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February 06, 2018

A Thoughtful Valentines Day

The word for Valentines Day is thoughtfulness. You don’t have to spend a gazillion bucks make your special someone feel special.

So here are some frugal ideas!

For All Romantics:
- Instead of giving flowers, give a “live” plant they can plant in their garden.
- Deliver one long stemmed, red rose everyday to their office for a week. Labor intensive… but a great way to get your point across!

April 05, 2017

A Needed Break

Everyone needs a break. We really needed one, more than usual and so we took a few days last week, drove up and hit the hiking trails in Yosemite.

Having been to Yosemite well over a dozen times, we thought we’d seen everything. But this year, because of the massive snowfall this last Winter, there were more waterfalls than I had ever seen. We didn’t know half their names and I stopped counting at 22.

February 09, 2017

More Valentines Ideas

Since time is well spent with someone you love…. Try on these fun and affordable outings!

October 21, 2014

Black Friday Humbug

Filed Under: Zannee's Tips, Dining, OM Gosh!

Ok… OK! Enough of Black Friday already!

No, I do not hit the malls or retail stores on Black Friday. I like to spend my Holiday weekend with family. It’s a rare rest period during an extremely hectic season for us.

September 30, 2014

Shopping in Downtown LA

My girl friend, Kim asked me to take her shopping in Downtown LA.  Since she loves Splendid and Ella Moss and had missed their Warehouse Sale,  I took her to the Ella Moss Splendid Outlet.

June 11, 2013

Our Tight Budget Summer

This Summer we have some expected …and unexpected household maintenance and repair expenses. In order to afford these repairs without using credit or digging into savings, we have implemented some cost savings measures into every aspect of our lives.

March 11, 2013

Managing Temptation

I’m not sure how long this is gonna last, but we are taking the extra sugar out of our diet.

This came about because we saw our teen daughter eating way too many carbs. Too much sugar, too much bread, too much pasta, candy & ice cream.

March 04, 2013

Beware of the Deal

Like many of you I have signed up for every “deal” website there is. Groupon, Living Social, Amazon Local and others. Many of them have merged, some have changed their names or quietly disappeared.

I have bought some great buys through deal sites. But that said…..

June 18, 2012

Bad Service

Back in the day I worked as a Waitress/ Hostess at a really nice Beverly Hills restaurant. I wasn’t very good at it. As a matter a fact I was terrible. Really terrible….but the manger kept me on because I was so friendly, sweet and honest about mistakes that I made. Somehow customers take stupidity from servers as long as they’re treated nicely and the server apologizes for their fumblings. I was good at that.

So we have patience when we dine out. … to a point.

November 27, 2011

A Tale of Two Pies

This year we didn’t want the chaos of baking pies while cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Plus we wanted to support a friend who opened up a new Bakery in Sunland (The Back Door Bakery).

Hubby ordered a pecan pie from them at $20 for us to pick up Thursday morning.

Of course, I didn’t want to spend $20 on another pie, so I walk into my local Marie Calenders and ordered one Apple pie.

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