Saturday, May 9, 2015

Saturday 9: Harper Valley PTA

 
 
Saturday 9: Harper Valley PTA (1968)
 
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's featured artist uses her middle initial (C. for Carolyn) all the time. Do you use your middle initial very often?

It's L for Lynn, but no, not very often.

2) In this song, a mother tells off the local PTA. What's the most recent school event you attended -- whether as a parent, a teacher or a student?


 Prom last week.

Nathan went with Kayla to her Senior Prom. Peter and I were there for Grand March.

 



3) The lyrics reference the mom's miniskirts, which were trendy in the 1960s. The website Popsugar reports that gingham checks are trendy for 2015. Tell us about the most recent addition to your wardrobe.

Since I wear very casual clothes for work, I've been buying a few new t-shirts. My latest buy is this one, that I've wanted for awhile now.
 
Be The Good in the World Ladies T-Shirt...
 
4) Thinking of moms, Access Hollywood named Carol Brady of The Brady Bunch TV's #1 mom. Who is your favorite TV mom?

I really love Bonnie Bedelia , Camille Braverman from the show "Parenthood". I like her gentle, yet strong personality. She is respectable, kind, loving, and nurturing....just like my Mom!

 

5) Mother Winters always gave Sam peppermint tea to calm her stomach. Do you have any tried-and-true home remedies to share?

I can't think of anything right now, except honey & lemon in hot tea for a cough.
Reasons to Drink Warm water with Lemon and Honey in the morning :-  1. Helps improve digestion. 2. Cleanses the stomach improving the functioning of the colon. 3. Beats constipation. 4. Helps in cleansing the lymphatic system. 5. Gives you an instant boost of energy and improves your mood. 6. Cleans your urinary tract and acts as a diuretic. 7. Improves oral health. 8. Increases your chances of weight loss. 9. Can give you clear skin.
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6) Sam's mother always tips 15% in restaurants. Sam has worked in food service and is more judgmental, tipping between 10 and
25%, depending on the quality of the service. What's your tipping policy? Are you more like Sam or her mother?

tip chart for restaurants | Recent Photos The Commons Getty Collection Galleries World Map App ...
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We usually tip at least 20% or more.

7) When the tip of her shoelace becomes frayed, Sam's mother snips off the end and then paints the tip with clear nail polish. Good as new! Sam thinks that's crazy because you can just buy new laces for less than $2. Are you more frugal like mother or spendthrift like daughter?

I'm more frugal. I try to always use a budget and like to find the best deal when shopping. I started three money saving challenges this year that will, hopefully, help pay for our next Disney vacation.
The 52 - Week Money Saving Challenge

The 52 Week Money Saving Challenge
I am currently on week #19 with $190.00 saved so far.

FREE Printable: 365 Day Saving Challenge from SimplifiedSaving.com #printable

I'm also doing the 365 Day Money Saving Challenge.
I am currently on day 130 with $85.15 saved.

I am also filling a soda/water bottle with dimes. This is harder than you think - that's alot of dimes! Mine is only about 1/6 full so far. A bottle full=$100.00
Bottle filled with dimes = $100!!
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8) Mother Winters loves how french vanilla smells and burns her Yankee Candles all year around. Do you use scented candles or air fresheners?

 
I love candles and air fresheners. Right now, I'm using plug-ins from Bath & Body Works in several rooms.
Tiki Beach.... best smelling plug-in!  Can't wait to get the candle!!!


9) Sam is celebrating Mother's Day with her mother's favorite, Hershey Bars. Would you prefer classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate or chocolate with almonds?

Chocolate with almonds!!

Creamy, melt-in-your mouth chocolate and almond clusters made in the microwave with just 3 simple ingredients! @lecremedelacrumb

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

I have never watched Parenthood, and now it's over, isn't it? Oh well, I bet I can bingewatch it on Comcast OnDemand.

That t-shirt is wonderful.

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