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Old 07-02-2010, 03:21 PM
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Must see Historic Homes:

Reynolda House
2250 Reynolda Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106
General Information

Mordecai House
One Mimos Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
City of Raleigh | Mordecai Historic Park & Raleigh Trolley (http://www.raleighnc.gov/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_306_209_0_43/http%3B/pt03/DIG_Web_Content/category/Leisure/Parks_and_Facilities/Mordecai_Historic_Park/Cat-Index.html - broken link)

Bellamy Mansion
503 Market Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
Bellamy Mansion Tour - Sunday, June 20, 2010 - Creative Wilmington

Blandwood Mansion
447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, North Carolina
Preservation Greensboro Incorporated Blandwood National Historic Landmark
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:23 AM
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I will be going out today looking for more bargains. I will be posting later today.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:55 PM
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Sorry I was late posting. I wanted to find the best bargains for everyone.

Here are this week's specials!

32" Toshiba LCD HDTV Four payments of $124.99 plus tax and s&h. Why pay that high interest with your credit card? Use your debit card to bill in payments. Just let them know it is a credit card. Because work similar to a credit card without the high interest charges.

Chi by Falchi Leather Bag with Snakeskin Trim & Stones
Item 222-790 $97.42
Two payments of $48.71

Christmas is five months away. Why wait? Shop now. Bargains available daily online.

Bidz.com Brand Name & Jewelry Auctions - Live | Rings, Watches, Sunglasses
Thousands of jewelry items available online. I have purchased several pieces myself from this website. Call this number if you have more questions. 1-877-297-2899 Mon-Sunday 24/7

Layaway is available.

Athletic shoes originally $24.99 now $9.99. They also have more expensive athletic shoes. Enter your zip code for the store in your area.

College ruled notebook paper only 75 cents. I have to go back and get more.

Sterlite 3 Drawer Wide Cart, Lolitta $16

Stop in today!


Huggies $29.99 They are offering a $10 gift card with purchase of two. Grab one of the sales papers at the door.

Pillows $7.99

Fiber One $2.00

Jiffy Peanut Butter $2 Remember eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Brings back fond memories.

Come and browse this week's deals. Sale date 07/04-07/10.

Macy's Hot Summer Sale & Clearance Save 20%-65%
Go online first and go instore to make your purchase.

Did you know there are great bargains at Goodwill and the Salvation Army?

Clothes, furniture, jewelry, and more... Enter your zip code to locate the store in your area.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army: Home
Locate your local store by entering your zip code. Then plan your visit today!

Exercise Center

Are you paying for a monthly membership? Why?
If there is a fitness center, or designated excerise room within, your complex setup with equipment take advantage of it.

Here are some low cost or free classes. You may not know it but your body needs a tuneup. Become more active by becoming more mobile. Request a dvr so you can record your favorite programs. Your heart demands it.

Greensboro, NC
Brown Center (http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/departments/Parks/Facilities/recreationcenters/browncenter/ - broken link)

Here are the other centers located in Greensboro. Call to get information on there exercise schedule.
http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/Departments/Parks/facilities/recreationcenters/default.htm (broken link)

Winston-Salem, NC
City of Winston-Salem, NC :: Sprague Street
Sprague Street Recreation Center. Does that name ring a bell? Andy Griffith show. Call for there exercise program.

Here is the full list of the recreation centers.
City of Winston-Salem, NC :: Recreation Centers

Raleigh, NC
Full list of community centers
City of Raleigh | Community Centers (http://www.raleighnc.gov/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_306_209_0_43/http%3B/pt03/DIG_Web_Content/category/Leisure/Parks_and_Facilities/Cat-2CA-20041117-154547-Community_Centers.html - broken link)

Charlotte, NC
Full list of recreation centers.
Park and Rec Recreation Centers (http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Facilities/Recreation+Centers/Home.htm - broken link)

Vacations will be next on my list. I am also looking for specials for homeowners, and more for car maintenance. I will be posting later.

The last week in July and the middle of August I will not be posting. As I will be taking several short vacations. If all goes as plans.

Tip: Donot wait until winter to service your central heating system. Have it checked in August this way it will be ready for winter. Clean your fireplace and make sure they are safe to use. Seal air leaks all around the house. This saves on both your cooling and heating bill. Purchase extra blankets. Use the power of the sun on its hottest winter days. Have your car service. Buy safe electric heaters with a protective shield. Look for those that automatic shut off if they are knocked over. Just because it says automatic does not mean to allow it to turn off automatically. You must still monitor this heat source. Set your home in the summer to 75 degrees. Winter 70 degrees during the night and 70 during the day if you have children. If single or empty nester's set it to 68 degrees at night.

