FREE Cookie Day @ Subway {Presidents’ Day FREEBIE}

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Free Subway Cookie - Presidents' DayNothing says “hail to the chief” better than a free cookie on Presidents Day at Subway! This Monday, February 18th, you can get a fresh baked cookie with any purchase at any participating Subway. ‚Ķ.and if you don’t know why I’m super-excited about this, then clearly you’ve never had the chance to enjoy one of their cookies; they’re ridiculously good!

Now, if you get your free cookie, let me know! ūüôā

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–Barbara

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Pancakes! FREE Pancakes!! {IHOP 2-5-13}

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IHOP National Pancake DayToday is National Pancake Day, which means you can enjoy a FREE small stack of pancakes at IHOP! ¬†In exchange, consider making a donation of your choosing to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. ¬†More details available here.

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--Barbara

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**Super Spring Sale** Rhea Lana Consignment Sale February 24 through 28!

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Rhea Lana North Atlanta sale

 

Rhea Lana is at it again! ¬†If you’re looking for some great buys on clothes, accessories, and baby equipment — this sales for you! ¬†Rhea Lana’s Childrens Consignment Event is hitting North Atlanta February 24 through February 28. ¬†It’ll be at¬†5508 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard,¬†Chamblee,¬†GA — in the ol’ Chamblee Plaza, behind Chick-fil-a.

Interested unloading some of your outgrown, gently used clothes? ¬†Sign up to become a seller — there’s still time! ¬†You’ll make 70 to 80% back. ¬†(70% is standard — 80% if you make referrals. ¬†So if you do, please say I sent you! ūüôā ) ¬†My living room is chock-full of tiny kids’ clothes, getting tagged, hung, and ready to be sold!

Oh, did I mention that as a seller, they’ll¬†pay 70%, items are guaranteed (if we lose it – we pay for it), and consignors checks are ready on pick up day. ¬†Also, that you get to watch your sales live on your phone or computer — how cool is that?!

You can expect to find great deals on boys and girls clothes, as well as a HUGE selection of highly competitively-priced infant clothes.  Like-new shoes, furniture, high-quality toys and baby gear, and MORE all can be found at rock-bottom bargain prices!

Finally, make sure to frequently check their Facebook page, where you’ll find all the latest details, including all the awesome vendors who’ll also be there.

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--Barbara

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Jump Start Your Work at Home Mom Business in the New Year

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work at home moms, moms and business ideas, wahm tips

With the skyrocketing cost of child care, school safety concerns and mommy guilt there are an array of reasons why moms are exploring working from home. 

¬†Maybe it’s one of your New Years Resolutions to leave your full-time job. Maybe you’re home on maternity leave and dread the idea of putting your child in daycare. Maybe you’re like me with no family close by to help care for your kids.¬†

I hope you find this list helpful to jump start your work at home mom business in the New Year. The list includes a number of things I failed at in my first year as a business mom and I wish I could have done differently. Share it with your friends, family or your mommy group if you find it helpful. 

¬†1. Do research on your ideal client. Find out how much they’d like to spend on your product or service. Host a focus group or survey your friends.¬†

¬†2. Get help with child care so you can focus on your business. This could be as simple as asking your husband or partner to wake up earlier to help with the kids, hiring a part-time babysitter or a mother’s helper.¬†

 3. Start small. Instead of going after everyone, find one to three clients or customer and do your best work. This will keep you from getting overwhelmed. 

¬†4. Find a support network of work at home moms or start your own. I’m a member of a few networking groups including Ladies Who Launch in Atlanta. I’ve found a few mommy groups on Meetup that have also been ways to meet clients and customers.Online forums are another great source.¬†

¬†5. Keep start up costs low. Don’t go out and invest in new equipment or technology. Resist the urge to get a business loan. Use your home computer and office supplies until you generate enough revenue to justify the expense.¬†

Author: Joyce Brewer is the creator/host of MommyTalkShow.com, an online parenting talk show. Joyce became a work at home mom after she got engaged, married, moved to Atlanta and had a baby in one year’s time. The former TV news anchor creates videos reviews of products/services moms will love to TALK about. She also interviewed successful Atlanta mompreneurs for her e-book, Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms. It features more than 40 business ideas moms can start using their skills and expertise.

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–Barbara
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--Barbara

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Pardon My Dust

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It’s been a long, sloppy mess-of-a story, not to mention a longtime coming, but after Google temporarily disabled my blog -flagging it as spam- I have decided to hop on the 2009 train, and make the switch to WordPress.

I am frightened, and elated all at once. It’s growing pains, and all the responsibility and gripe that come along with it. My hopes, however, are that this move will greatly open up new opportunities for me, and for the site.

In the meantime, I thank you for your patience in my absence, and while I get this whole thing set in motion.

Reaching for the sky is scary, but always rewarding, no matter where you end up.

