Wed.Feb 12, 2020

Update on my rhinoplasty, 3 years later

The Frugal Girl

I hadn’t planned to do any more posts about my nose, but I’ve gotten a couple of messages asking about it lately, wondering how the nose job is holding up. And since I like to do posts that cover what you guys want to know about, well, here we are. Wait, you got a nose job? Kind of.

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Stop Packing These 5 Things

Shereen Travels Cheap

I used to pack a bunch of things when I traveled. Over the years, I've learned what is a must and what should stay home in order to get the most use out of it and allow me to carry-on my belongings and save baggage fees.

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Parenting Pointers: Netflix Docu-series Babies

Motherhood Moments

Netflix is launching thre new series Babies. The new docu-series follows 15 international families that were filmed over the course of a year and it explores everything related to, well, babies, from helpless newborn to independent toddler.

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Acme Ad Scan 02/14/20 Thru 02/20/20 Is Here!

For the Mommas

Acme Ad Scan 02/14 thru 02/20/20! Here is the full Acme Ad Scan for the week of 2/14/20! Checkout the best Acme Deals that you can score next week in this ad and start clipping and printing your coupons to stay ahead of the game! Please note: Prices and select sale items may vary by location.

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3 Communications Basics that Build Confidence

Motherhood Moments

Easy tips to feel more resilient and controlled—or, at least, exude the image that you are By Merilee Kern, MBA Communication is ingrained in every facet of life, yet many struggle with fear, insecurity and general ineffectiveness when they find themselves eye to eye with someone to present ideas, address complicated situations, express feelings, negotiate or just “sell them self”—all whether in a personal or professional context. According to Megan Rokosh, a global business communications expert with over 12 years’ of agency public relations, media and creative strategy experience, “Some people are paralyzed with fear at the very thought of taking an idea and communicating it, both in the workplace and in their everyday life. However, confidence can be significantly bolstered by heeding even a few simple strategies—some basic fundamentals and essentials—that can improve one’s poise and self-assurance.and results of the endeavor at hand.” Here are three of Rokosh’s confidence-building communications requisites: 1. Craft situation diffusion dialogue. Create an assortment of “go-to” statements you can have at-the-ready to handle awkward or hard situations and moments. These are assertions and declarations that you know work well and that you can whip out quickly when needed. For example, if you are late to a social outing, rehearse saying “I’m so sorry I kept you waiting, my rule is when I’m late, all the drinks are on me.” Or, when you’re at a loss for words, you can assert, “I could have sworn that I packed my tongue today” and lighten the moment. Having such short statements up your proverbial sleeve helps to avoid stumbling your way through awkward moments. 2. Give in to vulnerability. Vulnerability often equals likability and they are indelibly connected—so use that truth to your benefit! There’s not much more off-putting than arrogance, and seeming vulnerable can make you more relatable. If you’re nervous and kicking off a meeting, tell your audience to “be gentle with you” and have a quick laugh to loosen everyone—and yourself--up. Self-effacing humor can be a powerful tool. Or, if you’re having a difficult time understanding something, you can say, “I’m so sorry if I’m holding us up here, but would you mind explaining one more time?” Your contrition will surely endear. 3. Address adversities head on. You will undoubtedly face times at work and at home that require you to address something difficult. Although challenging and scary, the situation usually must to be addressed to be effectively resolved. Great leaders always speak up and you should, too! Make clear from the beginning that you intend to hear and consider the other person’s side, stating something like, “Your perspective is valid and really want to hear what you have to say, but first, please allow me to share my thoughts.” followed by a the suitable words. This will give you the floor, hopefully uninterrupted, since the other party has been given the assurance they’ll have a chance to present their side as well. As goes without saying, this discourse should be in person versus via text or email whenever that’s a possibility. There are times when a call or in-person meeting is just the right thing to do and where words, inflections and expressions if face-to-face will be far more impactful and meaningful. Rokosh also reminds us that the world’s best communicators are trained. “It’s very that an incredible communicator hasn’t put in extensive work toward their oration skills so they can speak eloquently, pause in powerful silence when appropriate, address very difficult media questions, etc.,” she notes. “It’s important to remember that, while some people are inherently talented communicators, for many (if not most) becoming a confident communicator requires learned skills. It’s one simple strategy like those above built upon each other, and proactively putting them to use, that will get you where you want and need to be.” As an advice-doling expert, Rokosh doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk. Having worked with many high profile global organizations and consulted with C-suite executives from nearly every industry, she’s created hugely successful platforms founded on effective communications. This includes working directly with top-tier media like Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Ad Age, Adweek and scores more. Rokosh was even invited to partake in the elite "Business of Media, Entertainment and Sports" program at Harvard. So, if effectively communicating is an area of insecurity for you, if you find yourself being held back by the fear, or if you just want to amp up your existing communications prowess, try Rokosh’s three easy tips above to feel more resilient and controlled—or, at least, exude the image that you are. As the Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List,” Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist and futurist. As a prolific branding and marketplace trends pundit, Merilee spotlights noteworthy industry innovators, change makers, movers and shakers. This includes field experts and thought leaders, brands, products, services, destinations and events across all categories. Connect with her at www.TheLuxeList.com / Instagram www.Instagram.com/LuxeListReviews / Twitter www.Twitter.com/LuxeListEditor / Facebook www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList / LinkedIN www.LinkedIn.com/in/MerileeKern This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading!

