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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


Getaways – The Luck O’ the Irish

RISMEDIA, March 13, 2009-(MCT)-For you intrepid travelers who, looking ahead to St. Patrick's Day, might have a trip to Ireland in your future, I have a trivia question for you. What do the Duke of Wellington and the Guinness family ...


Man’s Best Friend Deserves Nothing but the Best

RISMEDIA, March 12, 2009-(MCT)-No one wants to cut back on spending for their pet- and only one out of seven of us does, according to an Associated Press survey conducted in December. But a recent Consumer Reports article suggests that expensive ...


Casual Cleaning? Bring It

RISMEDIA, March 11, 2009-(MCT)-You think nobody sees those dust bunnies under that bed? You think you can just huff and puff and blow the dust off those mini-blinds? Trust me, you're not fooling anybody with those scented candles. Cinnamon spice, ...


Swap to Shop – A Solution to the Credit Crunch

RISMEDIA, March 10, 2009-(MCT)-It really is the oldest profession in the world-swapping stuff you have for stuff you want. But with credit crunch and tight economic times, bartering is gaining a new, higher profile.From individuals trading with one another to ...


Perish the Thought of Outdated Food

RISMEDIA, March 9, 2009-(MCT)-When you stop and think about all the food stored in your kitchen, it's hard not to get a little panicky. The news is full of food safety horror stories. To make matters worse, just about every ...


Getaways – Don’t Let the Savings on Last-minute Deals Blind You from What You Need to Know

RISMEDIA, March 6, 2009-(MCT)-Aboard the Mariner of the Seas off the coast of Ecuador-I'm sorry, did you say something? Oh, right. You want to know about what it's like to take a last-minute cruise. ...


Facebook Is Mom’s New BFF

RISMEDIA, March 5, 2009-(MCT)-Facebook is the most significant thing to happen to motherhood since the third-party telephone line. Originally the domain of college students, Facebook sucked millions of Gen Ys into the habit of routinely posting online their darkest secrets ...


Where Cut-Rate Meets Couture

RISMEDIA, March 4, 2009-(MCT)-When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping. It's a jest, but it's true, at least in this sense: When the economic going gets tough, the tough go shopping-at thrift stores. ...


Ideas for Making Your Home a Refuge from the Hard Times Outside

RISMEDIA, March 3, 2009-(MCT)-We are living, you might say, in the Age of the Slash. Everywhere we turn, it's all about slashing. Slash jobs. Slash profits. Slash budgets. So much slashing we're starting to shake. ...


The Recipe For Recession Savings? Eating at Home

RISMEDIA, March 2, 2009-(MCT)-Melissa Farrell's three kids might not know the word "recession," but they notice there are fewer snacks around the house these days and that a trip to McDonald's has been replaced with hamburgers at home. ...


Getaways – An Ideal Winter Getaway

RISMEDIA, February 27, 2009- (MCT)-Leaving our house in Seattle on a Wednesday afternoon with just carry-on suitcases and a day pack stuffed with food and wine, I had a hard time grasping that without getting in a car or boarding ...


Perfect Pancakes – Strategies to Make the Hottest Hot Cakes

RISMEDIA, February 26, 2009-(MCT)-The secret to making perfect pancakes is obvious, according to Carla Connett: "The very simple way to put it is that they're not made from a box or a mix," explained Connett, owner of Hotcakes Cafe in ...


How to Host a Chocolate Tasting

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2009-A chocolate tasting is much like a wine tasting minus the hangover. Or more honestly, the hangover is the kind that leaves you wide awake at 2 a.m. trying to remember just how many pieces of dark ...


How to Break a Sweat without Breaking the Bank in 2009

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2009-More than 80 million Americans go on diets each year, taking a pledge to lose weight, but getting in gear and joining a gym can add up during these tough economic times. But you don't have to ...


How to Take a Bite Out of Your Food Bill

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2009-Put your grocery budget on a diet and still eat well-it can be done. "On Wednesday, I look for the ads and plan my weekend shopping and clip coupons," said Tara Gidus, a spokeswoman for the American ...