Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Zone Birthday Bonanza

It’s our Birthday! We don’t want any gifts though.  Instead, we thought that we’d be the ones giving things away! The release of the October issue of The Zone Magazine (on or before Oct. 1st) marks our 2nd birthday! To celebrate, October will be … Continue reading

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Closet Hillbilly

I am sitting here on my patio, in the middle of the afternoon, with my feet propped up catching a few “rays” and looking through the glass slider at the TV that I have angled so I can see it, … Continue reading

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Are we all being duped?

We all know that TV and other forms of advertising are out there for a reason.  Companies wouldn’t pay those clever individuals good money if they didn’t want to sell products to consumers.  The things we, as consumers, have to … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Soup

“The sun’ll come out…next Thursday.”  That was the weatherman’s snide remark on the radio the other morning as my windshield wipers swished away.  (And the song from the musical Annie is still stuck in my head.)  By Saturday I am finally able … Continue reading

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Lucrative Lessons

No one goes into teaching for its lucrative potential but it can’t be denied that every day is rich with potential. Potential for what? Disaster, joy, teachers going postal, one never knows. This week’s adventure in learning began with a vocabulary … Continue reading

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Frugal Friday – link-up and share

We’ve shown you some of our favorite ways to save a few bucks, now we’d love to hear from you.  What are your favorite frugal finds or tight-wad tips?  Do you have a favorite local spot that you think has … Continue reading

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The Maryland state sport lives on!

Who is aware of the Official Sport of Maryland as it was designated by the Maryland General Assembly in 1962 Anno Domini? Why it is Jousting, of course, with parades and Queens and “the whole 9 yards”and I was just … Continue reading

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Vacation…to Behave or not to Behave?

I recently returned from a 10 day trip “back home” to Chicago.  Prior to our departure, I thought a lot about this being my first TRULY healthy vacation.  Generally, I’m really good at planning to behave while I’m away, but … Continue reading

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Skyline Chili Recipe

I just love the change of seasons and one of the best things about moving from summer to fall is…Chili!  We LOVE chili at our house and we have several different recipes that we frequently whip up but there are a … Continue reading

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Pets or Pests?

Why is it that a mouse in Shelley’s bedroom results in a cell-phone video of a screaming woman leaping onto the bed while begging her daddy to save her, but a hamster gone missing brings that very same woman to her hands and knees … Continue reading

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