Chutzpah: Where is your line?

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or ...

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The Art of Negotiating for a Better Deal

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I am learning to negotiate. I have learned to be patient and research products. Impulse buying can bring regret and disappointment. I am still learning the art of asking for a better deal. As a shy person, it is sometimes difficult to assert myself. Stay tuned for my post on Thursday where I did assert myself and ended up saving us $17 a month! Five Tips To Use When Negotiating For A Great Deal by Mrs. Not Made of Money Not all prices are set in stone, especially these days, when many items are ...

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Ask a coupon user: You cut what?

Coupon confession- They are overwhelming. There you have it. Renae admitted she almost lost money by letting her ECBs (CVS money) expire. I did once. I now carry them in my Madame Deals Coupon Solution to remind myself not to forget. I find myself with piles of papers and only a scissors to get myself free. I decided I do not have time to clip every coupon so I click instead. I click HERE and I buy my coupons sorted and shipped to me. I do keep my inserts and only cut what we use monthly. I ...

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Staples Back to School Deals 8/29/10

Staples has some good deals on Back to School items this week. Thanks to Coupon Katarina for these deals. FREE Sharp 10-digit Quiz Calculator – $6.99 = $6.99 Easy Rebate (limit 1) Sage Peachtree Pro Accounting 2011 – $199.99 – $35 instant savings Pay $164.99 Submit for $165 Mail In Rebate Final cost is FREE! Penny Deals (with $5 minimum purchase) Bic Round Stick Ballpoint Pens (8pk) (limit 1) Staples Washable School Glue (limit 2) $0.50 Deals Staples Accel 1-Subject Poly Notebook ...

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Deals around our town: Soccer Supplies

I knew it was coming. I now have a mini-van so I knew being a soccer mom was next. I mean as far as clichés go.  What I didn’t know was what my son needed for Soccer. I went into a store called Total Soccer and they helped me out. If you are local they are in Seminole square in Charlottesville, Virginia. I got my oldest  a pair of Nike cleats, 2 pairs of socks that already contain the shin guards , and a size 3 ball for $56.00. I thought I would send some business to the great gentlemen who ...

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Tomato Thief & Garden Update

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It has been awhile since I have given you a garden update. We had one of the best garden's we have ever had! Unfortunately with the heat we had many of the plants are dead now. I am already missing the zucchini and yellow squash. Thankfully I froze some for use this winter. Our Bell Pepper and Tomato plants still look really good and are producing. My basil and rosemary are doing well too. The problem is I have a tomato thief! I think the squirrels are coming and taking the tomatoes as they ...

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The Ultimate Leftover Makeover: Lo Mein Recipe

Lo Mein Recipe I love Chinese food! I often make Lo Mein with leftover tidbits of meat. It is a great way to stretch a small amount of meat! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Lo mein is the ultimate leftover makeover. You can use your family’s favorite meat and veggies to make this quick, one skillet meal. I typically use pork or chicken and the combination of vegetables varies throughout the year. In the spring and summer, use fresh ...

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Fashion Friday: The story of the $2,000.00 jeans

I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I encourage you to get rid of all the items in your closet that you do not wear. They cloud up your options to make really great outfits because you can't see your clothes! If they are in good condition sell the at a consignment store or a place like Plato's closet, or host a clothing swap. Clothing swaps are a blast! I know you ...

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Couponing Confession of a Working Mom

I have a confession, I let my CVS Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) expire! Gasp! I know! $10 expired. And one more tiny confession. I let $2 in +UP Rewards from Rite Aid expire too! Ughh! Really frustrated with myself. Why? I have been busy working and taking care of my boys. I have not needed anything at any of the drugstores as my stockpile of health & beauty items is huge. Yes, I could have made money and gotten several items for free over the last few weeks. Time is precious though. I do ...

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Canning Peaches

Last week I canned peaches as I do every summer. If you have ever wanted to try canning, I wrote a guest post over at A Few Shortcuts on the process. Sliced peaches freeze well too! This is the perfect time of year to preserve fresh peaches for the winter months. Here are the Steps for Canning Peaches: 1. Firm but ripe peaches are perfect for canning. Here's a tip, Cling Free peaches are easier to can because the pit is easy to remove. 2. Wash the peaches properly and place them in ...

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