Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Reception Options

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Want to cut wedding costs or maybe just tired of the traditional wedding reception and wants something new and untraditional then check out these wedding reception options! Picnic Reception: Perfect for spring, summer or fall weddings. Get everyone outdoors for a more relaxed atmosphere. Picnic food will typically be cheaper than what would be served at a traditional wedding dinner or buffet. If you don't have much guest, you can even prepare the food yourself. ...

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Cheesy Potatoes and Sausage Recipe

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Cheesy Potatoes and Sausage Recipe   Dinner Worthy Cheesy Potatoes with Meat 8 cups idaho potatoes, peeled, boiled and cut into cubes when cool 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour 4 cups milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 lb Velveeta cheese, diced 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 2 packs or 2 lbs of beef bratwurst (other options: chopped ham, skinless sausage, cheesy bratwurst) ...

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Chuggington Die-Cast Railway from TOMY Review

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What can change a two year old's world? How about a new train set. The best part is it is easy for me to put together and take apart. It is lightweight and travels well. I love that it keeps my son busy. It engages his logical thinking as he tries to put the tracks together. He enjoys playing with the train and he has even convinced his older brother to help him build the tracks. I was pleasantly surprised that my daughter also gravitated to the train. She is 4 and she found just as much joy in ...

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Personal Assistant Stories

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Okay so you are stuck and can't talk. You need something done quick. You have two options: Live Chat or You can text your request This request was a voice call. I used my handy dandy Time Dog application on my phone.   Note: I didn't want to put my address on the internet so I said my current location. You will need to tell them your actual location. They are awesome but they do not read minds. Request: I have a personal assistant to complete all my tasks so I decided with all ...

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Brake repair comparison cost

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Okay so you are stuck and can't talk. You need something done quick. You have two options: Live Chat or You can text your request This request was a text. I used my handy dandy Time Dog application on my phone. Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: Request: Is this the answer you expected I would receive? ...

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Karla’s Korner: The Importance of a Chosen Family

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! The Importance of a Chosen Family… This past week my husband and children surprised me with a ...

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KidsEmail Review and Giveaway

Being a mom I want to introduce my kids to the latest technology and since everything is done online now I know that it is important for them to learn how to use email. I want to give them their own email accounts, unfortunately free and regular email accounts are not safe for kids, some have inappropriate ads and even indecent spam messages. If I'm going to give my kids an email account to use, I want one that is 100% safe for kids and one that I can monitor. I found the solution with ...

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Ask A Marathon Mommy – Running with Asthma: Just Breathe

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Last summer, I developed a respiratory illness that I couldn't shake. It started with a cold that traveled into my chest, and it kept getting worse and worse. I had a tight cough that kept me awake at night. My chest hurt. And after about two weeks, I was struggling to take a deep breath. I had no energy. My friends told me that I looked pale and sickly. Everything felt off. I was alarmed enough to visit a walk-in clinic on a Sunday afternoon. I'd had similar respiratory illnesses in the past ...

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ASK A Blogger: Pinterest

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Pinterest What is Pinterest and should I be using it. The answer is it is a virtual pin board. The answer to should you be using it is yes. The problem is how do you use it quickly on your site. The resolution is this link to Pinterest. The combination of the plug in and this video will allow you to easily share your photos with others. It is true that some of us are visual learners. We all require inspiration and Pinterest has the ability to gather your visual inspirations for you. I have just ...

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Ask a Nurse: Not Tonight, Dear…

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Not tonight, dear... Before I get into the subject of headaches, I want to thank Madame Deals for having me as her featured health writer for one year this month! I can hardly believe it has been that long already! You dear readers have been with me through the death of several ones dear to my heart and blessed me with your comments and readership! I am beginning another journey in a few short days. You may remember my post on zero deductible  healthcare where I described my experience as a ...

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