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Kids Frugal Fun 4/6

by Laura April 6, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Sharon from Mom on Dealz creates a new fun and frugal game to play with your kids- and usually they learn something too!

Materials:
Construction paper
Magazines/Internet
Glue
Scissors
Play Money (can be printed HERE)
Markers

Directions:
1. Talk with your child about what kind of store they would like to [...]

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Kid’s Frugal Fun 3/29

by Laura March 29, 2011 Simple Steps

A big thank you to Sharon at Mom on Dealz for providing the Kid’s Frugal Fun each week! 

If you’re the parent of a school-aged child, you know that a major skill most children struggle with is learning how to make change. This is also a challenge for some teachers to teach. When I [...]

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Girls’ Frugal Fun- Dinner Club

by Laura March 28, 2011 Simple Steps

“Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.”- Randolf G

As life gets busier it is getting harder to find time to spend with my close girl friends. Kids, husbands, jobs and so many other things take precedence over just getting together and hanging out. Facebook, text [...]

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You Asked For It- Store Deals

by Laura March 27, 2011 Simple Steps

I asked A Frugal Chick readers what I could do to improve my site.  I got lots of suggestions but one i LOVED so my genius computer guy and I got on it right away. 

If you look on the right hand side of this blog you will see a beautiful new [...]

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What Does It All Mean?

by Laura March 22, 2011 Simple Steps

So I have been meaning to do this post forever and thank you to those who took my survey and reminded me!

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

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Kids Frugal Fun 3/14

by Laura March 15, 2011 Simple Steps

Each week Sharon at Mom on Dealz brings you a fun and frugal activity you can do with your kids!

Materials:
1 toilet paper roll
1 paper plate
Various colors of construction paper ( or 1 color based on your preference)
tape or glue

Directions:
1. Cut the center circle out of a paper [...]

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Consumer Recall: Lean Cuisine Simple Favorites Spaghetti with Meatballs

by Laura March 15, 2011 Simple Steps

I don’t normally do recall posts but I feel like there is a good chance one of my readers purchased this item.

It seems that located inside these meatballs are a little extra flavoring- in the form of small, red plastic pieces. 

The packages have a product code of 13800-10390 and a product code 0298595519 P.

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It’s Been Two Weeks…

by Laura March 4, 2011 Simple Steps

… since I posted this

Boy has my life changed.  In some ways the changes have been amazingly positive and in some ways not so much.

But I have been overwhelmed by the support and love from my friends, my family and you all.  The e-mails, comments and messages have been unreal.

So as [...]

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TLC Extreme Couponing: Debut April 6th

by Laura March 3, 2011 Simple Steps

Some of you caught Extreme Couponing on TLC in the fall.  It was one stand alone episode to test the waters and see how people would react.

Well, it worked.

So now the show has been picked up for a 12 series option and they have been scouring the country for Extreme Couponers to participate.  They had no [...]

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Frugal Kid’s Activity

by Laura March 1, 2011 Simple Steps

Every week Sharon at Mom On Dealz provides a great frugal activity you can do with your kids!  Yesterday when I was out I saw these plastic Easter Eggs all over the place so they would be easy to find right now!

Language Arts:
1. Contractions: Label one half of egg with the contraction [...]

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