Amazon is a bit like Vanilla Ice: If you have a problem, Amazon can (try to?) solve it with one product or another.
Sadly, an increasing number of those products are made in China as Amazon works to compete with Alibaba. And unsurprisingly, I’m finding more and more problems with a lot of those items. As an example, I bought dishwashing gloves for $7.55 a week or so ago.
As I’ve mentioned multiple times, I’m preparing for a new addition to our household. While preparing, I made some monthly signs for pictures. I’m posting those as a free printable here, starting with the one for the first month.
I would so appreciate it! I’m trying to get to 500 visits a month by October, and October will be here before you know it!
If you’ve found this printable helpful, please let me know by leaving a comment below. I’ll respond within a week or so.
Update (as of 11/12/2019): I’ve added the 2 month and 3 month printables to this download.
I mentioned recently that we’re cutting down on our spending in this household starting this month. One area in which I’m cutting costs is groceries and household items like cleaning and paper products and over-the-counter medicines. Accordingly, I’m creating a grocery list so that I can keep track of where and when frequently purchased items are less expensive.
I created a spreadsheet to keep track of this information, and I’ve posted a copy of the XLR file on Dropbox for anyone who wishes to download a copy to use. Just click on the link below to download it.
If you have any suggestions for this spreadsheet, please let me know by leaving a comment below. I’ll respond within a week or so.
I mentioned last month that one of my old Google accounts had been compromised, and I explained how I secured it. I decided to delete that account, given I wasn’t using it.
First, I made sure I was signed into the appropriate Google account. I can’t imagine how upsetting it would be to delete my primary account with all of my e-mail, my calendar, and my blog attached to it!
If you have a brand account, you can delete it (or transfer the account) from here. Click on brand accounts.
I don’t even know what the top “brand account” was for. I knew I didn’t want it, though. So I clicked on “Delete Account.”
I had to enter the account password again. (Again, make sure you are within the correct Google account if you’re doing following these steps!) Then I had to enter a code from a text since I have two-factor authentication set up.
You’ll have to read a page with some important language and check some boxes. But then you can delete your brand account.
Then it’s on to deleting data. I deleted all my contacts.
I made sure all of my photos were downloaded and deleted.
I made sure all of my books had been transferred.
And I made sure I transferred all the data from my old calendar to my current one.
Wondering how to download all of that information? In your Google Dashboard, you’ll see panes like this. Click on those dots. Then click on “Download data.”
When you’re finished deleting everything, you can (FINALLY!) delete your account. AGAIN, make ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN you are logged in on the correct account before you take this step!
I’ll be honest. I found this endeavor more than a little stressful because Google frequently insists on returning to my default account, which I definitely do NOT want deleted. I decided to log out of all of my other accounts next time I delete another account to prevent such a mistake.
My personal goal is to delete one account a week until I have all of them deleted. Sadly, I have about ten from the last decade-plus–and various blogs and other ventures. I’ll likely update this post as I delete additional accounts, particularly given this old account had very little data within it compared to my other accounts. I will note that even this outdated account with little data required about an hour to delete. I can’t imagine the time required to delete my current personal account.
I’m hopeful you found this post helpful. If so, I’d love it if you’d share it. Click on the image that looks like this at the top or bottom of this post to do that.
If you have any suggestions for this post, please leave me a comment. I’ll respond in a week or so.
It’s the first day of the month! That means it’s time to review your calendar for the upcoming month if you haven’t already.
If you’d like a free printable September 2019 calendar, you can get one at the download link below.
The first day of the month is also a good time to review your previous month’s calendar and start preparing your calendar for the same month next year. You can get a free printable August 2020 calendar at the download link below.
I hope these calendars are helpful. If you have any input on the calendars, comment below, and I’ll respond within a week or so.
As I mentioned when I relaunched this blog, my goal was to publish at least one blog post monthly, focusing primarily on printables to begin. In June, July, and August I met this goal. Not including my status post, I published weekly posts that included multiple free printables.