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Kids Frugal Fun 5/10

by Laura May 10, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Sharon at Mom on Dealz puts together a frugal, educational activity you can do with your kids! This week it is creating a Wish Tree!

Materials:
Various shades of construction paper
Markers or crayons
Scissors
Tape or glue

Directions:
1. Pick a background color. You can then draw a tree or cut one out [...]

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Couponing for Community: May 8th – May 14th

by Laura May 8, 2011 Simple Steps

One of the great things about couponing is the chance to donate above what I ever thought I would be able to.  Now that I am finally figuring out my finances from being laid off I have a little bit of money for donating- like my trip to Harris Teeter this week. 

Bloggers across [...]

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Coupon Shopping for Tornado Victims- $125 for $23

by Laura May 3, 2011 Simple Steps

No matter where you live in the U.S. you probably know someone who has been touched by the recent tornadoes that have devastated the Southern part of the country.  Many of these people have lost everything and are beginning their lives all over again.

So when Shannon at WVEC asked if I wanted to go [...]

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May Coupon Class Dates Available

by Laura May 2, 2011 Simple Steps

I apologize that it has taken me so long to get these dates out- I was waiting for a few scheduling things.

Click here to see the dates I am available to come and teach a coupon class.  Please note that these dates are NOT classes open to the public- I am looking for [...]

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Update On My Life

by Laura April 28, 2011 Simple Steps

It’s been over a month since I did a post about my job situation so I wanted to take a second and let you know how things are going.

It has been a big adjustment trying to settle into a schedule in my new life.  There have been so many blessings- more time with family and [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun 4/26

by Laura April 26, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Sharon at Mom on Dealz bring you a craft you can create with your child that is both frugal and educational.

This week she went with a Mother’s Day craft. There are so many gifts for Mother’s Day on the internet and in books; she tried to pick a couple of the most frugal ones that [...]

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Coupon Class Open To The Public 5/9/11

by Laura April 23, 2011 Simple Steps

I get atleast one e-mail a day from someone asking if there is a place they can attend a class without having to host.   These come up very rarely but an opportunity has presented itself.

May 9th at 7 p.m. there will be a class at Norfolk Apostolic Church in Norfolk, VA.  The class will last [...]

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Locals: Weekend Frugal Family Fun

by Laura April 22, 2011 Simple Steps

Charlotte from MyActiveChild.com puts together a list each week of the best frugal (and often free) family events in the Hampton Roads area for the weekend!

If you are looking for something to do check out this list:

Friday- April 22, 2011

Dusk to Midnight- Skywatch at Northwest River Park, 1733 Indian Creek Rd Chesapeake, VA 23322 (Enter [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun 4/20

by Laura April 20, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Sharon from Mom on Dealz brings you crafts to do with your child that are both frugal and educational. With Earth Day this week, I thought it would be appropriate to have that as a theme.

Craft #1
Coffee Filter Earth

Materials
-coffee filters
-green and blue markers
-water

Directions:
1. Have your child color [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun 4/14

by Laura April 14, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Sharon at Mom on Dealz puts together a great frugal activity to both entertain and educate your kids. This week she had some help from Amee at Madame Deals!

Materials:
Magazine with pictures of your chosen animal (National Geographic was used for this one)
scissors and glue or tape ($1)

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