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I had the pleasure of attending a conference a couple of weeks ago. It was a food blogger conference which really isn't my "area". I however met some really wonderful bloggers and I may have learned a few tricks int he kitchen. These bloggers have abilities in the kitchen that I can only dream of or pay for. I met Heidi and I was impressed with her business sense and talent. She is a true star. If you want to see some of her work. I would check out her free food magazine. It is called the ...

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White Elephant Party Rules

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White Elephant Party Rules White Elephant Party Rules This game is sometimes called a Gift Swap, Yankee Swap, Black Santa, Chinese Gift Exchange, Dirty Santa, Greedy Punter, Thieves' Christmas or Naughty Santa. The objective is to come home with the gift you want and leave one you do not want. The gift can be new or used. It can be bought or created it can not be stolen. Well that is until you play the game. The first thing you need to do is invite 6 or more people to play. You will ...

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White Elephant Gift Ideas

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Do you need White Elephant Gift Ideas? The White Elephant Party is also known as Gift Swap, Yankee Swap, Black Santa, Chinese Gift Exchange, Dirty Santa, Greedy Punter, Thieves' Christmas or Naughty Santa. It really doesn't matter what you call it the purpose is the same to have fun. The game is played in many ways and it usually requires at least 6 players. You can read our how to play the White Elephant Party if you need some tips. Here are some White Elephant Gift Ideas provided by my ...

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Upcycle Your Used Candles

Upcycle Your Used Candles

Up-cycle Your Used Candles I get very disappointed when the wicks on my candles burn out and I have candle wax left. I hate throwing it away even though I have a closet full of candles in every shape and size. Some may just see leftover useless wax but I see $$$. This weekend I accidentally ruined my favorite jar candle because I had left it on the oven while I baked for 6 hours.I almost threw it away out of frustration when I had an idea. ...

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Holiday Gifts at BJ ‘s Wholesale

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You can see our BJ WholesAle Store review if you have never visited there before. I know a lot of people think of BJ’s Wholesale Club as just a place for your household requirements. We are avid shoppers at wholesale clubs because they have some many wonderful things at amazing prices. I know this holiday you are trying to get the best value for your money. You are trying to find unique gifts for everyone on your list. There isn't a place that has more options from tires to video games and kids ...

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Crafting with Kids: Winter Fun

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The snow is upon us (at least temporarily) and I have to admit…I am far from excited to be outside playing in the snow. My daughter on the other hand, is so excited to see the snow! There was hardly a dusting on the ground and she pulled out all of her snow gear and was ready to go outside! So, I was on a search to find things to do outside besides the typical winter activities. ...

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Karla’s Korner: In Memory

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! In Memory…. In the wake of the horrible events in Connecticut this week I find myself at a total ...

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Elf On The Shelf Notes

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I have a wicked sense on humor. I decided if my kids get to make wishes so do I. I am going to write a note to Santa and hope he answers my request. I mean if the Elf is leaving each night I might as well get my request in. It is all about knowing the right person!   You can see the one I sent yesterday by clicking on the link below If you are lost on the whole Elf on the Shelf If you want to see my first note for Santa It you want to see cool holiday ideas check out my ...

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Elf on the Shelf Notes

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I decided that our elf also needed to communicate my needs to Santa. I mean he is magically right? We deserve something form the generous Santa. I thought it would be best to attach my own note to our elf Nick in hopes that it does indeed reach Santa. If you have no idea what I am talking about here is the Elf  on the shelf Post. If you agree LIKE this post, comment, and pin the image! Lets have some fun!   ...

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