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Winter vs Spring Story

by Laura March 3, 2014 Simple Steps
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Winter vs Spring Story

Roots are important.

Did you know that scientists are not 100% sure what happens to tree roots in the winter?  Roots are a challenge to study any time because they are underground, in the dark and can grow through so many hard to breach substances.  Add in snow and frozen earth and you [...]

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How to Make Easy Christmas Decorations

by Christine Platz January 13, 2014 Simple Steps
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How To Make Easy Christmas Decorations

Here are some really fun, easy Christmas decorations for you to try! Whether you are looking to make a holiday wreath, ornament, or design something new with the kids, you will find it in this holiday round up.

Cork [...]

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Coupon Binder Categories

by Laura January 11, 2014 Simple Steps
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Coupon Binder Categories can help you figure out how to maximize your Coupon Binder!  Below I have listed the ones I used when I clipped my coupons (I organize them a different way now).

Ideally you will adjust these categories to fit your family’s normal purchases.

Here are some master coupon categories, and subcategories, to help you [...]

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Merry Christmas To A Frugal Chick Readers

by Laura December 25, 2013 Simple Steps
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Merry Christmas to you all!

I am so thankful for each and every one of you and how  you have blessed my life in 2013.

I hope you all have restful days (for some of you with little ones I know that is hard) and take time to reflect on the true meaning of the season!

 

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Glitter Pumpkins For Halloween

by Laura October 17, 2013 Simple Steps
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Don’t feel like dealing with pumpkin guts?  This is a MUCH easier option (though not really less messy) to decorate your pumpkin!

These would be really cute to use for decorations around the house!

Supplies Needed

Pumpkins
Favorite paint colors
Paint Brushes
Water (for rinsing brushes)
Glitter! (I LOVE Glitter)

Directions:

1- Depending on the weather you may want to [...]

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Home Carpeting Made Easy

by Laura September 25, 2013 Simple Steps

Home carpeting made easy

There’s nothing like wall-to-wall carpeting for the coziest comfort in the autumn and winter. It reminds you that the small day-to-day luxuries are the most important every time you put your feet down on that soft pile when you get out of bed each morning.

Comfort is a high priority when selecting a [...]

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Date Night On A Dime- 10 Date Ideas That Won’t Break The Bank

by Laura September 9, 2013 Simple Steps
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Check out my Pinterest Board for Date Night On A Dime!

The ideas of dating and being frugal can sometimes seem contradictory- especially when you are at the beginning of a potential new relationship.  If you are trying to impress the other person, you might think [...]

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Want to Live Better? Try the Best Buy Jawbone Up

by Christine Platz September 5, 2013 Simple Steps
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We all look for ways to eat better, get more exercise and try to go to bed at a decent time. I’ll admit, it’s not always easy. Simply balancing work and home can be a challenge, even for all the Type A personalities out there (including me).

I found a fun new way to track your [...]

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An Egg Lost It’s Life Last Night

by Laura March 28, 2013 Simple Steps
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I consider myself a pretty aware cat owner.

Bella and I have lived together for over 10 years and I have learned all of her little quirks.  I realize that under my couch and washing machine there are probably two dozen ink pens.  She will chase the red dot from a laser pointer around my living [...]

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How To Negotiate Newspaper Home Delivery Prices

by Laura February 23, 2013 Simple Steps
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As a couponer the newspaper is a pivotal tool in my arsenal of savings.  And since (atleast in my town) you receive better coupons when you get a subscription to the paper than you do when you buy it a drug store or gas station getting the paper delivered is necessary.

While in some large cities [...]

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