Printable Coupons Roundup 02/12: Save On ZYRTEC, Maybelline, Stonyfield & More

For the Mommas

Printable Coupons Roundup 02/12: Save On ZYRTEC, Maybelline, Stonyfield & More. Here is the roundup of the Newest Printable Coupons of the day. Save up to $42 with these latest coupons that include brands like ZYRTEC, Maybelline, Stonyfield & More. All these coupons are preclipped for you.

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Book Nook: Dark Agents

Motherhood Moments

I recently had a chance to review a new graphic novel, Dark Agents, Book One: Violet and the Trial of Trauma , which comes out in March, and is designed to arm teens and young adults with the tools they need to improve mental health.

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Parenting Pointers: Scientific Hacks for Tackling New Year's Resolutions

Motherhood Moments

It’s already February. Valentines decorations are out and the spring is being forecasted by the elusive groundhog. We are settling right into this New Year. So here’s a question, how are your New Year’s resolutions going?

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Whole Foods: 2 Dozen Roses – Only $19.99 (Prime Members)

For the Mommas

Whole Foods: 2 Dozen Roses – Only $19.99 (Prime Members). Whole Foods Market is having an amazing offer this Valentines! Prime Members can score two dozen roses from Whole Foods for just $19.99 thru 2/14. If you aren’t an Amazon Prime member, now would be an awesome time to join!

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Book Nook: Caleb and Shallow

Motherhood Moments

Passionately written and filled with memorable characters, Susan Troutt’s “Caleb and Shallow” continues her legacy of providing books for young readers that are filled with both humor and heart. For her 9th publication, Troutt felt inspired to write this story after her 8-year old grandson came up with names for the characters. From there, the story of 12-year old Caleb and a golden retriever named Shallow came to life.

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Rite Aid: Nivea Lip Care ONLY $1 Each Starting 2/16

For the Mommas

Rite Aid: Nivea Lip Care ONLY $1 Each Starting 2/16. Check out this new Rite Aid deal that we got for you. Starting 2/16, Nivea Lip Care is priced at $2 each. Combine this price with a $2/2 Nivea Lip Care Products coupon insert to bring your final price down to ONLY $1 ecah! Checkout this deal.

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Book Nook: Parable of the Brown Girl

Motherhood Moments

Parable of the Brown Girl introduces readers to true stories of resilience, struggle, and hope held by young women of color to reveal profound cultural and spiritual truths. Thought -provoking and celebratory,?Parable Parable of the Brown Girl?is is a powerful example of how God uses the narratives we often ignore to teach us the most important lessons in life. It's time to pay attention. Excerpted from the introduction: Jesus Christ did some of his most valuable teaching in parables.

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Amazon Code – Score Wowok Play Kitchen Sink Only $17.50

Coupon Dad

Amazon Promo Code – Save 50% on Play Kitchen Sink. Kids love “helping” There is an Amazon promo code that will save you 50% off on this play kitchen sink. What fun this will be. Use the Amazon code 50X1WGLD good through February 29, 2020.

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Amazon: Get 3 for the price of 2

For the Mommas

Amazon: Get 3 for the price of 2. Right now on Amazon, you can get 3 select movies, books or games for the price of 2.

