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Kids Frugal Fun- Fall Lacing Fun

by Laura September 29, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Mom on Dealz brings you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal! Lacing activities are excellent ways to improve fine motor skills and kids love them!

Fall Lacing Fun

Materials:
Cardstock, Poster board, or Paper
Single Hole Punch
Ribbon
Scissors
Pencil, Crayons, Other Decorating Items

Directions:
1. Draw and cut out desired fall shape (football, [...]

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October & November Available Coupon Class Dates

by Laura September 28, 2011 Simple Steps

Thanks so much for being patient as I sorted out my schedule for the next little bit.  I thought I was going to have an opportunity to get back into the theater for the holidays but it doesn’t look like the show is going to be a good fit for me so I will hang [...]

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Welcome Extreme Coupon Viewers

by Laura September 28, 2011 Simple Steps

You know how something can be so good and so bad at the same time (a minute on the lips a lifetime on the hips)?

That’s how I feel about Extreme Couponing on TLC.  Hate the show, but love that it shows people that they don’t need to pay full price for things.

Here are some of [...]

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Extreme Couponing Season 2 9/28 Premiere

by Laura September 27, 2011 Simple Steps

It is beginning again.

TLC’s Extreme Couponing begins again on the 28th of this month.

And while I continue to battle with my love/hate relationship with the show, many of you will watch it for either education or entertainment purposes. 

So I wanted to reach out to my readers and remind them that this is EXTREME.  Most good [...]

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An Alphabet Refresher: What Does It All Mean?

by Laura September 24, 2011 Simple Steps

Couponing has a lot of abbreviations that us bloggers use to save some time when we do the match ups.  Without knowing what they mean it can be confusing.  So here is a list of the most common ones:

BLINKY = In Store Smart Source Coupons (these are the ones on the machines attached to the [...]

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

by Laura September 23, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Charlotte at My Active Child sends me the best frugal activities around Hampton Roads.  Here are the ones she found this for this weekend:

All Weekend

Friday (5-9pm), Saturday (8am-10pm ), Sunday (8am-4pm )- Oceana Air Show at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach VA

Friday ~ September 23, 2011

5-8pm- 

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Kids Frugal Fun – Apple Tree

by Laura September 21, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Mom on Dealz brings you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal! September 26th is Johnny Appleseed Day so this week we are doing a fun apple themed craft.  Be sure to read and try the educational activities listed at the bottom.

Hand Print Apple Tree
Materials:
Green Finger Paint
White Paper

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

by Laura September 16, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Charlotte at My Active Child finds the best weekend activities around Hampton Roads.  Here is what is hot this weekend:

All Weekend

Friday (5-8pm), Saturday (12-10:30pm), Sunday (12-5pm)- Mediterranean Weekend at 17th and 24th St. Parks, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach VA  

Friday (5:30-11pm), Saturday (9am-10pm), Sunday (12-7pm)- Umoja Festival at nTelos Wireless Pavilion 16 Crawford [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun- Pirate Theme

by Laura September 15, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Mom On Dealz brings you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal! September 19th is National Talk Like A Pirate Day (what fun!) so I just had to do some pirate themed craft ideas! This week I am giving you 3 crafts! For my past crafts, visit

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Another Use For My Stockpile- Car Repair

by Laura September 11, 2011 Simple Steps

Saturday I was driving out of a friend’s neighborhood and I heard a loud “pop” in the back of my car.  I looked in my rearview mirror to see a softball sized hole in the glass.  As I watched the glass continued to crumble into my backseat.  As I drove my car back to my friend’s [...]

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