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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday.

Remember when I told you about the opportunity that was presented to me by The Money School of Delaware to teach a Blogging 101 class? Well, it happened…I did it, I taught a class last Wednesday at the Bear Public Library.

In 1983, I received my BS Degree in Elementary Education from Delaware State (College), but only taught 1 year of 3rd grade before leaving to work in Corporate America.  This was the first time since then of being back in a classroom…teaching…doing something that I’ve always loved to do.

I was on pins and needles for months in anticipation, reading everything I could online and from fellow bloggers as well as from the “Blogging for Dummies” book.  I was super excited to share what I had learned and prayed that all would go well.

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The class was full with 20 people registered, however, there were several no-shows but the walk-ins took their place making it a total of 18 participants.  “Not a bad turn out for a new class” stated the Library’s scheduler, which made me feel good.

I was a little nervous only because of the traffic delays that I had encountered trying to get there before the start time and upon arrival there were already 3 people seated.  After setting up the laptop with my PowerPoint presentation, I downloaded some Smooth Jazz from Pandora and waited until the start time of 6:30 pm. to begin.

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Do you know that saying, “I hit it out of the park”?  Well I did…it was an awesome evening, a lively and engaging group of woman ranging in ages from 15 to 60, mothers with daughters and small business owners all eager to learn the basics of blogging.  They asked great questions, participated by sharing stories and overall made this a memorable experience for which I’ll forever be grateful.

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It was my grandmother’s wish that I would someday return to teaching, so I know she was looking down on me with a smile.  Next month I’ll be presenting “Blogging for Small Businesses”, so it’s off to read and learn more, create a new presentation, download more Smooth Jazz and prepare to meet some new students.

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Have you ever had an opportunity to go back and do something that you truly loved to do?

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

The days are getting shorter and school started this week so I am lining up my recipes for the Fall.  Chicken is a staple in our house and this was an easy breezy “4 ingredient-less than 40 minute” recipe.

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Ingredients:

Chicken Breasts ~ Mozzarella Cheese ~ Minced Garlic ~ Fresh Spinach

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Rinsed chicken breast and placed on Wax Paper

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Covered with another sheet of Wax Paper and flattened with kitchen mallet

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Spread minced garlic and sprinkled with a little black pepper

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Layered with Spinach leaves and covered with Mozzarella Cheese

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Rolled Chicken Breasts and secured with wooden toothpicks

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Sprayed dish and tops of Chicken Breasts with Olive Oil Cooking Spray.  Placed in preheated 350~ oven for 30 minutes and was no longer pink.

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What is your favorite chicken recipe?

Linking up with Living Better Together – come on over to  find some other great recipes.

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Hello Friends and Happy Back to School 2013!

 Today my son starts his last first day back to school, entering as a HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR!!!

I watched the young kids in the neighborhood wait for the big yellow School Bus and had a lump in my throat because this is how it used to be on my son’s first day back to school…

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….now as I watched him leave this morning on his last first day of school the lump in my throat reappeared but for a totally different reason.

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Traveling mercies son!

Speaking of going back to school, I too will be heading back, but this time for just one day.  I will be returning to the classroom to teach a Blogging 101 class on Wednesday, September 4th sponsored by The Money School of Delaware.

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Back to…

 Money School Classes!  

Outlook and Opportunities

Tues., Aug 27 Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Kirkwood Hwy Public Library

 Steven Lucas, Edward Jones

Understanding Your Credit Report

Wed., Aug. 28 Time: 6-7:30pm

New Castle Public Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

Scams & Schemes: Dodging Financial Predators

Tues., Sept. 3 Time: 6-7:30pm

Elsmere Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

Lunch and Learn: Social Media 2013

Wed., Sept. 4 Time: 12noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Dinette Rivera, Rivera Business Development Group

 

Building Your Financial Future

Wed., Sept. 4 Time: 5:30-7:15pm

Dover Library

Rod Hausmann, Primerica

Investment Success without a Guru.

Wed., Sept. 4 Time: 6-7pm

Lamborn Library

William D. Starnes, CFP, MST, ChFC, Mallard Advisors

 

Blogging 101

Wed., Sept. 4 Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Bear Library

Antionette Blake, DEDivahDeals.com

 

Take Stock in the Market

Thurs., Sept 5 Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Kirkwood Hwy Public Library

Steven Lucas, Edward Jones

You’re Getting Divorced – Now What!

