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January 12, 2019

How to Avoid the Retail Walk of Shame

Wee Blessing Review

I ask myself that question often. I wondered if there is clothes subscription service for teens? That was the question I had after sitting outside of a dressing room with my teenage son. Has anyone else been there? They do not want to be there. They do not want to try on anything. They want to grab things off the rounders and have you pay, but they have no idea if it fits. They do not care about your budget or the price. They do not care if it matches anything. They want what they want. Then they go home try it on and insist it fits when it doesn’t. That is the best scenario the worst is that it just sits in their drawer. You ask them after a week where is that ridiculously expensive pair of jeans I bought you last week? Why haven’t you worn them?

They reply. I didn’t like them. You ask where they are? I do not know? Then after 15 minutes, they appear without the tags. You debate should you bring them back? What do you do when you get there? You decide for what they cost you will, in fact, do the walk of shame. You know the one where you have crumbled clothes without tags, and you have to ask for a refund. They offer you exchange and all you can think is nope. I am so not shopping for this teen again.

I have a solution for the retail walk of shame. It is Wee Blessing. You can use my exclusive code MADAMEDEALS to receive 20% on your first blessing. This is how it works.

You fill out your teen’s profile. You look in their laundry and determine what they wear. Yes, looking in their closet isn’t a clear indication. You find their size, figure out their style, and you note anything you know they do not like. Then you press the button, and someone else does your shopping. There are no trips to the store. The best part is they find the deal. I saved 20 %- 50% off retail and my son emerged in clothes that he liked. The best part is he would try everything on because we were home and I may have held the controller to the Ps4 until we were done. I knew right then and there if he liked what we got and if it fits. I love Wee Blessings they helped me dress my hard to please teen, they saved me money, and I didn’t have to spend my time in the store twice!

Wee Blessing is the FIRST and ONLY subscription styling service offered for the entire family, including moms, dads, kids and teens. And don’t forget to use my exclusive code MADAMEDEALS to receive 20% on your first blessing. Check them out!

Snow Ice Cream Recipe

Snow Ice Cream Recipe

snow ice cream recipe

Ice Cream is a special treat at our house and only bought on rare occasions. In the winter I always feel silly buying something freezing cold as a snack when it is already cold outside. However, with the snow building up outside and resembling fluffy piles of sweet treats I couldn’t help but wonder how to take advantage of the situation. Since my kids, love doing anything related to the snow we ventured out to attempt our first try at Snow Ice Cream Recipe. 

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Make $100 today Managing your Debt

Did you know that you can easily make $100 today just by managing your debts? Read my post to find out how.

How can you make $100 today? That makes no sense right? The best way to make money is to not spend money right? When I buy something and I do not have cash, I look at the actual cost. It helps me put it back unless I really need it. That is one of the ways I got out of debt. I became debt free. I paid attention to what I was spending.

This is how you will make $100 today. You will spend less. How you ask?

You should have completed your budget by now. If you didn’t read and complete it. >>> How to live without debt

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How to Save Money by Using a Calendar

Did you know that using a calendar is a money saving tool that you can use and one of the best ways to save money?  I am so excited to share with you How to Save Money by Using a Calendar in your everyday life!  Plus, I am sharing some awesome printables to get you started!

Read these tips on how to use a calendar to save money. We have free printable 2019 calendar, weekly budget calendar and monthly budget calendar all for Free for you to print.

 

We all have on, in fact, you have a calendar on your phone, computer, and possibly a paper one. If you want a paper one, there is a free paper calendar in this post. The truth is you are most likely wondering how to save money using a calendar. The first thing I want you to do on your calendar is put events that are going to cost money. There are several events that will cost money: birthdays, anniversaries, medical appointments, car maintenance, mortgage payments/ rent, lights, water, ETC. In another color pen or pencil put in when you get paid. I would suggest putting what you get paid minus 20% you need to get in the mindset that you make 20% less and put that in the bank in three accounts. Long-term savings, and in case of an emergency account, and saving for something account. I place my 52 week savings challenge amount that I owe myself right on my calendar. It helps remind me to put back the things I really do not need.

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Easy Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe

Disclaimer: “This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AMP AGENCY. The opinions and text are mine alone.”

If you’re like me, Cyber Monday and free shipping help me keep my sanity during the holiday hustle at retail shops. The thought of battling the masses is mind numbing, especially when you can stay at home, have items shipped to your door and still save money! Saving and sanity, sounds too good to be true, right? Well, I recently learned that if I’d have kept that humbug attitude, I would’ve missed out some great savings and some free relaxation! Turns out my trip to Walmart was worth it in more ways than one!

beverages

First things first, when I shop at a retail store I’m efficient and frugal. To me, buying in bulk saves me from unneeded trips to the store and helps keep a little holiday jingle in my pocket. Not to mention, preparing for the influx of family makes buying in bulk a necessity! So, I ventured out to tackle my shopping needs when what to my wondering eyes should appear but an awesome opportunity to save money, buy in bulk and be rewarded with some free, relaxing entertainment!

I got my A&W®, 7UP®, Canada Dry®, Sunkist®, Sun Drop®, RC Cola®, Squirt® at my local Walmart for only $1.00! Buying in bulk and saving money, yep, can check that off the list! But wait, there’s more! By buying in bulk and purchasing at least (10) 2- liters or (5) 0.5L 6packs, I received a $5 movie credit at VUDU. This VUDU offer was so simple, just take a picture of your receipt with the qualifying purchases, create an account at VUDU by going here and submit the photo for a $5 credit! Easy peasy!

Rootbeer cupcakes

Then again, it wouldn’t be the season if there wasn’t some Grinchy intervention. It seems inevitable that my shopping list always excludes the one pertinent ingredient for my favorite cupcakes. This is the way to save the day. Did you know the A&W® Root Beer can save the day and create a fantastic treat for you and yours this holiday season? All that you need to do is pour your cake mix in a bowl and pour in the 1 1/2 cups of A&W® Root Beer. I suggest combining the ingredients until well blended. Then add them into a lined cupcake tin and bake according to the directions of your cake mix package.

1 1/2 cup of A&W root beer
1 box of your favorite cake mix

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe

If you want to make your cupcakes a little more festive you will need:

Chocolate Icing
Circular Wafers
Red Can Pieces
Pretzels
Eye candy or white icing and black icing

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe

Here’s how to make this Easy Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe

1) Ice your cupcakes
2) Apply the circular wafer near the bottom of the cupcake
3) Use a dab of icing to secure the red candy to the circular wafer (As a nose)
4) Place the pretzels on the iced cupcake at the top one on each side
5) Finalize the cupcake with the eyes

Voila! Festive cupcake for a great treat!

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe

This holiday season leave the gray hair and the hustle to the jolly old elf himself. Head to your local Walmart and stock up on A&W®, 7UP®, Canada Dry®, Sunkist®, SUN DROP® , RC Cola® and Squirt®, make some creative treats and cherish the spirit of the season by bundling up by the fireplace with those you hold dear for a relaxing movie! Merry Christmas to all!

Easy reindeer cupcakes recipe for Christmas

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AMP Agency. The opinions and text are all mine.