Summer savings: http://www.duke-energy.com/north-car...aving_Tips.asp
Winter savings: http://www.pnm.com/save/energy_tips_winter.htm

Programs for those needing assistance with utility bills: http://www.duke-energy.com/north-car...herization.asp

If you know someone who needs help ask them to call: 1-919-715-5850

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Old 07-11-2010, 12:59 AM
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Just finished shopping for a few items this morning and noticed Wal-Mart has school supplies available. Binder notebooks are $1.50, pencils .50 cents, folders with dividers .15 cents, spiral notebooks .15 cents. There is an entire aisle dedicated to back-to-school. Well I have to get some rest now. Have a great morning everyone!
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:01 PM
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I will be posting more free, discounted services, and merchandise next week. Have a great weekend everyone!
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:23 PM
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Default Back To School

I am back with more bargains. School will be back in session for public and private schools. Get those kids ready for the new year. Walmart, Target, Kmart, and the Dollar Tree have school supply bargains galore.


Shoe Carnival

I purchased a pair of LA Gear athetlic shoes at $19.99 regularly $39.99. Stop in today! Here are some other recommended stores for back to school shopping.

Rose's Variety Wholesalers, Inc. - Making Value Affordable
Ross www.rossstores.com
Marshalls www.marshallsonline.com
TJ Maxx T.J.Maxx - Designer & Brand Name Clothing, Accessories and Home Decor
Burglington Coat Factory BurlingtonCoatFactory.com

End of Summer Vacations

There are many more hot days ahead. So why not end the summer with a bang! You are thinking I am low on cash. Do not fear. I am going to list low cost summer fun that will not break the bank.


Another great way to bring family and friends together. Shop biglots for picnic baskets. You can find plastic glassware and dishes at biglots or other stores in your area. Need something to cover the ground where you sit. How about turning that old blanket into a ground cover. Are you an expert seamstress or have a creative nature? Look around your house you may find something that can be made into a picnic blanket. Just called Big Lots and Pier One Imports and neither have picnic baskets. Go to Walmart and look for a soft sided cooler or a cooler where you can carry your food in.

Items needed for the perfect picnic:

Plan the Perfect Picnic!

Picnic Tips | Picnicbasket.com The essential items needed for any picnic include:
  • A picnic basket
  • Food storage containers
  • Plates/cups/silverware
  • Napkins/paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Corkscrew
  • Plenty of water
  • Condiments
  • A cooler fully stocked with ice or ice packs
  • Antibacterial gel
  • Folding chairs
  • Cushions or pillows
  • Folding chairs
  • Anti-allergy medication
  • Sunscreen
Checklist of Things You Need for a Picnic

You are all packed and no where to go. Look around your city at all the parks available. Guess what? They are free.

Here is a list:

Parks in Winston Salem City of Winston-Salem, NC :: Parks & Greenways


Parks-New (http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/Departments/Parks/facilities/regionalparks/default.htm - broken link)


The Official City of Raleigh Portal - Parks and Recreation - Parks and Facilities

Park and Rec Parks

High Point
Parks & Recreation Department of the City of High Point NC, Municipal Government Website

Durham, NC - City of Medicine (http://www.durhamnc.gov/departments/parks/parks2.cfm - broken link)

Welcome to Lexington NC - Recreation Facilities (http://www.lexingtonnc.net/recreation/facilities.aspx - broken link)

North Carolina State Parks
N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation: - Welcome to North Carolina State Parks

How about a free day at the beach? List of North Carolina Beaches. Welcome all Newcomers to NC.!!!

North Carolina Beaches - Best Beaches in North Carolina

North Carolina Beaches: Come as Guests. Leave as Family!

That barbeque pit is begging to be used. A barbeque including, family, friends, co-workers is great fun. Your local Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot, Kmart, all have what you need. The local meat markets will have select choices of meat ready to be grilled.

Olde World Meat Market in Winston-Salem
Olde World Meat Market - Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Local Meat - Retail covering Forsyth County This is a list of meat markets in Winston Salem, Greensboro, Mt Airy, etc.

Remember those days of outdoor activities made just right for you? There are water guns, water balloons, jacks, jump rope, swimming, hoola hoop, hop scotch, hide and go seek. The activities are endless.

Fun Games and Activities

Summer Party Ideas - Summer Parties for Kids | FamilyFun

No large budget is needed and no one to impress. These memories will stay with your child for a lifetime.

For those wanting a longer vacation. Carnival and many other cruise lines are offering discount summer vacations. Check these out!

