ALL YOU Magazine

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ALL YOU Magazine is out and I am in it! <--- check it out Yeah! The secret is out. I should remind you. I am not a frugal blogger. I am a deal blogger. I know what does that mean? It means I pay myself first and I pay all my bills and then I like to buy the things I want. I do not care how long it takes or if the item is what my husband would consider "Silly". If I want something I will work to save towards buying it. I think ALL YOU magazine if a great place to gather tips to cut your … [Read more...]

The day I realized I was overweight

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The day I realized I was overweight. This is me, (Rachelle, the newest edition to the Madame Deals Team!) on 08/05/12, My birthday. This was the day I realized I was fat. I know some people are thinking..How could you not know that? Well, no one told me, ever. My story is a little different from a lot of other overweight individuals. I was never bullied in high school, I had lots of friends, and no one ever made fun of me for my weight. Sure, I knew that I was bigger than most of my friends, … [Read more...]

Yahoo Shine Entrepreneur

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Dear Friends, Readers, Family, and everyone who supports my vision- I am happy to announce I was select as Yahoos Women who Shines  Top Entrepreneur. I have to say I am tickled pink. There were several categories and I was nominated for one that best describes my intent as a business professional. You see I know I am three people's mom and one person's wife but I also value being my own person. I value having dreams and being defined by my success and tenacity. I never want to be "good … [Read more...]

Thankful

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  I was recently asked to explain why I am Thankful. That is a really loaded question. I really do not have anything not to be thankful for. I learned a long time ago that every minute counts and with every action you should think of the reaction. I know that being thankful isn't as important as setting an example. I know that being a good person helps me to be a better wife and mother. I know that if you look at a problem long enough there is a solution. I am not afraid of the work … [Read more...]

The Power of One:145th Day

This is my journey for a year.  I am starting it to get to know you and perhaps get to know myself better. I want Madame Deals to be a place which you come to because you know you are valued.  We are here to help you make dollar$ out of change. I believe change is hard to accomplish without a team and support. We hope to be your motivational team as you strive towards the life you want. The power of one is my challenge to myself to make a difference. I truly believe every person has the power to … [Read more...]

Noshes: A Little Help & 100 Cut Coupons (CLOSED)

Both my husband and I work jobs where we bring something to eat during our work shift.  A full meal doesn’t usually fit the bill so we pack what we call “noshes.”  Dictionary.com defines “nosh” as: a snack. (From German via Yiddish.) :  I don’t want a nosh. I need a whole meal. It’s origin is from Yiddish nashn “nibble,” from M.H.G. naschen, from O.H.G. hnascon, nascon “to nibble,” from P.Gmc. *khnaskwajanan. Earlier as a noun (1917) meaning “a restaurant,” short for nosh-house. At this point, … [Read more...]

Put One Foot in Front of the Other

I'll admit it ... these days I need a little motivation to do some of the most basic things.  Working two full-time jobs is starting to take its toll.  My house is not filthy but it is far from clean.  The pantry, which used to be fully stocked, is running a little bare.  Fortunately, my husband continues to do the laundry and ironing, make the bed, and transport Missy to where she needs to go. It is time to regroup and make a plan.  Here are the first few things I need to do:  make a basic … [Read more...]

The Power of One:170th Day technology

This is my journey for a year.  I am starting it to get to know you and perhaps get to know myself better. I want Madame Deals to be a place which you come to because you know you are valued.  We are here to help you make dollar$ out of change. I believe change is hard to accomplish without a team and support. We hope to be your motivational team as you strive towards the life you want. The power of one is my challenge to myself to make a difference. I truly believe every person has the power to … [Read more...]

The Power of One:171st Day: Knowledge

This is my journey for a year.  I am starting it to get to know you and perhaps get to know myself better. I want Madame Deals to be a place which you come to because you know you are valued.  We are here to help you make dollar$ out of change. I believe change is hard to accomplish without a team and support. We hope to be your motivational team as you strive towards the life you want. The power of one is my challenge to myself to make a difference. I truly believe every person has the power to … [Read more...]

The Power of One:169th Day energy

This is my journey for a year.  I am starting it to get to know you and perhaps get to know myself better. I want Madame Deals to be a place which you come to because you know you are valued.  We are here to help you make dollar$ out of change. I believe change is hard to accomplish without a team and support. We hope to be your motivational team as you strive towards the life you want. The power of one is my challenge to myself to make a difference. I truly believe every person has the power to … [Read more...]