Saving money starting in September👍

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Every year as sept comes around we start moving things around in our house. Tidying organizing replacing a few pieces of furniture trying to  give our home a fresh look.

We are not alone, since the holiday season is just around the corner and families visit and entertain more during this time of the year we also tend to do more around the house.

With the end of the year closing, in this is a good time to purchase broadway tickets ( less tourism  demand ) furniture such as TVs, mattresses, patio furniture, & cars. Anything that is not in sync with fast changing technology will see a price reduction.

So if you are the non procrastinator and can keep a secret, go shopping early for the holiday season. You can score a lot of points with a new car under the tree👍😆

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Vacationing with our family

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We call a vacation successful when everyone from the youngest to the more mature admit they had a great time. When your family is still young decision making is much easier. Where to go, when to eat, what to do for fun, are all planned by mom and dad.

But as everyone gets older, not only what is fun becomes a personal issue for each member of the family, when to eat, what to eat, where to go, they are become moments of  let’s have a family meeting.

For now we call a vacation successful when we arrive and leave with no surprises, we make no trips to the urgent care, and moments of small meaningful conversations with our family easily happen without planning.

Walks on the beach, to collect shells has always been a fun activity. Through the years we have collected many from every trip to a beach. Every summer we bring them all together on a large platter. As we line them up next to each other we are always surprise the memories they hold for all of us. We talk about who and where we found them, remembering how excited we were finding a perfect one.

Remembering a very successful vacation. 👍🌼😊

 

 

 

 

 

Steps to take when your purse or wallet are stolen🙁

Our car was broken into & of course the only item gone was the purse. So for the past two days we have been busy getting a driver license, credit cards, insurance cards, and taking the right steps to secure our identity.

our very first steps were:

Step 1- canceling credit cards

Step 2- calling the police so they can issue a report

Step 3- calling the US post office to alert them in case anyone tries to change our  address.

Step 4- placing a security alert on our identity by calling:

Xperion 1-888-397-3742

They also alert Equifax & Transunion

(If you think your identity is stolen call    1-877-438-4338)

Thieves are extremely knowledgeable these days and go to extreme measures to use your credit cards. While talking to the police officer we received a call from the purse thief, disguised as someone from our credit card co.

The person on the line told us our credit cards were being used and wanted to make sure the activity was normal, and if not he could cancel the cards & asked for our pin #.

Doubting the caller ( since we knew our cards were cancelled promptly ) and Knowing we should never give out our pin# we ended the call.

Next day we called the credit card fraud line and shared our story with them.

There are tracking devices that can locate lost keys or lost luggage in another state.  From the time we left our car with no purse on our shoulder, it took the thief less than ten minutes to break the car window grab the purse that was hidden away & disappear. If we had a tracking device in the purse the police would have been able to locate our stolen property.

With new GPS tools it would be possible to track a stolen purse or a wallet.

Trakdot, Waldo and Tile Slim available for  tracking a lost luggage or a wallet are already in the market and the cost is somewhere from $30-$50.

Maybe investing in one would be a good idea.👍

 

Honeydew smoothie

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So a perfect time for a cold sweet smoothie. We usually make one when we buy a honeydew that is not sweet or just not flavorful, but this one was sweet as honey, so no need for honey or maple syrup.

our  ingredients :

slices of honeydew

strawberry

banana

orange juice

cup of crushed ice

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Tart cherry juice before a big race

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Tart cherries

Not only tart cherries are beautiful, and great in a pie, they are also a great drink to have before a workout. Drinking the juice twice a day for at least seven days before a big race or event can help to ease the pain, and shortens the recovery time.

It also can help with diabetes, high blood pressure, gout, and insomnia. It can also increase urine production, and helps with digestion.

Figs & mozzarella

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Cream filled mozzarella ball (burrata) topped with figs, berries & walnuts

We love mozzarella on our salad or on top of a heaping hot pasta dish, but for breakfast it is light & something fresh.

adding berries and walnuts just adds to this nutritious, easy to make breakfast. We all know about the benefits of berries eating walnuts help with lowering blood pressure, inflammation, helps with weight loss, and supports good brain function.

Santa Fe Indian Market

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Santa Fe Plaza

Held on August 17&18 on the Plaza, it is one of the most interesting and family friendly places to visit.

The largest and the most prestigious Native American fine art show in the world, every year it attracts more than hundreds of artists-and more than 150,000 visitors. During the show artists display their hand made jewelry, sculptures, and paintings as tourists and locals enjoy the traditional Native American cuisine from the nearby market.

The most glamorous of all the events, the fine Art Gala & Auction gives visitors the chance to bid on some of the most unique pieces of the market. And during the market there is dance and music performances, even a Native American clothing Contest, where contestants model their finest traditional attire.

August is Santa Fe’s peak season and for good reason. Average high temperatures are in the mid-80s, with few afternoon showers and cooler nights.

We hope you get the chance to experience this beautiful city and enjoy its clear blue sky.