How to Pick the Perfect Gift?

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Disclosure: I was recently asked by The J.M Smucker Company to create some unique tips for using Dunkin' Donuts Coffee and I wanted to share it with you. How to pick the perfect gift? I have been told for many years that I am an expert in gift giving. I guess it is a skill, but I like to think it is from being observant and listening to people. We all know I like to shop on a budget, so I go for thoughtful gifts over expensive gifts. I remember in college one of the best gifts I ever ...

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How to Score Designer Gifts for Yourself

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Freedom for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Tips and Tricks on How to Score Designer Gifts for Yourself What if I told you my favorite designer purse didn't cost a thing? No, I didn't steal it. It was a gift from myself. What if I told you I like to use my Chase Freedom card to earn rewards for myself? One way to achieve financial success is to spend your money more effectively. It is imperative to use your rewards to your ...

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Should I Buy a Home Warranty

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Disclosure: I received compensation on behalf of American Home Shields for this post but all opinions expressed here are mine. Should I Buy a Home Warranty I have a little story to tell. It is a story that has drama, excitement, despair, hope, and a happy ending. The ending could have been horrible if it wasn't for one saving grace. I was having a particularly good day. I pop some clothes in the wash. I put the dishes in the dishwasher. I loaded all three children in the car and they even had ...

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How to Become a Successful Business Woman

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How to Become a Successful Business Woman I have had a lot of people ask me how to be a successful business woman. It's hard to balance being mom, wife, and business owner and then throw in the teacher, school board member, soccer mom, friend, cook, baker, plans maker, and the list goes on. Do I think it is harder for women to be successful? The answer is two-fold, but I do believe it is more difficult to be successful as a female. I still believe stereotypes exist. I also know that women ...

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Easy Laundry Hacks

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ARM & HAMMER™ plus OxiClean™ Power PAKS I am sure you can relate this is why I hate laundry. 1) Even though my kids have a laundry basket, they do not use it 2) Laundry is never ending unless you are a nudist you will always have another load 3) We can't seem to keep our socks together, so we have a sock bag 4) When my husband does the laundry that is almost always, he is men clean. He does so on the dining room table. We now call it the laundry table. Yes, we do have a ...

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How to Achieve Financial Freedom?

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Freedom. All opinions are 100% mine. How to Achieve Financial Freedom? Do you have a goal when it comes to your financial life? We have one; we want to retire by 50. Is it possible? The truth is by making smart decisions and putting our money to work, we believe we can do it. With the "making your money work for you" concept in mind, I’d like to share this trick. It’s easy and free. Chase Freedom recently launched the Chase Freedom ...

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Relationship Advice

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Relationship Advice: List of Demands Hi, Friends- Over the past couple of weeks, we have had a theme to our chats, and it has been conscience of our choices and the impact they have on others. I do think it is important to think about others, but it is important to take care of yourself. I am known for being demanding. I used to think that was a bad thing but then if you look at what I demand it is really what everyone should demand of the people around them. I know demand has a negative ...

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Get Organized with Marie Kondo and Ebay Valet

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of eBay and The Motherhood . All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Get Organized with Marie Kondo and Make Money with eBay Valet We have been talking about me a lot. I told you I am working on my mind, body, and spirit. I am also working on creating a space of my own. I find that my life is cluttered with responsibilities and stuff. I have so much stuff I can't see what is important. This need ...

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Real Advice Gal Life Hacks

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Real Advice Gal Life Hacks Real life can be messy, tricky, and sometimes down right tough. So we are sharing our Real Gal Advice for making life a little less messy, a little bit easier, and a lot more fun. Check back often for our favorite tips, tricks, and life hacks. Prevent ice or frost from forming in your car windshield, windows and side-mirrors by making this simple solution. Just mix one part water, one part vinegar, one part 70% Isopropyl Alcohol and 1/4 teaspoon of Dawn ...

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5 Ways to Make Money From Home

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Get Paid Quick - 5 Ways to Make Money From Home  Get Paid Quick Do you want to stay home? I work from home and I have for the last ten years. I have figured out a way to add to our household income without leaving my home. I sometimes think I have lost my sanity because working at home is often a lot on top of being a parent. I happen to have a very frugal husband and I have a Kate Spade problem. I have however figured out a way to find Kate Spade Cheap and I also figured out a way to make ...

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