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Design Tips for a Small(ish) Man Cave

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Design Tips for a Small(ish) Man Cave

If you’re looking to create the perfect “man’s haven” in your home, you’ll want to incorporate these design schemes. Whether you’re updating a current room or creating one from scratch, whether you’re making your own cave or you’re a caring wife looking to thank your husband for all of his hard work, making the most of a small space and incorporating the manly necessities is probably a lot easier than you think. From color schemes to entertainment options, you’ll find all the...

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The Keys to Living in a Small House Comfortably

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The Keys to Living in a Small House Comfortably

With the cost of owning a house and low employment rate in the country, it is difficult to have a relaxed lifestyle. There are so many bills to pay, and a lot of necessities to buy.

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What To Do About Bike Theft

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What To Do About Bike Theft

Right after returning from our Big Bear trip in August, my beautiful bike was stolen from our vehicle's bike rack. This the second bike I've had stolen in three years at the same residence.

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Big Bear Love

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Big Bear Love

California is a physically large state with so many beautiful places to visit. Yes, of course there are tens of millions of people, traffic is insane in major metros, and we are now rated as the number one least affordable place to live in the nation, but if you can get past all of that, there really are some terrific things about this place. Take Big Bear, for instance; it’s tucked away in the San Bernardino Mountains a little less than 3 hours from Los Angeles (on a good traffic day)....

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An Affordable Prefab Option

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An Affordable Prefab Option

Prefab homes have become very popular over the past years, especially with the tiny/small house movement taking off through the HGTV network. But just because a house is tiny or a prefab, doesn't mean it's affordable.

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House in a Box is the New Sears Mail Order, Sort of….

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House in a Box is the New Sears Mail Order, Sort of….

My quest for home ownership continues, but is looking a bit murky at the moment considering the housing market in Southern California is blowing up. I found a company many months ago that resembles the Sears mail order homes of yesteryear.

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Pinterest-Inspired Frugal Gifts

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Pinterest-Inspired Frugal Gifts

Pinterest has become one of my favorite sites for browsing ideas - anything from crafty gifts to hair styles to home gardens and plans. I'm a bit obsessed, to say the least. Yet, it's not like I'm just browsing and wasting time. I actually try some of the ideas that I find, especially gift ideas.

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What I’ll Do With My Raise

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What I’ll Do With My Raise

After 5 years of completing one credential right after another, all of that education is finally paying off. Yes, I am getting a raise!

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First Quarter in Review

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First Quarter in Review

My goals from last year to this year haven't changed much. Our focus this year is to buy a house, so with that in mind, saving is the top priority.

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6 Ways to Get Your Car in Shape for Summer

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6 Ways to Get Your Car in Shape for Summer

Summer is rapidly approaching, so you know what that means: Your car may be on the verge of failing.

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