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Works for me – Gift cards

What do you do when you have to shop for those hard-to-buy for people?

Some people may think gift cards are tacky but for hard to buy people they really are a lifesaver. Just be careful that you don’t get caught in the gift card scam as I call it – if you don’t use the gift card in a certain amount of time they actually loose value.

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Free Cone Day

Today from 12pm until 8pm participating Ben & Jerry’s scoop shops around the world will be hosting Ben & Jerry’s Annual Free Cone Day. Click here to find a participating scoop shop near you!

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Friday the 13th

How lucky or clever do you feel today? For fun, we have some riddles to test your brainpower:

  1. What begins with T, ends with T, and has T in it?
  2. What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
  3. I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?

If you want more fun with riddles, visit The Hardest Riddle on the Internet for interactive fun!
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Thirteen things I could sell at a tag / yard sale

Yard sale / Tag sale season is coming … here are 13 things we could sell from our house if we had a sale today.

  1. the old humidifier
  2. the ESPN sportscenter 6 in 1 toy
  3. the old blankets stuck back in the closet
  4. two bags of old clothes
  5. the old snow blower
  6. old toys
  7. some gifts I’dlike to re-gift
  8. glass vases – we have a ton of them!
  9. the cat that leaves me “presents” on the rug daily ?
  10. fiction books I’ve read – we could have a mini library
  11. a box of mismatched holiday decorations
  12. old PDAs – maybe some kids could use them?
  13. the kids — heheehheeee

Your turn: What items do you have around your house that you could sell?

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

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Works for me – Spring cleaning

Works for me …. spring cleaning tips. Here are some new ways to use Alka-Seltzer around your house. It’s simple, and fun (kids can help!)

  1. To clean a toilet — Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush, and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china.
  2. To remove burned on grease from a pan — Fill the pot or pan with water, drop in six Alka-Seltzer tablets, let soak for one hour, then scrub as usual.
  3. To unclog a drain — Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.

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When is quitting a good thing?

Recently I went to one of my favorite sites, Kidley, and I saw that they have have taken a leave from blogging.

Their reason:

we have been struggling as a family to find the right balance of life, work and blogging. Unfortunately life has been suffering more and more

Although we will miss their creative stream of fun activities and information, I want to give a big shout out for quitting for the right reasons.

Although the Diva Spot just an itty bitty blog in the giant blogosphere, we can understand some of the concerns our friends at Kidley had.

There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes at an organized blog: planning the posts, finding links, creating images, writing and editing content, managing comments.

As more and more Moms out there turn to blogging we applaud them expressing themselves creatively. Just don’t lose sight of who your real audience is — your family at at home!

Best wishes to everyone at Kidley and we hope to see them again someday 🙂

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Which magazines do you read?

With so many magazines out there these days and new ones coming out every week, it takes time (and money) to sort through them to find choices that work for you. Which magazines do you read regularly for:

  • recipes
  • style / fashion
  • family
  • other

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