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The Calling By C S Lane

Posted on March 16, 2016 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Readers of historical fantasy adventure books will love this fast-paced, funny, and sometimes heart-wrenching story.  Marissa may be the only hope of the new Earth, but will humans be smart enough to learn from their past before it's too late.  As a Protector, Marissa hopes so.  She hopes that she's not fighting in vain for a race that won't make the world a better place with their decisions.   See what you the reader think, find this book now in either e-book or paperback formats.  You can find it at the following retailers:

Amazon:  e-book: ($2.99)  http://www.amazon.com/Calling-stand-final-survival-Protector-ebook/dp/B017895ZAK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1458155418&sr=8-1&keywords=books+by+c+s+lane

                  paperback: ($16.99 with some used as low as $12.12)  http://www.amazon.com/Calling-stand-final-survival-Protector-ebook/dp/B017895ZAK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1458155418&sr=8-1&keywords=books+by+c+s+lane

Lane's Online Lawnsale:  paperback:  (9.99)  http://lanesonlinelawnsale.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/6756390

or LOL's eBay store: http://stores.ebay.com/lollanesonlinelawnsale?_dmd=1&_nkw=The+Calling+By+C+S+Lane

LAST DAY TO NOMINATE LIGHTS OF LOVE FOR PUBLISHING!

Posted on February 25, 2016 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

LIGHTS OF LOVE BY C. S. LANE

 

(EXPERIENCE FANTASY, ROMANCE, MURDER, SUSPENSE, AND LAUGHTER LIKE NEVER BEFORE!)

 

HELP NEW AUTHORS FIND READERS!! TODAY IS THE LAST DAY LEFT TO HELP THIS BOOK FIND ITS WAY TO PUBLISHING VIA KINDLE SCOUT. NOMINATORS OF THIS BOOK WIN A FREE, EARLY COPY OF THE BOOK IF IT IS CHOSEN AS A WINNER. YOUR VOTES COUNT! CHECK OUT A 3 CHAPTER SNEAK PEEK BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK:

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LIGHTS OF LOVE BY C. S. LANE

Posted on February 10, 2016 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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ONLY 15 DAYS LEFT TO CHECK OUT THIS SNEAK PEEK AND NOMINATE IT. BOOKS EARNING THE MOST NOMINATIONS WILL EARN NOMINATORS A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK THEY NOMINATE. SO HELP SUPPORT BOOKS THAT YOU WANT TO READ BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW TO THIS GREAT BOOK BY A LOCAL VERMONT AUTHOR.

SEE IF YOU--AS A VERMONTER--RECOGNIZE PLACES THAT YOU'VE VISITED IN THIS BOOK.


Freaky Friday!

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Today is Freaky Friday. Never heard of it. Well that's because its new. I'm trying an experiment to help me to remember to post on all the social media sites that -because I'm constantly working on something--I forget to post on. So, I've instituted "Freaky Friday". That's when I roll up all the end of the week thingsthat I haven't had time to do and throw it into Friday because--well, it's the last day of the week so the last available day to do it. So welcome to the very first Freaky Friday. Sometimes I will post articles, pictures, sayings or--questions (These will be fun because you'll have to answer as your homework. Hey got to pass the social media work-wealth around.), it really depends upon time and well my mood.

 

So welcome to the very first "Freaky Friday"!!


Budget-Friendly Holiday Ideas

Posted on November 18, 2015 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Save money, time and hassle by trying a few budget-friendly holiday purchase ideas.

 

 

Holiday's don't have to cost a fortune to those of us who are taking the time to buy green. What does buying green mean you may ask? Well, simple. Take the time to shop gently used items instead of purchasing new. This not only saves you money, but it also helps our planet as those items won't end up in a landfill somewhere when they could find new life in someone elses home. There is a new wave that is leaning towards this kind of more responsible shopping and anyone can jump on this bandwagon.

 

What are some things that you may be able to find when buying green? Great question. The list is so long that it would take tons of time to list all the items that a person can find that are gently used and just waiting for someone to repurpose, so for the purpose of this article we'll stick to only the ones that pertain to this topic.

 

Three Ideas For "Green" Holiday Purchases

 

Holiday Decorations: Many families have wonderful gently-used holiday decorations that for whatever reason they've decided to part with. They could be choosing to do this as they wish to change their holiday color scheme, down-size their load of holiday decorations or--like a lot of people I know--have always purchased more then they can reasonably use and only find this out close to the holidays. So help a family out by purchasing their still very good condition decorations instead of brand new.

