Confession: I Own A Piece Of Land In The Poconos But I’ve Never Seen It

Several year ago…I don’t know maybe 7 years ago, (I’d have to check the paperwork) I participated in a sweepstakes to win a piece of land. It was fairly low entries and there were several pieces of land to choose from. I figured I’d never win but if I did I’d pick one I’d think I could sell.

I participated in a twitter party for LandCentral and I was announced as the grand prize winner. I freakin’ won the piece of land!

** note my twitter handle was @angiewith3 then. That was before baby #4 came around and I decided to change it to something more geared to my blog, IE @LuvSavingMoney **

So I was given a few choices none of which were prime-time land (which I could only assume is why the were giving it away). One was 2 acres of desert land in California. Another was a small area in some swamp-type land in Florida, …I can’t remember the others but my choice ended up being a small piece of land in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. See, I live in Pennsylvania so I figured it would be easier tax-wise and for the selling process.

I had to sign a few e-docs with LandCentral and before long I had the deed and a bunch of information in the mail. So I immediately tried to sell it. I started trying to contact realtors in that general area. The one guy I talked to said they didn’t find a piece of land in the Poconos in my name. At that point I thought I was in some weird scam. Then about a month or two after that I got a bill from the tax person for that county for my piece of land and it was in someone else’s name. I thought, what is going on?!

So I call the tax lady She kindly explains to me that the bill would be in the other person’s name until I paid the taxes. I paid the taxes and then the tax bills started coming in my name.

I was a little timid still so I held off on trying to sell it for a while. Each year I got the tax bill for the land and each year I paid it. I finally decided I was going to try selling it again. I live about 4 hours from the Poconos so emailing is the best option for me. I’ve yet to get someone to get in-touch with me via email to help me sell my land.

So here I am 7 years later still paying on land in the Poconos that I’ve never seen, will never use, and who knows if I’ll ever sell. lol So that’s my weird confession.

Up to 50% Off Chemical Free Cleaning at e-cloth #eclothpartner

I have several e-cloth cleaning products. They’re made well and they work. e-cloth is a much more affordable alternative to that other brand out there. e-cloth products lets you clean with just water. No chemicals, no special cleaner sprays, just water.

Right now you can get some e-cloth favorite products up to 50% off. Face cloth 10 pc it, home cleaning 3 pc kit, window cleaning 2 pack and more only $10! Shop the e-cloth $10 sale to grab these deals. Some items are already selling out!

I’ve done a few posts and reviews on e-cloth products if you’re not familiar with them. Check out my e-cloth review on the kitchen cleaning cloths and stainless steel cleaning cloths.

Also for the month of October, when you donate $4 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation you’ll get a 20% off discount code to e-cloth and a free mini water sprayer!

Get a great deal, reduce the amount of chemicals in your home, donate to a great cause, and get a free mini water sprayer. You could get a lot of helpful goodies this month without spending a lot of money. These are some of the best deals I’ve seen at e-cloth. I know I’ll be grabbing a few of these deals!

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FREE Piece of Godiva Chocolate on National Chocolate Day

A lot of people love chocolate. It makes sense there would be a national chocolate day. It also makes sense that chocolate companies would want to help you celebrate. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, with or without nuts, artisan chocolate, or right off the rack at the grocery store, it’s hard to beat chocolate.

Monday October 28 is National Chocolate Day. I couldn’t love it anymore that it happens on a Monday. I know I could use a piece of chocolate on a Monday. Godiva has a treat for you that day!

In Celebration of National Chocolate Day, Godiva is offering a free chocolate case piece with ANY purchase (while supplies last) at Godiva Boutique, Cafe, and Outlet locations. Only valid on October 28, 2019.

Need help finding a Godiva location? Check the Godiva website and click on the “Boutiques & Cafes” link in the upper left corner of the homepage. Also Godiva is offering a free trick or treat backpack with $50 order with code: HALLOWEEN until 10/20/19

Godiva’s Fall collection is out now. It includes flavors like Pumpkin Spice and Maple Walnut. I love anything Maple so that would be amazing for me. I haven’t treated myself to some Godiva chocolate in a long time. The Boscov’s near my house has a Godiva case. I just might have to get myself a little treat.

