How to take better pictures with your phone

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How to take better pictures with your phone Want to learn how to take better pictures with your phone? Keep reading! Most people nowadays don't even have cameras. With the camera technology used in phones today, why would we? We can take quality pictures using our phones, and we don't have to lug a camera around with us everywhere, just in case there is a perfect photo opp. So here are some of my tips and tricks on how to take better pictures with your phone!  How to take better ...

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Carpet Cleaning Tips

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Carpet Cleaning Tips Carpet Cleaning Tips-I don't know about you, but having 3 cats and a very messy 5 year old does horrible things to my cream colored carpet. Having a professional come out and clean our carpets is just not in our budget. So I tried some at home carpet cleaning tips and now I'm going to share with you the ones that worked the best! Carpet Cleaning Tips for your whole house: Carpets need to be vacuumed once a week or more in areas of heavy traffic. Frequent ...

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Rings On A Shoestring: Planning A Wedding On A Budget

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Planning A Wedding On A Budget Are you planning your wedding? MadameDeals together with other bloggers in our group called The Money Mavens brings you our ebook, the Rings On A Shoestring: Planning A Wedding On A Budget. This book is a compilation of frugal tips to plan wedding events on a budget. We share our personal experience in planning our weddings, making this a useful resource for inspiring you from doing invitations, venue, wedding dress, wedding favors, floral arrangements, songs to ...

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father's Day Gift Ideas Father's day gift ideas can be difficult after you exhaust the "normal" gift ideas. We have tried a few different gifts over the years. Many ideas for Father's day include ties, socks, handkerchiefs, belt, tie shaped/ decorated cake, framed pictures, pictures with recordable frames, remote control holder, coin holder, pocketknife, car 'toys' (sunvisor holder, music cd's, car coffee cup). The following gifts are a couple of unique ones that we enjoy giving and can not ...

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How to Spring Clean your Closet

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How to Spring Clean your Closet Spring Clean What you Need: Permanent Marker 4 Trash Bags (preferably White) or boxes How to Organize: Before we start taking everything out, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Keep only items you have worn in the past year. Don’t keep anything that has holes (if you haven’t repaired it by now, you probably will not get to it), missing buttons or ties. Don’t keep anything that might fit in a few months (don’t kid yourself, get it out). Sell ...

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Summer Saving Tips: Doing Kids Haircut

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Summer Saving Tips Summer is a great time to learn to cut your child or children's hair. If your learning curve is wide and slow then the children are not as likely to be teased due to the lack of school! Also, cutting boys' hair is easier in the summer because generally speaking it is cooler to have shorter "buzzed" type cuts! Girls haircuts can easily be disguised as long as it fits into a ponytail!. One tool that we have found to be wonderful for a boy's basic haircut is a set of ...

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Spring Savings Inside and Out

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Spring Savings Spring Savings Inside and Out Tips We have been on a tight budget after moving into our new to us home here in CT two years ago. I have found a lot of ways to save. One is on our mulch. Our local Bulky Waste dump has mulch and they will even load it in your truck. This time of year they only have single shredded mulch, but when it comes to free versus $11/bag or $24/scoop I can live with single shredded. I don’t think it looks bad at all it also seems to last longer. Take a ...

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Frugal Living Ideas: 5 Tips on Living on 30000 or Less

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Frugal Living Ideas Living on 30000 or Less   5 Tips on living on 30000 or less I have a larger than average family, there are 7 of us, and I like to pride myself in living a little differently than everyone else. We have one income, provided by my husband, and I like to think that part of my job is making the very most of his paycheck. Over the years, we have become expert and making a dollar stretch into more buying power than anyone thought possible. Frugal Living Ideas I'd ...

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Hosting a Cookout on a Budget

hosting a cookout on a budget

Hosting a Cookout on a Budget Hosting a Cookout on a Budget-I love that the weather it's starting to get warm, that means it's time for flip flops, swimming, and cookouts! What is better than rounding up some friends and throwing some burgers on the grill? Nothing!  You get to enjoy being outside in the fresh air, and the clean up is much easier! Cookouts are a great way to spend your summer days, and here are some tips for hosting a cookout on a budget to make it even better! Here are ...

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How to cure a Sore Throat Naturally

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How to cure a Sore Throat Naturally How to cure a Sore Throat Naturally-  Springtime is here! And we all know what that means, springtime colds and allergies. There are plenty of things that can make your have a sore throat, Like allergies, sickness, smoking, singing, dry air, and even acid reflux. So the chances of you getting a sore throat soon, are pretty good. Check out these natural ways to cure a sore throat that may keep you away from the pharmacy counter or doctors office! Here ...

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