ASK A Blogger: Screenshot and Screencast

  One of the handy tools in blogging to the ability to make a screenshot and a screencast. A screenshot is capturing something shown on your computer screen to a static image file. You are taking a snapshot (or picture) of your computer screen. A Screencast is capturing a recording of your computer screen accompanied by audio. The audio is a commentary of what is happening on the screen as it occurs. Once you have taken a Screenshot of your computer screen, you can crop the image (if ...

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Frugal Kid Fun: Egyptian Cartouche

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Are you looking for something Cheap and Fun to do with your kids? Well Madame Deals will be adding a weekly column written by Sharon at Mom on Dealz and Heather at Living on Love and Cents. I will occasionally add my 2 cents since I am a certified Special Education and Regular education teacher. If you want or need modifications let me know in the comment section. As a former teacher I love doing crafts with my son and integrating learning into them. Each week I bring you a craft that is fun, ...

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Budget Travel: Family Vacation Travel on a Budget

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Family Vacation Travel Tips Traveling is something we do for fun, but it can also be good for your sanity. When you are young and have a lot of expendable income, it’s easy to fit into your life, but as you get older and your family grows, travel expenses multiply. While you make more than you did (hopefully), you also have bills and obligations that might make budgets tight. You have some extra money, but you don’t feel like it’s enough to go anywhere. Maybe you take weekend trips, go ...

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Crafting with Kids

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!! EMBRACE THE MESS!!! How many times have you thought “I’d love to do an art project with my child(ren) today” but then quickly you change your mind. Why? Because of the HUGE mess that will ...

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Chutzpah: I Quit my job

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 ...

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Karla's Korner: Costumes

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! Costumes… This past week was full of celebrations and make believe. Of course, we celebrated my ...

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ASK A Blogger: Sponsor me

    We talk last week about how to make the most of the conference. We skipped a step how can you afford to go? We need to talk about how to get a sponsor.I actually budget for my conferences and I have set aside funds. I plan to pay my way unless I receive a sponsor. It is true in life that there isn't going to be an advertiser that asks you to take their money so you can grow your business. That is why you need to ask people. I know gulp. How do you ask someone to sponsor you? The first thing ...

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Frugal Kid Fun: Candy Corn Person

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Are you looking for something Cheap and Fun to do with your kids? Well Madame Deals will be adding a weekly column written by Sharon at Mom on Dealz and Heather at Living on Love and Cents. I will occasionally add my 2 cents since I am a certified Special Education and Regular education teacher. If you want or need modifications let me know in the comment section. October 30th is National Candy Corn Day and who doesn't love that stuff?!? I know I sure love the it! Every week Momondealz ...

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Chutzpah: Two spot parker

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 ...

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ASK A Blogger

If you missed last weeks article we answered questions about moving your site. Amee wrote previously about Tips for a First Blogging Conference. But what do you do if your shy and worried you won't get enough out of the trip? While I've only attended 2 conferences, I have 3 tips that worked well for me (although people that don't know me may have no idea that I was actually quite talkative): 1. Room with someone you're comfortable with. If you will be sharing a room, make sure you are ...

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