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It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of Year

by Laura May 8, 2012 Simple Steps
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Every year it happens- December comes after November.  It is a month full of craziness, diet breaking food and bank emptying expenses.  And yet every year we are surprised.  We can’t believe that it snuck up on us so quickly.  With resources already stretched tight just to get basic bills paid the additional holiday costs- [...]

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Finding Froggy

by Laura April 28, 2012 Simple Steps
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If you have spent any time with me you are aware of my complete love for my nephew P.  He is easily the funnest part of my life.

A very important part of P’s life is his friend Froggy (whose picture I have placed above).  Froggy is his bedtime buddy.  During the day he remains in [...]

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I Love My Kindle Fire

by Laura April 27, 2012 Simple Steps
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When it comes to technology I am usually the LAST person to have the newest gadget.  I was the last of my friends to get a cell phone, an MP3 player or a lap top.  I just got a smart phone in October 2011.  When it comes to electronics I am not a trend setter.

I [...]

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Today I Used My Whole Toothpaste Stock Pile

by Laura April 23, 2012 Simple Steps
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Today I reached the end of my current tube of toothpaste and had to use my WHOLE toothpaste stockpile to replace it.

Yes my toothpaste stockpile is ONE TUBE of toothpaste.

Here’s the thing- toothpaste is free almost every week somewhere.

It’s right up there with pasta and toothbrushes as items that are easy to get free.  So [...]

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

by Laura April 20, 2012 Simple Steps
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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

9am-5pm 3rd Annual Spring Fountain Fair  at TowneBank Fountain Park within Town Point Park Waterside Drive Norfolk, VA 23510

10am-2pm Military Families- Iron Chef and Family [...]

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

by Laura April 13, 2012 Simple Steps
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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 Swamp Stomp at First Landing Park Trail Center 2500 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451
11am “Turtle Painting” ($2/child, Registration Required) at [...]

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

by Laura April 6, 2012 Simple Steps
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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:

Friday, April 6, 2012

7pm Mark Nizer Juggling & Comedy FREE Performance at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 2410 Wickham Avenue Newport News, VA 23607

Dusk – 10pm Mount Trashmore Star [...]

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Coupon Class Open To The Public: April 14th Hampton, VA

by Laura April 4, 2012 Simple Steps
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If you have been trying to attend a coupon class near Hampton, VA there is a coupon class open to the public!

April 14th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. I will be teaching a Couponing Basics class open to the public.

The class will be at the Monitor Lodge No. 197 at 212 E. [...]

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Coupon Class Open To The Public- April 16, 2012

by Laura April 2, 2012 Simple Steps
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Are you interested in learning more about using coupons?  Or trying to figure out the mystery of the drug stores?

Come and check out Couponing Basics as taught by A Frugal Chick!

There is a class open to the public on April 16, 2012 at 6 p.m. and is being hosted by the Navy Wives Club of [...]

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Locals: Frugal Kids Weekend Activities 3/30

by Laura March 30, 2012 Simple Steps
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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

9am-12pm The Suffolk Eggstravaganza Bennett’s Creek Park, Shoulders Hill Road Suffolk, VA 23434

9am-2pm EVMS Community Care Day at Eastern Virginia Medical School 651 Colley Ave, Norfolk VA

10am-3pm 

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