Category Archives: Survival Economics

Penny Plus=Peace

I’ve had a glitch in my accounts for awhile that I was finally able to fix, and once again I am balanced to the penny. Mr. Smith can tell you that there are two areas that can instantly turn my cranky … Continue reading

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Why Did the Okaloosa Chicken Cross?

Check out this great cartoon my friend Robin Wiesneth made! I’m still mad about the Okaloosa chicken ban based on opinion. To me, it represents some of the idiocy that happens when government starts over stepping their boundaries and start … Continue reading

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More Chicken Ban Business

Sent August 21, 2014. A letter from Nathan Boyles, the commissioner who thinks we are smart enough to care for a few chickens if we want to. I’m glad somebody up there has confidence in us! I thought it was … Continue reading

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Chicken Ban Smacks of Over-regulation

Recently, chickens were banned in Okaloosa County. I’m pretty mad about the chicken ruling, not because I personally want to keep them, but because I object to being told I can’t without a good reason. In the past I had 30 … Continue reading

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Leftovers Get a Second Chance

One of my worst bad habits in the kitchen is leftovers. Every night I make enough of something new to feed a football team. After dinner the leftovers usually go in the fridge, still in their original pot. In a week, … Continue reading

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Eat Your Dandelions

I obviously love dandelions. Carol C. sent me a message the other day asking me how a weed became my favorite flower. I will be glad to explain, and have my blog post done for the day :) A long … Continue reading

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Freecreditscore.com, isn’t.

I just finished my taxes and was asked if I’d like to check my credit score for free with freecreditscore.com.  I’ve been assured by the commercials on TV that it’s absolutely free, unlike the other credit score companies that ask … Continue reading

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My Porch Garden

Ever since I’ve moved to Florida my outdoor gardens have failed.  The squirrels get my tomatoes, the fungus gets my squash and the sandy, saline soil gets everything else.  I recently threw in the towel and retreated… indoors. I had … Continue reading

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Fabulous Furniture Find

This new year I want to focus more on one of my favorite topics: How NOT to be a Starving Artist. Things are better off for us now than ever, but with a bigger paycheck comes bigger expenses. Now we … Continue reading

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Gourmet salad to-go Jar…

What is it about canning jars that make us crazy? We package cookie and soup mixes in them and make solar lights in them. The latest, greatest jar creation that seems to be creating a buzz is a practical one … Continue reading

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