Homemade Vanilla Extract

A friend of mine got me into making my own Vanilla extract this summer. Vanilla extract is so yummy and can be used in tons of recipes so I wanted to try it. Buying those tiny bottle of extract in the grocery are very expensive. I made a HUGE bottle for under $25.00 and it will most likely last me it least 5 years or more.

First you need to get some vanilla beans which I found very affordable on Amazon.com If you hover over the vanilla beans text it will take you to the product.

Then you need a bottle of Vodka. I bought the cheapest I could find. Continue reading

Being MIA…hasn’t done me much good!

I love this MS clip-art I found because it shows exactly what I have been doing over the last few weeks. I feel like I have been beating myself down and keeping the happy person inside me in the back of my mind instead of in the front, where it needs to be.

See…even people, like me, that have had the awesome effects of positive law of attraction can still tumble and take a blow every now and then. The difference is that I can see it faster and attack it head on. Continue reading

I just had to say…really??!!!!

I went to pick up my daughter from school and it is always a 10-15 minute wait to get around the school and out of the parking lot.

I had my heater on and it was not on recycle, it was on fresh air and I got this real strong smell of cigarette smoke and noticed it was the woman in the van in front of me smoking. She was actually turned the other way so I could see the side of her van.

I proceeded to turn my heater on recycle so I could be relieved of the smell, it makes my eyes itchy and sneeze, and it just stinks.

After a few minutes I was motioned in by the driver behind her and I turned…now I am behind the van. I jsut happened to glance at her bumper and there was a nice sticker on there that just make me say…REALLY???!!!” Continue reading

Never been so hard to pay my bill!

Have been paying the local hospital for about 6 years to the same address with no problems. About 3 months ago I got a notice that my payment was being forwarded to a different location and I needed to update it. I called the hospital and they were confused as they had no idea. They gave me a second address and I sent it.

I then waited…and waited…and waited. I have not sent a second payment because the first one to the new address never cleared.

I got the check back today in the mail. It had not been attempted to cash, there was not note…nothing. I have no idea why they sent it back.

So I called the hospital a few hours ago. Continue reading

Paying bills stress & weight gain…a viscous circle

I truly hate payday.  This may sound funny to some but I bet most of you understand why I say that! I always have knots in stomach, grinding teeth issues and really start to dislike my husband as it always ends up in a fight.

He does not “do” the bills, I have to. If I let him then he spends first, and bills last, and then we end up with disconnect notices and extra fees to get things turned on. His favorite phrase is “what can be delay in paying so we can “X?” Really??? No way in hell I am delaying a bill so we can play.

I always have to be the NO person and it really wears on our relationship big time. Continue reading

Extreme CASH Giveaway WIN $500 ENDS Feb 12, 2012

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It’s time for an EXTREME CASH GIVEAWAY! I have teamed up with my blogger friends to bring you an extreme cash prize. One lucky winner will receive $500 in their Paypal account at the end of this giveaway!

To enter, simply follow each of our blogs via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and any other way you’d like! All the links are provided for you and you can do as many as you choose. This giveaway ends 2/12/12 at 11:59 pm EST and is open worldwide.

You only need to enter this giveaway on one of our blogs — good luck!

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