Author: Lisa

Tips For Finding The Best Deals On NextDoor

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If you like a good bargain, you might want to look to your neighbors. There is an app called NextDoor that lets you connect with your neighbors. It’s a private social network that lets you access information about crime and safety, local events, get local …

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Why Car Sharing Might Not Be Right For You

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A while back I wrote a post about joining the car sharing community. I was pretty excited about trying a new way of getting around San Francisco. But I also really missed some things that came with car ownership (freedom, spontaneity, taking my dog in …

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Metromile Offers Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance

Metromile Offers Pay-Per-Mile Car Insurance
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If you’re like me and don’t use your vehicle all that much, it might be time to think about a new way of paying for car insurance. I had seen the TV commercials and online ads for pay-per-mile insurance (specifically Metromile) but never paid much …

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The Holiday Tipping Guide

The holidays are coming so fast. You probably have a long shopping list of gifts for family and friends to tackle. But it’s not usually until the last minute that we think about the service people in our lives (hairstylists, mail carriers, babysitters, etc.) and …

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Crazy For Caramelized Onions

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I’m crazy over caramelized onions. I was recently watching a cooking show and they made something with caramelized onions. I don’t even remember what the recipe was. All I can recall is that suddenly I had a big hankering for those rich, delicious, umami, sweet …

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How To Make Your Own Cold Brew Coffee

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It’s been nearly two years since I started making my own cold-brew coffee. In that time I’ve barely had a cup of hot coffee – even when the temperatures outside drop. The cold brew movement has been gaining steam because it’s easy to make at …

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3 Great Finds At Trader Joe’s

I’m a regular shopper at Trader Joe’s. I love a lot of the Trader Joe’s item and think they are as good or better than some of the name brands. In fact, some of  the products they carry are often manufactured by the name brands …

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The Great Pumpkin Craze

The Great Pumpkin Craze

It’s fall and everyone has gone crazy over pumpkin. I’m not talking about decorative pumpkins – although carving pumpkins has been taken to new heights. Rather, I am referring to the food world. It seems like every aisle of the grocery has something with pumpkin …

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