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Archives for April 2011

Small IS More

by Candi Sparks April 29th, 2011| Kids' Shopping
Young children love handling coins and money.  Offer a child money, and they almost can’t keep themselves from snatching it when it appears.  When they are learning the value of coins, they often mistake a dime as being worth less than a quarter.  They think

Shopping for Swimwear

by Anna P. April 27th, 2011| Fashion, Women's Fashion
Nobody likes to shop for swimwear. There is nothing fun about trying on dozens of swimsuits in a dressing room with bad fluorescent lighting only to leave empty-handed because you hate the way you look.  Instead, follow these simple rules, and you will find your dream swimsuit in no

Stock Your Pantry and Save Money

by Lori Sciame April 26th, 2011| Money Saving Hints
The cost of food continues to rise, and consumers wonder how to feed their family delicious meals without spending a fortune. A tip that will help any family save money is the establishment of a well-stocked pantry. At first it may seem overwhelming to purchase all the items

Pillows Pack a Pleasing Punch

by Lori Sciame April 20th, 2011| Home Shopping
Round or square, big or small, accent pillows have the power to transform a room. They can add a dash of color, convey a feeling of home, and announce the changing of the seasons. If you want to add some “punch” to any room, consider investing in

ReStores: Save on What You Need for Your Home, Help Others Build Theirs

by Jane Wangersky April 19th, 2011| Home Shopping, Money Saving Hints


You've probably heard of Habitat for Humanity, the non-profit society that helps low-income people all over the world build their own homes, but you may not have heard of ReStores, the retail outlets where Habitat sells new and used building materials, appliances, and other home necessities. The stock consists

Fashion Forward at Any Age

by Lori Sciame April 14th, 2011| Fashion
Each season brings a host of trend, the must haves for the fashion conscious. The right tops, sandals, and accessories can add a bit of spice to any look. Spring 2011 is no different -- flowing cardigans, crop tops, wide-leg trousers, embellished sandals, BIG bags, and up-to-the-minute

3 Ways To Makeover Your Home

by Anna P. April 12th, 2011| Home Shopping
If you're craving a change in home design, then maybe it's time to makeover your abode.  There is no need to do a complete overhaul, just a few simple changes here and there, particularly in the rooms you utilize the most. Remember that making small changes saves you money,

Really Good Reasons to Shop Locally

by Lori Sciame April 7th, 2011| Shopping Secrets, Women's Fashion
“A Bible, King James Version, is what I want for my birthday,” said my 76 year-old mother. It was the day before I was to leave on vacation. Her birthday was less than a week away, and I was heading south to escape the endless Wisconsin winter.

“This

4 Essential Pieces For The Evening Wardrobe

by Anna P. April 5th, 2011| Women's Fashion
Since most of us stay locked away in a cubicle during the day, we often seize the opportunity to break out of the style rut and try something more daring at night.  But before you go to your closet and bring out a low-cut leopard print blouse and black