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Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities- Memorial Day Edition

by Laura May 27, 2011 Simple Steps

Charlotte at My Active Child puts together a great list each weekend of the fun and frugal weekend activities in Hampton Roads.  This weekend there are a bunch!

All Weekend:

Friday-Monday (7am-6pm)- 2011 Langley Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show at Hampton Roads Convention Center 1610 Coliseum Drive Hampton, VA 23666 (757) 315-1610   
Friday (6pm), Saturday-Monday [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun- Patriotic Wind Sock

by Laura May 24, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Mom on Dealz brings you a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal!

Since this week is Memorial Day, I thought it would be appropriate to make a craft honoring the sacrifice of our nation’s heroes. Thanks to Enchanted Learning for this week’s idea. My educational modifications are at the bottom.

Materials:
Oatmeal container
red [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun- Making a Bird Feeder

by Laura May 18, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Sharon from Mom on Dealz brings you a fun, educational, and frugal craft that you can complete with your child.

Since warmer weather is finally here and bird families are everywhere this is perfect. 

Materials:
Large piece of Cardboard
Peanut Butter
Bird Seed or Sunflower Seeds
String
Scissors

Directions:
1. Have your child decide on [...]

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A Chick’s Opinion: Scentsy Flameless Candles

by Laura May 14, 2011 Simple Steps

When I was given a Scentsy Flameless Candle to try I wasn’t even sure what I would be getting.  I confess I was sort of picturing a big smelly ball of wax. 

So when local representative Danielle Jones showed me my lovely new warmer (which is covered in music notes AND matches my condo perfectly- [...]

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June 2011 Coupon Class Dates

by Laura May 13, 2011 Simple Steps

Since I have been getting so many e-mails I have attempted to get my June available dates together.  The available dates can change at any time so if you have been thinking about booking a class I would do it quickly.

I am looking for people to HOST classes.  These are not dates that there are [...]

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Kraft Newsletter

by Laura May 10, 2011 Simple Steps

If you are looking for a great online resource for recipes I highly recommend Kraft’s website.  We have never had a bad recipe!

So now they have a newsletter where you can get those recipes as well as other tips from Kraft in your inbox! 

Be sure to use your coupon e-mail address [...]

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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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