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Tasty Valentine’s Day Gifts with Direct-to-Door Delivery
Feb01

Tasty Valentine’s Day Gifts with Direct-to-Door Delivery

According to the National Confectioners Association (NCA), chocolate accounted for approximately 59 percent of U.S. candy retail sales for the six weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day in 2016. That’s a lot of sweet treats duly expressing our love and adoration for the darlings in our lives. Knowing these throngs, and possibly more, will again be seeking food and beverage-based gifts for the impending Valentine’s Day holiday, I’ve...

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11 Endearing Valentine’s Day Gifts & Gets
Feb01

11 Endearing Valentine’s Day Gifts & Gets

Looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift that’s sure to charm the loved ones in your life? With so many options to choose from, it can certainly be challenging to narrow down the field—potentially turning into a shopping endeavor that’s more bitter than sweet. Even so, throngs will surely shop to their heart’s content this holiday amid estimates that U.S. sales generated from Valentine’s Day gift purchases in 2016 neared 19...

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How to Fight Back Against Rising Grocery Prices
Nov05

How to Fight Back Against Rising Grocery Prices

This week, I went to the grocery store and my bill was just a few bucks under $200 – for one week. Granted, we purchased some non-food items, however we have always done that here and there. I have never had a bill this high and I blame it on the rising cost and shrinking size of food items. Everything costs more and has less in it. I pride myself on couponing, finding deals, stockpiling and keeping my grocery budget well under...

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Binders: The Bane of My Existence
Jul16

Binders: The Bane of My Existence

I have noticed a trend in the last ten years in schools, which I like to call the “Big Binder Revolution.” It seems that for every single class, a student now needs a binder. Oh, and not just any binder. There are very detailed specifications for 1.5″ binders or larger (they cost more, by the way), specific colors, having a front insert, etc. etc. Their Poor Backs The average high school student juggles six or seven...

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We Want to Know What You Want!
Apr09

We Want to Know What You Want!

Crabby Housewife would like to know what topics and information you’d like to see on this site. Is there a topic you’ve been wondering about? Something you’d like to know more details about? More recipes? Less of something else? Now is your chance to let us know. We do ask that you share your email. You will be sent one confirmation email with an invitation to join the newsletter. We will never sell your email to...

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Saving Big Money Buying Used College Textbooks

As if college isn’t costly enough, the price of textbooks is absolutely prohibitive. With a single book costing as much as $200 or $300 at times, you can easily see how books can put a real dent in your educational budget. However, buy used and you can save hundreds of dollars over the course of your school career. For example, one class might have a book that is $118.00 new and another book that is $88.00 new. Simply by...

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