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AutoZone Promo Code – Get 20% Off $100 + FREE Shipping

Coupon Dad

AutoZone Code – Get $20 Off Order. Do you like doing your own vehicle repairs and upgrades? Well, there is a great AutoZone promo code that will get you 20% off your order of $100 or more. That’s $20! Use the AutoZone code TAXTIME at checkout and shop through the link to get this deal.

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Save on Gillette and Gillette Venus | As Low As $6.29

For the Mommas

Save on Gillette and Gillette Venus | As Low As $6.29. In the Amazon deal of the day 02/12, you can save on Gillette and Gillette Venus Products. Deals starts as low as $6.29 and get FREE Shipping on orders over $25.00 or with Amazon Prime Orders.

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ShopRite 4 Day Digital Coupon Event – $0.99 The Farmers Hen Organic Eggs, $1.99 Jimmy Dean Bacon + More

Living Rich with Coupons

Here is another great deal! ShopRite has a great 4 day sale starting today Wednesday 2/12 through 2/15. Save $1.50 On Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise When you Buy ONE (1), Any Variety, 24 to 30-oz. jar or 20-oz. squeeze btl. Expires: 02/15/2020 Save $1.00

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Kroger Coupon Matchups & Deals (02/12/19)

For the Mommas

Kroger Coupon Matchups & Deals (02/12/19). Hey Kroger shoppers! Here are the Kroger Coupon Matchups & Deals for the sales running for the week of 02/12-02/18. Here is what you can find in savings with the coupons matched up for you. Friday & Saturday Digital Deals.

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What is Coupon Stacking?

Couponing 101

You have multiple coupons for the same product, but you can’t use all of them… or can you? While you can’t always use multiple coupons for the same item, you can combine some coupons, and the results are often phenomenal. Coupon stacking can help you save big.

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CVS: SkinnyPop Popcorn ONLY $1.50 Each Starting 2/16

For the Mommas

CVS: SkinnyPop Popcorn ONLY $1.50 Each Starting 2/16. Starting 2/16, CVS has a great deal on SkinnyPop Popcorn 4.2-5.3 CVS has it for only $3 each plus you can add $1/1 SkinnyPop Ready To Eat Popcorn coupon insert to bring the price down to $4.00.

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FREE Gerber Cloth Diapers 10 pack at Walmart! {Top Cash Back – New Members}

Living Rich with Coupons

You can get FREE FREE Gerber Cloth Diapers 10 pack from Walmart! All you have to do is go through Top Cash Back – which we’ve been using successfully for years! How to get your Free Cloth Diapers Head over to Top Cash Back and Click GET OFFER NOW Purchase any Gerber Newborn Baby Prefold.

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Frozen Food Coupons: Save up to $54.00

For the Mommas

Frozen Food Coupons. Get the coolest discounts on your favorite frozen foods. Save on my frozen food purchases with these Frozen Food coupons. Save $1.00

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Quaker Instant Oatmeal Express Cups for $0.85 Each Shipped

Stretching A Buck

On Amazon right now you can get these yummy Quaker Instant Oatmeal Express Cups, 4 Flavor Variety Pack, 12 Count for just $0.85 per cup! Here is how: Choose Quaker Instant Oatmeal Express Cups, 4 Flavor Variety Pack, 12 Count for $14.99. Clip the 20% off coupon dropping the price to $11.99.

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Weis Coupon Matchups & Deals (02/06-02/20)

For the Mommas

Weis Coupon Matchups & Deals (02/06-02/20). Here are your NEW Weis Coupon Matchups & Deals for 02/06-02/20. These offers are valid for this week too. We have lots of awesome deals going on this week, you can View the FULL Weis Ad Scan for 02/06-02/20.

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Alex and Ani Elephant Rafaelian Silver Bangle Bracelet for $16

Stretching A Buck

On Amazon right now you can get this nice Alex and Ani Elephant II Rafaelian Silver Bangle Bracelet for just $16 – a 43% savings ! This will ship free with Amazon Prime or qualifies for free Super Saver Shipping with a $25 purchase. Find more great Amazon Deals here.

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ShopRite: Gift Card Deal – $10.00 Moneymaker Starting 2/16!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Gift Card Deal – $10.00 Moneymaker Starting 2/16! Starting from 2/16, Select Gift Cards are on sale at ShopRite. When you purchase $50.00 of any Gift Card at ShopRite you will get a $10.00 OYNO catalina coupon. This is a good way to score $10.00 in FREE groceries.

