Saturday, May 21, 2011

Selling some things

As many of you may know I am in grad school to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, but one thing that you may not know is that I have decided to go to grad school debt free. So far I have been doing great with this goal, but with two semesters left my savings account is getting a bit lower than I am comfortable with. Therefore I have decided to take the advice of my favorite financial guru Dave Ramsey and "sell so much stuff the kids think they are next". I have started by listing some items on ebay which you can check out here.

I have also posted some items on Craig's List you can find them here:

Radio Flyer Wagon

Little Tikes Bike Trailer - gone

Superyard - gone! that was fast

Toddler Bike - gone

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer Reading Programs

There are so many great summer reading programs out there for kids that I want to be able to take advantage of this summer. Unfortunately they are all starting to run together in my brain so I decided to compile a list here so other people can take advantage of it too.

Half Price Books

Age: Under 14
Requirements: At least 600 minutes of reading during the months of June and July
Reward: $5 gift certificate to Half Price Books


Age: 12 and under
Requirements: Read 10 books between 6/1/2011 and 9/15/2011
Reward: Free book from a selected list

Barnes and Noble

Age: Not listed but looks like 1st through 6th grade
Requirements: read 8 books and list who you would recommend them to
Reward: One free book from a selected list

Maricopa County Library

Age: 0-18
Requirements: ? can't find it, says it starts May 26th
Reward: usually several small prizes plus a free book