Games, Toys: There are an incredible amount of games and toys out there that only get used one or two seasons and then are stored. This could occur because of lack of interest on the childs part of merely due to the fact that children constantly change their interests. But should all those items end up in landfills? No. They could make wonderful gifts for another child and have a new life as a repurposed item.

Clothing: Who out there doesn't buy clothing in some way shape or form for their children for the holiday? Why buy brand new when there are so many families whose children out grow them in a matter of months? These items are still in great shape. They still have those wonderful, high-price, brand-name labels as your children are looking for but...they come with a price tag that won't make you feel that you have to take out a loan to pay for.

 

When you're thinking about your holiday shopping this year, why not take a step to buy green? You will love it. Your wallet will love it and the planet will love it as it will be one more item that isn't sent to the landfills. If you are someone that finds that they have an overabundance of any of the items listed above, why not resell them. It takes the whole world to take care of a planet. You can do your part by keeping those gently-used items out of the landfills.


Three Ways To Save Money On Your Children's College Bill

Posted on August 28, 2015 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Three Ways To Save Money On Your Children’s College Bill

 

Fall is in the air—no, wait, it’s hot humid and summer-like. Okay, fall isn’t quite in the air but the fall semester for school is gearing up; especially for those college-age children. Parents of college-age children all around the world have almost physically felt the sprouting of more grey hairs due to the surmounting college bills that are rolling in. So what can these financially stressed out parents do to rein in somewhat those college expenditures?

Here are a few ideas that may help with those oh so tight college budgets. Unfortunately, these won’t be able to help with all the sticker shock for parents sending their children off to college but there are a few areas that a little frugality can make a difference; such as saving on textbook purchases. Try these textbook-saving ideas and maybe you can feel a little financial relief in your college spending.

• Half.com – Parents and students trying to find and purchase for reasonable prices the long list of college textbooks can find relief when browsing through this site. This site has one of the largest varieties of offerings in the area of college textbooks. The other bonus, parents can simply type in the ISBN (the coded bar number assigned with the printing of the book, colleges usually provide this on the required textbook list) and voila, tons of offerings at different prices appear for their query. Then they simply need to choose their condition-grade level (this is based upon the condition of the book and whether it has writing, highlighting, creased pages, or damage and will directly affect the price). A tremendous amount of money can be saved by using this option of purchasing off Half.com.

 

• Ebay, Amazon - These two online retail, resell sites of gently used merchandise are also great sites for finding, at a more pocket-book friendly price, those much-needed textbooks for college. Many college students, some who weren’t as lucky as you to read this article and find textbook saving ideas, were forced to spend full-value for their textbooks; so they—if their thrifty—will resell them online to the next wave of college students that are taking the same classes requiring the same textbooks.

 

• Renting Your Textbooks – A new option for college students in the area of textbook buying is being able to choose the option of renting their textbooks instead of buying. Many textbook selling sites make this option available to students, including Half.com and most college bookstores. But beware, there are caveats to the renter that they should be fully aware of before agreeing to this method of textbook purchase. Things such as: losing the books, damaging the books or late fees can end up making the cost of this option more prohibitive than the benefit. So read your “terms of agreement” statements carefully if you wish to reap the full benefit of this choice.

 

The cost of college education, unquestionably, has skyrocketed but there are areas that parents can find some savings. As in any other area of our financial life being an informed consumer can really pay great benefits for the total of that college bill. The buying of textbooks though doesn’t have to be the financial hardship that it would have been with a little research.

 


Halloween

Posted on September 2, 2013 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Halloween

Yes, I know it's only the second of September; but, believe it or not Halloween is right around the corner. Smart parents, usually unlike me, should be lining up all their little ducks--or in this case kid's costumes--in a row. What's Billy going to be this year? What's Suzy going to be this year? Don't wait until the last moment. Save on the stress and anguish to you and your children by looking into your options early. This can allow for a much more pleasant holiday for you and your little ghost and ghouls.

But keep in mind that while you're planning those wonderful spooky costumes that you really should check out some safety rules for them. Having the safest Halloween holiday, starts with the costume. That's why we'll be featuring Halloween safety articles from now until Halloween, just to help you parents out. We even may throw in a few spoooooky...... recipes too for those little trick-or-treaters.

Got some great Halloween tips? Or, maybe some wonderful Fall or Halloween recipes? If you do have some, why don't you share with us all? If you're like me, you could always use a little inspiration with a new and creative dinner, lunch, dessert and snack idea.

 

School Shopping On A Budget

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The lazy, hazy days of summer are supposed to be gone.  Wrong!  Dang, it's hot and humid here in Vermont.  But even though it finally feels like summer, it's now time for school.  If your child-filled household is like mine, then that means it's time to re-up that school wardrobe.  Take advantage of the fact that my daughter seems to be growing literally in leaps-and-bounds and is at least two sizes bigger in clothing and shoe size--she's taking after her six foot three dad and not me at a mere five feet tall.

