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5 Ways to Declutter Books and Make a Little Money

I love books! It doesn't matter the author or the length; if it is a book I will read it with just one exception. I do not read Sci-Fi. The problem is there is only so much room in my home to store all the books that I read and my library doesn't always have the book I want to read either so that leaves me to buy quite a few. Some of you know that one of my goals for this year is to declutter the house and turn it into the home we can love and enjoy. This means I am looking for ways to get rid of books on a fairly regular schedule. So I thought I would share with you what I have been doing to accomplish this task.
1. Local Public Library - I check my local library's online catalog to see if they have the books. (Our local library built a brand new building last year and they do not have a lot of money to buy new books. Also when I walked in to it the first time, I was absolutely amazed at how many paperback books it had compared to hardback. I've had a library card si…

Getting to Know Me...

*To play..copy the questions..answer them*
The questions..
1. If a person has a booger in their nose. and you can see it, do you tell them?
That would depend on who it is. 2. What are you passionate about? Sad to say but nothing lately.
3. How long have you been blogging? Shockingly 5-1/2 years. My goodness I didn't realize I had been doing this that long.
4. What is your favorite "summer" drink? Ice tea. I'm a true born Southern so there is nothing better than a good cold glass of sweet ice tea.
5. What is your favorite type of music? Classic rock.
6. Something I do before I go to bed is......? Brush my teeth. Pretty boring huh.
7. My Summer vacation plans are...? We don't have any plans for vacation this year. I told hubby that we need to start planning 1 week of his vacation to travel to all those places we've always wanted to go but have never taken the time to.
8. My favorite must have, can't live without, beauty product is? I'm going to say nai…

When it Rains...

Why is that every time I start thinking about getting serious about getting out of debt something comes up that we have to spend money for and not small amounts of money either? Hubby called this morning from work and said he found oil on top of the engine so that means he is going to have to pull most of the engine out to fix it. Guess this weekend will be spent looking for hubby a vehicle he can drive while he fixes his car. So not how I was looking to spend a weekend or money!! When it rains it pours definitely fits at our house.

We have so got to figure out how to get out of debt and still be able for me to stay at home with the kids. Over the years we have made some really DUMB financial decisions and now we are paying for them. So far I haven't figured out how to get more money coming in without me having to go back to work. Sometimes I think we should sale our house and move to an apartment in order to cut back on some of our out going expenses but not sure we could get wha…

Getting to Know Me...

This is usually posted on Sunday but this past weekend the kids and I were out of town. So here are my answers a couple of days late.

To play..copy the them!

1. Have you ever snooped around someone else's house? Nope because I always feel guilty even thinking about it.

2. Can guys and girls be friends? Yes they can in most cases.

3. Can you curl your tongue? No and I've been able to even though everyone else in my family can.

4. Have you ever stolen anything? No...Never!

5. Would you rather talk on the phone or text? Text...with 2 kids and a hubby it is easier to text and not have to worry about all the interruptions.

6. Memorial Day plans? Spent the weekend in Greenville, SC visiting family & school friends.

7. What do you do to relax? Read. There is nothing like a good book to help you kick back and relax.

8. Do you do anything to honor those that have died fighting for our freedom? Nothing special. Hubby retired from the US Navy 5 years ago and we alw…