Monday, March 22, 2010

Master Your Debt - Book Review

Last month I was sent Jordan Goodman’s new book, Master Your Debt: Slash your Monthly Payments and become Debt Free and asked me to review it for all the OnOurWay readers.

I think everyone knows by now just because someone sends me something does not mean I’ll gloss over a review, so when I say I really like something it’s the truth, and I really liked Master Your Debt.

In each chapter Goodman walks you through ways to decrease your expenses step by step. Whether you are just getting started or ready to make those final adjustments there is something for you to learn. This book is the most up to date listing of all the new policy and rule changes happening as we speak. My favorite chapters were those on the new mortgage and credit card regulations. Goodman not only shows readers how to use these programs to your advantage but also provides great resources to expand your knowledge.

In fact those extra resources are the thing that makes Master Your Debt unique. There are links and/or other contact information provided for just about every service Goodman writes on.

While Matt and I don’t need to pay off any credit card debt reading this has helped us re-focus our pay off plan for the debt we do have (mortgage and student loans). Everyone, no matter where you are your financial life, can use a little refresher now and again.

Of course the one thing that makes this book great for the reader today is the one downfall for the reader tomorrow. Goodman’s book is so up to date on current policy and programs it probably won’t be useful for most readers ten years from now. If you think you’ll want to give this book a read do it sooner rather than later. Right now you can pick it up for about $15 on or join the three other people on the waiting list at

Books Read in 2010: 3
Books to Read in 2010: 47

Friday, March 19, 2010

Good Reads 3/19/10

Looks like this edition of Good Reads is all crafts!

Dollar Store hair bow holder from Creations By Kara - These would make a cute little gift for someone special.

I LOVE these Vintage puzzle piece magnets from Lindseys craft list. - I have a ton of old puzzle pieces that would totally work for this project

Shamrock dishtowel tutorial from Creation corner - but really you could use this tutorial for any holiday design

Wow! This Dino play suitcase from at second street is AMAZING! You have to at least have a quick look.

Fabric birdies and nest from Lemon tree creations

Make a jewelry bust for about a buck found on the

Make a Personalized name sign from Three men and a lady

How to make a Spunky pin board from Walnut & Ivory

Find out how to make your own Chalk board tins from Some day crafts. - I bet I can find some great tins at the dollar store or Goodwill this summer.

Reusable Swiffer duster cloths from Sew Much a do.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Yoplait Smoothie Review and Yoplait sent me a coupon to try their new Yoplait Smoothie mix and a small blender so I could try them out. I really wanted to share my review via vlog but with my ongoing cold and all the household drama we’ve had lately (more to come) it just wasn’t possible.

I will say though, the new Yoplait Smoothies are great. I love all the new products Yoplait is coming out with; each and every one is an improvement over your plain yogurt options of yesteryear.

This new product not only tastes great it’s super easy to use as well. Literally you cut open the bag, drop in the frozen mix and a cup of skim milk, then blend for 1 – 1 ½ minutes. Then enjoy your ready to eat smoothie. I tried both the Strawberry Banana and Triple Berry mixes. While both were good I will say I did preferred the Triple berry mix the most. I also love the fact that the Smoothie mixes make two servings and each serving contains one full portion of fruit.

Don’t believe me? You should give them a shot for yourself. And if you have already tried the new Yoplait Smoothies feel free to leave a comment with how you felt about the newest product.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Good Reads - 3/12/10

Here are the good reads for the week.
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Lots of craft stuff this week

How to make a reversible swiffer sock from - What a great way to save on buying those expensive refills.

Learn the ins and outs of using kool-aid to color Easter Eggs at Gingerbread Snowflakes

Fuzzy knitted Easter Chicks from the - I love this site

A great article from The Simple Dollar How much do Half Mortgage payments really save also make sure to read the article Cult of the new

Check out these amazing greeting cards you can plant from Makes and Takes

Adorable St.Patty's day baby booties from Vickie Howell

I also really can't wait to try these Mini Apple Pies

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Quick Updates

So I have about three book reviews to post and a few other things I want to share with you, including a financial update. We've blown a lot of money over the last few days and now that our dryer is officially cooked it looks like we'll be spending even more.

Unfortunately, all that stuff is gonna have to wait. I am battling a horrible cold right now. it started out as a scratchy throat and quickly turned into a full blown head cold. I'm hoping to get at least one post done tomorrow and be back up and running full force this weekend.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Good Reads - 3/5/10

Mad in Crafts has a cute and quick tutorial on how to make a fabric wreath

Tater tots and Jello has an amazing tutorial on how to make subway art. I love how all these crafters are creating their own catalog worthy items for a fraction of the cost. I hope to one day steal her idea. And then once I finish ripping off borrowing her idea for the subway art I hope to use her tutorial on making a serving tray from dollar store items

In my Free time has a quicky tutorial up on Making a personalized travel mug she makes it seem very easy... I'm not so sure but I'll be adding it to the must do list anyway.

You can find post up on how to make baby sock roses at Hayseed in the City - This would be a great baby shower decoration.

Mrs.Priss (interesting name) has a post up on how to make a headband from fabric it's quick, it looks easy and I'm probably going to have to make one.

There is a How to make a baby shirt from an old mens tshirt at you can then use that tutorial to make a personalized shirt like the one found at Ballet Shoes and Yarn

And then I also came a cross these Valentine burlap frams from The Tidy Nest. I have some burlap in the garage and Matt has been asking me what I'm going to do with it, for a buck I'll make some of these, non V-day themes obviously.