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For Better Or Worse…. It’s Timeline

by Laura March 28, 2012 Simple Steps
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I just pressed the button.  The one that could change my entire business.

A Frugal Chick’s Facebook Page is now on Timeline.

This has had BIG consequences for some of my blogging friends because their readers can’t see them in their newsfeed anymore.

So if you like seeing me in your newsfeed (or you just want [...]

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

by Laura March 23, 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

- 9:30am “Tracking” at Sandy Bottom Nature Park 1255 Big Bethel Rd Hampton, VA 23666

- 10am-3pm Tidewater Parent- Camp Fair Greenbrier Mall 1401 Greenbrier [...]

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Locals: Designer Consignors Children’s Sale 3/15 – 3/17

by Laura March 14, 2012 Simple Steps
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It’s time again for the Designer Consignors Children’s Sale.

Having seen these with my own eyes I can vouch- this is not a sale you want to miss.

The sale is for three days:

March 15th- 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

March 16th- 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

March 17th- 8 a.m. to noon

The sale is located at the Church [...]

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How Do You Feel About Beards?

by Laura March 14, 2012 Simple Steps
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Today while out to a miraculous lunch with no lap top (I was reading though) I ran into a friend I now only see periodically.

We used to attend church together so for several years he was an active part of my life.  Now I see him every so often at races around town or when [...]

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Spring Forward Tonight 3/10

by Laura March 10, 2012 Simple Steps
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In case no one has reminded you yet be sure to spring forward tonight!

Nothing like losing an hour of sleep- but I am excited about it being light outside later.

I hope you get to bed early tonight or take a nice long nap on Sunday afternoon!

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The Great Battle In My House

by Laura March 5, 2012 Simple Steps
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Every day in my house there is a great battle.

An epic struggle that happens in households every day.

Cat vs machine.

It begins with cat vs alarm clock.  In her opinion my alarm clock does NOT wake me up early enough.  About 30 minutes early she has waited long enough and feels the only proper reaction is [...]

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How To Save On Cable

by Laura February 29, 2012 Simple Steps
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Most houses in the U.S. are able to get cable through local providers.  I would say from my experience most of you feel like you are overpaying for your cable but may not be aware of other options.

Most people are not using their cable to it’s fullest capabilities.  By evaluating your cable usage you might be able to find [...]

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Welcome 92.9 The Wave Listeners

by Laura February 29, 2012 Simple Steps
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If you are stopping by because you heard me with the great folks at 92.9 The Wave- thanks!  I hope you like what you find and will follow me on facebook or twitter so you always know what is going on!

Here are the deals we talked about today:

Leap Year [...]

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Will You Cancel Netflix Now?

by Laura February 28, 2012 Simple Steps
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I am crushed- my days of watching Tangled on Netflix are numbered.

Last fall Netflix announced that they were losing their contract with Starz Play.  This means over 1,000 movies and television shows will be cut from their streaming selection.

The day has finally come- after February 29th none of the Starz Play [...]

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Beer and Diapers

by Laura February 25, 2012 Simple Steps
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Some things in life are just classic pairs: peanut butter and jelly, Mulder and Scully, burgers and fries….

And now… beer and diapers.

Picture a Friday night.  A young man who used to be out with his friends drinking in a bar has now become a father.  And his dreams of a normal Friday night is now [...]

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