1. We have Samsung phones, a Samsung tablet, and a Samsung DVR, so we can watch Amazon Prime through one of our devices and view it on the tv since the device and DVR communicate with each other.

  2. Haircuts add up so quickly! Just last night, Mr. Crackin’ ventured into cutting Baby Crackin’s hair for the first time. He has cut his hair and the teenager’s hair for years but Baby Crackin’ has always had the special privilege of having his cut by the professionals! At almost 4, he is very squirmy and it wasn’t Mr. Crackin’s finest haircut ever but hopefully this improves over time.

    • That’s awesome! My husband does cut most of his own hair, but I do the children. When they were around age 2 or 3, I did have to plant the television in the bathroom to cut their hair. But still – you can get it cut before you even drive to the professional. Such a time saver with multiple children!

  3. I am so with you on cutting the cable cord. We had a satellite dish but got rid of it a couple years ago and we haven’t been happier. We’re not big TV people anyway so we’re totally content with Netflix and Hulu.

    Thanks for the tip about Vanguard.

    I found your site through

  4. I always joke that when we win the lottery I will stop cutting hair. We have 4 boys that need monthly haircuts. Yesterday I was fantasizing about not having to cut their hair anymore when I realized that I am easily saving $50 per month by cutting it myself. So now I’m thinking that even if I were rich, I’d still cut their hair!

    • My friend and I were discussing something similar the other day…. if we won the lottery or rich or whatever, would we still… and fill in the blank. I think it started when we found a regular 12×12″ decorative pillow for $90. Even if we could pay for it, would we? Meh, probably not.

  5. We love Elementary but don’t have cable/dish either. And of course it’s not on Hulu. So we go online directly to CBS and watch it there. They have the last 5 or 6 episodes. 🙂 Yay!

  6. Our TJs will take coupons. Granted, there isn’t much that could. 🙂 Thd only one I use there regularly are the ones for Applegate Organic hot dogs.

  7. I love my toaster oven. I had put one on my Christmas list my sister asks for every year. I figured just a little one, but she got me a good sized one. It is so great in the summer. I can still have meat loaf, homemade pizza, casseroles, etc. Usually we don’t have that as much in the summer because I don’t want to heat up the whole kitchen turning on the oven. I use that toaster oven almost every day. Never thought of making grilled cheese in it. I’ll have to try that.

    Definitely going to check out Fitness Blender. I don’t have the funds for a gym membership right now, and I don’t always have the time to get there, so prefer working out at home where I can work it easily around my schedule. I had started a couch to 5K program earlier in the summer, but gave up when the weather got over 90 every day. Not doing that. So I’ve been doing video workouts inside and have been looking for something new to shake things up.

    • I hear ya! I can’t walk or run outside over 90 degrees either. Blah!

      With grilled cheese, the rack is in the middle and the sandwiches are on the tray I put it on Broil at 400 degrees for 3 minutes. Flip. Broil at 400 degrees for 2 minutes. But you have to really keep an eye on them. They go from light to black rather quickly towards the end! But that’s how it is on the stove top too for me. 🙂


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