Blog Carnival of Everything Home – Last Edition for 2008

Welcome to the final edition for 2008 of The Carnival of Everything Home.

As always, there are lots of great contributions to this Carnival.  Remember to include a link back to this post.  Thank you again to everyone who contributed and I look forward to reading each and everyone.

I am taking this opportunity to wish every contributor and to all of our readers throughout the year a very Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year.

Green Living

Heather Levin presents When Does It Pay To Buy Organic? posted at The Greenest Dollar.

Condo Blues presents 10 Green Gifts That Suck posted at Condo Blues, saying, “There are a lot of good green gifts out there. None of them are one this list.”

Woman Tribune presents Donate or Recycle Your Old Mattress posted at Woman Tribune. presents Trip to Kanyakumari: Chapter 4: Tamil Annai Park, Kanyakumari posted at

Home Decor

HighGrace presents Christmas is a women?s issue: A magazine review posted at Face to the Sun.

Vic presents What Is The Best Yogurt Maker For Your Needs? posted at Yogurt Maker Central, saying, “Making yogurt at home is a great way to save money and stay healthy at the same time – it’s a quick and easy snack for the kids. This article compares some of the features available in the various yogurt makers on the market today to help you make a more informed decision.”

Margaret Garcia presents Spruce it Up – 25 DIY Tips to Improve your Home’s Exterior posted at Top Online Engineering Degree.

Myscha Theriault presents Dumpy to Divine on Less Than a Dime | Wise Bread posted at Wise Bread, saying, “This is a budget decorating article featuring ideas to spruce up those dumpier apartments on very little money.”

Home Improvement

Mark Donovan presents Preventing Ice Dams posted at HomeAdditionPlus, saying, “Mark dicusses tips on how to prevent ice dams on your home’s roof this winter.”

Thrifty Homeowner presents What’s a Renovation Coach? posted at The Thrifty Homeowner, saying, “Info about this “new” typr of contractor”


Carole DeJarnatt presents A List of Hatcheries posted at Fowl Visions.

GrrlScientist presents The Psychology Behind Wrapping Paper [Reprise] posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “Scientific research asks; what does gift-wrapping do for the recipient? Is all this effort worth it for the recipient? For example, do recipients actually like gift-wrapped presents more than unwrapped gifts?”

Jim presents The Five Reasons Why I Recycle posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

HappyCampers presents MiceCube: A Review! posted at The Adventures Of The Williams Family.

GP presents EnLightening Gifts posted at Manely Montana, saying, “Enlightening gifts for the holiday!”

GrrlScientist presents The Hungry Scientist Handbook: Electric Birthday Cakes, Edible Origami, and Other DIY Projects for Techies, Tinkerers, and Foodies posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “[not sure if this is appropriate, but it is DIY and focused on the home!] by Patrick Buckley and Lily Binns, this is an entertaining and informative romp through twenty “kitchen science” projects [book review].”

Al Tepper presents ooffoo Competitions posted at ooffoo, saying, “Hope you think this relevant as is a very green site – thought your readers might like to know about our £500 writing competition – entries close Dec 31 2008 SUMMARY: ooffoo is already a great place to inspire people, offer hope and present positive ideas. There is no chosen topic that articles must cover for this competition but the prize will be given to the article judged the most inspirational or ‘feel good’ about our world or the people in it. To enter simply upload an article on and ensure one of the article tags is ‘ooffoo Laureate’. Your entry can be poem or prose, a play, a dialogue, an interview but whatever it is we want it to inspire us. It must be no longer than one ooffoo article and you may enter as many different articles as you like. Thanks for hosting!”

One Family presents Frugal Living – Ten Great Gift Ideas for Frugal Families (Christmas Holiday Shopping Tips) posted at One Family’s Blog.

banquet manager thatsme presents A Case of Miller Lite posted at So You Want To Be a Banquet Manager….

Gil Ortiz presents Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl posted at gilocafe.

Tisha Tolar presents Overwhelming Workload – YES! You Can Do it! posted at Empowering Mom.

Money Smart Life presents Save Money at Restaurants- Tips for Spending Less When Eating Out posted at Money Smart Life.

Debt Free Destiny presents Betting on a Big Payday Never Pays Off posted at Debt Free Destiny.

Matthew Paulson presents How to Host a Holiday Cookie Swap posted at American Consumer News.

Matthew Paulson presents Finding Ways to Give When Times Are Tough posted at American Consumer News.

Travel Advocate presents A Holiday Travel Gift: More Americans Traveling This Season posted at The Travel Advocate.

Savings Toolbox presents Save Up For College With FreshmanFund’s 529 College Savings Plan Gift Registry posted at Savings Toolbox.

Destroy Debt presents 3 Basic Principles for Good Personal Finance Habits posted at Destroy Debt.

Deposit Accounts presents The Painless Guide to Switching Checking Accounts posted at Deposit Accounts.

Credit Card Assist presents What College Kids Might Not Know About Credit Cards posted at Credit Card Assist.

apply4-credit presents Your Divorce and Your Credit Are Your Prepared? posted at Credit Card Applications Expert |

Matthew Paulson presents Laid Off? What Now? posted at American Consumer News.

Travel Advocate presents Hidden Hotel Travel Dangers Safeguarding the Room for Kids posted at The Travel Advocate.

Travel Advocate presents I’m Dreaming of a Travel Friendly Gift and it May Not Be Snow posted at The Travel Advocate.

Deposit Accounts presents Will Opening a Deposit Account Affect My Credit Score posted at The Money Blog.

Ben presents Year End Policy Review Tips for Lowering Rates and Checking Coverage posted at Money Smart Life.

Real Estate

Joe Manausa presents Real Estate Supply And Demand | Tallahassee Real Estate Blog posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, “It really isn’t that hard to tell where the real estate market is heading. All we need to do is take a quick re-examination of Economics 101 and realize that Supply and Demand actually do matter in the real estate market.”

Joe Manausa presents What is a RSS Subscription? posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, “Have you ever noticed that anytime you read a blog, there is a Subscription Button that encourages you to subscribe to it? Well, I have been questioned about this often enough to recognize that most readers do not understand how RSS works and why bloggers should continue to explain it in order to expand their subscribers list.”

Don presents Investors Snatching Up Bargains In Las Vegas Real Estate Market posted at Las Vegas Real Estate, saying, “Fair weather investors are sitting on the sideline waiting for the markets to upturn before they invest. Wise investors are out in the field and finding plenty of bargains. One such marketer many are finding good deals in is the Las Vegas Real Estate market. Take a look at what you can expect in this bargain rich city.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of a carnival of everything home using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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4 responses to “Blog Carnival of Everything Home – Last Edition for 2008

  1. Thanks for including my blog post in this carnival. Merry Christmas.
    So You Want To Be a Banquet Manager

  2. Thank you for submitting an article to the carnival. And a very Merry Christmas to you also.


  3. What a fab summary of some seriously great posts…need a few coffee breaks (fairtrade and organic of course) to wade through it all 🙂 and I will be sure to follow the carnival’s progress. Good job hosting 🙂



  4. Thank you, Al. Your comment gives me the incentive to continue these carnivals in the coming year.

    Happy Holidays to All

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