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Save BIG Money with DIY Home Improvements - Free Classes Will Show You How!




Lots of us are saving money by "doing it ourselves" and Home Depot and Lowe's are more than willing to help us out.

Home Depot offers free classes on laying floor tile, updating a bathroom, installing a faucet, painting, and many more home improvement projects. Click to learn more and find out when your local store is offering classes.

Lowe's offers how-to videos on its site here and is advertising "shop" classes for woodworkers beginning October 8th.

Both stores offer children's DIY projects for free. Please see my previous post for details on how you can sign up your children to do some fun seasonal projects.

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Special thanks to GalTime.com for the above video.

MomsWhoSave contributes money-saving deals to GalTime.com's homepage and DollarTime section every day! You can also find other money-savings ideas, videos, and articles there on everything from investing to saving to shopping and more. I'm proud to work with GalTime and all their fabulous contributors!


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Try on New Hairstyles and Colors "Virtually" -- It's Free!

Hairstyles, Celebrity Hair Styles and Haircuts | TheHairStyler.com. Try our new Virtual HairStyler: FREE for a limited time!

I fou
nd out recently that the website, The Hairstyler, is now free! They still have a paid option, but their free service, allows you to "try on" new hair colors and styles. There are other features on the site, but this is the service I like best.

I found it
a little tricky to find where I should add my photo so I could see the hairstyles on myself. You'll find this under the tab at the top that says "Makeover." Then click "Virtual Hairstyler" to upload your own photo. Below the photo, you'll find controls to resize and rotate your photo if needed.

Next, I clicked the "Navigator" tab on the box on the right sidebar to choose from various styles. I found I had to look around a bit to get used to the menus on this site, but for a free site, it's fun to play with new hairstyles and colors without the commitment of doing it "for real."

If you're thinking about a change, give The Hairstyler a try.

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I Took ONE Pair of Shoes on a 10-Day Trip -- Can You Guess What They Were?

We've been home from our ten-day trip back to the Midwest (where my husband and I are from) for about five days now. I think we're finally all unpacked and almost back to normal.

We flew with our two boys, who are 13 and nine, for the first time, and packing for the plane was difficult. It was especially hard to stay within United's 50-pound weight limit for checked bags, and figure out what we'd carry on the plane. Looking back, we would have been better off to buy a couple of extra carry-ons and not check anything. It cost $20 per checked bag each way, but we'll do better next time.

Anyway, I had to post about the ONE pair of shoes I brought on the trip. It saved room in the luggage not to pack extra shoes, they're super quick and easy to
remove at the airport, and they went with everything I wore while on vacation. (Well, there was one exception--I bought some "fancy" flip-flops to go with a sundress while I was there.) But, I did only bring the shoes on my feet on this trip.

What are these amazing shoes? My trusty black Crocs - mary jane style. I don't wear the big clunky ones, but I love this smaller style and I spent 10 days in them very comfortably.


And, no I didn't get a free pair for writing this (unless someone wants to send me some), I am not doing a giveaway, or being paid to tell you I wore these shoes every day for 10 days.

I just had to mention that I only needed this one pair of shoes and I was quite comfortable. I know some of you hate Crocs, but I live in mine, and had to say so, after some of the negative things I've seen lately.

I'll keep wearing them, and in fact, just ordered these flip-flops for my husband, and I'm thinking about this new style for myself.



Right now, Crocs has a buy one, get one 1/2 off sandals sale, and its outlet always has deals up to 50% off if you're already a Crocs lover or want to give them a try!

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MomsWhoSave has Partnered with GalTime!



GalTime, an online magazine for women and by women launched last month. It started as an idea by two veteran journalists, Susan Krivelow and Charlene Bert, to bring their experience in television and video production online.

They've brought together contributors from television and the internet, authors, doctors, and other respected professionals in their fields to cover topics as far-ranging as fashion and celebrity news, to health, career advice, and domestic violence.


MomsWhoSave is proud to join
GalTime as a partner in providing daily shopping deals on their home page and on their "DollarTime" page.

I hope you'll visit
GalTime.com to check out all the great articles and video content, register for amazing giveaways, participate in the discussion forums--and of course check out all the great deals from MomsWhoSave!

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