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July 25, 2018

Throw all your anxiety onto him, because he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 (The Daily Life Bible) What makes you anxious? Try to concentrate on the thing that’s eating you up over which you have some degree of control. Forget the world condition; as angst-ridden as it may be, you probably can’t do anything… Read More ›

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Making Lists: Life, one thing at a time

I have SO many things I want/need to do, if I’m not organized, at the end of the day all there is to show for my busyness is dither, squiggles and chaos… or nothing. Back in the day I was – really, this is true – excellent at multitasking. Once upon a time I could… Read More ›

Be budget savvy

Is a debt-free life possible?

(NewsUSA) – Leslie Balfaqih couldn’t believe how much money she and her husband wasted every month. “Our financial life was a mess,” Leslie says from her home in Florida. “To say we were disorganized is putting it mildly.” Like so many Americans, they didn’t have a plan for their money. The problem is often not… Read More ›

Hanging Christmas Lights

A guide to hanging holiday lights

(NewsUSA) – Let there be lights! Christmas lights, that is. And if the timing of when some homeowners started hanging them this year is any measure – as early as mid-October – we’re really, really anxious for some holiday cheer. Most of you will opt for relatively understated displays. Others will try to outdo neighbors… Read More ›

Christmas

Create festive trees for less

(NewsUSA) – Hosts and hostesses celebrating Christmas often find that Christmas trees are the focal point of a well-decorated home. And it’s easy to create a beautiful and fun Christmas tree, while saving enough money for presents. First, you’ll need a Christmas tree. To get more tree for your money, consider an artificial tree. They… Read More ›

Ship it!

Ship it!

(NewsUSA) – Transporting a large or unusually shaped item can be a daunting task. Many people simply give up and hang on to an heirloom armoire or antique dollhouse rather than risk damaging it by shipping it across the country. It is, however, possible to ship just about anything safely. Pak Mail, a packing and… Read More ›

7 Ways to Improve Energy Efficiency

(NewsUSA) – With Old Man Winter just around the corner, now is the time for homeowners to start considering how to make their abode more energy-efficient. An energy-efficient home aves money and improves the comfort of the home environment. Follow these tips by Johns Manville to ensure your house is energy-efficient this winter, and always:… Read More ›

A taste of Thailand with a NM twist

This Thai grilled chicken brings a delicious combination of citrus flavor, cilantro and spice to chicken. I suggest serving it with some green chiles, roasted on the grill, and with rice. Make sure to marinate the chicken for at least three hours, if not overnight. (Photo by Wheeler Cowperthwaite, Rio Grande Sun) ESPANOLA — Summertime… Read More ›

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Buff Tough and American Made

Darlene Wright says Herd Wear products are Buff Tough. “Bison down is so warm because it has a moisture regain 12 times that of any other natural fiber. Unlike wools or synthetics, it holds your body heat even when wet.  It is naturally hypo-allergenic and most are machine washable. Wearing only makes them softer and… Read More ›

Measure twice, cut once

Springing into home improvement

The old saw – pun intended – that you should measure twice and cut once is a good axiom to live by when you’re doing any kind of home or outdoor improvement. With the weather warming up we’re all thinking of getting out there – meaning the yard or the house – and doing something…. Read More ›

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