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I Got Laid Off Today

by Laura February 18, 2011 Simple Steps

**At the request of a few people I have made this post “sticky” which means for the next day or so it will always be on the top of my blog.  If you have already read it, just ignore it.  If not I would love to have you join me in the journey of blogging [...]

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Happy Valentines Day!

by Laura February 14, 2011 Simple Steps

I hope you have a day surrounded by people who love you!

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Frugal Fun Kids’ Activity

by Laura February 8, 2011 Simple Steps

Sharon over at Mom on Dealz does a great post every week with a Frugal Fun activity for kids!  The activity this week is using Beach Balls for learning fun!

“Anyone know a child that does not like to discuss the books they read? Or do you know a child who is having trouble [...]

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Weekend Couponing Checklist

by Laura February 5, 2011 Simple Steps

If you are learning how to coupon there are some things you can do to make your life much easier.  Since it’s sort of a rainy weekend where I live, I thought I would put together a list of useful things you can do inside to help you be a successful couponer this weekend!

1- If [...]

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Harris Teeter Recipes of the Week

by Laura January 27, 2011 Simple Steps

Looking to cook with what’s on sale?  Click here to see the two recipes for the Harris Teeter deals this week!  (The picture is the other recipe- not the Mexican Crock Pot Recipe.)

I posted the crock pot recipe below because crock pots are amazing!

Mexican Crockpot
*1 lb Boneless Chicken Breast (on sale 2lb/$4.99)

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Kroger Meal of the Week

by Laura January 27, 2011 Simple Steps

I am trying a new series of articles with recipes based on sale items at your favorite grocery stores.  Today is a recipe for Kroger.  Thanks Madame Deals

Chicken Parmesan Subs

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
½ t. grill seasoning, divided
½ t. Italian seasoning, divided
12” loaf Italian bread, sliced lengthwise
1 c. [...]

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Give Freely 1/19

by Laura January 19, 2011 Simple Steps

Welcome to Give Freely!

One in five Americans deals daily with the issue of not having enough to eat. Many of those are children. As couponers, we have the unique opportunity to buy items at extremely reduced prices (or even free) to feed our families.

The goal is Give Freely is to present you each week with [...]

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My Couponing Journey

by Laura January 19, 2011 Simple Steps

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao-tzu

How did I start couponing?

People often ask me how and why I started couponing.  The why is for another much longer post but the how I think could be helpful to some of you!

Beginning to coupon is a step by step [...]

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Budget 2011: Organizing Your Stockpile

by Laura January 15, 2011 Simple Steps

This is a Guest Post by Van of Thrift Core. Thrift Core is a blog about thrifting, creating, and saving money.

Stockpiling is one of the best ways to save money on your regular grocery and drugstore purchases. Now is the perfect time to look at your stockpile and streamline it for maximum efficiency.

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Budget 2011: What Is A Stockpile?

by Laura January 13, 2011 Simple Steps

It occurred to me today that although I talk about having a stockpile on both this blog and in my coupon classes, I haven’t ever actually talked about what one is or how to build it.  So let’s take a second and have a chat.

What is a stockpile?  It’s the “pile” or location where you [...]

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