Do you have a favorite chocolate? How will you celebrate National Chocolate Day?

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RJ Watches Designs Spiderman Watch For MARVEL for The Grown Fan

There are those that love watches, then there are those that appreciate the craftsmanship of haute horology. If you understand the term “haute horology” then this post will peak your interest. If you don’t understand it then you’ll learn a couple things in this article.

Haute horology is the science of time or watches. The term “haute” refers to high end or high quality. So the phrase haute horology basically refers to high end watches.

MARVEL Studios chose RJ Watches to create Haute Horology watches inspired by Spiderman. This marks the Swiss watchmaker’s first movement manufactured completely in-house. This innovated watch is a first for the company to have a Spiderman inspired central tourbillon movement.

For those that don’t know the term “tourbillon” simplified it’s a high-end movement mechanism that can be expensive and add to the visual appeal of the watch itself. Tourbillons are used often is Swiss watches and are used to help with precision and accuracy in watches.

The MARVEL X RJ Spiderman inspired watch hints at the amazing Spiderman while offering the sophistication of a high-end watch. Subtle touches on the back of the watch like a spider and Spiderman wording add to the fun of the watch. The hands have been shaped to mimic the legs of the spider icon.

An interchangeable strap

The strap of the ARRAW Spider-Man tourbillon is made of black polyamide and recalls the texture of the superhero’s suit. It is embellished with the Spider icon which has been thermoformed on the bracelet in-between the lugs and reinforced with a black rubber inlay for optimal durability and comfort. 

The ARRAW Spider-Man Tourbillon is equipped with the interchangeable ARRAW strap system, allowing the strap to be released with a simple ‘click’ no tools required.

You have the black carbon and red design picture above but there is also the option of one entirely made of carbon in stealth black. I personally love the blacked out design but that’s just me.

The open work design of the watches is made to mimic the look of a spiderweb.

A webbed watch box

For the first time the ARRAW watch box, characterized by its round shape and the iconic four RJ BUMPERS™, has been customized with Spider-Man’s attributes.

Made of black wood, the watch box resembles a spider thanks to the eight spider legs fixed to the side. Spider-Man’s web and logo are also engraved on the lid. 

Inside the box, the watch appears captured in a spider web made of steel. This part is removable, making the watch box easy to repurpose as desired.

While these watches are amazing, they’re also quite pricey. If you’re looking to get your hands on one of these watches you can’t go to just any jeweler. Only a select handful of boutiques offer these watches. The MARVEL X RJ Spiderman Inspired watches will set you back $97,700. Unfortunately that is way out of my reach but I do enjoy the look of a well made watch.  

Living in a Small Coal Town in Pennsylvania

I live in an old mining town in Pennsylvania. There are lots of little mine areas designated by numbers. There is still some coal mining that happens from one active mine area in our town. At any given time during a regular work day you see many a coal truck carrying loads of coal or returning to the mine to reload.

Our town was built on mining. It was big business many years ago. In fact, both of my grandfathers were coal miners in the same mine. Also a melting pot area, we had Italians, Germans, Hungarians, Slovaks, and lots of other people from different nationalities. My grandfather used to talk about how the Hungarians (which is our heritage) use to group together. The same with the other nationalities. He’d talk about how the mine bosses used to use it as a competition who would get more loads done the Hungarians or the Italians? The Slovaks or the Irish?

Those days are long gone now. In a town where many people worked for the mines in some capacity, now only a handful do. The coal trucks run along our small town roads. More than once have I been behind a coal truck to have a chunk of coal fly off the back of a truck and strike my windshield. More than once have I had to call my insurance agency to have the chip in my windshield fixed before it became a bigger problem. But it doesn’t cost any thing if it’s not too big to repair rather than replace the the glass. Just a small piece of vehicle maintenance that is better taken care of early than to wait for it to become a bigger, more expensive problem.

We actually have trains that run through town fairly often loaded with coal two. Twice in the last few years the train has derailed. Even with some of the issues it is kinds of nice to see our town still doing some of the work that it was built on. Though I don’t think coal is the future.