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How To Simplify Gift Giving During Holidays

Recently, I got an two email asking similar type of questions;

Hi Zengirl,

I like to simplify gift giving during Christmas, we have large family between both me and my husband, total of 9 siblings and 17 kids total, not counting cousins, friends and office workers. How do we do it all, without breaking our banks and without hurting anyone’s feelings?

Second email was similar.

Now that thanksgiving is coming up, we told our family members, that we are not going to pool money for Christmas as we are saving up for down payments on our first condo. My mom… Continue reading

Fun Facts About California

Here are top 50 fun facts about California to Learn and Enjoy!

  1. California’s Mount Whitney measures as the highest peak in the lower 48 states. Its most famous climb is Mount Whitney Trail to the 14,495 feet summit. Wilderness permits are required.
  2. In 1925 a giant sequoia located in California’s Kings Canyon National Park was named the nation’s national Christmas tree. The tree is over 300 feet in height.
  3. More turkeys are raised in California than in any other state in the United States.
  4. Pacific Park, on the venerable Santa Monica Pier, re-creates the amusement parks once dotting the ocean… Continue reading

How Incredible Optical Illiusions Works?

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I am amazed some of the images and paintings that people do, specially optical Illusion images and how our mind sees it. What is optical illusion and why it works on us? Simply putting that  an optical illusion  is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality. The information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to give a perception that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source. Our mind is much powerful and many think what our eyes sees, mind processes but according to some experts, what… Continue reading

Montessori Method Of Homeschooling

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Montessori education is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological development. Although a range of practices exists under the name “Montessori”, the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and the American Montessori Society (AMS) cite these elements as essential

  • mixed age classrooms, with classrooms for children aged 2½ or 3 to 6 years old by far the most common
  • student choice of activity from within a prescribed range of options
  • uninterrupted blocks of work time
  • a constructivist or “discovery” model, where students learn concepts from working with materials, rather than by direct instruction… Continue reading

Blackadder Quotes Part 1: British TV Series

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Black adder is British Cult Classic Television Series. Blackadder is the name that encompassed four series of a BBC1 historical sitcom, along with several one-off installments. All television program episodes starred Rowan Atkinson as anti-hero Edmund Blackadder and Tony Robinson as Blackadder’s dogsbody, Baldrick. Each series was set in a different historical period with the two protagonists accompanied by different characters.

You can view black adder series it is funny and intelligent.

This is part 1 of the series, check out Blackadder Quotes Part 2.

Black Adder TV Series Quotes

Opening narration: History has known many great… Continue reading

Best Way to Use Credit Repair Information

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When you want to sort out your financial issues, it is important that you know how to use credit repair information properly.  You need to be methodical in your approach and work using a trusted source of information.  There is a lot of miss-information available. Some companies target individuals with financial problems on purpose knowing that these people are often desperate to sort out their issues and will pay a lot of money for this service.

The truth is that you do not need to pay anyone to help you although you may want to… Continue reading

Frugal Boots for Women: Great Gift Idea that Looks Expensive

I love ankle and knee high boots and love getting them as gift during Christmas. It can be expensive if have more than 2 pairs. There are many frugal gift ideas that does not look and feel cheap, and there is way to give gift of boots that looks expensive but not harsh on your wallet. Here are some top suggestions for frugal gifts for women boots;

1. DV by Dolce Vita Women’s Storm Boot

Get ready to Storm the fashion world in this DV by Dolce Vita boot. The smooth leather upper can be cuffed or uncuffed for different… Continue reading

Top 5 Inexpensive Designger Handbags under $100

Handbags are cherished by women of all ages and throughout the world. Designer handbags such as coach handbags, juicy couture, marc jacobs are well known brands and can be expensive. If you saw top 5 luxury handbags for women but could not afford the price, fret not. Here are some designer handbags for under $100 that will fit your budget.

Here are our top 5 picks for inexpensive designer handbags for yourself or woman in your life to show how much you care.

1. Fossil Hathaway Glazed Shopper

Keep it simply glamorous with Fossil’s Hathaway tote. This classically shaped leather… Continue reading

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