Wednesday, April 4, 2018

5 Favorite Books for Young Readers




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When I was a kid in grade school, I loved to read.  My favorite author was Beverly Cleary.  She wrote about the adventures of Otis Spofford, and Beezus and Ramona. I could get completely lost in their characters for hours, just to finish reading her books.  Below are 5 Favorite Books for Young Readers.

Vanished - (Faithgirlz/Boarding School Mysteries) - By Kristi Holl

Every young reader who has a love of reading can get lost in a good mystery.  This book has a great depiction of the characters, and mystery at every turn.  With each page, there is suspense and it will keep a young reader engaged, till they find out whodunit.

Ramona The Brave - By Beverly Cleary

This book is definitely on my list of favorite books for young readers.  It will take your child through the adventures of  Ramona Quimby.  As a young girl growing up, she gets into all kinds of trouble as she tries to navigate through life.  Great read!

Otis Spofford  - By Beverly Cleary

This character loves to stir up trouble!  No one loves making things exciting in class, but Otis Spofford.  Whatever is going on, Otis finds a way to turn things upside down!  If your young reader is looking for a book full of adventure, this is the book.  Your child will not be able to put it down until the last page is read!

Poisoned (Faithgirlz/Boarding School Mysteries) - By Kristi Holl

Another great mystery book by Kristi Holl.  Her mystery books are so well written.  This book is definitely a great mystery from beginning to end.  A great read for a young person that loves reading whodunit books.  This book weaves in a great lesson in God's goodness and grace, and how it interconnects with the story.

Henry Huggins - By Beverly Cleary

This guy is just your average kid, with what he thinks is a dull, nothing ever happens, life.  But on Klickitat Street, things do get interesting when you least expect it.  Beverly Cleary writes an interesting character who learns life lessons in this book.  A must for young readers, this book will keep them reading until they find out what Henry Huggins learns!

7 Great Tips To Find Bargains On Spring Clothes




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Spring is upon us already!  So with that said, are you looking for a wardrobe that fits into spring without busting your budget?  I'm always looking for bargains out there, so it's really exciting to find spring clothes on sale when I'm out shopping for bargains!  Read on to 7 Great Tips to find Bargains for Spring Clothes!

Read through your local newspaper ads

Have a local newspaper you read regularly?  The local newspaper is the best way to get a heads up on spring clothing that's on sale.  The best time to scan the local paper, of course, would be at the end of spring moving into summer and fall months That way you'll hit the stores at the point they are selling out their spring clothing before their fall and winter clothing comes in.  But sometimes you can find spring clothing on sale if you scan the local paper closely.

Pull out ads for favorite stores you normally shop at


Who doesn't love shopping at their favorite stores?  My favorite stores in my area for spring clothes, sometimes offer incentives when you buy.  So naturally, those are the ads I grab first.  Sometimes you can find really good deals for your favorite stores if you scan their ads carefully.  And oftentimes you will find that a lot of the stores will have clearance sales.  This is a great time to shop for those bargains!

Carefully check to find coupons for your local stores


A great way to really get a bargain on spring clothes is checking through your local store ads for coupons.  A lot more stores these days are in heavy competition with one another, so you can really find some great coupons in their ads.  Some choice retailers have coupons for sometimes 10% off, as well as offering cash coupons if you spend a specified amount in their stores.  I've used the cash coupons to return to my favorite stores, and believe me, you can often find things you want at much lower prices since these stores often combine their cash coupons in addition to a specified percentage off.  At any rate, it sure makes shopping more exciting while you're out looking for those bargains.  You take those coupons to your favorite local store, and you can buy your favorite spring clothes at full price.  You end up paying a fraction of the cost after they run all your coupons through the register!  Take advantage of the coupons!

Check due dates on coupons and make sure to tuck them into your purse or wallet


Keep all your coupons in the same place in your purse or wallet.  Check due dates from time to time, to make sure you've got coupons that fall within the date range that you choose to go shopping.  I sometimes take the time for an extra shopping trip to make sure I use my coupons before they expire.

Take a "Me" day and make a day of bargain shopping just for yourself!


There's nothing better than going on a solo shopping trip.  I love going out shopping by myself.  This way you're not feeling rushed, or worried that whoever is with you is getting bored.  You can pick through those clothing racks a little bit at a time, and take your time doing it!  While you're at it, stop at a fast food joint, and grab yourself a burger.  Nothing better than spoiling yourself with a nice "me" lunch once in awhile!

Make your way to those clearance racks and shop baby!


Don't forget those clearance racks!  I love picking through the clearance racks.  Just make a day of it, and take your time.  Who knows?  You may just find that diamond in the rough that you've been looking for!  Sometimes the best bargains of all are found on the clearance racks.  You just have to be patient, take your time, and dig 'em out!

Bring home all your bargains and gloat in all your glory, at the money you've saved!


The best part about looking for bargains is finding them.  And don't forget that great feeling that you've saved a bundle while having a fun day out.  There's nothing better than coming home with a lot of clothing that you paid next to nothing for!


So pick a day for yourself, and get out there!  The bargains aren't gonna find you, you have to find them!  Good luck to you on your bargain finds.  If you get out there and take the time, you're bound to come home with some great spring clothes, and lots of money saved for sure!