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Archive for February, 2007

Adding Some Spice to the $20 Challenge

February 23rd, 2007 at 02:52 am

We are scraping the bottom of our warehouse-club-sized container of chives, and our warehouse club no longer carries them. The grocery store charges about four times as much for chives, so today I bought a packet of chive seeds for $3.35 less than the small container of chives in the grocery store spice aisle. If I can grow them (despite my black thumb), I should be able to get more chives for the money, too.

Adding in the $3.35 savings on chives and the continuing income/savings from writing and card making, my account total is once again over my goal of $40 for the quarter -- $42.84

Writing Online

February 19th, 2007 at 05:12 pm

I used to work as a freelance writer (still do, in a sense -- I really only have one client now). I gave it up not because of the rejections, as most of my family assumed, but because I spent more time and money on marketing my work than I made. (Strangely enough, I received a surprise check in the mail last week for an article I had submitted nearly four years ago!)

Anyway, I've been in the mood to write again, so I was glad to discover Associated Content, where I could submit some of what I write for a small amount of pay. Today, I got an offer for my first paid article for their site. (The article was on frugal living. If you're interested in reading it, my AC site is:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/49342/shannon_christman.html .)

I'm adding that pay ($6.27) plus $3.02 I estimate I've saved by making cards since my last entry to the $20 Challenge. Total so far: $32.51