Carnival Cruises
Cruise Deals, Discount Cruises, and Cruise Vacations

Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean International: Royal Caribbean Cruise Deals & Cruise Vacations - Royal Caribbean International

Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line - Cruises, Cruise Deals & Specials, Cruise Ship Vacations, Weekend Getaways

Celebrity Cruise Line
Caribbean Cruise Vacations, Cruise Deals, Port Excursions & More | Celebrity Cruises You are celebrity in the eyes of your children, husband or wife, and community.

Ever wanted to know the history of North Carolina and teach your children?

Go to your library and check out a book. Then begin your journey in the next week.
North Carolina History

You will want to visit Bath, North Carolina, Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte, High Point, Durham, and ________. Can you guess what is the next city that should be visited?

Historical note: How did the State of North Carolina get the nickname Tar Heel? Go to the library and checkout: Tar Heels, How North Carolinians Got Their Nickname by Michael W. Taylor.

Men, Did you missed that father and son talk together? Now is the time to build that closeness. Fishing, golf, no motorcycles or gun lessons, nothing dangerous, just good clean fun.

Ladies, shopping is good. But precious time spent with that daughter or teenager is better. How about lunch, a movie, or visit one of there lessons. I am sure you have some vacation time.

Remember in one of my previous post I listed Carmike theater. You can also go to Golden Corral. Arts and crafts is another fun thing. Teenagers like to be listened to and want your opinion. Remember to dress appropriately you are representing not only your daughter but your entire family.

Is your young child or teen interested in dance, sports, or the arts. Take a look at these low cost classes.

In Motion Dance - Welcome In Motion Dance Center

Forsyth Schools website Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools | Dance (http://www.wsfcs.k12.nc.us/223510412134948430/site/default.asp - broken link)

No matter the budget or income status. This is no time to deny your child or yourself opportunites to better your way of life. Even in the present economy opportunites abound.









Call the school in your area to find out what free or low cost sports, arts, singing, or dance is available.

I will be posting later. Going to have some me time. Everyone have a beautiful day!

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Old 08-29-2010, 03:17 PM
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I am back with free tv, music, and free winter tips. Are you sick of paying high cable bills? No worries. Watch television for free online.

Trutv has episodes www.trutv.com, Youtube YouTube - Broadcast Yourself., Hulu www.hulu.com, ABC ABC.com - Official Site of the ABC Network, CBS CBS TV Network Primetime, Daytime, Late Night and Classic Television Shows, NBC TV Network for Primetime, Daytime and Late Night Television Shows - NBC Official Site, PBS Home | PBS Video, Cspan www.cspan.com, CNN www.cnn.com.

Free music. www.groveshark.com, Pandora Radio - Listen to Free Internet Radio, Find New Music, Jango - Free Music -- Listen to Music Online - Internet Radio Yahoo! Music - Internet Radio, Music Videos, Artists, Music News, Interviews and Performances, Free Music Videos, Music Lyrics, Free Music Downloads - AOL Music.

Netflix. www.netflix.com I am signed up for one dvd at a time. You can also watch movies on your computer and television.

No money to buy that latest novel? Go to your local library. Public Library

Meet people in your area. Meetups near Winston Salem, North Carolina - Meetup

Preparation for winter starts now.
How to Prepare Your Home for Winter | eHow.com

Shop for winter items at this home improvement stores: www.homedepot.com, Lowe's Home Improvement: Appliances, Tools, Hardware, Paint, Flooring

More preparation tips. Preparing for Winter Storms and Blizzards

Garden winter tips.
Preparing Your Garden for Winter

Get that car ready ahead of time. How to prepare a car for winter

Bundle those kids up for the winter season.
How to Prepare a Child's Wardrobe for Winter | eHow.com

Getting Ready for Cold Weather: How to Prepare Your Family for Fall, Winter, Chilly Temperatures (http://stayathomeparents.suite101.com/article.cfm/getting_ready_for_cold_weather - broken link)

Fireplace tips. https://www.kingcounty.gov/property/...ps/winter.aspx

Electrical checks for the winter season. Winter Electrical Safety

Make sure to check the roof, foundation, walls, floors, electrical, plumbing, windows,doors,and any other area of the home that might be affected by winter weather. Cover metal furniture or barbeque pits that will become rusted due to melted snow.

Want to beat those winter blues? Your winter activities should include board games, checkers, bingo with prizes, arts and crafts, songs, painting, a good bottle of wine, food, emergency winter toolkit, books, blogging, friends, time in the snow, sledding, and more... Being snowed in does not have to drive you crazy. Remember to check on the elderly and the disabled. These tips are free at no charge. More discounts and free services later...
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