Crafting with Kids: Bring Winter Inside

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!! Southern Wisconsin has finally seen snow, now we have enough to actually play in! (Don’t let the exclamation point trick you…I’m not excited about winter). What counts is that my daughter ...

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Chutzpah: Auto 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 ...

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Karla's Korner – Addictions: Are They Real?

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! Addictions: Are They Real? Recently I wrote an article for Lifetime Moms about my food addiction ...

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ASK A Blogger: Blogging and Travel

  This week we will continue discussing Blogging and Travel. Last week's article provided tips for keeping your blog updated while you're on vacation. I believe it is always best to limit time online while on vacation, but keeping a business running doesn't always provide that luxury. What if you want to Blog during your vacation? How do you blog on the go? First, you will need to take a laptop computer and/or an iPad while traveling . Using a Smart phone is also an option, but I have ...

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Frugal Kid Fun: Popcorn Valentines Hearts

  January 19th is National Popcorn Day and with Valentines less than a month away, this craft is a delicious and fun way to celebrate both! Materials/Ingredients: 2 Bags of Microwave Popcorn 3.5 Tablespoons Butter 1 Bag of Mini Marshmallows (1) 3 oz Strawberry Jello Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter (or knife) Directions: ...

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Customer Service is Your Friend

None of us really wants to contact a store's customer service department when we have a problem. It takes time and energy we really don't have these days.  However, there are times when a call to customer service is unavoidable. Over the past two weeks, I have contacted customer service at Food Lion twice because catalina coupons (those checkout coupons the cashier hands you with your receipt) which were supposed to print with my order did not. It wasn't a computer glitch. They didn't print ...

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Project #3 Offer evaluation

Do you want to be on my team? If so sign up here for Madame Deals review team. This is not a paid review team. In the future or when we have sponsors those that do the best reviews will be selected to represent the Madame Deals. This is a research project to insure that I am offering the best possible opportunities to my fans. The only way to find out is to ask you. The surveys are quick and easy. I appreciate you candor and your help. 1) Look at this list and see if you have tried any of ...

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Crafting with Kids: Let the simple things do the talking!!!

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!! The last few days have been busy! We have been ‘on the go’ since Sunday! I promise you I am not writing to complain about being on the go !! I have a habit of getting deep into thought ...

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Couponing for the Extremely Normal: Bending the Rules

Welcome to Couponing for the Extremely Normal!  I have a very simple request this week ... Please use coupons responsibly.  If everyone decided to follow the rules and not look for ways to bend them, couponing would be so much easier.  Just this week, I read an article about an extreme couponer who paid "just $36 for $800 worth of P&G products."  The way she did it was by bending the rules.  Read the article and let us know if you agree. Let us know how your extremely normal coupon ...

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Ask Madame Deals

I received this letter: Hey my name is Rhonda i am a sahm of 4. My husband is the only one working in this family so we have a very tight budget. I have been trying to coupon for awhile now but just find i am wasting my time and money. i follow you and alot of others on facebook, twitter, youtube trying to learn how to do this. This is my problem we cant live off of house hold products, personnal care products, etc. We life in south louisiana and they dont have anywheres that double their ...

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