Now is the time to stock up on paper, pens and more!

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School office supplies.

I love notebooks, and pens, and printed folders – colorful office supplies in general. My childhood love of stationary and school supplies has stuck with me and results in an extra set of everything in my home office. As you can imagine, I love Back-To-School Sales!

From cheap go-to items, to new releases of different color patterns of everything office related, I enjoy hitting up Staples, OfficeMax/Office Depot, Target and others this time of the year.

photoAfter browsing through the weekly ads on Find&Save, my first stop was OfficeMax. They had a great sale on all of the basics for my son’s high school supply list. He ended up having to leave the store to go get a bite to eat so I can continue to browse around in peace.

From one-cent notebooks to a colorful array of Sharpie markers that were 50 percent off, I had great time adding…

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6 Tips for Getting Started on a Home Organization Project

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Summer is a great time for cleaning your house and tackling all those organization projects. No matter how much time you have to devote to the tasks at hand, your home, garage, and outdoor spaces can all benefit from a little TLC. Read on for some tips on how to make the most of your plans and find the best deals on your spring organization needs.

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1. Keep track of everything.

The humble list is your friend. Not only will it keep you on track where budget is concerned, it can help you be mindful of what you really need, which comes in handy during moments of shopping temptation.

Considering using an app like Evernote or Google Keep to organize everything from project ideas to shopping lists.

2. Make friends with Pinterest.

Not only does Pinterest allow you to visualize your organization projects, it is also an excellent tool for collaboration…

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5 Tips For Enjoying Summer In Your Own Backyard

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Summer is coming, and a great thing you can do for your family is to turn your outdoor space into a backyard oasis. Even if you are starting from scratch, turning your yard into a summer fun zone doesn’t have to break the bank. And with Find&Save, you can find great deals on all the items you need. Here are some great ideas to help you create a backyard retreat.

inflatable movie screen1. Set up a movie screen. Projectors are relatively inexpensive, and if you have the side of a house to project onto, then all the better! Sheets work in a pinch, but invest in a good projection screen if you think you’ll use it frequently. [Pictured: Outdoor Inflatable Movie Screen at Walmart]

2. Build a fire pit. There is something about a summertime fire that brings people together. Whether you want to create memories or relive some of your…

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Seven reasons why shopping in a store is better than online

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For every shopper that sings the merits of online shopping, there’s the customer that would rather spend money at local retail shops. But why? asks the online shopper. Don’t you like dragging items into a digital cart while wearing pajamas instead of, say, trying to wrangle a shopping cart through a brick-and-mortar store on a Saturday morning? About trying to find a decent parking space? To this the in-store shopper says: I still love shopping in the store much better than online. Let me count the ways.

1. Shopping is a visceral experience.

Shopping is a visceral experience.
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To borrow a line from Apocalypse Now: “There’s nothing like the smell of leather in the morning.” Or Chanel perfume in the afternoon. Or that lamb wool sweater you’ve been trying to decide all evening whether to buy or not. Feeling, smelling, and experiencing goods is the name of the game.

2. Socialization.

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Happy MLK Day!

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Why spying on your teen via Facebook isn’t working

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If you’re like me, you monitor your teen’s social activity pretty closely. I know my son’s Facebook username and password, and I have also seen text replies from him to certain “friends” saying, “dude, my mom checks my phone.”

Other accounts, I don’t check that carefully include Snapchat … honestly because I’m not that familiar with the service. I may not be the only parent in the same boat, and that’s probably why many teens are using services like Snapchat and Kik over Facebook on a regular basis.

According a report from iStrategyLabs, many teens left Facebook since 2011. To learn more about the report, read this article on Mashable.

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Proud to be DST! Happy Founders Day 2014 #DST101

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Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. celebrates 101 years of sisterhood, scholarship and service. On this day one year ago, I was in Washington, DC, at the sorority’s founding place – Howard University – to celebrate our centennial. It was truly an amazing experience. Today, I not only remember the groundbreaking work done by our Founders 101 years ago, I also remember a year full of unforgettable memories from last year’s celebrations.

Here is a brief overview on Delta Sigma Theta’s founding, from deltasigmatheta.org:

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 13, 1913 by 22 collegiate women at Howard University. These students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to those in need. In March of 1913, the Founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. performed their first public act. They participated in the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington, D.C.

Photo of the Founders painting in the lobby of Delta Sigma Theta's headquarters.

Photo of the Founders painting in the lobby of Delta Sigma Theta’s headquarters.

“Happy Founders Day” was trending on Twitter when I went online in the morning — and there were various posts all day across social media. Here are some of my favorites:

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