Linda Amspaugh

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25 Ways to Save Money Without a Making a Dime More Than You Did a Year Ago

Try a cold shower. Cooler showers will improve immunity and circulation, stimulate weight loss, and relieve stress and depression.<p>When it comes to saving, Americans aren't that great. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the personal saving rate in the United States is a meager 3.8%. This …

Want to Feel Happier This Week? Try This One Simple (and Brief) Activity Each Day

Reduce the daily, mentally exhaustive grind by adding this one, simple, and brief task to your daily to-do list.<p>You know that handheld device you have in your pocket? The one you use to take photos, update social media feeds, find directions, shop online, play games and send instant messages?<p>Did …

Gear & Gadgets

Maker’s tote II {a finish}

I finally have my own maker’s tote (a noodlehead pattern) and its the large version of it. You may remember a couple of months ago I shared some tips …

6 Plants You Can Surprisingly Grow in Pots

For creative stoops, patios, and—okay, okay—fire escapes<p>If you want to have flowers and greenery, but you don't technically have a yard or a garden to plant in, the options for container plants seem bleak (well, predictable at least): herbs, geraniums, pansies. . . That's it, right? I'm about to …

7 Point Checklist to Analyze Your Current Financial Situation, Part II

Last week, we talked about the first four points on the seven-point checklist I recommend every actor take a look at to analyze his or her financial …

6 Weekend Updates That Will Boost Your Home's Value

Small fixes make a big impact. Before putting your home on the market, check out these easy DIY projects.<p><b>1. Invest in Insulation</b><p>It’s not sexy, but it …

9 Secrets Only Contractors Know

1<p>Q: What are the most common mistakes people make when choosing a contractor?<p><b>A:</b> Number one: choosing the contractor based solely on price. It may …

These 14 Places Will Let You Learn Photoshop for Free

Learn to dodge and burn like the masters<p>Adobe Photoshop is considered the gold standard in photo editing software. In fact, it can be hard to picture (see what I did there) a world without the amazing images created with this software.<p>In the right hands, photographs can be created that would leave …

Double Charm Pack Baby Quilt

<b></b> <b></b>One of the most requested baby gifts is the baby quilt. And, if you find out right away, you have nine months to get it done. Right? Right?! Okay, so …

Quilting

Conversion Charts for Embroidery Thread and Floss

Many patterns, kits, books, or magazine projects list the particular brand or type of embroidery thread or embroidery floss used in the featured …

Sewing

11 Weight-Loss Drinks You Can Make at Home in No Time at All

If you're trying to lose weight, little things matter — especially what you're drinking. Soda, juice, and coffee-shop drinks can rack up hundreds of calories and tons of sugar in a day. While nothing beats water for helping the body stay energized and hydrated, these drink recipes all contain …

7 mental tricks rich people use to make more money

Building wealth has more to do with your mindset than you may think.<p>That's what author Steve Siebold found after studying self-made millionaires over …

16 Ways to Hack Your Meal-Prep Routine For Faster Weight-Loss Results

A healthy diet is essential to weight-loss success. So instead of being at the whim of choosing meals in the moment, you'll need to plan out and prep your week's meals and snacks. Unfortunately, we're not talking about making seven day's worth of brownies. If you're looking to slim down and eat …

Healthy Eating

5 Habits You Can Start Right Away to Build Unwavering Self-Discipline

Get rid of all distractions that stand in your way.<p><i>What are some good ways to build strong self-discipline? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic , Productivity hacker,</b> …

5 Morning Meals You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

Use your muffin tins to make tidy breakfast bundles. They're simple to assemble, individually portioned, and perfect for families who need breakfast …

Best Ever Chocolate Cheesecake Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Make cheesecake:<p>Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9-inch springform pans (I use Wilton’s Cake Release) and also place a greased …

Eatin’ Sweets! Chocolate & Coconut Moist Cake

Look, we love sweets, and there is not too much we can do to curb it. For those of you looking for something different to cure that sweet tooth, we …

What’s the Difference Between Chewy, Fudgy, and Cakey Brownies?

So you want to make brownies from scratch. Amazing! We guarantee it’s worth the extra effort (though if you are to go the boxed route, we’ve rounded …

Recipe: A simple summer cake sandwiches ripe nectarines in a buttermilk batter

<i>Makes one 9-inch round</i><p>When nectarines (or peaches) are beautiful and ripe, this might be your go-to cake. The fruit is sandwiched between layers of a …

Make Chick-fil-A from Your Kitchen with This Copycat Menu - Chowhound

Whether you’re protesting, on a budget, have a Sunday afternoon craving, or simply can’t get enough of Chick-fil-A‘s menu, there’s a reason why you …

Cooking

The Cookie Every Southern Baker Swears By

Southerners like to show off their baking skills. The more elaborate the dessert, the better. Why make a three-layer cake when you can make an …

Dessert

26 Delicious Vegan Breakfast Ideas You'll Want To Wake Up For

What *do* vegans eat for breakfast, anyway?

17 High-Protein Lunches You Don't Need to Reheat at Work or School

While meal-prepped chicken and rice or last night's healthy pasta dish <i>sound</i> like great packed lunches in theory, they're considerably less appealing …

23 Recipes That Will Make Cooking Alone Fun

The best part: No sharing required.

Checker focused on four heading into national German shepherd championships

Meet Checker vom Speedteam Bodensee.<p>The six-and-a-half-year-old German shepherd, better known as Checker, is a three-time provincial champion. And …

18 Satisfying Slow Cooker Dinners That Won't Break The Bank

::pins immediately::<p><i>Price estimates assume you have a basic pantry stocked: spices, sugar, flour, cooking oil, and salt. All prices were calculated using Amazon Fresh under a Brooklyn, NY zipcode. Organic produce was limited to the dirty dozen.</i>

9 Mistakes You Must Avoid To Survive Retirement

People have been telling you for years now that retirement is a state of mind. You might just now be figuring out what that means. The thought of not …

Retirement

How Your Credit Score Is Determined

Don’t believe the myth of the single credit score. You actually have hundreds of scores! Don’t panic, though; when most people talk credit scores, …