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  1. Gourmet shopping on $25 a week

    by , 11-14-2008 at 02:32 PM (Living Frugal, Not Cheap)
    We went to Cargo Largo today looking for gifts and, of course, bought stuff for ourselves instead. I'm not sure how I'd describe Cargo Largo, they are a warehouse store that sells close-outs, odd lots, and items from damaged shipping containers. Some of their prices are really good, some not so hot, but you can get really good bargains if you know what to look for and are patient and not overly picky about their random selection.

    I like to shop places like this for gourmet tea. I've ...
  2. $25 a week menu planning, week 3

    by , 11-14-2008 at 12:10 AM (Living Frugal, Not Cheap)
    Time to go through the weekly circulars again. Some items that look good:

    graham cracker pie crusts 1.00
    asparagus 2.48
    cabbage .39 lb
    Kraft american chese 1.99
    Minute Maid OJ 3/5.00
    eggs 1.18 w/ store coupon
    cheesecake mix 1.50
    cream cheese .79
    butter 1.99
    spiral sliced ham 1.99 lb
    crescent rolls 3/5.00

    The asparagus and cabbage I need for meals this week, the eggs I will need by the end ...
  3. Ignorance Can Be Bliss

    by , 11-13-2008 at 03:28 PM (C@rol's Blog)
    Knowing Too Much
    These days, we can know too much. And while it sometimes can be a great benefit to know the tiniest details of events, both bitter and sweet, there are also times when knowing less about the future, our situations, and the world can be beneficial. Being blissfully ignorant does not mean ignoring vital information or shutting out the world’s tragedies. Rather, it is a way to step away from knowledge that may only needlessly have a negative impact on your life experience. It’s
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  4. Creating a Serene Home

    by , 11-13-2008 at 02:59 PM (C@rol's Blog)
    An Invitation to Comfort

    Your home is your oasis. Through your efforts, your house or apartment can become both a private sanctuary and a welcoming, serene, and healthy place to live in and visit. An organized and comfortable home can have a calming effect on you, your family, and guests, as well as be your personal escape from the rest of the world. Creating this nurturing space isn’t difficult. Even a household that includes young children or multiple animals can be a serene and
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  5. How to Listen With Curiosity

    by , 11-13-2008 at 02:38 PM (C@rol's Blog)
    I'll be honest - until a few years ago I thought I was right most of the time. And not just about my life, but about what was best for others. I was humbled when I finally I stepped back and really listened to other people's ideas - I realized that while my conclusions and solutions might be right for me, they often weren't right for them.

    In my first coaching class we were taught to "stay in curiosity"; to simply ask questions without drawing conclusions or trying to guide

    Updated 11-13-2008 at 02:40 PM by C@rol

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