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Maximize Your Savings Online

in 3 easy ways… Online shopping is so convenient. You can be anywhere and with the click of a button, make purchases for almost anything. As an avid shopper who’s also frugal, I am always searching for ways to save money. 01 Google Shopping I check Google Shopping to compare prices across online retailers before…
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Healthy (Natural) Hair

Ayurvedic hair care What does ayurvedic mean? Ayurvedic is the traditional, holistic approach of medicine and body care that is based on diet, herbal treatment, and yogic breathing. As a woman of color with natural hair, maintaining healthy hair can be a bit of a struggle. Our hair is so unique and typically an assortment…
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Start your Business in New Jersey

If you’re reading this, there is a good chance you have a great product or service idea and just don’t know how to start your business. In the last four months, I have started two businesses, All Things Swain, LLC, and Swain Things, LLC. Honestly, the process was overwhelming at first until I began researching…
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Lunch Chronicles

   Preparing for school and work each night is an ordeal in my home. With 4 school-age kids, 1 child that goes to a sitter, and 2 adults, the amount of money and food we go through just on lunch alone is CRAZY! One of the biggest problems with packing meals for everyone is…
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Modest Finds

  This blog here is a collection of modest apparel and accessories for children and women. I will include boys items as I see them but since boys items are typically easier to find, it won’t be my priority. Disclosure: Many of the links in this blog are affiliate links. This means if you click…
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Making time for Fitness

About 1 month ago, I joined a weight-loss challenge hosted by a dear friend of mine. In the beginning, I focused on just trying to eat better. I renewed my subscription to Weight Watchers (WW) just in time to take advantage of a promo that included a free Weight Watchers Bluetooth Body Analysis Scale. I…
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Minority Stories

Kids learn and live through books. I LOVED reading as a child. I always had a book with me or picked up one wherever I was. I started this catalog of books in my quest to give my children more books with minority characters or by minority authors. I’m sure there are many more books that…
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My favorite kitchen appliances

Alright, I admit I have a small appliance addiction and I am working on it. NOT!!  I currently have 3 multi-cookers, an Power Air Fryer XL, rice cooker, popcorn machine, Nutri Ninja Personal Blender (BL482), food processor and spiralizer, waffle maker, stand mixer, Omega Juicer (J8004), cappuccino/espresso maker, toaster, microwave, etc. By far, my favorites are the air…
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