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9 Free Ways to Spend an Evening with Family and Friends

During the summer, the great outdoors provide virtually unlimited ways to enjoy time with the people you care about at very little cost. But cooler weather and a lighter wallet don’t mean you have to turn your friends and family away. These nine free ideas provide endless get-togethers with friends, girls’ nights in, and evenings of family fun. Read the rest of this entry

How to Throw a “Window Shopping” Party, or, Give Gifts without Paying a Dime

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Many of us find some of our greatest pleasure in giving gifts to others—material treasures like books or jewelry, but also emotional must-have like friendship or a listening ear. But buying presents can cost a lot of money. And there are some emotional supports you just can give.

A “window shopping” party is a fun way to spend an evening with friends and express your generous desires without breaking the bank. With envelopes, a stack of recycled magazines, and scissors you can give your friends everything you’ve ever dreamed of giving them without paying a dime. Read the rest of this entry

I Love What I Do: Event Planning

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“I Love What I Do!” We’ll be interviewing women who find creative work that makes them feel fulfilled without sacrificing their personal or family lives. They’ll share what their jobs are really like and how other women can find something they love to do.

Reality TV has shown us the exciting world of events planning. But what does it take to plan a party hundreds of people will attend? Norma Smith owns and operates Be-Me Enterprises, an events company based in Silver Spring, Maryland. She shares with us how she got involved in events planning and how her job compliments her family life. Read the rest of this entry