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The Ultimate Mother's Day Gift
So. You need to find Mom a Mother's Day gift. The perfect one would be nice, but every year this eludes you. I mean, what do you give this woman who bore you in the midst of great pain -- whether ...
5/8/13 at 2:09 PM Impulse Buying versus a Wise Investment 3/15/13 at 4:06 PM
Market Manipulation, Roast Chicken, and You 3/13/13 at 2:28 PM
Garage Sales (+kids) Survival Guide
It is well-known that one of my favorite warm-weather activities is hitting a few garage sales. I am choosier now than in the past when I had babies outgrowing clothes every few months, but it is stil...
5/1/13 at 10:55 AM Trying to avoid a clothing malfunction. 9/19/11 at 3:06 PM
Laughter- a new survival tactic. 3/23/11 at 6:20 PM
Day 2: Color splash
For day 2 of the Style Inspires Poetry Challenge, I wanted a bright, fun look. I started with these great red skinny jeans from Target and added a colorful butterfly print ruffle top. Since it's a bit...
4/3/13 at 4:27 PM Day 11: Is Black Friday out of control? 11/23/12 at 3:05 PM
Five pieces for $50 6/30/12 at 10:20 PM
Your Guide to Monthly Subscription Boxes
It's not a secret that I love to shop. I especially love shopping when I don't need to leave my house! Monthly subscription boxes... they're everywhere these days. Beauty products, crafts, beer, toys....
3/16/13 at 4:06 PM
Feel twice as smart...
In the vein of better late than never I have to give a shout out to Big Lots! today. I learned while looking at their website that they actually have a line item in their menu specifically designated ...
3/11/13 at 11:20 AM Absolute madness... 11/18/12 at 8:19 PM
Holi-daze... 11/9/12 at 11:15 PM
Nationwide Thrift Store Directory
I discovered a Thrift Store Directory. You can enter either the zip code or name of the city and it will list charity driven thrift stores, ratings and reviews. Thrift stores are great places to fin...
2/17/13 at 3:40 PM Save Coin Black Friday Deals 11/21/12 at 7:59 AM
Black Friday Deals 11/12/12 at 9:39 PM
What Willmar Needs
Ever since we lost the Kmart at the mall, I've been casually compiling a list of things that Willmar "needs." It's primarily a retail wish list, so there's nothing deep, philisophical, or political he...
1/20/13 at 11:34 AM Local Travels 2/7/12 at 9:19 AM
Simplify in 2013
New year new rules? Well, maybe not new but something to work towards. Yes, call it a new years resolution or call it a feeling that you want to take charge of parts of your life that have been a li...
1/8/13 at 11:09 AM Clothes Shopping with Teens: The Perfect Teachable Moment 9/17/12 at 8:04 AM
BACK TO SCHOOL MONEY LESSONS 8/13/12 at 7:52 AM
The possibilities are endless
It's that time of year. The garden catalogs started arriving a couple of weeks ago. It's such an exciting time--at this point, the possibilities are endless. Should we grow potatoes again? If so, ...
1/4/13 at 8:36 AM Christmas in March 3/9/12 at 8:53 AM
Shopping for veggies 2/15/12 at 8:46 AM
Money-Savin' Mama: Dollar stores can stretch family budget
What are your favorite dollar store purchases? Leave a comment with thehits or misses ... My newfound obsession with dollar stores started with spices. Id run in to a fellow frugal friend while groce...
12/7/12 at 4:39 AM Money-Savin’ Mama: Taking on Sam’s/Costco comparison 11/2/12 at 1:56 AM
A new dress in the (paper) bag 10/17/11 at 1:48 AM
The Holiday Tree Debate: Real or Artificial?
The weekend after Thanksgiving is known for two things: shopping and decorating for Christmas! And every holiday season a debate ensues: which is the greener choice a real or artificial Christmas tre...
11/21/12 at 9:49 AM How to Avoid Overspending This Holiday Season 11/19/12 at 10:14 AM
Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase
Last night I began my Christmas shopping foray. After dinner we put on comfy shoes and headed for the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase. Pride of Dakota is a place to shop local--sort of, if local coun...
11/17/12 at 9:03 AM
Black Friday Shopping Hints
As I am bombarded by adds for Black Friday I was shocked to see something different this year.......3AM openings, midnight openings or worse yet, stores that don't even close for Thanksgiving Day! T...
11/15/12 at 9:09 AM Do You Hear What I Hear? 10/25/12 at 6:49 AM
Lesson In What Comes In Must Go Out 8/2/12 at 5:53 PM
Following her dream: Experienced retail worker opens new boutique
Charly Haley, MSUM Multimedia Journalism FARGO, N.D. When Pam Kinslow was a little girl, she admired her Grandma Violet. She was like this movie star grandmother, Kinslow said. She always had t...
10/31/12 at 9:35 AM Dress your man with used clothing stores 10/24/12 at 11:31 AM
Downtown Fashion on a Budget 3/28/12 at 5:20 PM
New cell phone elicits feelings of techno-dumb
Ive come to realize now that Im over the age of 40, own my own home and have it fully furnished, that shopping isnt as much fun as it used to be. These days, everything I admire has to pass the Is it...
4/24/12 at 5:33 PM My virtual reality 2/16/12 at 9:16 PM
Oh, you make me smile 11/21/10 at 12:52 AM