Chutzpah: Wet Blanket

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: Paying It Forward

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! Paying it Forward…. Have you ever been in a restaurant and noticed someone eating by themselves? ...

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ASK A Blogger

  There are three rules I follow when asking someone for something. 1) Think out your plan of action 2) Determine why you are the best choice 3) Create an impressive presentation If you really want to work with someone then you need to be the best. You have to lead by working hard and earning their trust. You have to win the job. Why? Well if you are going to run an event or contest or represent them at a conference they need to know they can trust you. They need to believe that you ...

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Frugal Kid Fun: Calming Bottle

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Are you looking for something Cheap and Fun to do with your kids? Each week I bring you a craft you can complete with your child that is fun, edcuational, and frugal! When I saw this idea on Pinterest, I knew I had to share it with you! The point of the bottle is to give it to your child when they are having a tantrum or when they need a time out. Calming Bottle Materials: Plastic Bottle Hot Glue Gun Glitter Glue Glitter Water Food Coloring Directions: ...

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Ask an Accountant: Claiming Office Space

This column is brought to us by Sharon from Mom on a Dealz. Madame Deals Inc. uses her husband as our business and personal accountant and gives him 5 stars. He is available for questions and was a pleasure to work with! Remember, if you have a tax question, email my husband who is an experienced accountant at cjwtaxpro@gmail.com Question: I work at home. Can I claim home office as a business expense? Answer: ...

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Noshes: A Little Help & 100 Cut Coupons (CLOSED)

Both my husband and I work jobs where we bring something to eat during our work shift.  A full meal doesn’t usually fit the bill so we pack what we call “noshes.”  Dictionary.com defines “nosh” as: a snack. (From German via Yiddish.) :  I don’t want a nosh. I need a whole meal. It’s origin is from Yiddish nashn “nibble,” from M.H.G. naschen, from O.H.G. hnascon, nascon “to nibble,” from P.Gmc. *khnaskwajanan. Earlier as a noun (1917) meaning “a restaurant,” short for nosh-house. At this point, ...

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Crafting with Kids: It's All My Fault

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!! When I first started my blog both Bug and I were more than excited to be posting daily but soon, I found that the excitement had worn off. Yes, we love doing our art projects but I was so ...

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Couponing for the Extremely Normal: When a Deal Doesn't Work

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal!  Even though you carefully plan your deals, they may not always work out.  Never fear ... here a few tips for ensuring you receive the savings you planned for. 1.  Know what you should be saving before you get to the register. 2.  Watch the register as the cashier rings up items and coupons.  The store computer is not always right.  There are times when sale items don't ring up properly.  Have the sale flyer with you so you can show the cashier ...

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Chutzpah: Nasty Facebook comments

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: Don't Worry

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! Don’t Worry…. Kids are funny. They tend to say what’s on their mind without any filtering or ...

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