Gearing Up for the Holidays: Hot Toys

I am a year round shopper when it comes to Christmas gifts. I am happy to report that I have several people on my list already done! Last year I made a vital mistake when it came to shopping for my nephews. They are older than my boys and into pre-teen type toys. They really wanted the Mindflex last year. I wanted to be the "cool aunt" and get it for them. It was in my budget for them if I made it a shared gift. Problem- by the time I started looking for the Mind Flex they were out of stock … [Read more...]

Polenta Recipe

I try each week to tackle motherhood, working, co-owning a business and trying to be creative in the kitchen. I have come a long way from thinking you boil the water for 7 minutes then you add the pasta sauce. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. I would have a super picture for you of this great meal but I didn't have the card in my camera as I snapped away.  Yes, I am embarrassed to admit that but I got the family fed. This recipe was submitted by Heather.  This was super yummy and … [Read more...]

Chutzpah: Your password is what?

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 … [Read more...]

Tips For Saving Money at the Grocery Store

How to Save Money at the Grocery Store This Fall by Mrs. Not Made of Money I am so excited that Fall is here. We can even feel a small break to the Summer heat here in Florida, although I don't know what's up with those pesky lovebugs. They are in abundance right now and usually this time of year they are not readily found. Anyway, I love seeing the pumpkins and gourds in the grocery stores and I know it won't be too long before the holidays will be upon us. I'm trying to keep tabs on my … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Butterfinger Snackerz Halloween Candy

Nestle Butterfinger came out with e new candy this year- Butterfinger Snackerz. These are bite size Butterfinger pieces that are pretty yummy! Butterfinger wants to make sure that one Madame Deals reader has some Butterfinger Snackerz to pass out for FREE this Halloween! Giveaway The prize is 4 fun size bags of Butterfinger Snackerz (16 pouches inside) OR 2 boxes of full size pouches (24 pouches inside) based on the availability. Please leave a separate comment for each method of entry. There … [Read more...]

Ask A PTO Mom

  I have been on a PTA or a PTO for years now. I have been on the teacher side and now the parent side and I encourage you to do the same. I read the articles on the internet often and watch the news and the stories involving today’s youth. There is almost always have one thing in common with the children who are in the trouble. They are struggling in school or they have dropped out of school. What can we do to fix this? How can we as a society become more proactive? The answer is simple it … [Read more...]

Grilled Pesto Turkey Panini Recipe

Grilled Pesto Turkey Panini Recipe This sandwich sounds so good! I love pesto and sandwiches are a meal we have often when running to soccer practice. Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! On a recent trip to Nags Head, I had one of the most delicious bagel sandwiches of my life. Now, I have to say, the breakfast bagels in New York City were superb (of course), but this bagel sandwich I had at the beach was unique and easy to duplicate at … [Read more...]

Fashion Friday

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! What are the … [Read more...]

Animal Planet Collector’s Edition Monkey Costume $9.99

If you are searching for Halloween costumes, checkout Buy Costumes online. Buy Costumes offers costumes for infants, kids and adults. They have a large selection along with several sale items. Check back regularly as they offer new sale items each day! Today I see the Animal Planet Collector's Edition Monkey Costume for just $9.99. The original price is $59.99. This costume looks warm and cozy for a cool Fall night! Purchases over $40 ship for FREE! If you are looking for ways to save on … [Read more...]

Harris Teeter Deals Are Up

This is a reminder that the Harris Teeter deals are up on the Madame Deals Store Deals site. From now on you will find all of the Harris Teeter deals and updates HERE. If you want to subscribe for FREE email or RSS Feed updates there are two options for the store deals. Store Deals Subscriptions: Store Deals Plus Regular Madame Deals Posts Store Deals Only … [Read more...]

Easy Spirit: 20% off Sale Items

If you are in need of shoes, Easy Spirit is having a friends and family event. Take 20% off sale items or 30% off regular priced items. The discount is taken automatically at checkout. Shipping is a flat rate of $5. Sale ends October 3, 2010. The above Ultan shoes are on $15.99 after the extra 20% off. The normal retail price was $69. There are several styles of shoes on sale- from athletic to dress shoes. Plus they have purses! … [Read more...]