Plumbing! NIGHTMARE!

Why is that whenever you hear "plumbing" the price tag for whatever follows is enormous?  We try to do almost everything ourselves (and by ourselves, of course, I mean Mr. Bargains does it and I "help" by supervising and being an assistant), in part to ensure things are done to our standards but also to ...

Cute Summer Tops- what’s in your closet and drawers? Please help?!

I have FINALLY finished getting rid of all my clothes that are offically so big on me that they make me look like I'm swimming.  Yay, me!  If that's not a justified reason to shop, I don't know what is....that, and that *ahem* event I'll be attending in a few weeks...I've found some cute capris ...

Hunting for & Buying a Home

We have owned 2 homes- our current home, and one previously.  The first house we gutted and redid everything ourselves.  We purposely SOUGHT out a house that looked awful, because it meant we might be able to afford it.  The second home, well, we bought it while I was pregnant.  We knew we didn't mind ...

Treasure Hunt WINNERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you all for making our FIRST Treasure Hunt a HUGE success! We are looking forward to bringing you more in the future! And now...The moment you have been waiting for! WINNERS! Below is the Blog Name, Prize They Offered and the WINNER Madame Deals 100 Cut Coupons--#50 Cristina Driver Living on Love and Cents $5 Paypal--#157 Jill Hayes Mama ...

Treasure Hunt TODAY!!

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Do you like Treasure? Do you want to win some? We decided it would be fun to create a contest for you. The rules are simple: 1) You must be 18 or older 2) You must fill out the form 3) Your answers must be correct to win 4) You have to turn in your form by 10:00PM Eastern Standard ...

WARNING: IGNORED AREAS YOU MUST PROTECT BEFORE STEPPING OUT INTO THE SUN

With summer weather upon us and the official "start" to summer having passed now (Memorial Day), I think we should all take note and be cautious with the sun!  WARNING: IGNORED AREAS YOU MUST PROTECT BEFORE STEPPING OUT INTO THE SUN Filling your beach bag with your favorite summer skincare products puts you at ease for a ...

Key Ring- a *Free* money saving phone app!!

Key Ring allows you to get rid of all the store cards hanging on your key ring. You simply take a picture of your rewards card and store it in the app. Then when you get to the store pull up your store card on your smart phone and scan it at the register. It is ...

Get ready for some *fun* on Wednesday! (hint, hint)

  Who likes to win? Who likes Surprises? Who likes treasure? I bet you all do! Well you are in luck! Lots of surprises and prizes just for you! Wednesday the Money Mavens are bringing you a TON of fun with a TREASURE HUNT! Filled with awesome prizes and Surprises, maybe some coupons, maybe some cash, ...

A goal reached for me (and Madame Deals), and a prize for YOU!!

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Hey Madame Deals didn't you say you reached your 11,000 Facebook fans goal?? Well, I reached my 5,000 fan goal!   I think we need some music? Oh, actually we think you deserve the music! Win the Shuffle so you can groove while you read of posts! Because we are giving you an itunes card too..... CLICK HERE TO ENTER   Contest can ...