Mon., Sept. 9 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Newark Library

Susan Lehnerd, Mallard Advisors, LLC

Foreclosure Prevention

Mon., Sept. 9 Time: 6-7:30pm

Georgetown Library

Lisa Spellman, Department of Justice

 

A Mortgage Acceleration Review

Mon., Sept 9 Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm

Rosehill Commuinty Center

Jenine Mills, AGLA

Here’s to a wonderful Back to School year for all of us – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

My youngest will be entering High School as a Senior which means no more standing at the bus stop in the rain…he drives, and no more back to school shopping…he wouldn’t be caught dead shopping with his mother…besides he has his own Debit Card.

His last year in High School is bittersweet but it doesn’t mean I can’t go “Back to School Shopping” and take advantage of the end of the season sales.

I may not be doing this…

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But I can do this…

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Which is what I did at TJ Maxx and Burlington Coat Factory!

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Jessica Simpson Wedge Shoes @ TJ Maxx

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Floral Dress – $15.00

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Black & White Stripped Maxi – $19.99

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Unlisted loafers – $19.99

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Bandolino Blue Patent Leather Wedges – $19.99

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I didn’t purchase, but these Bandolino pumps were so comfy @ $24.99

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Leaving TJ Maxx I saw Barbie, a true fashionista, whose skirt and top were purchased at Nzinga’s Boutique.  A perfect outfit to wear out and about running errands or shopping (s/o to Steve aka Ken – lol)

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Next I drove down Naamans Road to Burlington Coat Factory at the Tri State Mall

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Maxi Dress – $14.98

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Floral hi-low dress – $6.98

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Infinity Scarf $5.98

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Infinity Scarf – $4.98

I also purchased a pair of CitiClassifed Pumps ($9.98) and Yellow Evening Bag ($7.98) – I love clearance racks just as much as thrifting!

Next year we will be paying College tuition so there will be no more Back to School Shopping for me, also bittersweet!

Have you done any Back to School shopping or taken advantage of the end of season sales?

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As with most stores, the fall fashions were in stock well before Labor Day to capture the back to school crowd as well as the excitement of updating our fall wardrobes. Rugged Wearhouse is a clothing store that has really stepped up their game. I remember years ago this store carried mainly jeans and t-shirts for young adults and school age kids, and although this is still their primary target the selection of women’s wear has greatly improved. To further entice the more mature buyer they recently introduced a Rewards Program. When you sign up online you will receive a card which is presented at checkout. The reward is $5.00 off your next purchase if you spend at least $25.00.
On this trip I did spend more than $25.00, and here are the items that I purchased.

Price point for these tops starts at $7.99

Career Clothing

Price point for these dresses start at $12.99

Shoes are a hit or miss, depending on when they get a shipment, I saw several pairs of boots but wanted to wait because I couldn’t remember what I already had in my closet. I did however, get these purple ones because I knew I didn’t have any in this color and I liked the funky heels!

Shoe price point varies, these were $9.99

Accessories galore starting as low as $.99 cents.

I purchased 2 necklaces for $1.49, a pair of earrings and bracelets for $3.99 each.

Scarves and purses start at $4.99

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Today was the first day of school for al-Malik and needless to say, he was not excited about boarding that bus this morning….kept whining something about wanting a car….in his dreams and my nightmares!!!  Time sure does fly, after today I only have 1 more chance to get that “first day of school” picture, then he’s off to college!!!  Where does the time go…I miss my babies 😦

Hubby started back to school yesterday, he’s a Student Advisor in a Middle School.  When I got home and asked how his day was, he was like…”oooh you know how it hard it is going back….” NOPE…cause I don’t get 3 months off in the summer buddy!!!!  I have a house of whiners!!!!

Skirt – Goodwill// Top – Goodwill// Bracelets and Necklace – Jewelrymax.net//Rings – Jewelry box//  Purse – Family Dollar// Pumps – The Shoe Dept// Sandals – Target (soon to be donated to Goodwill – they hurt my feet!)

YA HEARD???

Just in time for back to school, beginning Sunday, 8/26, Dollar Tree will start accepting manufacturer’s coupons! Big news because all items sold in Dollar Tree stores are just $1, which means you’ll be able to get name brand products at an even greater discount by using coupons! 

Here is their new coupon policy:

*Manufacturer coupons ONLY, no retailer specific coupons; example Target, Wal-Mart, etc.
*No photo copy of coupons.
*Limit 2 Internet coupons per transaction.
*Do not accept coupons for “FREE” product or coupons where the amount for the product is blank.
*Coupons must be presented at time of purchase and can not be redeemed for cash at a later time.
*We will accept coupons subject to their terms only; such as expiration date, size and limitations.
*Coupon will not be accepted without the purchase of the item specified on the coupon.
*Coupons cannot be redeemed for more than the purchase of the item specified on the coupon.
*Only 1 Manufacturer coupon will be accepted per product in transaction.
*Coupon must be intact, not altered or modified in any way.
*Coupons are for in store purchases only.


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