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Category: Rants and Rambles

How Having a Dog Can Improve Your Health!

How Having a Dog Can Improve Your Health! Growing up I was mostly a cat person. Plus I lived in apartments for the better part of my life and dogs were not usually welcome. But once I bought my first house I was ready to take the plunge and get a dog. While cats are awesome, they are so different than dogs.  Everyone knows that dogs are loyal, funny, and (usually) smart, but did you also know that having a dog can improve your health?  By Golly, It’s Ollie! I always had cats growing up and I felt like I…

20 Lazy Cleaning Hacks You Have to Try!

Lazy Cleaning Hacks I am probably one of the most undomesticated people you will ever meet. I’m a terrible cook and I absolutely hate to clean. So I’m not going to get into how to create a cleaning schedule (screw that) or how to make your own laundry soap, blah blah blah. Nope. Today I’m going to share with you my personal list of lazy cleaning hacks you can use to keep your house somewhat tidy on a daily basis.  Now, I’m not a clean freak by any means, but I just can’t stand clutter. It makes me feel like…

Get Ready for Amazon Prime Day 2017

Are you ready for Amazon Prime Day 2017? Do you like to get your Christmas shopping done early? Well there’s no time like July! You might want to mark your calendars, because starting at 6pm PST/ 9pm EST July 10 it’s Amazon Prime Day 2017! It’s kind of like Black Friday in the middle of summer. And you don’t even need to stand in line or risk getting punched in the face for that $200 television. But in order to celebrate Amazon Prime day, you have to be a Prime member.  So I’m going to explain some of the benefits of…

15 Gifts for Goths (and the Morbidly Inclined)

15 Gifts for Goths  Are you at a loss at what gifts to buy for the goth in your life? Well fear no more! What we have here is the perfect Gothic gift guide with items they are sure to love. These gifts for goths are not only stylish, but functional as well.  Your goth will love you even more from the very bottom of their black hearts. 1. Coffin Purse This coffin purse is is a great gift for goths. I own one myself so I can vouch for it. It has a detachable chain shoulder strap and has a window…

Thoughtless Gifts Nobody Really Wants

7 Thoughtless Gifts that Nobody REALLY wants. Have you ever had to buy a present for someone but have no idea what they like? Whether you are just truly clueless, lazy, or simply passive aggressive, there’s nothing like a generic gift to show someone how little you care. So before you head to your nearest drug store or gas station on Christmas Eve, here is a handy list of 7 thoughtless gifts that nobody REALLY wants. 1. Candles Candles are #1 on the list of most thoughtless gifts. Sure they look cute and smell nice. They are even functional in the event…

Can’t Afford Christmas?

Can’t Afford Christmas? If buying presents for friends and family stresses you out every year because you can’t afford Christmas, you are not alone. And if you live in a one income household like me, it can make budgeting for the holidays extremely challenging. You still have your regular December bills you have to pay but now you have to scrounge up even more money to afford Christmas presents. How are you going to do it all? Over the years, the members of our family have gone through some rough times, so we have established some traditions that have helped us have a budget friendly…

17 Products for Preppers

17 Products for Preppers

Today I am going to talk about 17 products for preppers. My husband Brian is interested in this type of thing and I think it’s a really neat idea. But what is a prepper you ask? See translation from Google below: What is a prepper?

Some people think that preppers are crazy lunatics, and of course there are quite a few that fit that bill. While my husband is not what I would consider a lunatic (most of the time), I really like the fact that he just wants the family to be ready in the case of an emergency. So since Brian feels like the world might be coming to an end in the foreseeable future, he has put together what is called a “Bug Out Box”. Gah, I hate that word because It makes me think of a box full of bugs. Yuck!

But anyway a bug out box is a container that keeps emergency supplies handy that you can just grab and go in the event of an emergency. Or a nuclear melt-down. Or a Zombie apocalypse. Or the Rapture – because, let’s be honest, if such a thing were real, me and him aren’t going anywhere. And chances are, neither are YOU! In all seriousness, I am not that concerned about the above events happening, but it is good to have something handy in the case of emergencies. So because I love my husband, and I think it’s a neat idea, I am always on the lookout for items that might be helpful additions to our bug out box.
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