By Melinda Myers
Liven up your holiday décor with lights, a bit of glitz and some colorful blossoms this season.
Start by gathering greenery from your landscape. Use needled evergreens like pines and firs, broadleaf evergreens like boxwood, holly and evergreen magnolia as well as junipers and arborvitaes to create wreaths, swags, centerpieces and garland. And don’t forget to include cones, holly berries, crabapples and the bluish-colored fruit of junipers.
Be selective as you prune your trees and shrubs when collecting these materials. Use sharp bypass pruners that have two sharp blades and will make a clean cut that closes more quickly. Make your cuts above a healthy bud, where the branches join another branch, or back to the main trunk. Take only a few branches from each tree or shrub to maintain the plants’ beauty. Continue reading Add Some Sparkle to Your Holiday Décor
Financial Help from ABC MoneyWatch.com Robert Pagliarini
I wrote a post recently titled, “Are the Unemployed Lazy?” and received a heartfelt comment from @AlekKirstein. He shares his situation and his fears. He’s living on the edge, and feels like he is about to fall off at any moment.
Unfortunately, @AlekKirstein is not alone. There are literally millions of hardworking people have become victims of this economic crisis. If you were living on the edge and then, because of a layoff or other event, find yourself pushed over the edge, you must take immediate action. I shared these tips and a few others with @AlekKirstein and I want to share them with you to: Cliff image by ino paap, CC 2.0)
Continue reading Out of Money, Out of Options, Out of Hope
Consumers Can Now Upload Digital Coupons to Their Store Loyalty Cards to Save on Leading Brands
As the economy continues to strain budgets, consumers are more concerned than ever before with saving money and finding ways to get the best deals possible. The A&P supermarket chain has teamed up with Zavers, a digital promotions company, to give consumers an easier way to save money without having to clip or remember paper coupons every time they head to the store. Continue reading STOP CLIPPING AND START CLICKING! A&P ANNOUNCES FIRST ONLINE COUPON PROGRAM IN HUDSON COUNTY