for a freebie. Get a free Signature Collection travel size item of your choice from 2/14-2/20. Head over to Here to get your coupon. I personally save these for great stocking stuffers.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Free 1 Year Subscription to Better Homes and Garden

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Hurry over to Here to snag your free one year subscription to better Homes and Garden. Hurry this one won't last long. Thanks MoJo Savings

Save 75% on Flowers: $10 For a $40 Voucher

What a great deal, you can snag a $40 voucher on flowers from SweetJack for just $10! The flowers are from www.flowers-nationwide.com so why now catch a great deal. To get in on this one be sure to go Here to nab yours.The skinny on the deal?
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  2. Not valid for cash back
  3. Not valid with other offers or promotions
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    Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    Wonders Never Cease

    I've been so reluctant to post, but surprising I have great news, ny weight loss continues! I've been walking and trying to eat a little healthier. I'm far from where I should be , but I'm feeling great and I'm walking about 10 miles a week again. Yes right now life is good!

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012

    Don't Let It Happen to You

    Do you have identity theft protection? Nothing can be more frightening than having your identity stolen. I had a friend who recently received unauthorized charges on his bank account and what a mess. His money was tied up for weeks and not to mention all of the phone calls and headaches. I really never knew what a night mare it could be. I was thankful it didn't happen to me, but really how safe am I? He never thought it would happen to him.

    IdentityHawk offers consumers the help they need. They help you stop fraud before it happens. Imagine if my friend would of had this protection, I doubt it would have happened. Not only was his bank account hacked, but now he has to worry about his social security number too. I know I wouldn't want all of these hassles. I never really considered this type of protection before, but after seeing the my friend go through this I know I don't want identity theft to happen to me. After all it's my money and my good name and  I need to protect both of them. Why not use a trusted company?  I have a million other things to worry about and I think this time I'm leaving these issues with the professionals.

    Sunday, February 5, 2012

    House of Meats: Free 1lb Casing Hot Dogs W/$25 Purchase


    Head over to Here to get your coupon for a free one pound of casing hotdogs with a $25 purchase at the House of Meats.

    Thursday, February 2, 2012

    Entrecard January Top Droppers

    Yikes, it's been a bad month for me with Entrecard. I've had multiple issues with logging in and therefore I was unable to "drop" daily. Hopefully that little giltch will be fixed. Thanks to everyone who stops by and sees me daily, I do appreciate it. Now for my "Top Dropper" list:

    The Ad Master :Tons of Tips and Tricks to help you advertise online. From lists of free traffic resources to advice on keyword placement and linkbuilding.

    Picture to People :Researches about Computer Graphics. New free software for graphics. Hot free graphic effects.

    BeThere2Day :
    A personal blog about anything and everything, fun, humour, randomness and rants.
    Funky Town Disco Music :Once upon a time the music of the 70s, Disco Music, Funky, Soul, Pop Music, who made the history of those years. I was born in the mid 60s, so i lived right in the evolution of these sounds. This blog wants to revive after more than 20 years, the music of those years, memories, friends, first loves ..... For those not familiar with these genres, is a good opportunity to approach these fantastic sounds.
    Confessions of a Psychotic Housewife :
    I am the Psychotic Housewife - a gothic Martha Stewart, SAHM, addicted to shopping and saving money while living in a Murphy's Law zone where everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. I'm prepared to survive the zombie apocalypse - are you?
    Home and Garden :All about home and garden.
    Osi Collections :Just read and enjoy with your heart.
    Digital Rebel350 :Digital Rebel 350-Digital Memories Captured With Canon EOS 350 Digital Rebel
    King of Gamblers :King of gambler!!!
    Healing Echo :
    Do something to healing the world.
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