Brandy Ellen Writes

NH Blogger|New England Traveler|Positive Thinker|WAHM

7 Rules Housewives Can Follow to Save More Money

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed and get social with me on Facebook and Twitter. Peek at my Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. Check out my online resume here: LinkedIN. Being a housewife is a full-time duty. You might not have a bread-and-butter job, but you have responsibilities that give you almost the same amount of workload. You are the manager and the accountant, you are the chef and the cleaner, you are the babysitter and the entertainer. Housewives set the foundation and the pillars for the structure of their families. And for this,

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Rage Against the Coffee Machine

Coffee is an integral part of the lives of millions of people. Each day, the world consumes well over 2 billion cups of coffee. But not all of these cups are of the same quality. There are many factors that go into determining how good coffee tastes. The beans, the water, and the preparation will all play a role in the flavors found in your cup. If you’re brewing at home, it’s possible that you’re using some form of coffee machine. For years, this has been the norm. However, people are now starting to realize some of the drawbacks of

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Weighing Financial Options for Worst-Case Scenarios

Inexperienced business owners seldom consider failure. For one, it’s not productive to contemplate negative possibilities all the time. You’ll never get anywhere in life (or business) if you’re constantly thinking about the worst-case scenario. Still, it’s unwise to begin any venture without first weighing all your options and considering your financial risks. To that exact point, today we’ll be looking at how new entrepreneurs can handle difficult situations in both their personal and professional life: When “Plan B” Doesn’t Work . . . Savvy professionals always have a backup plan for when things start to go awry. But what happens

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Toronto’s Best Coffee Shops

If you’re a lover of coffee and the occasional pastry then you’re going to love your time in Toronto. This city is a diverse, clean place that is home to made trendy cafés and some hidden gems that are just waiting to be discovered. Let’s take a close look at some of Toronto’s best cafés so you know where you should go to get a cup of the good stuff: Balzac’s Located at 55 Mill Street, Balzac’s is a very trendy café that seems to be situated in an old warehouse. With a range of different retro-looking signs on the

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Tips for Safer Online Dating

Online dating can be so frustrating at times. Yesterday I shared some real dangers of online dating, but today I decided to provide some tips so that you can try to enjoy this part of your single life. There are a few tips that you should abide by when you start using online dating apps or sites to connect with new people. The tips I’m sharing today will get you headed in the right direction but in all honesty? My biggest tip to you is to just follow your instincts, we have gut instincts for a reason and so many

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What You’ll Love About Going on a Cruise

While not everyone automatically thinks about going on a cruise when planning a holiday a cruise can be a lot more fun than you think. The idea of going on a cruise may make you think of ships that are crammed with elderly people playing deck shuffleboard and enjoying early evening dances, this is far from reality. Cruises these days cater to everyone of every age and they are usually a lot more fun thank you think. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons why you’ll love going on a cruise: You’ll get Great Value for Money

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The Real Dangers of Online Dating

Online dating has become one of the most popular ways to meet a potential partner, but it does run some risks. I wanted to take a minute and help raise awareness for the real dangers of online dating. While online dating can take the stress out of finding someone you are compatible with, it can also leave you to meeting someone who is not who they say they are. Do not even get me started on the subject of people being some other human being … remember true colors show in time, so do not rush into living with anyone

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As Explained by an Attorney: 6 Questions and Answers About Bicycle Accidents

Even though laws and policies regarding bicyclists sharing the road with vehicles have become more strict over the years, bicycle accidents are still a serious concern. Statistics show that these types of accidents are on the rise, with many resulting in fatalities and even more insignificant injuries. In fact, according to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, there were over 800 deaths due to bicycle and motor vehicle accidents in 2015 alone, a six percent increase since 2006 and a twelve percent increase since 2014. Fatalities are a small part of the amount of bike/vehicle crashes, though. It was estimated

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Expectations Set us up for Disappointment

As I sit here writing this blog post, all I can think about today is the fact that I miss my normal life. I miss dealing with the boys two-hour bedtime routine, I miss listening to my teenager ramble to me about whatever is going on in that child’s head. I miss being able to lay my head down knowing that one or both of the younger boys will be waking me up early in the morning. I miss having the sound of my trio’s laughter, bickering and constant conversation in the background as I sit here and write content

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