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60? Name Signs only $39.99 on Jane.com {Orig: $79.99}

Living Rich with Coupons

Have you been wanting this for your nursery, your kids room, anywhere? This is the time to buy! Get 2 Huge Names that are a total of 60 inches wide for only $39.99 – that’s a seriously steal! They normally go for $79.99 (or more depending where you buy!) You can choose from 3 fonts.

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Giant: Hidden Valley Ranch Dip JUST $1.29 Each Thru 2/13!

For the Mommas

Giant: Hidden Valley Ranch Dip JUST $1.29 Each Thru 2/13! We have a great deal to make savings at Giant. Hidden Valley Ranch Dip is priced at $2.79 Plus we have a $0.75/1 Hidden Valley Ranch Dip coupon insert to use on this deal that will make the final price just $1.29

Preview of the Best Deals at ShopRite Starting 2/16

Living Rich with Coupons

ShopRite Preview Deals 2/16 – Here are the ShopRite Preview Deals for next week to help you start prepping for your shopping trip! This is just some of the hottest deals we quickly found. The full match ups with stock up price checkmarks will be posted on Saturday. View the Ad for next week.

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ShopRite: Nature’s Bakery Whole Wheat Fig Bars JUST $0.99 Each Starting 2/16!

For the Mommas

ShopRite: Nature’s Bakery Whole Wheat Fig Bars JUST $0.99 Each Starting 2/16! Starting 2/16, ShopRite has Nature’s Bakery Whole Wheat Fig Bars priced at only $2.49 In addition to this, we have a $1.50 ShopRite digital coupon to use on this deal that will make your final price ONLY $0.99

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Poparazzi Nail Polish Only $0.50 at CVS! {Unadvertised Deal, No Coupons Needed}

Living Rich with Coupons

Looks like an unadvertised deal on Poparazzi nail polish at CVS! Now through 2/15, you will receive $4 ExtraBucks Rewards when you buy 2 Poparazzi nail polish (limit 1). These are priced at $2.99 or 2/$5 (mb2) in my local store. You can pick these up for just $0.50

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Newest Printable Coupons 02/12: Save On ZYRTEC, Maybelline, Stonyfield & More

For the Mommas

Newest Printable Coupons 02/12: Save On ZYRTEC, Maybelline, Stonyfield & More. Good Morning! Here are the Newest Printable Coupons of the day. Save up to $42 with these latest coupons that include brands like ZYRTEC, Maybelline, Stonyfield & More. All these coupons are preclipped for you.

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55% off Skip Hop Toddler Backpack – Dinosaur & Unicorn

Living Rich with Coupons

I’m dying at how cute these little backpacks are for your toddler! Get 55% off Skip Hop Toddler Back Packs in Dinosaur OR Unicorn!

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Rubbermaid Press & Lock Easy Find Lids Food Storage Containers ONLY $17.99 (Reg $40)

For the Mommas

Rubbermaid Press & Lock Easy Find Lids Food Storage Containers ONLY $17.99 (Reg $40). Keep your food fresh for a longer time in these Rubbermaid Press & Lock Easy Find Lids Food Storage Containers 42 pieces that are available for ONLY $17.99, down from $40 at Walmart.

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Carmex Lip Balm Just $0.29 at ShopRite!

Living Rich with Coupons

Through 2/15, ShopRite has Carmex stick, tube and tin Lip Balm on sale for $0.79. We have this Save $.50 50 On Carmex Lip Balm When you Buy ONE (1) Original or Healing 0.15 ? 0.35oz. Redeem up to 4 offers for a total of 4 pkgs. in a single order., ShopRite eCoupon, exp. 02/15/2020. Read More.

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Macy’s: Up to 60% Off Valentine’s Day Sale

For the Mommas

Macy’s: Up to 60% Off Valentine’s Day Sale. Be sure not to miss on this Valentine’s Day Sale at Macy’s. Get 35-60% off on select styles with promo code LOVE. Plus enjoy Free Shipping with $75 purchase + Free Store Pickup.

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59% off Lip Smacker M&M Lip Balm Party Pack

Living Rich with Coupons

Great for Easter Baskets! Get 59% off Lip Smacker M&M Lip Balm Party Pack at Amazon CHOCOLATE PARTY: Your favorite M&M’s Brand Chocolate flavored lip balm—perfect for collecting and sharing! Moisturize and soften lips with lip smackin’ flavor and shine.

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