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Save Bucks – Breakfast At Home

Frugal Divas need their coffee and it better be good and fresh. Now we donít need all that expensive equipment. A blender and a coffee maker will get you to the same place as a $2000 super duper coffee making machine. Frankly my car isnít even worth that much. Jennifer Moss of Babynames.com, gave me this great tip on becoming a coffee diva with home ground beans.††Maybe you donít have counter space for a grinder and donít want to shell out the money for it.† Jennifer says “Then use your blender!”† Most…

Marriott.com

Some people love the quaint bed and breakfast, the old style rooms with mismatched furniture, and the ministrations of a cheery staff.† These people are not me. Do they really expect me to talk to strangers in the morning, go without television for the night, and return every day to chat with the owners?† Please just give me your basic hotel room†- clean, with modern bathrooms, cable TV, mostly free parking and mostly free breakfasts. What chains lacks in charm they make up for in convenience, dependability and free Wifi. Find one that has a wide range of low priced…

Chicos – My Love Grows

All my friends had become ardent supporters of Chicos, yet I held out. Convinced that my love of basics and solid colors, my desire to choose any two pieces from my closet and have them match, would never be fulfilled by Chicos. It was a riot of color while I was an orderly march of solids. They scared me. Well, they kept sending me catalogs and coupons. And the coupons were pretty good. Twenty five dollars off any purchase of $100 even if the items were on sale. They wore me down. I started by going into the store just…

Spice Girls and Guys

Spices make plain dishes sing with excitement. Check the price of a single†jar of curry†at the supermarket and†you realize†this is a great item to get at†a small ethnic market such as†Samosa House and Bharat Bazaar at 11510 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066.† And not only are they a market, they have great prepared foods in their deli if you need an entire meal or just some side dishes. These spices come in large bags at a small price. Save all your small glass containers and you can start your own collection. Put…

Target For Underwear

We used to call them foundation garments because you built your wardrobe over them. Now it’s a much more complex relationship. Underwear has become outerwear at times. Underwear has become your ally when you do sports. Underwear comes in more colors and styles that could ever be imagined. Now I still think of it as a foundation because let’s face it – when your underwear doesn’t fit properly nothing else will go well. Riding up, straps slipping, this is not a way to go through life. Fitted but not binding, minimal pantie lines, comfortable…

Create Your Own Social Network

How to build your business† by being social the old fashioned way. Go out and meet people where you have interests in common.† Activities where you are excited to participate will be better for you and your business. Take a class. The Santa Monica Community College is still one of the great deals of all time. Fun classes in art, writing, and sailing. Classes to help you improve your job skills include computers and languages. This is a great place to do just a few classes or work towards an undergraduate degree. Do a sport at your local park, join…

Drugstore Cowgirl

The drugstore of today is more a mini department store then a simple pharmacy. Though if you need help with over the counter treatments, rest assured there is a kindly and sometimes quite attractive professional to help. As always join the club at CVS and get further discounts and coupons. When did they start to carry good wine? And at a discount? With great sales, you know that you are getting the finest† quality for drinking or gift giving. Buy a bottle of wine, some chocolates or cookies, a gift bag, and you have the makings of a lovely present…