Chutzpah: Strange or a Stranger?

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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Gavel Babble: Forget Me Not…

I would like to introduce a new article series. My friend Miranda “Mandy” is a legal wizard with a unique perspective on love, life, and the law. I enjoy reading her articles and I hope you do as well. Amee   Forget Me Not… “Good night, Daddy!” were the words that echoed in my head as my 6 year old scurried off to bed and quickly shut the door.  I paused. Where’s my hug?  Where’s my good night?  I didn’t get a kiss! I tip toed into her bedroom to see her brushing her teeth.  “No good ...

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Karla's Korner: Silence

I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy! Silence…. While sorting laundry and checking pockets, I pulled out a tiny piece of paper from the ...

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ASK A Blogger: Plugins

After spending a few weeks talking about how to make money blogging, we're stepping back into posts about blogging itself. Amee and I both use Wordpress and couldn't be happier about making the switch. One of the fantastic features about Wordpress is all the plug-ins available to help make your site run smoother and to help you make the most efficient use of your time. Below are some of our favorite Wordpress Plugin's: - WPtouch- A plugin which formats your site with a mobile theme for ...

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Frugal Kid Fun: Easter Project

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Are you looking for something Cheap and Fun to do with your kids? Well Madame Deals will be adding a weekly column written by Sharon at Mom on Dealz and Heather at Living on Love and Cents. I will occasionally add my 2 cents since I am a certified Special Education and Regular education teacher. If you want or need modifications let me know in the comment section. Thank you for the great idea! A friend of mine wrote me this email and I thought I would share it with you all for this weeks Frugal ...

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Ask an Accountant: Last Minute Reminders

This column is brought to us by Sharon from Mom on a Dealz. Madame Deals Inc. uses her husband as our business and personal accountant and gives him 5 stars. He is available for questions and was a pleasure to work with! Some of you may not know due to Emancipation Day, the Tax Deadline has been extended to Monday April 18th. Here are some last minute reminders for those of you who have waited until the last minute. 1. You can still make a 2010 tax deductible IRA contribution until ...

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Fashion Friday: Packing for a trip

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! The worst ...

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Chicago Travel: Madame Deals Style

Okay, So it is girl's weekend Happy Birthday Alpha Xi Delta! We decided every year that my sisters and myself would meet up for a weekend of fun. I save all year. I turned in my get out of jail card and flew to Chicago. I hope to share my tips and trips for how to have a five star trip on a 2 star budget. I am writing this watching a plasma TV from my lovely hotel room located downtown. I will tell you how I scored a 5 star hotel for $100.00 a night. Tip 1: Pick a date as far advance as ...

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Chicago Travel: Madame Deals Style

The girl's trip we all need one! I need one every year for the weekend. We picked a date that was easy for all of us to remember the weekend of our sorority's birthday since that is where we all met. I suggest picking a city that has easy access to airports and mass transit. The easiest way to save money on transportation is to go to a place where there are options galore!   Tip 1 Planning ...

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Working Mom What's For Dinner: Garlic Porkchops

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I added in the carrots to this recipe. I found this recipe was easy to make. I have to say all of Erin's recipes so far have had limited amount of ingredients that I am able to pull right out of my freezer and stockpile. I am also able to look like a super cook on a limited budget with limited time. If you haven't seen Erin's  $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook it is under $10 on Amazon. This is a great book to teach us all how to cook and stay under our budget. The best part is our contest so that you too ...

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