My Super Market Encounter

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So, I never thought I would be followed in the supermarket but it happened. I was shopping at Harris Teeters. I had out my Madame Deals Coupon Solution, my daughter, snacks, toys, and my shopping list. I was off to a good start throwing free or really cheap items galore into my cart. I got my 20 items and then gathered all my other groceries. I have such limited time that I rarely go to more than one store a week so I have to get everything we need at once. My order rang up at $189.09. Then I ...

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The Valentine's Day Edition: How do you show Love in your house?

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The best thing about being a child is they innately love. I have to say that has been the greatest joy that I have experienced as a parent is watching the way my children show love. Today, is the day of love. So, in its honor I invite you to embrace who you are and give yourself permission to be just you. The person that you are is not only good enough, but great. Here are some ideas that we use in our house to show our  children love : 1) Love notes: I make picture notes for my son and leave ...

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We are on the Road to Blissdom

Amee and I are on the road today to a blogging conference in Nashville Tennessee called Blissdom. We are so excited and giddy! We will be able to meet some fantastic bloggers that we work with and many that we have admired. Meeting these fabulous women in person is such a pleasure. We have the honor of having dinner with Tara and Mandi, attending Savvy Blogging, meeting other network contributors and Heather from Inexpensively, chatting with Ann in person and meeting Renae's blogging mentor ...

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Friday Fails: Menu Plan & Cleaning

It has been a very busy week for me. Getting ready for Blissdom has me hustling and bustling. I will be away from my family for four days. If I want my boys to eat something other than pancakes, waffles and macaroni & cheese, then I need to get cooking! Yes, last week my husband made waffles for dinner and then the very next morning pancakes...a little syrup and butter overload! So, in all of my preparation for next week, I did not make a menu plan for this week. We have just been winging ...

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Friday Fails: Oranges & Dinner Timeline

Husband: "What kind of oranges did you buy?" Me: "What do you mean? Regular oranges." Husband: "I have never seen an orange like this. Something is wrong with it!" I came over to look at this mysterious orange and discovered I had bought blood oranges by mistake! My husband had never heard of such a thing and was concerned about the state of the orange. The unfortunate thing is that they are a bit to tart for my boys. The other fail this week- my oven was turned off midway though cooking a ...

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Making a Pot Roast for the Dogs

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One of my goals for Madame Deals is to keep it real. I am not perfect, nor is Amee. I am learning on this frugal adventure on a daily basis. This week I had a BIG fail. As many of you know, I have been participating in the pantry challenge. Before I started the challenge, I went shopping for meat. That is one thing we had little of in our freezer stockpile. I bought a beautiful roast. With little room in my fridge, it ended up in the bottom drawer. Can you guess? Yes, I forgot about the roast! ...

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E-mail Subscribers: Important Note

Thank you so much to all of our e-mail subscribers. When we first started Madame Deals we didn’t know exactly what we were doing! When we set up the e-mail subscription, we used the e-mail address starting with ameefree@; which is Amee’s junk mail account. We would like to change the e-mail address to madamedeals at gmail dot com. That way we can receive all of the e-mails you reply too! Tomorrow the e-mail will be changed. We are hopeful that it will not change anything on your end. Please know ...

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2010 Blogging Goals for Madame Deals

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There are several goals that Madame Deals has in mind for 2010. In a month we will be off to Nashville for BlissDom, our first blogging conference. While in Nashville, we will be attending the Savvy Blogging dinner and round table discussion with 75 other bloggers. It is our intention to come back from this conference full of knowledge, new relationships and ideas to better improve Madame Deals. Blogging Goals: Reduce the Clutter: We are still learning the ins and outs of blog design, writing ...

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Favorite Posts at Madame Deals for 2009

Madame Deals was created in April 2009 and we are so thankful for all of you that have stuck with us as we figure out the blogging world! We are also grateful for all of our new readers. Madame Deals has come a long way since April and we are looking forward to changes and growth in 2010. In case you missed some of our posts, below you will find a list of our favorite posts in 2009! Learning the Grocery Store Cycle: There is a six week cycle to grocery store sales. Stockpile Organization: Get ...

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Amee's New Years Resolution

So they say if you do not announce it, you will not do it. I am going to look at the bright side of everything. I will embrace the unexpected and live up to the challenges that it may bring. I hope you all stay safe and may 2010 be a year filled with love, health, and happiness! Here are my smart goals: SO I Realized I should have money savings goals since that is what we teach around here. We intend to buy a new to us car. We have the money to pay cash for the car already. We may take out a ...

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