Author Archives: SusanB

About SusanB

Retired early. Lives frugally. Quilter. Knitter. Crocheter.

Stop Thief

I was convincing myself to get out of bed this morning when the phone rang. It was 8 am. A little early for the scammers or those soliciting donations for charity. Has something happened to a family member or friend? … Continue reading

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Dangerous Day to Grocery Shop

When I went out to run my errands yesterday, I totally forgot that it was the Day After Valentine’s Day. Go shopping at any grocery store or big box store that sells candy packaged specially for the holiday on the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – Remembering Our Heroes

Officially, Memorial Day is a day to remember those who died while serving in the United States Armed Services. Observed in the United States on the last Monday in May, we visit cemeteries to remember and honor those who have … Continue reading

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Review: Ed Begley, Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living

Long known as an environmentalist, actor Ed Begley, Jr. now educates and inspires the masses using television (Living With Ed), the internet (, and writing books. Ed Begley, Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living: Learning to Conserve Resources and Manage an … Continue reading

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Meet Bruno

Such a butch name for such a cute, sweet little puppy. Even full grown, can a dachshund live up to the name Bruno? Hard to imagine this little guy with the attitude his name suggests. Bruno is the latest addition … Continue reading

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If It’s April

If it’s April, it must be time for the Kohl’s gift cards to start arriving. Sure enough, about a week and a half ago, the first Kohl’s gift card of the year arrived in my mailbox. I plan to go … Continue reading

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