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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July

I hope you have a fun and safe day.

It's been very hot in Idaho the past few weeks over 100 degrees in the last 10 days. Everything is very dry and we have been asked to be careful with fireworks. 

Please do not use illegal fireworks this year that explode in the air and possible cause a devastating fire. Instead, please go and enjoy the many firework displays that your city performs today.

Absolutely NO fireworks on public lands such as when you are in our beautiful forests camping. 

Enjoy the day, but please be safe and keep your neighbors safe.

I love to always show how much I love this great country by flying a US flag and changing my house decorations to Red, White and Blue.
I hope you enjoy a safe day!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Zucchini - Woo Hoo!

I have anxiously been waiting for a zucchini to grow. At first they weren't maturing and dying, so I had to google it and find out why. I found out that you can't water your zucchini plant in the morning when the male flowers are open. If you do, they won't fertilize the female flower/zucchini plant. Once I stopped watering in the morning my zucchinis finally started to grow - Woo Hoo! 
 I'm so excited about my first 2 zucchinis! 
 Here is my zucchini plant growing, looking healthy and giving me zucchinis to eat!

Around the edge are the marigold seeds I planted and they are growing too. No flowers yet, but soon and I can't wait to see the beauty it brings to this kidney shaped berm. Although I can't complain at it now, it looks beautiful to me.
 I also have lots of tomatoes growing and am anxiously waiting for a few red ones to pick.  
Now that I have a couple of zucchinis, I get to make my favorite zucchini casserole for dinner - Yum! 

I had to run to the store for Stove Top Stuffing Mix, because I didn't have any on hand. While at the store I picked up my vice - diet coke that was on sale. A cute older gentleman was purchasing some coke products too and asked me what "BFF" on the coke meant. I smiled and said, "Best Friends Forever". It made me smile and him too. What fun encounter.

Here are a couple of links to my favorite zucchini recipes:


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My June Financial Wins

Extra Customer Cleanings in June: $550
I was asked by one of my customers if I had time to clean their parents home for an open house. The house sold the night I finished my cleaning when their house smelled so good. They also hired me to do a move out clean - quick sale! Both cleanings within a month. Yay for extra income. 

My blog adsense payment for June was: $173.58 (a 2 month earnings)
Thanks to everyone who clicked on an ad. It's great to make some money from my blog. As you know, I'd love my blog make money for me when I retire - that is a long term goal as I don't plan to retire for 15 years. However, as soon as I become debt free, the money earned from my blog will go directly into a retirement account. 

Swagbucks total: 10,856 which equals $108.56 
In June I was very dedicated in reaching my daily goals. I doubled my grand total from around 5,000 at the end of May to over 10,000 at the end of June. I'm on a roll and am going to keep it up. My goal is to get $5000 swagbucks each month which equals $50 toward Christmas free money. I'd love to have $400 free dollars to spend. I know I can do it by working on swagbucks when I have time.  

In June I completely paid off a credit card. I only have 1 left to pay off and it will be paid off by July 15th (maybe sooner). Then I will be DEBT FREE, except for my house. It's been so exciting to get this far toward becoming debt free. After everything is paid off, I will be saving like crazy to get my roof re-shingled this fall. Of course my goal is to pay cash for a new roof. Hopefully I can do it!

It will be so nice when all the income I earn from work will be mine to save, enjoy and live. I don't want to ever get into debt again. I'll be free! Woo Hoo! 

It's been a long journey to become debt free. I wish I would have achieved it when I was younger and was wiser before going into debt in the first place. But, I can't go back - I can just move forward and teach my children and others that not being in debt is a better life. 

Now my life can change and the future is looking mighty fine! 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Texting and Driving Public Service Announcement

A powerful message about texting and driving -- or any other inattentive driving. We have got to stop doing other things when we should be driving. Let's save some lives and start talking out about this problem. Please don't text and drive!

Our sister station WJBF in Georgia has received a ton of feedback on this Texting & Driving PSA... And so we share it with you, and ask: How are you talking to your high schooler about the dangers of texting and driving?Feel free to use this powerful message to get a conversation started.
Posted by NBC4 on Monday, August 11, 2014


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