Things To Add to Your Accident Emergency Bag

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Last Thursday night I was involved in a car accident.  When I look at my car now, I can just say that we are very lucky. This got me to thinking more about what could happen in an accident.  For me I was still conscious.  I was able to call my husband and he was on the scene within about 10 minutes.  I was able to talk to the Emergency responders that came. But if not what would I do.  I do have my phone with ICE but would that be enough.  And how would they know who my doctor was, and which … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Household Uses for Denture Tablets

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Does your favorite coffee mug have so many stains you are embarrassed to use it? Did you stop using your favorite vase because it is too hard to clean? If you answered yes then keep on reading to find out how to say good-bye stains and hello to your favorite coffee mug and vase. Household Uses for Denture Tablets: ***Generic Brand work as well as the name brand*** Fill the following items with hot water and drop in a denture tablet. Wait one hour, wipe out and rinse well. If the opening … [Read more...]

Homemaking Tips: Let’s Do This….Rust or Shine?

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Let’s Do This….Rust or Shine? I know that it seems like one of the hardest things to get rid of is rust. The worst spot for me is the ledge in the shower, however recently I have spotted some in my stainless steel kitchen sink. I looked everywhere for remedies to get rid of rust, and the only thing I came across was lemon juice and salt. Basically you sprinkle the salt over the rust and then squirt (or squeeze if you bought or have fresh lemons) the lemon juice over the rust and let sit for … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Remembering Someone I Never Knew

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! Remembering Someone I Never Knew… As I sat down to share my thoughts for the week, they (my … [Read more...]

Cooking with Children with Disabilities using Chef Boyardee

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I think cooking with kids is awesome! I think working with kids with special needs is inspiring. I created a lesson to use with children with special needs. You can find some awesome recipes using Chef Boyardee Products .  I believe that with the proper instruction every child can be taught to help in the kitchen.  I will provide you with an example of how I would teach making Chef Boyardee’s Mac & Cheese to my children. Cooking is an amazing way to teach necessary life skills and … [Read more...]

Crafting with Kids: Bathroom Arts and Crafts

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Meet Stephanie! She's a 24 year old stay at home Mom, who couldn’t ask for a better blessing than to be home with her daughter!! Their favorite things to do together is working on art projects and they enjoy sharing them with people at Crafting with Bug!! In her free time she enjoys reading and scrapbooking!! I’ve said several times that when it comes to arts and crafts with your little ones you need to ‘think out of the box’. And, I’m sure you are going ‘Yeah, Yeah, Yeah….blah blah…’ but … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: The Game of Life

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 Game of Life… Recently I posted the following status on my Facebook page: “In the past 10 … [Read more...]

Van organization

Trunk organization

I am a mini van mom. I said I would never get one. Then entered baby number three  because life happens and I couldn't help but get a mini van. I mean they make the most sense. The gas mileage was good and I got a super deal on mine. I bought it through USAA.I suggest you contact your bank to see if they have a car buying service. The local dealer could not meet the price I got. I did drive two hours each way but I saved 5,000 so it was worth it. The best part was my husband was amazed by the … [Read more...]