Chutzpah: fraudulent emails

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner

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! Going Home Recently my family and I packed the car and headed to North Carolina for a belated … [Read more...]

Gavel Babble:

I would like to introduce a new article series. My friend Miranda “Mandy” is a legal wizard with a unique perspective on love, life, and the law. I enjoy reading her articles and I hope you do as well. Amee Do you know that horrible, banging sound that your washing machine makes when you overload it with clothes and it throws the machine completely off balance? You think to yourself, I knew I should not have put in that over-sized comforter… it was just too much for that machine to handle. … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger

Dana: The Coupon Challenge I started my blog with a free design from The Cutest Blog on the Block. The set up was easy and FREE. There are numerous other sites offering free or cheap templates to give personality to your site. These can be downloaded with little to no expense or design experience. After several months, I had my blogger blog designed by Custom Blog Designs. The rates were reasonable and I loved her designs. Plus, she handled all the design installation with very little … [Read more...]

Easy Way to Earn Gift Cards

A little known, but particularly easy, way to earn gift cards is to register your Visa debit and credit cards with Visa Extras Rewards.  Most banks, including the small one where I bank, participate in the program.  Every time you make a purchase, you are awarded points which can be redeemed for hundreds of items, including gift cards. Many people don't realize it costs nothing to use your Visa debit card as a "credit card."  How many times have you gone to the store and been asked "credit … [Read more...]

Frugal Kid Fun: Have a ball

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I love this Activity that Sharon at Mom on a Dealz created. The reason is simple it is fun and easy to do. It is also cheap. It is important to note that questioning a child brings forth higher learning. When I taught reading I would ask the children questions based on  Bloom's Taxonomy. There is actually a hierarchy of thought associated with processing and retaining information. The use of questions and conversation will deepen a child's understanding of the subject matter. This is a great … [Read more...]

Chutzpah:Your Wonderful

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or … [Read more...]

Karla’s Korner: Love

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! Love: It’s February, the month of love. I decided that since Valentine’s Day is right around the … [Read more...]

Gavel Babble: Morality vs. Mortality Table

I would like to introduce a new article series. My friend Miranda “Mandy” is a legal wizard with a unique perspective on love, life, and the law. I enjoy reading her articles and I hope you do as well. Amee You can see more at Gavel Babble. Morality vs. Mortality Table 90 minutes a day!  Really? That’s it.  Just 90 minutes a day I thought to myself as the radio announcer stated emphatically, that was the amount of time the average [working] mom has to herself every week.  (Side bar: when … [Read more...]

ASK A Blogger: Moving your site … is it a good idea?

You've been blogging awhile. You want to change hosts. You decide to take the plunge. Fear sets in. You know you lack the knowledge or experience to transition yourself but the price of paying someone seems out of reach. What do you do? As two bloggers that have recently moved from Blogger to WordPress, or changed hosts, we'll let you in on a little secret. We had no idea what we were doing either. Dana's Experience: After about a year of blogging, I decided to move from Blogger to … [Read more...]