Start Your Workday with the 9am ALL Music Hour! MONDAYS are Commercial Free ALL DAY!
Take a little of the sting out of Monday with your favorite music all day at work. Each Monday we give you the 9-5 Commercial FREE Workday! And every weekday we begin your work day with the 9am all music hour commercial free!
SAFETY FIRST IN THE GULF!
If you're heading to the beach , please remember to check the flag colors flying overheard before you enter the waters. Click HERE for what all the flag colors mean.
If you get caught in the gulf during a bad rip current, HERE are some safety tips.
How's Traffic on the Bridge?
Wanna get an update on traffic on the Hathaway Bridge? Now you can check out traffic on the bridge before you head out. Click HERE for access to one of 8 cameras!
Save HUNDREDS Each Month on Groceries!!
Besides the rent/mortgage or car payments, much of our money each month goes to groceries. How do you reduce your grocery bill each month and not starve? Well...
These are ALL worth bookmarking...
Logan's wife Leanne LOVES Southern Savers. This site alone can help you save significantly each month on groceries. Bookmark it HERE
Thanks to my buddy Cynthia Gardner who loves E-mealz - a meal planning resource for busy moms and frugal family cooks. Save time, money and make time for family with delicious weekly meal plans everyone will love. Easy recipes with concise directions and aisle-by-aisle grocery lists. Here you go...
Then the world famous "Coupon Mom" offers 10 ways to save big HERE (EXCELLENT)
You probably want to go to bookmark the coupon mom's website because she helps you organize and save time AND money. Her site is HERE
BEST DAY TO SHOP FOR GREATEST SAVINGS
You may prefer to shop on Sundays because it fits your schedule best or you choose Tuesday afternoons because it's less crowded. Maybe it's time to rethink your strategy and instead shop on the day that offers the best deals. What day is that? It depends on what you're buying. SmartMoney figured out the best days for the deepest discounts. That means that prices for the exact same item in the exact same store could be lower on Sunday than it is on Wednesday. Here is SmartMoney's advice on what to buy on which days:
Appliances: Prices for washers, dryers, ovens and refrigerators are about 1 percent to 2 percent cheaper on Sundays, which works out to about $10 saved on a mid-range model.
Groceries: While most grocery stores publish their weekly sales circular on Wednesdays, Sunday is the best day to shop. Clip coupons from Sunday's newspaper for more savings.
Personal Care Items: You'll find the best deals on toothpaste and deodorant at the drugstore chains on Sundays. You must go early to get the best deals.
Skirts and Dresses: Skirts sell, on average, for 77 percent off the retail price, while dresses are discounted, on average, 54 percent.
Cars: Cars are cheapest on Mondays as dealerships are more willing to negotiate. This holds true whether weekend sales were lackluster and they want to makeup for that or whether weekend sales were robust and they want to continue it.
Electronics: Computers, televisions, digital cameras and even video games are between 2 percent and 4 percent cheaper on Mondays.
Airfares: Since most domestic fares are posted on Monday evening, there is a scramble Tuesday morning to match prices. The number of cheap seats peaks at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
Clothing: Both brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers tend to begin their weekend sales on Thursday. You'll find the best deals and the most in-stock items. However, there are exceptions. See Monday.
Books: Books are 11 percent cheaper on Saturdays; they are priced at their highest on Fridays.
When I was a kid, Christmas Eve was the longest day of the year for both my sisters and I and of course our parents. We drove them crazy! "Are they here yet?" "Can't I have another cookie?" "I'm bored!"
So, can you BELIEVE that my kids are just as anxious on Christmas Eve. To be a little smarter this year, I have a few ideas to not only keep the kids amused but also to take a break from all of the preparations and spend some precious time together having fun and making memories. With all of the tragic news lately, it's so important to remember tha the Holidays are all about family. Who knows one of these ideas may become a new family tradition. Now all these lead up to or include the annual "Christmas Eve Candlelight Service":
1. Make Reindeer Food. There's a fun site called Homemaking Fun and I liked their idea for making Magical Reindeer Food . The food is supposed to help guide the reindeer to your house and give them a snack while waiting for Santa to do his job. It’s easy and fun.
2. Visit Santa Online. Check out all of the Christmas creatures stirring on the computer with the kids. First head on over to ReindeerCam.com to see the live feed of Santa’s reindeers. If you watch for a while you’ll even see Santa come out. Then, in today’s day and age of GPS and microchip tracking technology, you’ll be glad to know that even Santa can’t stay off of the grid. Have fun with your kids tracking Santa as he makes his way across the globe at Norad Santa. You can play games online and even check the weather at the North Pole. Speaking of North Pole, visit Northpole.comfor all kinds of Christmas games and activities for kids. Finally, Claus.com has some cute games like the Toy Making Machine. Most of these sites have Mobile App versions so if you are driving to someone else’s house on Christmas Eve the kids can still have some cyber-fun.
3. Play Games. Grab some board games and have fun together. You can give away prizes for the winners – candy canes, tiny stockings, or “coupons” to go shopping with Mom, get out of the dishes, or be the first to open gifts on Christmas Eve. Make it a tradition to play the same game or a new game every year. Here are some fun family games. Or this site has some super fun Christmas Themed Minute to Win It Game Ideas, if you want to be more active.
4. Go for a Walk. There is no better way to de-stress and enjoy time talking than to go for a walk, or hike outdoors. Bring your dog. Bring birdseed covered pinecones to leave a gift for the birds. Here’s a cute tutorial for a snowy birdfeeder. The fresh air will help reduce stress and clear your head and give you some much needed exercise before the Christmas cookie eating frenzy begins.
5. Read Christmas Stories. To get a little quiet and snuggly before the crazy hustle and bustle of the Christmas Eve celebration, why not spend some time on the couch near the tree reading your favorite Christmas stories? Here are 5 Fun Christmas Children’s Books to get everyone in the Holiday mood. My favorite of course this year and beyond is "Christmas Socks" by Andy Andrews!
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