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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Saving through Checkout51 App

I redeemed the  savings I have from Checkout51.  When I started using their app, they still offer   paypal redemption but lately, it's only available by check.  $35 savings  is awe$ome especially that I used it mostly by buying veggies and fruits every week.  I also like their  offers for  cleaning materials and other things that we usually need at home.  If you want to check this app, it wuld surely give you savings in buying things that you normally buy in regular price.  
We  deposited it to our savings towards the next school year for the kids.  We start saving  for the next  school year's tuition fee  at the start of the year so that when it's time to enrol the kids, we  just write the check and be done with it.  

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

6 Things that Will Make Homeownership Better

Owning a home can sometimes be great, and it can sometimes be a burden. While you experience many great memories in your home, you’ll also be stressed about the amount of money you spend keeping it up to date and working properly. No matter how many times you can get frustrated, there are certain things that can help make homeownership better and easier for everyone. Check out the tips to finally relieve some homeowner stress.

The Right Tools

Even if you’re not the best at DIY, there are certain tools you should have in your garage that will make your life easier. From screwdrivers to saws and everything in between, there are plenty of must-haves that you need. These can help you perform little jobs that need immediate attention and keep you from growing a serious problem.

The Right Professionals

Even if you have the right tools on hand, sometimes you need the help of a professional to get the job done. As a homeowner, you should have the contact information for a good plumber in your area, as well as a good electrician, an HVAC professional, and even a general handyman. These professionals can tackle the larger problems, and you can rest assured that your home will always be in good hands.

Good Neighbors

Although this is out of your control, it’s beneficial to every homeowner to have good neighbors. You never know when you’ll find yourself in an emergency and need the assistance of someone nearby. If you have yet to meet any neighbors, get out there and do so. Go door to door and introduce yourself, or even host a block party or other neighborhood event to get to know everyone in your area.

The Right House

Having the right house can take the burden out of homeownership. Make sure you do your research before you buy a home and have it inspected. If you choose a home that was built with quality in mind, you can eliminate most unexpected expenses. At the same time, if you buy a money pit, you’ll be more frustrated. Always consider the home when thinking of ownership.

Your Style

Having a home that you’re comfortable in will help make homeownership better. Make sure that you bring elements of your likes into your home. Don’t be afraid to paint, to upgrade some furnishing, or do anything else that will make you comfortable in your home. The more you can do to make it yours, the more relaxed you’ll feel while inside.

Paying it Off

This is easier said than done, but it’s not impossible. Having a mortgage can be a huge financial burden, especially if you’re upside down on your home. The best way to get out of this stress is to pay off your mortgage. There are a variety of ways you can do this, so find the best way for you to make extra payments and get that loan paid off quickly. 

Don’t let owning a home get you down. Instead, use these tips to create a fun, comfortable, and loving place that you’re proud of, and you’ll find that you enjoy it more.​

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Reconnecting with Friends

It's been a while since we last bonded with the Brady family so we visited them one day last summer.  We ran into them at the store then we got to catch up and they invited us over so we went.
Our children had fun playing with their kids and they got to swim at their  swimming pool although it was a bit chilly, they did not mind.
 We also brought our daughter's pre-loved uniform because their daughter is starting  to go to school also.
 Their daughter   attends swimming lesson which I wish my kid would do but  they always say that they don't need it.  I must admit, they learned to swim by themselves so that's pretty  amazing.  I jst wanted them to learn some strokes but if they don't want to do it, that's fine with me too.

Hopefully, this year would me  lots of opportunities to reconnect with old friends and family.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Awesome Teachers at St. Joe's

Hubby and I were talking about our children the other day and he and I are glad that our kids goes to St. Joseph.  Every teacher there is really nice and  it is a small community so it is not hard to get along with everybody.  This year, our son is in third grade and he  was really excited to be in Mrs. Lammers class.  His sister  told him that she is really nice.
Time do fly by so fast.  I can't believe that the school year is almost  to an end. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Keeping the Faith

Our church gave  each family  the Rediscover Jesus book, I started reading it   everyday.  It's a great book to read if you  want to know Jesus more.  I must admit, I don't know   many details about Jesus so this  gives me the opportunity to know Him more.
Part of our 2016 goals is to read a page or two of the Bible each day with our kids.  I am  glad to see that both of them are exccited to read it.  Each of us read a page everyday and then we have a discussion of what we read afterwards.  Last night was our second day and we  were all amazed of how long people back then lived.  
My daughter  printed this  and colored it.  She put it in her Religion binder.  I thought this is a perfect picture to post with the  topic  I am trying to convey in this post.  I am a member of the group in Facebook where you can visit other blogs and they will visit you back and gain comments but I am bummed out that they don't allow religious posts.  

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