Helpful Heather’s Cool as a Cucumber!

Lemon water

Cool as a Cucumber There are a couple of things I have noticed lately. The first is that although my family loves cucumbers, they are coming out of our garden at a faster rate than we can eat them in salads, scooped out with peanut butter in the middle as a snack, or even as the occasional beauty treatment for puffy eyes. The next thing that I have noticed is that even though it is hot out, I have not been overly good at drinking all the water that I should in a day. Enter my first tip. Cut the … [Read more...]

Let's Make up for FREE

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Rite Aid Looking good for free or close to it! Here at Madame deals we like to get out beauty products for free or close to it. Why? Well we would rather spend our money on other things. Wouldn't you? Rite Aid has single check rebates (SCR). Make sure you bring along a $5/$25 purchase coupon. Also, the August SCRs start this week. Makes sure you enter July’s receipts and request your check! Single Check Rebate Deals Herbal Essence Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler $3.00, get $2 SCR wyb 2 -$1.00 … [Read more...]

Library: A Great Resource for the Whole Family

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We talk a lot about our families and saving money. We also talk about educating ourselves and our children. The best place to do both of those things is the library. The library is the best place to save money. How? Well they have books, movies, video games, free internet, and community activities. How do I save money? Well, I use the library. I read books very quickly and I was spending hundreds of dollars on books. I now go online and reserve my books and I the library calls me when they are … [Read more...]

I Survived Harris Teeter Super Doubles With 2 Kids

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At least that is what I feel like my shirt should say today! I sorted my coupons last night and realized that there are a ton that I would like to use at Harris Teeter for Super Doubles. With the limitation of 20 coupons per day, I knew I was going to have to drag my boys along and makes several trips. Today was trip one. I am so thankful for being organized as my boys were pushed to the limit today. I had other stops today before  Harris Teeter. They were ready for nap when we finally made it … [Read more...]

Helpful Heather's Tuesday Tips: Conserving Ultilities

Conserving Utilities As I mentioned a couple of weeks back, we as mom's wear many hats and there is a variety of things that fall under the umbrella of our responsibility. In my house, one of those things is trying to look for ways to conserve (time, money, energy) so that we might be able to pool our resources elsewhere. I learned long ago, that I only have 24 hours in my day - same as everyone else - however, if I approach the use of that time, wisely, then at the end of my day I am feeling … [Read more...]

Is "Easy" Better?

Yesterday I was out grocery shopping for a party I had last night. As I was going through the store, I was organizing in my head the many things I had to do before five o'clock. I wondered into the meat department thinking, "get chicken that is ready to go; make it easy". I had planned on chicken kabobs. Right there staring at me was kabobs already done. I was tempted but then looked at the price. Doing some quick math, I realized that it was not worth spending the majority of my grocery budget … [Read more...]

Helpful Heather makes a list

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Organizing & Taking Stock I am a list maker. Always have been, probably always will be. I say it is because I can't remember all that I have to do, when in reality, I have been a list maker as long as I can remember. I guess some people just are. That got me to thinking though; how do others of you manage some of the things in your house?  Summer is winding down for us here and the kiddos are going to be in school in less than a month (I know, collective groan from all the kiddos out … [Read more...]

A Fabulous Day Trip

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Sensible Saver Sunday If you live in Virginia or ever come for a visit, then you have to take a trip to the Virginia Safari Park. We took a day trip today and had a wonderful time. We actually did not spend that much money either. We started the day getting a free breakfast at Burger King. My husband had two free breakfast croissant coupons he had won from a previous trip to Burger King. The bonus, on our receipts it says to call for a survey and you can earn a free whopper. Hummm, I wonder … [Read more...]

Helpful Heather & Safety

We as moms wear many hats. I have heard it said - especially around Mother's Day - that if we were to be paid for all the jobs that we do for our family, that we would be the highest paid group of people. Think about it. You are organizer, cook, maid, laundry lady, nurturer, financial planner, travel agent,nurse, party planner, and so much more. With all of that going on, I look for some short cuts to help me do the jobs that I need and want to do for my family. Under the category of … [Read more...]