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Farmers Market Trip 7/21

by Laura July 21, 2012 Simple Steps
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This Saturday I had the luxury of being able to head to the Farmers Market and browse a bit!

I am lucky that my city has a Farmer’s Market only 5 minutes from my house.

Last weekend my mom went and got the most amazing ice box watermelon I have ever tasted so I wanted to grab [...]

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

by Laura July 13, 2012 Local Activities and Deals
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Each week Charlotte at My Active Child finds the best frugal events for you and your family in Hampton Roads.  Here is what you can expect this weekend:

Saturday

10am-12pm Lowe’s Build & Grow Workshop at all Lowe’s locations.

11am-1pm Dinosaur Party at Pembroke Mall 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23462

11am-1pm Teddy Bear Tea Party ($2 per [...]

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It Was The Biggest Bug Ever

by Laura July 8, 2012 Simple Steps
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In spite of being the tiredest human being on the planet this morning I was excited to get to WVEC and do “Weekends With Joe and Julie.”

I get to the studio, we finish up with SPCA Sunday and the staff begs me to sing a little bit for them.  After a rousing rendition of “Tomorrow” [...]

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1776: Happy Fourth of July

by Laura July 4, 2012 Simple Steps
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My sister gave me permission to introduce you to my beautiful new niece Caroline.  She was dressed in her best for fireworks last night!

Happy Independence Day!

This year the Fourth of July means much more to me than it ever has.  I have spent the last 8 weeks deeply involved in the lives of [...]

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Frugal Readers- I Want Your Story

by Laura July 3, 2012 Simple Steps
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Did you see my interview with Amy and Jason about their first month without cable?

In the 2.5 years I have been “A Frugal Chick” my whole life has been changed.  Besides my new knowledge of coupon policies, how to read bar codes and making you tube videos YOU, my [...]

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Kids Frugal Fun: Summer Bucket List

by Laura July 3, 2012 Simple Steps
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Sharon at Mom on Dealz creates fun kid’s crafts that you can do at home on the cheap!

This craft involves making your bucket list for the summer!

Summer Bucket List

Materials:
Construction Paper
String
Markers
Scissors
Clothespins
Tape

Directions:
1. Create a list with your child of activities they would like to do during their summer vacation.
2. [...]

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A Frugal Reader: Our First Month Without Cable

by Laura July 1, 2012 Simple Steps
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Amy and Jason live in Macon, GA with their two sons Josiah and John David.  Amy runs her own spray tan business.  I went to college with both of them.  Amy and I both studied in the music department and lived in the same hall in the dorm.  So if you [...]

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Did You Lose Me On Facebook?

by Laura June 27, 2012 Simple Steps
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I try not to complain about facebook too often because they are offering their services for free and they are my number one referral source for my website. But I will tell you- timeline has taken some real getting used to.

One of the side effects of timeline is that I have had many readers e-mail [...]

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Good Housekeeping Research Institute Visit #EEinNYC

by Laura June 13, 2012 Simple Steps
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Yesterday we had the chance to head to the beautiful Hearst building in New York City and check out the Good Housekeeping Reseach Institute.

You know those jobs that you always wonder if they really exist? Like the guy who can tell you which paper towel really soaks up the most water or [...]

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Welcome 92.9 The Wave Listeners

by Laura June 13, 2012 Simple Steps
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If you are stopping by because you heard me with the great people on 92.9 The Wave thank you!

Please come in a take a look around.

If you like what you see consider following me on facebook, twitter or signing up to receive my daily e-mail.

Here are the deals we [...]

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