Monday, December 28, 2009

eHow Earnings Report

I've been on eHow for about 4 months now. I spent the majority of October writing my 100 article goal for eHow. I was so excited to hit that milestone. My original goal was to make $100 a month on eHow articles to supplement my income and be able to find ways to work at home while raising my daughter.

I'm getting closer, but have not reached my original goal. I'm happy to report that I'm halfway there.

In the month of November my articles yielded $52.01.
Today my earnings for December reached $53.30 for the month and I still have 3 days left of earnings for the month. I hope to reach $60.0o for this month.

I mentioned how I wrote 100 articles in the month of October. Since October my writing has continued, but at a slower pace. My article count is currently 153. I hope to reach 200 in the next month or two with this same writing pace.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Did I Mention the Twilight New Moon Movie Release?

For those of you that have been waiting with baited breathe, your suspense will end this week with the Twilight saga "New Moon" movie release. Twilight followers young and old can't wait for this movie to release.

Here are some great tips on getting prepared for this upcoming saga.

How to buy tickets for New Moon
How to prepare for the Twilight New Moon movie Release

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Advantages to Premade Window Treatments

Window treatments don't have to cost a fortune. If you would like to decorate a window in your home with a treatment, the first thing you need to do is measure the dimensions of your window. Measure the height and width of your window.

Did you know that you can purchase premade curtain panels for a designer look? Stores like Kmart, WalMart, and Target sell premade, inexpensive window treatments.

To install, simply hang a curtain rod above your window. Hang your treatment on the rod, and adjust the treatment as needed.

When purchasing premade curtains, make sure you understand if the package contains one window panel or two. Panels are not always sold in sets.

Before you hang the panels, iron them. Most curtains will be creased and will never hang right without first being ironed.

For more inexpensive curtain ideas, visit my eHow article on the subject:
How to Find Inexpensive Window Treatments

Save Your Waistline, Avoid Buffets at All Costs

Going back to the Chinese restaurant situation, think about the last time you visited and decided to have the buffet. Did you decide to stick to just one or two items on the buffet? Did you only select entrees that looked healthy? Did you leave the restaurant feeling comfortable, but not over full?

Most of us cannot say that we feel good after we leave any restaurant buffet. Buffets are packed full of foods that most of us shouldn't eat, and portion control is thrown out the window.

I also think of buffets as a scary place for germs. During cold and flu season the last thing I want to do is visit a buffet full of food that is exposed to so many people. Each spoon for each dish being used time and time again.

If you want to trim your waistline, avoid buffets at all costs. Even though the price seems better, or even less than menu items, you will overeat. Eat less by ordering.

For more information visit my eHow article:
How to Eat Less at a Chinese Restaurant

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Chopstick Diet

I remember the first time I used chopsticks. I was 6 years old and remember how cool it felt to have my own pair of chopsticks. Up to that point in my life, I was only used to using a knife, fork, and spoon to eat.

Chopsticks were a new adventure. They are something new and different. I felt like using the chopsticks made me closer to Chinese culture.

The only problem was that using chopsticks took work. I thought that it would be easy to use two sticks to eat my food, but I was wrong. My coordination was not there. I had trouble picking up large items as well as small food items. I got frustrated pretty easy.

As I grew older I can say that I still avoid using chopsticks to eat because it takes time and practice to use them. I can't eat as much and as quickly as I can with a spoon, fork, and knife.

If you are looking for new a new weightloss tip, try using chopsticks. I replaced my usual utensils with chopsticks and can easily say that I have saved unwanted calories. I stop eating sooner because it takes me longer to eat, and I don't feel as though I want to keep working as hard to eat.

Try out my weightloss recipe if you dare. Replace your utensils with chopsticks and see how it works for you.

Visit my eHow article on the subject:
How to Eat Less at a Chinese Restaurant

Eating Less at Chinese Restaurants

Many of us have a weakness for Chinese restaurants. We find ourselves indulging even when we know that we shouldn't. If you need to get your craving for Chinese food under control, consider drinking water.

When you drink water your stomach fills with water, which leaves less room for the food that you eat. Another advantage to drinking water is the water you drink will counteract the sodium enriched food. Most of Chinese cuisine is high in sodium.

Also consider drinking water to lose weight. Adults should drink eight, 8 oz. glasses of water daily. Drinking water for hydration, and appetite suppression is a great way to lose weight and feel full.

Give it a try next time you crave Chinese buffets.

Want more tips, visit my eHow article for more details.
How to Eat Less at a Chinese Restaurant

Thursday, October 15, 2009

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Advantages of Owning a Toyota Prius

Three months ago I decided to take the leap and purchase a 2009 Toyota Prius hybrid. With gas prices on the rise, and low financing rates it seemed the right time. Since making the switch from a traditional vehicle to a hybrid, I've come to a few conclusions about what I love about owning my Prius.

1. Fuel Economy

When you buy a hybrid vehicle, fuel economy must be in the forefront of your mind. Although most of my week is spent commuting a few miles back and forth each day, on the weekends I would typically drive a couple hundred miles and wanted a way to save money on the price of gas. The Toyota Prius has been a top performer in the fuel economy arena and the 48 -43 miles per gallon I would be achieving, it was the best move. This would double my fuel economy and save me money. Those are hard statistics to walk away from.

2. Technology

Even though hybrid technology is new to most car owners, the Prius has existed for over 10 years. Working in a computer-related field, I'm used to change, and used to new technology. Having test drove and ridden with other Prius owners in the past, I liked the center console computerized panel that allows you to control the radio, climate controls, and panels that display your fuel economy. I really like the feeling of being in control of my own fuel economy and knowing I can view statistics of how well I'm doing, really keeps me entertained in my driving.

3. Design

Although the Prius appears to be a small car, every inch of the vehicle is well thought out. The car is much roomier in feel than it appears. Using the car, I can tell that the designers really thought things out. They made very sleek cup holders, with a lighted mirror built in to the visor. The speedometer is computerized and state of the art. Passengers that ride with me for the first time, wonder where my gages are. They are stunned by the gages being computerized. I've received comments about how the car feels like it is the car of the future.

4. Unique Qualities

To start my car I use a power button. There is no key that needs to be inserted into my car, but a button that starts my car. This key needs to be inside my car, but it typically resides in my purse and the car can detect it's presence so it lets me start it. When I put my car in reverse, a rear-camera displays on my monitor panel and I can see behind me, through the monitor to make sure there are no cars or small children. When I roll to a stop at a stop light, my car shuts off. You can't even hear it running. These are all unique qualities that I love about my car!

5. Financing

When I purchased my Prius, Toyota was hosting a promotion for 0 percent financing. Knowing that I was already saving on fuel economy, and then paying no extra fees for 60 months of financing, made me jump out of my seat. It was the time for me to buy. Typically car manufacturers will run special promotions to clearance out the last year's model to make room for the new model. By watching these trends, you can come away with a great deal. However, when gas prices skyrocket, it's normal to have waiting lists to purchase hybrids, so it's best to do your homework on when you are ready to buy.

I haven't regretted my decision of owning a Prius and can't imagine owning anything different. I live in a very cold climate, and the car even does well in these harsh conditions. Are you concerned about the environment? This car will save the amount of gas you are using as well as the amount of emissions you are putting into the atmosphere. This car is your "green" alternative. I do not work for Toyota or have any background in cars. I'm just a career woman who likes to shop and has a baby and feels as though saving a penny here and there while still being stylish adds up to a great buy.