So keep your eyes open for all the new--really gently used, because she hardly wore them--clothing that you can get to spice up your daughters new back to school wardrobe.  I certainly am glad that I can find someone online that can do the same for me by offering their gently used clothes for my daughters new higher size clothing needs.

Holiday Shopping

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Okay, don't shoot the messenger; but did you know that...the holidays are coming up fast.  Yeah.  I'm not kidding, that wonderful time of year when us adults are supposed to make magic happen for one and all. 

It's a good thing that this site is run by a bunch of budget concious women.  Check out the really severely low priced offerings and even make an offer option; so maybe your reasonable "make-an-offer" bid can get you that great item for even less.

Start Your First Garden, From The Ground Up

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

By Christina Lane

Starting your first garden really starts with your base; the ground. Just like a well made house a garden needs a good foundation.

The wave of getting back to nature and providing your own food for your family has taken on a tremendous amount of popularity. There are very good reasons why knowing what you are feeding your family is important due to the last few years of food contamination scares. Joining the home gardening craze really isn’t crazy, it just makes sense. Even if you have limited space, you can grow vegetables for your family. But regardless of where or what size garden you plan on having, it all comes down to starting with a good base. This base should optimally face a north to south direction if possible.

First time gardeners have many different options for types of gardens they may choose to plan. All will have different appeals for different types of families. But all will have the deciding factors of how much if any land you have. Here are some different ideas for gardens that may fit into your families needs.

*Planter gardening

*Raised bed gardening

*Gardening on a larger scale

Planter Gardening

Planter gardening is a very popular form of gardening that many are opting for. They may choose this method due to the fact that they don’t have any lawn space in their living environment. There are many different size planters out there that are available to fit your spacing needs. This method, ideally, will work for an apartment, or condo dweller that has a small deck or patio; but it can also be optimized for apartment dwellers that merely have large window space or even room to hang plants, in a southerly direction. The newer hanging vegetable gardens work well for the very small space requirements of a family also.

But planters will require attention to size of the plants that you’re growing; as you will have to plan the planter to fit the plant or plants. Also, you will need to make sure that your planter has adequate drainage options available. Some planters even take the run-of-the-mill planters and add small rocks in the bottom to further encourage drainage.

Then simply add your store bought soil and fertilizers as recommended; add water and monitor for pest control and bon appétit.

Raised Bed Gardening

Raised bed gardening is another great way to garden for the family. There are some great plans for build-it-yourself beds that are quite simple and low cost. Keep in mind that you will also have to prep the surface that you are putting your raised bed upon. Some clear the sod away and add a layer of sand or fine rocks then their soil mixture. Others, simply clear away the sod lay a screen of weed block—this can be found at any of the gardening stores or hardware stores—and then add their soil mixture.

There are many advantages to a raised bed; some say less stain on the gardeners back, others simply more weed control. But still others have found that their raised beds allow for the addition of more gardening help equipment such as: poles for hanging screening, poles for hanging fencing for climbing plants, attachment of cold-frames—houses to protect tender plants from early springs sometimes cold temperatures—and some say they look tidier than plots.

Ideally, with soil, water and store-bought fertilizer (horse manure isn’t recommended due to the seeds contained in it; which will grow grass in your box) as needed, along with any pest control you’ll be harvesting before you know it.

Plot Gardening

Plot gardening can be done easily. The main thing to remember is to not get over zealous in your garden size design. A simple ten-by-ten garden can be more than big enough for the average families needs. Once you have decided on just the right spot for your garden, take four stakes and some string to make an outline of it. Then take a sharp-edged shovel and cut through the sod all the way around. A flat shovel will be helpful after the first edge of sod removal to finish up the process of removing the sod. There are even some machines out there that can be rented that quickly remove the sod. No matter how you do it the sod will have to go, though.

Then it’s a matter of finding just the right soil fertilizer for you garden. The most widely used fertilizer is seasoned horse manure. Although, some may elect to add peat moss, and stronger manufactured fertilizers to their soil to give it the desired texture and richness it will need. If you are unsure of your soils needs take a soil sample and bring it to your local agricultural department as they can test it for you. Your local growers and hardware stores may be able to assist you in finding you just the right department in your area that tests soil.

Resource

Gardening is a great stress reliever along with allowing you to provide food for your family. Find more tips on gardening at LanDavi Farms www.landavifarms.webs.com.

Learn from our experience gardening for out families and use it for your family.


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