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--Barbara

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Start the New Year Off RIGHT: Curves FREE Consultation

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With a heavy heart, I admit it: I can officially say I’ve spent an entire year being fat! ¬†My son was born at the end of December (2011), and that baby weight just never really budged. ¬†Through a host of poor decisions, my level of fitness and overall health is simply not where I want it to be. ¬†The irony of the petite girl who had a size zero hanging off her bony hips barely able to fit in to post-post-pregnancy clothes — well, it’s just sad, really….

BUT my resolve for the new year is to change the way I live! ¬†In doing so, I have a plan in the works, which I will share with y’all soon. ¬†

In the meantime, most likely, getting in better shape is on YOUR list of resolutions, right?  Curves Complete wants to help you make this stick, with a FREE consultation, and then membership is only $12.95 a week thereafter.  
The consultation is absolutely FREE!  Your personal information is PROTECTED. 


Every day, women who thought they couldn’t get fit find out that they can at Curves. Burn up to 500 calories with our 30-minute workout, which combines strength training and cardio for a workout that works your entire body–from head to toe. It works every major muscle group and gives you results that last. Now’s the time to take the first step toward YOUR success.¬†

What hopes do YOU have for the new year?  How do you plan to make your goals reality in 2013?  Please feel free to share here.  Happy New Years, and all the best to each of you.  


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–Barbara
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{Plink} Get Rewarded for Shopping and Eating Out

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Get rewarded for eating and shopping at your favorite stores and restaurants. Join Plink and earn rewards from Amazon, iTunes, Home Depot, and more.  You’ll earn rewards at more than 35,000 locations nation-wide. Free to join, but (warning) it does ask for credit/debit card info. Register a Plink account today! 

Looking for some other great rewards programs? Try Ibotta and Shopkick — they’re still my two favorites, and are easy to use from the comfort of your phone! ¬†
 

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–Barbara
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Disney Princess Dresses – $7.99 each!!!

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If you’ve got a little princess on your gift list, head to your nearest Aldi’s store! ¬†They’ve got Disney Princess dresses for $7.99 each! ¬†From what I’ve seen, they’re all size 4-6x. ¬†Characters include Cinderella, Belle, Rapunzel, and Aurora (Sleeping Beauty). ¬†If you don’t have an Aldi nearby, check out the dresses available on Amazon.

Need I say, I’ve got one little girl who is going to be VERY happy after Santa stops by. ¬†ūüôā


Bonus? ¬†If you go to ride the Pink Pig at Macy’s, they have $5 off $30 coupons for Aldi’s when you buy your ride tickets.

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–Barbara
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Trying to Make Sense of a Terrible Tragedy

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My daughter is fond of waving her finger like a magic wand, and exclaiming “bippity-boppity-boo” to make the bad guys go away, to heal a hurt, to rid her room of monsters, or, essentially, to right any wrongs she perceives in her life.

I wish today I had a magic wand to wave over the nation.  

To erase the senseless tragedy that took away so many innocent loved ones, that took away the everyday moments in these families’ lives, that took away the fleeting sense of security we collectively felt in dropping our kids off at school. ¬†Alas, that is mere fantasy. ¬†What happened today was very real. ¬†All too real for parents around the nation, as we are lucky enough to administer extra doses of hugs and kisses to our precious children, while dozens of parents tonight simply grieve.

Prayers for the children & staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut.
This image is circulating on Facebook.
I don’t know who to credit, as I don’t know where/from whom they originated.

I wish I could wave a magic wand and make a clear, simple solution appear, to prevent this from ever happening again.

However, the solution(s) involved are much more complex, and none of them perfect, nor without sacrifice. ¬†Do we spend billions of dollars to retrofit our schools to take much more drastic security measures? ¬†Do we delve further in to the debate of gun control, in the slim hopes that these deadly devices won’t find their way in to the wrong hands again? ¬†Do we invest serious thought, money, resources, and exploration in to providing better mental health services to all in need?

Prayers for Sandy Hook Elementary
This image is circulating on Facebook.  
I don’t know who to credit, as I don’t know where/from whom they originated.

I don’t have the answers. ¬†Lord, I wish I did, and I wish they could be as simple as “bippity-boppity-boo”, but the sad reality is, there are no real answers here. ¬†Not now at least. ¬†Perhaps tomorrow, or a week, or even a month from now, when time slowly starts to heal and the¬†grief is just a wee bit less, we can begin to explore the answers, the solutions.

For now, for tonight, I continue to lift up in prayer the victims in Connecticut, the friends and family, the community, the nation as we continue to watch this mess unfold.  

Go hug your kids a few more times today. ¬†And, as I learned very early on, always say “I love you” to your loved ones. ¬†You never know when it may be the last time.

Good night, and God bless.

Hold Your Children Tight

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–Barbara
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Angry Birds "Real" Games for Under $10!

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I’ve found a few “real”¬†Angry Birds¬†games for the fans on your list, each for under $10. ¬†They each look cute, and easy for kids to play — and fun for adults, too! ¬†These would be great additions to your¬†family game night collection. ¬†I’ve got a nephew who’s going to be pleased this Christmas! ¬†Do you have any Angry Birds fans, too?


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Thanks, Frugal Coupon Queen for sharing about these great games!


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–Barbara
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